Borderland Beat- Translation by Vato
00:21 (Dr. Mireles on microphone) Day before yesterday there were 7 deaths in Morelia, in Uruapan. There were 5 deaths on the highway (autopista). There were 8 more deaths in Jiquilpan; while the government representatives say that they have the State of Michoacan under control, that there is nothing happening. This is the same dispute that we had 15 months ago.
00:40 (Hipolito Mora): All my brothers and all my sisters begged me not to do it. I told them, "I'm going to do it." " They are going to kill us." I used very harsh words when I answered them, and I stand by them. I told them, "I don't care how much it hurts me, if they kill my whole family, but I'm going to start the movement. We have to free ourselves from this fear."
1:06 (Dr. Mireles) I am autodefensa for the reasons that we rose up in arms in Tierra Cliente, because we're looking for direct support from the federal government and the state. So we can have social justice, excellent public security and a fair imposition of justice. That's why I am autodefensa.
1:34 I am Hipolito Mora and I am autodefensa.
1:37 I am Cristobal Alvarez Ramirez, I'm from Apatzingan and I, too, am autodefensa.
1:44 I am Calixto Alvarez Andrade, I am with the La Ruana group of autodefensas.
1:47 I am Francisco Valle, I am from Apatzingan and I am autodefensa.
1:53 I am Father Gregorio Lopez Geronimo,[Goyo] from Apatzingan, I am autodefensa and I watch over the interests of the people, of the nation, not over selfish interests of cartels and other groups, politicians. People for the people.
2:10 I am Samuel Gomez, autodefensa under my leader Hipolito Mora Chavez, and I can prove it [shows ID card].
2:17 I am Commander Patancha, I am autodefensa and I'm here to serve my people.
2:24 (The group. Dr. Mireles speaks) We are all autodefensas, all of us, but this man is our moral leader [points to Hipolito Mora]. He's the founder, the man with the idea.
He's the one who's brought us all out here, but he's our leader and our founder.
We are all autodefensas."
"A true Mexican Hero"
Another new video..begins with the same intro but is different after that, there is a portion that is in English
And...Commissioner Castillo posted his photo op today, showing all is well with Americano and Hipolito... Look at those happy, happy faces. Read the comments on Castillo's twitter page.
Hoy se unen para integrarse a favor de la vida institucional #JuntosLoVamosALograr pic.twitter.com/beee3pxdOh
— Alfredo Castillo C. (@Comisionadomich) May 21, 2014