Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Human Rights


Militarization, the highest phase of extractivism

By Raúl Zibechi The growing militarization of our societies is a clear sign of the autumnal phase of the patriarchal capitalist system. The system gave up on integrating the popular classes, and no longer even aspires to dialogue with them, but…

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Frayba makes an urgent call for solidarity

  THEY DENOUNCE PRESENCE OF NATIONAL GUARD IN ARMED ATTACKS ON ALDAMA COMMUNITIES From the Editors Mexico City | Desinformémonos The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported more than 40 attacks with high-caliber firearms against the…

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New ORCAO attack on Zapatista community

 By: Chiapas Paralelo The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center demanded guarantying the life and integrity of the Support Bases and respect for Zapatista autonomy, after receiving information from the Patria Nueva Good Government Junta in Ocosingo, in…

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More than a train: territorial re-zoning

By: Magdalena Gómez The President’s visit to the southeast to supervise the progress of the so-called Maya Train offered a twist that, although it’s not new, is new because, despite the fact that he had kept his speech centered only on…

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The terror in Chiapas communities doesn’t stop: Red TDT

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Upon concluding a three-day tour through communities of the North, Highlands and Coast of Chiapas, members of the Civil Observation Mission, composed of organizations belonging to the All Rights for Everyone…

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The Maya Train is leveling in Palenque

By: Ángeles Mariscal  Palenque, Chiapas. “Right of way” became the words most feared by the residents who are settled along the 232 kilometers of what is known as the First Section of the Maya Train (Tren Maya). Those words are…

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Indigenous collectives win definitive suspension of Maya Train work

By: Angélica Enciso L. The first district court of Campeche granted a definitive suspension regarding the construction of new work on Section 2 of the Maya Train, from Escárcega to Calkini, [1] in Campeche, to the region’s indigenous communities and…

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Chenalhó Paramilitaries injure Aldama resident with gunshots, the mayor denounces

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, members of “paramilitary-style armed groups” in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, shot and injured an inhabitant of Aldama, Mayor Adolfo López Gómez reported. “Andrés Jiménez Pérez, 39, a native of San Pedro…

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The “ya basta” of the indigenous Otomí community

By: Magdalena Gómez A movement is underway that did not begin on October 12 with the decision of the Otomí community of indigenous Otomí residents in Mexico City to take over the central offices of the National Institute of Indigenous…

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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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