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Chiapas, security and tourism

Chiapas, seguridad y turismo

Chiapas, seguridad y turismo

Chiapas, one of Mexico's richest states in culture and biodiversity, has recently come under the spotlight due to security issues.

The Current Situation

According to recent reports, the Employers' Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) has highlighted that there is a black figure of unreported crimes of up to 90.5 percent. This figure, although alarming, should not be interpreted as a complete reflection of the security situation in Chiapas, since it may also indicate a lack of confidence in the institutions in charge of security and justice.

In addition, an increase in arms trafficking from the United States to Chiapas has been reported. This arms trafficking fuels violence and insecurity in the region, and is a problem that requires attention both nationally and internationally.

Politics and Security

Politics and security are intrinsically linked. In Chiapas, the immigration policy has been identified as a failure, which has contributed to insecurity in the region. However, it is important to remember that migration policy is a complex problem that requires multifaceted solutions and international cooperation.

Impact on Tourism

Tourism, one of the main sources of income for Chiapas, has also been affected by insecurity. Violence and social conflict have reportedly led to a decline in the number of visitors to key tourist sites such as Bonampak and Yaxchilán. This situation not only affects the local economy, but also deprives visitors of the opportunity to experience the rich culture and biodiversity of Chiapas.

The Response of the Authorities

Local and national authorities are taking steps to address these issues. For example, the Joint Action Strategy to Stop the Illicit Flow of Weapons on the Northern Border has been implemented. Although these measures are a step in the right direction, it is crucial that pressure is maintained to ensure they are implemented effectively.

Security in Chiapas is an issue of great importance that requires continuous attention. Although there are significant challenges, there are also ongoing efforts to address these issues. It is essential that these efforts be carried out in a transparent and accountable manner, and that an open and respectful dialogue be maintained on these issues. The safety and well-being of the inhabitants of Chiapas, as well as the prosperity of its tourism sector, depend on it.