Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Displacement


Most of those displaced returned to Chenalhó, authorities indicate

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Between 2,500 and 3,000 indigenous people displaced from communities in the municipality of Chenalhó that border on Pantelhó municipality returned to their homes, reported Alfredo Pérez López, director de civil protection…

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Army enters Pantelhó but doesn’t arrest criminal groups; thousands of indigenous people escape

Above: The Armed Forces entered the municipal seat of Pantelhó Photo: Ángeles Mariscal By: Ángeles Mariscal July 12, 2021 Members of the Mexican Army and National Guard entered the municipality of Pantelhó, the place where indigenous Tsotsils, who define themselves…

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Popular self-defense group emerges in Pantelhó against organized crime

Above photo: El Machete Self-Defense group in Pantelhó “OUR PATIENCE IS EXHAUSTED, THEY HAVE KILLED 200 OF OUR PEOPLE” By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas Chiapas A group called “Autodefensas del pueblo El Machete” (El Machete Peoples’ Self-Defense…

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Frayba: A Joint Pronouncement: Mexican Government is negligent and permissive of violence toward the indigenous peoples of Chiapas

Above: Vigil for Simón Pedro Defenders of the people of Pantelhó protect their families faced with attacks from Organized Crime We demand justice for Simón Pedro Pérez López We, the individuals, collectives and organizations of national and international civil society…

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Updates on Aldama: Residents vote amid shooting from Chenalhó

By: Elio Henríquez Excerpted from La Jornada San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas This Sunday (June 6) in Chiapas 120 municipal presidencies (mayors) were renewed. The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that as of Sunday…

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CNI members in Chilón, Chiapas are intimidated with rifles

By: Chiapas Paralelo *Chilón is an indigenous municipality with a Tseltal population, where civilian armed groups operate. The Indigenous Government Council (CIG, its initials in Spanish) in Chiapas repudiated the acts of violence and repression of the government and its paramilitary…

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29 Soldiers “trapped” in Aldama, due to paramilitary fire

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Around 29 soldiers from the Base of Mixed Operations (BOM, its initials in Spanish) were trapped since 11 am this Friday in Cokó community, due to attacks from the Santa Martha…

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IACHR orders stopping the attacks in Aldama

By: Isaín Mandujano From Washington this Tuesday the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) ordered the government of Mexico to implement precautionary measures in favor of the indigenous families of 12 Aldama communities, who live under fire from civilian armed…

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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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