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tonyburton


Oct 21, 2014, 5:00 PM

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I know it's not what everyone wants to read, but several recent foreign press articles are extremely critical of the Mexican government's handling of recent violent tragedies. They include this article from The Economist and this article from The New York Times. Federal authorities are reported to have taken control of several towns in Guerrero, and in neighboring State of Mexico, including the tourist towns of Taxco and Ixtapan de la Sal, two of my favorite places. Let's hope that this will allow the relevant authorities to carry out a full and proper investigation into these terrible recent events, and that the missing students are found alive and well.



chinagringo


Oct 21, 2014, 5:06 PM

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Somewhat doubtful is the following article has any validity:

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/...amp;utm_medium=email
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



tonyburton


Oct 21, 2014, 5:10 PM

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I agree, but still prefer optimism to pessimism.


arbon

Oct 21, 2014, 11:19 PM

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http://www.economist.com/.../10/massacres-mexico
The economist article is titled Massacres in Mexico Outrage, at last Oct 8th 2014, 9:19 by H.T. | MEXICO CITY
if the link does not work.
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richmx2


Oct 22, 2014, 11:42 AM

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Solalindo isn't given to hyperbole, and his sources are usually good. People will tell their priest things they won't tell a cop.


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waltw

Oct 23, 2014, 1:05 PM

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There are lots of protests going on at the University of Guanajuato. Sections of the university have been taken over by the students and this morning the university students shut down the Prepa Official, the high school associated with the university where my son attends. There are banners everywhere, students with red paint covering their faces, wearing white T-shirts with slogans that say things like, "Mexico and its magic pueblos, where people disappear."

I hope the truth about what happened to these 43 students comes out soon.


tashby


Oct 23, 2014, 7:26 PM

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"Indignación y rabia", was how my Guadalajara-based Spanish teacher responded when I asked what the general mood/response was among Mexicans regarding the tragedy. He also immediately volunteered that he felt it was a good thing that it had drawn international attention.


richmx2


Oct 24, 2014, 9:53 AM

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There are a lot of protests everywhere... between the missing students, the 20,000 or so "disappearances" over the course of the "drug war" and the pathetic attempts by political parties at damage control (notice that the U.S. media normally follows the government line, and always refers to the missing students as "radicals", or to pin the blame solely on one mayor and his gangster-moll wife) this is no longer just a student issue, or a "left-right" issue. Even the Vatican has weighed in, over concern with the disappearance of migrants and Mexico's kow-towing to U.S. demands that it stoo migrants passing thru.


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citlali

Oct 24, 2014, 5:40 PM

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I would believe the priest before I would the attorney general.The government is under the gun and they need to find the students.
When they first found the mass graves it was not the students now some of them may be the students, never mind that 13 are missing on top of the 30 bodies they found , it seems to be an opening to mayb finding the students aferall.
The priest said he had a witnes tell him the storyDo not forget that they still have confession and you can be absoved of your crimes if you repent so who knows. In any case the priest is probably repeating what he heard from someone he knows , for that reason I beleive him over anyone from the government.


richmx2


Oct 25, 2014, 11:53 AM

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Just as a follow-up, Proceso had a story this week on Vatican diplomatic responses to recent events. Apparently, the Pope has canceled a trip to Mexico (which Peña Nieto wanted) and the Vatican wants the Bishops to do more to protect clerics like Padre Solalinde who work with migrants and are being threatened by the same people who are going after the normalistas, the migrants, the environmentalists, the human rights workers...


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citlali

Oct 26, 2014, 6:35 AM

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Yesterday I was travelling back roads with a Japanese woman who wokrs as a free lance in Japan for the Mexican Embassy.
She was telling me she had to go to Guerrero ,Acapulco and other places because of the cities she is woking on is tinned with Acapulco and she also had to come back for the big tourosm fait in Acapulco this spring. I asked her if she was worried about travelling Guerrero and she said oh no the state gives me a chauffeur and a car and I stay with someone from the government everywhere I go so I am prtty safe.
The cab driver told her if you want to be safe stay away from the government and do not tell anyone you are associated with them especially right now in Guerrero and here in Chiapas I suggest you do not mention the government either that could get you in trouble as well.

Everywhere I have been i the backgcountry on this trip I hear similar geeling, the government is ooroked it does not do anything and so on..THe government representative seem to keep a low profile right now and I think it is smart.


Lilmsmaggie


Oct 27, 2014, 11:01 AM

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This has been getting lots of press here in Sacramento as well.

http://www.sacbee.com/.../article2622094.html
Dwain (aka Lilmsmaggie)


Lilmsmaggie


Oct 27, 2014, 3:31 PM

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Speaking of priests, here's what Vatican Radio is reporting:


http://en.radiovaticana.va/...ing_students/1109318
Dwain (aka Lilmsmaggie)


citlali

Oct 27, 2014, 3:55 PM

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Meanwhile you better believe that every one still in power in that state is related o friend to theex governor and same in Iguala with the presidente and his wife so wether the heads are still there or not the corpse is still rotten and nothing is changing.
 
 
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