Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


The Maya Train’s development poles will destroy the richness, biodiversity and geomorphology of territories

By: Yessica Morales Ana Esther Ceceña, Coordinator of the Latin American Observatory of Geopolitics at the Institute for Economic Research, announced that given the Maya Train Comprehensive Development Project, the federal government proposes to reorder the productive, commercial, tourist and…

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“The Supreme Court ruling against pig farms, a door for the protection of Maya ecology”

LAWYER: A NATIONAL EXAMPLE IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS THAT NATIVE PEOPLES USED TO LOSE Above is a government map of pig farms in the Mexican state of Yucatán. By: Blanche Petrich A score of Yucatán peoples listened carefully to the May…

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Supreme Court orders construction of a pig farm in Yucatán to stop

Photo: Homún residents protest against the pig farm Text by: Eduardo Murillo La Jornada | May 20, 2021 The construction of a mega pig farm in Homún, Yucatán, will remain stopped because the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation…

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Journey for Life versus Military Accumulation

  By: Gilberto López y Rivas While the EZLN’s 421st Maritime Squadron prepares to launch on May 3rd in the ship called La Montaña for the port of Vigo, Spain, to meet with the Europe of those from below, in…

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Militarization, the highest phase of extractivism

By Raúl Zibechi The growing militarization of our societies is a clear sign of the autumnal phase of the patriarchal capitalist system. The system gave up on integrating the popular classes, and no longer even aspires to dialogue with them, but…

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The Maya Train: 3 new court orders stop its progress

A Yucatán judge determined that doubts exist about the real impact of the Maya Train on the environment. The decision suspends Semarnat’s authorization of the project with which, in fact, the work must be suspended for now. The Maya Train,…

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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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Fonatur did not define the feasibility or social risks of the Maya Train

By: Enrique Mendez and Arturo Sánchez Jiménez The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) started the Maya Train project in 2019 without having determined its social feasibility and without having a diagnosis that anticipates the possible effects and…

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Yucatán court grants three new orders to stop work on Maya Train

By: Angélica Enciso L. and Jared Laureles The fourth district court seated in Yucatán granted three new provisional suspensions against the Maya Train in the state, which prevents federal authorities from continuing construction work on Section 3 of the new…

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CNI warns of the country’s reorganization against the indigenous peoples

By: Daliri Oropeza The National Indigenous Congress decided in an assembly to accompany the EZLN’s tour to different continents and to go on the offensive faced with the political landscape that is pushing energy megaprojects and imposing a territorial reorganization…

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