Chiapas Support Committee


Armed group loots barite in Chicomuselo and threatens residents

By: Elio Henríquez, CorrespondentSan Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas Unidentified individuals began to remove, with the support of armed men, barite extracted a few years ago by the Canadian company BlackFire Exploration Mexico from a mine located in the Grecia…

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In Chicomuselo, they march against armed groups that impose mining

Hundreds of people marched in Chicomuselo to demand an end to the violence and a halt to paramilitary groups that seek to impose mining in the region. By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Hundreds of men, women and children…

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Threat of mining activities without prior consultation in Chicomuselo, Chiapas

By: Chiapas Paralelo The Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite), expresses its concern faced with the context of insecurity and violence given the latent threat of reactivating mining activities in the municipality of Chicomuselo, Chiapas, originating from the…

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Latin America Now Regulates Mining

Latin America Is No Longer the Unregulated “Paradise” for the Mining Companies: World Bank Economist Afp  * There are 120 disputes in the region; rejection because of the environmental impact Lima, February 13, 2012 The mining boom that Latin America…

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Raúl Zibechi: Land, Water and Resistance

Land, Water and Resistance  By: Raúl Zibechi  Para español: What is happening in Latin America in relation to the commons (water, land, biodiversity) is something more than a succession of local conflicts. At times the intensity of the confrontations…

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