Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Indigenous Rights


Federal judge suspends work on Section 1 of the Maya Train

FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS SUSPENDING WORK on the PALENQUE-ESCÁRCEGA SECTION of THE MAYA TRAIN UNTIL the PANDEMIC ENDS  By: Isaín Mandujano A federal judge in Chiapas today granted the definitive suspension to indigenous Ch’ol facing the Maya Train project, for the…

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Tzeltal families displaced for two years demand returning to their communities

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Two years after the forced displacement of which they were victims, some 59 indigenous Tzeltal families from two communities in the municipio de Chilón, demanded that the state and federal governments intervene immediately…

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Indigenous people of Palenque win suspension of the Maya Train

First is health, judge decides By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas A federal court granted a protective order (amparo) to Chiapas indigenous people by means of which it orders that work on the Palenque stretch of the…

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Statement of Solidarity with the Struggle against the Maya Train

[Admin: The Sexta Grietas Network circulated this statement and asked for signatures. We reproduce it below with the signatures obtained.] Statement of Solidarity with the Struggle against the Maya Train, a Megaproject of Death Traducción en español Traduction française April…

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Joint pronouncement for life. “A systemic change is necessary”

CHIAPAS: JOINT PRONOUNCEMENT FOR LIFE. “A systemic change is necessary,”social organizations demand To the people of Chiapas
: To the EZLN Good Government Boards: To Indigenous and campesino organizations: To federal, state and municipal Governments: To federal, state and district health…

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A Maya Train Fibra?

By: Violeta R. Núñez Rodríguez * In one of the pamphlets of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo, Fonatur), which promotes the Maya Train, the most important infrastructure work of the current…

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Indigenous peoples will suffer more damage from the virus

By: Gloria Muñoz Ramírez Los de Abajo Added to oblivion and marginalization, indigenous communities will resent even more the effects of the virus that invades the entire world. Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary of Prevention and Promotion of Health, has been clear:…

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The so-called Maya Train and conflict engineering

By: Magdalena Gómez February 20 completed one year of the unjust and not investigated murder of Samir Flores. This crime will mark the current government although it seems not to realize it. Numerous peoples are carrying out actions throughout the…

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“We are all Samir,” the EZLN proclaims in a day of Resistance

JOIN THE CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE AS WE REMEMBER SAMIR at WAFFLES & ZAPATISMO Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upstairs at the OMNI COMMONS, 4799 SHATTUCK AVE., OAKLAND 94609 – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/630166287808911/ An extract from an article by Isaín Mandujano  TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ,…

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The temporary suspension against the Maya Train

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The screech of emergency brakes on the Maya Train turned on alarm lights for investors. Campeche communities pressed the legal button to stop the government locomotive. And the Judicial Power of the Federation granted them a…

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