Blogging for Chiapas

Please join us in helping Zapatistas survive the Coronavirus pandemic.

Since 1994, Schools for Chiapas has joyfully supported the unique community-controlled schools in the autonomous, indigenous communities of the Zapatista movement. With your support, someday soon, we will again help build Zapatista schools but, due to the Coronavirus, these schools are now closed and we’ve refocused our efforts to help the Mayan communities that are […]

It’s not the virus

By Hermann Bellinghausen The crisis of the virus is here to stay and leave sequelae. Its prevalence will be greater than the mere seasonal flu, and it foreshadows a time where viral infections and other new ills will rain more and more, and they won’t be as unpredictable as the governments, churches and media would […]

Indigenous of Aldama, Chiapas, between famine and gunfire

Text and Photos by Ángeles Mariscal ALDAMA, CHIAPAS —  On Manuela Sántiz Hernández, her thinness is a product of insufficient food. You can see it in her cheekbones and her body, it looks like that of an adolescent that has barely begun to develop. She is 24 years old and responsible for eight children. Three […]

T-MEC, Agriculture and Neoliberalism

By: Luis Hernández Navarro  The free trade hurricane devastated the Mexican countryside, ruined small and medium-sized farmers and forced millions of campesinos to migrate to the United States or agricultural fields in the country’s northwest. The free movement of agricultural merchandise across borders, with few regulations, placed unequal parties competing in equal conditions. Not only […]