The San Javier crossing, on the Palenque-Trinitaria highway, is a strategic point in the ancient Desierto de la Soledad (Desert of Solitude). It is the crossroads of the communities that make up the Lacandon community: Frontera Corozal, Lacanjá and Nueva Palestina, where Choles, Lacandones and Tseltales live. As part of their strategy to take over the territory, a command unit of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG) took control of the place and began to charge right of way. Every vehicle crossing must pay a fee. The police were stripped of their uniforms.
On this 16th anniversary of the unpunished massacre of Viejo Velasco, the XINICH organization remembers and commemorates the compañeros and compañeras who were assassinated in this massacre, reiterating that they are alive in our memory and in the collective memory of the peoples who resist and struggle; it is they who push us every day to continue fighting for autonomy, for the defense of territory, for our Mother Earth and for an Other Justice.