Guerrero: 24th Anniversary of El Charco Massacre 


On June 7, 24 years after the El Charco massacre, the Committee of Widows and Survivors of said massacre held a rally at the head of the municipality of Ayutla de Los Libres, in which they demanded justice for the murder of 11 peasants at the hands of the military and punishment of the commanders who ordered the armed attack. He recalled that this attack also had a balance of 15 people tortured and 30 detainees who were arbitrarily locked up for more than 15 days in military barracks.

The participants in the rally claimed that of the 11 executions “there are no investigation records, there is no data that makes it possible to investigate who ordered that massacre, there are no records of the soldiers who participated in the massacre, cruelly and violently murdering 11 peasants that morning of June 7th in the community of El Charco. Until now the facts continue in total impunity.

In a bulletin, the Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center also denounced that “24 years after the events, the indigenous communities survive in the same conditions: oblivion and misery.”

For more information in Spanish:

Masacre de El Charco, 24 años de impunidad (Pie de Página, 7 de junio de 2022)

El Charco: Una lucha contra la impunidad militar (Tlachinollan, 7 de junio de 2022)

Marchan en El Charco en demanda de justicia para los masacrados (El Sur, 7 de junio de 2022)

24 años después exigen castigo a militares por masacre de El Charco (El Sol de Chilpancingo, 7 de junio de 2022)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Guerrero: El Charco, se conmemoran 22 años de la masacre y de impunidad. (June 8, 2020)

Guerrero : 20 aniversario de la masacre de El Charco (June 13, 2018)

Guerrero/National/International: Mexican Government Asks IACHR to Declare El Charco Case Inadmissable (October 30, 2016)

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