COUNTRY: Chiapas (Mexico)
DESCRIPTION:Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico. Since 1994, the Mexican government has fought against the Zapatista paramilitary group in Chiapas. Many of the marginalized Chiapan peasants are indigenous people descended from the Mayas.
Category: Hostile Nation
Religion: Statistics are unavailable for this region.
Ideology: Mixture of Amerindian spiritism and liberation theology
Head of State: Governor Juan José Sabines Guerrero
Those who follow Catholicism blended with pagan rituals in the region resent evangelical Christians because they no longer participate in pagan rituals and refuse to contribute to town-wide parties that involve heavy drinking. Evangelicals present a threat to their control in the state. Christians face harassment from neighbors and from local political and religious leaders. They are often forcibly relocated out of communities.
The link above is for another article from this series that details how Missionaries in Mexico are seing more seekers and converts due to the violence.