Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Paramilitary Violence


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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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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Zapatista Community Denounces Dispossession and Harassment; Sees Hope in the Journey of Squadron 421

Above: Collective mural about the Journey for Life in the autonomous community of Nuevo San Gregorio. Photo: Sexta Grietas del Norte The community of Nuevo San Gregorio, in Zapatista Caracol 10, denounces the increasing harassment they are experiencing after being…

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Updates on Aldama: Residents vote amid shooting from Chenalhó

By: Elio Henríquez Excerpted from La Jornada San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas This Sunday (June 6) in Chiapas 120 municipal presidencies (mayors) were renewed. The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that as of Sunday…

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29 Soldiers “trapped” in Aldama, due to paramilitary fire

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Around 29 soldiers from the Base of Mixed Operations (BOM, its initials in Spanish) were trapped since 11 am this Friday in Cokó community, due to attacks from the Santa Martha…

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Paramilitary group deprives Pedro Lunez Perez of his life as the National Guard patrols nearby

FRAYBA ISSUES A CALL FOR SOLIDARITY! – The Mexican State fails to comply with precautionary measures granted by the IACHR in favor of the population of Aldama. – The federal and state governments submit to paramilitary violence in Chiapas. The…

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IACHR orders stopping the attacks in Aldama

By: Isaín Mandujano From Washington this Tuesday the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) ordered the government of Mexico to implement precautionary measures in favor of the indigenous families of 12 Aldama communities, who live under fire from civilian armed…

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Armed group releases Frayba human rights defenders

    By: Chiapas Paralelo The human rights defenders from the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), Lázaro Sánchez Gutiérrez and Victórico Gálvez Pérez, were released early this morning, after being kidnapped for more than 40 hours….

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