Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Luis Hernández Navarro


ORCAO, the paramilitary arm  

Above: The mural ORCAO destroyed in Ricardo Flores Magón autonomous Zapatista municipality By: Luis Hernández Navarro Just last September 11, two Zapatista authorities from the Patria Nueva good government junta, of Caracol 10 (Ocosingo), José Antonio Sánchez Juárez and Sebastián…

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The Chiapas hell

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Mexican southeast is key in the 4T’s political-territorial project. Three of its large megaprojects are located there: Train Maya, the Trans-Isthmus Corridor and the Dos Bocas refinery. Additionally, many resources for social programs are concentrated…

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Dispute over the past and internal colonialism

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In his Memories, published for the first time in 1955, Jaime Torres Bodet bemoans how the historical interpretation of the conquest and the colonial past of México have painfully and pointlessly divided the country. Secretary of…

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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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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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The Mountain and the night sky of the Lacandón

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Since the beginning of the insurrection calendar, the image of the ship has been a central part of the metaphors of the Zapatista narrative. It is a curious irony that a political-military force territorially located in…

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Samir Flores: The Wound of Amilcingo

By: Luís Hernández Navarrro “In Anenecuilco, the history of the country opens like a wound,” wrote Gaston Garcia Cantú in Utopias Mexicanas. Half a decade later, in Xochicalco, repetition of the injury was reaffirmed as a policy toward the peasantry….

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The Zapatistas will set sail for Europe

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In July, August, September and October of this year, a delegation of the Mexico below will travel to Europe. The EZLN, the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Government Council and the Peoples Front in Defense of Water and…

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The war for water in Morelos

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Cuauhtémoc Blanco, the Mexican midfielder who has scored the most goals in official competitions, scored a self-goal. Last September 24, now as governor of Morelos, he declared that the head of the State Attorney General’s Office…

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November in Aldama

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In November, the coffee trees of Aldama, Chiapas, wear red. The aromatic cherries reach their optimum maturity. Right then, growers must collect the beans by hand, one by one, leaving the green ones for later. If…

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