By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* Last June 14, heavily armed indigenous youth took over the popular market of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, and maintained control of the northern zone of the city for more than three hours, stealing, burning vehicles and terrorizing the population, without the various security forces doing anything to stop […]
In light of the widely-publicized organized crime violence in San Cristóbal on June 14, Magdalena Gómez signals the ongoing crisis of violence, intervention of criminal groups and chaos that ensues just an hour away in Oxchuc.
Fear and uncertainty. In Chiapas, the violence, far from ceasing, grows and intensifies. Let no one be surprised when what is about to happen happens.
It was the process of neoliberalization that facilitated the expansion and diversification of these industries’ businesses. Organized crime was globalized as well.
By Ángeles Mariscál The booths in the Northern Market opened, children attended school, amarket with typical sweets was installed on the central plaza and dozens ofsoldiers and police maintain searches and patrols. 24 hours after armed men took control of the northern zone of San Cristóbal de Las Casas forseveral hours, the population tries to […]