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Bullets rain again in Aldama, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas After a month and a half of relative calm in the Tsotsil communities of Magdalena Aldama, the rain of bullets from snipers, alleged paramilitaries, posted in different Santa Martha towns,…

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IACHR finalizes visit to Aldama and Chalchihuitán

By: Chiapas Paralelo * “We thank the solidarity of the Inter-American Commission for this visit and we hope that your visit will work and will produce a real solution to the conflict and to living in peace,” the Aldama representative…

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IACHR asks government for investigation and punishment in Aldama case

By: Angeles Mariscal Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Mexican government for “the commitment to arrest those responsible” for the armed attacks on the indigenous population of Aldama Municipality. The president…

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The IACHR will visit Chiapas to evaluate precautionary measures in favor of Tsotsils

By: Jessica Xantomila Next week, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), led by the rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, will visit Chiapas, for the purpose of evaluating the precautionary measures dictated…

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Aldama and Chenalhó sign second conciliatory agreement

The conflict now has two conciliatory agreements between the parties. Nevertheless, the situation in the region has not been noticeably different.  By: Yessica Morales On June 14, 2022, the three levels of government and authorities from the municipalities of Chenalhó…

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The IACHR will visit 22 indigenous communities in Chiapas, victims of violence

One year after the IACHR granted precautionary measures to 12 Aldama communities, the Mexican State has not guaranteed peace and security in the territory By: Isaín Mandujano One year after the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human…

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The Mexican State has not fulfilled the IACHR’s recommendations in Aldama

Magdalena Aldama, Chiapas. April 23rd, 2022 To the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. To Amnesty International for Human Rights. To the National Human Rights Commission To Non-Governmental Human Rights Centers. To the International, National, State and Independent Media. To the…

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Frayba: 437 attacks from paramilitary groups against the peoples of Aldama in March

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that in March it documented 437 attacks against communities in Aldama municipality, perpetrated by armed groups from the town…

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Non-stop “bullet baths” against Tsotsils in Aldama

Above: Cocó community, Aldama, Chiapas – Photo: EFE, Carlos Lopez By:  Hermann Bellinghausen The daily life of violence can anesthetize public opinion, but not those who suffer it every day. Not one day goes by without bullet baths against more…

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The Europe of Below and Aldama, Chiapas

In the streets of Vienna, a protest to demand the return of two kidnapped Zapatistas. By: Carlos Soledad* The state of Chiapas has become powder keg. On September 11, [2021] for example, members of the paramilitary organization ORCAO kidnapped the…

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