Displaced indigenous Mexicans and refugees in their own land

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▲ Fotos cortesía de Centro José María Morelos y Pavón, Jorge Arturo Pérez, Lindero Norte y La Jornada

World Refugee Day was commemorated yesterday. In Mexico, many people have been forced to leave their communities of origin and seek shelter in others.

At least 35 families from the town of El Guamúchil, municipality of Heliodoro Castillo, in Guerrero, fled last April due to the violence that prevails in the area and took refuge in Chichihualco, the municipal seat of Leonardo Bravo.

In Chiapas, part of the 251 indigenous displaced from the Puebla ejido, Chenalhó municipality, in May 2016, remain in a house that the state authorities rented to them in San Cristóbal de las Casas. They had to leave their homeland due to political differences with followers of the then Mayor Rosa Pérez.

Indigenous Triqui displaced from San Juan Copala, municipality of Santiago Juxtlahuaca, in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, have fled their homes since 2010 due to the violence in that town, as a result of it declaring itself autonomous, which caused caciques and paramilitaries to besiege community. Since then, they have been asylum seekers in various places in the state capital, most of them in the zócalo.

In Tijuana, Baja California, the camp for Central American refugees and displaced Mexicans that was located in the Garita de El Chaparral, in Tijuana, Baja California, was dispersed by police and only half of the petitioners for political asylum remained to the United States government.

The operation was carried out during the visit that Rosa Icela Rodríguez, secretary of Citizen Security of the federal government, made to that border town on Saturday.

Source: jornada.com.mx

Mexico Daily Post