Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Luis Hernández Navarro


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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Zapatismo, a dream that encompasses the world

By: Luis Hernández Navarro One after another, the same in los Altos (the Highlands) of Chiapas as in the Northern Zone, different hand-painted signs on wooden boards or sheets of metal eaten away by the patina, some with images of…

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AMLO in Guadalupe Tepeyac

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Tojolabal community of Guadalupe Tepeyac in Chiapas is emblematic. Not in vain, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a message to the Zapatistas from there last Saturday. Before some 300 campesinos, the president expressed his…

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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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Educational reform and the Fourth Transformation

By: Luis Hernández Navarro There will be no deep social transformation in Mexico on the margins of the teaching profession. Even less against them. There will be no Fourth Transformation (4T) or a new Mexican school if it is intended…

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