Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Indigenous Rights


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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The EZLN inaugurates new government centers

By: Angeles Mariscal In the Jungle zone of Chiapas, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, its initials in Spanish) inaugurated with a celebration that their leaders attended, among them Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano -before Marcos-, two of the seven new “Caracoles”…

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The Chiapas Congress endorses the Pijijiapan-Palenque Highway Axis project

From The Correspondents Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas The Morena majority of the Chiapas Congress approved the decree initiative that authorizes the state government to grant a concession for the Pijijiapan-Palenque Transversal Highway Axis project, a four-lane superhighway that will cross through…

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Indigenous communities stop work on the Maya Train

By: Luis A. Boffil, Lorenzo Chim, César Arellano and Julio Reyna The Indigenous and Popular Regional Council of Xpujil (Cripx) reported yesterday that indigenous communities belonging to the Peninsular Maya and Chol peoples, settled in Xpujil, municipality of Calakmul, Campeche,…

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Train wreck in the Mexican Southeast

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Months ago, in May 2019, the federal and state governments inaugurated the Wind Energy Park of the South and also the Architect Ignacio Chávez and the José Eduardo Ramírez Briseño electricity substations on the Isthmus of…

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United Nations-HR says: Maya Train consultation deficient

By: Ana Langner The process of indigenous consultation about the Maya Train has not complied with all the international standards in the matter, the Mexico Office of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights (UN-HR) warned. As an observer…

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Words of the CCRI-CG of the EZLN on the 26th Anniversary

Words of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the EZLN, in the voice of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, on the 26th Anniversary of the Start of the War Against Oblivion December 31, 2019.
January 1, 2020. Good afternoon, good morning, good…

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The Maya Train: the consultation and the dispossession

By: Carlos Fazio Preceded with a big campaign of media propaganda and “field work” of officials from the National Fund for Tourism Promotion and the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples, yesterday, December 15, the “participatory consultation” on the Maya Train…

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