Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Kidnapping


Doña Rosario and the love of life

By: Hermann Bellinghausen How many times, due to whims of language, name is destiny. One day, Rosario Ibarra de Piedra stopped being only the mother of her children to become a symbolic mother and the motor of hundreds of mothers…

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Pantelhó and the videotaped [alleged] disappearance of 21 people

On July 26, 2021, in Pantelhó, 21 men were removed from their homes; the houses were burned and they were filmed while masked men tied their hands. Eight months later, they have [allegedly] not been located. Proceso Magazine By: Isaín…

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Altamirano, Chiapas: Mass kidnappings of opponents of the political machine

The 10 drivers released on March 22 provided this photo of themselves to El Heraldo. By: Isaín Mandujano In the municipality of Altamirano a paramilitary group linked to the Pinto Kanter family, the PVEM and the Alliance of Social Organizations…

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They release 9 of the 53 kidnapped in Altamirano  

Translation of the banner: August 14 Social Movement, composed of the union of barrios and ejidos, as well as social organizations and work groups say Enough of the kidnappings! Violence continues to escalate and may have reached a critical juncture…

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Violence returns to Altamirano, 27 kidnapped

Above: Smoke from Altamirano’s municipal palace last September After municipal offices were set on fire and ransacked, taxis were burned and people were kidnapped and held as hostages in the struggle to oust a former finquero family from municipal power…

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The Europe of Below and Aldama, Chiapas

In the streets of Vienna, a protest to demand the return of two kidnapped Zapatistas. By: Carlos Soledad* The state of Chiapas has become powder keg. On September 11, [2021] for example, members of the paramilitary organization ORCAO kidnapped the…

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Emergency Appeal: Stand with the Indigenous & Zapatista Communities to Stop the Paramilitary Violence

The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to join us in taking urgent action NOW to stand in solidarity with Indigenous and Zapatista communities in Chiapas. The Indigenous communities are being attacked by paramilitary forces in collusion with and support…

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Call on the Mexican government to stop & disband paramilitary war on Zapatista & Indigenous communities

End the Paramilitary War on Zapatista and Indigenous Communities Stop all megaprojects and extractive industries on Zapatista and Indigenous territories Para leer la versión en español, haga clic aquí: Alto a la guerra paramilitar contra las comunidades indígenas y zapatistas…

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Brief chronology of paramilitary violence in Chiapas

In the last several years, and escalating during 2021, paramilitary attacks on indigenous communities where civilian Zapatista supporters and sympathizers live have intensified and they have done so with impunity. In September, the EZLN warned that the paramilitary violence was…

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ORCAO, the paramilitary arm  

Above: The mural ORCAO destroyed in Ricardo Flores Magón autonomous Zapatista municipality By: Luis Hernández Navarro Just last September 11, two Zapatista authorities from the Patria Nueva good government junta, of Caracol 10 (Ocosingo), José Antonio Sánchez Juárez and Sebastián…

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