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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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Paramilitaries murder a resident of Aldama and injure a Zapatista

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Lorenzo Gómez Ruiz, an indigenous resident of Aldama municipality, was shot to death this Monday by paramilitary groups in Santa Martha community, Chenalhó municipality, the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human…

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From Europe they demand a stop to the violence in Aldama

Above Photo: “We are a people who live under a rain of shots from the armed groups of a paramilitary nature.” Courtesy: Luis Enrique Aguilar From: Yessica Morales, Editorial Staff In 2018, the attacks with high-caliber firearms intensified. At that…

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State Racism and War Against the People in Chiapas

Above Photo: More than 3,000 residents of Aldama Municipality have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to paramilitary violence. By: Gilberto López y Rivas This past November 4th, the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center (Frayba) published on their page…

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Residents: Paramilitaries attacked Aldama 203 times in October

Above Photo: Cuartoscuro | In a file image, families are given refuge in a carpentry workshop in Chivit community last June 18. By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Residents of Aldama municipality affirmed that in October members…

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Updates on Aldama: Residents vote amid shooting from Chenalhó

By: Elio Henríquez Excerpted from La Jornada San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas This Sunday (June 6) in Chiapas 120 municipal presidencies (mayors) were renewed. The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that as of Sunday…

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29 Soldiers “trapped” in Aldama, due to paramilitary fire

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Around 29 soldiers from the Base of Mixed Operations (BOM, its initials in Spanish) were trapped since 11 am this Friday in Cokó community, due to attacks from the Santa Martha…

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Paramilitary group deprives Pedro Lunez Perez of his life as the National Guard patrols nearby

FRAYBA ISSUES A CALL FOR SOLIDARITY! – The Mexican State fails to comply with precautionary measures granted by the IACHR in favor of the population of Aldama. – The federal and state governments submit to paramilitary violence in Chiapas. The…

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Chenalhó asks for 50 million pesos to end the conflict with Aldama

By: Isaín Mandujano Indigenous Tsotsils in Santa Martha community, Chenalhó, asked for 50 million pesos to cede 32.5 hectares of land to their adversaries in Aldama, as well as 200,000 pesos for each one of their dead and 100,000 pesos…

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UN condemns deaths due to the attack on displaced Tsotsils in Chiapas Highlands

By the Editorial Staff MEXICO CITY The Mexico Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights of (UN-HR) lamented the loss of human lives “as a consequence de los continuous attacks of armed groups” against the indigenous civilian…

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