SOAW Delegation Calls for Suspension of Plan Merida

SOAW Delegation Calls for Suspension of Plan Merida

Participants of the School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) delegation in Mexico called for the suspension of Plan Merida last month after meeting with Mexican social movements and human rights organizations in Mexico City, Guerrero, and Chiapas. The visits, organized with groups actively working to end militarization and state violence in the country, took place from June 21 to July 1 and culminated in an urgent call for an end to all U.S. aid to Mexico.

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Colombia, Between an Electoral Peace and the Return of Fear

Colombia, Between an Electoral Peace and the Return of Fear

In the midst of a severe crisis in the peace talks between the Colombian government and the guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC by their Spanish initials) in Havana, terrorist acts have reappeared in urban centers that could be part of a dirty war by the extreme right and other enemies of the peace process, as they prepare to run in upcoming elections next October 2015.

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Federal Police Open Fire Against Civilians in Tlapa After a Failed Operation

Federal Police Open Fire Against Civilians in Tlapa After a Failed Operation

On June 7, 2015, around 14:30 pm during election day, two patrols – numbered1699 and 1566 – of the Federal Police (FP), with at least 24 policemen, arbitrarily raided the office of the Union of Education Workers of Guerrero (Coordinadora Estatal de Trabajadores de la Educación de Guerrero – CETEG) in the neighbourhood of Tepeyac in the city of Tlapa de Comonfort, next to the Regional Delegation of the Ministry of Education of Guerrero.

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