Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Triquis Inaugurate Their New Autonomous Municipality

Despite Attacks, Another Popular Assembly Emerges

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

January 28, 2007

The Triqui indigenous community of Oaxaca declared its autonomy on January 21, 2007 after the election of its municipal authorities. The election process required two months to complete. The new municipal president is José Ramírez Flores with vice-president Leonardo Merino, constitutional mayor Severo Sánchez and secretary Macario Merino. Six others were named to the new Council of Elders (Concejo de Ancianos).

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