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Chiapas: War and Peace

By: Raúl Romero On November 8, around 3:30 pm, Felix Hernández López – a support base for the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) – was returning to his home when he was attacked by 20 paramilitaries belonging to the Regional…

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EZLN: 37 years of dignity and autonomy

By: Raúl Zibechi In these fierce times there is little to celebrate. While the darkness of the system becomes routine, when those above dispossess us with death and violence, the lights from below shine with all their brilliance, tearing the…

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Attack on humanitarian aid group in Chiapas; a bullet injures a nun

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In a direct attack on a humanitarian aid group for the displaced Tsotsils from Aldama, the Dominican nun María Isabel Hernández Rea, 52, known as Chabelita in Chiapas indigenous communities where she has worked for many years,…

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ORCAO’s armed attacks on Zapatistas in Lucio Cabañas

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Regional Organization of Ocosingo Coffee Growers (ORCAO, its initials in Spanish) and a “group of armed people seek to impose a daily and permanent state of war” against the Zapatista…

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Paramilitaries kidnap a Zapatista

Frayba demands that the authorities liberate Félix López, EZLN support base [1] By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) asked the Mexican State to intervene “immediately for the…

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Death toll rises to 20 in Chiapas from tropical storm Eta

By: Isaín Mandujano At least 20 people died [1] in the last several hours in Chiapas, after intense rains that caused rivers to burst their banks, houses smashed in landslides, traffic accidents and roads collapsed by mudslides in 32 municipalities…

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Caravan heads out to deliver support to Zapatista communities

By: Elio Henriquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Members of organizations, collectives, and individuals, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, traveled this Thursday to the communities of Moíses Gandhi and Nuevo San Gregorio in the autonomous…

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The “ya basta” of the indigenous Otomí community

By: Magdalena Gómez A movement is underway that did not begin on October 12 with the decision of the Otomí community of indigenous Otomí residents in Mexico City to take over the central offices of the National Institute of Indigenous…

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Chenalhó asks for 50 million pesos to end the conflict with Aldama

By: Isaín Mandujano Indigenous Tsotsils in Santa Martha community, Chenalhó, asked for 50 million pesos to cede 32.5 hectares of land to their adversaries in Aldama, as well as 200,000 pesos for each one of their dead and 100,000 pesos…

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The “new” war of conquest and defense of territory

By: Raúl Romero* Oscar Eyraud Adams, of the Kumiai people, was murdered on September 24, 2020 in Baja California. Jesús Miguel Jerónimo and his son Jesús Miguel Junior, of the P’urhépecha People of Ichán, were murdered on July 23, 2020,…

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