Mexico: AMLO Formally Requests Return of Ayotzinapa Experts

Mexico’s future government, led by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has formally requested the presence of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) which investigated the Ayotzinapa case, Mario Patron, the lawyer for the relatives of the students disappeared in 2014, said Thursday. The Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center (Prodh), for…

Chiapas Earthquake Victims Claim Abandonment by Federal and State Authorities

Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas – One year after the 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chiapas, there are only deception and protests, serious violations of the right to dignified housing, threats to block roads and international border bridges. Friday, September 7, was the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that leveled part of Chiapas. Fernando Ríos of the…

Students in Mexico Rise Up Against Political Repression

Adan Plascencia On September 3, students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) organized a peaceful rally outside the Dean’s office in Ciudad Universitaria, the location of UNAM’s main campus in Mexico City. Soon after rallying, the students were attacked by criminal gangs known as porros with knives, steel poles, stones, molotov cocktails, fists and firecrackers….

EZLN-Backed National Indigenous Congress Announces New Assembly

Marichuy and members of the CIG and CNI marching with the Nahuatl people in San Pedro Tlanixco. The indigenous organizations that proposed an indigenous, revolutionary woman as a candidate for the past Mexican presidential elections have called for a new national assembly to decide on the next steps for their struggle. The aim of the…

International Day of the Disappeared

School of Americas Watch We Commemorate With Love and Memory the International Day of the Disappeared. “I believe it is the turn of the offended, the turn of the Honduran people, this 30th of August, the National Day of the Detained and Disappeared, to demand, but above all to highlight the historic debt regarding human…

EZLN’s Galeano: AMLO’s Projects Will Destroy Indigenous Territories

Sandra Gayoul, La Jornada Maya, Caracol of Morelia, Chiapas “The government chose from the four candidates the one that is more right-wing,” Subcomandante Galeano, of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) pointed out upon considering that the programs that president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to implement, like the plantation…

Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

TV Cherán, El Enemigo Común On Sunday May 27, 2018, the indigenous Purépecha municipality of Cherán, Michoacán, named its Third Council of Elders (Consejo Mayor, Consejo de Keris) to their communal government. Cherán has been practicing a traditional form of self-government for seven years. Earlier this year, on April 15, 2018, the community celebrated the…

The Colombian Oligarchy Behind the Assassination Attempt on President Nicolas Maduro

Misión Verdad Translated by Internationalist 360° It is not unreasonable to think that the Colombian government is involved in the operation that aimed to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro (and the military high command) via drones and explosives. The most powerful politicians of the neighboring country have declared on several occasions that they would like to…

EZLN: Did They Listen?

Raúl Romero It was 1995 and Ernesto Zedillo was president of Mexico. Violence and the economic crisis created a difficult atmosphere for his mandate. In order to gain legitimacy, Zedillo proposed resolving the conflict that had exploded one year before in the country’s southeast, where the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional,…

It’s Capitalism! (¡Es el capitalismo!)

Gilberto López y Rivas Translated by Chiapas Support Committee María de Jesús Patricio Martínez (Marichuy) Without a doubt, we’re experiencing an historic moment in contemporaneous Mexico, because for the first time in many decades the popular will expressed at the polls was respected; a State fraud was not imposed, nor the fall of the system,…

Narco-states vs Freedom

Raúl Zibechi Translation by Chiapas Support Committee Wealth accumulated by the one percent is being protected by an alliance between drug trafficking networks and sectors of the state apparatus that serve the interests of large multinationals but at the same time have been formed as an important factor of power. This alliance operates by clearing…