Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


The Maya Train could put biosphere reserves at risk

By: Angélica Enciso L. and Fernando Camacho Calakmul, in Campeche, because of its continuous extension of vegetation, is the second most important rainforest reserve of tropical America, after the Amazon. The Sian Ka’an area, in Quintana Roo, shelters a system…

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The indigenous struggle of today can be the last: Carlos González

Extinction of the indigenous peoples would also be the end of Mexico as a nation, warns the Nahua lawyer Carlos González, a member of the CIG-CNI. The struggle that the “Fourth Transformation” imposes on them is definitive, he maintains. They…

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Amilcingo obtains total suspension of the Morelos Gas Pipeline

Last weekend, the Amilcingo ejido was informed of the total suspension granted
by the Ninth District Judge in the State of Morelos about the operation of the Morelos Gas Pipeline. This is a victory that had not been obtained in the…

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Kana’antik k-lu’umo’ob: The Maya horizon

By: Francisco López Bárcenas June 21 is a very important day for the Mayas of the Mexican [Yucatan] Peninsula. It’s the date on which the Saq’ Q’ij, known as the Summer Solstice among the mestizo population, an epoch that denotes…

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Individualized support: counterinsurgency or social containment?

By: Peter Rosset* The Mexican countryside is full of struggles and alternative projects. It has a long history of agrarian struggle, territorial defense, appropriation of productive processes and commercialization through peasant cooperatives and other forms of ejidal companies and social…

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Industrializing: the plan for Tehuantepec

By: Susana González G. The project to create seven Special Economic Zones (SEZ) launched in the last presidential term to impel the development of Mexico’s southeast will be formally buried with a presidential decree that the legal advisors of the…

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Marichuy: Militarization, to assure dispossession against indigenous peoples

 May 7, 2019 The deployment of the National Guard throughout the country, ordered by López Obrador, has as its principle objective assuring the imposition of megaprojects and the subjection of the peoples that resist, points out the spokeswoman of the…

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The Morelos “consulta” was not legal

By:Yadira Llaven, La Jornada de Oriente Puebla, Puebla The first and second collegiate tribunals in administrative matters found in favor of eight communities of Puebla, Morelos and Tlaxcala that are opposed to the Morelos Integral Project (Proyecto Integral Morelos, PIM)…

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EZLN-CNI-CIG: Stop the narco-paramilitary war against the CIPOG-EZ!

Urgent Comunicado from the CNI-CIG and the EZLN Today, with indignation and pain we denounce a new and artful crime against our compañeros of the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero – Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ). Around 1:30 pm on May…

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The San Cristóbal-Palenque highway is back and so is the resistance

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez The San Cristobal-Palenque highway is key to an elaborate tourism development plan, the Palenque Integral Center (CIP, its initials in Spanish), which includes a lush green jungle area in the northern zone of Chiapas, the Agua…

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