Albores Building Highways in the Selva For Army

June 5, 1999

To civil society and the national and international media:

We publicly denounce the intervention of the Federal Army in the defense of highway projects being promoted by Albores Guillen, and which go against the will of the communities, if we do indeed believe that roads are very necessary, we are opposed to the opening of more roads, because they will serve for the entry of more military forces and for the establishment of more military camps within the zone, making from them an encirclement, and once more violating the San Andres Accords, in addition to the fact that these projects are provoking inter-community problems.

We denounce: The events that occurred this May in the Francisco Villa community, when progress on the road was prevented, the entry by the Federal Army and Public Security, who have remained in the community since then, provoking problems, such as blocking the passage of women in order to embrace them.

The events which occurred on June 4 in the Santa Lucia Community, where the planning of another road was prevented, the Federal Army guarded the engineers in charge and set about confronting us with PRI's, in order to make the public believe that the conflict is between campesinos or between communities, and is no longer with the bad government.

Through these actions, the Federal Army is distorting its true duties, and it is setting about helping and protecting the different programs promoted by Albores Guillen.

We also denounce the actions taken by the government of Albores Guillen of taking to the communities - through brigades that come from Tuxtla Gutierrez - offering cattle, highway diversions, housing improvements and organizing groups to dress up like zapatistas, and with that to make people believe that we are surrendering, but from here, we are saying to them: WE WILL NOT SURRENDER, NOR WILL WE WILL SELL OURSELVES, WE ARE HERE AND WE WILL CONTINUE RESISTING.

The Support Bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation of the Selva Region


Calle Ignacio Allende 4
29200 San Cristobal de Las Casas
Chiapas, Mexico
Telephone and Fax:   52-967-82104
Originally published in Spanish by Enlace Civil A.C.
and the FZLN
Translated by irlandesa
Date:   Monday, June 7, 1999 12:52:12 -0500
From:   fzln<>

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