Battles between cartels and their splinter groups hold thousands hostage as roadblocks prevent the movement of food, fuel and basic goods. Schools are closed. According to state and national organizations, “the Sierra Madre region and the southern border between Chiapas and Guatemala is on fire. The negligence of the authorities increases the risk for the population in the face of constant armed confrontations, disappearances, forced recruitment and displacements…”
The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights and prisoner support group No Estamos Todxs are making a call for people of conscience to show their solidarity with political prisoners in Chiapas by writing letters of solidarity to them. The prisoners include EZLN Support Bases, Manuel Goméz and José Díaz, and the five environmental defenders from San Juan Cancuc, Manuel Santiz Cruz, Agustín Pérez Domínguez, Juan Velasco Aguilar, Martín Pérez Domínguez and Agustín Pérez Velasco. Please show your solidarity by participating in this action following the guidelines contained in the article. Thank you!
An account by Alejandro Santos Cid of the premiere screening of ‘La Montaña’ documentary about the transatlantic journey of the Zapatistas to Europe, as part of their Journey for Life. The screening was held at the El Sur Resiste International Encounter last weekend at the Jacinto Janek Caracol, San Cristóbal de Las Casas. The article gives interesting insights into the voyage itself, the history of the Zapatista movement and where it stands today.