A site for self-determination and against the enclosure of knowledge
On 26 April, in a communique, the Cruztón community, Venustiano Carranza municipality, Chiapas, which adheres to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, denounced “before the bad government of Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico, and the state governor of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco Coello” the invasion of their lands, new threats of displacement, and the prohibition on working their lands due to the actions of the “Nuevo Guadalupe Victoria Organization,” based in the same municipality.
In 2007, Cruztón recovered nearly 250 hectares of land. Since 2011, the community has suffered threats of forcible displacement and presently is being threatened by armed groups.
The community requests “immediate intervention, given that in 2013 we were threatened by this group, and on 16 April of this year, they appeared on our lands threatening us […]. They have also prevented us from entering our lands, frightening us…
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