Caste War of Yucatán #In15Minutes

Canal Washington, D.C.

Have you ever heard about the Caste War of Yucatán? This historical event was a Maya rebellion against the government, landowners, church taxes, and land grabbers that lasted sixty years and went through long periods of peace, war, and foreign intervention in Mexico and North America.

On May 3, 2021 we commemorate the end of this conflict in 1901 and we take part in the official apology for the grievances caused to the Mayan Peoples. To learn more about this story of resistance we talked with historian Rajeshwari Dutt.