Community works together to enforce priorities in mining areas

In These Mexican Towns, Mining Resistance is Fertile. Communities share tips on how to ‘just say no’ to Canadian-based companies. Liam Barrington-Bush and Jen Wilton, Vancouver Tyee, October 4, 2013. Capulálpam practices a form of participatory democracy found in many indigenous communities in Oaxaca, known simply as usos y costumbres (traditions and customs). When communities retain traditional decision-making practices, they have a better chance of resolving internal differences and enforcing their local priorities.

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