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Mexican government denies passports to EZLN delegates; Galeano accuses racism

From the Editors of La Jornada The Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE, its initials in Spanish) has denied a passport to several indigenous people who were designated as delegates of the Ejército Zapatista National Liberation Army in a commission that will…

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The 7 Zapatista delegates arrive in The Azores, Portugal, aboard La Montaña

At 8:23 a.m., the port captain’s boat picked up the crew of La Montaña, reported Subcomandante Galeano. Photo: Screenshot of the video disseminated through Zapatista networks By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas La Montaña, the ship in…

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Updates on Aldama: Residents vote amid shooting from Chenalhó

By: Elio Henríquez Excerpted from La Jornada San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas This Sunday (June 6) in Chiapas 120 municipal presidencies (mayors) were renewed. The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that as of Sunday…

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CNI members in Chilón, Chiapas are intimidated with rifles

By: Chiapas Paralelo *Chilón is an indigenous municipality with a Tseltal population, where civilian armed groups operate. The Indigenous Government Council (CIG, its initials in Spanish) in Chiapas repudiated the acts of violence and repression of the government and its paramilitary…

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They liberate the 17 students and 2 displaced indigenous people, but prohibit political activism

By: Isaín Mandujano Today, a control judge of the El Amate Prison issued the binding to criminal proceedings of the 17 teachers college students (normalistas) and 2 displaced indigenous people, but granted them the precautionary measure of facing their proceedings…

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Students and teachers initiate a sit-in to demand the students’ liberation

By: Isaín Mandujano They denounced that a smear campaign has been orchestrated against Diego Cadenas, director of the K´untik Human Rights Center. With the la slogan “if there’s no liberation, there’ll be no election,” [1] thousands of teachers from the…

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New police eviction of Mactumactzá students

Chiapas police during the withdrawal of Mactumactzá Rural Teachers School students Photo: Juan Carlos Santiago Hernández By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas “The police came to attack us, to repress us,” a member of the student committee…

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74 Mactumactzá Women Released

Demonstrations in support of the Mactumactzá students. By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The 74 students from the Mactumactzá Rural Normal School, (a teachers college for indigenous and campesino students), arrested on May 18 were released yesterday…

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AGAINST THE REPRESSION OF THE BAD GOVERNMENTS, 
SUPPORT TO MACTUMACTZÁ RURAL TEACHERS SCHOOL IN
 CHIAPAS AND TO THE TEPEHUANO AND WIXÁRIKA PEOPLES IN JALISCO

CNI-CIG and EZLN May 2021 To the Mactumactzá Rural Teachers School, Chiapas: To the Tepehuano and Wixárika peoples of San Lorenzo de Azqueltán, Jalisco: To the human rights organizations and collectives: To the National and International Sixth: To the communications…

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Mactumactzá in the crosshairs

A march demanding the freedom of the students arrested and imprisoned. By: Tanalís Padilla* La Jornada Sunday, May 23, 2021 The Mactumactzá students’ protest and the Chiapas government’s repression show us one more time the precariousness under which the rural…

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