resistencia civil a las altas tarifas de la luz
The movement of resistance to the payment of high electric power rates in Mexico, made up of community and neighborhood organizations, was born over 20 years ago. The increasing privatization of the public service by the Federal Electric Commission (CFE) in the hands of transnational companies, especially Spanish, and the continuous and arbitrary increase in rates, has led to a greater coordination of struggles on a regional and national level.
In the state of Chiapas 45% of the country’s hydroelectric energy is generated, which is exported even to Central America. The communities in resistance of Chiapas, independently from the state, have their own electric tecnicians, purchase and install transformers and light posts and send a clear message: “We will not pay for electricity until the San Andres Accords are met”, which were signed between the federal government and the EZLN in 1996, and which deal, among other things, with the control of natural resources.
THIS IS THE WAY OF THE RESISTANCE OF THOSE OF US WITH AWARENESS!
FOR MOTHER EARTH AND OUR FAMILIES WE RESIST – THIS STRUGGLE IS OURS!