Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico’s Southern Border


US: Hypocrisy and Cruelty

From the editorial desk of La Jornada Once again, the immigration issue exposes the hypocrisy, disdain for human rights, manipulation and cruelty of US leaders. Since Wednesday, the policy of granting conditional humanitarian freedom to Venezuelans entering the United States…

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Guacamaya Leaks: The Narco uses 6 routes to move drugs through Chiapas

By: Alfredo Fuentes | El Sol de Mexico Organized crime groups that traffic drugs from Central America to Mexico and the United States use at least six routes that cross through Chiapas by land and sea, indicate documents of Mexico’s…

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Guacamaya leaks: Sinaloa Cartel dominates in Chiapas

By: Omar Rivera | El Sol de México The Army recognizes that the Sinaloa Cartel is the one with a “presence in most of the state of Chiapas” and that maintains a territorial struggle against the Jalisco Cartel New Generation…

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Catholics march in 10 Chiapas cities demanding peace and justice

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas – Thousands of Catholics of the Diocese of San Cristóbal participated in what was called a Pilgrimage for Peace and Justice in at least 10 cities to protest the violence…

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Emergency Appeal: Stand with the Indigenous & Zapatista Communities to Stop the Paramilitary Violence

The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to join us in taking urgent action NOW to stand in solidarity with Indigenous and Zapatista communities in Chiapas. The Indigenous communities are being attacked by paramilitary forces in collusion with and support…

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Imperialism, migration and the international working class

Above is a scene from the aftermath of a semi-trailed packed with migrants overturning on a highway in Chiapas, leaving 56 dead and at least 100 injured. By: Raúl Romero* “We migrants are not criminals, we are international workers,” sang…

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They denounce the presence of US agents at Mexico’s Southern Border

Over the weekend of January 18-19, a new Migrant Caravan of roughly 2,000 Honduran migrants arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border and made mostly unsuccessful attempts to enter Mexico from Tecún Uman, Guatemala. On Monday, Mexico’s immigration police and National Guard…

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Militarization in Mexico Advances with a Red Zone in the South-Southeast

By: Eugenia Lopez Translated by El Enemigo Común Militarism in Mexico is increasing. President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, along with the commander of the National Guard Luis Ramirez Bucio, at an August 13th press conference shared a document titled “The…

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Mexico, trapped between the migrant flow and US policy

African migrants protest during UN visit The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, visited Mexico during the latter part of September to observe the situation of migrants and asylum seekers. Interviewed prior to leaving Mexico, Grandi viewed Mexico…

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Surrendering to la migra, “the new normal” at the southern border of Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tapachula, Chiapas In the shadow of the Viva México vehicular bridge, at this city’s northern exit towards Mexico City (in fact, towards the whole country), a group of seven citizens of India, young men, seated on the…

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