Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Chiapas Tourism


2 European cyclists murdered in Chiapas

CHIAPAS PROSECUTORS CORRECT INVESTIGATION: FOREIGN CYCLISTS DID NOT HAVE AN ACCIDENT; THEY WERE MURDERED By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas The state’s Attorney General took a turn in the investigation into the death of the German cyclist, Holger Franz Hagenbusch,…

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Massacre in San Juan Chamula

WITNESS: “IT WAS A MASSACRE!” Protest, violence and death They report some 20 injured by gunshots, as well as with machetes; they used guns By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Juan Chamula, Chiapas [1] “It was a massacre,” says a young witness…

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Indigenous win lawsuit against the San Cristóbal-Palenque Superhighway

ANNOUNCE COURT ORDER AGAINST THE SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS-PALENQUE SUPERHIGHWAY    From the Editors of Desinformémonos  The amparo [1] against the San Cristóbal de las Casas-Palenque superhighway project, in Chiapas was granted to the Tsotsil community of Los Llanos last…

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EZLN: And meanwhile in the partisan communities

ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY Mexico February 2016 To the compañer@s of the Sixth To whom it may concern Compas and non-compas: What we tell you comes from the very own voice of indigenous partisans that live in the different zones…

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Chiapas movement denounces megaprojects

[Below is a denunciation written by people of faith opposed to the government’s “development” plans for Eastern Chiapas because they will cause displacement of indigenous communities and harm to the environment and public health.] Movement in Defense of Life and…

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First Report by International Caravan

BRIEF SUMMARY of EVENTS in the SAN SEBASTIAN BACHAJON EJIDO since the DECEMBER 21, 2014 RECUPERATION of THEIR LAND  By: The “International Sixth Caravan” On December 21, 2014, during the inauguration of the Worldwide Festival of Resistances and Rebellions Against Capitalism, in Mexico, compañeros [1] from…

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September 2014 Zapatista News Summary

SEPTEMBER 2014 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY  In Chiapas 1. The EZLN Issued 2 Comunicados – The first is a joint demand with the National Indigenous Congress for the freedom of the Yaqui leader Mario Luna, arrested to repress the Yaqui…

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Opposition to Chiapas Super-Highway

CHIAPAS  INDIANS IN DEFENSE OF LIFE AND TERRITORY By: Gaspar Morquecho  Laguna Suyul, San Juan Chamula, September 7, 2014 A little more than 2,000 people, between boys and girls, men, women and elderly people met in Laguna Suyul, convoked by…

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The Plan Puebla-Panama Is Changing Chiapas

[This article has been updated to reflect the opening of the Palenque International Airport and an additional murder in the Agua Azul region (Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano), which is reported in the post below this*]  THE PLAN PUEBLA-PANAMA IS CHANGING…

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Indigenous Zapatista Supporter Murdered in Chiapas

ASSASSINATE YOUNG INDIGENOUS LEADER IN CHILON, CHIAPAS By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, March 22, 2014 Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano, adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle from Chilón municipality, was assassinated this Friday…

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