On March 1st, organizations, groups and networks adhering to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle presented a report to denounce the attacks, threats and harassment against the support bases of Nuevo San Gregorio.
Through the Solidarity Caravan that has been carried out for several months, actions against support base families have been documented “that threaten physical and mental health, against their right to food, destruction of nature and theft of reclaimed land”, preventing the Zapatista families from planting and harvesting their food.
In addition, these attacks have been increasing since the opposing group exercises constant surveillance and harassment, especially against women. They position themselves in places from where they watch and take photos and in recent events, they have cut off the water supply for the crops.
The organizations also mentioned that, given these actions, the federal government and the aggressor groups have complicity, especially because it is the communities and peoples who oppose the policies of destruction and dispossession, planned and carried out by the government of the Fourth Transformation, the same government that responds to a logic of imposition of projects that go “against nature and life itself, giving continuity to the policies of territorial dispossession from long ago.”
For more information in Spanish:
“Los 40 agresores” hostigan y realizan nuevos ataques en Nuevo San Gregorio.(Chiapas Paralelo, 2 de marzo de 2021)
Informe de la Caravana de Solidaridad y Documentación en la comunidad autónoma zapatista Nuevo San Gregorio (Red de Resistencia y Rebeldía Ajmaq, 1 de marzo de 2021)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Chiapas: Sowing Prevented in Nuevo San Gregorio BAEZLN (February 6, 2021)
Chiapas: Denuncian nuevas agresiones armadas a la comunidad zapatista de Moíses Gandhi (January 22, 2021)
International/National/Chiapas: EZLN Releases Communiqué “A DECLARATION…FOR LIFE”(January 7, 2021)
Chiapas: Misión Civil de observación señala falta de respuestas de las autoridades ante violaciones de derechos humanos (December 12, 2021)