Honoring the life of Lorenzo Sampablo Cervantes during Day of the Dead

La lucha sigue three years after the assassination of Lorenzo Sampablo Cervantes-husband and father of four-who was assassinated on August 22, 2006 by paramilitary troops under the orders of Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. A total of 26 deaths were documented during the 2006 uprising when thousands of Oaxacans came together to raise their voices against the abuses of the state government and more than 500 years of injustices.

In this interview, Trinidad Sampablo (sister) and Paul Sampablo (nephew) recollect Lorenzo Sampablo Cervantes and his decision to stand up for his values of justice and dignity when he, like thousands of others, took to the streets to reclaim the media and their destiny. They also share with us how they will celebrate el dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) in an attempt to keep Lorenzo and the spirit of resistance alive in Oaxaca.

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