Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Maya Train


Words of the CCRI-CG of the EZLN on the 26th Anniversary

Words of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the EZLN, in the voice of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, on the 26th Anniversary of the Start of the War Against Oblivion December 31, 2019.
January 1, 2020. Good afternoon, good morning, good…

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The Maya Train: the consultation and the dispossession

By: Carlos Fazio Preceded with a big campaign of media propaganda and “field work” of officials from the National Fund for Tourism Promotion and the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples, yesterday, December 15, the “participatory consultation” on the Maya Train…

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The 4T and the yes or yes for the Train they call Maya

By: Magdalena Gómez The final phase of the meteoric consultation organized by the federal government around the Train that they call Maya will take place on December 14 and 15. There are several substantive considerations that supporting the irregularities of…

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Consultation for the Maya Train will start December 14

By: Chiapas Paralelo * It will be the National Tourism Fund and the Secretary of the Treasury who will analyze the final cost, but it is estimated that the figure will be between 120 and 150 billion pesos. It’s worth remembering…

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Megaprojects and rights

By: Carlos Fazio Heir of the megaproject of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec of Ernesto Zedillo (1996) –then renamed the Plan Puebla-Panamá (Fox, 2001), the Mesoamerican Initiative (Calderón, 2008) and the Special Economic Zone of the Isthmus (Peña Nieto, 2016)–, the…

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The Isthmus is ours

By: Raúl Romero* The road from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, to Juchitán, Oaxaca, is a true postcard of the “capitalist war:” the imposing oil wells are the prelude to the wind parks and their gigantic mills. At different points on the road,…

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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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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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The Maya Train would threaten Palenque because of tourist overpopulation

By: Andrés Domínguez “The maximum capacity is 700,000 visitors, but we will adhere to our management program, which has already happened in other areas where the buffer capacity is exceeded and that has put the area at risk” Julio César…

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