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A state of extreme southeast Mexico adjoining the Guatemalan border. Largely rural and underdeveloped, in the 1990s Chiapas became the site of a popular uprising against Mexico's federal government.


(Spanish ˈtʃjapas)
(Placename) a state of S Mexico: mountainous and forested; Maya ruins in the northeast; rich mineral resources. Capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Pop: 3 920 515 (2000). Area: 73 887 sq km (28 816 sq miles)


(tʃiˈɑ pɑs)

a state in S Mexico. 3,584,786; 28,732 sq. mi. (74,415 sq. km). Cap.: Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
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1989) for which a mass-rearing facility to produce 500 million sterile flies per week was built 1978-1979 in Metapa, Chiapas at the border with Guatemala (Schwarz et al.
The appearance of the disease in Chiapas in mid-November 2014 has put Mexican authorities on alert.
Political analysts, members of the Catholic church, academics, popular leaders and street vendors alike say events in Chiapas have prompted a nationwide impulse that could eventually loosen the ironclad grip of the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), which has ruled Mexico for 70 years.
Authorities in Chiapas said there were no immediate reports of major damage.
A tropical storm warning is in effect from Salina Cruz in Oaxaca to Pijijiapan in Chiapas state.
The US national Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning from Oaxaca's Puerto Angel to Barra de Tonala, and a tropical storm warning from Barra de Tonala to Boca de Pijijiapan in Chiapas state.
IGNIA Fund I and Endeavor Catalyst invested in Procesa Chiapas to enhance its business expansion, new product development, management team and reinforce its productive capacity.
Moksnes (Uppsala Center for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University, Sweden) has done extensive fieldwork among the Mayan Catholic villagers of San Pedro Chenalho in the highlands of Chiapas.
These new records are confined to physiographic regions of Chiapas such as the Central Depression, Northern Highlands, and Sierra Madre of Chiapas.
When we take showers we notice that we are getting stains on our skin, and so we stand up and fight and demand that these companies go away and leave our mines," Luz Perez Torres, an activist from Chiapas, said.
Legend has it that the indigenous peoples of Chiapas threw themselves into the great river canyon rather than surrender.
That role is as a missionary in Eastern Europe--the first sent out by his presbytery in Chiapas.