Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Las Abejas


Campaign for Las Abejas: End the Famine

Dear Friends and Supporters, There is a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Highlands of Chiapas; it involves 3,304 members of Las Abejas of Acteal. We are asking you to join the Chiapas Support Committee in supporting the indigenous people under attack….

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More than 3, 300 on the verge of famine in Chiapas, Frayba warns

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chis (apro) The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) warned that more than 3,000 indigenous Tzotzils in a situation of forced displacement and members of other communities in the Highlands (Los Altos)…

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Conflict grows in Chiapas over sociopolitical fights and insecurity

By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Municipal presidencies closed or looted, municipal councils (substitutes for the elected government) in localities where some significant political assassination has occurred (Oxchuc, Amatán, Arriaga, Chalchihuitán) and there is a dispute for…

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The Mexican State will assume responsibility for the Acteal Massacre

Alejandro Encinas, assistant Secretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration of the Interior Ministry (Secretaria de Gobernación), reported that he would assume responsibility for the Acteal Massacre, which happened on December 22, 1997, which left 45 people dead, among them…

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Chiapan demons

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The lifeless body of Ignacio Pérez Girón appeared on the side of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez-San Cristóbal free highway (in other words, not the toll road). It had signs of torture. Two days earlier, on May 4…

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El dolor de Acteal (Acteal’s Pain)

By: Luis Hernández Navarro A young woman carries in her hands the photograph of a little six-year old girl framed in wood. It’s a portrait of Silvia Pérez Luna. In the lower part can be seen the date of her…

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Las Abejas: The government “legalizes the war of extermination”

By: Hermann Bellinghausen and Gloria Muñoz Acteal, Chiapas “The government wants to legalize our death,” says Guadalupe Vázquez Luna, who speaks from the back part of a farm truck facing those who walk in the procession, more than a thousand…

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Beyond Chenalhó

By: Rafael Landerreche* What’s happening in Chenalhó (I use the present because the fire has not been put out) must be examined beyond the obvious dimension of post-electoral conflicts or of the undeniable but partial component of gender. But to…

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Sad conflict in Las Abejas of Acteal

 By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Postcards from the revolt  In the mountains of Chiapas “friendly fire” has created a conflict that can only be seen as lamentable. The Civil Society Organización Las Abejas, founded in 1992, an expression of Liberationist Theology framed…

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Las Abejas of Acteal issues statement

LAS ABEJAS: THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE of FRANCISCO HERE IS “TO DEFEND THE PEOPLE  of MEXICO” By: Hermann Bellinghausen Acteal, Chiapas The indigenous of Las Abejas of Acteal are convinced that Pope Francisco, on his visit to Chiapan lands, “brings a…

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