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“Scooters” cause fear in San Cristóbal: 10 arrested

From the Editors of La Jornada Hundreds of residents of the Cuxtitali el Pinar ejido, who demanded the liberation of Pablo Pérez Sántiz, who is alleged to head a group of gang members that travel on motorcycles, now in prison…

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Chiapas motorcycle gang demands release of leader

From the Correspondents Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas – Supporters of Pablo N, alleged leader of the Los Vans motorcycle gang, which operates in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, and former director of the Sentiments of the Nation organization in the Chiapas…

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Chiapas: Violence and displaced persons cause fear of another Acteal

Lack of attention to land conflicts and the growing operation of organized crime groups translates into deaths, rapes and forced displacement of residents. By: Isaín Mandujano Civilian organizations, human rights defenders and religious people denounce an unusual increase in violence…

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Guacamaya Leaks: The Narco uses 6 routes to move drugs through Chiapas

By: Alfredo Fuentes | El Sol de Mexico Organized crime groups that traffic drugs from Central America to Mexico and the United States use at least six routes that cross through Chiapas by land and sea, indicate documents of Mexico’s…

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Guacamaya leaks: Sinaloa Cartel dominates in Chiapas

By: Omar Rivera | El Sol de México The Army recognizes that the Sinaloa Cartel is the one with a “presence in most of the state of Chiapas” and that maintains a territorial struggle against the Jalisco Cartel New Generation…

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Chiapas and the Zapatistas face a dramatic increase in violence II

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez | Part 2 of 2 Part 1 of this article began to expose factors that contribute to the dramatic increase in violence in Chiapas: 1) counterinsurgency (the government’s “low-intensity war” against the Zapatistas) and 2) two…

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Chiapas and the Zapatistas face a dramatic increase in violence

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez When discussing the increased violence in Chiapas, it’s helpful to remember that there is a neoliberal effort underway, promoted by the World Bank, to bring indigenous peoples in southeast Mexico into the capitalist marketplace. The vehicle…

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Chiapas: Crimen organizado, violencia estatal y resistencia comunitaria

CELEBRANDO EL ANIVERSARIO 19 DE RESISENCIA DE LOS CARACOLES ZAPATISTAS Mesa de discusión virtual: 20 de Agosto, 5 pm (Pacific Time) – 7 pm (Ciudad de México) Con este diálogo celebramos el aniversario 19 de la fundación de los Caracoles…

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At least 850 families displaced by narco-violence in La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa

From the editors At least 850 families from the municipalities of La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas, have abandoned their homes because of the dispute between organized crime groups [1] for territory, authorities of the affected communities reported, who requested…

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Drug traffickers battle each other for more than 24 hours in the border municipalities of La Trinitaria and Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas

By: Ángeles Mariscal Residents of ejidos and communities fled into the mountains. Mexican Army personnel arrived hours later, arrested three people and seized weapons. On Thursday, July 14, residents of the municipality of La Trinitaria, located about 80 kilometers from…

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