Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


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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Did they listen?

By: Raúl Romero* It was 1995 and Ernesto Zedillo was president of Mexico. Violence and the economic crisis created a difficult atmosphere for his mandate. In order to gain legitimacy, Zedillo proposed resolving the conflict that had exploded one year…

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Organized peoples of Chiapas against the extractive model

THE GATHERING OF ORGANIZED PEOPLES OF CHIAPAS POINTED TO THE ADVANCES IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE EXTRACTIVE MODEL By: Chiapas Paralelo More than twenty organizations and communities that make up part of the Group of Resistance to the extractive model…

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Dispatches from Resistant Mexico

THE CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE IS CO-SPONSORING THIS EVENT – WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!    

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Transnationals and indigenous peoples in struggle

By: Magdalena Gómez Citizens in our country are living in campaign season, even without being members of any political party. The campaign that I refer to is not that of messages or promises that are expressed in speeches with few…

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María de Jesús Patricio and the CIG: what was achieved

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* On February 19 the time period for registration of independent candidates to the Presidency of the Republic ended. Only three “independent” candidates attained registration, all three with daily expenses equal or greater than those of…

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The Indigenous confront an economic model based on dispossession

By: Fernando Camacho Servín The original peoples in Mexico and in other parts of the world confront an economic model based on the forced dispossession and occupation of their territories, with the objective that their natural resources will be used…

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Peña Nieto decrees putting the first 3 special economic zones into operation

By: Alonso Urrutia Tapachula, Chiapas President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the decree by which the first three special economic zones: Tapachula, Coatzacoalcos and Lázaro Cárdenas, will enter into operation with a scheme of fiscal incentives to capture foreign and national…

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Popolucas, Nahuas and Mestizos organize in Veracruz

 INDIGENOUS REGIONAL MOVEMENT IN DEFENSE AND RESPECT FOR LIFE FIRST REGIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE DEFENSE OF TERRITORY AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLES OF THE SIERRA OF SANTA MARTA Soteapan, Veracruz, August 27, 2017 COMUNICADO The Popoluca, Nahua and Mestizo…

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