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“And so, I am an instrument who will take vengeance”

Stories going around Ciudad Juarez about a woman killing rapist bus drivers, superheroine style, and going by the name Diana, Huntress of Bus Drivers, have gone international, now being reported on in the LA Times, the Guardian, and elsewhere.  As BBC reported on Monday: Mexican police investigating the murder of …

ELF-style Bombers in Mexico?

From today’s Counterpunch, this report on a recent spate of ELF-style anarchist bombings in Mexico: Wave of Anarchist Bombings Strikes Mexico By JOHN ROSS Mexico City An unprecedented wave of anarchist bombings here and in provincial capitals has Mexican security forces on red alert. Beginning September 1st, bombs have gone …

Peasant Organizer Disappeared in Chiapas

Early this morning, people dressed as members of the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) kidnapped Jose Manuel Hernandez Martinez, aka “El Chema.” El Chema is one of the leaders of the Emiliano Zapata Peasant Organization (OCEZ). Read more: OCEZ Leader Disappeared in Chiapas | | the narcosphere

Another u.s. Activist Murdered in Oaxaca

Sali Grace, RIP On September 24th the body of Marcella Sali Grace, a u.s. solidarity activist working in Oaxaca, was found in a deserted cabin. She had been raped, murdered and mutilated, so that her body could only be identified by her tattoos. Largely through the mobilization of community groups …

1960s-80s Political Repression in Mexico

Mexican authorities recently released a report on the government’s use of violent repression to crush its opponents during the 1960s-80s. The full report has now been posted on the Web site of the National Security Archive.