Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Murder


Paramilitaries murder a resident of Aldama and injure a Zapatista

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Lorenzo Gómez Ruiz, an indigenous resident of Aldama municipality, was shot to death this Monday by paramilitary groups in Santa Martha community, Chenalhó municipality, the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human…

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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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CIDE and the Acteal Massacre

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Repeating it is inevitable. One more anniversary of the Acteal massacre approaches, in which 45 indigenous people from the municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, were savagely murdered by paramilitaries. The massacre is a wound that cannot heal….

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Mexico’s attorney general investigates the murder of Chiapas journalist Fredy López Arévalo

Photo taken from the Facebook page of Fredy López Arévalo In 81 % of the cases involving the murder of journalists in the last 10 years no person has been prosecuted, according to the Global Impunity Index of the CPJ…

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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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Narco-governments and organized crime add to the repression in Chiapas

Above: Presentation of the El Machete Self-Defense group, in Pantelhó, Chiapas, last July – Photo: Image taken from YouTube This is the second of two articles from Hermann Bellinghausen that gives an overview and analysis of the current situation in…

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Comandante Machete: That the government recognizes our elected authorities and not Trujillo Morales!

The El Machete Self-Defense group asks the government to recognize its authorities and not Raquel Trujillo Morales Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano The El Machete Self-Defense group warned today that if “anything happens to” any of the three councilors…

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They demand forming a municipal council in Altamirano

Above Photo: La Jornada – In an assembly held on September 24, hundreds of residents of Altamirano, Chiapas, demanded forming a municipal council, thereby rejecting that Gabriela Roque Tipacamú, of the Green Party, govern the place.  By: Elio Henríquez San…

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Chenalhó armed group murders a member of the EZLN

By: Angeles Mariscal Above Photo by Ángeles Mariscal: Xuxch´en, Aldama, the hometown of Domingo, the Zapatista murdered by armed civilians from Chenalhó. Domingo was returning from San Andrés Larráinzar, with his family and other members of the communities that make…

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