Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Luis Hernández Navarro


Tila, political bosses, paramilitaries and autonomy

By: Luis Hernández Navarro For centuries, the Lord of Tila has been venerated with fervor. On the Feasts of Corpus Christi, the Holy Cross, in Holy Week and the miraculous renewal of January 15, thousands of devoted faithful celebrate him….

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Chiapas, the return of Paz y Justicia

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Terror returned to Tila, Chiapas, hand in hand with the resurgence of the paramilitary group named Desarrollo, Paz y Justicia (Development, Peace and Justice). One after another, armed attacks, assassinations, sieges and all kinds of aggressions…

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Chiapas burns

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Chiapas burns. The masters of the paramilitaries let go of the reins and, emboldened, they do their thing. They attack indigenous rebel communities with firearms, are given the luxury, as in Santa Martha, of showing themselves…

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Covid-19, the Chiapas mirror

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Dr. José Manuel Cruz Castellanos is a peculiar character. He would seem taken from a humorous Monty Python film. When they asked him if the arrival of dust from the Sahara could affect the health of…

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The San Mateo del Mar Massacre

By: Luis Hernández Navarro San Mateo del Mar is in mourning. On Sunday, June 21, a criminal group killed 17 residents, including two women, together in the municipal agency of Huazantlán del Río to hold an assembly. The masked killers…

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Pedro Uc, language and territory

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Pedro Uc Be is by far one of the most important indigenous intellectuals in Mexico. Maya born in the community of Buctzotz, Yucatan, 90 kilometers northeast of Merida, he is, simultaneously, poet, educator, theologian, translator of…

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Coronavirus and imperial piracy

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The coronavirus crisis has made visible the role that looting plays in the reproduction of current capitalism. As if they were modern buccaneers, the governments of powerful countries like the United States or France have dedicated…

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Cuba and the coronavirus

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In the Lombardy region of northern Italy, Cuban doctors and nurses tirelessly combat the coronavirus epidemic under campaign conditions. They belong to the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade, created in 2005 by Fidel Castro to offer…

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Santa María Ostula, mining and organized crime

By: Luis Hernández Navarro On the Michoacán coast, the territory and natural resources of Santa María de Ostula community are in dispute. It’s literally a struggle for life and death in which the comuneros defend their land and their habitat…

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The Maya Train, development and State presence

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The poverty and precariousness in which the communities and inhabitants of the Yucatan Peninsula live is not the product of their supposed isolation from the global market. There has been no such thing for more than…

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