As violence explodes around the state of Chiapas, researchers look at the intensive militarization of the southeast Mexicos under AMLO, and the extreme power bestowed on the Armed Forces and National Guard.
With their feet torn up, under the sun and rain, hundreds of migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, Central America and other nationalities continued the caravan that left last Saturday from the city of Tapachula, a place where some have stayed for more than a year, without work and awaiting the Mexican government’s response to their requests for asylum. The Mexican immigration system, they say, has collapsed.
An indigenous Zoque historian and anthropologist describes concerns that not only affect the Zoque community, but many indigenous communities throughout Mexico –forced migration to find work is precarious in and of itself, but has become wholly tragic during the pandemic. He calls on the far-flung Zoque diaspora to organize for across localities for autonomous health.