Tagged: Michoacán

Youths’ belongings found – “taken” from hotel in Paracho

By: Agencia Esquema Morelia, Michoacan. 03/13/2013 The Movimiento Ciudadano youths’ belongings have been located. Several things they had brought with them to the Cantoya Balloon event, which took place last July 21st in Paracho, were located through a joint operation carried out by the federal and Purhépecha Plateau State. However,…

Violently supress a student strike action in towns on the state of Michoacán

To the international community To the international human rights organizations To the workers, civil rigts, and student movements Today, october 14th, the Federal Goverment of México, with complicity of the State of Michoacan, deployed Federal Police to violently supress a student strike action at the rural and indigenous teaching schools…

Relatives of kidnapped youths accuse the mayor in harbouring perpetrators

28.09.2012 Paris Martínez Relatives of three young persons those were abducted by an armed group on 22 July in Paracho, Michoacán, Mexico and still are missing, reported that there are significant contradictions between the version of events provided by municipal authorities and statements of witnesses of the abduction, which reveal…

Paracho Drug lords could have abducted the three MC activists

Mexico: Missing youths have not returned to Michoacán. PGJE officials refuse to assist their parents. Martin Equihua, correspondent Paracho, September 9. – “Jesus Padilla, commander of the State Attorney General, told us about eight days ago that the problem originated in the Santa Fe hotel bar, with “el Güero” and…

Mexico election: Drugs war in spotlight in Michoacan

By Will Grant BBC News, Michoacan There is an area of western Mexico called Tierra Caliente. The name is a reference to the soporific and oppressive heat in the region. But in this part of the world, caliente can also mean “dangerous” as well as “hot”. Unfortunately, for many residents…

Drug cartel violence drives Mexico’s troops to once tranquil towns

By Lauren Villagran, Correspondent / August 17, 2012 The Mexican government has dispatched 15,000 troops, and some are headed to places that used to be considered a refuge from the drug-related violence wracking much of the country. It’s hard to imagine military convoys rolling over the cobblestone colonial streets of…