Mexico conflict in Chiappas - Army surrounds San Cristobal

Rod Hagen (
Tue, 14 Feb 1995 10:22:40 +1000

I have just received the following message. Anybody have any more information?

Forwarding message re Mexico.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 14:55:30 WAST
From: Alec McHoul <>
Subject: Re: Mexico

Below is a forwarded message from Chuck Goodwin, Anthropologist at S.
Carolina. Can you please forward it to all your colleagues no matter


>We've just recevied an emergency call from friends in Mexico. They tell us
>that the Mexican army has surrounded the city of San Cristobal in Chiapas,
>and that the hospital in the nearby city of Comitan is flooded with
>casualities. The press is being excluded from the area. The people being
>attacked are the Mayan Indians, and other poor farmers, who've been denied
>land and food since the conquest.
>They've asked that we try to get word about this out via email. While we
>have no further information beyond this one call I ask you to pass this
>message on, or tell anyone you think relevant via any means so that this
>does not occur in silence.
>Chuck Goodwin
>University of South Carolina
>Colubmia SC 29208
> (803) 356-6006
> (803) 777-0259 (fax)

Rod Hagen