Chiapas Support Committee


Municipal president of Pantelhó accuses “Los Machetes” of disappearing people, then he’s arrested for the same thing

By: Isaín Mandujano The council president of Pantelhó, Pedro Cortés López, was arrested this afternoon by agents from the State’s Attorney General for the crime of the forced disappearance of 19 people, the crime from which he had disassociated himself…

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Pantelhó municipal council’s communiqué accuses Los Machetes of crimes

-Communiqué- Hello, good morning to everyone, I am Pedro Cortés López Councilor President of Pantelhó and, in the name of the Municipal Council, I thank you for your attendance. The reason for this press conference is to announce publicly our…

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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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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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Comandante Machete: That the government recognizes our elected authorities and not Trujillo Morales!

The El Machete Self-Defense group asks the government to recognize its authorities and not Raquel Trujillo Morales Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano The El Machete Self-Defense group warned today that if “anything happens to” any of the three councilors…

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A second armed group emerges in Chiapas, to support El Machete

Photo: People of the Jungle, an armed group in Chiapas, emerges in support of El Machete (Screen Shot) The new armed group is called Gente de la Selva (People of the Jungle) and emerged in support of the El Machete…

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