Tag Archives: Drug Trafficking

The CNI’s Position on the Wave of Repression Waged against the People

To the original peoples of Mexico and the World; To the National and International Sixth; To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation; And to the memory of Don Félix Serdán Nájera, our leading brother.[1] Gathered in the Amatlán de Quetzalzoatl … Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa

Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading

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The Political Murders of Ayotzinapa & the October 8th Solidarity March in Mexico City

Last weekend, 28 charred bodies were found in Iguala, Guerrero, in what was another in a long line of mass murders in Mexico since the drugs trade became more prominent in the 1990s. This time, however, the BBC reported that … Continue reading

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Bishop Vera on the EZLN: “Their Proposal Is Peace”

One of the latest representatives of the ‘progressive’ current of the Catholic Church, Raúl Vera López is the bishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, and was involved in the peace process after the Zapatista Uprising of 1994. Reflecting on the twentieth anniversary … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Nestora Salgado’s Unjust Captivity

With all the recent talk in Mexico about Michoacán’s self-defence groups (Autodefensas), it would be easy to forget that citizen self-defence forces have existed for a while now. For example, the Community Police (PC) in Guerrero came into being around … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Capture of “El Chapo” Changes Very Little

Having escaped from prison in 2001, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was captured on Saturday in Mazatlán, Mexico by a joint Mexican-US operation. By using “bribes, safe houses and an army of cartel helpers”, the most important drug lord in Mexico … Continue reading

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“Raise your voice” to end the fighting in Michoacán

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, January 23, 2014 The civil society organisation Las Abejas of Acteal [a pacifist group from Chiapas fighting alongside the Zapatistas for justice and against neoliberalism since 1992] called on people to raise their voices … Continue reading

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MEXICO: New Year News from Mexico’s Drug Cartels

As an overview of Mexican politics, and an explanation for why the Zapatistas continue to build their own political structures outside of the control of the Mexican state and the civilians have organised themselves into community police forces (autodefensas), here … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Army Attacks Autodefensas (13-01-14)

When people take politics into their own hands, bourgeois governments get scared. They begin to call dignified, independent citizens terrorists or troublemakers. It is in these moments that the dictatorial face of systems normally referred to as ‘democracies’ begins to … Continue reading

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