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Bullets rain again in Aldama, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas After a month and a half of relative calm in the Tsotsil communities of Magdalena Aldama, the rain of bullets from snipers, alleged paramilitaries, posted in different Santa Martha towns,…

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Autonomy against all odds

By: Magdalena Gómez On August 9, 2003, in Oventic, Chiapas, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) announced the creation of the caracoles and the good government juntas, in substitution pf the Zapatista rebel autonomous municipalities…

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The Lacandón Commune at 19 years

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Fabrizio León’s photograph taken in 1985 speaks for itself. With heavy bundles of coffee on their backs and the aromatic coffee orchards spread out to the mountainside in front of them, three indigenous Chiapanecan day laborers…

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Guatemalan president unharmed after shooting incident near Chiapas border

The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, was not injured this Saturday in an armed attack on his entourage when he was leaving a village in the northwest department of Huehuetenango, a local radio station reported. “Shooting at the presidential entourage…

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Joint Statement against the aggressions towards communities of the EZLN’s Caracol 10

Jobel, Chiapas, Mexico On July 28, 2022 To the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional)To the National Indigenous CongressTo the National and International SextaTo the Networks of Resistance and RebellionTo those who sign the Declaration for…

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IACHR finalizes visit to Aldama and Chalchihuitán

By: Chiapas Paralelo * “We thank the solidarity of the Inter-American Commission for this visit and we hope that your visit will work and will produce a real solution to the conflict and to living in peace,” the Aldama representative…

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Wetlands invaders in Chiapas threaten officials

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Individuals who have been filling in the San Cristóbal wetlands for several months attempted to retain and intimidate officials from the environmental sector of the three levels of government who…

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The IACHR asks the government to disarm groups in Chiapas

By: Elio Henríquez, correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Persons displaced from Chalchihuitán municipality due to the violence derived from the conflict over boundaries with their Chenalhó neighbors, asked the rapporteur of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR),…

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Drug traffickers battle each other for more than 24 hours in the border municipalities of La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas

By: Ángeles Mariscal Residents of ejidos and communities fled into the mountains. Mexican Army personnel arrived hours later, arrested three people and seized weapons. On Thursday, July 14, residents of the municipality of La Trinitaria, located about 80 kilometers from…

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Forced displacement of 6 Zapatista families in Chilón, houses and belongings burned

New attacks on Support Bases of the Zapatista National Liberation Army Six families from the town of “El Esfuerzo”, Comandanta Ramona Autonomous Municipality. The Federal and State Governments are oblivious in the face of permanent violence and dispossession against autonomous…

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