Chiapas: Zapatista Support Bases Coffee Warehouses Burned in Cuxulja

@Heraldo de Chiapas

On the morning of August 22nd, two coffee warehouses of support bases of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) were burned in the Moises Gandhi community located at the Cuxulja crossroads, in the Ocosingo municipality, presumably by a group of members of the Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo (ORCAO) who live in the municipality of Oxchuc. This is supposedly due to the dispute between both organizations over land recovered in 1994.

No injuries were reported and the fire was contained before it reached other homes.

According to the Cuarto Poder, these events could be because “members of the ORCAO organization wanted to take revenge for the last shooting confrontation that occurred in April between these two groups, which left several people injured and houses damaged.”

For more information in Spanish:

Resurge conflicto territorial entre Orcao y el EZLN (Cuarto Poder, 23 de agosto de 2020)

Queman en el crucero Cuxuljá municipio de Ocosingo una tienda de las bases de apoyo del EZLN (Gabycoutiño, 23 de agosto de 2020)

Incendian casas del EZLN en Ocosingo (UniRadioNoticias, 22 de agosto de 2020)

Queman bodegas de café de simpatizantes del EZLN (El Heraldo de Chiapas, 22 de agosto de 2020)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Chiapas: Denunciations from Morelia and La Realidad JBGs (September 18, 2012)
Chiapas: The Morelia caracol denounces looting of land (June 5, 2012)

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