Residents of Chiapas applaud the arrival of the Sinaloa Cartel caravan

“We want peace”, shout residents of Chiapas while waving white flags and balloons before the arrival of alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel to the Sierra Madre region that crosses the state.

In a video that circulates on social networks, more than a hundred residents are seen receiving the caravan of trucks with armed men that cross the region between the municipalities of Chicomuselo and Bella Vista.

In the minute that the video lasts, it is heard that the inhabitants of the region shout “we want freedom”; while the person who is driving one of the trucks and is recording, shouts: “let’s go to (Frontera) Comalapa”.

It is worth remembering that in September 2023 another video was recorded where residents of Chiapas, allegedly from the vicinity of Frontera Comalapa, also received heavily armed men from the Sinaloa Cartel.

Since then, news began to circulate that pointed to the pressure of the Sinaloa Cartel on the residents of Chiapas to join their ranks in roadblocks, as hawks and even in actions such as those reported this afternoon to “enhance” the arrival of the criminal organization to face the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

A study by the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights (CMDPDH) revealed that thousands of people in the country have had to flee their places of origin as a consequence of the violence between the criminal groups that dispute control of the plazas in regions of Chiapas, Michoacán and Guerrero.

The border between Chiapas and Guatemala is one of the main areas of dispute for the control of the routes for the trafficking of drugs from Central and South America, which caused the displacement and clashes of the Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG in the area.

More than three thousand people from Motozintla de Mendoza, Mazapa, Frontera Comalapa, Candelaria, Nueva Libertad and Chicomuselo left their homes between May and September of last year due to the pressures of the narco to join their ranks. Refusing meant facing threats, kidnappings and murders.

To pressure the residents of Chiapas, the narco cut off the services of light, water and internet to those who called to do “guards” on roads and did not attend.

Information collected by journalist Ángeles Mariscal revealed that the narco of Chiapas raised a kind of “census” to the families of Bella Vista and La Grandeza to identify in which families there were young people of age to join their ranks and “punish” those who did not respond to their calls. This would explain the displacement of dozens of families who refused to follow the orders of organized crime.

Another region where a large number of displaced people are concentrated is the region bordering northern Guatemala where the escapes of 20 families were documented; although the displacements were also registered in more central regions such as north of San Cristóbal de las Casas and in the municipality of Paxtonticja, where 30 indigenous Tzetzales fled after their houses were burned down by a political conflict.

“Let’s go to Comalapa”! Shout alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel to residents of Chiapas who ask them for “peace and freedom”

Source: Infobae