Insecurity in Chiapas is up by 75%, and the authorities do not have clear answers

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Chiapas, Mexico

Violence linked to the fight between major Mexican cartels shows an alarming upward trend in the state of Chiapas.

Only in the first two months of 2024, the state had registered 116 victims of intentional homicide, which represents an increase of 75.75 percent compared to the same period in 2023, when 66 victims were reported, highlighting that last year already was experiencing a marked increase in violence.

The upsurge in violence, forced displacement, migration, and health are part of the main issues in Chiapas and the population is crying out for a solution.

However, there is clarity in these evident problems on the part of the candidates for governor, the candidates have remained only in the discourse, pointing out activists and academics, who do not see clear or clear routes in the proposals. they defined that addresses these problems.

Chiapas is a region with a history marked by violence and resistance. Over time, it has experienced various forms of violence, from colonial to capitalist, including industrial and paramilitary. However, in recent times, armed violence perpetrated by drug cartels has been added to this panorama, which has given rise to numerous violent episodes and caused the displacement of thousands of people, even entire communities.

Violence linked to the fight between large cartels shows an alarming upward trend. Only in the first two months of 2024, the state has registered 116 victims of intentional homicide, which represents an increase of 75.75 percent compared to the same period in 2023, when 66 victims were reported, highlighting that last year was experiencing a marked increase in violence.

Source: Sin Embargo

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