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Excerpt: "The National Indigenous Congress together with the Zapatista National Liberation Army issued a statement Thursday condemning the naming of Tomas Zeron as a government security advisor. Relatives of the 43 Ayotzinapa students announced last week that they were cutting off all dialogue with the Mexican government after Zeron resigned for allegedly tampering with evidence and was then awarded a promotion."

Zapatistas observe the 20th anniversary of the 1994 rebellion on January 20. (photo: Dan La Botz)
Zapatistas observe the 20th anniversary of the 1994 rebellion on January 20. (photo: Dan La Botz)


Zapatistas Call Mexico a 'Terrorist Narco-State'

By teleSUR

23 September 16

 

“For those who murder, engage in cover-ups and lies: rewards and protection,” read a statement by the Zapatista National Liberation Army.

he Zapatista National Liberation Army denounced the behavior of the Mexican government of Enrique Peña Nieto for “rewarding” people whom the rebel organization accuses of perpetuating impunity in the case of the 43 forcibly disappeared students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college.

The National Indigenous Congress together with the Zapatista National Liberation Army, known as the EZLN, issued a statement Thursday condemning the naming of Tomas Zeron as a government security advisor.

Relatives of the 43 Ayotzinapa students announced last week that they were cutting off all dialogue with the Mexican government after Zeron resigned for allegedly tampering with evidence and was then awarded a promotion.

“(The) cynicism and perversion of the political class (...) not only continues to pretend to search for the missing comrades, but instead, with the growing evidence showing the guilt of terrorist narco-state, rewards those responsible for lying and trying to distort the truth even more,” read the statement by the EZLN, referring to Zeron.

“This is what we see when we look up to those in power, for those who murder, engage in cover-ups and lies: rewards and protection – for those who are outraged and protest against injustice: blows and prison,” continued the statement.

Tomas Zeron de Lucio was the former director of criminal investigations responsible for overseeing the Ayotzinapa case and is seen as the person responsible for defending the government's official version of events.

The government’s official version of events asserts that local police apprehended the students – who had commandeered a bus to travel to a protest – and handed them over to the gang known as Guerreros Unidos, who authorities claim killed the students and burned their bodies in a garbage dump in the town of Cocula.

A number of outside investigations have alleged that the official version of events is not credible. The latest investigation, released this month, found that the immense size of a blaze necessary to burn 43 people was simply not possible in the dump.

An internal investigation by Mexico's Attorney General's office concluded that Zeron did, in fact, engage in irregular behavior in his handling of the case of the 43 students. Specifically, Zeron is accused of conducting investigations at the Cocula dump without the accompaniment or permission of the Public Prosecution. He is further accused of violating the civil rights of a key witness, Agustin Garcia Reyes.

The Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday that they have identified more than 40 different locations in the state of Guerrero where they believe there may be mass graves.

For nearly two years, the Mexico's Attorney General's Office steadfastly maintained that its official version of events was correct and refused to search for the missing students, attempting to convince the public that their remains were left at the Cocula dump.

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+17 # Radscal 2016-09-23 20:42
Of course, the Zapatistas are correct.

This is another horrible result of our War on Drugs, as well as NAFTA and related neoliberal economic policies.
 
 
+10 # Farafalla 2016-09-23 21:45
Add to that the return of the PRI to power and the kleptocracy that it brings. Peña Nieto might be the least liked Mexican president in modern times.
 
 
+6 # Glen 2016-09-24 07:10
The world has been infected. It's a major concern and due to the fact that Mexico is right on our border the U.S. should have considered that before every law and policy was passed. CAFTA caused rioting in the streets but most Americans never knew that, and they haven't paid attention to much else, either, except where they can no longer go to play.
 
 
+7 # Capn Canard 2016-09-24 07:42
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The Zapististas are spot on.

However, in considering terrorism, Mexico pales in comparison to the USA.

In terms of being a terrorist state, the USA makes war across the globe with the US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines.

That along with the destruction that is routinely caused by the corporate financial sector of the world that is largely centered in NYC.


etc, etc, etc...

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+2 # Navigatio di Brendani 2016-09-24 08:59
I agree, Captain, but we Merkans do everything possible to make sure most - with some obvious exceptions being addressed by Black Lives Matter - of the bloodletting takes place overseas or across our borders.

This was the modus operandi of the Roman Empire, til occupied nations started sending Roman tax-collectors' heads back to Rome in leather sacks; and major revolts took place, like the Second Jewish Revolt, led by the REAL Jewish Messiah Simon bar Kokhba, that wiped out 2 Roman legions (12,000 men).

Then they took that to another level when they sacked Rome several times before it finally fell.

But my conspiracy-addl ed brain just thought of this, me buckos: Romans ERASED Israel after the Bar Kokhba Revolt. Does secret gov have plans for occupation / annexation of the REST of Mexico, sending our army in to quell out-of-control Mexican Cartel gang violence and then staying?

Great, relevant song here. Search:

Youtube Warren Zevon Veracruz

"Take the servants and ride West, keep the child close to your breast.
When the American troops withdraw, let Zapata take the rest.

I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns - I heard them in the harbor:
Saying Veracruz is dying... And Cuernavaca has fallen."
 

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