Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Paramilitary Violence


In Chicomuselo, they march against armed groups that impose mining

Hundreds of people marched in Chicomuselo to demand an end to the violence and a halt to paramilitary groups that seek to impose mining in the region. By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Hundreds of men, women and children…

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They commemorate the Acteal Massacre with a procession and 45 black crosses

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Acteal, Chiapas In front of “the sacred mountains as witnesses,” the survivors and heirs of the victims of the massacre that occurred here 25 years ago stated that they have always struggled “for a dignified and just…

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Acteal infamy, 25 years in memory

By: Hermann Bellinghausen* San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas A quarter of a century ago, on December 22, 1997, the direst of omens were fulfilled for the communities of Las Abejas and the support bases of the Zapatista National Liberation…

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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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Cristóbal Sántiz is free, more than 2 years after his arrest

The community defender was arrested when leaving work in San Cristóbal de Las Casas by officials of the Chiapas Attorney General’s specialized police By: Yessica Morales El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba)…

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They deny return to those displaced from Santa Martha, and accuse them of killing 6

By: Ángeles Mariscal Residents of Santa Martha, Chenalhó [those who remain there), accused the group of more than 30 families that were displaced from that community of breaking an agreement for the distribution of lands and murdering six of their…

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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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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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