Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Immigration


A massacre with shades of Trump

A La Jornada Editorial The twenty dead victims that a mass shooting produced yesterday in an El Paso, Texas shopping center swells the excessive number of people that lost their lives because of attacks of this kind in the United…

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Saltillo police kill a Honduran man in front of his daughter

By: Leopoldo Ramos, Jesús Estrada and Emir Olivares A Honduran migrant died in front of his 8-year old daughter when police from the Coahuila Criminal Investigation Agency, belonging to the State’s Attorney General (FGE, its initials in Spanish), shot at…

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The family of Toñito will seek extradition of US agent that killed him

By: Blanche Petrich Lonnie Ray Swartz, a Border Patrol agent in Arizona, was an Army deserter. Corpulent and red-haired, he has a criminal record (two arrest warrants from the Federal Bureau of Investigation already prescribed). He is a shooting instructor….

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Surrendering to la migra, “the new normal” at the southern border of Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tapachula, Chiapas In the shadow of the Viva México vehicular bridge, at this city’s northern exit towards Mexico City (in fact, towards the whole country), a group of seven citizens of India, young men, seated on the…

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They’ll build 3 National Guard barracks in Chiapas in areas used by migrants

By: Angeles Mariscal They ask for land in the municipalities of Tonalá, Pichucalco and Palenque, located on the Coast and the Northern Zone of Chiapas. The Chiapas government asked the local Congress for the disincorporation of 3 plots of land…

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US dollars in exchange for containing migrants in Chiapas

By: Angeles Mariscal A basic argument that without being new, is open and public for the first time, puts the migratory issue on the table: strengthening the economic relationship of Mexico with the United States, in exchange for containing thousands…

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In Chiapas, the immigrant wave experiences a Calvary

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tapachula, Chiapas The southern border is a test. It all started last October, when the avalanche of immigrants from Central America towards the north adopted new and more challenging ways of taking the trip to face the…

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What they’re saying in Mexico about Trump’s visit to the border

TRUMP: STRAW THREATS A La Jornada Editorial In another turn of his speech about the border that the United States shares with Mexico, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that “for the moment” he would not totally or partially close the…

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The business of border security

By: Víctor Ronquillo * To the north of the city of Tijuana, far away and for the purpose of making a social phenomenon invisible, is the El Barretal migrant shelter. The displaced, the arrivals with the caravans coming from the…

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The Marshall Plan and border imperialism

By: Carlos Fazio President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has outlined a policy of prudence and non-confrontation with the United States, attached to the doctrine and foreign policy principles established in Article 89 of the [Mexican] Constitution. In that sense, and…

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