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(en) ruptura colectiva (RC): Narco-State´s reign of horror: A bloody week for México -- Demián Revart (ca) [machine translation]
Fri, 2 Jun 2017 16:59:45 +0300
Mexico is the second most violent country in the world. ---- Michoacán, a Mexican state,
is again a national headline. Not for the achievements or merits of its population, but
for the morbid and tragic "red note" (nota roja), a wave of massacres plaguing the
country. ---- Mexican people are more certain of death than "progress". ---- No one is
safe. ---- The P'ur'hépecha community of Arantepakua will never forget the massacre from
only one month ago in which three comuneros and a 16-year-old student of the local COBAEM
(local high school) were assassinated by the federal police in a massive and cowardly
operation, to "resolve" a conflict in the tenure of communal lands. ---- Again, hell calls
the nation. ---- Arantepakua, Michoacán. Fotografía: Demián Revart. ---- Mexico is the
third country with the highest number of journalists killed. Only Syria and Afghanistan
are above them. This war is hidden.
Only three days have passed since the murder of journalists Javier Valdez and Jonathan
Córdova. Valdez's body was found lying in a quiet street in Culiacán. His hat was full of
blood. Córdova was murdered on a cruise in the center of Autlán in Jalisco. Bullet shells
fired from a heavy caliber gun were only a few centimeters from the corpses. Who were
they? Valdez was unbreakable and was awarded the CPJ International Press Freedom Award. He
also wrote various oral and local history books about the geographical massacres and
displacements at the hands of the cartels in Sonora and other northern states. Córdova was
a young and enthusiastic collaborator in the weekly El Costeño. He worked together with
his mother, Sonia Córdova, who is now in the hospital, after being shot in the assault.
Córdova had been kidnapped twice before, but he didn't say anything because nobody would
care, even if he were a football player or a TV star!
123 journalists killed in 16 years. Maybe more... I don't know. Humanity is pure statistics.
Something bothers them. Something hurts them. To spread information has become a
revolutionary act. The ink and the camera will not be enough weapons.
This week was clearly a test from the panopticon of drug cartels in which we all see
others as guilty, but they control our territorial and political cells.
Thursday morning, March 18th, the bodies of seven agricultural workers were found outside
a "huerto" (working farm) -where they harvest avocado- located on the Santa Clara-Españita
highway in the municipality of Salvador Escalante. According to testimonies and
photographic evidence which went viral on social media, we can tell from the scene of the
crime the workers were killed next to a fire they used to heat up lunch. Near them were
bags of food and pots for heating water, which are typical objects for the workers. What
was the cause of their murder?
In the afternoon of Saturday May 20th, an armed commando fired cowardly against the
Wixárika comrades Miguel Vázquez Torres, who was excommunicated from Bienes Comunales (the
land organization), and his brother Agustín, who are from the community of Tuxpan de
Bolaños located in the Sierra Norte de Jalisco, shooting them to death.
This double murder is a product of institutional neglect and state "justice" in indigenous
communities, because after the armed group gunned down Agustín with heavy weaponry, he was
transferred with serious injuries to the local health center, where he would die a few
moments later. The narrative does not end there. Upon being notified of the deadly attack
on his brother, Miguel went to the hospital and when leaving the building, was shot to
death by the same assailants who escaped in a Toyota Tacoma van.
Miguel Vázquez Torres served as Community Commissary of Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán,
defending the Wixárika peasants' process of resistance for the recovery of 2000 acres of
communal lands. The Wixárika peasants were in conflict with great landowners of the
municipality of La Yesca, between the limits of Jalisco And Nayarit.
Let us take this thesis: "Drug cartels are a historical extension of Capitalism and the
Could someone with ethics shake hands with those who ignore a massively bloody México?
To take on responsibility for life and humanity, quoting what one of the recently murdered
journalist, Javier Váldez, said in a presentation of his book: "We are only counting
deaths," it is necessary to wage war with Narco-Estadoand those who support it.
Who is willing to fight?
Narco-Estado/Narco State: is a term used to clarify that drug cartels and all the
institutions of the Mexican State are partners in a crime called capitalism. They are
partners in a war against the people who live in this country.
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