Ayotzinapa and 28 000 Disappeared Victims of State Violence

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For more than 30 months we have witnessed institutional violence of Mexican government for the following reasons:

1) Mexican government has ignored demands for truth and justice for the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa, and more than 28,000 disappeared people during the last 10 years of war against drugs.

 2) Mexican government has perpetuated impunity by covering public forces, responsible authorities, and the army under the so called “historical truth”, which is an official version sustaining that organized crime burned and dropped the remains of the 43 students in the river San Juan. This version covers the coordinated actions of police, organized crime and army during the indiscriminate attacks in Iguala on September 26 of 2014.

3) Mexican government has recycled pubic servers in office, and moreover has promoted people involved in the Ayotzinapa case, including army officials and Tomás Zerón de Lucio who altered the crime scene in the river San Juan for covering and impede any progress of investigations.

4) Mexican government has not successfully followed recommendations made by the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), and moreover it has developed a discredit campaign against relatives of the 43 disappeared students and human rights rapporteurs, including the specialist who were sent to Mexico by the IACHR.

5) Mexican Congress has passed a reform of the General Law of Victims, without consulting neither including proposals presented by relatives of disappeared people and human rights organizations. Mover, Mexican government renewed the appointment of Jaime Rochín as head of the Executive Commission for Assisting Victims by executive order.

6) Mexican Congress has delayed passing the bill Law Against Torture and Enforced Disappearance.

7) Mexican government has pushed for passing the bill of Interior Security Law, which would provide a legal frame to the army to stay on the streets, in despite of evidence presented that the army has committed serious human rights violations against civilians during the last 10 years of war against drugs.

8) Mexican government has systematically denied attacks, extra judicial executions, torture and enforced disappearance that it has been escalating in the last years.

9) Mexican government has not followed investigations of money laundry of drug trafficking including cartels that even have financed government campaigns. Some days ago, the journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea was murdered as a result of conducted investigations and links between organized crime and politicians during the term of former governor of Chihuahua César Duarte.

10) Mexican government has been authoritarian by closing investigations and access to information and archives of State crimes perpetuated during the so-called Dirty War (1960’s-1980’s).

This letter will be sent on March 26 as a way for supporting families of disappeared people in Mexico.

A lo largo de más de 30 meses se ha visto la violencia institucional del gobierno mexicano: 1) al ignorar las demandas de verdad y justicia de los familiares de los 43 normalistas, de los familiares de más de 28,000 desaparecidos y de la sociedad civil en su conjunto que los ha apoyado, 2) al perpetuar la impunidad y proteger a la fuerza pública, autoridades responsables y al ejército bajo el relato de la "verdad histórica", 3) al reciclar el gabinete y premiar inclusive a servidores públicos implicados en la alteración de evidencia como Zerón de Lucio, todo para seguir encubriendo y entorpeciendo la investigación; 4) al negarse a cumplir las recomendaciones del CIDH y aún más emprender una campaña de desgaste y de desprestigio contra los familiares de los normalistas, contra relatores de derechos humanos que han reportado la práctica de la tortura, y contra el GIEI; 5) al pasar una reforma a la Ley General de Víctimas que no tomó en cuenta las propuestas de organizaciones de familiares de desaparecidos y ratificar a Jaime Rochín al frente de la CEAV por mandato del ejecutivo; 6) al retrasar la Ley en Contra de la Tortura y la Desaparición Forzada; 7) al presionar para pasar la Ley de Seguridad Interior que da marco legal a las acciones del ejército en las calles; 8) al negar la sistematicidad de ataques, ejecuciones extrajudiciales, tortura y desaparición forzada que han ido en escalada durante los últimos 10 años de guerra contra el narcotráfico; 9) al negarse a seguir la investigación de tráfico de drogas y lavado de dinero inclusive en campañas políticas, como sí lo hizo la labor periodística de Miroslava Breach Velducea durante el gobierno de César Duarte en Chihuahua, asesinada hace unos días; 10) al mantener un autoritarismo pueril que ha cerrado la puerta a los archivos y seguimiento de investigaciones de los crímenes cometidos por el Estado durante la mal llamada guerra sucia de la década de los sesenta a ochenta.

 Mario Vergara y Xitlaty Miranda de Grupo de Búsqueda de Fosas Clandestinas de Iguala

Jorge Galvez, Museo Casa de la Memoria Indómita

Guadalupe Ortega, productora de Ayotzinapa: crónica de un crimen de Estado

Coizta Grecko, director de Mirar morir

Juan Castro Gessner, cooproductor de Mirar morir

Coalición Fortaleza Latina PA

Coalición  Justice for Ayotzinapa, Grand Rapids MI

Colectivo Democrático Aequus

Equipo Walsh, Argentina

Frente Ayotzinapa, Manuel Revueltas, , Chicago IL

Solidaridad con Ayotzinapa, Suecia
Uruguay por Ayotzinapa

Verónica Montes, Bryn Mawr Collge, PA

Inés Arribas, Bryn Mawr College, PA

Alba Teresa Estrada, CEICH UNAM

Gloria Cabrera López, CEICH UNAM

Elba Orozco, Drexel University, PA

Verónica Oikión Solano, El Colegio de Michoacán

Manuel Cuéllar, George Washington University, DC

Adam Rossenblatt, Haverford College, PA

Craig Borowiak, Haverford College, PA

Lina Martínez, Haverford College, PA

Aurelia Gómez Unamuno, Haverford College, PA

Laura Kaplan, Hunter College CUNY, NY

Greg Dawes, North Carolina State University, editor de A contracorriente

Evangelina Sánchez Serrano, UACM

Claudia Rangel, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero

Judith Solís Tellez, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero

Julio César Guerrero, University of Michigan

Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández, Villanova University, PA

Tomás Hidalgo Nava, Villanova University, PA

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