Sat, 29 May 2010
19.3 Mb. 128 kbps mono 22 minutes
Spanish Language (Espanol)
Luis Miguel Cano, Lawyer, addresses residents of several poor 'barrios' (suburbs) of the Mexican Federal District (most of Mexico City) who have been given two weeks to get out, with just a few weeks of rent in compensation, to make way for a ring road, and a subterranean tunnel under one of the few nature reserves remaining in the Federal District. The Mexican government handed this project over to private enterprise last year, when much of their own funding 'went missing'. Residents are being hounded out of homes that have been in the family for 50 years, with no alternative accommodation made available. Luis Miguel Cano, a Mexican lawyer who is challenging the legality of the forced evictions addresses local residents determined to resist, laying out the options, the tactics and steps to be taken to resist.