Organized Crime

Chiapas, A Disaster

An analysis by Gilberto López y Rivas in La Jornada of the recent Frayba report, ‘‘Chiapas, A Disaster’’. The report (in Spanish) can be found in our library at Sendas in San Cristobal de Las Casas or our library here.

Group Accused of Links to Crime Attempts to Take Back Pantelhó, Chiapas

Last week, Pantelhó was shuttered as organized crime group returned to the municipal seat claiming its motives of “protecting” the population from Los Machetes, a local self-defense group that emerged two years ago.

Fearing an onslaught of violence, residents gather en masse to demand that government authorities intervene to protect them.

The Battle of Frontera Comalapa

From the murder of the son of Sinaloa Cartel operator in 2021 to the 16 kidnapped Public Security workers who were just released last week, the war continues to excalate as the cartels battle over territory in Chiapas.

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.

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