Informe Histórico a la Sociedad Mexicana – 2006
Historical Report to the Mexican Society – 2006 Download Chapters in PDF
Introducción – Informe Histórico a la Sociedad Mexicana
Introduction – Historical Report to the Mexican Society
Tema 1 – Mandato y procedimiento de trabajo
Chapter 1 – Mandate and work procedure
Tema 2 – La Segunda Guerra Mundial prefigura el escenario que nos ocupa
Chapter 2- World War II and how it prefigures the modern day situation
Tema 3 – Movimiento Estudiantil de 1968
Chapter 3 – The student movement of 1968
Tema 4 – El 10 de Junio de 1971 y la disidencia Estudiantil
Chapter 4 – 10 June 1971 and student dissidence
Tema 5 – Orígenes de la Guerrilla Moderna en México
Chapter 5 – Origins of Mexico’s modern day guerrilla movement
Tema 6 – Lo que explica el surgimiento de la guerra sucia
Chapter 6 – The explanation of the origins of the dirty war
Tema 7 – Grupos Armados: La guerrilla se extiende por todo el país
Chapter 7 – Armed Groups: The guerrilla extends throughout the entire country
Tema 8 – Genocidio
Chapter 8 – Genocide
Tema 9 – Se acreditan las condiciones de un Conflicto Armado Interno en que aplica el Derecho Humanitario Internacional
Chapter 9 – Applying the conditions of Internal Armed Conflict to the applications of International Human Rights
Tema 10 – Desviaciones del poder por el régimen autoritario y corrupción de las instituciones de estado
Chapter 10 – Deviations of power by the authoritarian regime and corruption of the state institutions
Tema 11 – Derecho a la verdad, al duelo y al reconocimiento del honor de los caídos en la lucha por la justicia
Chapter 11 – The right to truth, recognition and the honor of those fallen in the fight for justice.
Tema 12 – Luchadores sociales y organismos que demandan verdad y justicia
Chapter 12 – Civil society organizations that demand truth and justice.
INTRO E CONTESTO DELLA FEMOSPP Washington D.C., November 21, 2006 – Mexican authorities released a groundbreaking report over the weekend on the government’s use of violent repression to crush its opponents during the 1960s-80s. The full report has now been posted here on the Web site of the National Security Archive.
The report by the Office of Special Prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo Prieto, named by President Vicente Fox in 2002 to investigate past human rights crimes, accuses three Mexican presidents of a sustained policy of violence targeting armed guerrillas and student protesters alike, including the use of “massacres, forced disappearance, systematic torture, and genocide.” The report makes clear that the abuses were not the work of individual military units or renegade officers, but official practice under Presidents Díaz Ordaz (1964-1970), Echeverría (1970-1976) and López Portillo (1976-1982).
The document’s release marks the first time the Mexican government has accepted responsibility for waging a secret and illicit war against its perceived enemies. Unlike prior investigations into the Mexican “dirty war,” the Special Prosecutor’s report draws on thousands of secret records from the vaults of Mexican military, intelligence and police agencies. It traces for the first time the flow of orders from the President, the Defense Secretary and the Interior Ministry down to the soldiers and security agents in the field, and the returning flow of reports back to Mexico City. The official sources are complemented by testimonies and eyewitness accounts gathered by the investigators.
Last February, the National Security Archive posted an earlier draft of the report, when it became clear that the Fox government was hesitating to publish the official document. Today’s version was released late on Friday night, November 17, at the start of a long weekend in Mexico, and posted on the Web site of the Mexican Attorney General’s office.
It is over 800 pages long, and contains photographs, declassified government records, and lengthy indexes to organizations and names. The report includes chapters on the 1968 and 1971 student massacres in Mexico City, the counterinsurgency waged against armed guerrillas in Guerrero during the 1970s, and the broader attack on dissidence throughout the country over the almost two decades covered by the investigation. The report describes and names the victims in 645 disappearances, 99 extrajudicial executions, and more than two thousand cases of torture, among other human rights violations documented.
“The release of the Special Prosecutor’s report is a direct result of the demand of Mexican citizens to know what happened during the dirty war,” Kate Doyle, Director of the Archive’s Mexico Project, said today, “and is unique in the annals of Latin American truth commissions for the access investigators had to government records. In the past, not only did the authoritarian regime violently attack its opponents, it sought to cover up its role through lies, terror and intimidation for years afterwards. But while the report takes an important step toward reversing Mexico’s legacy of impunity, the Fox administration failed in its attempts to prosecute those responsible for the crimes described in it. That job is left to the new government of Felipe Calderón, who takes office on December 1.”
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Kate Doyle – 646/670-8841