Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico’s Social Movements


The State against the pre-candidacy from below and to the left

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The civil association “The Time Has Come for the Flourishing of the Peoples” (Llegó la Hora del Florecimiento de los Pueblos) was constituted for the purpose of obtaining and supporting the registration of the spokesperson…

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Constructing something new from below: the CNI in San Cristóbal

By: Radio Zapatista Chiapas Mexico, November 8, 2017 The plaza of the San Cristóbal cathedral, affectionately called Plaza de la Resistencia (Resistance Plaza), was full. A four-deep wall of women and men from communities belonging to the National Indigenous Congress…

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Agenda for Marichuy’s visit to Chiapas

María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, from Tuxpán, Jalisco, Mexico, aka Marichuy, is an indigenous Nahua, traditional doctor and human rights defender, Mexican, indigenous spokesperson and representative in the 2018 federal elections. Marichuy, an aspirant to be a candidate for the…

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Marichuy denounces INE’s system for collecting signatures via cell phone

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) The candidate nominated by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) and the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to the presidency of the Republic, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez (Marichuy), today denounced “the simulation” and…

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Marichuy, a very different campaign

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Some 21 years ago, on October 11, 1996, an indigenous Nahua from Jalisco read the political statement of the nascent National Indigenous Congress. In the name of more than 600 delegates coming from all over the…

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Marichuy in La Garrucha

WORDS OF MARÍA DE JESÚS PATRICIO MARTÍNEZ IN THE CARACOL OF LA GARRUCHA Brothers and Sisters, it is the time of the peoples, it’s time that we unite, it’s time that together we take out these big capitalists that have…

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Words of Marichuy in Morelia, Chiapas

WORDS OF MARÍA DE JESÚS PATRICIO MARTÍNEZ IN THE ZAPATISTA CARACOL OF MORELIA ON OCTOBER 15, 2017 Well, we already listened to our council member compañeras that make up the Indigenous Government Council and before beginning (my talk) I want…

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Marichuy begins her tour in Guadalupe Tepeyac

“THE TIME HAS COME TO DECIDE: DESTINY IS IN OUR HANDS and THOSE OF THE MEXICAN PEOPLE” From the Editors Guadalupe Tepeyac, Chiapas The indigenous Nahua woman María de Jesús Patricio, known as Marichuy, spokesperson for the Indigenous Government Council…

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Frayba and Sipaz will escort the Indigenous Government Council caravan

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) and the International Service for Peace (Sipaz) reported that they would accompany the caravan that starting from this Friday, October 13…

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María de Jesús calls to organize the “pains and rages” of the peoples

By: Claudia Herrera Beltrán María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, Marichuy, spokesperson for the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Indigenous Government Council (CIG), presented her intention to be an independent candidate to the Presidency of the Republic with a call…

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