Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


Militarization in Mexico Advances with a Red Zone in the South-Southeast

By: Eugenia Lopez Translated by El Enemigo Común Militarism in Mexico is increasing. President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, along with the commander of the National Guard Luis Ramirez Bucio, at an August 13th press conference shared a document titled “The…

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They demand breaking up the armed groups in Chenalhó

By: Isaín Mandujano From this community in the Chiapas Highlands, indigenous people from a dozen communities that experienced a massive displacement in 2017, today asked the state and federal government to break up the civilian armed groups that operate in…

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The Mexican government apologizes to indigenous women raped by the Army in 1994

 “THEY PUNISHED US TO PUNISH ZAPATISMO” By: Angeles Mariscal The soldiers recognized them, when on June 4, 1994, Ana, Beatriz and Cecilia González Pérez and their mother Delia Pérez attempted to cross the checkpoint that the Mexican Army put up…

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Conflict grows in Chiapas over sociopolitical fights and insecurity

By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Municipal presidencies closed or looted, municipal councils (substitutes for the elected government) in localities where some significant political assassination has occurred (Oxchuc, Amatán, Arriaga, Chalchihuitán) and there is a dispute for…

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They broke the siege and extended their autonomous territory!

 By: Gilberto López y Rivas On August 17, 2019, the insurgent subcomandante Moisés, spokesman of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), published a historic communique in which this organization is accountable to the CNI-CIG, its spokeswoman, organizations, collective groups…

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The Mexican State will assume responsibility for the Acteal Massacre

Alejandro Encinas, assistant Secretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration of the Interior Ministry (Secretaria de Gobernación), reported that he would assume responsibility for the Acteal Massacre, which happened on December 22, 1997, which left 45 people dead, among them…

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Galeano: With the current government, it rains on wet for the original peoples

[A new communiqué entitled “Overture: reality as the Enemy” is available in Spanish on Enlace Zapatista (link below). When the English translation is available, we’ll post it. Meanwhile, here’s a summary from La Jornada.] By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De…

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The lives of indigenous Chiapas prisoners at risk after 132 days

The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba Center) made an urgent call to the authorities of the Chiapas government to immediately provide adequate medical attention to the prisoners on a hunger strike, in the Center of Social…

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Recovering Paradise

This documentary film tells the story of indigenous people in Michoacán, Mexico, who recuperated ancestral land in Santa María Ostula and suffered armed attacks as they constructed their autonomy. This screening is a benefit for the National Indigenous Congress and…

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Presidential message: to the EZLN?

By: Magdalena Gómez Two recent events contain a marked contrast. We’re talking about the interview that the President of the Republic conceded to the executives and reporters of La Jornada on the occasion of the first anniversary of his electoral…

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