On February 14th, a van from the caravan of the Indigenous Council of Government (CIG in its Spanish acronym), which was going through Baja California Sur, suffered an accident and went off the road.
There were 11 members of the coordination of the CNI, members of the support networks for the CIG in Baja California Sur and the spokesperson Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez (Marichuy) travelling in the vehicle.
The CNI regretfully informed that compañera Eloisa Vega Castro of the South Californian Network of Support for the CIG lost her life in the accident. In addition, other passengers suffered fractures and serious injuries. The spokeswoman, Marichuy, had an arm fracture and inflammation of the head but is now stable. The victims were treated at Hospital 5 of the Mexican Social Security Institute of Guerrero Negro, before being transferred in two helicopters of the Mexican Armed Forces, to the Salvatierra Hospital in the city of La Paz.
Due to the above, the CNI decided to suspend the route it had scheduled. They expressed thanks for the messages of solidarity and invited all to be aware of the updates on information on their social networks.
For more information in Spanish:
Información sobre el accidente de la caravana del CIG ocurrido hoy 14 de febrero (Congreso Nacional Indígena, 14 de febrero de 2018)
ACTUALIZACIÓN SOBRE EL ACCIDENTE OCURRIDO ESTA TARDE A LA CAMIONETA EN LA QUE VIAJABAN EL CIG, CNI, LA VOCERA MARICHUY Y LAS REDES DE APOYO SUDCALIFORNIANAS (Congreso Nacional Indígena, 14 de febrero de 2018)
Caravana de Marichuy sufre accidente; una mujer murió, la aspirante sufrió fractura y será intervenida (Animal Político, 14 de febrero de 2018)