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Pantelhó residents take over municipal council headquarters

Control. In the early hours of this Tuesday, residents took control of the municipal council’s offices. Above Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano PANTELHÓ Chiapas (apro) In plain view of the Mexican Army and National Guard (NG), thousands of indigenous…

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Most of those displaced returned to Chenalhó, authorities indicate

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Between 2,500 and 3,000 indigenous people displaced from communities in the municipality of Chenalhó that border on Pantelhó municipality returned to their homes, reported Alfredo Pérez López, director de civil protection…

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Thousands of indigenous people show support for self-defense group in Pantelhó, Chiapas

Above Photo by Ángeles Mariscal – “Our struggle is not political, but rather for life,” people of Pantelhó. By: Ángeles Mariscal Pantelhó, Chiapas The San José Buenavista Tercero community, located in the cañadas (canyons) of Pantelhó, became the meeting place for…

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Army enters Pantelhó but doesn’t arrest criminal groups; thousands of indigenous people escape

Above: The Armed Forces entered the municipal seat of Pantelhó Photo: Ángeles Mariscal By: Ángeles Mariscal July 12, 2021 Members of the Mexican Army and National Guard entered the municipality of Pantelhó, the place where indigenous Tsotsils, who define themselves…

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Pantelhó, narco-paramilitaries and indigenous self-defense

Above photo: Simón Pedro Pérez López By: Luis Hernández Navarro They executed Simón Pedro Pérez López at the market in Simojovel, Chiapas. The crime was the work of a professional. From a moving motorcycle, a hitman (sicario) shot him in…

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Popular self-defense group emerges in Pantelhó against organized crime

Above photo: El Machete Self-Defense group in Pantelhó “OUR PATIENCE IS EXHAUSTED, THEY HAVE KILLED 200 OF OUR PEOPLE” By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas Chiapas A group called “Autodefensas del pueblo El Machete” (El Machete Peoples’ Self-Defense…

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