Movements and Moments Morning Fog (El corazón de la neblina)
Doña Herminia Gutiérrez Valencia (1922-2008) was a crucial protagonist in the fight for life and dignity in Milpa Alta, located in the southeastern corner of Mexico City, where people are still resisting dispossession of their Nahua heritage and their lands. In 1980 Doña Herminia was elected as San Lorenzo Tlacoyucan’s representative in order to defend common lands. For more than 25 years, she fought courageously against illegal logging. “El corazón de la neblina” (Morning Fog) is her story.
By Alejandra Retana Betancourt and María José Retana