Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Paramilitary Violence


Social decomposition and overflowing violence hit Chiapas

Above: A self-defense group named El Machete irrupted in Pantelhó last July. Photo: Elio Henríquez Tobar This is the first of Hermann Bellinghausen’s two-part overview and analysis of the current situation in Chiapas that led Subcomandante Galeano to say that…

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Moisés Gandhi autonomous community denounces armed attack from ORCAO

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Ajmaq Network of Resistance and Rebellion denounced that members of the Regional Organization of Ocosingo Coffee Growers (ORCAO, its initials in Spanish) “once again began armed attacks against the support…

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Comandante Machete: That the government recognizes our elected authorities and not Trujillo Morales!

The El Machete Self-Defense group asks the government to recognize its authorities and not Raquel Trujillo Morales Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano The El Machete Self-Defense group warned today that if “anything happens to” any of the three councilors…

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A Community Guard emerges in Simojovel

They threaten to “act” if the local government fails to comply with respect for indigenous rights and 7 demands By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, a self-defense group called the Armed Force of Simojovel [1] publicly…

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A second armed group emerges in Chiapas, to support El Machete

Photo: People of the Jungle, an armed group in Chiapas, emerges in support of El Machete (Screen Shot) The new armed group is called Gente de la Selva (People of the Jungle) and emerged in support of the El Machete…

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Exodus from Pantelhó due to political tension

Above photo: El Machete Self-Defense Forces of the People By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that at least 90 indigenous people from the communities of Nuevo…

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ORCAO, the paramilitary arm  

Above: The mural ORCAO destroyed in Ricardo Flores Magón autonomous Zapatista municipality By: Luis Hernández Navarro Just last September 11, two Zapatista authorities from the Patria Nueva good government junta, of Caracol 10 (Ocosingo), José Antonio Sánchez Juárez and Sebastián…

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The Chiapas hell

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Mexican southeast is key in the 4T’s political-territorial project. Three of its large megaprojects are located there: Train Maya, the Trans-Isthmus Corridor and the Dos Bocas refinery. Additionally, many resources for social programs are concentrated…

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Chiapas on the Brink of Civil War

Communiqué from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army Mexico September 19, 2021 To the People of Mexico: To the Peoples of the World: To the National and International Sixth: A Europe of Below and…

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Chenalhó armed group murders a member of the EZLN

By: Angeles Mariscal Above Photo by Ángeles Mariscal: Xuxch´en, Aldama, the hometown of Domingo, the Zapatista murdered by armed civilians from Chenalhó. Domingo was returning from San Andrés Larráinzar, with his family and other members of the communities that make…

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