Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


Kana’antik k-lu’umo’ob: The Maya horizon

By: Francisco López Bárcenas June 21 is a very important day for the Mayas of the Mexican [Yucatan] Peninsula. It’s the date on which the Saq’ Q’ij, known as the Summer Solstice among the mestizo population, an epoch that denotes…

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Chiapas: they kill an ecologist and threaten his family members

By: René Alberto López Villahermosa, Tabasco Gunmen murdered with five bullets –one of them in the face– the environmentalist José Luis Álvarez Flores, 64, whose body was found Monday in the ejido Calatrava, municipality of Palenque, Chiapas, on a road…

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The Maya Train would threaten Palenque because of tourist overpopulation

By: Andrés Domínguez “The maximum capacity is 700,000 visitors, but we will adhere to our management program, which has already happened in other areas where the buffer capacity is exceeded and that has put the area at risk” Julio César…

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The 4T: politics for life or death?

By: Víctor M. Toledo The classic distinction in conventional politics between “lefts” and “rights” is being undrawn to give way to a new dilemma. Now it’s increasingly necessary and adequate to speak of “politics for life” and “politics for death.”…

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Puerto Madero, Chiapas, disappears due to climate change

By: Andrés Domínguez Chiapas would be one of the states most affected due to the increase of the average sea level. As a consequence, the beaches close to Puerto Madero would disappear due to the increase of the average sea…

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Chiapas communities maintain resistance against mining concessions

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The communities’ resistance has achieved stopping the operation of 111 mines authorized in Chiapas, which encompass around a million hectares (2.47 million acres), 16 percent of the state’s territory. An emblematic…

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The EZLN warns that it will not permit the Maya Train project to happen

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) said that it would not permit President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Maya Train project of death and dirty tricks to…

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The Maya Train will destroy the last lung of the Mexican Southeast

 By: Chiapas Paralelo and León Ávila León Enrique Ávila, a professor at the Intercultural University of Chiapas (UNICH, its Spanish acronym) indicated that the “Tren Maya” {Maya Train) project that will run through 5 states of the country will imply…

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Who is Alfonso Romo?

ALFONSO ROMO By: Luis Hernández Navarro It’s not just a smile for the photo. No. The gesture of satisfaction that is seen on the face of Alfonso Romo in Agromod is genuine. It’s the sign of the winner. He is…

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Permit for hydroelectric project in the Lacandon Jungle denied

SEMARNAT DENIES PERMIT for HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT in the LACANDÓN JUNGLE By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro)  The Secretariat (Ministry) of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) denied the Generación Enersi SA de CV company authorization to construct a hydroelectric dam…

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