Sunday, August 17, 2014

“What Follows Is a Civil War”


By: Claudia Guerrero and Claudia Salazar; Ana Fuentes|Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

From the Senate of the Republic, representatives of civil organizations demanded the implementation of an amnesty law for 380 autodefensa members who are currently incarcerated, the liberation of José Manuel Mireles, and the resignation of Federal Commissioner for Michoacán, Alfredo Castillo.

During the meeting “Conference on Security and Justice Autodefensas: From Impulse to Persecution”, the activist Javier Sicilia acknowledged that the increase in violence, impunity, and the government’s complicity with crime have led citizens to rise up in arms and defend themselves against organized crime.

The meeting was brought together by senators Layda Sansores (PT), Manuel Bartlett (PT), Javier Corral (PAN), Alejandro Encinas (PRD) y Ernesto Ruffo (PAN).  Those in attendance also included journalists and activists.  The meeting was divided into five subjects which include:

  1. Statistics on Violent Mexico, which was presented by journalist Sanjuana Martínez, Father Alejandro Solalinde and journalist José Reveles.
  2. The Violation of Due Process, with the presentation of Dr. Jaime Cárdenas García, Dr. Salvador Molina Navarro, the activist and autodefensa Julián Le Barón, Dr. John Ackerman, and Senator Ernesto Ruffo.
  3. Amnesty Law, presented by author Luis Hernández Navarro, actor Daniel Giménez Cacho, activist and poet Javier Sicilia, and Senator Javier Corral.
  4. The National Guard: Proposed Solution to the Insecurity, in which General Francisco Gallardo, activist José Jacques and Senator Layda Sansores, proposed an action plan to curb organized crime.
  5. The Federal Pact and the Case of Michoacán, where Father Gregorio López, independent representative Selene Vázquez, and Senator Manuel Bartlett exposed the insecurity prevailing in Michoacán.
“We want to see Dr. Mireles liberated, but we also want to see his autodefensas liberated, as well as all of the political prisoners who have risen up in arms to defend themselves”, he said.

“We appeal so that the Amnesty Law can be applied to the autodefensas who are imprisoned and who are victims.  We ask the State to disarm not the autodefensas, but the immediate disarmament of the narcos and those state apparatuses that are in collusion with them”.

In front of PAN and PT legislators, actor Daniel Jiménez Cacho, from the organization "El Grito más Fuerte" (The Strongest Cry), demanded the immediate resignation of Castillo.

“We are here to demand the release of Dr. José Manuel Mireles, the dismissal of Commissioner Alfredo Castillo, and the disarmament of criminal gangs”, he said.

“We condemn the arrest of Dr. Mireles; it was made up that he was exhibiting a head, it was said that he had bags of cocaine and marijuana, but it is one example among thousands where due process is not satisfied”.

General Francisco Gallardo, advisor to the Commission on Human Rights of the Senate, acknowledged Mireles and even put on his hat.

In his speech, he warned that there is weariness in the society, in the face of impunity.

“What follows is a civil war, it seems that the government is betting on that”, he said.

In front of Virginia Mireles, Mireles’s sister, PAN Senator Javier Corral offered to take the case to the Senate’s platform.

“The most brutal message of this story is that in Michoacán we apprehend all, even a former Secretary of the Governor or an Acting Governor, the autodefensas, but the only one that isn’t detained is ‘La Tuta’”, he said.

The PT Senator Layda Sansores noted that Mireles isn’t just a name but a struggle.

“San Martin once said that when a government turns away from justice, it becomes a government of criminals, and we are governed by a bunch of criminals”, she added. 

Sources: Revolución 3.0, AM

51 comments:

  1. We shall see. No one did a darn thing after Zapata was killed. Riddled with bullets, betrayed, and .... nothing.

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  2. The real threat to the state and the government are the autodefensas!

    The criminal gangs work FOR the corrupt politicians, the corrupt military commanders, the corrupt police commanders, the corrupt media, the corrupt state owned companies etc. It is only through the criminal gangs that it is possible to siphon off all this money into the pockets of all the corrupt.

    The corrupt know that if the autodefensas succeed there will be no more criminal gangs and the gravy train of corruption money will stop. Hence, priority is to stop the autodefensas.

