Ramón Vera Herrera
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Fellow Since 1991
This profile was prepared when Ramón Vera Herrera was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
By not taking sufficient interest in the lives and culture of its indigenous groups, Mexico has permitted the silent exploitation, illegal imprisonment, and denial of basic services to a large number of her people. By not listening to what Mexican Indians have to say, Mexico is losing the opportunity to hear creative solutions to problems like environmental destruction. Ramon Vera is taking a stand on behalf of the Indian population and helping Mexican society to understand these cultures so that differences may no longer be seen as obstacles to greater equality.
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