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Killing of a teacher from Chiapas, for refusing to join organized crime groups

To the Teacher Berni Flor Mejía Velazquez was kidnapped On September 7, an armed group took him from the Chiapas High School College (Cobach) where he worked, in Río Guerrero Ejido in the town of Amatenango de la Frontera; IT Tuesday the 12th his body was found lifeless.

Cobach’s teachers reported, requesting anonymity, that the reason for his kidnapping was because He and his family refused to participate in the road blockades which has been implemented by the organization for two years FOR the most partwhich, criticized by the residents, is considered a ARMS of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

This organized crime group continues a dispute with the Sinaloa Cartel for control of areas used for the sale of goods, which cross Chiapas.

Part of his strategy force the population to create blockades at the entrances of communities, to serve as an entry and control filter.

Killing Of A Teacher From Chiapas, For Refusing To Join Organized Crime Groups

They put up “feathers” or metal bars, and the residents themselves have criticized them on previous occasions, many of whom have been exiled from their own towns.

Traders and carriers parts of who they are compulsory to put their units for those purposes, the teachers explained.

In the case of Berni Flor Mejía Velázquez, her husband, Arsenio Xun Velázqueza carrier and must leave your community before the pressure so that it gives its units.

In an interview he gave to reporters, from his exile,

“Teaching a lesson to the whole population”

One hypothesis as to why Berni Flor Mejía Velazquez was kidnapped, according to Cobach teachers, is pressure from her husband, “to punish her and teach a lesson to the entire population.”

Xun Velázquez, in the interview he gave on August 11, said that he changed his life for his wife. Furthermore, the teacher’s mother asked the armed group that took her to return her.

Killing Of A Teacher From Chiapas, For Refusing To Join Organized Crime Groups

Berni: They found his lifeless body

However, on Tuesday morning, the body of Berni Flor Mejía Velazquez was found lifeless and with signs of violence, in a cemetery located on the road between the towns of Motozintla and Frontera Comalapa, one of the regions most affected by the dispute between. organized crime groups, and where Entire towns had to move because of the fighting.

This is also the region where the maximum number of missingsamong them a dozen ejidal authorities from the towns.

The impact on the civilian population of the violence caused by organized crime groups has spread to the indigenous areas of the Lacandona forest, the Altos, and the central valleys of Chiapas.

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