A large percentage of homes in Chiapas do not meet the minimum conditions for adequate housing. Across the state:
Fuentes: INEGI 2010
For several year, there has been a social movement in resistance against high electricity costs in Chiapas. The movement considers that free access to electricity is a human and constitutional right, as the electricity is sourced from natural resources located in territory where the majority of the state’s indigenous population lives. Since 2009, many have joined the National Network of Civil Resistance against high electricity costs.