Gilberto López y Rivas studies the forms and modes of counterinsurgency in the terrritories of the EZLN and Mexican southeast, finding its roots in the predominantly U.S. strategies that have devastated populations across the globe for over 100 years.

Militarization Increases Violence and Perpetuates Violations of Human Rights and Territories of the Peoples – Frayba

Despite election promises to remove the Armed Forces from the streets and from roles in public security and the fight against organized crime, this term of office of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has witnessed continued militarization. In his ongoing love affair with the military, AMLO has given control of railways, ports and airports to the Armed Forces.

Threats and Agression During Documentation Visit To Nuevo San Gregorio

We are concerned about the facts that foreshadow a territory violated by the desire for accumulation and hatred towards the Zapatista peoples who are building a dignified life based on autonomy. We urgently call for national and international solidarity to express our repudiation of the aggressions against the peoples in struggle and resistance, specifically those in Nuevo San Gregorio, in the face of the persistent stubbornness in continuing to infringe upon the Zapatista territories.

Forced displacement, burning of houses and belongings of 6 Zapatista families in Chilón, Chiapas

New attacks on Support Bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation Six families from the town of “El Esfuerzo”, Comandanta Ramona Autonomous Municipality. The Federal and State Governments of Chiapas are oblivious in the face of permanent violence and dispossession against autonomous territories. San Cristóbal de las Casas Ejidatarios of Muculum Bachajón directed by the president of the ejidal commission, and along with municipal police and Civil Protection agents, burned houses and displaced 6 Zapatista National Liberation Army (BAEZLN) support base families in the community of El Esfuerzo, belonging to the autonomous municipality of Comandanta Ramona, denounced the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas …

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