Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Social Conditions: Report claims Mexico has over 400 social conflicts

Prensa Latina reports that SERAPAZ, Advisory Service for Peace, registered 432 social conflicts in Mexico, mostly stemming from economic causes, drug traffic, homicides, and migration.

Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Chiapas are among the Mexican states with the largest incidence, and according to the research, the governor of each state played an important role in most conflicts, while workers or employees grouped in a union played the major role in one of five conflicts.

The most notorious cases SERAPAZ said, related to drug traffic, with possible complicity between authorities and criminals, and generalized impunity in the country.