Location : Ocosingo (Chiapas)
Creation : 1994
Local issues : The state of Chiapas, in the South of Mexico, has a large indigenous population spread through several ethnic groups descending from the Mayas (Tseltales, Tzotziles, Choles, Tojolabales, etc.). The armed confrontations linked to the uprising of the EZLN (Zapatist Army of National Liberation) in 1994 have long ended but the region remains the scene of high tension. Despite being rich in natural resources, the indigenous population of Chiapas is affected by widespread poverty, discrimination and internal conflicts.