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They ask the UN to urge Mexico to respect indigenous rights

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Organizations headed by the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) requested that Cecilia Jiménez-Damary, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Organization on the Human Rights of Internally Forced…

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AJMAQ: The government doesn’t exist in Chiapas, it doesn’t see, it doesn’t hear and it doesn’t speak

By: Yessica Morales On multiple occasions, the Frayba has made the three levels of government aware of the constant aggressions against the EZLN support bases in Nuevo San Gregorio, who remain in resistance and defense of the territory recovered since…

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Chiapas and the Zapatistas face a dramatic increase in violence

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez When discussing the increased violence in Chiapas, it’s helpful to remember that there is a neoliberal effort underway, promoted by the World Bank, to bring indigenous peoples in southeast Mexico into the capitalist marketplace. The vehicle…

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They demand immediate attention to the superior interest of Zapatista children

By: Chiapas Paralelo Members of the Latin American Network of Research and Reflection with Girls, Boys and Youth (REIR) demanded attention and immediate solution to the problem of land invasion of community lands in Nuevo Poblado San Gregorio since November…

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19 years of the caracoles and the good government juntas

By: Gilberto López y Rivas On August 9, we commemorated the 19th anniversary of the creation of the caracoles and the good government juntas (JBG, their initials in Spanish), which replaced the Aguascalientes and their authorities, and that constitute regional…

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To govern by obeying: 19 years of the caracoles

By: Raúl Romero* August 9, 2022 was the 19th anniversary of the creation of the Caracoles and the Juntas de Buen Gobierno (Good Government Juntas), a watershed in the history of the Zapatista movement and a process that has become…

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Chiapas: Capitalism, Organized Crime, State Violence and Community Resistance.

CELEBRATING THE 19th ANNIVERSARY OF RESISTANCE OF THE ZAPATISTA CARACOLES Webinar: August 20, 5 pm PT We will celebrate the 19th anniversary of the founding of the Zapatista Caracoles and Good Government Councils (Juntas de buen gobierno) and their extraordinary…

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Anthropologist and social activist Mercedes Olivera Bustamonte passed away

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Anthropologist and social activist Mercedes Olivera Bustamante, one of the pioneers of feminism in Chiapas, died yesterday at the age of 87, reported Guadalupe Cárdenas Zitle, coordinator of the feminist collective…

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Autonomy against all odds

By: Magdalena Gómez On August 9, 2003, in Oventic, Chiapas, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) announced the creation of the caracoles and the good government juntas, in substitution pf the Zapatista rebel autonomous municipalities…

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Joint Statement against the aggressions towards communities of the EZLN’s Caracol 10

Jobel, Chiapas, Mexico On July 28, 2022 To the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional)To the National Indigenous CongressTo the National and International SextaTo the Networks of Resistance and RebellionTo those who sign the Declaration for…

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