Zapatista Intellectuals and Base Communities Discuss “Critical Thought and Capitalism”

Orsetta Bellani, Americas Program (Foto: O.B.)

Selena is 17 and her face is covered by a ski mask. She comes from the same community where Galeano, teacher and sergeant in the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) was born. Galeano was killed on May 2, 2014 by members of the government-allied organization Independent Central of Agricultural Workers and Campesinos-Historical (CIOAC-H). A few days after the death of the Zapatista, Selena was approached and threatened by the murderers of her fellow community member, but she was not afraid.

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Ecuador: Grant of TV license to indigenous causes both joy and división

Orsetta Bellani, El Reportero (Photo: O.B.)

After years of struggle, six indigenous Ecuadorian journalists managed to launch Micc TV, a television channel that now broadcasts four hours a day for a large audience. This way, the dream of the Indigenous and Campesino Movement of Cotopaxi (Micc), which integrates the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), became true. The success of Micc Tv is also symbolic: their antenna is next to the commercial channels and those of the state in the city of Latacunga.
Orsetta Bellani, contributor to El Reportero, met Jose Venegas, indigenous communicator Micc, who works at Micc TV.

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