Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


Capitalism in criminal mode

By: Raúl Zibechi In Latina America a criminal or mafia capitalism is expanding geometrically, in whose practices the differences between formality, informality and crime dissolve, as Peruvian researcher Francisco Durand maintains and how he has previously analyzed the Argentine Marcelo…

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The wetlands in San Cristóbal, Chiapas, are worth more than a billion pesos and a city’s water

By: Ángeles Mariscal The La Kisst and María Eugenia Mountain wetlands, located in the municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, are at risk of disappearing. To assess the cost of the loss to the ecosystem services it now…

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Zapatistas do cleaning and maintenance on Huitepec Reserve

The sign also reads: “We struggle to defend Mother Earth. We are born in her, we grow up and we die in her. Natural protected area. EZLN, Zona Altos de Chiapas (Chiapas Highlands Zone). By: Chiapas Paralelo Support bases of…

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Wetlands invaders in Chiapas threaten officials

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Individuals who have been filling in the San Cristóbal wetlands for several months attempted to retain and intimidate officials from the environmental sector of the three levels of government who…

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Judge orders definitive suspension of work on Section 5 of the Maya Train

By: Patricia Vázquez Correspondent and La Jornada Maya In a hearing held last May 27, the first district court of Yucatán ordered the definitive suspension of work on Section 5 South of the Maya Train, from Playa del Carmen to…

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They install an internal working group on mountain wetlands critical habitat

By: Yessica Morales, Editorial Staff For almost a decade, citizen organizations have been denouncing the degradation of the wetlands that provide 70% of the water used in the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, located in southern Mexico….

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Maya Train: judge ordered the provisional suspension of construction on Section 5 south

The claim for amparo, filed by a group of divers, points to the absence of an environmental impact statement Infobae Newsroom April 19, 2022 A judge in the state of Yucatán granted the provisional suspension of Section 5 south of…

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Why we oppose the Maya Train

By: Gilberto López y Rivas On April 19, a letter titled “Why we oppose the Maya Train” was delivered to the President of the Republic, signed by more than 300 researchers of diverse disciplines, who self-define as follows: “We are…

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The right to consultation as a brake on dispossession

[Admin: This decision would seem to be a very important one for indigenous communities facing the imposition of large “development” projects.] Protest banner at the ammonia plant reads: “Stop the Ammonia Plant!” By: Francisco López Bárcenas Last April 6, the Supreme…

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The Caravan for water and an environmentalism of the peoples

By: Raúl Romero* Don Panchito turned 79 in January of this year. Doña Gloria is 62 and is an indigenous Nahua. Don Panchito and Doña Gloria live in the state of Puebla and are partners in life and struggle. Together…

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