Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


Saint Greta and the day after

By: Hermann Bellinghausen It is in the nature of contemporary media and social networks that we waste time among the weeds to avoid the important. The forms of self-deception, pretexts and procrastination fill our hands, disguised as likes and dislikes,…

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The Maya Train could put biosphere reserves at risk

By: Angélica Enciso L. and Fernando Camacho Calakmul, in Campeche, because of its continuous extension of vegetation, is the second most important rainforest reserve of tropical America, after the Amazon. The Sian Ka’an area, in Quintana Roo, shelters a system…

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The indigenous struggle of today can be the last: Carlos González

Extinction of the indigenous peoples would also be the end of Mexico as a nation, warns the Nahua lawyer Carlos González, a member of the CIG-CNI. The struggle that the “Fourth Transformation” imposes on them is definitive, he maintains. They…

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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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