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Communities, barrios and “Machetes” disavow the Pantelhó mayor in front of the government palace

The above banner reads: “Austroberto Herrera, Dayli De Los Santos and their hit men murdered all these people.” Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano Raquel Trujillo Morales left Pantelhó after the irruption of the “Los Machetes” Self-Defense group. However, he…

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Comandante Machete: That the government recognizes our elected authorities and not Trujillo Morales!

The El Machete Self-Defense group asks the government to recognize its authorities and not Raquel Trujillo Morales Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano The El Machete Self-Defense group warned today that if “anything happens to” any of the three councilors…

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Pantelhó has a new municipal council

By: Ángeles Mariscal and Andrés Domínguez The Permanent Commission of the State Congress unanimously approved the resignation of Delia Yaneth Velasco Flores, interim municipal president and of the entire municipal council of Pantelhó, to later appoint a municipal council made…

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They elect new Pantelhó council; current 3-year term will end

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas In an assembly this Monday (August 9) inhabitants of the 86 indigenous communities and 18 barrios (neighborhoods) in Pantelhó elected members of a municipal council that will relieve the municipal council…

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They murder the indigenous prosecutor in Pantelhó Case

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The Indigenous Justice Prosecutor for the Chiapas Highlands region, Gregorio Pérez Gómez, who was in charge of the investigations into the recent acts of violence in the municipality of Pantelhó, was shot…

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The mayor of Pantelhó resigns, accused of links to criminal groups

By: Ángeles Mariscal Delia Janeth Velasco Flores, municipal president of Pantelhó, resigned her office amid protests from the population of that municipality, who accuse her and her husband, Raquel Trujillo Morales, the municipal president-elect, of co-participating in criminal groups linked…

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Propose an election through uses and customs in Pantelhó

By: Elio Henríquez Pantelhó, Chiapas Representatives of the 86 indigenous communities and 18 barrios (neighborhoods) in Pantelhó affirmed that during the first dialogue table with state and federal officials held this Tuesday they warned that: in that locality “the bad…

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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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