No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy

By Josie E. Davis

The archives are stuffed with the how-to’s and what ifs of globalization and the often unsuccessful attempts to resist it.  But here, in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, we find a map of village persistence amid “signposts of globalization” as translator and grassroots organizer Wendy Call follows over a decade long response to “El plan de Ochoa,” the Mexican government sponsored Megaproject to instill new highways, shrimp farms, and a handful of development projects affecting farmers, schools, forests, and fishing communities across the Isthmus region. Continue reading