Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Petition for Comprehensive Review to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

  Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio
Human Rights Commission

Complicity and Collusion of the US Government with the

Violence and Impunity in Mexico

November 26, 2014

Good greetings.   As a constituency of Indigenous Peoples living in the O’otham Jeved territories of the O'otham Nations also now known as the State of Arizona, and in recognition of the historical injustices that have been perpetrated via complicity and collusion among the governments of the colonizing settler states of the Americas since their assumption by succession of the precepts of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery of October 12th 1492:

In acknowledgement that these criminal actions of complicity and collusion are marked in particular regionally by the inter-relationship among the governments of the USA and Mexico, and the establishment of the international border between the two countries by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848;

In absolute denunciation of the regime of the narco-state that rules now in Mexico and the partnership with that criminal enterprise lent by the US Government in terms of policies, training, and supplies in particular by the Plan Mérida Mexico and the North American Free Trade Agreement;

On November 20, 2014 we met here in Arizona with a representative of US Congressman Matt Salmon to request that Congressman Salmon provide the names and particulars of the 5 individuals and trained by the US military involved in the Massacre of Tlatlaya, Mexico on June 30 where 22 youth were executed by the armed forces of the state of Mexico.  Congressman Salmon was most recently in Mexico on November 7th attending a meeting with the Procurador General de la Nacion, Jesús Murillo Karam.

We have become informed that on November 18th, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights entered into agreement with the Government of Mexico and representatives of the 43 Disappeared Students of Ayotzinapa which will allow for an Interdisciplinary Group of technical experts to work collaboratively towards the locating of the disappeared students, punishment for the responsible parties, and assistance for their families. Our understanding is that the essential aim of the agreement is to resolve the underlying structural problems in Mexico regarding forced disappearances, which are not limited to students of Iguala.

For this reason we now submit this Petition for Review before the Interdisciplinary Group that the issue of Complicity and Collusion by the US government's policies, training and funding of the operatives of the narco-state in Mexico be brought to light comprehensively, and the cause of justice be served.


Mexico in Crisis: U.S. Drug War Funding, Ayotzinapa and Human Rights Violations

US Government Complicity and Collusion with Impunity and Violence in Mexico 


The drug war is designed to perpetuate itself. The drug war is built to fuel the drug war, not to stop drug production, trafficking or consumption, not to address real public health issues, but to create these very forms of violence, which require further military intervention.

Democracy NOW!

LAURA CARLSEN: Good morning. Yes, the United States has a fairly direct role in what’s happening today. And as the students begin and youth begin to analyze it, it’s becoming a major issue in terms of how far they’ll be able to change the model. Besides the nearly $3 billion that’s come through the Merida Initiative, there’s also Department of Defense money, and that money is going to train police forces and armed forces, that now we find are directly involved in attacks on the people, and particularly attacks on youth. We mentioned the case of Tlatlaya, where 22 youth were—now, it seems, by all evidence available—actually executed by the armed forces. And the State Department has admitted that in that battalion, although we don’t know because they won’t give us the names, there are five individuals that were trained in the United States. So there’s been a call for a long time to stop the Merida Initiative precisely for this reason, because of what John mentioned, that the state agents, at this point, in Mexico and organized crime are one in the same in many, many parts of the country.

¡Vivos los Llevaron, Vivos los Queremos!
1492-2014: The Context of the Battle of Mexico.
State Security Framework of European American Domination and Continued Colonization of the Continent - From Chiapas 1994 NAFTA to Guerrero-Sonora-Arizona 2014.

Mas claro no canta el gallo.

Eroding Democratic Freedoms: Building a New “North American Partnership” for the Future

"In order to further establish an overall continental agenda, the Task Force argued for the restructuring of the U.S. federal government by, “creating new North American offices within the National Security Council staff and U.S. State Department.” This includes, “designating a senior U.S. official as the North American ‘champion’ who will press for consistent policies across agencies and topics.” The Task Force also encouraged, “greater U.S. congressional engagement with the Mexican congress and Canadian parliament.” In addition, they proposed that, “the U.S. government support interactions and possible cooperation among governors, premiers, mayors, legislators, and other officials.” Throughout the report, the Task Force emphasized that, “The goal should be trilateral where possible, bilateral where necessary.” While they praised the progress that separate U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico initiatives have made, they also pointed out that the continued reliance on some of these bilateral efforts has in many ways, “inhibited the development of a broader vision of North America.”



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