On 16 February, the Collective for Collective Analysis and Information (CAIK) presented the documentary “To there you will move” regarding the Rural Sustainable Cities (CRS), a project promoted by the federal and state governments to combat marginalization and population dispersion. The documentary in question demonstrates that the project has not improved the situation for purported beneficiaries but rather has caused them new problems. This material which seeks to share counter-hegemonic information and to generate awareness includes multiple testimonies principally by residents of Nuevo Juan de Grijalva (Ostuacán) and Santiago el Pinar. It also includes interviews with governmental officials who work in the CRS project as well as television spots from the state-government.
For more information (in Spanish):
Ciudades rurales, proyecto que enmascara ambición territorial, La Jornada 18 February 2012
Mayan descendants struggling to cope in modern world, BBC News, 15 February 2012
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Chiapas: opening of new Sustainable Rural City in Los Altos (14 April 2011)