Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


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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The so-called Maya Train and conflict engineering

By: Magdalena Gómez February 20 completed one year of the unjust and not investigated murder of Samir Flores. This crime will mark the current government although it seems not to realize it. Numerous peoples are carrying out actions throughout the…

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Samir Flores and the resistances

By: Raúl Romero* On February 11, 2019, Samir Flores and a group of opponents of the Morelos Integral Project went to protest an activity where President Andrés Manuel López Obrador [AMLO] would be present. With banners, slogans and modest sound…

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Organizations analyze plan to avoid the imposition of megaprojects

By: Rubicela Morelos Cruz Amilcingo, Morelos Around one thousand people, members of the Peoples Front in Defense of Land and Water (FPDTA) of Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala, the National Indigenous Congress (CNI)-Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), parents of the [missing]…

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“We are all Samir,” the EZLN proclaims in a day of Resistance

JOIN THE CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE AS WE REMEMBER SAMIR at WAFFLES & ZAPATISMO Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upstairs at the OMNI COMMONS, 4799 SHATTUCK AVE., OAKLAND 94609 – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/630166287808911/ An extract from an article by Isaín Mandujano  TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ,…

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The temporary suspension against the Maya Train

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The screech of emergency brakes on the Maya Train turned on alarm lights for investors. Campeche communities pressed the legal button to stop the government locomotive. And the Judicial Power of the Federation granted them a…

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The Maya Train: adventure tourism

By: Giovanna Gasparello* On the eve of the bidding process for two stretches of the route of the Maya Train, Carlos Joaquín, governor of Quintana Roo, and Miguel Torruco, Secretary of Tourism, inaugurated the pavilion of the Mexican Caribbean at…

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The Chiapas Congress endorses the Pijijiapan-Palenque Highway Axis project

From The Correspondents Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas The Morena majority of the Chiapas Congress approved the decree initiative that authorizes the state government to grant a concession for the Pijijiapan-Palenque Transversal Highway Axis project, a four-lane superhighway that will cross through…

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The Mexican state versus the EZLN

By: Magdalena Gómez Twenty-six years after the public presence of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) exercising its right to rebellion, it is necessary to remember some keys to the trajectory that has marked the very prolonged suspension of a…

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Indigenous communities stop work on the Maya Train

By: Luis A. Boffil, Lorenzo Chim, César Arellano and Julio Reyna The Indigenous and Popular Regional Council of Xpujil (Cripx) reported yesterday that indigenous communities belonging to the Peninsular Maya and Chol peoples, settled in Xpujil, municipality of Calakmul, Campeche,…

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