Since mid-October 2017, more than 5000 Tzotzil indigenous people in Chalchihuitán have been displaced by paramilitary activity triggered by a territorial dispute. Automatic gunfire, burnt houses, and people hiding in the mountains for 2-3 months. This is the same set of events that happened before the Acteal massacre 20 years ago in Chiapas, Mexico, when 45 peaceful Tzotzil indigenous people were killed by PRI-aligned paramilitaries while local security forces stood by and let it happen.
Here are some testimonials I filmed in Chalchihuitán, the day before the Acteal Anniversary.
And here is the full report on Animal Politico which came out the day after they left the camps.
Read my colleague Katie Schlechter’s report that came out on the anniversary of the Acteal massacre here: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/mexico-renewed-land-dispute-displaces-5000-chiapas-171222163355229.html