Chiapas Support Committee


Organized crime and extractivism

By: Raúl Zibechi Organized crime, parastate or drug trafficking, are the forms assumed by accumulation by dispossession/extractivism in the zone of non-being, that is, in the territories of the native, black and campesino peoples of Latin America. Although they are…

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Guatemalan president unharmed after shooting incident near Chiapas border

The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, was not injured this Saturday in an armed attack on his entourage when he was leaving a village in the northwest department of Huehuetenango, a local radio station reported. “Shooting at the presidential entourage…

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A Strategy up for Debate

By: Raúl Romero The tragic murder of the Jesuit priests Javier Campos and Joaquín César Mora and of the tourist guide Pedro Palma, [1] as well as the disappearance of two other people, has sparked the public outpouring of solidarity…

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Mexico’s criminal industry

By: Raul Romero* The official narrative imposed on Mexico around drug trafficking and the war on drugs has generated a series of confusions in Mexican society that must be cleared up in order to understand the problem we are facing….

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Indigenous activist murdered in Cherán, Michoacán

ORGANIZED CRIME “BEHIND THE MURDER” OF CHERÁN ACTIVIST By: Ernesto Martínez Elorriaga Cherán, Michoacán Guadalupe Campanur Tapia, 32, “was very active in the community rounds, in the work of the forest guards and in the cultural workshops. And finally, she…

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