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Violence in Chiapas/Confrontation against policemen

By Karin Dilge | Wed, 06/15/2022 - 12:41

Violence in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. President López Obrador lamented the violent incidents that occurred in San Cristobal de las Casas but rejected that the violence is generalized in the country. Moreover, he said that the event in Chiapas was about a dispute between two criminal organizations for the control of the city´s central market.

Yesterday, a group of armed men marched through the city in Chiapas and a confrontation between two groups took place. The media outlet Chiapas Paralelo informed that around 100 people with long guns, face covered and bulletproof vests took the market of San Cristobal de las Casas. Local media reported that the market and its surroundings is being disputed between groups that want to take control of illegal and legal economic activities in the area.

Mariano Díaz Ochoa, Mayor of San Cristobal, told Radio Fórmula that the conflict was between two antagonistic groups and rejected the allegation about organized crime groups were responsible.

Confrontation against policemen. In Texcaltitlán, Estado de México, policemen that were about to complete an arrest warrant were attacked and assaulted in a confrontation. Approximately 10 people belonging to the crime organization and from the police force lost their lives. The authorities informed that seven people were arrested and three agents were injured.

President López Obrador insisted that the same security strategy will be enforced and that is attending the root causes that generate violence. The president said it is important that young people not to be marginalized and to protect their right to work and education. The president’s strategy is based on fighting poverty and strengthening the principles and values of the people.

Authorities find stolen containers. President López Obrador notified that part of the containers that were stolen in Manzanillo which contained gold, silver and electronics were recovered. Moreover, he said that the Navy will give a full report about the matter.

On June 5, a group of men with firearms arrived at  Maniobras port installations Alonso Mireles in Manzanillo and stole 20 cargo containers. The boxes held precious metals, like gold and silver and electronic gadgets.

Daylight Savings. The Mexican president informed that next week he will send his initiative to eliminate daylight savings to Congress after a survey carried out by the Ministry of the Interior reported that 71 percent of the population agrees with its cancellation.  

 

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Karin Dilge Karin Dilge Journalist and Industry Analyst