Chiapas Support Committee

Category: San Pedro Polhó


Acteal infamy, 25 years in memory

By: Hermann Bellinghausen* San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas A quarter of a century ago, on December 22, 1997, the direst of omens were fulfilled for the communities of Las Abejas and the support bases of the Zapatista National Liberation…

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They deny return to those displaced from Santa Martha, and accuse them of killing 6

By: Ángeles Mariscal Residents of Santa Martha, Chenalhó [those who remain there), accused the group of more than 30 families that were displaced from that community of breaking an agreement for the distribution of lands and murdering six of their…

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Frayba: Inaction of the Mexican State deepens violence in Chiapas Highlands

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, MexicoOctober 5, 2022Bulletin No. 31 The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) condemns the acts of violence occurring in the Santa Martha Section, municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas. According to various sources…

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Chenalhó, Chiapas, the struggle for land via the armed path

By: Ángeles Mariscal Seven days of constant attacks have passed, without the government being able to intervene to stop the confrontation that is being waged within the Santa Martha Chenalhó armed group, over the possession of 49.5 hectares of land….

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Armed group burns houses, murders opponents, displaces 32 families who flee to Polhó

By: Ángeles Mariscal This Tuesday marks six days since factions of the armed group that formed in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, in the Chiapas Highlands, have confronted each other. No authority of the three levels of government has entered the place,…

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Narco-politics in Chiapas, a time bomb that increases the risk of another massacre

  By: Blanche Petrich Three weeks ago, the parish priest of Simojovel, Marcelo Pérez, started to tour the steep trajectory of at least four hours that goes from his parish to the border communities between Chenalhó and Chalchihuitán, in Los…

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