Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Murder


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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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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Guacamaya leaks: Sinaloa Cartel dominates in Chiapas

By: Omar Rivera | El Sol de México The Army recognizes that the Sinaloa Cartel is the one with a “presence in most of the state of Chiapas” and that maintains a territorial struggle against the Jalisco Cartel New Generation…

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Chenalhó, Chiapas, the struggle for land via the armed path

By: Ángeles Mariscal Seven days of constant attacks have passed, without the government being able to intervene to stop the confrontation that is being waged within the Santa Martha Chenalhó armed group, over the possession of 49.5 hectares of land….

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Armed group burns houses, murders opponents, displaces 32 families who flee to Polhó

By: Ángeles Mariscal This Tuesday marks six days since factions of the armed group that formed in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, in the Chiapas Highlands, have confronted each other. No authority of the three levels of government has entered the place,…

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Armed group in Chenalhó keeps a community under siege, and murders several residents

By: Ángeles Mariscal Since Thursday, September 29, an armed group of approximately 60 people in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, has kept the Atzamiló community, located within the same ejido, under siege; it killed at least four people, denounced residents. The events occurred because…

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Mexico III. Father Marcelo: “The earth groans the pains of childbirth”

Raúl Zibechi interviews Father Marcelo By: Raúl Zibechi “We are living something similar to the times of Jesus. The Romans had no mercy. The narco has no mercy,” says Father Marcelo Pérez, sitting in the dining room of the parish…

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Ayotzinapa, on the edge of the abyss

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Three events overlap in the Ayotzinapa Massacre. The central one is the savage aggression against students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College by organized crime, the military and police. The second one consists of…

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IACHR asks government for investigation and punishment in Aldama case

By: Angeles Mariscal Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Mexican government for “the commitment to arrest those responsible” for the armed attacks on the indigenous population of Aldama Municipality. The president…

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Organized crime increases in Chiapas, organizations accuse authorities of acquiescence

By: Angeles Mariscal An increase in drug trafficking and consumption, an increase in homicides and disappearances, regions with curfews imposed by armed people, constant armed attacks on entire communities; in Chiapas, the presence of organized crime skyrocketed, a situation that…

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