Chiapas Support Committee

Archives


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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Narcos, Self-Defense Groups and the Mexican Government

MICHOACAN: THREE ULTIMATUMS ON THE TABLE  By: Luis Hernández Navarro To disarm or not to disarm, at the heart of the current dispute in Michoacán. The United States pressures (Mexico) to demobilize the autodefensas (as the armed civilian self-defense groups…

Read More

Mexico: Drug War Meltdown

MEXICO: THE POLITICS OF A STATE MELTDOWN As a massive federal police and military deployment gains momentum in the Mexican state of Michoacan, polemics and debate shroud the first major such operation undertaken by the administration of President Enrique Pena…

Read More

Hiding Mexico’s Dead: drug war deaths go underreported in the U.S. media

Hiding Mexico’s Dead: drug war deaths go underreported in the US media By: Mary Ann Tenuto Sánchez* It is essential that we understand the United States Drug War policy for exactly what it is: a tool for social control and…

Read More