THE COMMUNITY BUSINESS NUEVO SAN JUAN PARANGARICUTIRO (MICHOACAN, MEXICO).THE MODEL TO FOLLOW OR THE OBSTACLE IN DEVELOPMENT? (Meksykanskie Przedsiebiorstwo.. Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro... Model ..czy przeszkoda na drodze do rozwoju?)
Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro is an Indian community situated in the Purhépecha Indians region in the State of Michoacán in Mexico. In the 1980s a forest company was established there. Its structure was based on a traditional community organization on one hand and on the model of modern enterprise on the other. The company is now supported by the Mexican Government and by international organizations It is economically successful and has improved living standards of community members. It is recognized as a international model of community enterprise. However the social reality does not fit the ideal model. Conflicts, corruption, lack of democracy are the negative part of the phenomenon, which is not publicly discussed. The profits from the company are available only to a small group of people, which does not permit equal development.
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