Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico’s Southern Border


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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They’ll build 3 National Guard barracks in Chiapas in areas used by migrants

By: Angeles Mariscal They ask for land in the municipalities of Tonalá, Pichucalco and Palenque, located on the Coast and the Northern Zone of Chiapas. The Chiapas government asked the local Congress for the disincorporation of 3 plots of land…

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In Chiapas, the immigrant wave experiences a Calvary

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tapachula, Chiapas The southern border is a test. It all started last October, when the avalanche of immigrants from Central America towards the north adopted new and more challenging ways of taking the trip to face the…

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The Marshall Plan and border imperialism

By: Carlos Fazio President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has outlined a policy of prudence and non-confrontation with the United States, attached to the doctrine and foreign policy principles established in Article 89 of the [Mexican] Constitution. In that sense, and…

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Chomsky: Central Americans flee from horror the US created

From the Editorial Staff Members of the Migrant Caravan are fleeing from the misery and the horrors the United States created, the linguist, philosopher and political scientist Noam Chomsky pointed out in an interview with Democracy Now, in which he…

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Migrant caravan breaks through Mexico’s fence

By: Rodrigo Soberanes Tecún Umán, Guatemala And when she opened her eyes, she thought she was in Mexico. When the young Honduran woman, who had fainted, opened her eyes, Mexico was now within her reach because the Migrant Caravan was breaking…

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The “minimum spaces for surviving” are closed In Central American towns

  By: Blanche Petrich Their stories are similar and different. In their cities or towns, in Honduras or El Salvador, the minimum spaces for surviving are closed to them. They killed one woman’s uncle for being homosexual. They killed another…

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Our migrant witch hunts

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In the infinite cascade of misfortunes that characterize the experiences of Central American migration, the law of the henhouse operates during the trip to the tide of thousands that flee from their towns and regions through a…

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