Tila

Terror in Tila: City Hall and Organized Crime

Adherents to the National Indigenous Congress issue a statement regarding the context of the struggle against long-running organized crime and paramilitarism in Tila and denouncing the mis-information that prevails in the media.

Translation of further context forthcoming.

Tila, the Chiapas town that fled violence. More than 4 thousand displaced.

“There were thousands of us who were trapped and defenseless, unable to leave our homes; the report had already been made to the federal and state governments, so they knew what could happen, but they did not intervene to prevent it, denounced the local man whose house was burned.”

For nearly a week in Tila, Chiapas residents have been held residents hostage as violence flares between narcoparamiltaries and members of the ejido. After days of unresponsiveness, Army and National Guard troops entered the area allowing nearly half the population to flee.

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