dorset chiapas solidarity

July 22, 2015

CAM, SADEC, and X’inich demand a home for residents of their communities who are ill

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CAM, SADEC, and X’inich demand a home for residents of their communities who are ill

Palenque City Hall @ Revista Poderes

Palenque City Hall @ Revista Poderes

The organizations Ixim Antsetic Women’s Home, Communal Health and Development (SADEC), and X’inich published an open letter to the Palenque mayor, Marcos Mayo, calling on him to “observe his electoral-campaign commitment that is of great importance to the people: the construction of a home for the relatives of  residents of our communities when they are ill (we know it is very late, but the idea is that a budget will be assigned, and construction begun).”

The document recalls the primacy of the right to health, emphasizing the “problems that women face in pregnancy, labour, and the post-partum period, as many have nowhere to go after their children are born. They are told that it isn’t yet time for the child to be born, and so they are returned to their communities, and this has been the reason for major complications in labour or perinatal deaths.” Beyond this, they added that the Palenque hospital must attend to 400,000 residents from 9 neighboring municipalities, including Tila, Sabanilla, Salto de Agua, and Tumbalá, all of which have more than 90% indigenous populations with few resources. Additionally, Palenque itself has a 50% indigenous population.

https://sipazen.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/chiapas-cam-sadec-and-xinich-demand-a-home-for-ill-residents-of-their-communities/

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