Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A harbinger

Assuming Plan Mexico is passed and signed into law (dangerously close to becoming reality as I've noted before), we can expect to see the Mexican government, flush with money from the US federal government, ramping up its harassment of Mexico's indigenous peoples under the ruse of fighting "the war on drugs." Kristin Bricker has translated a very recent press release by Fray Bartolome de Las Casas of the Human Rights Center, entitled, Counterinsurgency operations against indigenous communities in resistance intensify. It's a harbinger of what is to come. Once more, civil society needs to keep a light shined on the situation in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, etc., in order to prevent the Calderon government from perpetrating the sorts of abuses which it is all too capable of committing.

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