The state of Oaxaca in the south of Mexico


Oaxaca is one of the 31 states of Mexico and it is located in the south, west of Chiapas. Out of a total state population of 3.5 million 53% of the population lives in rural areas. [1]

The diverse indigenous population here accounts for 53% of Mexico's total indeginous population.[2] The rugged terrain and isolating mountains of Oaxaca has helped these cultures survive to a better degree today than others who experienced colonialization in Mexico. Today the indegenous people have a continued tradition of community self-government. Four of five municipalities in Oaxaca still govern themselves through communal assemblies, known as usos y costumbres, a decision making process that functions by consensus acknowledging people rather than political parties.[3]

The articles (and subcategories) below list various projects done in, programs and organizations operating in, writings about and resources for Oaxaca.

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