Violence and fraud riddle the election process in Chiapas.
Judge grants conditional release of 74 female normalistas, but witha trial pending, a means by which ongoing persecution of the students can continue.
State police evicted and detained students from the rural normal school of Mactumactzá in Chiapas who were demanding the in-person application of their new entrance exam. All 95 students detained now face the crimes of rioting, gang membership, robbery with violence, damages and attacks on communication routes. Relatives, students and teachers marched to demand the release of the students.
Counter-insurgency tactics in Chiapas, under AMLO’s administration ironically remain unchanged from the military occupation of Chiapas in the 90’s. Hermann Bellinghausen describes a foreboding and familiar scenario as agressions break out across the state.
Blogging for Chiapas gives voice to participants and supporters of Schools for Chiapas working to describe for you the smells and sights and sounds and feels of Zapatista education. Here we share the sounds of Zapatista schools where education promoters reject the name of “teacher” and students teach as they grow strong. We will continue sing unexpected songs from schooling on rocky, hand cultivated corn fields and we will try to capture the feel of scientific studies carried out in tiny rural health clinics.