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Las Margaritas marches for unity, peace and harmony

Several Chiapas news sources, Chiapas Paralelo and Pozol Colectivo, published reports about a pilgrimage that marched through the streets of the municipal seat of Las Margaritas on Sunday, March 20. After a February 24 confrontation between two “social organizations” that…

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Maya Train: destructive, illegal and illegitimate  

 Court orders work to stop on Phase One, from Palenque, Chiapas to Izamal, Yucatán. By: Silvia Ribeiro* On March 9, 2022, a collegiate court granted a definitive suspension of the work on sections 1, 2 and 3 of the misnamed…

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They release 9 of the 53 kidnapped in Altamirano  

Translation of the banner: August 14 Social Movement, composed of the union of barrios and ejidos, as well as social organizations and work groups say Enough of the kidnappings! Violence continues to escalate and may have reached a critical juncture…

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The EZLN marches against the war in Ukraine; residents of Altamirano join in and add their demands

By: Ángeles Mariscal Altamirano, Chiapas Thousands of members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) demonstrated in six Chiapas cities, to protest against wars, and to show their solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who…

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Non-stop “bullet baths” against Tsotsils in Aldama

Above: Cocó community, Aldama, Chiapas – Photo: EFE, Carlos Lopez By:  Hermann Bellinghausen The daily life of violence can anesthetize public opinion, but not those who suffer it every day. Not one day goes by without bullet baths against more…

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Post-electoral conflict in Oxchuc, Chiapas

[Admin: Here are 2 articles from La Jornada about the post-electoral conflict in Oxchuc, an indigenous municipality in Chiapas. The town of Oxchuc is located approximately half-way between San Cristóbal and Ocosingo.] OXCHUC: ONE WOUNDED, HOUSES BURNED IN CHIAPAS CONFLICT…

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Don Pablo: the congruence of critical thought

González Casanova with Comandante Insurgente Tacho at “The Walls of Capital, the Cracks of the Left,” convened in April 2018. Photo: Daliri Oropeza This is a journey through Pablo Gonzalez Casanova’s theoretical approach, his creations at UNAM, and his closeness…

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Search Commission tours Pantelhó to find the 21 missing residents

El Machete Self-Defense Forces of Pantelhó  Above Photo from La Jornada By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Supported by National Guard agents and members of the Mexican Army, officials from the National Search Commission for Missing…

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El Machete separates itself from the 21 missing residents

By: Elio Henriquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The El Machete Self-Defense Forces of the People, an armed group, stated that it does not know the whereabouts of 21 residents detained 6 months ago in the municipal seat of…

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Violence returns to Altamirano, 27 kidnapped

Above: Smoke from Altamirano’s municipal palace last September After municipal offices were set on fire and ransacked, taxis were burned and people were kidnapped and held as hostages in the struggle to oust a former finquero family from municipal power…

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