Oaxaca Mexico: Lawmakers accuse govt of cover-up in massacre

Posted on August 14, 2016 • Filed under: Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Mexico, Politics

telesurtv.net reported nearly two months since police left ten demonstrators dead in Oaxaca, officials still don’t know who gave police the order to fire.

Lawmakers from Mexico’s leftist parties accused the Office of the Attorney General of trying to perpetuate impunity in the deaths of several people at the hands of police in the town of Nochixtlan, Oaxaca.

Representatives from the Office of the Attorney General, known as the PGR, participated in press conference Thursday where they provided an update on the progress of the investigation into the events of June 19.

Officials seemed to be more interested in outlining the alleged misdeeds of the residents of Nochixtlan, specifying the an investigation into a series of crimes was already open before the massacre took place.

They also went to great lengths to emphasize the alleged presence of weapons in the hands of the civilians in Nochixtlan. Read Article

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