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Video: Plan Mexico threatens peaceful Mexican communities

Plan Mexico, officially called the Merida Initiative, is a $1.4 billion U.S. aid package to Mexico in order to “fight drugs.” Mexico’s law enforcement is extremely corrupt; its members consume the drugs themselves and commit hundreds of human rights violations with impunity. This video shows a peaceful community in southern Mexico that was recently invaded and threatened by Mexican law enforcement, shortly after the U.S. House voted to approve Plan Mexico. Our tax dollars would be spent on these kinds of abuses. It’s important to urge the Senate to stop this initiative.

Plan Mexico is part of a larger plan called the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), which corporate and government leaders have been putting together for years without public knowledge or input. It’s a plan to expand failed “free” trade policies like NAFTA, so that corporations have free access to resources and a large source of cheap labor. Corporations export jobs to countries like Mexico, wages get pushed down, poor people lose land, workers are abused, and desperate Mexicans flee to the north to escape such conditions. Plan Mexico is the first step to militarize the nation so that those who resist can be punished as so-called drug dealers.

More information on Plan Mexico:

Friends of Brad Will
http://www.friendsofbradwill.org

Kristen Bricker “Plan Mexico Passed”
https://elenemigocomun.net/2008/05/plan-mexico-passed/

More information about Plan Mexico and SPP:

Stephen Lendman “Plan Mexico: Plan Colombia Heads For Mexico”
https://elenemigocomun.net/2008/05/plan-colombia-heads-mexico/

source: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/06/08/18505221.php

By El Enemigo Común

A bilingual website in solidarity with social movements in Mexico. // Un sitio web bilingüe en solidaridad con los movimientos sociales en México.

2 replies on “Video: Plan Mexico threatens peaceful Mexican communities”

Plan Mexico Gets Rough
US Contractor Leads Torture Training in Mexico
By KRISTIN BRICKER
http://www.counterpunch.org/2008/07/03/us-contractor-leads-torture-training-in-mexico/

US Private Contractor Leads Torture Training in Mexico
http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-bricker/2008/07/us-private-contractor-leads-torture-training-mexico

León Torture Trainers Identified
http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-bricker/2008/07/león-torture-trainers-identified

Company that Led Training in Torture Techniques for Mexican Police Is Risks Incorporated of Miami, Florida
http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-bricker/2008/07/company-led-training-torture-techniques-mexican-police-is-risks-inc

Mexican Torture Training Raises Questions About U.S. Military/Police Aid
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-carlsen/mexican-torture-training_b_111784.html

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