Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 25, 2019

Zapatistas Dismembered in Guerrero: Nahua Targeted by Capitalists, Drug Traffickers and Paramiltary

May 25, 2019

CNI-CIG and the EZLN


Urgent communication from the CNI-CIG and the EZLN

Today, with indignation and pain, we denounce a new and devious crime against our colleagues from the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero - Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ).

Around 1:30 p.m. on May 23, in the vicinity of Chilapa, Guerrero, our comrades Bartolo Hilario Morales and Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote, both members of the Community Police in the Nahua communities of Tula and Xicotlán, were deprived of liberty.

The first of them commander, promoters of CIPOG-EZ and members of the National Indigenous Congress, who were found dead and dismembered yesterday 24 May.

This cunning crime is added to the recent murder of the comrades Lucio Bartolo Faustino and Modesto Verales Sebastián, councilor and delegate of the CNI-CIG, for which we denounce the terror policy that the narco-paramilitary groups, with the shameless help of the three levels of the bad government, are implementing against the brothers of the CIPOG-EZ and all the indigenous territories of Mexico. In the present case, the perpetrator of this terrible crime was the Peace and Justice Group, linked to the Ardillos, who has the complicity of the Federal Army.

The indigenous peoples, nations, tribes and neighborhoods are resisting not only the megaprojects with which the owners of power appropriate the nature and the land, also against the death, fear and desolation that their armed groups impose on everything the country. Although they have the shirt of the Reds, the Squirrels or the repressive forces of bad government, the power of money and the ambition to make profits based on the suffering of the peoples, they make them oneself. Building that peace and autonomy for the people of Chilapa and the region is the horizon for which our brothers killed by neoliberal capitalism fight.

That is why our comrades are still fighting, because their seed germinates in the determination of the peoples, that together with our mother earth, we do not surrender, we do not sell or give up in the battle to not disappear from history in the midst of total destruction. Your struggle, your word and determination will make you grow in the collective consciousness of those of us who dream and fight a new world.

We demand that the repression against the CIPOG-EZ cease, justice for our brothers Bartolo Hilario Morales, Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote, Bartolo Faustino and Modesto Verales Sebastián, justice for the worthy people of Guerrero.


May 2019

For the integral reconstitution of our peoples

Never again a Mexico without us

National Indigenous Congress

Indigenous Government Council

Zapatista Army of National Liberation

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