Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Displacement


From Kabul to Tegucigalpa: refugee or immigrant?

By: Miguel Tinker Salas* and Víctor Silverman* Although separated by almost 14,000 kilometers, the disasters in Afghanistan and in Honduras have a common denominator: US policies that victimize both countries. In the first case the failed war against terrorism, which…

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Simulated, inefficient and unpunished; the investigation of the Viejo Velasco Massacre

By: Alma Martínez *According to the semiannual report of the National Search Commission (NSC) for Chiapas, the federal subsidy authorized for actions to search for missing (disappeared) persons is $8,780,727.00 pesos. However, from 2019 to 2021 only two days of…

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Propose an election through uses and customs in Pantelhó

By: Elio Henríquez Pantelhó, Chiapas Representatives of the 86 indigenous communities and 18 barrios (neighborhoods) in Pantelhó affirmed that during the first dialogue table with state and federal officials held this Tuesday they warned that: in that locality “the bad…

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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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