Monday, November 17, 2014

Piedras Negras Bishop Tells Secretary of Government Osorio Chong To Take a Reality Check.


Bishop Alonso Gerardo Garza Trevino of Piedras ...

DD for Borderland Beat 
story reported in Zocolo

The international press has taken notice in the last month on the violence in Mexico.  It's attention was drawn by the murder and disappearance of the 57 students at the teachers college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.  The huge demonstrations across Mexico and then internationally demanding the return of the missing boys kept it in the news.

But it was just in the last couple of weeks that the press started recognizing that the rage and fury of the demonstrators and that was simmering in much of the populace of Mexico was not just the result of the massacre in Iguala.  Iguala was just the straw that broke the camels back.  (NYT, WSJ, Financial Times, Washington Post)

The feeling of insecurity of the people  due to the indifference, ineptitude, and corruption of their government to provide security is rooted in the tens or hundreds of thousands of missing and dead all of Mexico in the last decade.  There is no way to know an actual number of dead and missing because most of the bodies were either buried in mass graves, dissolved in acid, or reduced to ashes by incineration.   

Mass graves are being found across Mexico on a daily basis.  Many missing persons are never reported because the families fear the government was involved in the disappearance and fear retaliation if they make a report.

The federal government, in an attempt to project an image that is it doing something to provide security has sent tens of thousands of military and federal police into the states of Michoacan and Guerrero.  From statements by government officials it seems the federal government believes that if the case of the missing students can be resolved the public will be placated.


The Catholic Church this past week seems to have joined the chorus demanding that the federal government address insecurity all across Mexico - not just in Guerrero.


After a meeting of  Bishops from across Mexico with the Secretary of Interior Osorio Chong the Bishop from Piedras Negras Coahuila said Coahuila and Tamaulipas "are much ahead of other states in the county in the number of disappearances, even above Guerrero."

“ It is sad to say it, we did not want to have the first places in this field, but these states of the border overcome many others and it is very lamentable, only that here is not so famous, because it was not in only one event in which there were so many missing persons and so many dead persons, but I believe that yes we take the front  to many states of the country and I hope that changes ”.


Speaking of the meeting with Osorio “ We presented  him our views of it being a problem all across Mexico and it was a big contrast to what he thinks of  the situation principally of safety.  We  questioned him strongly on these situations that are so difficult because it crosses the country.   Then we  asked him everything what is  Government government doing so  that  this is solved  promptly.”

The federal official explained that insecurity is mainly concentrated in Guerrero and Michoacan, the bishops stated that the problem is a threat in the rest of the country.

Then, as is typical of  of Mexican culture to not place blame for a problem directly on a person you are having a meeting with the prelate said;

"Perhaps in the Church as bishop I do not find out and know if it happens, but in the Government they (the leaders) are human as all of us, perhaps those who are next to them make  things up, I am saying perhaps, cannot be sure of that.  But definitively the Government has to take cognizance of the reality."

25 comments:

  1. The government knows the painful and violent reality in clear focus. It tries to convince us otherwise.

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  2. Flashback to a different time, a different era same results. Extermination and genocide. Hitler, Goering & Hess....know fast forward to modern day Mexico. The slaughter and killings of their own people the cartels with the help of the federal government. Maybe finally a sleeping giant has been awoken and the people can overcome to handle the mess that is going to continue for some time until the dirtballs have been singled out.

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    1. Add to the flashback the civil rights movement in the US. I hate having the USA brought up in every BB artical but in this case it's correct. Bad times but it changed because the majority wanted it. Hope the same will apply here in Mexico. Even in the campo where I live there is talk of a revolution. Ojala.

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  3. It's laughable that government figures act as if they have no idea about what's going on. Including EPN and his sorry ass minions.

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  4. Time for the 100 year Revolution to start. Maybe you'll get it right this time ???

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  5. …(\_/)
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    …./”"”"”"”"”"”"\======░ freedom not free!!
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    \_@_@_@_@_@_/ hey you Mexicans that actually live in mexico grow some balls and star a civil war! !!! Hey padre remember the cristeros?? Where they peaceful protesters, hell no.. we all know that peaceful protest don't work in a nazi state like Mexico. Let's review history, peaceful protest don't get shit accomplished, ask all those poor , martyrs. EMILIO ZAPATA was a good example to follow, Pancho villa. At the end.of the day no body has the balls to self sacrifice. The only reason why I give a shit about mexico is because I was going to retire in mexico so my fucking social security check would allow me to live like a normal person. But they way things are going ,I guess I'll be another American in a fucking retirement home... by the way those idiots out there thinking of innovative ideas or a mexican primavera to change mexico, a bullet equals 1000 words, I'm to old to go fight a war that is not mine others wise you probably would see me on CNN news... " crazy American fighting the mexican government, in the streets, back to you tom in the studio"

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    1. You can still retire in Mexico. Go somewhere like Baja California Sur, Campeche, Yucatan, etc. There are entire states in Mexico that have less than 100 murders per year (and most of those murders that do happen involve people deep in the drug business, not random ex-pats or civilians). The narcotics violence disproportionately affects some communities more than others. Even in states with a lot of narco activity, you'll find sizable ex-pat communities that are fairly safe.

