Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Paramilitary Violence


CNI-CIG Denunciation regarding the harassment of CNI Chiapas compañeros

March 7, 2020 To the People of Mexico: To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion: To the National and International Sexta: To the Communications Media: To the Human Rights Organisms: To the Organizations in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth:…

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STATEMENT ON THE KIDNAPPING OF CNI MEMBERS IN CHILÓN, CHIAPAS

STATEMENT ON THE KIDNAPPING OF CNI MEMBERS IN CHILÓN, CHIAPAS, FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE DAYS OF ”WE ARE ALL SAMIR” February 26 2020 To the people of México: To the networks of resistance and rebellion: To the National and…

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190 people flee after armed attack in Chilón, Chiapas

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Around 40 families (190 people) were forcibly displaced from the San Antonio Patbaxil community, municipality of Chilón, because they were “attacked by armed subjects,” the Indigenous Rights Center (Cediac) and Fray…

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What is the gringos’ interest in Sonora: drugs or lithium?

By: Zosimo Camacho Will the United States soon stay on the sidelines of the world’s largest exploitation of lithium? Even when this deposit is a few kilometers beyond its southern border? Today, the largest lithium deposit on the planet in…

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They demand breaking up the armed groups in Chenalhó

By: Isaín Mandujano From this community in the Chiapas Highlands, indigenous people from a dozen communities that experienced a massive displacement in 2017, today asked the state and federal government to break up the civilian armed groups that operate in…

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Conflict grows in Chiapas over sociopolitical fights and insecurity

By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Municipal presidencies closed or looted, municipal councils (substitutes for the elected government) in localities where some significant political assassination has occurred (Oxchuc, Amatán, Arriaga, Chalchihuitán) and there is a dispute for…

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The Mexican State will assume responsibility for the Acteal Massacre

Alejandro Encinas, assistant Secretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration of the Interior Ministry (Secretaria de Gobernación), reported that he would assume responsibility for the Acteal Massacre, which happened on December 22, 1997, which left 45 people dead, among them…

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Recovering Paradise

This documentary film tells the story of indigenous people in Michoacán, Mexico, who recuperated ancestral land in Santa María Ostula and suffered armed attacks as they constructed their autonomy. This screening is a benefit for the National Indigenous Congress and…

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CIPOG-EZ denounces murders

[Below is the July 12 denunciation from the CIPOG-EZ that caused the cancellation of the caravan.] Communiqué given more murders and threats against promoters of the CIPOG-EZ and CNI delegates in Guerrero, while impunity, corruption and omission continue in the…

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4 more dead in Guerrero, caravan suspended

[Admin: Yesterday, July 12, we saw 2 comunicados posted on the website of the National Indigenous Congress; one of them from the CIPOG-EZ denouncing 4 more murders of its members in Guerrero and death threats against the CIPOG-EZ members who…

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