Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


UN condemns deaths due to the attack on displaced Tsotsils in Chiapas Highlands

By the Editorial Staff MEXICO CITY The Mexico Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights of (UN-HR) lamented the loss of human lives “as a consequence de los continuous attacks of armed groups” against the indigenous civilian…

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Frayba denounces new forced displacement of 90 families in Chiapas

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center (Frayba) denounced that a civilian armed group of Chenalhó provoked the forced displacement of some 90 Tsotsil families from a community in the neighbor municipality of Aldama,…

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Massacre in Cacahuatepec, Guerrero

By: Luis Hernández Navarro State police arrested Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz with excessive violence. They took him to a hill close to the community of La Concepción, in Cacahuatepec, with his head covered with a T-shirt, and they beat him…

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Las Abejas: The government “legalizes the war of extermination”

By: Hermann Bellinghausen and Gloria Muñoz Acteal, Chiapas “The government wants to legalize our death,” says Guadalupe Vázquez Luna, who speaks from the back part of a farm truck facing those who walk in the procession, more than a thousand…

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Paramilitaries continue shooting at us, the displaced lament

In Chalchihuitán fear and dispossession live and breathe in 4,000 displaced By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Pablo Chalchihuitán, Chiapas “We don’t believe that negotiation is even useful. Just yesterday they fired shots in Pacanam, the problem has not ended,” says a…

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Agrarian Court rules in favor of Chenalhó in Chiapas territorial conflict

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) After the Unitary Agrarian Tribunal (UAT) ruled in favor of the communal wealth of Chenalhó, the state and federal governments offered 300 houses and 15 million pesos to compensate the five thousand people…

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Four children and 2 adults displaced from Chalchihuitán die from cold and hunger

By: Blanche Petrich Four displaced children died from cold and hunger last week in the icy spots of Chalchihuitán, in the Chiapas Highlands. Two adults also died, according to what the municipal president municipal of that municipality, Martín Gómez Pérez,…

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There is a worrisome inability to govern in Chiapas

IN CHIAPAS “THERE IS A WORRISOME INABILITY TO GOVERN:” ACADEMIC By: Hermann Bellinghausen Being a situation latent and encouraged for years, since last October, when an age-old conflict over boundaries between the Tsotsil municipalities of Chenalhó and Chalchihuitán sharpened to…

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Narco-politics in Chiapas, a time bomb that increases the risk of another massacre

  By: Blanche Petrich Three weeks ago, the parish priest of Simojovel, Marcelo Pérez, started to tour the steep trajectory of at least four hours that goes from his parish to the border communities between Chenalhó and Chalchihuitán, in Los…

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7,000 displaced due to violence in Chiapas

VIOLENCE AND DISPLACEMENTS ESCALATE DUE TO THE CONFLICT IN CHIAPAS A Special Report by: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) The director of the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), Pedro Faro, warned that another massacre like…

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