Electric light, like a ray of death for Huichol culture

Editorial about the investments made for electric cable installation throughout the Wixarika sierras during the presidency of Vicente Fox Quezada. In this case, it is argued that the alternative of solar panels is better because of its lesser ecological footprint and cost, but also because of the negative cultural implications of electrification.

"We live the trickery of progress and rentability. The value of "having" has overtaken that of "being". Nobody cares for the spiritual sustainability of the planet. The people of prayer, Tibet, the Huichols, are giving their death-rattle. Who cares?" 

Read the full Spanish-language article here.