A support base of the EZLN from the Aldama communities is assassinated in the ongoing intimidation and gunfire from paramilitaries of Santa Marta Chenalhó.
Just this morning, May 26th, we received messages from compañeros in the highlands of Chiapas that gunfire in the direction of the communities of Aldama has become more fierce over the past 4 days. In the municipality of Aldama, which includes the Zapatista support base community of Magdalena de La Paz, consistent paramilitary fire from the Santa Martha community in the neighboring municipality of Chenalhó threatens the lives and livelihoods of its residents.
By: Elio HenríquezFeatured Photo by: Carlos Ogaz Around 20 soldiers from the Base of Mixed Operations (BOM) had been trapped since 11 am on Friday in the community of Cocó, due to attacks from the paramilitary group in Santa Martha, Chenalhó municipality, Adolfo López Gómez, the mayor of Aldama, reported. “They can’t move because the […]
CDH Frayba The Mexican State fails to comply with precautionary measures granted by the IACHR in favor of the population of Aldama. The federal and state governments submit to paramilitary violence in Chiapas. The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) received information from the Permanent Commission of the 115 Community Members and […]
From Washington, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) ordered the Mexican government to implement precautionary measures in favor of the indigenous families of 12 communities of Aldama that live under fire from armed civilian groups operating in San Martha, Chenalho.