Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


Pedro Uc, language and territory

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Pedro Uc Be is by far one of the most important indigenous intellectuals in Mexico. Maya born in the community of Buctzotz, Yucatan, 90 kilometers northeast of Merida, he is, simultaneously, poet, educator, theologian, translator of…

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Campaign for Las Abejas: End the Famine

Dear Friends and Supporters, There is a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Highlands of Chiapas; it involves 3,304 members of Las Abejas of Acteal. We are asking you to join the Chiapas Support Committee in supporting the indigenous people under attack….

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Federal judge suspends work on Section 1 of the Maya Train

FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS SUSPENDING WORK on the PALENQUE-ESCÁRCEGA SECTION of THE MAYA TRAIN UNTIL the PANDEMIC ENDS  By: Isaín Mandujano A federal judge in Chiapas today granted the definitive suspension to indigenous Ch’ol facing the Maya Train project, for the…

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The invasion of African palm into the Lacandón Jungle

By: Mongabay Latam In Boca de Chajul, a small community of Marqués de Comillas municipality, in Chiapas, Rafael Lombera has seen large expanses of the Lacandón Jungle disappear and it has been principally —he says— due to the custom of…

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Immediate freedom for the Chiapas prisoners in struggle!

Since last May 21 of this year, fellow adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle: from the following organizations: La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia, La Voz Verdadera del Amate and Vineketik en Resistencia; maintain a hunger strike…

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Chiapas Indigenous prisoners infected with COVID-19 appeal to the IACHR

By: Angeles Mariscal With occasional medical attention and no medicine; that’s how the group of eight indigenous prisoners secluded in the San Cristóbal de las Casas prison and sick with the COVID-19 virus go through the worst ravages that COVID-19…

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More than 3, 300 on the verge of famine in Chiapas, Frayba warns

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chis (apro) The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) warned that more than 3,000 indigenous Tzotzils in a situation of forced displacement and members of other communities in the Highlands (Los Altos)…

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Prison and the pandemic: freedom, according to Chiapas indigenous prisoners

By: Al-Dabi Olvera * The Covid-19 infection of eight indigenous activists in a small San Cristóbal de las Casas prison and the subsequent outbreak of hunger strikes in prisons de throughout Chiapas, once again lift the veil from the structure…

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Statement of Maya Organizations on the Yucatan Peninsula

To the Maya and campesino communities of the Yucatan Peninsula: To the peoples of Mexico and the world “(…) They enjoy, however, everything that the land, sea and wind produce in these places. Now we must understand, how and at…

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The Maya Train and the rights to health and life

By: Giovanna Gasparello * and Jaime Quintana Guerrero ** Last May 8, the response to the demand for an amparo [a protective order, in this case a suspension] filed by members of the Ch’ol Maya indigenous people of the municipalities…

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