The social movements that are taking place here in Oaxaca and in all of Mexico are being silenced by the paramilitaries that are murdering the voices of the people. With over 45 million people living well below the poverty level here in Mexico, people are asking for change. Local newspapers, TV and radio stations have been bought out by local governments and are censored. Talk show hosts have been fired and black listed for not adhering to the new policies of the new station owners.
They hosted a show called THE VOICE THAT BREAKS THE SILENCE. They introduced the show in mid January of this year. Police say that AK-47 rifiles were used and there were more than 20 rounds fired at the two young women. In the past few weeks there have been numerous kidnappings of prominent business owners as well as local civilians some of whom have turned up asesinated and others whose families have paid large ransoms for their release. Assasinations of high ranked police and military officials in local city parks in broad daylight during traffic rush hour. High powered rifiles have been the instrument used in most of these assinations.
One assination involved eight bullets to the head as the victim (and I use that term lightly) was jogging with his body guards in a local city park early one beautiful spring morning. Assinated government informants have turned up at the front doors of local government buildings. Some of which have had their tounges cut out of their mouth and left in their laps. The people have been passive for some time now without results from their pleas. It´s as if they are now being forced to use violence because their voices are not being heard. Violence like this is happening from Chiapas to Sonora. The 45 million people who have been ignored and left behind for much to long a period are now rising and demanding change. And don´t fool yourself into thinking that your government is any less brutal. It seems these days that most governments have gotten out of control and no longer represent the majority of the people.
Anyone who questions policies of their government is quickly labled a terrorist. How long will it continue and to where will this bring us?