Illegal Logging and its Dynamics of Violence Within the P'urhépecha Plateau

Ana Del Conde
Mexico currently occupies the fifth place in deforestation worldwide . Within this trade 60,000 hectares of both forest and rainforest are lost on a yearly basis through illegal logging. This situation has been the reality for the people in the P'urhépecha plateau of Michoacán, where, thanks to a series of legal vacuums, organized crime has found in illegal logging an additional trade to drug trafficking. Nevertheless, through the implementation of an autonomous government based on the
more » ... ha uses and customs, the municipality of Cherán is developing novel political and social strategies to control this situation.
doi:10.7275/r5vd6wcd fatcat:daym7zeoxvbmdmpqwe2jhj24fq