OCEZ-RC in the community of 28 de Junio, Venustiano Carranza
In the municipality of Venustiano Carranza on July 19, 2008, at 9:30 in the morning, some 400 soldiers entered a parcel of land located between the communities of 20 de Noviembre and San Isidro los Laureles, both pertaining to the Emiliano Zapata Campesino Organization – Carranza Region (OCEZ-RC, Organización Campesina Emiliano Zapata – Región Carranza).
According to the reports made by the OCEZ-RC in their communiqué from July 22, the soldiers entered the parcel “with the pretext of a search for marijuana plants in the land where grow corn and beans to feed our familias.” In addition, the soldiers were asking for “various names of leaders of the region, carrying with them a list of people to look for in the area.”
In an interview with SIPAZ, members of the OCEZ-RC also stated that on July 22 at 11:30 at night, three military vehicles passed through Laguna Verde, another community which pertains to their organization in the municipality of Venustiano Carranza. They added that the soldiers returned to the community a few hours later at 1:00 in the morning with the lights of the vehicles turned off.
Members of the OCEZ-RC from the communities of 28 de Junio and Laguna Verde distributed the following communiqué in Spanish.
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