Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


Words of the Zapatista communities on the Occasion of the March Against the Destruction of Nature

Above photo: EZLN, CNI and FPDTA in the climate strike protest in Vienna, Austria on September 24 In Vienna, Austria. In the voice of compañera Libertad, on September 24, 2021 Good afternoon. This is our own little word in a…

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Impunity of the Armed Forces faced with the climate crisis

By: Raúl Zibechi It happens with the weather like it does with almost all issues: minor data transcend, but the really important ones remain in the shadows. Thus, through abstractions, it might seem that those of us who inhabit the…

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The Maya Train’s development poles will destroy the richness, biodiversity and geomorphology of territories

By: Yessica Morales Ana Esther Ceceña, Coordinator of the Latin American Observatory of Geopolitics at the Institute for Economic Research, announced that given the Maya Train Comprehensive Development Project, the federal government proposes to reorder the productive, commercial, tourist and…

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San Cristóbal officials promote the plunder of Zapatista Huitepec Reserve

By: Ángeles Mariscal On Sunday, July 4, a group of individuals that call themselves “Guardians of the Huitepec Alcanfores Reserve,” entered into the zone of Huitepec, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, where support bases of the Zapatista Army of…

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Mining threatens the world’s most magical forest

 By: Yessica Morales Daniel Pineda Vera, a biologist, said that the humid mountain jungle, is today considered as “the world’s most magical forest,” and can be seen inside the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in Chiapas; in it are emblematic species…

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International companies have taken possession of more than 36 thousand hectares of land in Chiapas

Thousands of acres planted with oil palm Photo: Aldo Santiago López. By: Yessica Morales MAYAN COMMUNITIES in CHIAPAS DENOUNCE THAT OIL PALM TAKES WATER and LAND FROM THEM Slowly but surely, international oil companies have taken possession of more than…

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“The Supreme Court ruling against pig farms, a door for the protection of Maya ecology”

LAWYER: A NATIONAL EXAMPLE IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS THAT NATIVE PEOPLES USED TO LOSE Above is a government map of pig farms in the Mexican state of Yucatán. By: Blanche Petrich A score of Yucatán peoples listened carefully to the May…

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Supreme Court orders construction of a pig farm in Yucatán to stop

Photo: Homún residents protest against the pig farm Text by: Eduardo Murillo La Jornada | May 20, 2021 The construction of a mega pig farm in Homún, Yucatán, will remain stopped because the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation…

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They denounce ecocide in Chiapas at climate summit in the US

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Jovel Valley Environmental Network and the General Council of Colonias of the South and the Wetlands of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, sent a denunciation to the climate summit…

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The Maya Train: 3 new court orders stop its progress

A Yucatán judge determined that doubts exist about the real impact of the Maya Train on the environment. The decision suspends Semarnat’s authorization of the project with which, in fact, the work must be suspended for now. The Maya Train,…

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