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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 Decides: Obrador looks set to win presidency

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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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Evaluating the UN at 75

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Will The EU's New Migration Pact Solve The Crisis?

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Fighting For A Justice

Does The UN Need To Be Reformed?

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Afghanistan's Path to Peace?

EU Unveils 'Mandatory Solidarity' Migration Pact

EU Unveils 'Mandatory Solidarity' Migration Pact

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Talking To The Taliban

Battling For The Balkans

Battling For The Balkans

Evaluating Shinzo Abe’s Legacy, and Looking Ahead to Japan’s New Prime Minister

Evaluating Shinzo Abe’s Legacy, and Looking Ahead to Japan’s New Prime Minister

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Steps Down

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Steps Down

Could Germany Really Pull the Plug on Nord Stream 2?

Could Germany Really Pull the Plug on Nord Stream 2?

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