Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Human Rights


They injure a campesino in Tabak, Aldama, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In the midst of incessant gunfire attacks against the Tsotsil communities of Aldama, Chiapas, this morning Artemio Pérez Pérez, 25, was wounded in the chest in the community of Tabak, of which he is a native. The…

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Aldama, Chiapas, reports 8 armed attacks in 24 hours

By: Elio Henríquez,  Tuesday, September 29, 2020 https://www.jornada.com.mx/2020/09/29/politica/004n3pol San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The mayor of Aldama, Rodolfo López Gómez, reported that yesterday “reports were received about eight armed attacks with different caliber weapons” from different points in the…

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Aldama, Chiapas, lives threatened by paramilitaries

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tsotsil Maya residents of Magdalena Aldama, in the Chiapas Highlands, denounced incessant armed attacks from Chenalhó against many Aldama communities: “Today we reiterate once again that here in our town we live under threat, under the rain…

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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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