Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Dispossession


Tzeltal families displaced for two years demand returning to their communities

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Two years after the forced displacement of which they were victims, some 59 indigenous Tzeltal families from two communities in the municipio de Chilón, demanded that the state and federal governments intervene immediately…

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CNDH asks to suspend non-essential work on the Maya Train project

In danger, the health of the region’s inhabitants From the Editors Due to the health emergency declared because of Covid-19, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH, its initials in Spanish) issued precautionary measures in favor of the original peoples of…

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Displaced indigenous people, between aggressions from paramilitary groups and Covid-19

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than a thousand people displaced because of continuous violence in the Tzotzil municipality of Chalchihuitán [1], in the Highlands (Los Altos) of Chiapas, denounced another armed attack last May…

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Statement of Solidarity with the Struggle against the Maya Train

[Admin: The Sexta Grietas Network circulated this statement and asked for signatures. We reproduce it below with the signatures obtained.] Statement of Solidarity with the Struggle against the Maya Train, a Megaproject of Death Traducción en español Traduction française April…

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Displaced from Los Altos of Chiapas, defenseless against the virus and armed groups

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In Los Altos of Chiapas, the displaced Tzotzils from Aldama municipality are in a doubly vulnerable situation. To the attacks from armed groups, tolerated by the state government, are added increasing health risks during the health emergency,…

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A Maya Train Fibra?

By: Violeta R. Núñez Rodríguez * In one of the pamphlets of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo, Fonatur), which promotes the Maya Train, the most important infrastructure work of the current…

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Organizations analyze plan to avoid the imposition of megaprojects

By: Rubicela Morelos Cruz Amilcingo, Morelos Around one thousand people, members of the Peoples Front in Defense of Land and Water (FPDTA) of Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala, the National Indigenous Congress (CNI)-Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), parents of the [missing]…

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Zapatistas call to confront the “Fourth Annihilation” with the exercise of autonomies

By: Isaín Mandujano San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The indigenous Zapatista bases of support of the Zapatista National liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) and of Mexico warned today that they will continue resisting in the new era…

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The Maya Train: the consultation and the dispossession

By: Carlos Fazio Preceded with a big campaign of media propaganda and “field work” of officials from the National Fund for Tourism Promotion and the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples, yesterday, December 15, the “participatory consultation” on the Maya Train…

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Consultation for the Maya Train will start December 14

By: Chiapas Paralelo * It will be the National Tourism Fund and the Secretary of the Treasury who will analyze the final cost, but it is estimated that the figure will be between 120 and 150 billion pesos. It’s worth remembering…

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