Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


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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CIPOG-EZ denounces murders

[Below is the July 12 denunciation from the CIPOG-EZ that caused the cancellation of the caravan.] Communiqué given more murders and threats against promoters of the CIPOG-EZ and CNI delegates in Guerrero, while impunity, corruption and omission continue in the…

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4 more dead in Guerrero, caravan suspended

[Admin: Yesterday, July 12, we saw 2 comunicados posted on the website of the National Indigenous Congress; one of them from the CIPOG-EZ denouncing 4 more murders of its members in Guerrero and death threats against the CIPOG-EZ members who…

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AMLO in Guadalupe Tepeyac

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Tojolabal community of Guadalupe Tepeyac in Chiapas is emblematic. Not in vain, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a message to the Zapatistas from there last Saturday. Before some 300 campesinos, the president expressed his…

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