[Admin: Yesterday, July 12, we saw 2 comunicados posted on the website of the National Indigenous Congress; one of them from the CIPOG-EZ denouncing 4 more murders of its members in Guerrero and death threats against the CIPOG-EZ members who are organizing the caravan, and the other from the CNI announcing the suspension of the caravan and urging supporters to continue donations of food, medications and money. Below is an English translation of the CNI’s comunicado announcing the caravan’s suspension.]
COMMUNIQUÉ ON THE SUSPENSION OF THE CARAVAN FOR PEACE, LIFE AND JUSTICE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF GUERRERO
July 12, 2019
To the people of Mexico
To the Peoples of the world
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion
To the Networks in Support of the CIG
To the National and International Sixth
To the communications media
The National Indigenous Congress – Indigenous Government Council, denounces the persecution that the organized crime gangs named Los Rojos and Los Ardillos, both protected by the bad governments, increasingly carry out against the communities that are part of the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero – Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ), threatening death to our compañeros and compañeras that organize to receive the caravan that the National Indigenous Congress – Indigenous Government Council and the Zapatista National Liberation Army call for as part of the Campaign for Life, Peace and Justice in the Mountains of Guerrero.
We denounce the escalation of armed aggressions against the communities that, in the exercise of their autonomy, organize to construct peace and justice from below in the indigenous communities of the low mountains, in the entire state of Guerrero and in the whole country.
With the bad government’s complicity, with its silence and protection that all its political parties and levels give to the narco paramilitary gangs, they make it possible to sow terror and mourning for the territories of the original peoples, where the collective decisions of the peoples continue saying that they don’t want the death that capitalism offers in exchange for life, that they don’t want that power that governs with arms in favor of capitalism and its corruption.
In view of all of the above and not having guarantees of security for free organization in the communities in the region that, with dignity and determination, do not cease in the construction of cracks that will break the circle of death, while to the contrary the war against them rages; the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero – Emiliano Zapata and the Coordination Commission of the National Indigenous Congress – Indigenous Government Council, announce our decision to postpone the Caravan for Life, Peace and Justice in the Mountains of Guerrero, calling to double efforts to support the collection that we have been stockpiling at calle Dr. Carmona y Valle No. 32 in the colonia Doctores, Ciudad de México, with non-perishable food and medications, as well as the bank account in the name of Alicia Castellanos Guerrero, BBVA Bancomer, No. de Cuenta: 0471079107, Clabe Bancaria: 012540004710791072, SWIFT BCMRMXMM, ABA: 021000128, sending a copy of the deposit with name, telephone or address to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org; and stating that said donation is directed to the communities participating in the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero–Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG- EZ).
We call to stay attentive and in solidarity with the word of the indigenous communities that struggle to stop this war against the original peoples, against our resistance and our rebellion.
July 12, 2019
For the Integral Reconstitution of our Peoples
Never More A Mexico Without Us
National Indigenous Congress
Indigenous Government Council