Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Paramilitary Violence


Chiapan demons

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The lifeless body of Ignacio Pérez Girón appeared on the side of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez-San Cristóbal free highway (in other words, not the toll road). It had signs of torture. Two days earlier, on May 4…

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For life and against war in the Zapatista communities

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Today is being carried out in national territory, and in various countries of the solidarity world (among them, France, Spain, Greece and the United States), a day against the militarization of Zapatista territories and communities,…

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CNI-CIG-EZLN communiqué on the violence against the original peoples

To the peoples of the world To the networks of support for the CIG To the national and international sixth To the communications media The passage of neoliberal capitalism is marking its steps with the blood of our peoples, where…

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The CRAC-PF goes after the killers from Los Ardillos

By: Sergio Ocampo Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero Members of the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities-Founding Peoples (CRAC-PF, its initials in Spanish) are going to capture 100 hit men at the service of the Los Ardillos criminal group in at least…

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2 More Indigenous leaders murdered in Guerrero!

COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE INDIGENOUS and POPULAR COUNCIL OF GUERRERO – EMILIANO ZAPATA (CIPOG-EZ) ON THE RECENT MURDER OF OUR BROTHERS BARTOLO HILARIO MORALES AND ISAÍAS XANTECO AHUEJOTE Twenty days after the cowardly murder of our brothers Lucio Bartolo Faustino and…

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EZLN and CNI-CIG denounce the kidnapping and murder of 2 CNI members

COMMUNIQUE FROM THE CNI-CIG AND THE EZLN ON THE COWARDLY KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF COMPAÑEROS FROM THE EMILIANO ZAPATA POPULAR INDIGENOUS COUNCIL OF GUERRERO The National Indigenous Congress [CNI], the Indigenous Governing Council [CIG], and the Zapatista National Liberation Army…

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Residents denounce uncontrolled paramilitary violence in Chenalhó

By: Hermann Bellinghausen At least 25 deaths, dozens of injured and thousands of displaced is the recent result of a conflict caused by the civilian armed groups in Santa Martha, municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, against families of Zapatista support bases…

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Radiography of Chiapas in the 4T

[The system of political and economic bosses (caciques) that Hernández Navarro describes in this article dominated Chiapas at the time of the January 1, 1994 Zapatista Uprising and was a factor leading to that uprising. Now, even the non-Zapatistas are…

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El dolor de Acteal (Acteal’s Pain)

By: Luis Hernández Navarro A young woman carries in her hands the photograph of a little six-year old girl framed in wood. It’s a portrait of Silvia Pérez Luna. In the lower part can be seen the date of her…

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Displaced return to Chavajebal

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The more than 1,700 indigenous people displaced from the community of Chavajebal, El Bosque municipality, for fear of being attacked by an armed group, returned to their homes this Saturday, after…

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