Contributions to the process of constructing a national proposal for autonomy are related. International and constitutional aspects of autonomy are analyzed. A feminine view is provided as well. Significant cases of local autonomy and the struggle of indigenous peoples and their resources and environment in the face of a mistaken and badly planned government policy for the infrastructural development are presented.
Finally, the situation in Chipas is discussed before Aracely Burguete Cal y Mayor closes the book with an analytical chapter on the new ethnic conformation of the highlands of Chipas and the San Cristobal de las Casas, as a contextual framework for the autonomous tendencies and indigenous empowerment of the region.