Autonomous Community in Chiapas Denounces Armed Attack by ORCAO

By: Elio HenríquezFeature photo: Red de Resistencia y Rebeldía AJMAQ San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas — The Network of Resistance and Rebellion Ajmaq denounced that members of the Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo (Orcao) once again began armed attacks against the support bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in the autonomous community of Moisés and Gandhi. In a communiqué, the organization said that according to information from the Good Government Council (JBG) New Dawn in Resistance and Rebellion for Life and Humanity, the aggressions began on Wednesday at 8:30 pm. He added that at …

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ORCAO, the Paramilitary Arm

by Luís Hernández Navarro Just this past September 11th, two Zapatista authorities of the Junta de Buen Gobierno, the Good Government Council of Patria Nueva of Caracol 10 (Ocosingo), José Antonio Sánchez Juárez and Sebastián Núñez Perez, were kidnapped. They disappeared for 8 days. They also were robbed of their communication radio and 6 thousand pesos in cash.  It was no minor incident. The provocation was evident. That day, La Extemporánea, the Zapatista airborne delegation of 177 people of Mayan descent was in Mexico City, to embark on its expedition to Europe. The kidnapping was perpetrated by the Regional Organization …

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Chiapas on the Brink of Civil War

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.

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