Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


The Maya Train and the Mexican State versus the UN

By: Magdalena Gómez Six rapporteurs of special human rights procedures sent the Mexican State, through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, a document in which they expressed “grave concerns” about the Maya Train on issues…

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Zapatismo and the struggle for life

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) announced a new political initiative in October of 2020 that makes up another link in the chain of anti-capitalist rebellion that they have continued to move forward in the past twenty-seven years of…

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Modevite rejects National Guard barracks and SCLC-Palenque superhighway

By: Elio Henríquez Tuesday, January 5, 2021 https://www.jornada.com.mx/2021/01/05/estados/022n1est San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, members of the Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite) placed hand-painted signs in the municipality of Cancuc to express their rejection to constructing…

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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 war for water in Morelos

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Cuauhtémoc Blanco, the Mexican midfielder who has scored the most goals in official competitions, scored a self-goal. Last September 24, now as governor of Morelos, he declared that the head of the State Attorney General’s Office…

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The CNI-CIG and EZLN: For Life and Against Money

The CNI-CIG and the EZLN Call for Solidarity with the People’s Front in Defense of the Land and Water of Morelos, Puebla, and Tlaxcala November 2020. To the people of Mexico: To the peoples of the world: To the Sixth…

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Samir Flores was murdered for defending life, says Subcomandante Galeano

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In many corners of “this dying planet” there are those who do not give up. In a written Zoom exercise, to refer to the struggle and death of Samir Flores Soberanes, Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano closes in Morelos…

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