Chiapas: First Continental Meeting Against Impunity, 20th and 21st July 2009

“The fight against abuse works to unify all of the towns of the region and leads to the sharing of experiences” (La jornada, 22/06/2009)
“The fight against abuse works to unify all of the towns of the region and leads to the sharing of experiences” (La jornada, 22/06/2009)

On the 20th and 21st July 2009, the First Continental Meeting against Impunity took place at the Zapatista Caracol in Morelia. More than 300 people, including international human rights observers, traveled from various states of Mexico and from various countries within Latin America to attend the event (countries included Argentina, Chile, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Guatemala).

There was no single dynamic to the meeting: it consisted of various horror stories, not much in relation to the crimes committed by the state in the recent past, but also because of the widespread existence of impunity, especially in reference to Argentina or in the case of Acteal in Mexico. A number of worrying concerns were raised during the meeting, especially in relation to the current events that are taking place in Peru, Guatemala and in the state of Guerrero in Mexico.

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