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Oaxacan political leader Juan Romualdo Gutierrez Cortez talks to the gathering. FIOB delegates debate the organizations policies and leadership. The assembly of the Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations in Mixteca region of Oaxaca, one of the poorest areas in Mexico, where a large percentage of the indigenous population has left to work in the United States. The FIOB is a political organization of indigenous communities and migrants, with chapters in Mexico and the U.S. It advocates for the rights of migrants, and for the right not to migrate, for economic development which would enable people to stay in their country. - David Bacon - 2008-05-31
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