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They’ll build 3 National Guard barracks in Chiapas in areas used by migrants

By: Angeles Mariscal They ask for land in the municipalities of Tonalá, Pichucalco and Palenque, located on the Coast and the Northern Zone of Chiapas. The Chiapas government asked the local Congress for the disincorporation of 3 plots of land…

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Chiapas: they kill an ecologist and threaten his family members

By: René Alberto López Villahermosa, Tabasco Gunmen murdered with five bullets –one of them in the face– the environmentalist José Luis Álvarez Flores, 64, whose body was found Monday in the ejido Calatrava, municipality of Palenque, Chiapas, on a road…

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Chiapan demons

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The lifeless body of Ignacio Pérez Girón appeared on the side of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez-San Cristóbal free highway (in other words, not the toll road). It had signs of torture. Two days earlier, on May 4…

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For life and against war in the Zapatista communities

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Today is being carried out in national territory, and in various countries of the solidarity world (among them, France, Spain, Greece and the United States), a day against the militarization of Zapatista territories and communities,…

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The San Cristóbal-Palenque highway is back and so is the resistance

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez The San Cristobal-Palenque highway is key to an elaborate tourism development plan, the Palenque Integral Center (CIP, its initials in Spanish), which includes a lush green jungle area in the northern zone of Chiapas, the Agua…

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US dollars in exchange for containing migrants in Chiapas

By: Angeles Mariscal A basic argument that without being new, is open and public for the first time, puts the migratory issue on the table: strengthening the economic relationship of Mexico with the United States, in exchange for containing thousands…

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Frayba denounces militarization in Zapatista Territory

THE MEXICAN STATE INCREASES THE MILITARIZATION IN ZAPATISTA TERRITORY Five years after the unpunished extrajudicial execution of José Luis Solís López, teacher Galeano, during an attack on the autonomous Zapatista project, in the community of La Realidad, the Mexican State…

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8 more municipalities reject the San Cristóbal-Palenque Highway

By: Chiapas Paralelo The Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite), which is composed of believing people in the parishes of Yajalón, Candelaria, Huixtán, Oxchuc, Ocosingo, Altamirano, Chilón, Sitalá and Chicomuselo, unite in rejection of the construction of the…

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In Chiapas, the immigrant wave experiences a Calvary

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Tapachula, Chiapas The southern border is a test. It all started last October, when the avalanche of immigrants from Central America towards the north adopted new and more challenging ways of taking the trip to face the…

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Oxchuc elects its municipal president through uses and customs

Without parties or ballot boxes  By: Isaín Mandujano This Saturday, indigenous Tseltals of Oxchuc, elected their new mayor for the next three years under the regimen of a new normative system of uses and customs, by raised hand, after four…

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