Regeneración, 4 de enero de 2015. En más de 20 ciudades de Estados Unidos se han anunciado protestas por la visita del presidente Enrique Peña Nieto a Washington, donde se reunirá con Barack Obama el próximo 6 de enero, para discutir temas como el caso de Ayotzinapa, Cuba y la reforma migratoria.
El subsecretario para América del Norte de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México (SRE), Sergio Alcocer Martínez de Castro, adelantó este viernes que en la agenda de conversación también estarán como tópicos la seguridad en la frontera, el narcotráfico y la seguridad.
En los consulados de México En ciudades como Los Ángeles, California, Seattle en Washington, Nueva York, Dallas, Houston, Washington, se preparan actos en los consulados de México para exigir justicia en el caso de los 43 estudiantes de la Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, desaparecidos desde el 26 de septiembre por policías municipales y que ha involucrado a policías federales y soldados. También exigen la liberación de presos políticos como Nestora Salgado, comandante de la Policía Comunitaria de Guerrero, de la que un juez ordenó su liberación, paro el gobierno ha incumplido. En San Francisco, California será en el edificio federal en la 7 y Misión (hay 2 edificios), el martes 6 a las 5:30
Los padres de familia de los estudiantes han anunciado nuevas acciones en México para exigir la presentación con vida de sus hijos.
Activistas de derechos humanos, asociaciones civiles, migrantes mexicanos y de otras nacionalidades que se solidarizan con la lucha de Ayotzinapa, organizan las protestas en Estados Unidos.
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Los Angeles, CA, a 4 de enero del 2015
Rubén Tapia (310) 713 01 06
Las senadoras federales por California con oficinas en Los Angeles, Barbara Boxer y Dianne Feinstein recibirán este lunes 5 de enero cartas que piden la suspension de ayuda militar de Estados Unidos a México luego de la desaparición de 42 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero México y el asesinato de miles de personas inocentes en la llamada guerra contra las drogas, a propósito de la presencia del presidente Enrique Peña Nieto en el Congreso Estadounidense y la Casa Blanca.
Las misivas serán entregadas por integrantes de la Coalición Latinoamericana por Ayotzinapa y la Coordinadora Independencia.
La primera carta será entregada a las 11:00 a.m en la oficina de la senadora demócrata Barbara Boxer, localizada en el 312 N. Spring Street, Suite 1748, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
La segunda misiva será entregada a la 1:30 p.m a la senadora demócrata Dianne Feinstein cuyas oficinas se localizan en el 11111 Santa Mónica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Responsables de medios: Bertha Rodríguez y Rubén Tapia
#USTIRED2: AS MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO VISITS D.C., PROTESTS DEMAND OBAMA & CONGRESS END “PLAN MEXICO” DRUG WAR FUNDING
In the Wake of the Human Rights Crisis Exposed by Disappearance of the 43 Students in Iguala, Guerrero, Latinos and Allies Organize National Week of Action with Lobbying, Rally in Washington D.C., and events in 10 Other U.S. Cities to Demand Obama End Military Aid to Corrupt Mexican Government
ALL OVER THE U.S... On Tuesday January 6, as President Barack Obama meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, thousands of Latinos in Washington D.C. and other major American cities will protest to demand an end to the deadly “Plan Mexico” --- a billion-dollar program to aid Mexico’s corrupt and notoriously violent security forces, ostensibly in their fight against the so-called War on Drugs.
In September 2014, 43 students disappeared from the Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. It was quickly discovered that, at the behest of the regional governor, the students had been kidnapped by police and then handed over to a drug cartel. Survivor testimonies and the UC Berkeley investigation confirm that members of the Federal Police and 27th Army Battalion stationed very near the scene of the crime were present and had knowledge of the attacks before, during and after. The scandal set off an unprecedented crisis of legitimacy for Pena Nieto’s government, as scores of mass graves and evidence of other such gross human rights violations surfaced during the course of the search for the 43 kidnapped students.
In the wake of this crisis in Mexico, thousands of people in Washington D.C. and in cities across the United States will demonstrate on Tuesday January 6 to voice their opposition to President Obama’s meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto and to the United States’ ongoing military aid and assistance to the Mexico’s security forces, which are now proven to be perpetrating massive human rights violations, including the September kidnapping. Demonstrators will march in front of federal buildings and other locations in their respective cities and other locations that will be made available Monday.
“President Pena Nieto’s security forces are resposible for what is hands down the worst human rights crisis in all of Latin America and deserves our denunciation, not our tax dollars or political support,” said Roberto Lovato, one of the co-founders of the all-volunteer campaign #USTired2, which is coordinating the January 6 national day of action. “Two years into his administration, it’s now abudantly clear that instead of “saving Mexico,” Peña Nieto and his failed policies are destroying Mexico to the point where it is disgraceful that our President is even meeting with a Mexican Administration that, under the U.S. law, should have it’s funding cut for massive human rights violations. How many U.S.-funded massacres will it take before Obama and Congress shift course on Mexico?”
The all-volunteer campaign #USTired2 is a broad and diverse network of communities connected to Mexico. #USTired2 emerged as the English-language counterpart to the #YaMeCansé* campaign that has swept the country as Mexicans declare that they are tired of the state violence, human rights abuses and widespread impunity --- all aided by U.S. tax dollars.
*The #YaMeCansé hashtag originated from a response given by Mexico’s Attorney General, Jesus Murillo Karam, at a press conference about the 43 students during which he ended the Q&A portion by saying “Ya Me Cansé” (“I’ve had enough”) in an attempt to evade questions from journalists. Karam’s response instantly sparked outrage among protesters and students across the country, and thus the hashtag was born.
In Mexico, over 100,000 people have been murdered and more than 25,000 have gone missing over the last decade, many thousands of whom were killed by the same security forces our US tax dollars are paying for. The majority of this violence is perpetrated by Mexican security forces, which are widely known to collaborate with the narco-traffickers. The cornerstone of “Plan Mexico” is the multi-billion dollar Plan Merida, a security aid program implemented in 2007, which President Obama has promised to continue “indefinitely.”
Continuing Plan Merida is illegal under US law. The Leahy Law prohibits the State Department or Defense Department from providing military assistance to “any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of State has credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights.”
Under Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the government’s human rights abuses are the worst the region has seen in decades, according to human rights organizatiooboyns. Since the kidnapping of the students in Ayotzinapa, Pena Nieto has done little to ameliorate the crisis and his administration has, in fact lied and tried to coverup and move beyond this hugely emblemmatic case, as was shown when forensics experts from Argentina and U.C. Berkeley.
#USTired2’s campaign to end Plan Mexico, which began in October and saw more than 54 cities mobilize for a day of action on December 3rd, 2014.