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Thursday 13 November 2014
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 23% Visits : 221

#AYOTZINAPA The terrorism of the State and the human rights of the victims.

After listening the press conference given by the Solicitor General of the Republic, his refusal to admit the Ayotzinapa case as a State crime made evident to us that the severe human rights violation against the Ayozinapa normalistas students will not be –as they have not been- treated as their (...)

Sábado 8 de noviembre de 2014
por  Comité Cerezo México
popularidad : 3% Visitas : 256

Mexico: Rampant State Impunity Fuels the Fires of #Ayotzinapa

“Defenders of human rights are being threatened, harassed because of the work they are doing in Mexico in their fight against mega projects and structural reforms. The state is generating a climate of criminalization, beating, threatening unofficial executions and enforced disappearances,” said (...)

Friday 24 October 2014
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 2% Visits : 444

Neither state’s absence nor isolated fact: #Ayotzinapa is the result of the State’s criminal politics.

The attack, the illegal execution and forced disappearance perpetrated in Iguala against the Ayotzinapa normalistas students are neither the result of the State’s absence nor an isolated fact nor the outcome of bad functionaries. By no means it can be ascribed to the infiltration of the drug (...)

Friday 17 October 2014
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 1% Visits : 58

Mexico’s Cocktail of Political and Narco-Violence and Poverty

MEXICO CITY, Oct 17 2014 (IPS) - The images filled the front pages of Mexico’s newspapers: 61 half-dressed state policemen kneeling, with their hands tied, in the main square of the town of Tepatepec in the central state of Hidalgo, while local residents threatened to burn them alive.
It was (...)

Wednesday 10 September 2014
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 1% Visits : 161

"Security" in Mexico doesn’t apply to many human rights defenders

by Maggie Ervin
Felipe Calderón, president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, had a way a talking that sounded a bit like George W. Bush, which is to say unapologetically bellicose. As soon as his term started, he declared a War on Drug Trafficking, and quickly put it into full military action. By (...)

Wednesday 10 September 2014
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 1% Visits : 85

National: Report on human rights in Mexico (from June 2013 to May 2014)

On August 30, the Report “Defending human rights in Mexico: A struggle against impunity (from June 2013 to May 2014)” was presented in Mexico City. It’s based on the work of documentation of Urgent Action for the Defense of Human Rights (ACUDDEH AC), Comité Cerezo Mexico and the National Campaign (...)

Miércoles 11 de diciembre de 2013
por  Comité Cerezo México
popularidad : 1% Visitas : 252

Francisco Cerezo Reflects on his Speaker’s Tour of the Upper Midwest

This October, Witness for Peace Upper Midwest hosted Mexican human rights defender Francisco Cerezo of Comité Cerezo México for a Speaker’s Tour throughout the region. In numerous universities, churches, and community groups throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, Francisco (...)

Miércoles 6 de noviembre de 2013
por  Comité Cerezo México
popularidad : 1% Visitas : 360

Letter to the people of the Upper midwest, thanks for your support

To Witness for Peace Upper Midwest To those whose solidarity enabled us to accomplish this tour To all those who attended the presentations To those who interviewed us and broadcast our activities
Comité Cerezo México, through his coordinator Francisco Cerezo, thanks all the work carried out for (...)

Sábado 26 de octubre de 2013
por  Comité Cerezo México
popularidad : 1% Visitas : 817

Mexican Activist Talks Drugs, Guns and US Policies

“We believe that the Mexican Army, instead of fighting the Cartels to stop the drug trade, is actually fighting them to control the drug trade,” Francisco said.
Nathaniel Dalton ndalt398 uwsp.edu
The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point’s Latin American/ Caribbean speaker series coordinated (...)

Jueves 10 de octubre de 2013
por  Comité Cerezo México
popularidad : 1% Visitas : 171

International Day of the Disappeared: A Mexico Retrospective

The first event was put on by Comite Cerezo and Hasta Encontrarlos from the states of Guerrero and Michoacán. The two groups presented a manual on the case of enforced disappearances in Mexico
By Erik B Wilson and Alejandro Vélez Salas
August 30th marked the international day of recognition for (...)

Jueves 6 de junio de 2013
por  Comité Cerezo México
popularidad : 1% Visitas : 107

ENGLISH AUDIO: Mexican activists demand justice after campesinos found dead in Guerrero

Mexican activists demand justice after campesinos found dead in Guerrero
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 14:57 IMG/mp3/20130605ak.mp3
Year: 2013
Length: 2:45 minutes (2.51 MB)
Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Miércoles 20 de marzo de 2013
por  Comité Cerezo México
popularidad : 1% Visitas : 144

Forced Disappearances in the Americas

The Mexican petitioners [...] listed four frequent types of perpetrators: (1) military members, (2) persons in uniform, (3) paramilitary troops, and (4) persons who are highly armed and can maintain control over an area through violence and intimidation. Complete impunity for perpetrators (...)

Wednesday 2 January 2013
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 1% Visits : 185

Worldwide clamor: Where are they?

With Comité Cerezo’s advising, the families prepared a detailed account of the youths’ disappearance and a review of the PGR and PGJ’s performance. The document was presented to the UN Committee of Enforced Disappearances, whose leaders accepted it, according to notification on November 10th.
For (...)

Martes 1ro de enero de 2013
por  Comité Cerezo México
popularidad : 1% Visitas : 271

Killers in high places - Drugs, gangs, and Harper’s war on the poor

The human rights organization Comité Cerezo, itself under accompaniment protection because of death threats it has received, has documented a significant rise in politically motivated disappearances and extrajudicial executions by state-connected agents since the launch of the U.S.-funded Merida (...)

Wednesday 28 November 2012
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 1% Visits : 69

Calderon’s Memorial for Victims, a new disdain to the victims

Civil society organizations, social movements and victims strongly reject the Memorial proposed by President Calderon
MEXICO CITY, November 27 2012. – According to media reports, the Federal government has announced the forthcoming inauguration of a Memorial to the Victims of violence in (...)

Wednesday 12 September 2012
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 1% Visits : 105

PBI Mexico: Ten years accompanying the Cerezo Committee

The Cerezo Committee celebrated its 11th anniversary on August 13th, during the last ten years of which they have received PBI accompaniment. Since its foundation, the Committee has received 13 death threats and continued harassment. Stigmatization has closed many doors for them, especially (...)

Sunday 2 September 2012
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 1% Visits : 54

Mexican activist wins German peace prize

"This is recognition of a collective 11-year effort that has been marked by death threats, harassment and the denunciation of issues that few organizations, unfortunately, document," such as forced disappearances, extralegal executions and imprisonment for political reasons, Cerezo told Efe. (...)

Sunday 22 January 2012
by  Comité Cerezo México
popularity : 1% Visits : 801

Participation of Elga Aguilar of Comité Cerezo Mexico in the presence of Nobel Laureate Jody Williams

I am member of a mixed organization called Comité Cerezo México. Its origin was the illegal detention, torture and imprisonment in maximum security prisons of three brothers in 2001: Alejandro, Héctor and Antonio Cerezo Contreras, along with a náhuatl indigenous man named Pablo Alvarado Flores, all (...)

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