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Is Chiapas burning?

1 October 2012

In Chiapas, several municipalities are under siege.  Although Milenio is only reporting on the uprising  in Motozintla —where citizens set fire to the municipal building as well as  police trucks (and opened the doors to the city jail besides)   — and alleging the rioters are PRD activists refusing to accept state’s Electoral Tribunal’s award of the municipal presidency to a Green Party (PVM) candidate (the Greens are in coalition with the PRI), other media outlets are reporting “occupations”of local government buildings in at least six communities.

I can’t vouch for my information, but along with reports that the city officials in Cintalapa fled a lynch mob that formed after city workers caught them trying to destroy municipal documents, that more community uprisings are likely, as word spreads that the Ioutgoing administration of Juan Sabines (PRD) left the state bankrupt, leaving municipalities without funds to pay their employees.

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