Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


Samir Flores: The Wound of Amilcingo

By: Luís Hernández Navarrro “In Anenecuilco, the history of the country opens like a wound,” wrote Gaston Garcia Cantú in Utopias Mexicanas. Half a decade later, in Xochicalco, repetition of the injury was reaffirmed as a policy toward the peasantry….

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Fonatur did not define the feasibility or social risks of the Maya Train

By: Enrique Mendez and Arturo Sánchez Jiménez The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) started the Maya Train project in 2019 without having determined its social feasibility and without having a diagnosis that anticipates the possible effects and…

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Yucatán court grants three new orders to stop work on Maya Train

By: Angélica Enciso L. and Jared Laureles The fourth district court seated in Yucatán granted three new provisional suspensions against the Maya Train in the state, which prevents federal authorities from continuing construction work on Section 3 of the new…

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CNI warns of the country’s reorganization against the indigenous peoples

By: Daliri Oropeza The National Indigenous Congress decided in an assembly to accompany the EZLN’s tour to different continents and to go on the offensive faced with the political landscape that is pushing energy megaprojects and imposing a territorial reorganization…

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Indigenous people file suit against National Guard over construction of barracks in Chilón

By: Editor, Yessica Morales Photo: Maya Tseltal people in Chilón municipality have undertaken a legal battle against the militarization of their territory. The Tseltal people asked for protection from federal justice against the construction of the National Guard barracks and…

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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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