Chiapas: Ejidatari@s from San Sebastián Bachajón retake control-point in Agua Azul

Agua Azul

On 30 November, ejidatari@s from San Sebastián Bachajón released a communiqué announcing that they had retaken the control-point at the entrance to the eco-tourist zone of Agua Azul.  They denounce that “the officialist authorities are simply satisfying their political interests using the resources of the people,” and that “for this reason we ejidatarios and ejidatarias of San Sebastián Bachajon have taken the decision to recover the control-point installation in Agua Azul at the entrance of the eco-tourist center, considering that these buildings find themselves near ejidal land [...] without any consent from the ejido.”  Furthermore they find that the government would be responsible for any repressive act: “this act is agreed to by the ejidal nucleus in case the state government of Chiapas and the federal government take any repressive measures, [for they would] be responsible for any act that occurs during the taking of it by the ejidatarios and ejidatarias of San Sebastián Bachajon, adherents to the Other Campaign.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Comunicado de los y las ejidatoarios de San Sebastián Bachajón (30 November)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Denunciations by ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón (7 November 2011)

Chiapas: The four prisoners from San Sebastián Bachajón are released (18 August 2011)

Chiapas: Facing police repression, adherents to the Other Campaign from San Sebastián Bachajón abandon control-post they had taken the previous day (24 April 2011)

Chiapas: Press conference by ejidatari@s from San Sebastián Bachajón (20 March  2011)

Chiapas: Special report by Frayba: Government creates and administers conflicts (8 March 2011)

Chiapas: The Peace Network visits prisoners from San Sebastián Bachajón (8 March 2011)

Chiapas: detentions vis-a-vis blockade of road Tonala-Pijijiapan during action of the Other Campaign (26 February 2011)

Chiapas: Caravan of women to San Sebastian Bachajón (25 February 2011)

Chiapas: Agua Azul, new happenings and denunciations (17 February 2011)

Chiapas: update in the Agua Azul case (14 February 2011)

Chiapas: confrontation over control point at Agua Azul leaves one dead and several injured (7 February 2011)

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