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Post-electoral conflict in Oxchuc, Chiapas

[Admin: Here are 2 articles from La Jornada about the post-electoral conflict in Oxchuc, an indigenous municipality in Chiapas. The town of Oxchuc is located approximately half-way between San Cristóbal and Ocosingo.] OXCHUC: ONE WOUNDED, HOUSES BURNED IN CHIAPAS CONFLICT…

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Elect new president in Oxchuc; armed group irrupts and leaves one dead

By: Isaín Mandujano One person died and a civilian armed group irrupted, after the indigenous people of Oxchuc came to blows, following the voting by a show of hands, where the Community Electoral Body of Oxchuc Municipality (OECMO, its initials…

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Oxchuc elects its municipal president through uses and customs

Without parties or ballot boxes  By: Isaín Mandujano This Saturday, indigenous Tseltals of Oxchuc, elected their new mayor for the next three years under the regimen of a new normative system of uses and customs, by raised hand, after four…

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Oxchuc Celebrates the “Day of Civil Resistance”

By: Isaín Mandujano With marches, public assemblies, dance, food and sports activities, for two days, thousands of indigenous Oxchuc residents, celebrated the “Day of Civil Resistance” in that municipal capital, to remember that January 8, 2016 on which hundreds of…

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Victory in Oxchuc, Chiapas

THE MAYOR OF OXCHUC RESIGNS AFTER SIX MONTHS OF PROTESTS By: Isaín Mandujano Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. (apro). After six months de protests on the part of residents of Oxchuc municipio, María Gloria Sánchez Gómez, mayor-elect of the Green Ecologist Party…

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Oxchuc: From a postelectoral conflict to a social one

  By: Isaín Mandujano The Oxchuc Rebellion… Many weeks ago Oxchuc went from being a post-electoral conflict to being a social conflict. The post-electoral protest that the ex-candidates for mayor of the Nueva Alianza and the Chiapas Unido started after…

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66 Police injured in Oxchuc, Chiapas confrontation

CONFRONTATION WITH RESIDENTS IN OXCHUC; THERE ARE 66 POLICE INJURED By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The assistant government secretary in the Los Altos zone of Chiapas, Edgar Rosales Acuña, reported that a confrontation between state…

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