Two years ago hell broke out in Chiapas; a cab driver’s story

This is the second installment of the series Chiapas: Disappearing on Mexico’s Southern Border, produced by Avispa Mídia. In the first installment we presented a contextualization of the conflict that has exploded in recent months in Chiapas. (See our blog this Wednesday for the translation of the first installment.)

Outbreak of violence in southern border of Chiapas exposes population to shortages and insecurity

Battles between cartels and their splinter groups hold thousands hostage as roadblocks prevent the movement of food, fuel and basic goods. Schools are closed. According to state and national organizations, “the Sierra Madre region and the southern border between Chiapas and Guatemala is on fire. The negligence of the authorities increases the risk for the population in the face of constant armed confrontations, disappearances, forced recruitment and displacements…”

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