The working group Maleza crítica reflects on the “biocultural” perspective under which the project Chapultepec: Naturaleza y Cultura is articulated to reveal its instrumentalization to the detriment of the environment and the struggles in defense of the territory existing throughout the basin of the Valley of Mexico.
Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee, General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, Fourth declaration of the Lacandona Jungle, Mexico, January 1, 1996. Available here
Environmental management problems are present in the megaprojects undertaken by the current administration on a federal and local scale. In Mexico City’s metropolitan zone, we stand in solidarity with those weeds that resist the construction of a vehicular bridge on the wetlands of Xochimilco, the deforestation brought by the Suburban Train, and dispossession through gentrification happening in the Pedregales of Coyoacán, to mention a few of these projects. At a national level, we stand with those weeds that fight against the Tren Maya, the Proyecto Integral Morelos, the industrial corridor of the Tehuantepec Isthmus, the privatization of water, and minery.