Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


Civil Society and the CIG file legal actions over 5 megaprojects

By: Daliri Oropeza of Pie de Página Civil organizations filed two new legal and international appeals against five megaprojects: Interoceanic Corridor, New Santa Lucia International Airport, Dos Bocas Refinery, Morelos Integral Project and Maya Train. They assure that they consider…

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Change in era and ethnocide

By Francisco López Bárcenas I have to tell you that I am indeed amazed. I did not think things would be like this. I believed that the Fourth Transformation (4T, Cuarta Transformación, for more on the 4T, click here, )…

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The Maya Train and the right to Indigenous Autonomy

By Magdalena Gómez The project that is called the Maya Train is on its way and the director of Fonatur (Fondo Nacional del Fomento al Turismo, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism) has unfurled his strategy to outmaneuver the rights 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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Federal judge suspends work on Section 1 of the Maya Train

FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS SUSPENDING WORK on the PALENQUE-ESCÁRCEGA SECTION of THE MAYA TRAIN UNTIL the PANDEMIC ENDS  By: Isaín Mandujano A federal judge in Chiapas today granted the definitive suspension to indigenous Ch’ol facing the Maya Train project, for the…

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The Maya Train doesn’t respond to the material and cultural needs of the Palenque population

By: Yessica Morales *In the months following the election of López Obrador, they announced data on the megaproject promoted from the Executive; it was the subject of a National Consultation on November 24 and 25, 2018. Of the 946, 081…

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What’s the Military For?

By Raúl Romero* On Monday the 11th of May, a contract was published in the Official Journal of the Federation that makes the permanent Armed Forces available to carry out tasks of public security. The agreement, dated last May 8,…

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Statement of Maya Organizations on the Yucatan Peninsula

To the Maya and campesino communities of the Yucatan Peninsula: To the peoples of Mexico and the world “(…) They enjoy, however, everything that the land, sea and wind produce in these places. Now we must understand, how and at…

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The Maya Train and the rights to health and life

By: Giovanna Gasparello * and Jaime Quintana Guerrero ** Last May 8, the response to the demand for an amparo [a protective order, in this case a suspension] filed by members of the Ch’ol Maya indigenous people of the municipalities…

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