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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

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

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

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Mexico Decides: Obrador looks set to win presidency

Mexico President: High expectations as Obrador begins term

Mexico President: High expectations as Obrador begins term

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Mexico Decides: Lopez Obrador clinches landslide win

The UN, Ukraine and Russia

The UN, Ukraine and Russia

Sri Lanka’s Economic Emergency

Sri Lanka’s Economic Emergency

Russia’s Alleged Atrocities

Russia’s Alleged Atrocities

Across the Balkans : What does five more years of Aleksandar Vucic mean for Serbia and the region?

Across the Balkans : What does five more years of Aleksandar Vucic mean for Serbia and the region?

Polar Heatwaves

Polar Heatwaves

Pakistan’s Political Turmoil

Pakistan’s Political Turmoil

Ethiopia’s Fragile Truce

Ethiopia’s Fragile Truce

Moscow’s Military Strategy

Moscow’s Military Strategy

Russia and Ukraine Talk Peace in Türkiye

Russia and Ukraine Talk Peace in Türkiye

Imran Khan Under Pressure

Imran Khan Under Pressure

Yemen’s Complicated Conflict

Yemen’s Complicated Conflict

NATO: Responding to Russia

NATO: Responding to Russia

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