In April 2021, 204 people fled their homes in the municipality of Cotija, in Michoacán, after members of a criminal group broke into their homes and threatened them with rifles and grenade launchers. The number of displaced persons in the State continued to increase that year and by December there were already more than 13,500.
In July, around 3,000 people from the municipality of Pantelhó, in Chiapas, left their homes to take refuge in the mountains or in shelters set up in churches or municipal buildings forced by political persecution and territorial siege. Some . . .