Chiapas: Raids at the homes of FNLS members

November 24, 2008

An FNLS banner in San Cristobal de Las Casas [Source: FNLS]

On November 12, 2008, the houses of two members of the National Front for the Fight for Socialism (FNLS, Frente Nacional de Lucha por el Socialismo) were broken into. The house of Yolanda Castro Apreza of the Movement of Popular Resistance of the Southeast (Movimiento de Resistencia Popular del Sureste, MRPS-FNLS) is located in San Cristabal de las Casas while the house of Jaime González González of the Regional Front Against Privatization (Frente Regional Contra las Privitazaciones, FRCP-FNLS) is located in Motozintla.

In the case of Jaime González González, documents of the FNLS and some other valuable items were robbed. Yolanda Castro Apreza found the door of her house open but none of her belongings were taken. According to the FNLS, ‘this eliminates the possibility of a common robbery. Nevertheless taking into account what happened to our comrade in Motozintla, the message of hostility from the government is obvious.”

These events occurred two days after a press conference held by the FNLS in which they criticized the federal and state governments.

For More Information (In Spanish):

Acción Urgente (FNLS, 13/11/08)

Blog del FNLS