Mexico: Lacandon Selva Conflict Grows

  title={Mexico: Lacandon Selva Conflict Grows},
  author={Bill Weinberg},
  journal={NACLA Report on the Americas},
  pages={26 - 31}
  • B. Weinberg
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Political Science
  • NACLA Report on the Americas
BY BILL WEINBERG The Cessna bush plane takes off from Ocosingo, where the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico slope down to the Lacandon Selva-the jungle. We leave behind paved roads and the electricity grid, heading into the verdant canyonlands of what remains a wild frontier, a stretch of jungle along the Guatemalan border only partly under government control. And we are flying into the deepest and most hotly contested part of it-the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve. An ongoing conflict over the… 

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