Last year armed self-defense groups in Pantelhó made their presence public in order to run organized crime out of their municipality. Though residents appointed new councillors, a recently appointed accountant stirred up suspicions with fiscal irregularities.
by Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chis., The plenary of the local Congress, acting as a procedural jury, approved the ruling to remove the jurisdiction of the municipal president of Pantelhó, Raquel Trujillo Morales, which will allow the State Attorney General’s Office to try him for homicide, the PRD mayor himself reported. Trujillo […]
By: Ángeles Mariscal Delia Janeth Velasco Flores, municipal president of Pantelhó, resigned her office amid protests from the population of that municipality, who accuse her and her husband, Raquel Trujillo Morales, the municipal president-elect, of co-participating in criminal groups linked to drug trafficking. Delia Janeth and the seven members of the municipal council presented their […]
Indigenous people displaced from various communities in the municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, were moved to their communities of origin, after spending two weeks in several shelters located in Acteal Centro.
Since the Zapatista uprising on January 1st 1994, the state of Chiapas has experienced various iterations of the poorly-named low-intensity warfare, or counter-insurgency, that combines anti-zapatista paramilitary violence (tinyurl.com/fzwdfpdb) with different political and social measures, including media blackouts, public assistance programs, and the instrumentalization of social organizations and political parties, all with the purpose of isolation and containment of the rebels.