Press-conference, 17 March. Photo @SIPAZ
The Believing People of Simojovel, during a press-conference held on 17 March at the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Center for Human Rights, (CDHFBC), called for a pilgrimage or way of the cross from 23 to 26 March as a means of peacefully denouncing the violence they experience in their region. They compare this situation of violence at the state and national levels: “Simojovel is a small reflection of what is happening throughout the country: the institutionalized corruption governs at all levels, and for that reason the people must rise up and organize themselves to defend life. What is at risk is human life, the future of our children, and of our daughters.” The pilgrimage will be held from 23-26 March, leaving the first day from Simojovel and passing through the communities of Bochil, Ixtapa and Chiapa de Corzo, arriving on Thursday 26 March in the Chiapas capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
For more information (in Spanish):
Comunicado y fotos (Chiapas Denuncia, 17 de marzo de 2015)
Conferencia de prensa (Ustream, 17 de marzo de 2015)
Comunicado Simojovel (17 de marzo de 2015)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):