Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico’s Social Movements


The Army’s Complicity and the Dangers of Militarization

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* In recent weeks, collectives of relatives of the disappeared from all over the country have been discussing the report presented last March 28 by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) for the Ayotzinapa case…

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Altepelmecalli, the defense of water

Graphic art: @TallerAhuehuete By: Luis Hernández Navarro As if it were the work of the devil looking to surface from the depths of hell, an enormous hole opened up in the farmlands of Santa María Zacatepec, Puebla. With an unstoppable…

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The Tseltal communities that resist the National Guard

Text and photos: Orsetta Bellani in Pie de Página The Chilón Community Government is opposed to the megaprojects and the presence of National Guard barracks, which has now been constructed by order of Sedena, [1] thus violating the right of…

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In Chiapas, paramilitaries expel Tseltals for refusing to buy weapons

Differences over the use of 20 million pesos that they won in the presidential plane raffle derived into the expulsion of 28 Tseltal families from the community of Nacimiento, [1] in Ocosingo Municipality, who allegedly refused to buy firearms.Photo: Displaced…

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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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Brief chronology of paramilitary violence in Chiapas

In the last several years, and escalating during 2021, paramilitary attacks on indigenous communities where civilian Zapatista supporters and sympathizers live have intensified and they have done so with impunity. In September, the EZLN warned that the paramilitary violence was…

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The Maya Train’s development poles will destroy the richness, biodiversity and geomorphology of territories

By: Yessica Morales Ana Esther Ceceña, Coordinator of the Latin American Observatory of Geopolitics at the Institute for Economic Research, announced that given the Maya Train Comprehensive Development Project, the federal government proposes to reorder the productive, commercial, tourist and…

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They liberate the 17 students and 2 displaced indigenous people, but prohibit political activism

By: Isaín Mandujano Today, a control judge of the El Amate Prison issued the binding to criminal proceedings of the 17 teachers college students (normalistas) and 2 displaced indigenous people, but granted them the precautionary measure of facing their proceedings…

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Students and teachers initiate a sit-in to demand the students’ liberation

By: Isaín Mandujano They denounced that a smear campaign has been orchestrated against Diego Cadenas, director of the K´untik Human Rights Center. With the la slogan “if there’s no liberation, there’ll be no election,” [1] thousands of teachers from the…

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New police eviction of Mactumactzá students

Chiapas police during the withdrawal of Mactumactzá Rural Teachers School students Photo: Juan Carlos Santiago Hernández By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas “The police came to attack us, to repress us,” a member of the student committee…

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