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Community Empowerment in Southern Mexico

May 2016

When Ben Achtenberg and his wife Emily joined the Grassroots International delegation to Mexico, he brought his camera and an eye for picture-taking, along with a deep history of engagement with global movements and political activism. You can read more about Ben’s observations on his blog (Caring for Survivors of Torture), starting with “Indigenous farmers are protecting a way of life and a vital resource for the future….”

See Ben’s full post on his blog, with a snippet below:

“My wife, Emily, and I recently had the opportunity to visit a number of indigenous farming communities in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, as part of a delegation from Grassroots International, a small foundation that supports these and other projects in a number of countries around the world, ‘advancing the human right to land, water and food.’ The photos in this post were taken during that trip…”

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