Chiapas: Denunciation from San Sebastián Bachajón regarding maneuvers to formalize looting of ejidal territory for touristic ends


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On 4 March, ejidatarios from San Sebastián Bachajón, Chilón municipality, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle, denounced by means of a communique that the officialist commissioner “continues to trick the people of San Sebastián Bachajón with false promises because he requests their signature and copy of certification of agrarian rights in exchange for crumbs, saying that he will arrange a coffee project with the government, but this is a lie because he is just collecting signatures and agrarian documents to carry out an assembly act from the ejidatarios to request that the Seventh Judge of the District in Tuxtla Gutierrez cancel our motion 274/2011 which yesterday on 3 March completed 3 years of existence.  [This is something] the bad government has not been able to negate, due to the organization of our people.”

The ejidatarios affirmed that “our organization will not allow the officialist ejidal authorities to continue looting our people in alliance with the bad government.  Since 2007 the bad government has intervened in the internal life of our community to impose ejidal representatives who serve it as though they were horse dealers so as to protect capitalist interests rather than those of the indigenous people […[.  These false representatives are accomplices of the bad government; they steal from the people and seek to repress our organization using prison and murder.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Comisariado ejidal de Bachajón engaña a tzeltales para despojarlos de sus tierras (La Jornada, 6 de marzo de 2014)

Denuncia de los ejidatarios de San Sebastián Bachajón (4 de marzo de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Release of Miguel Demeza and Antonio Estrada from the San Sebastián Bachajón ejido (1 January 2013)

Chiapas: Federal court resolves in favor of ejidatarios from San Sebastián Bachajón (8 December 2013)

Chiapas: release of Miguel Vázquez Deara, adherent to the Sixth Declaration from the San Sebastián Bachajón ejido (19 July 2013)

Chiapas: Close of Global Campaign “Juan Vázquez Lives, the Struggle Continues!” (20 July 2013)

Chiapas: Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón recall Juan Vázquez, murdered in April (19 July 2013)

Chiapas: Adherents to the Other Campaign in San Sebastián Bachajón denounce looting and impunity (22 April 2013)

Chiapas: Threat to displace residents of Bachajón (14 November 2013)

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