Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Human Rights


Chiapas: Violence and displaced persons cause fear of another Acteal

Lack of attention to land conflicts and the growing operation of organized crime groups translates into deaths, rapes and forced displacement of residents. By: Isaín Mandujano Civilian organizations, human rights defenders and religious people denounce an unusual increase in violence…

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US: Hypocrisy and Cruelty

From the editorial desk of La Jornada Once again, the immigration issue exposes the hypocrisy, disdain for human rights, manipulation and cruelty of US leaders. Since Wednesday, the policy of granting conditional humanitarian freedom to Venezuelans entering the United States…

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Human Rights and Militarization

By: Miguel Concha Democracy, simply put in Rousseau’s terms, is that popular and collective will, given to a legitimate person to represent and address the needs of the people for the common good. However, when this political model moves away…

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Cristóbal Sántiz is free, more than 2 years after his arrest

The community defender was arrested when leaving work in San Cristóbal de Las Casas by officials of the Chiapas Attorney General’s specialized police By: Yessica Morales El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba)…

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They deny return to those displaced from Santa Martha, and accuse them of killing 6

By: Ángeles Mariscal Residents of Santa Martha, Chenalhó [those who remain there), accused the group of more than 30 families that were displaced from that community of breaking an agreement for the distribution of lands and murdering six of their…

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Frayba: Inaction of the Mexican State deepens violence in Chiapas Highlands

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, MexicoOctober 5, 2022Bulletin No. 31 The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) condemns the acts of violence occurring in the Santa Martha Section, municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas. According to various sources…

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Chenalhó, Chiapas, the struggle for land via the armed path

By: Ángeles Mariscal Seven days of constant attacks have passed, without the government being able to intervene to stop the confrontation that is being waged within the Santa Martha Chenalhó armed group, over the possession of 49.5 hectares of land….

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Armed group burns houses, murders opponents, displaces 32 families who flee to Polhó

By: Ángeles Mariscal This Tuesday marks six days since factions of the armed group that formed in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, in the Chiapas Highlands, have confronted each other. No authority of the three levels of government has entered the place,…

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Armed group in Chenalhó keeps a community under siege, and murders several residents

By: Ángeles Mariscal Since Thursday, September 29, an armed group of approximately 60 people in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, has kept the Atzamiló community, located within the same ejido, under siege; it killed at least four people, denounced residents. The events occurred because…

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Ayotzinapa, the Time Tunnel

By: Luis Hernández Navarro It seems like a trip through the Time Tunnel, back to the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto. The EjércitoMX.Noticias tweet reports: Here I leave you the interview with General José Rodrígues Pérez, investigated for the Ayotzinapa…

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