Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico Drug War


From the EZLN: First Results of the Popular Consultation

Zapatista Sixth Commission July 31, 2021. To the victims and the relatives of victims in Mexico: To the organizations, groups, collectives and individuals that support the victims: Here we present the first results of the Popular Consultation that have reached…

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Chiapas, from paramilitaries to organized crime

Above photo from a protest reads: “Pueblo Nuevo rises up and marches. No more armed groups, No more criminals, No more deaths and rapes… No more theft of municipal resources!” By: Luis Hernández Navarro In 2013, the successful businessman from…

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The popular movement resists the narco

By: Raúl Zibechi In the Iztapalapa delegation (Mexico City) the Acapatzingo Housing Community, where 596 families live, is being harassed by armed people who define themselves as “Colombians,” It’s one of the popular movements that for decades has been struggling…

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EZLN and CNI-CIG denounce the kidnapping and murder of 2 CNI members

COMMUNIQUE FROM THE CNI-CIG AND THE EZLN ON THE COWARDLY KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF COMPAÑEROS FROM THE EMILIANO ZAPATA POPULAR INDIGENOUS COUNCIL OF GUERRERO The National Indigenous Congress [CNI], the Indigenous Governing Council [CIG], and the Zapatista National Liberation Army…

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The “drug trafficking economy” in Mexico generates $600 billion per year

By: Roberto González Amador  A “drug trafficking economy” has been consolidated in Mexico. Each year it generates a gross income on the order of 600 billion pesos, a number that doubles sales of the pharmaceutical industry. The data are part…

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Ayotzinapa: possible clarification

A LA JORNADA EDITORIAL Yesterday, the first collegiate tribunal of the 19th Circuit in Tamaulipas, ordered the replacing of the procedure followed to date by the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) around the atrocities perpetrated the night of September…

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Prohibited thinking?

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Guadalupe Vázquez Luna is a hurricane with a woman’s body. Small, with the face of a girl despite her 30 years, her voice has an immeasurable power. She is not ready to shut up and says…

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Indigenous activist murdered in Cherán, Michoacán

ORGANIZED CRIME “BEHIND THE MURDER” OF CHERÁN ACTIVIST By: Ernesto Martínez Elorriaga Cherán, Michoacán Guadalupe Campanur Tapia, 32, “was very active in the community rounds, in the work of the forest guards and in the cultural workshops. And finally, she…

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The other face of the war

By: Gustavo Esteva There is immense cynicism, ignorance or incompetence in the Mexican government and in the government of Trump. But it’s not just that. It’s also a perverse operation. Social polarization in the United States was always there. But,…

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On selective structural impunity

By: Magdalena Gómez We certainly don’t have good accounts in the application of the constitutional reforms in matters of justice, as the report “From paper to practice,” elaborated by the Centro Pro, the Mexican Institute on Human Rights and Democracy…

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