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Mexico: Address Chiapas Displacement Crisis

(Washington, D.C.)—Mexican authorities should investigate armed attacks in Chiapas that have led to the displacement of more than 5,000 people and provide assistance to those in need, Human Rights Watch said today. In October, a territorial conflict about communal lands between the municipalities of Chalchihuitán and Chenalhó escalated. A spokesperson for the municipality of Chalchihuitán, Nicodemo Aguilar Sánchez, told Human Rights Watch that on October 18, 2017, members of an armed group killed a man from Chalchihuitán, Samuel Luna Girón. In the following two weeks, he said, armed groups burned…

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