Chiapas: Cruztón denounces invasion of lands

Photo @ Última Palabra

The community of Cruztón from the municipality of Venustiano Carranza, adherents to the Other Campaign, denounced that persons from the municipality of Teopisca have attempted to invade communal lands, presumably with the support of the Agrarian Office.  During the past mes and a month there has been reactivated a conflict which the state government and agrarian authorities had purportedly resolved.  The campesinos affirmed with regard to the lands that “for many years have been ours because our grandfathers worked them.  We recovered them in 2007, and in June 2009 the government resolved the conflict, leaving them in our hands.”  In June 2009 they received “economic support” from the state government “with the end of putting an end to the social controversy” and it was agreed that “the lands would be legitimately in the possession of adherents to the Other Campaign.”

The community demands that the government respect its lands and that the Agrarian Office stop encouraging invasions.  “We demand that the government inform us immediately regarding the result of the convention signed on 3 June 2009, carried before the Agrarian Unity Tribunal for its ratification.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Población tzotzil de Cruztón denuncia intento de invasión a tierras comunitarias, La Jornada, 25 May 2011

Denuncia Pública, Enlace Zapatista, 24 May 2011

Población tzotzil de Cruztón denuncia intento de invasión a tierras comunitarias, Última Palabra, 25 May 2011

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