A compañera from the Movement for Justice in El Barrio invites to the global action for the freedom of the 5 political prisoners from San Sebastián Bachajón, which will take place from April 24 to 28.
April 19, 2011, was the one-year aniversary of the death of Tatiana Trujillo Rodríguez, murdered by her hustand Elmar Darinel Díaz Solórzano, former federal deputy and PRI candidate as local deputy in 2010, who fled after committing the crime. Three months later he was detained for qualified homicide. However, he has still not been sentenced. On March 10, the federal court granted him an “amparo”, and he is likely to be released soon. In a press conference at the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center, Tatiana’s family denounced the impunity and injustice.
This month’s report focuses on the effects in Chiapas of the violence generated by the Federal government and the local counter-insurgency strategies in the context of the Mesoamerica Project, and warns of the dangers of armed conflict and reactivation of paramilitary groups in the state.
Homage to our compañero Felipe Toussaint Loera, who died on April 9, 2011, with the voices of Jorge Santiago, founder of DESMI and president of CORECO; Cuauhtémoc Romero Villagómez, spokesman and member of the board of directors of CORECO; and the indigenous theologian Petul.(Descarga aquí)
In-depth interview with Alejandro Reyes on the current state of repression and low-intensity war in Chiapas being waged against Zapatista communities and human rights organizations. Topics include: big-picture analysis focused on the Proyecto Mesoamérica, “sustainable rural cities,” and ecotourism; detailed reports on repression in Mitzitón, Bachajón, Tila, and the coast region; and some implications of the death of Samuel Ruiz. All in the context of the recent letter from Subcomandante Marcos to Professor Luis Villoro, titled “Notes on War.”
Today, Monday 11 April, two days after being again disposessed of their lands, the compañeros from ejido San Sebastián Bachajón share their words with all of those who have been in solidarity with their problems. In Agua Azul, in the ejido Bachajón, there is a tense tranquility due to the presence of police and the army. The compañeros reaffirm their committment to continue struggling and ask the national and international community to stay alert to what may happen.
The adherents to the Other Campaign from the ejido of San Sebastián Bachajón recuperated this morning the toll booth to the waterfalls of Agua Azul. They sent us this denounciation and communiqué.
Denounciation: (Descarga aquí)
Communiqué: (Descarga aquí)
Read the denounciation and communiqué below (in Spanish): (Continuar leyendo…)