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15 Nov 2018 | 07:12 PM UTC

Mexico: Fighting in Chiapas state displaces 1500 people

Mexico News Alert

Clashes between armed group and members of the Tzotzil community in Chavajebal (Chiapas state) displaces over 1500 people as of November 14

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Chiapas state


Tensions remain high around Chavajebal (Chiapas state) as of Thursday, November 15, after an armed group attacked members of the Tzotzil indigenous community. The fighting broke out on November 7, after three people were arrested for killing two members of the Tzotzil community. Shortly after their arrest, an armed group attacked Chavajebal, breaking the men out of prison. At least three people died during the clashes and over 1500 residents have fled the area. Further violence is possible in the area in coming days and weeks.


Individuals in the Chavajebal area are advised to monitor the situation.


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