Chicomuselo is a municipio (municipality) in the Mexican state of Chiapas, and also the name of the municipality's largest settlement and the seat of the municipal government. The municipality has an area of 1,043 km².

Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 15°46′N 92°16′W
Country Mexico
  Total403 sq mi (1,043 km2)

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 31,515.[1]

As of 2010, the town of Chicomuselo had a population of 5,938.[1] Other than the town of Chicomuselo, the municipality had 272 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Pablo L. Sidar (3,070), classified as urban, and Unión Buenavista (1,600), Lázaro Cárdenas (1,321), Piedra Labrada (1,115), and Nueva América (1,057), classified as rural.[1]

Chicomuselo is currently suffering the exploitation of land in the hands of the Blackfire exploration LTD a mining company from Canada[2] url= On July 31, 2019, The Canadian government denied that its embassy in Mexico had anything to do with the coverup of the 2009 murder of activist Mariano Abarca, reportedly at the hands of the Blackfire Exploration. Family members vow to continue the struggle.[3]


  1. "Chicomuselo". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. Luis Flores Ballesteros. "Mining and human rights in Chiapas" 54 Pesos May. 2010:54 Pesos 29 May 2009. < Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine>
  3. "Canadá se niega a investigar su actuación en la muerte de un activista mexicano" [Canada refuses to investigate its action related to the death of a Mexican activist]. El Pais (in Spanish). Madrid. July 31, 2019. Retrieved August 2, 2019.


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