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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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Coffee, the woodsman and the bear

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Small coffee growers are upset and disappointed with the federal government. They reproach the federal government for unduly granting privileges to the transnational Nestlé. They are also angry that the government has refused to dialogue and…

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At least 850 families displaced by narco-violence in La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa

From the editors At least 850 families from the municipalities of La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas, have abandoned their homes because of the dispute between organized crime groups [1] for territory, authorities of the affected communities reported, who requested…

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They warn UNESCO about damage from Maya Train

The Maya Train Project will connect on the same route 6 assets inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the pre-Hispanic city and national park of Palenque, the fortified historical city of Campeche, the pre-Hispanic city of Uxmal, the pre-Hispanic…

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A Strategy up for Debate

By: Raúl Romero The tragic murder of the Jesuit priests Javier Campos and Joaquín César Mora and of the tourist guide Pedro Palma, [1] as well as the disappearance of two other people, has sparked the public outpouring of solidarity…

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Catholics march in 10 Chiapas cities demanding peace and justice

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas – Thousands of Catholics of the Diocese of San Cristóbal participated in what was called a Pilgrimage for Peace and Justice in at least 10 cities to protest the violence…

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The Diocese of San Cristóbal denounces an increase of violence in Chiapas

“Every day in our country we experience insecurity and violence in our streets, schools, businesses and unfortunately also in our churches, places that bring us together as a community to meet with our sisters and brothers and with God,” the…

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Frayba suspends observation in Nuevo San Gregorio

Death threats against national and international observers and obstruction of Frayba human rights defense work Bulletin No. 22 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, June 29 2022 The absence of the Mexican State puts at risk the life and integrity of…

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Oxchuc: Faced with a complicit state that fosters impunity

[*An update from La Jornada on the situation in Oxchuc follows this opinion piece] By: Magdalena Gómez An ominous week closed for Chiapas and the entire country with the deployment and confrontation of criminal groups with high-powered weapons in the…

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Mexico’s criminal industry

By: Raul Romero* The official narrative imposed on Mexico around drug trafficking and the war on drugs has generated a series of confusions in Mexican society that must be cleared up in order to understand the problem we are facing….

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