      With that being said, I otherwise agree with everything you said, and hope that the death of the student martyrs and the Auto-Defensa movement in Michoacan spark something bigger.

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    2. Hey sir thanks for the advice. Actually I had chapala jalisco as a destination for retirement but shit got ugly down there, such a shame cause is a beautiful place and very affordable. Yes definitely tijuana is another of my options for retirement but I'm to old to be drinking and dancing with hookers at las pulgas late at nite....I always dreamed of central mexico, some thing more laid back. But I think is time for plan B costa rica is nice, but a bit far away from home. Anyway thanks for the advice and to all the young people out there don't be dummies and save for retirement. Your uncle "free isn't free"

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    3. You idiot crazy American fighting the Mexican govt. will be dead quick once you run into the Mex. Military. Maybe some of us are tired of seeing mis hermanos/hermanas Mexicanos/Mexicanas killing themselves. A peaceful revolution like those that took place in Prague and Berlin in 1989 could lead many more Mexicanos to lead a long life in and one in which they could retire in.

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    4. Yeah or how much longer,these safe states.Violence seems to be spreading everywhere and getting out of hand.Look at whats happening in Baja Sur.The scum is coming over from Sinaloa.Michoacan used to be safe,Cuernavaca too..

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    5. At 2:27 am... First of all , most mexicans approximately 90 percent are not your brothers and they don't give a shit about you. Very simple look at guerrero, and all the dead or missing individuals, no body does anything. Every time you speak about America, buy your self some mouthwash, you coward cause I bet you live and work in this great country. I have news for you peaceful protesters tree huggers mexicans..reality hurts and is bother some. I been to mexico and is a great place, but is changing really fast into a living hell hole... time will tell but peaceful protest are useless.. As crazy as it sounds America is not perfect, but we are not afraid to go fight ,the enemy foreign or domestic, i served my country, and I put all those bullets to work back on vietnam. The point is that most people hate americans , but we are not cowards, look at history we still on top of shit.....Rifle won the west. And we as a nation , kicked ass against anything that is unfair. That's the reason why I'm telling your monkey ass, go fight for your country's freedom. I sure did my part when I was called to defend mine....either love america, or live it...

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    6. Hey canadiana I'm sure you appreciate your freedom right....of course you do. Most people In mexico are decent hard working folks just like me and you, but they are face with a huge dilemma, which is what Emiliano Zapata once said back on 1911, during the mexico revolusion. And I quote "I would rather die on my feet, than to live on my knees" in simple words for all you tree huggers, look at doctor mireles, he was another emiliano zapata...what happened he is in jail and we are here debating, whether to yell slogans with peaceful political correct protest at the mexican government...... to the idiot who said my hermanos mexicanos/ mexicanas...you have no idea what the meaning of true brother hood is....brother is not the one that yells at a peaceful rally...a real brother is the one that says "hey cover me , because I'm going in", or the one that passes the magazine clips your way.... again I really care about mexico, because I want to retire there. But I hate the place that is becoming.

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    7. Watch "Autodefensas de Yerécuaro quieren retomar las arm…" on YouTube
      Autodefensas de Yerécuaro quieren retomar las arm…: http://youtu.be/ptdwReghZ_8

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    8. Watch "“El Gobierno no nos deja más opción que las armas”" on YouTube
      “El Gobierno no nos deja más opción que las armas”: http://youtu.be/XKpzMuiD6Ao

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  6. EPN in his recent press conferences keeps mentioning that the citizenry needs to remain calm, respect the law and not vandalize. What does this man fail to understand. The people are protesting because the biggest criminals in Mexico are the politicians. This guy is a moron. His wife, who is a former novela actress buys a 7 million dollar mansion, which is unbelievable because she cannot be a top paid actress. I'm sure he's gonna spin a whole set of lies to explain this purchase but before he does I'm sure he has his printing cronies creating false documents.

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  7. --1810, war for independence, US sponsored and financed...
    --1910, mexican revolutonary war, US sponsored and finaced, to kick out the european powers enjoying the fruits from the sweet nothings whispered into porfirio diaz ears...
    --2015, revolution is15 years old, carried on by the mexican government against the hungry, paid for, demanded, inspired, financed, by the US again...

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  8. Merida Initiative. Started by Bush and extended "indefinitely" by Obama. Approximately $3 billion spent and 100,000 Mexican killed.

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    1. 100,000 X 3 killed and missing!

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    2. I wonder how much of that money went to drug traffickers given by corrupt politicians

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    3. Killed by Mexicans.

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    4. murdered by their own people...Mexicans

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  9. Not all of the US, only the richest of the richest, 1% of whom own as much richess as 99% of the poorest...
    --of course the economic and political platforms and the militay, militarized police, private armies, politicians backing them up help a lot, and are many, but they do not represent 100% of the american people by any means...

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  10. 3 billion stolen from the US treasury, i billion for henry kissinger and ass, commissions, another billion for blackwater/academi, the other for mexican government, the real weapons and operations of mexican law enforcement are on a credit card, financed by the money changers...
    --The mexicans murdering mexicans, have official immpunity by law and US design, only those not in the know pay for being too smart, the US picks the good ones, not God, by any means...

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