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Municipal president of Pantelhó accuses “Los Machetes” of disappearing people, then he’s arrested for the same thing

By: Isaín Mandujano The council president of Pantelhó, Pedro Cortés López, was arrested this afternoon by agents from the State’s Attorney General for the crime of the forced disappearance of 19 people, the crime from which he had disassociated himself…

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Pantelhó municipal council’s communiqué accuses Los Machetes of crimes

-Communiqué- Hello, good morning to everyone, I am Pedro Cortés López Councilor President of Pantelhó and, in the name of the Municipal Council, I thank you for your attendance. The reason for this press conference is to announce publicly our…

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Search Commission tours Pantelhó to find the 21 missing residents

El Machete Self-Defense Forces of Pantelhó  Above Photo from La Jornada By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Supported by National Guard agents and members of the Mexican Army, officials from the National Search Commission for Missing…

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El Machete separates itself from the 21 missing residents

By: Elio Henriquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The El Machete Self-Defense Forces of the People, an armed group, stated that it does not know the whereabouts of 21 residents detained 6 months ago in the municipal seat of…

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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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