Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mining


Disappeared defenders

By: Hermann Bellinghausen As I write this, two weeks have passed since the violent kidnapping of Ricardo Lagunes Gasca and Antonio Díaz Valencia in the vicinity of Cohuayana. Their whereabouts are not known nor exactly who took them away, although…

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Violence against the Indigenous Peoples

By: Francisco López Bárcenas Popular predictionsat the beginning of the year announced that January would bring storms, but few imagined the magnitude of them. The violence against indigenous peoples in this first month of 2023 has acquired such dimension and…

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A lawyer for Indigenous communities and a communal leader disappear in Michoacán

By: Ernesto Martínez, Elio Henríquez, correspondents and Jessica Xantomila, reporter The lawyer for Indigenous communities Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca and Antonio Díaz Valencia, a teacher and community leader from Aquila, Michoacán, have been missing since January 15, when they returned…

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In Chicomuselo, they march against armed groups that impose mining

Hundreds of people marched in Chicomuselo to demand an end to the violence and a halt to paramilitary groups that seek to impose mining in the region. By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Hundreds of men, women and children…

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Threat of mining activities without prior consultation in Chicomuselo, Chiapas

By: Chiapas Paralelo The Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite), expresses its concern faced with the context of insecurity and violence given the latent threat of reactivating mining activities in the municipality of Chicomuselo, Chiapas, originating from the…

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2021: A year of resistance for life in Latin America

By: Raúl Zibechi The parliament of Chubut province in southern Argentina, approved a law in favor of mining in December, but had to annul it a week later faced with a mass insurrection of the population. It’s one of the…

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Greed is the Name of the Game

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The situation seems desperate and at the same time, no one knows what to do. The ticking of the world’s time against the clock is sounding (or at least some well-informed people are quite convinced of that)…

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Llamado al gobierno mexicano de poner fin y desmantelar guerra paramilitar contra comunidades indígenas y zapatistas

Alto a la guerra paramilitar contra las comunidades indígenas y zapatistas Alto a los megaproyectos e industrias extractivas en territorios indígenas y zapatistas To read the version in English, click here: End all Mexican Government support & disband the paramilitary…

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Call on the Mexican government to stop & disband paramilitary war on Zapatista & Indigenous communities

End the Paramilitary War on Zapatista and Indigenous Communities Stop all megaprojects and extractive industries on Zapatista and Indigenous territories Para leer la versión en español, haga clic aquí: Alto a la guerra paramilitar contra las comunidades indígenas y zapatistas…

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Brief chronology of paramilitary violence in Chiapas

In the last several years, and escalating during 2021, paramilitary attacks on indigenous communities where civilian Zapatista supporters and sympathizers live have intensified and they have done so with impunity. In September, the EZLN warned that the paramilitary violence was…

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