Blogging for Chiapas

Zapatista health promoter and herbalist in Aldama, Chiapas.

Supporting Zapatista Survival of COVID-19

Between March and August 2020, we successfully reached our beginning goal of over TWO MILLION MEXICAN PESOS (that’s over $90,000 USD!!). Now these funds are being used by the indigenous Zapatista communities in Chiapas to help fight the pandemic. Unfortunately, there is still much to do since the needs remain almost endless, so we are making plans for the long-term. Could you join our volunteer team and help out from home?

November in Aldama

Luis Hernandez Navarro explains how Aldama is but one of many examples where a pretext of intercommunity struggle conceals the counterinsurgency warfare and organized crime.

Against violence, we agree to live

For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, anthropologist R. Aida Hernández Castillo lights a candle for the struggle of the women of Aldama.

Zoque traditional territories

The Zoque diaspora and Covid-19

An indigenous Zoque historian and anthropologist describes concerns that not only affect the Zoque community, but many indigenous communities throughout Mexico –forced migration to find work is precarious in and of itself, but has become wholly tragic during the pandemic. He calls on the far-flung Zoque diaspora to organize for across localities for autonomous health.