SIN EMBARGO — Bishop Raul Vera and activist and poet Javier Sicilia say that the Mexican Government is not looking into a case where 300 people disappeared in broad daylight in Allende, Coahuila. Nor are they investigating the crematorium in a Piedras Negras prison [where allegedly the bodies were burned] because the Government is upholding a strategy of violence in collaboration with organized crime to suppress the people and expel them from their own land. The State seeks to “hide” their crimes and render them invisible, the two say.
Raul Vera, Bishop of Saltillo says the government is employing a strategy, in conjunction with organized crime, to remove people from their land, in order to gain natural resources
In an interview with SinEmbargo, Raul Vera, Bishop of Saltillo, said the Allende Massacre and the Piedras Negras prison crematorium; the missing persons cases of Ayotzinapa, Veracruz, Morelos, Mexico State, Guerrero. The country is in turmoil, drowning in violence and impunity. It is not a failed state, it is a strategy employed by the government in conjunction with organized crime to subdue the people,
Yesterday, in one of sermons, the bishop said that he had known of organized crime’s use of the crematorium in Piedras Negras to make entire families disappear for years. He denounced the 300 disappearances in Allende, Coahuila and assured that what happened in the past is still happening now; the people are still unprotected against Government strategy designed to displace them.