Indigenous Caravan Protests Land Dispute by Marching Across Mexico

A caravan of indigenous protesters marched through San Cristóbal de la Barranca, Jalisco, on May 4, after walking 300 kilometres over 9 days on their way to meet the Mexican President.

The Cronica Jalisco reported on Thursday that the caravan of approximately 200 members of the Wixárika people left on April 25 from San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlan and had traveled almost 350 kilometers.

The caravan intended to travel to Mexico City to demand a resolution to the land dispute, Lider 91.9 reported.

The Wixarika Caravan of Dignity and Awareness was demanding that 10,500 hectares taken by ranchers be returned to them, The Cronica Jalisco said. The land dispute has been ongoing for over 60 years, Informador reported. Credit: Werika Yuawi Hernández via Storyful

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