At least 47 armed aggressions were experienced in 72 hours by inhabitants of the indigenous municipality of Aldama, Chiapas in a simultaneous attack against 10 communities by an armed group that shot at them from the hamlet of Santa Marta, Chenalhó during the first days of November.
We are a people that lives under the hail of gunfire from armed paramilitary groups from Santa Martha in the municipality of Chenalhó, we are people of struggle and resistance. We are the seed of our Mayan ancestors. We are people. Whose blood, to this day, still runs in our veins. We are bats ‘i vinik-antsetik. We are Tsotsiles.
We demand an immediate halt to the violence against the communities of Aldama by paramilitary forces!!
Indigenous people displaced from various communities in the municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, were moved to their communities of origin, after spending two weeks in several shelters located in Acteal Centro.
Thousands of indigenous people of Pantelhó and Chenahó displaced by the violence continue seeking asylum. In their communities, the actions of organized crime are increasingly visible. Indigenous people that call themselves the “self-defense groups of the people tried to expel the criminal groups. The Armed forces arrived in the region.