Re: "Massacre in Chiapas"

Gessler, Nicholas (gessler@ANTHRO.SSCNET.UCLA.EDU)
Sun, 12 Feb 1995 23:24:00 PST

Forwarded as requested...
via: Duranti, Alessandro ANTHRO
via: (Chuck Goodwin)
Subject: Massacre in Chiapas

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 Myan 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)