Cuitlahuac Lina Lina Ramos, Ivan Lina Ramos
Dec 18, 2020
Revista Catalana de Dret Ambiental
The defense of the autonomy of indigenous peoples in Latin America has a particular manifestation, in the preservation of the territory, often understood, from the relational ontologies of these peoples, as a space for material and symbolic social construction. This particular form is the defense of food sovereignty under the framework of the international standard of the right to the environment and the ontological-epistemic tensions about the notion of territory. The jurisprudence of the inter-american Court of Human Rights provides a floor for discussion on the meaning of territory, based on these ontologies, to discover how it is related to the notion of the environment and the importance of these factors in the preservation of the community existence of the peoples, with special reference to the nahua people of malacachtepec momoxco in mexico city, which has shown, from this framework of understanding, a special resilience to face the covid-19 epidemic.