Chiapas

Drug Traffickers Use 6 Routes to Move Drugs Through Chiapas

Organized crime groups that traffic drugs from Central America to Mexico and the United States use at least six routes that cross Chiapas by sea and land, indicate documents of the Secretary of National Defense [Sedena] that were consulted by El Sol de México after the Guacamaya leak. Regardless of the fact that three Military Zones operate in the state, drug traffickers have made their way through the state mainly by sea and land, since according to the document reviewed by this newspaper the security body has not identified air routes in Mexico.

Members of National Guard and Army Protecting Sinaloa Cartel in Chiapas

Chiapas has witnessed a huge growth in the presence of organized crime in recent years, with competing cartels battling for control of routes to traffic drugs and migrants. Collusion between the Armed Forces, organized crime and paramilitary groups is by no means a new phenomenon in Chiapas. This situation is further complicated by the presence of the National Guard, whose control was recently passed to the Secretariat of Defense. The scenario takes on an even more sinister character in the light of recent citizen complaints to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claiming that the Sinaloa Cartel if being protected by the same bodies that are supposed to be fighting organized crime.

Our Mandate is to Build Alternatives for Life

I leave with a mission accomplished, in the sense that we had to be part of a process, and that we faced this time with the lessons learned by the people in their journey. I would say that it is a mission accomplished, although with many pending issues. I will continue in the trenches of both the defense of human rights and poetry and the construction of what will allow us to change this system. –Pedro Faro Navarro

Narco Governments and Organized Crime Add to the Repression in Chiapas

Hermann Bellinghausen The hegemony of the PRI, assumed a given [in politics] for decades in Chiapas, was broken in one night on the New Year of 1994. The reality was much more porous, it turned out that the complexity of the indigenous peoples came from deep within, having great diversity and being marked by important historical tensions that, after the visibility gained in the political agenda, came to be of national interest. Great and terrible days followed in the next decade. Chiapas became a rehearsal for the future on two opposing fronts. The organized indigenous people in rebellion and resistance, …

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