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Triqui caravan stands down after shameful moves by government

The Triqui people of San Juan Copala are returning to the Palace of Governance in Oaxaca de Juárez after a series of shameful moves by the Oaxaca government. Things were finally starting to look up for the displaced community. On January 23rd, 2012, Oaxaca Governor Gabino Cué agreed to send an armed escort to accompany the Triqui on their return home after being displaced by paramilitary groups 16 months ago.

But then, Governor Cue presented a Peace Accord with some last minute revisions that Triqui representatives dared not accept.

Under the terms of the Accord–which would supposedly guarantee the Triqui’s safety–just 5 families per week would have been be allowed to return home instead of everybody at once. Presumably, those 5 families would have also needed to travel without any escorts, be they police officers, human rights observers or government officials. The paramilitaries used such conditions before, to terrorize the Triqui People.

FULL STORY: Triqui caravan stands down after shameful moves by government.

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