Instances of mass displacement have been recorded in Tamaulipas, Michoacán and Guerrero states
25 November 2011 | Overview
Mexico’s southern states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero have witnessed forced internal displacement caused by a number of insurgencies seeking cultural and territorial autonomy and by national security forces using repressive measures to defeat them.
23 December 2009 | Overview
In 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), known as the “Zapatistas”, launched an uprising in the south-eastern state of Chiapas with the stated goal of improving land and social rights for the marginalised indigenous people of Mexico. The government responded by sending in troops and creating paramilitary cells from among the local population as part of a low-intensity war strategy.
20 June 2005 | Overview