Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


Malverde in Chamula

Jesús Malverde is a historical folk hero in Sinaloa, a sort of Robin Hood or angel of the poor. He is worshipped as a saint and believed to perform miracles, much to the dismay of the Catholic Church. Although often…

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The Incessant Militarization of Indigenous Communities

Daliri Oropeza brings us an account of the ongoing process of militarization of indigenous communities, the effects it has on peoples and organized resistance to stop it. By: Daliri Oropeza There is a history of militarization of indigenous peoples in…

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Unpunished, the 2006 massacre committed by paramilitaries in Viejo Velasco

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The massacre committed 16 years ago in the Viejo Velasco community of Ocosingo municipality, where six people were executed, including a pregnant woman, “remains unpunished,” nine civilian organizations assured, among them…

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“Scooters” cause fear in San Cristóbal: 10 arrested

From the Editors of La Jornada Hundreds of residents of the Cuxtitali el Pinar ejido, who demanded the liberation of Pablo Pérez Sántiz, who is alleged to head a group of gang members that travel on motorcycles, now in prison…

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Chiapas motorcycle gang demands release of leader

From the Correspondents Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas – Supporters of Pablo N, alleged leader of the Los Vans motorcycle gang, which operates in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, and former director of the Sentiments of the Nation organization in the Chiapas…

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Chiapas: Violence and displaced persons cause fear of another Acteal

Lack of attention to land conflicts and the growing operation of organized crime groups translates into deaths, rapes and forced displacement of residents. By: Isaín Mandujano Civilian organizations, human rights defenders and religious people denounce an unusual increase in violence…

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U.S. judge rejects lawsuit against gun manufacturers, Mexico to appeal

By: David Brooks, Correspondent | La Jornada New York The Mexican government’s lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers for their responsibility in nurturing the illicit flow of firearms used by organized crime in Mexico was dismissed Friday by the federal judge…

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Human Rights and Militarization

By: Miguel Concha Democracy, simply put in Rousseau’s terms, is that popular and collective will, given to a legitimate person to represent and address the needs of the people for the common good. However, when this political model moves away…

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Cristóbal Sántiz is free, more than 2 years after his arrest

The community defender was arrested when leaving work in San Cristóbal de Las Casas by officials of the Chiapas Attorney General’s specialized police By: Yessica Morales El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba)…

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Guacamaya Leaks: The Narco uses 6 routes to move drugs through Chiapas

By: Alfredo Fuentes | El Sol de Mexico Organized crime groups that traffic drugs from Central America to Mexico and the United States use at least six routes that cross through Chiapas by land and sea, indicate documents of Mexico’s…

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