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Will Mexico’s new president Lopez Obrador help the Chontal Maya?

The Chontal Maya are some of incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s biggest supporters. Lopez Obrador is from the area where the Chontal Maya have lived for centuries, the wetlands of Tabasco in southeastern Mexico. He started his career working for indigenous rights and helped the Chontal Maya get access to infrastructure, development and education. Lopez Obrador saw that the group was among the most impoverished in the country and yet they sat atop some of the most oil-rich land in all the country. 40 years later that land is being drilled for oil and many members in the community say that the state oil firm Pemex has polluted their lands and they are struggling to grow and crops and more and more people are being diagnosed with cancer. Guests Melissa Ortiz Masso – Business and Human Rights Resource Centre representative Bill Weinberg – Journalist and author

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Can the new Mexican president Lopez Obrador tackle corruption in Mexico?

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Mexico President: High expectations as Obrador begins term

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Mexico Decides: Lopez Obrador clinches landslide win

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AMLO' promises Mexico corruption crackdown as new president

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Kashmir’s Young Militants | Plastic Pollution | Insight into Idlib

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Is India’s Heavy-Handed Approach Pushing Some towards Militancy in Kashmir?

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Do We Need a Global Solution to Deal With Waste?

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Syrian Activist Says She is going to Syria to Become a Human Shield

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Should Wealthy Nations Deal With Their Own Trash?

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Why Did a Young Kashmiri Become a Suicide Bomber?

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Protests Continue as Algeria Fires More Bouteflika Allies

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Algeria’s Protesters Versus the Interim Government

The Case to Extradite Julian Assange

The Case to Extradite Julian Assange

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Egypt Faces Accusations of War Crimes in the Sinai

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Algeria’s Revolutionary Standoff | Assange: Unfit for Trial? | Egypt’s Alleged War Crimes

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