Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


The mayor of Pantelhó resigns, accused of links to criminal groups

By: Ángeles Mariscal Delia Janeth Velasco Flores, municipal president of Pantelhó, resigned her office amid protests from the population of that municipality, who accuse her and her husband, Raquel Trujillo Morales, the municipal president-elect, of co-participating in criminal groups linked…

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Indigenous Peoples, Narco-Violence and Paramilitarism

 Above: Tomás Rojo, Yaqui defender of territory and the rights of his peoples. By R. Aida Hernández Castillo In the last two months, Mexico’s indigenous movement has lost two of its most lucid and committed defenders of territory and of people’s…

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Propose an election through uses and customs in Pantelhó

By: Elio Henríquez Pantelhó, Chiapas Representatives of the 86 indigenous communities and 18 barrios (neighborhoods) in Pantelhó affirmed that during the first dialogue table with state and federal officials held this Tuesday they warned that: in that locality “the bad…

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The Consultation, the past that is the present

Squadron 421 on stage in Spain By: Luis Hernández Navarro The geography of Mexican horror had, at the end of the 20th century, a peak moment. Atrocity became a form of daily government. The terror established a new nomenclature. It…

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Pantelhó residents take over municipal council headquarters

Control. In the early hours of this Tuesday, residents took control of the municipal council’s offices. Above Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano PANTELHÓ Chiapas (apro) In plain view of the Mexican Army and National Guard (NG), thousands of indigenous…

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Thousands of indigenous people show support for self-defense group in Pantelhó, Chiapas

Above Photo by Ángeles Mariscal – “Our struggle is not political, but rather for life,” people of Pantelhó. By: Ángeles Mariscal Pantelhó, Chiapas The San José Buenavista Tercero community, located in the cañadas (canyons) of Pantelhó, became the meeting place for…

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Chiapas, from paramilitaries to organized crime

Above photo from a protest reads: “Pueblo Nuevo rises up and marches. No more armed groups, No more criminals, No more deaths and rapes… No more theft of municipal resources!” By: Luis Hernández Navarro In 2013, the successful businessman from…

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Aerial Zapatismo

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The first known attack of the Zapatista air force occurred at dawn of the century, January 3, 2000, on the outskirts of the Amador Hernández ejido, in the depths of the Lacandón Jungle. The second is about…

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Army enters Pantelhó but doesn’t arrest criminal groups; thousands of indigenous people escape

Above: The Armed Forces entered the municipal seat of Pantelhó Photo: Ángeles Mariscal By: Ángeles Mariscal July 12, 2021 Members of the Mexican Army and National Guard entered the municipality of Pantelhó, the place where indigenous Tsotsils, who define themselves…

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Pantelhó, narco-paramilitaries and indigenous self-defense

Above photo: Simón Pedro Pérez López By: Luis Hernández Navarro They executed Simón Pedro Pérez López at the market in Simojovel, Chiapas. The crime was the work of a professional. From a moving motorcycle, a hitman (sicario) shot him in…

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