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Frayba: 437 attacks from paramilitary groups against the peoples of Aldama in March

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that in March it documented 437 attacks against communities in Aldama municipality, perpetrated by armed groups from the town…

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Gustavo Esteva and the Horizon of Intelligibility

By: Luis Hernández Navarro At the foot of the majestic ceiba tree, in the humid sunny mornings and dusk of La Realidad, in the Lacandón jungle, where advisors and guests of the EZLN waited to meet with the commanders, Gustavo…

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The urgency of educating (ourselves) in self-defense  

By: Raúl Zibechi When the system has become death. When capitalism is synonymous with risk to life, environment and peoples. When the great works to accumulate capital go hand in hand with femicides and genocides, we should stop to think…

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Altamirano, Chiapas: Mass kidnappings of opponents of the political machine

The 10 drivers released on March 22 provided this photo of themselves to El Heraldo. By: Isaín Mandujano In the municipality of Altamirano a paramilitary group linked to the Pinto Kanter family, the PVEM and the Alliance of Social Organizations…

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The Caravan for water and an environmentalism of the peoples

By: Raúl Romero* Don Panchito turned 79 in January of this year. Doña Gloria is 62 and is an indigenous Nahua. Don Panchito and Doña Gloria live in the state of Puebla and are partners in life and struggle. Together…

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Las Margaritas marches for unity, peace and harmony

Several Chiapas news sources, Chiapas Paralelo and Pozol Colectivo, published reports about a pilgrimage that marched through the streets of the municipal seat of Las Margaritas on Sunday, March 20. After a February 24 confrontation between two “social organizations” that…

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Maya Train: destructive, illegal and illegitimate  

 Court orders work to stop on Phase One, from Palenque, Chiapas to Izamal, Yucatán. By: Silvia Ribeiro* On March 9, 2022, a collegiate court granted a definitive suspension of the work on sections 1, 2 and 3 of the misnamed…

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They release 9 of the 53 kidnapped in Altamirano  

Translation of the banner: August 14 Social Movement, composed of the union of barrios and ejidos, as well as social organizations and work groups say Enough of the kidnappings! Violence continues to escalate and may have reached a critical juncture…

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The EZLN marches against the war in Ukraine; residents of Altamirano join in and add their demands

By: Ángeles Mariscal Altamirano, Chiapas Thousands of members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) demonstrated in six Chiapas cities, to protest against wars, and to show their solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who…

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Mexico: Cartography of hope and resistances

Marichuy in the Caracol of La Garrucha By: Raúl Romero / II In Mexico: Cartography of War (https://wordpress.com/post/chiapas-support.org/12897), we mapped out some urgent problems in our country. There were two points of departure: 1) The energy, extractive and infrastructure megaprojects…

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