Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


What’s the Military For?

By Raúl Romero* On Monday the 11th of May, a contract was published in the Official Journal of the Federation that makes the permanent Armed Forces available to carry out tasks of public security. The agreement, dated last May 8,…

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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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CNDH asks to suspend non-essential work on the Maya Train project

In danger, the health of the region’s inhabitants From the Editors Due to the health emergency declared because of Covid-19, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH, its initials in Spanish) issued precautionary measures in favor of the original peoples of…

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Indigenous people of Palenque win suspension of the Maya Train

First is health, judge decides By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas A federal court granted a protective order (amparo) to Chiapas indigenous people by means of which it orders that work on the Palenque stretch of the…

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Statement of Solidarity with the Struggle against the Maya Train

[Admin: The Sexta Grietas Network circulated this statement and asked for signatures. We reproduce it below with the signatures obtained.] Statement of Solidarity with the Struggle against the Maya Train, a Megaproject of Death Traducción en español Traduction française April…

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A Maya Train Fibra?

By: Violeta R. Núñez Rodríguez * In one of the pamphlets of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo, Fonatur), which promotes the Maya Train, the most important infrastructure work of the current…

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The Maya Train, development and State presence

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The poverty and precariousness in which the communities and inhabitants of the Yucatan Peninsula live is not the product of their supposed isolation from the global market. There has been no such thing for more than…

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The so-called Maya Train and conflict engineering

By: Magdalena Gómez February 20 completed one year of the unjust and not investigated murder of Samir Flores. This crime will mark the current government although it seems not to realize it. Numerous peoples are carrying out actions throughout the…

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Samir Flores and the resistances

By: Raúl Romero* On February 11, 2019, Samir Flores and a group of opponents of the Morelos Integral Project went to protest an activity where President Andrés Manuel López Obrador [AMLO] would be present. With banners, slogans and modest sound…

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