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Organized crime increases in Chiapas, organizations accuse authorities of acquiescence

By: Angeles Mariscal An increase in drug trafficking and consumption, an increase in homicides and disappearances, regions with curfews imposed by armed people, constant armed attacks on entire communities; in Chiapas, the presence of organized crime skyrocketed, a situation that…

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They discover a stucco head more than 1,300 years old in Palenque

By: Susana D. Zamorano The finding of the first three-dimensional representation of the corn deity, in the archaeological zone of Palenque, Chiapas, a piece that is more than 1,300 years old, was announced this Tuesday by the National Institute of…

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They arrest five indigenous defenders of their territory, organizations demand their release

By: Yessica Morales The Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas together with the Parish of San Juan Evangelista in San Juan Cancuc and the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), expressed their concern over the arrest…

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Altamirano, Chiapas: The remaining 36 kidnapped indigenous men are free

The kidnapping saga has come to an end in Altamirano, but what’s ahead for this important indigenous municipality in which the Zapatista Caracol of Morelia is located? On May 18, 2022, 35 of the 36 indigenous men kidnapped and held…

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In a climate of siege against NGOs, Dora Roblero assumes the leadership of Frayba

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal De las Casas, Chiapas Dora Roblero, the new director of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), took office yesterday, in a ceremony in which she reaffirmed her “commitment to walk…

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They protest due to the increase in assaults and kidnappings in northern Chiapas

This report is from a corner of Chiapas not usually associated with protests and marches. It evidences the extent to which organized crime has spread throughout Chiapas and the effect it has on peoples and communities. HUNDREDS MARCH IN RAYÓN…

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They install an internal working group on mountain wetlands critical habitat

By: Yessica Morales, Editorial Staff For almost a decade, citizen organizations have been denouncing the degradation of the wetlands that provide 70% of the water used in the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, located in southern Mexico….

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The López Montejo brothers are free after 11 years in prison

By: Yessica Morales *Abraham and Germán were arrested on January 17, 2011, being arbitrarily deprived of their freedom and each one sentenced to 75 years in prison [for murder].  The brothers Abraham and Germán López Montejo [1] were set free…

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Indigenous man set free after 20 years in prison

By: Editor Yéssica Morales *Marcelino was arrested on February 5, 2002, arbitrarily and illegally deprived of his freedom; he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Relatives of Prisoners in Struggle Collective, the…

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“El Machete” celebrates first anniversary of its struggle against the chiefdom in Pantelhó

By: Isaín Mandujano *Members of the Pueblo Creyente (Believing People) organization and other civil organizations that have accompanied them were present at the event, from which they also sent a greeting to the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista…

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