Mexico's Indigenous People with Jorge Fernandez MendiburuMore info
Since the Zapatista uprising in the mid-1990s, the human rights of Mexico’s diverse indigenous communities have risen to global attention. Jorge Fernandez Mendiburu is an attorney with Indignacion, a Yucatan NGO which works with Mayan communities to defend their land. Jorge has represented a Mayan community of bee-keepers whose honey has been contaminated by GMO-laden pollen from experimental fields owned by the Monsanto Corporation, winning an order that the government should have consulted with the Mayans before issuing a permit to Monsanto. This event is a part of our Eyes on Mexico speaker series.