Re: "Massacre in Chiapas"

Robert Johnson (johnsorl@COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 13 Feb 1995 01:36:20 -0700

On Sun, 12 Feb 1995, Gessler, Nicholas (G) ANTHRO wrote:

> Forwarded as requested...
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> 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
> Anthropology
> University of South Carolina
> Colubmia SC 29208
> (803) 356-6006
> (803) 777-0259 (fax)