Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Maya Train


More than a train: territorial re-zoning

By: Magdalena Gómez The President’s visit to the southeast to supervise the progress of the so-called Maya Train offered a twist that, although it’s not new, is new because, despite the fact that he had kept his speech centered only on…

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López Obrador wants the Armed Forces to operate the Maya Train

They would also take charge of new airports, he says From the Editors The federal government will seek that the Armed Forces are placed in charge of a State company that will have the objective of heading up the administration…

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The Maya Train is leveling in Palenque

By: Ángeles Mariscal  Palenque, Chiapas. “Right of way” became the words most feared by the residents who are settled along the 232 kilometers of what is known as the First Section of the Maya Train (Tren Maya). Those words are…

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Indigenous collectives win definitive suspension of Maya Train work

By: Angélica Enciso L. The first district court of Campeche granted a definitive suspension regarding the construction of new work on Section 2 of the Maya Train, from Escárcega to Calkini, [1] in Campeche, to the region’s indigenous communities and…

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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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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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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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