Guerrero: Arrest of María de la Cruz Dorantes, CECOP member

October 25, 2014

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On 6 October, María de la Cruz Dorantes Zamora, member of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP), was arrested on the charge of qualified robbery following the denunciation submitted by Humberto Marín Molina, owner of the gravel-company Kimbar.  Marín Molina alleges that he lost 6 million pesos because of Dorantes Zamora, who was arrested while returning from chemotherapy for the cancer she has.  She denies the accusations against her and assures that she was visiting different communities on the days during which the robbery is supposed to have taken place.

The charge of qualified robbery is also one of the five charges presented against CECOP spokesperson Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz, who was arrested in June and is currently being held in Tepic federal prison in Nayarit state.

For more information (in Spanish):

El día del robo hacía recorridos en poblados, declara al juez la opositora a La Parota detenida (El Sur de Acapulco, 11 de octubre de 2014)

Se reserva su derecho a declarar la opositora a La Parota detenida por robo (El Sur de Acapulco, 9 de octubre de 2014)

Guerrero: aprehenden a defensora del territorio enferma de cáncer(Desinformémonos, 9 de octubre de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: demand for release of political prisoners in observance of the eleventh anniversary of CECOP (2 September 2014)

Guerrero: soldiers and policemen burst into the La Concepción Commmunity after a Cecop assembly in which the case of Marco Antonio Muñoz Suástegui was reported on (August 29, 2014)

Guerrero: 14 organizations march in favor of release of CECOP’s Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz (July 20, 2014)

Guerrero: Arrest of a leader of the opposition to the La Parota Dam (June 23, 2014)

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Chiapas: Threat to displace residents of Bachajón

November 14, 2013

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Residents and ejidal authorities of San Sebastián Bachajón who adhere to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle have denounced threats of displacement resulting from a dispute over a gravel supply in the Nah Chawuk community, which previously had been used “for the good of the people”; now it is desired as the sole property of an officialist group from the same ejido.  The Tseltal indigenous people have accused the ejidal commissioner, Alejandro Moreno Gómez, and the head of the Security Council, Samuel Díaz Guzmán, of leading the antagonistic group to engage in the “violent displacement at any time of our gravel supply.”  In accordance with the 3 November denunciation, the officialist group seeks to involve the government in the displacement operation of Zapatista sympathizers, “claiming that the gravel supply which is already controlled by the bad government, but these are pure lies of the official ejidal authorities: to date the police has not even arrived.”

For more information (in Spanish):

 Amenaza de desalojo contra habitantes de Bachajón, por un banco de arena (Chiapas Paralelo, 5 de noviembre de 2013)

Ejido San Sebastian Bachajón denuncia riesgo de desalojo del banco de arena Nah Chawuk (Chiapas Denuncia, 3 de noviembre de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

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

Chiapas: Ejidatarios recall Juan Vázquez Guzmán, murdered in April (19 July 2013)

Chiapas: Week for Global Action: “Juan Vázquez Guzmán Lives, the Struggle of Bachajón Continues!” (7 June 2013)

Chiapas: ejidatario adherent to the Sixth Declaration murdered by gunfire in San Sebastián Bachajón (29 April 2013)