Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Disappearance


The military operation: kill and disappear

As Mexico begins to open its archives on the “dirty war,” Abel Barrera Hernández describes some of the Mexican Army’s counterinsurgency operations By: Abel Barrera Hernández* During the “dirty war” (1965-1990), repression in Guerrero was systematic and generalized. The report…

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Narco violence and indigenous youth

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* Last June 14, strongly armed indigenous youth took over the popular market of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, and maintained control of the northern zone of this city for more than three hours, stealing,…

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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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