Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


The Death of the Bees and the Maya Train

By Silvia Ribeiro* The Goldman Prize, considered to be the environmental Nobel Prize, was awarded this year to Leydy Pech Marín, community member and beekeeper from Hopelchén, Campeche. The award highlights her participation in the opposition to the sowing of…

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Indigenous collectives win definitive suspension of Maya Train work

By: Angélica Enciso L. The first district court of Campeche granted a definitive suspension regarding the construction of new work on Section 2 of the Maya Train, from Escárcega to Calkini, [1] in Campeche, to the region’s indigenous communities and…

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Death toll rises to 20 in Chiapas from tropical storm Eta

By: Isaín Mandujano At least 20 people died [1] in the last several hours in Chiapas, after intense rains that caused rivers to burst their banks, houses smashed in landslides, traffic accidents and roads collapsed by mudslides in 32 municipalities…

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It’s Not the Virus

By Hermann Bellinghausen The crisis of the virus is here to stay and leave sequels. Its prevalence will be greater than the mere seasonal flu, and it foreshadows a time where viral infections and other new ills will rain more…

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Covid-19, the Chiapas mirror

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Dr. José Manuel Cruz Castellanos is a peculiar character. He would seem taken from a humorous Monty Python film. When they asked him if the arrival of dust from the Sahara could affect the health of…

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Indigenous in Aldama, Chiapas, between famine and gunfire

Aldama, Chiapas More than two thousand indigenous Tsotsiles from the municipality of Aldama sleep and wake amidst the fear of an ambush. They have written down in a notebook the 98 times they have been shot at during the last…

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This is how they protect themselves from Covid-19 in Zapatista territory

How do the Zapatistas protect their territory from the coronavirus? With a diffuse and extensive territory, the EZLN has bet on prevention and lack of physical movement of the inhabitants. Text: Orsetta Bellani Photo: Isabel Mateos OCOSINGO, CHIAPAS. Doctor Luis…

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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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