R. Aida Hernández Castilllo links the deaths of two defenders of people and territory with a “pedagogy of terror ” and a “culture of death” allowed and perpetuated by the state.
Hernández Navarro sketches the portrait of organized crime and the web it weaves with local governments and police forces — one that is currently at play in the struggle in Pantelhó, Chiapas.
With the disappearance of migrants, the missing and murdered indigenous women, the serial elimination of environmental and human rights defenders, “Genocide of the Poor ” most aptly describes the nature of the war on marginalized communities.
A group led by mayor-elect of San Cristóbal de las Casas, seeks to expel Zapatista residents/protectors from the Huitepec Reserve, an area of 102 hectares that they have protected for 15 years.
Municipal agents from 69 of the 85 communities in Pantelhó, the presidents of four ejidal commissions, representatives of different religious denominations and 3,000 inhabitants, according to the promoters, demanded the resignation of the interim mayor, Delia Yaneth Flores Velasco, and of the mayor-elect, Raquel Trujillo Morales, both belonging to the Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD).