Hermann Bellinghausen The hegemony of the PRI, assumed a given [in politics] for decades in Chiapas, was broken in one night on the New Year of 1994. The reality was much more porous, it turned out that the complexity of the indigenous peoples came from deep within, having great diversity and being marked by important […]
Zibechi warns that the state of the world, one of perpetual conflict, is by design an end in itself. Perpetual chaos creates an ideal environment for accumulation by dispossession. Therefore, he states, our response must be one of cohesion and dignity, order and resistance.
Provoked by the recent kidnapping of two and murder of one member off the EZLN, SupGaleano warns of the impending crisis created by the actions and inaction of the government of the State of Chiapas under Rutilio Escandón.
Since the Zapatista uprising on January 1st 1994, the state of Chiapas has experienced various iterations of the poorly-named low-intensity warfare, or counter-insurgency, that combines anti-zapatista paramilitary violence (tinyurl.com/fzwdfpdb) with different political and social measures, including media blackouts, public assistance programs, and the instrumentalization of social organizations and political parties, all with the purpose of isolation and containment of the rebels.
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.