Pilgrimage in defence of Mother Earth denounces dispossession in Chiapas
The pilgrimage in defence of Mother Earth and in Memory of the Massacre at Viejo Velasco, arrived on 5th April at Pamalhá, Chiapas, as part of its aim to denounce the territorial dispossession suffered by communities and indigenous peoples.
During the pilgrimage they witnessed deforestation "caused by the ambition of the chiefs and the government" which destroys the hills, for the past three years they have been dedicated to selling off all the natural resources in the region.
One of the objectives of the pilgrimage is to set a precedent for the defence of and struggle for our Mother Earth, which is constantly being threatened by already-planned megaprojects which will affect the peoples of the area, as in the case of the 30 communities around the Usumacinta river, who have not been consulted about the construction of the Boca del Cerro hydroelectric dam.
Neverthless, the pilgrimage is moved forward with solidarity, joy and motivation, looking to win the struggle in favour of all forms of life in this country.