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Wixaritari Take a Stand
Indigenous community in the Western Sierra Madre takes back its stolen land from Mexican ranchers
By Tracy L. Barnett Posted in Guadalajara, Indigenous Peoples, Latin America, Mexico, Wixarika on October 3, 2016
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Tracy L. Barnett
Intercontinental Cry

A contingent of at least 1,000 indigenous Wixárika (Huichol) people in the Western Sierra Madre are gearing up to take back their lands after a legal decision in a decade-long land dispute with neighboring ranchers who have held the land for more than a century.

Ranchers who have been in possession of the 10,000 hectares in question for generations say the seizure is unlawful and that they will not hand over the land — setting the scene for a showdown that observers fear may end in violence.

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