Letter from indigenous Mexican man who was denied a US visa to receive an award for internet development

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:23:44 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

'Mariano Gómez is a 23 year old Tseltal from Abasolo, Chiapas, and a
member of the Ikta K’op Collective; he is being given an award by the
prestigious Internet Society for his work creating "a wireless Internet
and Intranet network that provided connectivity and access to
information to his community, which has no telephone or radio service,"
but will not be able to attend the awards in Los Angeles because the US
embassy has denied him a tourist visa.'

A beautiful letter.  Via Lauren Weinstein.

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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