The Native Peoples of
the Chiapas Highlands
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- Mexican Indians unite for autonomy, land
- From Green Left Weekly, 7 April
1995. Alliance of Indian peoples from Chiapas highlands
demand democracy and self-determination. Includes the
Declaration of National Democratic Convention assembly of
November 1994. Zapatista National Liberation Army insists
presence of Mexican troops in Chiapas makes negotiations
- Joint Statement from San Miguel
- 14 April 1995. In San Miguel, in the municipality of Ocosingo,
Chiapas, on April 9th, delegations from the Federal Government
and the EZLN met. the agenda of the dialogue consisted of a
discussion and agreement regarding the Basic Principles for
Dialogue and Negotiation, as well as the place, date and
agenda of the next meeting.
- Resumen y Reporte Chiapas CamposPaz
- National Commission for Democracy in Mexico, 26 June 1995.
Shows relationship of rural organization among indigenous
peoples and international contacts via electronic
telecommunications (in Spanish and English).
- Extraordinary and urgent meeting in Mexico
- San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, 4-8 January 1996.
Sponsored by National Indigenous Assembly for Autonomy,
ANIPA, in conjunction with the Zapatista National Liberation
Army (EZLN). The future of indigenous communities is to be
outlined in the next several days. The EZLN is presently
involved in negotiating with the Mexican government. The
fundamental program of ANIPA has been to establish the
right of indigenous communities for Self Determination.
- Zapatista Backers March for Acteal
- By Niko Price, AP, Thursday 1 January 1998. On the fourth
anniversary of the Zapatista rebel uprising, sympathizers
marched in this highlands city to celebrate the rebellion
and mourn 45 people massacred in nearby Acteal.
- United Nations Commission on Human Rights;
Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Situation in Chiapas
- Oral Presentation by Randy Vasquez, Monday 19 April 1999.
International Educational Development/Humanitarian Law
Project's concerned about the war in Chiapasa war
against the Indigenous peoples of the Tojolabal, Tzotzil,
Tzeltzal, Chole and Zoque communities. Since the end of
the main military actions by the Ejercito Zapatista de
Liberacion Nacional (the EZLN) and the Mexican Federal Army
in 1994, a dirty war has been carried out against them.
- Indians return to Chiapas village after 1997
- AP, 1 April 2000. About 700 Indians have returned to homes
that they fled after pro-government paramilitaries massacred
45 residents of Acteal in December 1997. They came to the
town of Chimix because persuaded to return by government
safety assurances and promises of social programs.