Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Paramilitary Violence


Shelter in Solidarity: Support the Zapatista Communities

Dear Family & Friends of the Chiapas Support Committee, WE ARE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US —during one of the most challenging of years— in people-to-people solidarity with the Zapatista communities. The pandemic provides one of the most revolutionary of…

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The terror in Chiapas communities doesn’t stop: Red TDT

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Upon concluding a three-day tour through communities of the North, Highlands and Coast of Chiapas, members of the Civil Observation Mission, composed of organizations belonging to the All Rights for Everyone…

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Chenalhó Paramilitaries injure Aldama resident with gunshots, the mayor denounces

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, members of “paramilitary-style armed groups” in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, shot and injured an inhabitant of Aldama, Mayor Adolfo López Gómez reported. “Andrés Jiménez Pérez, 39, a native of San Pedro…

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November in Aldama

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In November, the coffee trees of Aldama, Chiapas, wear red. The aromatic cherries reach their optimum maturity. Right then, growers must collect the beans by hand, one by one, leaving the green ones for later. If…

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Chiapas: War and Peace

By: Raúl Romero On November 8, around 3:30 pm, Felix Hernández López – a support base for the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) – was returning to his home when he was attacked by 20 paramilitaries belonging to the Regional…

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Attack on humanitarian aid group in Chiapas; a bullet injures a nun

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In a direct attack on a humanitarian aid group for the displaced Tsotsils from Aldama, the Dominican nun María Isabel Hernández Rea, 52, known as Chabelita in Chiapas indigenous communities where she has worked for many years,…

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ORCAO’s armed attacks on Zapatistas in Lucio Cabañas

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Regional Organization of Ocosingo Coffee Growers (ORCAO, its initials in Spanish) and a “group of armed people seek to impose a daily and permanent state of war” against the Zapatista…

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Paramilitaries kidnap a Zapatista

Frayba demands that the authorities liberate Félix López, EZLN support base [1] By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) asked the Mexican State to intervene “immediately for the…

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Caravan heads out to deliver support to Zapatista communities

By: Elio Henriquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Members of organizations, collectives, and individuals, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, traveled this Thursday to the communities of Moíses Gandhi and Nuevo San Gregorio in the autonomous…

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Chenalhó asks for 50 million pesos to end the conflict with Aldama

By: Isaín Mandujano Indigenous Tsotsils in Santa Martha community, Chenalhó, asked for 50 million pesos to cede 32.5 hectares of land to their adversaries in Aldama, as well as 200,000 pesos for each one of their dead and 100,000 pesos…

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