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  3. The two statements I am so happy to see are "civil war" and the name Mireles representing the struggle (la lucha). Historically, normally, a revolt or revolution occurs before the civil war which follows. So far, it hasn't seemed there is much national movement. Mexico is historically regional but with the internet, and the movement and dispersion of the population like never before it may be possible to unite all of mexico behind a movement that revolts and takes over the current power structure. Then the shit storm called civil war with have the conditions in place... conservative/reactionaries fighting the revolutionaries. And in that case, what will the USA do? quien sabe.

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    1. USA wouldn't do anything. And if it starts I believe thousands of Mexicans would leave USA and go back to Mexico to fight and bring weapons. I also don't think the Mexican army would fight the people for long.

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    2. Why are you relying on the usa? Usa will not do anything why do you want a civil war that will leave mexico worse than it is if you cant control the auto defensas or what ever they are called now. They are out of control backstabbing each other working for cartels letting criminals join them. There is no leadership too many want to do their own thing instead of helping and keeping the towns safe. So a civil war or revolt will be a bad bad idea!

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    3. Tha last revolution happened some 80 yrs ago becuse of the same shit that is happing right now and guess what, the PRI was born. It was suppose to save Mexico from "corruption" but I guess something went wrong.

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    4. The Mexican government history is built on corruption and traitors. Nothing has changed since it's exception. Since the country's independence in 1821 Mexico has spent a century of coup, civil wars and political assassinations. I would think by now the Mexican government could get shit right. Obviously the super rich want to keep a huge monetary gap between them and the rest of Mexico. How do you keep the population in check? The government uses the drug trafficking cartels as an evil instrument to inflict a reign of death and terror on its people. While drug trafficking organizations transports its poison and the uber rich benefit from the "quid pro quo" truce with the government. The federales and military catch a capo every so often then the government says to the public "we caught blah blah because this or that to keep the public safe". The people think the government cares about us but in reality it was a set up put in place to give the people false hope. Some blame the US for the corruption but actually it was the Spanish and French who instilled trenchery and debauchery into Mexican government. These ideas were planted in Mexico when the US was still a British colony. Does there need to be a civil war? That question needs to be answered by those in the struggle not by outsiders and haters. I raise this question to all BB readers-Which one are you?

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  4. Which Senate? The State of Michoacan senate or the Federal Senate? Sorry but it's not clear where this meeting was held. I am thrilled to see the meeting and hear what was said, just some more context would help a lot.

    Thanks valor.

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    1. The federal Senate. The Senate of the Republic.

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  5. @August 17, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Thanks for the comment. It was in the Senate of the Republic...I'll also add some more info as well.

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  6. Very well said," that when a government turns away from justice, it becomes a government of criminals, and we are governed by a bunch of criminals.”
    But don't fool yourselves, Mexico's government has been committing criminal acts for a long time only difference is that the ordinary citizens now form cartels or copycats and are jumping on the band wagon and taking a piece of the pie as well. I'm assuming that the way the criminals see it is if our government can do it and get away with it why can't we. Now it's the criminal government against the criminal cartels with innocent people getting caught in between. Allow this to continue and before they know it they will have the same thing as such is happening in Syria and Iraq by the ISIS. !!!!! FREE DR. MIRELES !!!!

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    1. Well said you got a very good point...

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  7. Criminals vs criminals, and all criminals vs Autodefensas!

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  8. Como se dice "BINGO" en espanol?

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  9. Bingo=Buenas

    Finally i found something in here thats not comparable in any way, shape or form to the U.S.




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  10. the help of senator corral is appreciated, even coming from a motherfucking panista, who defended al borrachin de calderon, his party defended SSP murderer,kidnapper and extortionist genaro garcia luna, and luis cardenas palomino, murderer, kidnapper extortionist disciple of the worst murdering policia judiciales like jesus miyazawa who was fired from the DF and from morelos, anabel hernandez accuses them in her book "los hombres del presidente", all of them men recommended for their jobs by CARLOS SLIM HELU, the lebanese mafia godfather, what a pity, luis cardenas palomino used to look so professional reporting about all the criminals he captured, when they were fabricated, and implicated because they were the SSP own henchmen, they are accused of extorting and killing enrique salinas de gortari, the brother of el chamuco mayor, from the AFI offices, so what is with the PAN getting in the middle of the autodefensas vs government? they approved pena nieto's mamadas, now what...?
    --one point, very important, why are they asking for amnesty?
    --Dr Mireles and his AD have done no wrong...
    --maybe general francisco gallardo can find a way of talking to the soldiers, they need to get out of the way and start serving the people instead of a bunch of corrupt generals, military and politicians...

