Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Narco violence


Chiapas: Violence and displaced persons cause fear of another Acteal

Lack of attention to land conflicts and the growing operation of organized crime groups translates into deaths, rapes and forced displacement of residents. By: Isaín Mandujano Civilian organizations, human rights defenders and religious people denounce an unusual increase in violence…

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Guacamaya Leaks: The Narco uses 6 routes to move drugs through Chiapas

By: Alfredo Fuentes | El Sol de Mexico Organized crime groups that traffic drugs from Central America to Mexico and the United States use at least six routes that cross through Chiapas by land and sea, indicate documents of Mexico’s…

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Armed group burns houses, murders opponents, displaces 32 families who flee to Polhó

By: Ángeles Mariscal This Tuesday marks six days since factions of the armed group that formed in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, in the Chiapas Highlands, have confronted each other. No authority of the three levels of government has entered the place,…

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They ask the UN to urge Mexico to respect indigenous rights

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Organizations headed by the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) requested that Cecilia Jiménez-Damary, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Organization on the Human Rights of Internally Forced…

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Chiapas and the Zapatistas face a dramatic increase in violence

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez When discussing the increased violence in Chiapas, it’s helpful to remember that there is a neoliberal effort underway, promoted by the World Bank, to bring indigenous peoples in southeast Mexico into the capitalist marketplace. The vehicle…

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Movements in the post-pandemic

By: Raúl Zibechi They toured the continent for months: Mexico, Colombia, Rio de Janeiro, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina. In all of them, similar situations are directly observed, which are added to the data that are arriving through other channels. Broadly speaking:…

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Guatemalan president unharmed after shooting incident near Chiapas border

The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, was not injured this Saturday in an armed attack on his entourage when he was leaving a village in the northwest department of Huehuetenango, a local radio station reported. “Shooting at the presidential entourage…

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Take Action: Pressure the Mexican government stop the paramilitary violence against Zapatista & Indigenous communities in Chiapas

Statement of Solidarity with the BAEZLN, FrayBa, and  BriCOs Turtle Island – United States of America  July 2022 To the Mexican General Consulates in the United States, We, the everyday people from below, the children, mothers, and elders, Native and…

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At least 850 families displaced by narco-violence in La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa

From the editors At least 850 families from the municipalities of La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas, have abandoned their homes because of the dispute between organized crime groups [1] for territory, authorities of the affected communities reported, who requested…

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Drug traffickers battle each other for more than 24 hours in the border municipalities of La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas

By: Ángeles Mariscal Residents of ejidos and communities fled into the mountains. Mexican Army personnel arrived hours later, arrested three people and seized weapons. On Thursday, July 14, residents of the municipality of La Trinitaria, located about 80 kilometers from…

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