The Mexican Government commits - before the European Parliament - to establish the truth in relation to the assassination of Beatriz Alberta Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola
According to Communiqué no. 357 of the Mexican Department Foreign Affairs, the Mexican government is committed to establish the truth in relation to the assassination of Beatriz Alberta Cariño (Mexican) and Jyri Jaakkola (Finnish). Both activists were murdered on April 27th 2010. They were part of a humanitarian caravan which aimed at bringing humanitarian aid and breaking the siege of indigenous community of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca. The crime was perpetrated by UBISORT, a paramilitary gang that has been terrorising the region for years . Various human rights organisations claim UBISORT is linked to the state authorities of Oaxaca.
Sometimes a line or a phrase, or maybe a description of somebody stops you in your tracks. In “An Irishman’s Diary” (Irish Times 26/10/10) John Kavanagh decribes a holiday in Colombia. The article reads like a tourist guide extolling the wonders of the country. Fair enough, from what I hear read and have seen on television it seems to be a very beautiful country.
Like millions of others, I was absolutely delighted to see the trapped miners in the San José mine in Chile getting out alive from their stressful, claustrophobic confinement which they'd been in for almost 70 days as a result of negligence on the part of the mining companies. I could only be thrilled to see this terrible story of grief and suffering come to a happy ending and see tears exchanged for bursts of laughter.
Faced with an apparent attempt to oust Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Thursday, Ecuador received an outpouring of support from Honduras to the White House. Most Ecuadorian social organizations, many of whom have had serious differences with the Andean president in recent years, also condemned threats on the country's democratic and constitutional order.
After 48 hours of shooting and intimidating the population in this indigenous community in Oaxaca, paramilitaries both of UBISORT and the MULT, occupied the townhall of San Juan Copala on September 13th at 4 o'clock in the morning.
Berta Oliva, the president of the Relatives of Dissapeared Under Custody People of Honduras, has told the media that on late August a mass grave was found with at least 100 people murdered over the last three months.