Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


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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Women victims of abuse in Atenco narrate police atrocities

By: Emir Olivares Alonso The women that denounced the Mexican State before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Coridh) for the sexual torture of which they were victims during the police operation in San Salvador Atenco [1] the early morning…

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The offensive of above, versus the movement below

Those of us who are the National Indigenous Congress (CNI); indigenous peoples, nations, tribes and barrios of this country, make a call to the indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Mexico, to the honest human rights organizations, to the communications media,…

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CNI | EZLN Solidarity and support for our brothers and sisters of the Wixárika people 

To the Wixárika People To the Peoples of the World Gathered together in the Constitutive Assembly of the Indigenous Council for Mexico at CIDECI–UNITIERRA, Chiapas, the indigenous peoples, nations, and tribes who make up the National Indigenous Congress and the…

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