A bloody week for Mexico: 7 agricultural workers and 2 journalists killed by NarcoEstado

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Demián Revart

Mexico. Second most violent country in the world. Michoacan is again a national headline. Not for some achievement or merit of its population, but for the morbid and tragic red note. The Mexican people are more certain of death than “progress”.

No one is safe.

Only a month has passed since the massacre in the P’ur’hépecha community of Arantepakua in which 3 comuneros and a 16 year old student of the local COBAEM were assassinated by the federal police in a operation, a cowardly and huge operation,  to “resolve” a conflict in the tenure of communal lands.

Again, hell calls the country.

Mexico. Third country with the highest number of journalists killed. Only after Syria and Afghanistan. This is a make-up war.

Only three days have passed since the murders of journalists Javier Valdez and Jonathan Córdova. Of the first, his body lay in a quiet street in Culiacan, his hat bloody; of the second, in a cruise in the center of Autlan in Jalisco. The bullet guns of a heavy caliber a few centimeters from the corpses. Who were they? The first, impassive and awarded the CPJ International Press Freedom Awards, as well as writer of various oral and local history books on the geographical massacres and displacements of the cartels in Sonora and other northern states; The second, young enthusiastic collaborator in the weekly El Costeño, with the help of his mother, she is now in the hospital, after the bullet wounds in the altercation (Jonathan had been kidnapped twice … but he didn’t say anything because nobody care. He’s not 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. Informing has become a revolutionary act. The ink and the camera will not be enough weapons.

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This week is an examination from the panopticon of drug cartels in which we all see others as guilty, but they control our territorial and political cells.

On the morning of Thursday, March 18, the bodies of seven agricultural workers were found outside a working farm – where they cut avocado trees – located on the Santa Clara-Españita highway in the municipality of Salvador Escalante. According to testimonies and certain photographic evidence viralized in social networks, it is seen at the scene of the crime that the workers were killed next to a fire in which they would be heating their lunch. Near them were bags of food and bules with water, typical objets for this workers. What was the cause of their deaths?

Let us take this thesis: “Drug cartels are an historical extension of capitalism and the State”.

Could someone with ethics shake hands with those who overlook a bloody Mexico?

To assume the humanistic and vitalist responsibility of what the recently murdered journalist, Javier Váldez,  said in one of the presentations of his book: “We are only counting deaths”, it is necessary to assume a war with Narco-Estado[1] and those who support it .

Who are willing to figth?

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[1] NarcoEstado-Narco State: is a term use for making clear that drug cartels and all the institutions of the Mexican State are partners in a crime call capitalism, partners in a war against the people who live in this country.

THIS CONTENT WAS TRANSLATED EXACTLY AS PUBLISHED IN RUPTURA COLECTIVA BY DEMIÁN REVART. THE PICTURES WERE TAKEN FROM THAT ARTICLE AS WELL. TO SEE THE ORIGINAL POST, PLEASE CLICK ON:

http://rupturacolectiva.com/narcotrafico-asesina-a-7-trabajadores-agricolas-en-michoacan-una-semana-sangrienta-en-mexico/ 

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