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Cartel violence has forced over 11,000 to flee homes in Mexico

May 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cartel violence has forced over 11,000 to flee homes in Mexico

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A human rights organization revealed that 11,232 individuals were compelled to flee their homes last year due to out of control drug cartel violence engulfing Mexico.

The Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights indicated Wednesday that citizens in six states fled because of “organized armed groups,” including cartels, gangs, and vigilantes.

Most of those displacements affected by the cartel violence transpired in the indigenous communities in the state of Chiapas.

The commission says  329,917 people were forced to flee between 2006 and 2017, though it was specified how many people have since returned.

Last month, soldiers accompanied a convoy of 92 people terrorized by cartels out of their mountain village in the state of Guerrero.

The group added that another 8,928 people were forced to flee last year because of local land, political or religious disputes.

 

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