Plans to expand coal production and use run counter to the climate goals voluntarily adopted by the countries in the region and commitments made in the Paris deal.
Although basic public services have been restored, economic, commercial and educational activities have come to a halt.
Yucatán state of Mexico has become a new energy frontier in the country, while the indigenous population is fearful of losing out on their livelihoods.
Mexicans are increasingly using social media as a tool to discuss and protest.
The simultaneous price hikes for fuel, electricity and domestic gas sparked protests in a climate of discontent over growing impunity, corruption and social inequality.
For the fracking industry, good times will return when Trump is sworn in. In May he launched a plan for the first 100 days of his administration, which included giving a strong boost to the sector.
At a conference in Honolulu, activists, governments and others are discussing why it’s necessary to improve indigenous people’s participation in setting environmental targets.