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Chiapas: Cioac-H and its paramilitaries
The Story behind the Paramilitary Attack on the Zapatistas
Luis Hernández Navarro
La Jornada, 20th May 2014
It did not wait long to act. On February 14th of this year, the Independent Centre of Agricultural Workers and Campesinos – Historical (CIOAC-H) announced that it would be training self-defence groups in Chiapas. On May 2nd, its members used firearms and machetes to kill José Luis Solís López, a teacher and Zapatista from the community of La Realidad, and left 15 other rebels wounded.
In February, the members of CIOAC-H publicly shared their agreement to arm the self-defence groups. They said they were doing it to guarantee the security and integrity of their organization and their leaders. “We want” -they noted- “a climate of defence to be created.” They shared this by way of José Dolores López Barrios, their secretary of national organization. They revealed it in their…
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