Frontera Comalapa

Chiapas: Disappearing on the Southern Border of Mexico

This article is the first in Avispa Midia’s series, Chiapas: Disappearing on the Southern Border of Mexico.

It describes the context of the violence between the drug cartels as it has devolved over the past two years and the lives of thousands of residents that are being affected. We will be translating the whole series as they are published.

Incessant Violence

Luis Hernandez Navarro again connects the dots of criminality creeping up from every crack in Chiapas. All of this, he points out, somehow beneath the noses of the Army and National Guard in the state.

Executions, Recruitment and Forced Displacement on the Southern Border of Chiapas

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas May 28, 2023 Urgent Action No. 2 Permissiveness by the Mexican State of grave human rights violations The municipality of Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas, is experiencing a profound crisis due to the spiral of violence experienced in the region and which has intensified in recent days, violating the right to life and personal integrity of communities and towns, as a result of the territorial dispute between armed groups belonging to criminal groups under the auspices and observance of the municipal, state and federal governments. According to information this Human Rights Center has received, it is …

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The Chiapas Powder Keg

“Chiapas is a powder keg ready to explode…” Luis Hernandez Navarro provides us with a potent summary of the imminent crisis unfolding throughout Chiapas.

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