Vidulfo Rosales, one of our speakers in the No More Blood Speaking Tour that took place in Canada in March 2012, works for Tlachinollan. This Human Rights Centre has recently presented a report on torture in the state of Guerrero. The situation of this state has been characterized by high levels of impunity, discrimination against indigenous communities and drug-related violence. Click here to access report in English Info CAT 49 -Tlachinollan – MEX (ENG)
December 19, 2012 Saltillo, Coahuila
Three years ago we, who integrate the United Forces for our Disappeared in Coahuila, decided to speak out, organize ourselves and denounce the disappearance of our loved ones; we did this in a context where both authorities from the Institutionalized Revolutionary Party and the National Action party participated through collaboration and/or negligence in these crimes at the state and federal level. Both levels of government and both parties stained our homes with darkness, terror and impunity.
A first group of 11 families, who at that time were looking for twenty one loved ones, gathered together on December 19, 2009. Currently, we are looking for 290 missing persons in December 2012.
On December 1st, 2012, the new President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, took power. At the same time, hundreds of protesters were outside the National Palace to denounce the corruption that surrounded the victory of the Institutionalized Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate in the 2012 presidential elections. According to public authorities and the student movement #yosoy132, there were agents provocateurs that gave the police an excuse to repress peaceful protesters and pedestrians that happened to walk in the area. Is this the return of PRI-style state repression?
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The members of FUNDEM wish to express our anger, outrage and boredom against Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, who caused the tragedy that left hundreds of thousands of orphans, maimed mothers, families torn apart and the latent pain for the next generations. FELIPE DE JESUS CALDERON HINOJOSA: The nation will remember you as the cruelest, the most bloodthirsty and inept President in the history of Mexico. Our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters are not collateral damage of your war; they are innocent victims of your ambition, your political myopia, enormous ego and lust for power. Our relatives have names; they are not a number of a preliminary investigation or a lengthy Act. They have dreams, stories of life, and above all, a family that loves them and will look for them every moment of their lives. Continue reading
The Centre “Citizens in Support for Human Rights” CADHAC, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in Monterrey Nuevo Leon and the families of the disappeared met with state authorities of the Nuevo Leon Office of the State Attorney on November 21st, 2012. Close to noon, the families of the disappeared began a march to the State Attorney office with photos of their missing relatives and signs that said: “Where are they?”.