Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Dispossession


Attack on humanitarian aid group in Chiapas; a bullet injures a nun

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In a direct attack on a humanitarian aid group for the displaced Tsotsils from Aldama, the Dominican nun María Isabel Hernández Rea, 52, known as Chabelita in Chiapas indigenous communities where she has worked for many years,…

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Chenalhó asks for 50 million pesos to end the conflict with Aldama

By: Isaín Mandujano Indigenous Tsotsils in Santa Martha community, Chenalhó, asked for 50 million pesos to cede 32.5 hectares of land to their adversaries in Aldama, as well as 200,000 pesos for each one of their dead and 100,000 pesos…

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The “new” war of conquest and defense of territory

By: Raúl Romero* Oscar Eyraud Adams, of the Kumiai people, was murdered on September 24, 2020 in Baja California. Jesús Miguel Jerónimo and his son Jesús Miguel Junior, of the P’urhépecha People of Ichán, were murdered on July 23, 2020,…

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Stop the paramilitary violence in Chiapas!

The Chiapas Support Committee sends its most heartfelt thanks to everyone who expressed their solidarity regarding the paramilitary violence in Chiapas by signing our protest letter to the Mexican Consulate. We also wish to thank those who contributed to our…

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Paramilitary attacks intensify in Aldama; “the government’s omission” continues

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tsotsiles: They hunt us at our jobs, on the roads and attack us in our homes Just last September there were six injured with firearms in Aldama, Chiapas, denounce the residents of Magdalena Aldama who introduce themselves…

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They injure a campesino in Tabak, Aldama, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In the midst of incessant gunfire attacks against the Tsotsil communities of Aldama, Chiapas, this morning Artemio Pérez Pérez, 25, was wounded in the chest in the community of Tabak, of which he is a native. The…

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Aldama, Chiapas, reports 8 armed attacks in 24 hours

By: Elio Henríquez,  Tuesday, September 29, 2020 https://www.jornada.com.mx/2020/09/29/politica/004n3pol San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The mayor of Aldama, Rodolfo López Gómez, reported that yesterday “reports were received about eight armed attacks with different caliber weapons” from different points in the…

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Aldama, Chiapas, lives threatened by paramilitaries

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tsotsil Maya residents of Magdalena Aldama, in the Chiapas Highlands, denounced incessant armed attacks from Chenalhó against many Aldama communities: “Today we reiterate once again that here in our town we live under threat, under the rain…

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Chiapas: the law of déjà vu

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Governments may change, but the counterinsurgency war against the people in Chiapas is ongoing; and judging by the events of recent months in the mountains of Maya territories, in 2020 it worsened on a scale not seen…

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Stop the war against the EZLN

By Gilberto López y Rivas One of the characteristics of the current government of the 4T is to neither listen to, much less attend to the serious allegations related to the reactivation of paramilitary groups in Chiapas, like those that…

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