The migration catastrophe continues with all of the knock-on effects that it is having in the state of Chiapas. Official figures from the National Institute of Migration put the number of migrants at over 100,000 in the first three months of this year. The real numbers are, of course, much higher. As part of its ongoing collaboration with the Frayba human rights organization, Schools for Chiapas is currently recruiting volunteers to work at the Salto del Agua migrant center in Chiapas. If you would like to find out more, please visit our website at https://schoolsforchiapas.org/become-a-human-rights-observer/
Schools for Chiapas begins preparatory training for civil observers volunteering with the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (Frayba) this week. One of the volunteering options available is at a migrant center at Salto El Agua here in Chiapas. In the first of two articles, we share with our readers some interesting facts and figures about migration in the state. If you are interested in volunteering through us at the migrant center, please visit our website at https://schoolsforchiapas.org/become-a-human-rights-observer/
The continuing influx of thousands of migrants and refugees continue to cross the southern Mexican border is being used as a pretext by the AMLO government to militarize the area despite election campaigns to the contrary. This article examines the historical background of this process, the current state of affairs and its devastating effects on local populations.