Chiapas: The La Realidad JBG denounces attacks on residents of the Che Guevara territory

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Mural in La Realidad, photo @SIPAZ

On 28 October, the La Realidad Good-Government Council denounced aggressions targeting Zapatista support-bases in the Che Guevara territory.  The communique says, “WE STRONGLY DENOUNCE the acts of injustice, provocations, and looting which our comrade EZLN support-bases are suffering in the recovered territory ‘CHE GUEVARA’ pertaining to the autonomous municipality of Tierra y Libertad located in Belisario de Domínguez (official municipality of Motozintla de Mendoza, Chiapas). For months they have been threatened with displacement by the same group of persons who are manipulated by Guillermo Pompilio Gálvez Pinto, Carmela Oseguera Ramos, and Silvano Bartolomé Pérez, and that one year ago (17 October 2012) people from this same group gravely attacked one of our comrades with a firearm.”

This latest attack, which took place on 23 October, consisted of the threat to cut off water to a comrade Zapatista support-base on the part of people related to the municipal government of Motozintla de Mendoza.  “All these acts of invasion and provocation done to us by these people in wanting to deprive a comrade of water are organized, manipulated, and supported by the three levels of government.  We as Zapatistas know how to understand and respect whenever it is that we are respected; in light of this act we demand that the 3 levels of the bad government control their people so that the situation does not worsen, leading us to be forced to take our own measures.”

For more information (in Spanish):

La Junta de Buen Gobierno de La Realidad denuncia agresiones contra pobladores del predio Che Guevara (La Jornada, 30 de octubre de 2013)

La JBG Hacia La Esperanza denuncia provocaciones contra compañeros del municipio autónomo Tierra y Libertad. (Enlace Zapatista, 28 de octubre de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Denunciations from Morelia and La Realidad JBGs (18 September 2012)

Chiapas: La Realidad Good-Government Council denounces provocations (18 August 2011)

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