Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico Drug War


Letter: A visit to Chiapas

By Carolina Dutton I finally returned to Chiapas after two and half years because of the pandemic. This has been the longest time I have spent away from this beloved land of the Mayan peoples in resistance in two decades…

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Chiapas and the Zapatistas face a dramatic increase in violence

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez When discussing the increased violence in Chiapas, it’s helpful to remember that there is a neoliberal effort underway, promoted by the World Bank, to bring indigenous peoples in southeast Mexico into the capitalist marketplace. The vehicle…

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Chiapas: Crimen organizado, violencia estatal y resistencia comunitaria

CELEBRANDO EL ANIVERSARIO 19 DE RESISENCIA DE LOS CARACOLES ZAPATISTAS Mesa de discusión virtual: 20 de Agosto, 5 pm (Pacific Time) – 7 pm (Ciudad de México) Con este diálogo celebramos el aniversario 19 de la fundación de los Caracoles…

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Guatemalan president unharmed after shooting incident near Chiapas border

The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, was not injured this Saturday in an armed attack on his entourage when he was leaving a village in the northwest department of Huehuetenango, a local radio station reported. “Shooting at the presidential entourage…

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The Diocese of San Cristóbal denounces an increase of violence in Chiapas

“Every day in our country we experience insecurity and violence in our streets, schools, businesses and unfortunately also in our churches, places that bring us together as a community to meet with our sisters and brothers and with God,” the…

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Chiapas, endless violence

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Panic and anxiety. Those words sum up what thousands of residents of San Cristóbal de las Casas experienced for hours last June 12, when dozens of armed civilians, masked and wearing bulletproof vests, fired Kalashnikov and…

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Narco violence and indigenous youth

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* Last June 14, strongly armed indigenous youth took over the popular market of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, and maintained control of the northern zone of this city for more than three hours, stealing,…

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Organized crime increases in Chiapas, organizations accuse authorities of acquiescence

By: Angeles Mariscal An increase in drug trafficking and consumption, an increase in homicides and disappearances, regions with curfews imposed by armed people, constant armed attacks on entire communities; in Chiapas, the presence of organized crime skyrocketed, a situation that…

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Llamado al gobierno mexicano de poner fin y desmantelar guerra paramilitar contra comunidades indígenas y zapatistas

Alto a la guerra paramilitar contra las comunidades indígenas y zapatistas Alto a los megaproyectos e industrias extractivas en territorios indígenas y zapatistas To read the version in English, click here: End all Mexican Government support & disband the paramilitary…

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State Racism and War Against the People in Chiapas

Above Photo: More than 3,000 residents of Aldama Municipality have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to paramilitary violence. By: Gilberto López y Rivas This past November 4th, the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center (Frayba) published on their page…

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