A support base of the EZLN from the Aldama communities is assassinated in the ongoing intimidation and gunfire from paramilitaries of Santa Marta Chenalhó.
The geography of Mexican horror reached its peak at the end of the 20th century. Atrocity became an everyday form of government. Terror established a new nomenclature. It was called Acteal and the North of Chiapas, Aguas Blancas, El Charco, and Los Loxichas.
R. Aida Hernández Castilllo links the deaths of two defenders of people and territory with a “pedagogy of terror ” and a “culture of death” allowed and perpetuated by the state.
Hernández Navarro sketches the portrait of organized crime and the web it weaves with local governments and police forces — one that is currently at play in the struggle in Pantelhó, Chiapas.
From Washington, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) ordered the Mexican government to implement precautionary measures in favor of the indigenous families of 12 communities of Aldama that live under fire from armed civilian groups operating in San Martha, Chenalho.