Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico’s Southern Border


“Defense of land has brought us repression, threats and murders,” they denounce in Chiapas

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Some five thousand men and women, members of San Pedro and San Pablo parishes of Chicomuselo, in the Sierra Madre of Chiapas, held a march-procession this Monday to protest against the extractive mining…

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Construction of new military base in Chiapas advances rapidly

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas. (apro) The Mexican Army advances rapidly in the construction of what will be the new military base in the municipality of Chicomuselo, Chiapas, which according to Governor Manuel Velasco Coello will strengthen the security…

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The Southern Command will support vigilance on the Mexico-Guatemala border

By: Jesús Aranda Cozumel, Quintana Roo With support from the United States Southern Command, the armed forces of Mexico and Guatemala impel “very important” task force project on their common border for carrying out land and air patrols and recognizance…

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Anti-War Caravan in Mexico City

THE WAR on DRUGS HAS LEFT THE POLITICAL POWER WITH ENORMOUS PROFITS Caravan for Peace: the economic interests of powerful nations are behind it.    By: José Antonio Román Members of the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice, to whom…

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The Anti-War Caravan from Honduras to New York

By: Journalists on Foot (Periodistas de a Pie) The Caravan will tour more than 5, 000 kilometers from this country (Honduras) to New York. Photo: PieDePágina Text and photograph: Ximena Natera. Text: Daniela Pastrana Honduras, the largest expeller country of…

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Accuse private police of murdering migrants

ACTIVISTS ACCUSE POLICE OF MURDERING MIGRANTS THAT TRAVEL TO THE U.S. ** They maintain that those responsible belong to the Cusaem and Sepromex corporations ** The first one has million dollar contracts with federal government agencies and with the state…

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Pope Francisco to visit Chiapas

THEY FORMALLY ANNOUNCE POPE FRANCISCO’S VISIT TO CHIAPAS By: Isaín Mandujano This afternoon, the Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez confirmed the visit of Pope Francisco to Chiapas, where he will live and will send a message to indigenous peoples and migrants…

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Mexico protects those without papers in word only

“Operations in secret places become human witch hunts” You can give the government a 10 on its political message, but in fighting crime it doesn’t even attain zero, because it has not even made the attempt, the Jesuit explains. He…

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Mexico now deports more Central Americans than the U.S.

THE SOUTHERN BORDER PROGRAM INCREASES DEPORTATIONS and RISKS FOR MIGRANTS In seven months, 92,889 undocumented detained; The U.S. Migra arrested 70,448 By: Arturo Cano, Envoy Tenosique, Tabasco To be a migrant one must have good legs and poor hearing. That’s…

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We seek refuge too: Central American migrant children

“WE SEEK REFUGE TOO:” Central American migrant children  By: Ruben Figueroa Thousands of kilometers divide them but the same misfortune unites them, their eyes are admired on the road, every minute they see unfamiliar faces. They are children displaced by…

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