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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Julio de 2013 resumen de noticias sobre los zapatistas

JULIO DE 2013 RESUMEN DE NOTICIAS SOBRE LOS ZAPATISTAS In Chiapas 1. Violencia renovada en Chenalhó: Tres personas golpeadas y detenidas – El 20 de julio, dos zapatistas y un no-zapatista fueron detenidos en el ejido Puebla, municipio de Chenalhó….

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Chiapas March for Alberto Patishtán’s Freedom

Tzotzils and Teachers March for Patishtán’s Freedom   ** They ask the magistrates “not to continue staining his dignity” ** “Justicia in México is in reverse,” Las Abejas complaint By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, April 19, 2013 In…

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Paramilitarism, Armed Groups and Community Self Defense

[As this article explains, violence from organized crime and the Drug War in Mexico is rampant in a number of Mexican states. Some indigenous communities have policed themselves for some time, but more and more communities are now taking up…

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Moisés, Another EZLN Comandante

Moisés, Another EZLN Subcomandante By: Gloria Muñoz Ramírez  Visionary, military strategist, and organizer of the people, these are some of the characteristics of the new Subcomandante of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, its initials in Spanish). Known as Major…

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Resumen de Noticias sobre los Zapatistas – Marzo de 2013

MARZO DE 2013 RESUMEN DE NOTICIAS SOBRE LOS ZAPATISTAS En Chiapas 1. El EZLN concluye el ensayo ELLOS Y NOSOTROS – Durante el mes de febrero, el EZLN publicó las partes 5, 6 y 7 (la parte final) de ELLOS…

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