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Report Documents 18 Years of "Dirty War" in Mexico
The National Security Archive ^ | 2/26/2006 | Kate Doyle

Posted on 03/01/2006 7:56:44 AM PST by I_Publius

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Report Documents 18 Years
of "Dirty War" in Mexico

Special Prosecutor: State Responsible for
Hundreds of Killings, Disappearances

For more information contact
Kate Doyle - 646/670-8841
kadoyle@gwu.edu

Research Assistance: Emilene Martínez Morales

Posted - February 26, 2006

Disponible en Español / Press Release also available in Spanish

The Report

Chapter 1 - Informe General

Chapter 3 - El movimiento estudiantil de 1968

Chapter 4 - El diez de junio de 1971 y la disidencia estudiantil

Chapter 5 - Inicios de la guerrilla moderna en México

Chapter 6 - La Guerra Sucia en Guerro

Chapter 7 - La guerrilla se extiende por todo el país

Chapter 8 - Crímenes de lesa humanidad

Chapter 9 - Crímenes de guerra

Chapter 10 - Persecución política y perversión de la justicia por parte del Estado mexicano

Chapter 11 - Mecanismos que el Estado utilizó para corromper el poder

Chapter 12 - Derecho a la verdad, al duelo y al reconocimiento del honor de los caídos en la lucha por la justicia

Concentrado General Desaparecidos (Excel worksheet)

Concentrado General Desaparecidos por fecha (Excel worksheet)

In the news

"La masacre desconocida en Guerrero"
By Jacinto Rodríguez Munguía
Eme Equis (Mexico)
February 27, 2006

"Report on Mexican 'Dirty War' Details Abuse by Military"
By Ginger Thompson
New York Times
February 27, 2006

"Report links Mexican presidency to 'dirty war'"
By Julie Watson
Associated Press
February 27, 2006

"Draft faults presidents in 'dirty war'"
By Hugh Dellios
Chicago Tribune
February 28, 2006

"New Details of Mexico's 'Dirty War'"
By Héctor Tobar
Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2006

"Responsabilizan a Estado y Ejército de la 'guerra sucia'"
By Jorge Alejandro Medellín
El Universal
February 28, 2006

"Revelan en EU asesinatos de la guerra sucia en México"
Agence France-Presse via La Jornada
February 28, 2006

Related links

The National Security Archive's Mexico Project Page

The Dawn of Mexico's Dirty War
Lucio Cabañas and the Party of the Poor

The Tlatelolco Massacre
New Declassified U.S. Documents on Mexico and the Events of 1968

"Forgetting Is Not Justice"
Mexico Bares Its Secret Past

The Corpus Christi Massacre
Mexico's attack on its student movement, June 10, 1971

Reporting on Terror
Human Rights and the Dirty War in
Mexico

Washington, D.C., February 26, 2006 - The National Security Archive posts on its Web site today a work of history in progress -- a draft of an unprecedented report by Mexico's government on the nation's "dirty war" of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

This document is the result of four years of work by the office of Mexico's Special Prosecutor for Social and Political Movements of the Past (Fiscalía Especial para Movimientos Sociales y Políticos del Pasado - FEMOSPP), Dr. Ignacio Carrillo Prieto. The office was created in 2002 by President Vicente Fox to investigate human rights crimes.

The crimes detailed in the draft report were committed during the administrations of Presidents Diaz Ordaz (1964-1970), Echeverría (1970-1976) and López Portillo (1976-1982). In those years, hundreds of Mexican citizens -- uncounted innocent civilians as well as armed militants -- were murdered or "disappeared" by military and security forces. Thousands more were tortured, or illegally detained, or subjected to government harassment and surveillance.

The report has not yet been made public, although its authors -- a group of 27 researchers, historians and activists contracted by the Special Prosecutor in 2004 to write it -- gave it to Dr. Prieto on December 15. But this draft of the report is currently circulating in Mexico. A reporter for a national magazine, Eme Equis, has a copy, and today is publishing an in-depth analysis of the section concerning state-sponsored counterinsurgency operations in Guerrero during the 1970s. Others have the report too, including the prominent writers and historians Elena Poniatowska, Carlos Montemayor and Carlos Monsivais.

Since 2000, when Fox's election ushered in a political transition after more than 70 years of one-party rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institutional - PRI), the Mexican government has acted forcefully in favor of greater openness, transparency and accountability.

Although the Special Prosecutor's final report has not yet been made public, the National Security Archive is posting this draft version in the spirit of the public's right to information. As soon as we obtain a copy of the final version we will post it on this Web site.

Kate Doyle, Director of the Mexico Project of the National Security Archive, made the following statement: "We are posting the draft report because the families of the victims of the "dirty war," and the Mexican public, have a right to know. These same citizens may read in Eme Equis today about the violence visited upon their own relatives by the Mexican government 30 years ago. But in Mexico they could not until now obtain the text that contains the evidence of the state's responsibility.

"The fact that a version of the Special Prosecutor's final report is circulating among a handful of prominent people -- yet remains closed and inaccessible to those most affected by the violence -- is a state of affairs reminiscent of Mexico's past, when citizens were routinely shut out of civic participation by a government determined to keep them in the dark. Information was power, and the right to information did not exist for ordinary Mexican men and women. The National Security Archive's commitment to openness has prompted us to make this draft report available to the public in Mexico and across the world."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; crime; dirtywar; homelandsecurity; immigration; mexico; war
More interesting news on our neighbors to the South.
1 posted on 03/01/2006 7:56:47 AM PST by I_Publius
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To: I_Publius

Then they are NOT implicating the Washington connections as meddling and responsible for this/


2 posted on 03/01/2006 8:03:57 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: I_Publius
After spending several years starting oil exploration crews for Pemex, I think I have The reason Mexico has become so bad.

I like the Mexican people in the fly over parts of Mexico. The mid level and workers of Pemex are good. It is the government and the high up in Pemex that are the vultures and looters. The peso was about 8 cents (12.5 to a dollar) (old pesos). When Pemex found the sito grande, a very large oil pool that covers parts of the states of Chiapas and Tabasco also a long ways into the Gulf of Mexico.

Pemex borrowed billions to produce this great oil find. The looters (government) stole most of the money and what they did buy was junk oil rigs and drill pipe, etc. 1,000 pesos which was worth about $80 now will not buy a coke. This was due to the looters stealing billions from the Mexican people.

Instead of overthrowing the looters the Mexican people had an out, they had no weapons and they could cross into America and have a much safer life. This hurts both Mexico and America as Mexico lost some of it's hardest workers. The gangbangers also came over from Mexico as they could rape and pillage at will.

The government of Mexico is propped up by the billions sent back by the illegals and by our government having borders that are too open.

The only chance I see to help America and Mexico is to seal the border, deport the people who are not here legally. We also need to arm the Mexican people so they can have a chance against the looters with their armies.
3 posted on 03/01/2006 8:04:25 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (“Don't approach a Bull from the front, a Horse from the rear, or a Fool from any side.”)
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To: I_Publius
Mexico has been a great place to be from.

I had hoped that Fox and PAN would change that . . .


4 posted on 03/01/2006 8:11:54 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; SwinneySwitch

bttt


5 posted on 03/01/2006 8:58:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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