Municipal Councils in Chiapas: Between Pacification of Municipalities and Intervention in Autonomous Processes

Almost three decades later, the municipalities are today once again in the throes of violence, but now with the aggravating factor of the presence of organized crime as new actors. For two decades now, criminal violence has entered the state and progressively taken over the municipalities. Its presence as a political actor in the territories has complicated the performance of electoral processes and public administration, but also undermines the autonomy of indigenous peoples, day by day penetrating deeper.

Onwards and Upwards

Which of all the Echeverría’s should we remember? The answer can only be one: he must be remembered for the women raped by public forces, the murdered, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted and fired from their jobs, which were perpetrated by his government. Luis Echeverría will go down in history, not for what he appeared to be, but for what he really was: a politician with blood on his hands.

Echeverría: Emblem of Authoritarianism

Following the death of former presiden Luís Echeverría, La Jornada reflects on the “dark and contradictory period” that marked his presidency, and the legacy that it has left on the Mexican state since.

The IACHR will Visit Chiapas to Evaluate Precautionary Measures in Favor of Tsotsils

The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center indicated that the visit, from July 11 to 15, will take place “in the midst of a proliferation of armed groups and the negligence of the Mexican government regarding compliance with the precautionary measures,” which were granted due to the fact that, because of land conflicts, indigenous peoples have been attacked and displaced.

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