Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


Campaign for Las Abejas: End the Famine

Dear Friends and Supporters, There is a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Highlands of Chiapas; it involves 3,304 members of Las Abejas of Acteal. We are asking you to join the Chiapas Support Committee in supporting the indigenous people under attack….

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Tzeltal families displaced for two years demand returning to their communities

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Two years after the forced displacement of which they were victims, some 59 indigenous Tzeltal families from two communities in the municipio de Chilón, demanded that the state and federal governments intervene immediately…

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Immediate freedom for the Chiapas prisoners in struggle!

Since last May 21 of this year, fellow adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle: from the following organizations: La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia, La Voz Verdadera del Amate and Vineketik en Resistencia; maintain a hunger strike…

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Trump: fuel on the fire

[A Mexican perspective on what’s happening in the US] A La Jornada Editorial Nothing could be more provocative in the uncontrolled US social scene than President Donald Trump’s announcement of launching the armed forces against what he called “domestic terrorism”…

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Chiapas Indigenous prisoners infected with COVID-19 appeal to the IACHR

By: Angeles Mariscal With occasional medical attention and no medicine; that’s how the group of eight indigenous prisoners secluded in the San Cristóbal de las Casas prison and sick with the COVID-19 virus go through the worst ravages that COVID-19…

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More than 3, 300 on the verge of famine in Chiapas, Frayba warns

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chis (apro) The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) warned that more than 3,000 indigenous Tzotzils in a situation of forced displacement and members of other communities in the Highlands (Los Altos)…

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What’s the Military For?

By Raúl Romero* On Monday the 11th of May, a contract was published in the Official Journal of the Federation that makes the permanent Armed Forces available to carry out tasks of public security. The agreement, dated last May 8,…

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Prison and the pandemic: freedom, according to Chiapas indigenous prisoners

By: Al-Dabi Olvera * The Covid-19 infection of eight indigenous activists in a small San Cristóbal de las Casas prison and the subsequent outbreak of hunger strikes in prisons de throughout Chiapas, once again lift the veil from the structure…

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Displaced indigenous people, between aggressions from paramilitary groups and Covid-19

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than a thousand people displaced because of continuous violence in the Tzotzil municipality of Chalchihuitán [1], in the Highlands (Los Altos) of Chiapas, denounced another armed attack last May…

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Displaced from Los Altos of Chiapas, defenseless against the virus and armed groups

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In Los Altos of Chiapas, the displaced Tzotzils from Aldama municipality are in a doubly vulnerable situation. To the attacks from armed groups, tolerated by the state government, are added increasing health risks during the health emergency,…

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