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Malverde in Chamula

Jesús Malverde is a historical folk hero in Sinaloa, a sort of Robin Hood or angel of the poor. He is worshipped as a saint and believed to perform miracles, much to the dismay of the Catholic Church. Although often…

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Zapatistas do cleaning and maintenance on Huitepec Reserve

The sign also reads: “We struggle to defend Mother Earth. We are born in her, we grow up and we die in her. Natural protected area. EZLN, Zona Altos de Chiapas (Chiapas Highlands Zone). By: Chiapas Paralelo Support bases of…

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The EZLN announces mobilizations for its 39th anniversary

The EZLN was founded on November 17, 1983 in the Lacandón Jungle, in the municipality of Ocosingo. By: Gilberto Morales | El Heraldo de Chiapas Altamirano The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, EjércitoZapatista de Liberación Nacional), announces a mobilization to…

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Unpunished, the 2006 massacre committed by paramilitaries in Viejo Velasco

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The massacre committed 16 years ago in the Viejo Velasco community of Ocosingo municipality, where six people were executed, including a pregnant woman, “remains unpunished,” nine civilian organizations assured, among them…

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Luis Villoro, the sentinel

By: Raúl Romero* The events take place in 1996. After being introduced by Zapatista Comandante David, Don Luis Villoro Toranzo takes the floor. He speaks in the name of the group of advisors to the EZLN, in the Dialogue for…

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Chiapas motorcycle gang demands release of leader

From the Correspondents Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas – Supporters of Pablo N, alleged leader of the Los Vans motorcycle gang, which operates in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, and former director of the Sentiments of the Nation organization in the Chiapas…

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Chiapas: Violence and displaced persons cause fear of another Acteal

Lack of attention to land conflicts and the growing operation of organized crime groups translates into deaths, rapes and forced displacement of residents. By: Isaín Mandujano Civilian organizations, human rights defenders and religious people denounce an unusual increase in violence…

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US: Hypocrisy and Cruelty

From the editorial desk of La Jornada Once again, the immigration issue exposes the hypocrisy, disdain for human rights, manipulation and cruelty of US leaders. Since Wednesday, the policy of granting conditional humanitarian freedom to Venezuelans entering the United States…

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Cristóbal Sántiz is free, more than 2 years after his arrest

The community defender was arrested when leaving work in San Cristóbal de Las Casas by officials of the Chiapas Attorney General’s specialized police By: Yessica Morales El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba)…

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Guacamaya Leaks: The Narco uses 6 routes to move drugs through Chiapas

By: Alfredo Fuentes | El Sol de Mexico Organized crime groups that traffic drugs from Central America to Mexico and the United States use at least six routes that cross through Chiapas by land and sea, indicate documents of Mexico’s…

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