Organized Crime

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.

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.)

Why Chiapas is different

Hermann Bellinghausen discusses why Chiapas, despite the official AMLO discourse to the contrary, is suffering a worse plight than the statistics would suggest…

For those who know the state well, well, what does that say about Mexico?

Narcos Are Fifth Biggest Employer in Mexico

”If cartel recruitment were halved, in 2027 their size would be 11% smaller. “Mathematically, therefore, a preventive strategy is much more successful than a traditional reactive strategy”, explained Prieto. This positive vision is counterbalanced by a much worse one. If the cartels continue at the same rate of recruitment and violence, in 2027 there could be 40% more deaths and the organizations would grow by 26%.”

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