Armed Violence Eclipses Launch of “Safe Chiapas”

On the same day of the inter-institutional launch to demonstrate security, three events demonstrated the armed violence present in various areas of the state; which resulted in a day of three homicides and one uniformed officer injured. This Monday, a thousand troops belonging to the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), the National Guard (GN) and the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection of the State (SSyPC) began the Deployment of Forces in Support of “Operation Safe Chiapas”. The “Operation” headed by Governor Rutilio Escandón Cadenas, the Secretary of Security, Gabriela Zepeda Soto and military authorities, assured that: “the collaboration between …

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Indigenous Joy. Are Original Peoples Happy?

‘’Good Living has become much more than a slogan. It is an existential and political program that fuels struggles. The Colombian Minga, Mexican Zapatismo, the North American Pow Wow, carnivals, patron saint festivals and ancestral celebrations reformulated by Spanish Christianization show how changing and constant the festivals are. But Good Living essentially participates in the collective and community life of indigenous peoples.’’

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