Urgent Comunicado from the CNI-CIG and the EZLN
Today, with indignation and pain we denounce a new and artful crime against our compañeros of the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero – Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ).
Around 1:30 pm on May 23, near Chilapa, Guerrero, our compañeros Bartolo Hilario Morales and Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote were deprived of their freedom. Both were members of the Community Police in the Nahua communities of Tula and Xicotlán, the first of them a comandante, both promoters of the CIPOG–EZ and members of the National Indigenous Congress (Congreso Nacional Indígena, CNI), who were found dead and dismembered yesterday, May 24.
This cunning crime is added to the recent murder of the compañeros Lucio Bartolo Faustino and Modesto Verales Sebastián, a CNI-CIG councilor and delegate, because of which we denounce the policy of terror that the narco-paramilitaries, with shameless help from the three levels of bad government, are implementing against the brothers of the CIPOG-EZ and all the indigenous territories of Mexico. In the present case the perpetrator of this terrible crime was the Peace and Justice Group (Grupo Paz y Justicia), linked to Los Ardillos, who count on the complicity of the Federal Army.
The indigenous peoples, nations, tribes and barrios are resisting not only the megaprojects with which the owners of the power appropriate nature and land, but also against death, fear and the desolation that their armed groups impose throughout the country. Although they have the t-shirt of Los Rojos, Los Ardillos or the repressive forces of the bad government, the power of money and ambition to profit based on the suffering of the peoples, makes them the very same. Constructing that peace and autonomy for the peoples of Chilapa and the region is the horizon for which our brothers murdered by neoliberal capitalism fight.
That’s why our compañeros continue struggling, because their seed germinates in the determination of the peoples, who together with our Mother Earth, don’t surrender, don’t sell out or give up in the battle to not disappear from history in the midst of total destruction. Their fight, their word and their determination will make it grow in the collective conscience of those of us who dream and struggle for a new world.
We demand that the repression against the CIPOG-EZ stop, justice for our brothers Bartolo Hilario Morales, Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote, Bartolo Faustino and Modesto Verales Sebastián, justice for the dignified peoples of Guerrero.
For the full reconstitution of our peoples!
Never more un Mexico without us!
National Indigenous Congress
Indigenous Government Council
Zapatista National Liberation Army