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Covid-19, the Chiapas mirror

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Dr. José Manuel Cruz Castellanos is a peculiar character. He would seem taken from a humorous Monty Python film. When they asked him if the arrival of dust from the Sahara could affect the health of…

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One of the EZLN’s founders dies of Covid-19

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Hidadelfo Gómez Alvarez, (Frank), one of the founders of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) on November 17, 1983, died in this city from Covid-19, his…

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Indigenous in Aldama, Chiapas, between famine and gunfire

Aldama, Chiapas More than two thousand indigenous Tsotsiles from the municipality of Aldama sleep and wake amidst the fear of an ambush. They have written down in a notebook the 98 times they have been shot at during the last…

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Paramilitaries shoot a teenager in Aldama, Chiapas

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas This Friday, the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that paramilitaries fired off shots that wounded a 13-year old teenager from Aldama municipality in her eye and…

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The Maya Train and the right to Indigenous Autonomy

By Magdalena Gómez The project that is called the Maya Train is on its way and the director of Fonatur (Fondo Nacional del Fomento al Turismo, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism) has unfurled his strategy to outmaneuver the rights of…

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74 Armed attacks against families displaced from Aldama, Chalchihuitán and Chenalhó

  By: Yessica Morales In the state of Chiapas there are a total of 10,113 victims of forced displacement, paramilitary violence and armed criminal groups that are protected by officials of the state and municipal governments, moved by dark interests…

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Chenalhó paramilitaries fire at displaced Maya Tsotsils

Mayor of Chenalhó attacked, his driver killed By: Hermann Bellinghausen The National Guard just dismantled the barricades of the paramilitary-style civilian armed groups of Chenalhó, Chiapas, last May 31; the [paramilitaries] have returned, and so have the shots they fire…

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This is how they protect themselves from Covid-19 in Zapatista territory

How do the Zapatistas protect their territory from the coronavirus? With a diffuse and extensive territory, the EZLN has bet on prevention and lack of physical movement of the inhabitants. Text: Orsetta Bellani Photo: Isabel Mateos OCOSINGO, CHIAPAS. Doctor Luis…

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Campaign for Las Abejas: End the Famine

Dear Friends and Supporters, There is a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Highlands of Chiapas; it involves 3,304 members of Las Abejas of Acteal. We are asking you to join the Chiapas Support Committee in supporting the indigenous people under attack….

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Federal judge suspends work on Section 1 of the Maya Train

FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS SUSPENDING WORK on the PALENQUE-ESCÁRCEGA SECTION of THE MAYA TRAIN UNTIL the PANDEMIC ENDS  By: Isaín Mandujano A federal judge in Chiapas today granted the definitive suspension to indigenous Ch’ol facing the Maya Train project, for the…

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