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They install an internal working group on mountain wetlands critical habitat

By: Yessica Morales, Editorial Staff For almost a decade, citizen organizations have been denouncing the degradation of the wetlands that provide 70% of the water used in the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, located in southern Mexico….

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The López Montejo brothers are free after 11 years in prison

By: Yessica Morales *Abraham and Germán were arrested on January 17, 2011, being arbitrarily deprived of their freedom and each one sentenced to 75 years in prison [for murder].  The brothers Abraham and Germán López Montejo [1] were set free…

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Indigenous man set free after 20 years in prison

By: Editor Yéssica Morales *Marcelino was arrested on February 5, 2002, arbitrarily and illegally deprived of his freedom; he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Relatives of Prisoners in Struggle Collective, the…

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“El Machete” celebrates first anniversary of its struggle against the chiefdom in Pantelhó

By: Isaín Mandujano *Members of the Pueblo Creyente (Believing People) organization and other civil organizations that have accompanied them were present at the event, from which they also sent a greeting to the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista…

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The Government of Mexico foments counterinsurgency against EZLN territories

Sent by ajmaq on May 5, 2022Jovel, Chiapas, México
May 5, 2022 To the National Indigenous CongressTo the national and international SixthTo the Networks of Resistances and RebellionsTo the signers of the Declaration for LifeTo people who sow Dignity and Organization…

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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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Gustavo Esteva and the Horizon of Intelligibility

By: Luis Hernández Navarro At the foot of the majestic ceiba tree, in the humid sunny mornings and dusk of La Realidad, in the Lacandón jungle, where advisors and guests of the EZLN waited to meet with the commanders, Gustavo…

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Altamirano, Chiapas: Mass kidnappings of opponents of the political machine

The 10 drivers released on March 22 provided this photo of themselves to El Heraldo. By: Isaín Mandujano In the municipality of Altamirano a paramilitary group linked to the Pinto Kanter family, the PVEM and the Alliance of Social Organizations…

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