Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Modevite


They arrest five indigenous defenders of their territory, organizations demand their release

By: Yessica Morales The Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas together with the Parish of San Juan Evangelista in San Juan Cancuc and the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), expressed their concern over the arrest…

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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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Modevite rejects National Guard barracks and SCLC-Palenque superhighway

By: Elio Henríquez Tuesday, January 5, 2021 https://www.jornada.com.mx/2021/01/05/estados/022n1est San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, members of the Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite) placed hand-painted signs in the municipality of Cancuc to express their rejection to constructing…

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Indigenous peoples reject the Maya Train, the Trans-Isthmus Corridor and exploitation of water

By: Chiapas Paralelo Different Chiapas indigenous organizations met in the “First Regional Gathering in Defense of Water Agua and Mother Earth” held in Chilón, for the purpose of expressing their indigenous resistance to the colonial invasion, and, at the same…

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8 more municipalities reject the San Cristóbal-Palenque Highway

By: Chiapas Paralelo The Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite), which is composed of believing people in the parishes of Yajalón, Candelaria, Huixtán, Oxchuc, Ocosingo, Altamirano, Chilón, Sitalá and Chicomuselo, unite in rejection of the construction of the…

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Residents of San Juan Cancuc reject San Cristóbal-Palenque superhighway construction

By: Chiapas Paralelo  The Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite, its Spanish acronym) in San Juan Cancuc demonstrated a series of points in which they expressed their rejection of the realization of the superhighway project that goes from…

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