Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Resistance


Altamirano residents resort to armed self-defense to shake off the caciques

Above Photo is a screen shot taken from the armed self-defense group’s video. By: Angeles Mariscal In Altamirano, the municipality located in the jungle zone of Chiapas, the Kanter family has governed since 2002. The men of the family and…

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They demand forming a municipal council in Altamirano

Above Photo: La Jornada – In an assembly held on September 24, hundreds of residents of Altamirano, Chiapas, demanded forming a municipal council, thereby rejecting that Gabriela Roque Tipacamú, of the Green Party, govern the place.  By: Elio Henríquez San…

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Indigenous Peoples, Narco-Violence and Paramilitarism

 Above: Tomás Rojo, Yaqui defender of territory and the rights of his peoples. By R. Aida Hernández Castillo In the last two months, Mexico’s indigenous movement has lost two of its most lucid and committed defenders of territory and of people’s…

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Pantelhó residents take over municipal council headquarters

Control. In the early hours of this Tuesday, residents took control of the municipal council’s offices. Above Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano PANTELHÓ Chiapas (apro) In plain view of the Mexican Army and National Guard (NG), thousands of indigenous…

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Aerial Zapatismo

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The first known attack of the Zapatista air force occurred at dawn of the century, January 3, 2000, on the outskirts of the Amador Hernández ejido, in the depths of the Lacandón Jungle. The second is about…

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Pantelhó, narco-paramilitaries and indigenous self-defense

Above photo: Simón Pedro Pérez López By: Luis Hernández Navarro They executed Simón Pedro Pérez López at the market in Simojovel, Chiapas. The crime was the work of a professional. From a moving motorcycle, a hitman (sicario) shot him in…

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Popular self-defense group emerges in Pantelhó against organized crime

Above photo: El Machete Self-Defense group in Pantelhó “OUR PATIENCE IS EXHAUSTED, THEY HAVE KILLED 200 OF OUR PEOPLE” By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas Chiapas A group called “Autodefensas del pueblo El Machete” (El Machete Peoples’ Self-Defense…

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They liberate the 17 students and 2 displaced indigenous people, but prohibit political activism

By: Isaín Mandujano Today, a control judge of the El Amate Prison issued the binding to criminal proceedings of the 17 teachers college students (normalistas) and 2 displaced indigenous people, but granted them the precautionary measure of facing their proceedings…

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New police eviction of Mactumactzá students

Chiapas police during the withdrawal of Mactumactzá Rural Teachers School students Photo: Juan Carlos Santiago Hernández By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas “The police came to attack us, to repress us,” a member of the student committee…

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74 Mactumactzá Women Released

Demonstrations in support of the Mactumactzá students. By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The 74 students from the Mactumactzá Rural Normal School, (a teachers college for indigenous and campesino students), arrested on May 18 were released yesterday…

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