A group of indigenous Mexicans kidnapped two lawmakers in the southern state of Chiapas, held them overnight and finally freed them unharmed Thursday after the state congress agreed to replace the mayor of their town.
Legislative President Eduardo Ramirez Aguilar and his colleague Carlos Penagos had met with angry Tzotzil Indians on Wednesday in the cathedral of the city of San Cristobal de las Casas to discuss their grievances against then-Mayor Rosa Perez.
However the group forcibly took the lawmakers into custody and brought them to their highland hamlet of Chenalho, roughing up some aides and damaging cars in . . .