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Mireles: “I am a political prisoner”

“I AM A POLITICAL PRISONER,” MIRELES VALVERDE MAINTAINS By: Sanjuana Martínez, Special to La Jornada Doctor José Manuel Mireles Valverde laughs, cries, gets emotional when his lawyer Talía Vázquez Alatorre tells him about the shows of support that he is…

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Javier Sicilia on Mireles’ Arrest

THE CAPTURE OF MIRELES SHOWS THAT THE GOVERNMENT SEEKS CONTROL OF THE NARCO: SICILIA [The disaster that Michoacán experiences is because the government has not even investigated punishing the authorities that are in collusion with organized crime, the poet Javier…

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Zapatista News Summary for June 2014

 JUNE 2014 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY  In Chiapas 1. Sup Moisés Describes What Is Needed to Rebuild the Autonomous School and Clinic in La Realidad – In this communiqué Subcomandante Moisés describes in detail the materials and equipment necessary to rebuild…

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Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles and 69 more arrested

[On Friday, June 27 around 5:30 PM, members of the federal police and the Mexican Army arrested Doctor José Manuel Mireles and 69 other autodefensas that were accompanying him, in the administrative district (tenencia) of La Mira. Around 30 federal…

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Guerrero: the siege against the CRAC-PC

GUERRERO: THE SIEGE AGAINST THE CRAC-PC By: Luis Hernández Navarro Relentlessly pursued by the government and internally divided, the community police and the systems of community justice of Guerrero are living through a grave crisis. Arbitrary arrests of its leaders…

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Chiapas: militarization and looting threaten Indigenous

Below is an interview with Victor Hugo López, Director of the Frayba Human Rights Center in Chiapas. It gives a good overview of the current situation the Indigenous Peoples are facing. CHIAPAS: MILITARIZATION AND LOOTING THREATEN INDIGENOUS By: Nancy Flores…

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Securing Mexico’s Border with Central America

SECURING MEXICO’S BORDER WITH CENTRAL AMERICA By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez As the current wave of immigrant women and children from Central America brings more public attention to the issue of migration, we take a look at what’s happening to Mexico’s…

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San Salvador Atenco, in struggle again!

ATENCO, IN STRUGGLE AGAIN  By: Blanche Petrich Three hours was enough for an ejido assembly in San Salvador Atenco, last Sunday, June 1, to open the door to the sale and purchase of the lands that in the last 15…

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Peter Rosset: To better understand anti-Zapatista violence in Chiapas. A brief guide.

      Are Indians just violent people, or what? Are the Zapatistas violent?  There is a heck of a lot of confusion surrounding violence in Chiapas. To help clear up misunderstandings about what is going on, I offer this…

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Peter Rosset: Para entender la violencia antizapatista

¿Son violentos los indios? ¿Son violentos los zapatistas? Existe mucha confusión sobre la violencia en Chiapas. Aquí intento ofrecer una guía breve para su interpretación. La contrainsurgencia en Chiapas se basa, en parte, en la implementación de políticas diseñadas para…

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