Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico Drug War


Comandante Machete: That the government recognizes our elected authorities and not Trujillo Morales!

The El Machete Self-Defense group asks the government to recognize its authorities and not Raquel Trujillo Morales Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano The El Machete Self-Defense group warned today that if “anything happens to” any of the three councilors…

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Altamirano residents resort to armed self-defense to shake off the caciques

Above Photo is a screen shot taken from the armed self-defense group’s video. By: Angeles Mariscal In Altamirano, the municipality located in the jungle zone of Chiapas, the Kanter family has governed since 2002. The men of the family and…

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A Community Guard emerges in Simojovel

They threaten to “act” if the local government fails to comply with respect for indigenous rights and 7 demands By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, a self-defense group called the Armed Force of Simojovel [1] publicly…

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A second armed group emerges in Chiapas, to support El Machete

Photo: People of the Jungle, an armed group in Chiapas, emerges in support of El Machete (Screen Shot) The new armed group is called Gente de la Selva (People of the Jungle) and emerged in support of the El Machete…

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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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