Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Displacement


Chiapas: the law of déjà vu

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Governments may change, but the counterinsurgency war against the people in Chiapas is ongoing; and judging by the events of recent months in the mountains of Maya territories, in 2020 it worsened on a scale not seen…

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Chiapas, the return of Paz y Justicia

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Terror returned to Tila, Chiapas, hand in hand with the resurgence of the paramilitary group named Desarrollo, Paz y Justicia (Development, Peace and Justice). One after another, armed attacks, assassinations, sieges and all kinds of aggressions…

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Stop the war against the EZLN

By Gilberto López y Rivas One of the characteristics of the current government of the 4T is to neither listen to, much less attend to the serious allegations related to the reactivation of paramilitary groups in Chiapas, like those that…

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Two campesinos with bullet wounds in the town of Aldama, Chiapas

The shooting continues and the National Guard doesn’t intervene [1] By: Hermann Bellinghausen After several days of incessant shooting with high-caliber weapons from different points located in the municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, according to reports received by La Jornada, two…

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Stop the paramilitary violence in Chiapas!

Recent events in Chiapas require an international solidarity response. Armed attacks are being directed at unarmed forcibly displaced persons in the Highlands (los Altos) of Chiapas. Those doing the shooting are a group of paramilitaries in Chenalhó municipality that also…

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High-powered weapons and explosives in the attacks on Tzotziles in Aldama

  By: Hermann Bellinghausen Armed attacks continue against various Tzotzil communities in Aldama municipality, in the Highlands of Chiapas, the same attacks that, being chronic, have sharpened since Friday. Civilian armed groups in Santa Martha, Chenalhó perpetrate the attacks. La…

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One dead and one injured as armed attacks persist in Chiapas; they fear another Acteal

There is cause for concern about what’s going on in Chiapas right now, perhaps cause for alarm! To at least some of us who vividly recall the lead-up to the Acteal Massacre, the present reminds us all too painfully of…

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Chiapas municipality suffers 30 armed attacks in three days

By: Hermann Bellinghausen This past weekend grave armed attacks began against residents of various communities in the Maya Tzotzil municipality of Aldama, in the Chiapas Highlands. The attacks come from Santa Martha and other towns in Chenalhó municipality, also Maya…

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Zapatista Coffee growers under attack in Chiapas

For four years, Aldama residents have lived under constant threat from paramilitary groups that shoot at them and force them to displace. Despite a non-aggression pact promoted by Alejandro Encinas in 2019, the conflict rages. Residents denounce the loss of…

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Indigenous in Aldama, Chiapas, between famine and gunfire

Aldama, Chiapas More than two thousand indigenous Tsotsiles from the municipality of Aldama sleep and wake amidst the fear of an ambush. They have written down in a notebook the 98 times they have been shot at during the last…

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