Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico’s Social Movements


Tila, political bosses, paramilitaries and autonomy

By: Luis Hernández Navarro For centuries, the Lord of Tila has been venerated with fervor. On the Feasts of Corpus Christi, the Holy Cross, in Holy Week and the miraculous renewal of January 15, thousands of devoted faithful celebrate him….

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Paramilitaries ambush march in Tila, Chiapas; at least two dead

By: Hermann Bellinghausen and Elio Henríquez Violence broke out this Friday in the Chol municipality of Tila, in the northern zone of Chiapas, with at least two dead (other sources talk about three) and an undetermined number of injured. The…

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Vandalism and the return of Paz y Justicia in the Tila ejido, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The Tila ejido, in the northern zone of Chiapas, denounced acts that have altered the fragile stability of its urban core and mark the return of the Paz y Justicia [1] organization (that never really went away),…

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CNI-CIG Condemns aggression against Zapatista community and calls for solidarity

To the people of Mexico and the world. The Indigenous Government Council-National Indigenous Congress condemns the cowardly attack by members of the paramilitary group called the Regional Organization of Ocosingo Coffee Growers (ORCAO), who last Saturday, August 22, around 11:00…

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Civil Society and the CIG file legal actions over 5 megaprojects

By: Daliri Oropeza of Pie de Página Civil organizations filed two new legal and international appeals against five megaprojects: Interoceanic Corridor, New Santa Lucia International Airport, Dos Bocas Refinery, Morelos Integral Project and Maya Train. They assure that they consider…

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Pedro Uc, language and territory

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Pedro Uc Be is by far one of the most important indigenous intellectuals in Mexico. Maya born in the community of Buctzotz, Yucatan, 90 kilometers northeast of Merida, he is, simultaneously, poet, educator, theologian, translator of…

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Campaign for Las Abejas: End the Famine

Dear Friends and Supporters, There is a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Highlands of Chiapas; it involves 3,304 members of Las Abejas of Acteal. We are asking you to join the Chiapas Support Committee in supporting the indigenous people under attack….

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More than 3, 300 on the verge of famine in Chiapas, Frayba warns

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chis (apro) The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) warned that more than 3,000 indigenous Tzotzils in a situation of forced displacement and members of other communities in the Highlands (Los Altos)…

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Statement of Maya Organizations on the Yucatan Peninsula

To the Maya and campesino communities of the Yucatan Peninsula: To the peoples of Mexico and the world “(…) They enjoy, however, everything that the land, sea and wind produce in these places. Now we must understand, how and at…

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Pandemic: 16 million indigenous people in absolute vulnerability

By: Zósimo Camacho Hunger, chronic malnutrition and precarious medical infrastructure are the constant in the geographies of the Native peoples. They don’t have clear information about the arrival of the Covid-19 disease. The greatest ravages of the pandemic and economic…

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