Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Organized Crime


Indigenous women of Chiapas close ranks against mega-projects

By: Isaín Mandujano ASSEMBLY OF THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHER EARTH AND OUR TERRITORIES. CHIAPAS, MEXICO Chapultenango, September 17 and 18, 2022 We embrace the Women and Peoples who struggle and organize. Women from the Zoque, North-Palenque,…

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Chiapas and the Zapatistas face a dramatic increase in violence

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez When discussing the increased violence in Chiapas, it’s helpful to remember that there is a neoliberal effort underway, promoted by the World Bank, to bring indigenous peoples in southeast Mexico into the capitalist marketplace. The vehicle…

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Movements in the post-pandemic

By: Raúl Zibechi They toured the continent for months: Mexico, Colombia, Rio de Janeiro, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina. In all of them, similar situations are directly observed, which are added to the data that are arriving through other channels. Broadly speaking:…

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Chiapas: Crimen organizado, violencia estatal y resistencia comunitaria

CELEBRANDO EL ANIVERSARIO 19 DE RESISENCIA DE LOS CARACOLES ZAPATISTAS Mesa de discusión virtual: 20 de Agosto, 5 pm (Pacific Time) – 7 pm (Ciudad de México) Con este diálogo celebramos el aniversario 19 de la fundación de los Caracoles…

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Chiapas: Capitalism, Organized Crime, State Violence and Community Resistance.

CELEBRATING THE 19th ANNIVERSARY OF RESISTANCE OF THE ZAPATISTA CARACOLES Webinar: August 20, 5 pm PT We will celebrate the 19th anniversary of the founding of the Zapatista Caracoles and Good Government Councils (Juntas de buen gobierno) and their extraordinary…

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Guatemalan president unharmed after shooting incident near Chiapas border

The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, was not injured this Saturday in an armed attack on his entourage when he was leaving a village in the northwest department of Huehuetenango, a local radio station reported. “Shooting at the presidential entourage…

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At least 850 families displaced by narco-violence in La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa

From the editors At least 850 families from the municipalities of La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas, have abandoned their homes because of the dispute between organized crime groups [1] for territory, authorities of the affected communities reported, who requested…

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Drug traffickers battle each other for more than 24 hours in the border municipalities of La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas

By: Ángeles Mariscal Residents of ejidos and communities fled into the mountains. Mexican Army personnel arrived hours later, arrested three people and seized weapons. On Thursday, July 14, residents of the municipality of La Trinitaria, located about 80 kilometers from…

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A Strategy up for Debate

By: Raúl Romero The tragic murder of the Jesuit priests Javier Campos and Joaquín César Mora and of the tourist guide Pedro Palma, [1] as well as the disappearance of two other people, has sparked the public outpouring of solidarity…

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Catholics march in 10 Chiapas cities demanding peace and justice

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas – Thousands of Catholics of the Diocese of San Cristóbal participated in what was called a Pilgrimage for Peace and Justice in at least 10 cities to protest the violence…

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