dorset chiapas solidarity

April 12, 2014

Return of the Displaced People from Ejido Puebla

Filed under: Displacement, Human rights, Indigenous — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 2:21 pm


Return of the Displaced People from Ejido Puebla

CHIAPAS: Familias desplazadas del Ejido Puebla, del municipio de Chenalhó anuncian retorno para el lunes 14 de abril.


The 17 families displaced from Ejido (also known as Colonia) Puebla, in the municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, have announced at a press conference that they will be returning to their homes on Monday, 14th April. They have called on the media and members of civil society to accompany their return, which will leave from Yabteclum, Chenalhó, at 9am on Monday. Don Felipe Arizmendi, Bishop of the Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, will be present.

The families, who have been taking refuge in Acteal, say the problems in their community started a year ago with the seizure of the land where the Catholic chapel was situated. The problems in their community have not been resolved, they say, but they need to return in order to work in their corn and coffee fields so they can feed their families. However, “it is a return without justice,” and they fear that “the attacks may happen again.”



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