Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Letter to President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico

February 26, 2015

Sr. Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México

Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan (TLACHINOLLAN)
Padres de los Desaparecidos en Ayotzinapa

Ladies and Gentlemen:

May this letter serve to add our names to the worldwide denunciation of the Mexican government in light of the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa and to affirm our decision to withhold all participation in academic and /or cultural activities sponsored by Mexican consulates in the United States or by any other entities linked to the Mexican government.

The failure of the Mexican government to acknowledge responsibility and furthermore its attempt to cover up the heinous acts perpetrated in Ayotzinapa are unconscionable and leave us further convinced that these acts constitute cases of forced disappearance carried out by the Mexican state.  There is abundant evidence of the shameful complicity of the state and local governments in Guerrero as well as in Iguala with the drug traffickers Guerreros Unidos' henchmen in the attack against these students of the Normal School of Ayotzinapa that left more than 20 wounded and 6 dead as well as 43 disappeared, whose bodies have probably been incinerated.  These crimes leave us horrified, appalled and indignant.  That the national Mexican government has cast a blind eye and sought to dismiss foreign forensic coroner reports with respect to the evidence and that the government closed off the investigation, offering its own perverse version of events, only serve to underscore that the Mexican government has no interest in bringing justice to the families and the nation.

More than 70,000 Mexicans have died since 2006 and more than 27,000 have been disappeared.  We stand appalled before the Mexican government's inaction and impunity and we demand justice for the parents of all these disappeared, dead and wounded individuals.  In protest, we have decided and stand committed not to participate in any official act sponsored by the Mexican government.

We are all Ayotzinapa.

The signators below are Chicano/a and Latino/a  professors and students at U.S. academic institutions. 

Rosaura Sánchez, Univ. of California, San Diego

Manuel Hernández, Arizona State University

Beatrice Pita, Univ. of California, San Diego

Miguel Tinker Salas, Pomona College

Jaime Concha, Univ. of California, San Diego

Jake Mattox, Indiana University

Norma Cantú, University of Missouri

Daniel Gutierrez, Univ. of California, San Diego

Ivonne del Valle, University of Calif., Santa Barbara

Shelley Streeby, Univ. of California, San Diego

Melissa Moreno, Univ. of California, Davis

Yu Yu-Fang Cho, Miami University, Ohio

Linda Heidenreich, Washington State University

Adrian Arancibia, Miramar Community College

Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas, Univ. of Calif. Los Angeles

Benjamin Balthaser, University of Indiana

Mariana Marin, Univ. of Calif. San Diego

Leslie Quintanilla, Univ. of Cali. San Diego

Emma Perez, Univ. of Colorado

Jose Gomez, Univ. of Arizona

Lucinda Rubio-Barrick, Univ. of California, San Diego

Irene Mata, Wellesley College

Alicia Ivonne Estrada, Calif. State U., Northridge

Irmary Reyes-Santos, Univ. of Oregon

David Vazquez, Univ. of Oregon

John D. Marquez, Northwestern University

Jose Juan Gomez-Becerra, Arizona State Univ.

Melissa Martinez, Univ. of Calif., San Diego

Angie Chabram, Univ. of Calif. Davis

Sandra Soto, University of Arizona

Omar Pimienta, Univ. of Calif., San Diego

Marcella Vargas Navarro, Univ. of Calif., San Diego

Gloria Chacón, Univ. of Calif., San Diego

Iris Ruiz, University of Calid., Merced

Isabel Baca, Univ. of Texas, El Paso

María Isabel Herrera, Calif. State Univ., Northridge

Mary Pardo, Calif. State Univ., Northridge

Marta Escobar, Calif. State Univ., Northridge

Marta Gonzales, Calif State Univ., San Marcos

César Rodríguez, Calif State Univ., San Marcos

Rafael Hernández, Calif State Univ., San Marcos

Elias Serna, Univ. of Calif., Riverside

Thomas Carrasco, Santa Barbara City College

Marcial González, Univ., California, Berkeley

David Barrera, Univ., California, Davis

Teresa Jiménez, Stanford University

Emma Amorette Appel, Stanford University

Abraham Ramírez, Univ., California, Berkeley

Arístedes Dimitriou, Univ., California, Berkeley

María Guadalupe Arroyo,Univ., California, Berkeley

Cynthia García, Stanford University

Brenda Elizabeth López, Univ., California, Berkeley

Yesenia JamisonUniv., California, Berkeley

Jessica M. Gutiérrez, Univ., California, Berkeley
June 15, 2015

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