Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Human Rights


The 85th anniversary of the march that created Tila

  *Almost a century after they marched from the municipality to the Chiapas capital, residents remembered the feat of their great-grandparents by bringing forward the creation of the municipality  Residents of the municipality of Tila celebrated the 85th anniversary of…

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The family of Toñito will seek extradition of US agent that killed him

By: Blanche Petrich Lonnie Ray Swartz, a Border Patrol agent in Arizona, was an Army deserter. Corpulent and red-haired, he has a criminal record (two arrest warrants from the Federal Bureau of Investigation already prescribed). He is a shooting instructor….

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CIPOG-EZ denounces murders

[Below is the July 12 denunciation from the CIPOG-EZ that caused the cancellation of the caravan.] Communiqué given more murders and threats against promoters of the CIPOG-EZ and CNI delegates in Guerrero, while impunity, corruption and omission continue in the…

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4 more dead in Guerrero, caravan suspended

[Admin: Yesterday, July 12, we saw 2 comunicados posted on the website of the National Indigenous Congress; one of them from the CIPOG-EZ denouncing 4 more murders of its members in Guerrero and death threats against the CIPOG-EZ members who…

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Surrendering to la migra, “the new normal” at the southern border of Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tapachula, Chiapas In the shadow of the Viva México vehicular bridge, at this city’s northern exit towards Mexico City (in fact, towards the whole country), a group of seven citizens of India, young men, seated on the…

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CNI-CIG-EZLN CALL TO JOIN THE CAMPAIGN FOR LIFE, PEACE AND JUSTICE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF GUERRERO

  The peoples, communities, nations, collectives, neighborhoods, and native tribes that make up the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Governing Council, as well as the Zapatista National Liberation Army call for actions to dismantle the ongoing war by the…

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Chiapan demons

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The lifeless body of Ignacio Pérez Girón appeared on the side of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez-San Cristóbal free highway (in other words, not the toll road). It had signs of torture. Two days earlier, on May 4…

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In Chiapas, the immigrant wave experiences a Calvary

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tapachula, Chiapas The southern border is a test. It all started last October, when the avalanche of immigrants from Central America towards the north adopted new and more challenging ways of taking the trip to face the…

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Oxchuc elects its municipal president through uses and customs

Without parties or ballot boxes  By: Isaín Mandujano This Saturday, indigenous Tseltals of Oxchuc, elected their new mayor for the next three years under the regimen of a new normative system of uses and customs, by raised hand, after four…

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Residents denounce uncontrolled paramilitary violence in Chenalhó

By: Hermann Bellinghausen At least 25 deaths, dozens of injured and thousands of displaced is the recent result of a conflict caused by the civilian armed groups in Santa Martha, municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, against families of Zapatista support bases…

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