Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Human Rights


The State organizes violence in Chiapas: TPP

THERE HAS BEEN STATE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE ZAPATISTAS, the PERMANENT TRIBUNAL of the PEOPLES CONCLUDES By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, July 19, 2014 In El Limonar community, in the jungle north of Ocosingo, they held…

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Tribunal Investigates Chiapas Massacre

THEY WILL TAKE THE VIEJO VELASCO MASSACRE TO THE PERMANENT TRIBUNAL OF THE PEOPLES By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, July 16, 2014 The Permanent Tribunal of the Peoples (TPP, its initials in Spanish) announced in a…

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ACNUR wants Mexico to consider refugee status for minor migrants

ACNUR WANTS MEXICO TO CONSIDER MINORS TRAVELING TO THE U.S. AS REFUGEES By: Blanche Petrich ** They cannot be forcibly returned to their country if there is a risk: commissioner ** From January to June they have deported 8,239 without…

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Mireles: “I am a political prisoner”

“I AM A POLITICAL PRISONER,” MIRELES VALVERDE MAINTAINS By: Sanjuana Martínez, Special to La Jornada Doctor José Manuel Mireles Valverde laughs, cries, gets emotional when his lawyer Talía Vázquez Alatorre tells him about the shows of support that he is…

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Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles and 69 more arrested

[On Friday, June 27 around 5:30 PM, members of the federal police and the Mexican Army arrested Doctor José Manuel Mireles and 69 other autodefensas that were accompanying him, in the administrative district (tenencia) of La Mira. Around 30 federal…

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Securing Mexico’s Border with Central America

SECURING MEXICO’S BORDER WITH CENTRAL AMERICA By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez As the current wave of immigrant women and children from Central America brings more public attention to the issue of migration, we take a look at what’s happening to Mexico’s…

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Zapatista News Summary for April 2014

 APRIL 2014 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY In Chiapas 1. Zapatistas Release 2nd Issue of Rebeldía Zapatista – The Zapatistas have released another edition of the Rebeldía Zapatista magazine. The Zapatista bases that participated in the Escuelitas give their impressions of the…

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Zapatista News Summary for March 2014

MARCH 2014 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY  In Chiapas 1. Zapatista Supporter Murdered Near Agua Azul – On March 21, Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano, 22, was ambushed and murdered while driving his small truck. He was hit by more than 20 shots….

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Chiapas Human Rights Center Celebrates 25 Years

THE FRAYBA IS ONE MORE ACTOR INSIDE A LIBERATING PROCESS: VICTOR HUGO LÓPEZ ** The NGO’s director recognizes the role of Bishop Samuel Ruiz, the center’s founder ** The largest number of denunciations it receives now are from women “hooked”…

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