Chiapas Support Committee


Armed group burns houses, murders opponents, displaces 32 families who flee to Polhó

By: Ángeles Mariscal This Tuesday marks six days since factions of the armed group that formed in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, in the Chiapas Highlands, have confronted each other. No authority of the three levels of government has entered the place,…

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Agrarian Court rules in favor of Chenalhó in Chiapas territorial conflict

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) After the Unitary Agrarian Tribunal (UAT) ruled in favor of the communal wealth of Chenalhó, the state and federal governments offered 300 houses and 15 million pesos to compensate the five thousand people…

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Four children and 2 adults displaced from Chalchihuitán die from cold and hunger

By: Blanche Petrich Four displaced children died from cold and hunger last week in the icy parts of Chalchihuitán, in the Chiapas Highlands. Two adults also died, according to what the municipal president municipal of that municipality, Martín Gómez Pérez,…

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There is a worrisome inability to govern in Chiapas

IN CHIAPAS “THERE IS A WORRISOME INABILITY TO GOVERN:” ACADEMIC By: Hermann Bellinghausen Being a situation latent and encouraged for years, since last October, when an age-old conflict over boundaries between the Tsotsil municipalities of Chenalhó and Chalchihuitán sharpened to…

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7,000 displaced due to violence in Chiapas

VIOLENCE AND DISPLACEMENTS ESCALATE DUE TO THE CONFLICT IN CHIAPAS A Special Report by: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) The director of the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), Pedro Faro, warned that another massacre like…

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2 Dead and 250 displaced after Chiapas mayor is ousted

In the midst of a militant Chiapas teachers strike, part of a national teachers strike over the education reform, some other Chiapas news tends take a back seat. The story that follows seems, however, to merit telling; first, because it…

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