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(Compass) – Fourteen refugee families from the community of 20 de Noviembre in Las Margaritas, Chiapas, Mexico, have been leading a precarious existence in the corridors of the municipal headquarters building since the end of August, trying to draw public attention to their plight. Seven of the families were expelled from the 20 de Noviembre community five months ago for practicing their evangelical Christian faith; the other seven were driven out 18 months ago. They are asking Chiapas governor Pablo Salazar to intervene to guarantee their safe return to 20 de Noviembre. In another incident, a group of 56 evangelical Huichol Indians from Jalisco who were ordered to leave temporary quarters in Tenzompa, Huejuquilla, El Alto, by the end of June, have had their eviction order postponed until December 30. The Huichols were originally expelled from their homes in Mezquitic two years ago and took temporary refuge in Tenzompa. Religious intolerance has been severe in both areas.