(Evangelical Focus) — Neighbors from several indigenous communities in the municipalities of Tlanchinol, Huejutla and Huazalingo, all located in the State of Hidalgo, Mexico, denounced that they have suffered extortion, unjustified fines, prohibition of entry to towns and others sanctions by the authorities, who also force them to participate in Catholic holidays, just because they are evangelicals.
The minutes of the Assembly of the town of Cuamontax, in the municipality of Huazalingo, dated February of this year, “prohibit the entry of Protestants. Those who do not comply with these provisions will be arrested, and they will be financially sanctioned as determined by the Assembly.”
The document was agreed by the neighbors, who are mostly Catholics.
Uriel Badillo Lara, an evangelical neighbor of Cuamontax, clarified that the prohibition is for pastors or members of evangelical churches of other villages, who want to carry out faith activities in the town.