Chimalapas, Chima Triumph

by Luis Hernández Navarro
The real driving force behind the the territorial boundary dispute between Oaxaca and Chiapas in the Chimalapas jungle is the conflict between the Zoque community members (los Chimas) who defend their lands and natural resources, and the Chipanecan loggers, cattlemen, politicians and narcotraffickers, who plunder and attack the indigenous communities.