Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Murder


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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The United States: a violent neighbor

On the 2-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, as victims are still being laid to rest and remembered in Buffalo, and now another massacre in Texas, it seems worth reflecting how our neighbors in Mexico view these events….

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The Army’s Complicity and the Dangers of Militarization

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* In recent weeks, collectives of relatives of the disappeared from all over the country have been discussing the report presented last March 28 by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) for the Ayotzinapa case…

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Frayba: 437 attacks from paramilitary groups against the peoples of Aldama in March

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that in March it documented 437 attacks against communities in Aldama municipality, perpetrated by armed groups from the town…

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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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Las Margaritas marches for unity, peace and harmony

Several Chiapas news sources, Chiapas Paralelo and Pozol Colectivo, published reports about a pilgrimage that marched through the streets of the municipal seat of Las Margaritas on Sunday, March 20. After a February 24 confrontation between two “social organizations” that…

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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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