Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Las Abejas


Exodus from Pantelhó due to political tension

Above photo: El Machete Self-Defense Forces of the People By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that at least 90 indigenous people from the communities of Nuevo…

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The mayor of Pantelhó resigns, accused of links to criminal groups

By: Ángeles Mariscal Delia Janeth Velasco Flores, municipal president of Pantelhó, resigned her office amid protests from the population of that municipality, who accuse her and her husband, Raquel Trujillo Morales, the municipal president-elect, of co-participating in criminal groups linked…

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Indigenous Peoples, Narco-Violence and Paramilitarism

 Above: Tomás Rojo, Yaqui defender of territory and the rights of his peoples. By R. Aida Hernández Castillo In the last two months, Mexico’s indigenous movement has lost two of its most lucid and committed defenders of territory and of people’s…

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The Consultation, the past that is the present

Squadron 421 on stage in Spain By: Luis Hernández Navarro The geography of Mexican horror had, at the end of the 20th century, a peak moment. Atrocity became a form of daily government. The terror established a new nomenclature. It…

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Most of those displaced returned to Chenalhó, authorities indicate

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Between 2,500 and 3,000 indigenous people displaced from communities in the municipality of Chenalhó that border on Pantelhó municipality returned to their homes, reported Alfredo Pérez López, director de civil protection…

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Pantelhó, narco-paramilitaries and indigenous self-defense

Above photo: Simón Pedro Pérez López By: Luis Hernández Navarro They executed Simón Pedro Pérez López at the market in Simojovel, Chiapas. The crime was the work of a professional. From a moving motorcycle, a hitman (sicario) shot him in…

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Popular self-defense group emerges in Pantelhó against organized crime

Above photo: El Machete Self-Defense group in Pantelhó “OUR PATIENCE IS EXHAUSTED, THEY HAVE KILLED 200 OF OUR PEOPLE” By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas Chiapas A group called “Autodefensas del pueblo El Machete” (El Machete Peoples’ Self-Defense…

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Frayba: A Joint Pronouncement: Mexican Government is negligent and permissive of violence toward the indigenous peoples of Chiapas

Above: Vigil for Simón Pedro Defenders of the people of Pantelhó protect their families faced with attacks from Organized Crime We demand justice for Simón Pedro Pérez López We, the individuals, collectives and organizations of national and international civil society…

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They murder a leader of Las Abejas of Acteal

Above Photo: Simón Pedro Pérez López and his family. CRIMINAL GROUPS HARASS INDIGENOUS AREAS OF CHIAPAS HIGHLANDS (LOS ALTOS) By: Angeles Mariscal Simón Pedro Pérez López had been the channel for denouncing criminal groups linked to drug trafficking and other…

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Shelter in Solidarity: Support the Zapatista Communities

Dear Family & Friends of the Chiapas Support Committee, WE ARE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US —during one of the most challenging of years— in people-to-people solidarity with the Zapatista communities. The pandemic provides one of the most revolutionary of…

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