Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Chiapas Tourism


They discover a stucco head more than 1,300 years old in Palenque

By: Susana D. Zamorano The finding of the first three-dimensional representation of the corn deity, in the archaeological zone of Palenque, Chiapas, a piece that is more than 1,300 years old, was announced this Tuesday by the National Institute of…

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Federal judge suspends work on Section 1 of the Maya Train

FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS SUSPENDING WORK on the PALENQUE-ESCÁRCEGA SECTION of THE MAYA TRAIN UNTIL the PANDEMIC ENDS  By: Isaín Mandujano A federal judge in Chiapas today granted the definitive suspension to indigenous Ch’ol facing the Maya Train project, for the…

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The San Cristóbal-Palenque highway is back and so is the resistance

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez The San Cristobal-Palenque highway is key to an elaborate tourism development plan, the Palenque Integral Center (CIP, its initials in Spanish), which includes a lush green jungle area in the northern zone of Chiapas, the Agua…

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Residents of San Juan Cancuc reject San Cristóbal-Palenque superhighway construction

By: Chiapas Paralelo  The Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite, its Spanish acronym) in San Juan Cancuc demonstrated a series of points in which they expressed their rejection of the realization of the superhighway project that goes from…

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The Maya Train would threaten Palenque because of tourist overpopulation

By: Andrés Domínguez “The maximum capacity is 700,000 visitors, but we will adhere to our management program, which has already happened in other areas where the buffer capacity is exceeded and that has put the area at risk” Julio César…

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Puerto Madero, Chiapas, disappears due to climate change

By: Andrés Domínguez Chiapas would be one of the states most affected due to the increase of the average sea level. As a consequence, the beaches close to Puerto Madero would disappear due to the increase of the average sea…

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Letter from the Zapatista women to women who struggle in the world

ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY MEXICO February 2019 To: Women who struggle in the world From: The Zapatista Women Sister, compañera: We as Zapatista women send you our greetings as the women in struggle that we all are. We have sad…

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Governors offer AMLO support for the Maya Train project

  By: Alma E. Muñoz Palenque, Chiapas President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador received support from the governors of the southeast states for executing the Maya Train [1] project in the region, thus detonating its development. With this work, which will…

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Permit for hydroelectric project in the Lacandon Jungle denied

SEMARNAT DENIES PERMIT for HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT in the LACANDÓN JUNGLE By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro)  The Secretariat (Ministry) of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) denied the Generación Enersi SA de CV company authorization to construct a hydroelectric dam…

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AMLO announces an expansion of the Maya Train project

By: Enrique Méndez and Nestor Jiménez President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the expansion of the project for the Maya Train, which pass through the states of Yucatán and Campeche, besides those of Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana Roo on a…

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