Guerrero: 17th anniversary of the Aguas Blancas massacre commemorated

Monument of Aguas Blancas in Coyuca de Benítez. Photo @wikipedia

On 28 June there was commemorated the 17th anniversary of the massacre that occurred in Aguas Blancas, Coyuca de Benítez municipality.  The members of the Campesino Organization of the Southern Sierra (OCSS) proposed that relatives of the murdered campesinos present the case before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR).  Furthermore, they called on participants at the event to demand that the case be reopened, and that the new federal government approve compensation schemes for the damages suffered by relatives of the members of the OCSS who lost their lives on 28 June 1995 in this place.  Javier Monroy Hernández, coordinator of the Workshop for Communal Development (TADECO), noted that this crime continues to go unpunished, and he denounced that those who previously had demanded justice now cover for governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero, who has also defended the governor at that time, Rubén Figueroa Alcocer.  In Acapulco, some 70 persons marched through the coastal avenue of Miguel Alemán to demand that the case of the Aguas Blancas massacre be reopened, an act that occurred17 years ago in the Costa Grande region, and that those responsible for the death of 17 campesinos be punished.

For more information (in Spanish):

Sugiere la OCSS llevar a la Coidh el caso de Aguas Blancas (La Jornada de Guerrero, 29 de junio)

Impune aún, la masacre del vado, reprocha Tadeco (La Jornada de Guerrero, 29 de junio)

Marchan por la Costera para recordar la matanza (La Jornada de Guerrero, 29 de junio)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: Solidarity marches 16 years after the Aguas Blancas massacre (17 July 2011)

Guerrero: PGJE requests 50 years for Raúl Hernández (11 August)

Guerrero: Briefs: Detention of FODEG member, Raúl Hernández received threats and announcement of the commemoration of the massacre at Aguas Blancas (30 June 2010)

Guerrero: 2nd anniversary of the imprisonment of Raúl Hernández (23 April 2010)

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