Chiapas Support Committee

Category: EZLN


Frayba suspends observation in Nuevo San Gregorio

Death threats against national and international observers and obstruction of Frayba human rights defense work Bulletin No. 22 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, June 29 2022 The absence of the Mexican State puts at risk the life and integrity of…

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The military operation: kill and disappear

As Mexico begins to open its archives on the “dirty war,” Abel Barrera Hernández describes some of the Mexican Army’s counterinsurgency operations By: Abel Barrera Hernández* During the “dirty war” (1965-1990), repression in Guerrero was systematic and generalized. The report…

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Narco violence and indigenous youth

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* Last June 14, strongly armed indigenous youth took over the popular market of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, and maintained control of the northern zone of this city for more than three hours, stealing,…

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Frayba documents new attacks on Zapatista community

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent Mapastepec, Chiapas The Civilian Observation Brigades (Brico, Brigadas Civiles de Observación) installed in the community of Nuevo San Gregorio, Lucio Cabañas autonomous municipality, “have documented new attacks that put at risk six support base families of…

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They arrest five indigenous defenders of their territory, organizations demand their release

By: Yessica Morales The Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas together with the Parish of San Juan Evangelista in San Juan Cancuc and the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), expressed their concern over the arrest…

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Does the government of Chiapas act on its own against the EZLN?

By Magdalena Gómez The aggressions against Zapatista communities by ORCAO (Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo), have remained in impunity throughout the years under successive state governments. The names of the participants are known and yet, the official networks…

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Zibechi: the limits of protest as a form of struggle

By: Raúl Zibechi With his usual lucidity, William I. Robinson wonders if the worldwide wave of protests and mobilizations will be capable of confronting global capitalism (https://bit.ly/3MjvBsl). In effect, there has been an endless chain of protests and popular uprisings…

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The López Montejo brothers are free after 11 years in prison

By: Yessica Morales *Abraham and Germán were arrested on January 17, 2011, being arbitrarily deprived of their freedom and each one sentenced to 75 years in prison [for murder].  The brothers Abraham and Germán López Montejo [1] were set free…

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Indigenous man set free after 20 years in prison

By: Editor Yéssica Morales *Marcelino was arrested on February 5, 2002, arbitrarily and illegally deprived of his freedom; he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Relatives of Prisoners in Struggle Collective, the…

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“El Machete” celebrates first anniversary of its struggle against the chiefdom in Pantelhó

By: Isaín Mandujano *Members of the Pueblo Creyente (Believing People) organization and other civil organizations that have accompanied them were present at the event, from which they also sent a greeting to the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista…

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