Sep 20, 2011

Human Rights: Former President Zedillo Sued For 1997 Acteal Massacre

Latin American Dispatch: "Family members and survivors of the 1997 attack in the Mexican state of Chiapas that killed 45 indigenous people sued former President Ernesto Zedillo for his alleged complicity in the massacre.

The 53-page lawsuit (filed in Connecticut, where Zedillo now lives) obtained by CNN states that the massacre in the village of Acteal was part of an alleged plan called Chiapas 94, which hoped to bring an end to the insurgency of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in southern Mexico. The slaughter occurred on December 22, 1997 when a group of men entered the village and killed 45 people, including weapon and children."

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