Sep 21, 2011

Mexico Peace Movement: Victims of Violence Demand the Truth

IPS "The Peace Caravan led by poet Javier Sicilia ended its tour through southern Mexico with a loud call for the creation of a truth commission to distinguish between murders committed by organised crime groups and killings by the security forces.. ..The movement has documented 521 cases of violence, and the authorities were reportedly involved in many of them.

... "What is happening is very serious. We can no longer tell where the State is and where crime is," Sicilia said Sunday Sep. 18 in Xalapa, the capital of the southeastern state of Veracruz, on one of the Caravan's stops. People poured out on the streets of Xalapa to welcome the caravan, and to tell the activists about forced disappearances and murders."

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