Chiapas: Las Abejas seek godfather for a survivor of the Acteal massacre

In a communiqué published on 15 May 2012, the Las Abejas Civil Society made a call to national and international society to find a godfather or godmother for Catarina Méndez Paciencia, 34 years of age, “one of the people who was injured in the Acteal massacre, a survivor.”  They explain that they seek a person “who could cover the economic costs implied by her medical visits and her specialized rehabilitation in Mexico City, toward the end of improving her physical and psychological conditions.”

In the same communiqué, Las Abejas explain that after the division of their organization in 2008, the State stopped providing medical attention to the injured “as a punishment for not allowing the federal and state governments to manipulate us regarding justice for the Acteal case.”  They detail that “since then we have had to ourselves attend as an organization to our comrades who were injured, using the voluntary cooperation of those in solidarity with our struggle and organization.  But this dynamic is not effective, as it is with difficulty that we have been succeeding in raising enough for all of Catarina’s medical appointments.  For this reason, we call out to those of good will to help our comrade to sense accompaniment and to be happy and assured that she can have medical attention whenever she should need it.”

If you have the means for this, do not hesitate to communicate with the Las Abejas Civil Society:

Para más información:

Solicitud de Padrino para Catarina (Sociedad Civil Las Abejas, 15 de mayo de 2012)

Biografía de Catarina Mendez Paciencia (Sociedad Civil Las Abejas, mayo de 2012)


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