Chiapas: rights group threatened

On Feb. 26 the Center for Economic and Political Investigations of Community Action (CIEPAC), a non-governmental organization based in San Cristobal de las Casas in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, received a note reading: “Enjoy your last day. We will kill you I am looking for you and now we have found you.” This followed a series of incidents of surveillance and harassment directed at CIEPAC’s members over several months. The organization is asking “national and international organized groups in solidarity [to] maintain your vigilance in anticipation of events that might occur shortly, continue your solidarity with social movements in Mexico, and denounce the continuous violations to human rights that are affecting civil society in this country.” (CIEPAC bulletin, Feb. 26)

From Weekly News Update on the Americas, March 4

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