Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


The Maya Train will destroy the last lung of the Mexican Southeast

 By: Chiapas Paralelo and León Ávila León Enrique Ávila, a professor at the Intercultural University of Chiapas (UNICH, its Spanish acronym) indicated that the “Tren Maya” {Maya Train) project that will run through 5 states of the country will imply…

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A qualitative leap in the storms

By: Raúl Zibechi. “We are entering a new normal. Things are not like they were 10 years ago.” Phrases don’t belong to any intellectual, but rather to someone really important: the chief of a California county’s firefighters. They integrate the…

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Indigenous groups reject Maya Train (Tren Maya) plan and vote

By: Luis A. Boffil Gómez Mérida, Yucatán More than 80 indigenous groupings are opposed to the Tren Maya (Maya Train) that president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador promotes, because they consider that it will not bring and benefits for the zone’s…

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They demand cancellation of Santo Domingo Hydroelectric project

More than 800 people met on Tuesday, September 4, in the community of Amparo Agua Tinta, municipality of Las Margaritas, Chiapas, to participate in the first “Forum against hydroelectric dams in the border region,” in which they analyzed the problem…

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Governors offer AMLO support for the Maya Train project

  By: Alma E. Muñoz Palenque, Chiapas President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador received support from the governors of the southeast states for executing the Maya Train [1] project in the region, thus detonating its development. With this work, which will…

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Neoindigenism versus the autonomies of indigenous peoples

By: Gilberto López y Rivas If anthropology, as a science, was born with the original sin of being strictly linked to colonialism, and to the efforts to impose capitalist relations in the global ambit, anthropological discipline in Mexico arises from…

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Permit for hydroelectric project in the Lacandon Jungle denied

SEMARNAT DENIES PERMIT for HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT in the LACANDÓN JUNGLE By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro)  The Secretariat (Ministry) of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) denied the Generación Enersi SA de CV company authorization to construct a hydroelectric dam…

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EZLN: 300, Part II: A Continent as a Backyard

EZLN: 300, Part II: A Continent as a Backyard, a Country as a Cemetery, Unique Thought as a Government Program, and a Small, Very Small, Ever So Small Rebellion Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, Sup Galeano From our analysis of the world…

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AMLO announces an expansion of the Maya Train project

By: Enrique Méndez and Nestor Jiménez President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the expansion of the project for the Maya Train, which pass through the states of Yucatán and Campeche, besides those of Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana Roo on a…

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The Trans-Isthmus corridor

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Many names; same project. The proposal to promote regional development through the construction of a dry canal that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Pacific Ocean, linking the ports of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and Salina Cruz,…

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