Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Hermann Bellinghausen


Doña Rosario and the love of life

By: Hermann Bellinghausen How many times, due to whims of language, name is destiny. One day, Rosario Ibarra de Piedra stopped being only the mother of her children to become a symbolic mother and the motor of hundreds of mothers…

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Non-stop “bullet baths” against Tsotsils in Aldama

Above: Cocó community, Aldama, Chiapas – Photo: EFE, Carlos Lopez By:  Hermann Bellinghausen The daily life of violence can anesthetize public opinion, but not those who suffer it every day. Not one day goes by without bullet baths against more…

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Endless Colonialism

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Outside of some academic debates, a taboo subject in Mexico, and in general the continent, is internal colonialism. Accepting that it exists, the majority societies fear, can undermine the Nation, that sometimes ameboid state that makes us…

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The Altepelmecalli in Puebla: from a Bonafont plant to a symbol of Resistance

The peoples’ struggle to stop the extraction of water will complete one year By: Hermann Bellinghausen Cuanalá, Puebla Resistance is breathed when one reaches it. A bottling plant used to operate on this central property in the semi-rural municipality of…

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Greed is the Name of the Game

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The situation seems desperate and at the same time, no one knows what to do. The ticking of the world’s time against the clock is sounding (or at least some well-informed people are quite convinced of that)…

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Narco-governments and organized crime add to the repression in Chiapas

Above: Presentation of the El Machete Self-Defense group, in Pantelhó, Chiapas, last July – Photo: Image taken from YouTube This is the second of two articles from Hermann Bellinghausen that gives an overview and analysis of the current situation in…

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Social decomposition and overflowing violence hit Chiapas

Above: A self-defense group named El Machete irrupted in Pantelhó last July. Photo: Elio Henríquez Tobar This is the first of Hermann Bellinghausen’s two-part overview and analysis of the current situation in Chiapas that led Subcomandante Galeano to say that…

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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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Background: Zapatistas, a 25-year transformation

By Herman Bellinghausen The theory of the gourd They made us believe that Mexico was a sort of large, mature, shiny and solid gourd for export. The government headed by Carlos Salinas de Gortari, obsequious and gallant, extended the gourd…

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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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