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  11. Chinguen a su madre todos ustedes bola de pendejos. You people and your articles are ridiculous, since 2008 you are talking about civil war and nothing is happening. BULL SHIT articles ass always.

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    1. Exactly my thoughts

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    2. Get your own thoughts.

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    3. You must be the Internet Jedi who can control all things with your console. Use the force Luke!!! Make borderland beat disappear!!! Lol!! Put your big boys pants on and STFU!!

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  12. the government will let him out than kill him. he is popular with Mx people

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    1. The govt. doesn't like ppl that talk too much.

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    1. He might be killed.

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    2. Free him anyway

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    3. But he broke the law by having guns and made it worse by having dope on them. He thought PRI was like the PAN. PRI kills its citizens without batting an eyelash. Remember Tlatelolco and countless other times that the Mexican gov has murdered and imprisoned its own people, and it wont be the last

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    4. Is that you Chivis?

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  14. I wonder why no one from el PRI showed up...maybe their schedule was full cause they were having a meeting with LaTuta..

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  15. mexico and latin america is in the bag; the US supported gorilla narco-democracies SERVE AND PROTECT their US masters, with all their weapons and toys provided by the US government in the name of its US taxpayers.
    to make matters worse, for the benefit of chinese, canadian, french, spanish, german, english, south korean, oligarchs, not for the benefit of the US or its citizens, except for the bush crime family and a few select others, compromised with the global takeover of countries, peoples and their economies...
    --the mexicans may fight all they want, among themselves, the US doesn't care one bit, except for tourists...

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  16. Kill'em all and let God sort them out!!!

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    1. Kick the tires and light the fires boys!! Let's bag em and tag em.Yeehaw!!!! Dumb ass redneck hick.

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  17. It occurs to me that perhaps Dr. Mireles is on ice because el gobierno can ill afford to have him as a martyr. Also, is it true that they are going to raffle off La Tuta's tutu? Solo pedir.

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  18. Epn free mireles!!!! Get tuta n zorra 42!!!

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  19. off topic,maybe, but, are z40, la barbie, el chapo, la ardilla, la mano con ojos, el jj, el molcas, el chango mendez, etc etc etc getting spousal visitations? from their women or anything they chose?

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  20. well if Mr. Mireles knew they were after him, he basically let himself get caught. so.. he might not be so smart. he might not be the chosen one.

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  21. 4:56 WE THE PEOPLE of borderland beat are happy with our site, and while everything in the world can be improved, we have no dreams of perfection, unlike the perfect, we do not aspire to be perfect assholes, so why are you wasting your time here? are you so dumb that you can't fly your big ears away to a better place? you are really an incredible hijo de la chingada...

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  22. "since 2008 you are talking about civil war and nothing is happening. BULL SHIT articles ass always"

    THAT'S EXACTLY THE PROBLEM......NOTHING is happening ?

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  23. "mexico and latin america is in the bag; the US supported gorilla narco-democracies SERVE AND PROTECT their US masters"

    Why don't you change the record with your endless anti-US bullshit,it literally pours out of your mouth in a never ending flood of palpable hate,drowning us all with ennui. On and on and on,for fucks sake get a life..

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    1. You do agree that your country is diry right!

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    2. All countries are dirty. It's the nature of humanity. But yours is dirtier than mine.

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  24. "Kill'em all and let God sort them out!!!"

    God seems to sleep a lot

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  25. 8:58
    what da hell you talkin bout Willis?

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  26. Get your own thoughts.
    I wont,you think for me..Popeye

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    1. I think you have a stocker.

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  28. 4:23 a stalker? shhh, chivis has hundreds of stalkers, most of us just love her, some love her just too much, i don't blame either, you are lovely chivaaa!
    --yeah, i know, beeeh!

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