Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Paramilitary Violence


The “new” war of conquest and defense of territory

By: Raúl Romero* Oscar Eyraud Adams, of the Kumiai people, was murdered on September 24, 2020 in Baja California. Jesús Miguel Jerónimo and his son Jesús Miguel Junior, of the P’urhépecha People of Ichán, were murdered on July 23, 2020,…

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Stop the paramilitary violence in Chiapas!

The Chiapas Support Committee sends its most heartfelt thanks to everyone who expressed their solidarity regarding the paramilitary violence in Chiapas by signing our protest letter to the Mexican Consulate. We also wish to thank those who contributed to our…

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Paramilitary attacks intensify in Aldama; “the government’s omission” continues

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tsotsiles: They hunt us at our jobs, on the roads and attack us in our homes Just last September there were six injured with firearms in Aldama, Chiapas, denounce the residents of Magdalena Aldama who introduce themselves…

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EZLN: We will go to find what makes us equal // despite oblivion, we live

Zapatistas will go to Europe to say that they continue in resistance and rebellion By: Hermann Bellinghausen The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) announced that in April 2021 several of their diverse delegations will travel…

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They injure a campesino in Tabak, Aldama, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In the midst of incessant gunfire attacks against the Tsotsil communities of Aldama, Chiapas, this morning Artemio Pérez Pérez, 25, was wounded in the chest in the community of Tabak, of which he is a native. The…

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Aldama, Chiapas, reports 8 armed attacks in 24 hours

By: Elio Henríquez,  Tuesday, September 29, 2020 https://www.jornada.com.mx/2020/09/29/politica/004n3pol San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The mayor of Aldama, Rodolfo López Gómez, reported that yesterday “reports were received about eight armed attacks with different caliber weapons” from different points in the…

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Aldama, Chiapas, lives threatened by paramilitaries

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tsotsil Maya residents of Magdalena Aldama, in the Chiapas Highlands, denounced incessant armed attacks from Chenalhó against many Aldama communities: “Today we reiterate once again that here in our town we live under threat, under the rain…

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Tila, political bosses, paramilitaries and autonomy

By: Luis Hernández Navarro For centuries, the Lord of Tila has been venerated with fervor. On the Feasts of Corpus Christi, the Holy Cross, in Holy Week and the miraculous renewal of January 15, thousands of devoted faithful celebrate him….

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Chiapas: the law of déjà vu

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Governments may change, but the counterinsurgency war against the people in Chiapas is ongoing; and judging by the events of recent months in the mountains of Maya territories, in 2020 it worsened on a scale not seen…

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Chiapas, the return of Paz y Justicia

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Terror returned to Tila, Chiapas, hand in hand with the resurgence of the paramilitary group named Desarrollo, Paz y Justicia (Development, Peace and Justice). One after another, armed attacks, assassinations, sieges and all kinds of aggressions…

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