Tag Archives: violence

Narco Violence and Indigenous Youth

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo*  Last June 14, heavily armed indigenous youth took over the popular market of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, and maintained control of the northern zone of the city for more than three hours, stealing, burning vehicles and terrorizing the population, without the various security forces doing anything to stop […]

The Criminal Industry in Mexico

It was the process of neoliberalization that facilitated the expansion and diversification of these industries’ businesses. Organized crime was globalized as well.

“Calm” returns to San Cristóbal de Las Casas

By Ángeles Mariscál The booths in the Northern Market opened, children attended school, amarket with typical sweets was installed on the central plaza and dozens ofsoldiers and police maintain searches and patrols. 24 hours after armed men took control of the northern zone of San Cristóbal de Las Casas forseveral hours, the population tries to […]

Dispute Over Control of Market Incites Panic in San Cristóbal

From the Editor’s Desk Several burned vehicles were left behind  following a confrontation between armed groups that sowed terror and panic for at least four hours, as they drove around the public road with their high-powered weapons without the security forces intervening, presumably due to the dispute over the administration of the market in the […]

United States: Violent Neighbor

“It is impossible to analyze the phenomena of insecurity and criminality in Mexico without taking into account its proximity to a nation that is as sick with violence as it is powerful, and whose disease infects other nations in many ways.”