Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


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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Maya Train: destructive, illegal and illegitimate  

 Court orders work to stop on Phase One, from Palenque, Chiapas to Izamal, Yucatán. By: Silvia Ribeiro* On March 9, 2022, a collegiate court granted a definitive suspension of the work on sections 1, 2 and 3 of the misnamed…

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Greed is the Name of the Game

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The situation seems desperate and at the same time, no one knows what to do. The ticking of the world’s time against the clock is sounding (or at least some well-informed people are quite convinced of that)…

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“If the world expects COP26 to solve its problems, we’re lost”

Protesters from all over the world took the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to march against those most responsible for climate change. The event, with a carnival flair, achieved enormous diversity. It also stood up to the lengthy responses of the…

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