Chiapas, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas, is one of the 31 states that along with the federal district of Mexico City make up the 32 federal entities of Mexico. It is divided into 124 municipalities as of September 2017 and its capital city is Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Other important population centers in Chiapas include Ocosingo, Tapachula, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Comitán and Arriaga. It is the southernmost state in Mexico. It is located in Southeastern Mexico, and it borders the states of Oaxaca to the west, Veracruz to the northwest and Tabasco to the north, and by the Petén, Quiché, Huehuetenango and San Marcos departments of Guatemala to the east and southeast. Chiapas has a coastline along the Pacific Ocean to the south.
A group of approximately 100 Central American migrants were detained by members of the National Migration Institute during an operation close to the Mexican town of Huixtla in Chiapas State on Tuesday.. WorldNews - Published
MEXICO CITY — Municipal authorities in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas have tried to block a caravan of about 2,000 Central American migrants from entering the town of Huixtla.... WorldNews - Published
Hundreds of migrants crossed into Mexico's southern border city of Chiapas on Friday (April 12), seeking a visa to aid them on their path north towards the border with the U.S.. Rough cut - no reporter..