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Chiapas: Believing People of Chenalhó pronounces itself in favor of the closure of cantinas in the municipality

In a communique published on 23 June, Catholics from the Chenalhó parish who make up part of the Believing People pronounced themselves in favor of the closure of cantinas and alcohol dispensaries in their municipality. 279 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: CFE cuts off 14 communities from Tila, provoking tensions

In a communique published on 21 June, the organization Peoples United for the Defense of Electricity (PUDEE) denounced that the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) suspended service on 17 June to residents in 14 communities from the Tila municipality, northern zone of Chiapas. 252 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: CNDH releases recommendation to Chiapas state government for unjust treatment

On 22 June, the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) released a recommendation to the governor of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco Coello, and to the Arriaga City Hall, regarding human-rights violations committed against two activists in August 2013. 215 more words

Human Rights

Guerrero: One year since the arrest of the CECOP leader, Marco Antonio Suastégui

Photo @Pueblo Guerrero

Members of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP) protested on 17 June at the offices of the Judiciary in Acapulco, where they demanded that authorities from the three levels of government immediately release their leader Marco Antonio Suástegui, alleging his innocence, with this being the reason they will not rest until he is free. 246 more words

Human Rights

Lacking budget and political will, the Law on the Rights of Children and Adolescents in Chiapas could prove illusory

© SIPAZ Children’s protest (September 2014)

Civil-society organizations that comprise the National Front for the Rights of Childen and Adolescents expressed their concern regarding the implementation of the Law on the Rights of Children and Adolescents in Chiapas (LDNNACH), which was approved on June 2. 488 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Attacks against and harassment of wetlands defenders in San Cristóbal de Las Casas

On 13 May, local organizations and human-rights groups reported that, since the beginning of the year, the construction firm Peje de Oro has been pressuring neighboring residents of the FSTSE 2001 district of San Cristóbal de las Casas who are defending the María Eugenia wetland by use of physical attacks, threatened injuries, and legal cases. 323 more words

Justice System

Oaxaca/Chiapas: new confrontation in the Chimalapas region leaves two injured and four arrested

Los Chimalapas (@Radiozapatista)

On 18 May, a confrontation between residents of San Antonio Chimalapa, pertaining to San Miguel Chimalapa, and residents from Chiapas state left two injured and four arrested. 186 more words

Indigenous People