2013
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2013
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2013

31 January: Communal authorities from four municipalities of the Costa Chica region who had for more than three weeks taken up arms to directly confront organized crime organize apopular trialto begin the judgment of 54 persons accused of collaborating with organized crime.

4 February: women from the La Laguna and Hacienda de Dolores communities who on 30 November fled violence in the Puerto de Las Ollas community assure that the administration led by governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero has divided their community by providing money to a group of the affected.

5 February: The Guerrero Truth Commission (Comverdad Guerrero), which investigates human-rights violations committed in this southern state during the so-called “Dirty War” of the 1960s and 1970s, denounces that one of its investigators, Carlos Ernesto López, and the son of one of the disappeared, Miguel Flores Leonardo, have received anonymous death-threats.

10 February: a group of members of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG) occupies the House of Justice of the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities (CRAC) in San Luis Acatlán

11 February: Human-rights defender Obtilia Eugenio Manuel, president of the Organization of the Me’phaa Indigenous Peoples (OPIM), based in Ayutla de los Libres receives new anonymous death-threats.

6 April: in assembly, the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities (CRAC) decides to join the demands of the teachers in Guerrero to defend free education.

18 April: thousands of members of the Popular Movement of Guerrero (MPG) march through the Sol Highway and take the state Congress to demand that the legislators hold session to approve the decreed reform of the State Law on Education. It is estimated that 80,000 people participated in the mobilization.

23 April: two police officers from the Ministerial Police of the state of Guerrero are released, having been incarcerated for the homicides of the students Jorge Alexis Herrera Pino and Gabriel Echeverría de Jesús which took place on 12 December 2011.

8 and 14 May: The student leadership of the Rural Normal school of Ayotzinapa and the Guerrero Network of Human-Rights Organizations (Redgro) denounce the raid of armed commando units to the offices of the school-building to intimidate students who witnessed the murder of two of their colleagues in December 2011.

3 June: three bodies of the eight PRD members who were “taken on 30 May, following their participation in the occupation of a control-point in Iguala to demand the delivery of fertilizer are found in a community of the Tepecoacuilco municipality.

28 June: some 500 persons, members of social organizations from Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Mexico City, march in Coyuca de Benítez, Guerrero, to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the “Aguas Blancas” massacre, which took place in June 1995, taking the lives of 17 campesinos.

1 July: Civil organizations denounce that the Secretary of Governance claimed to have observed measures that in fact had not been taken in the sentence released against the Mexican State by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) in the cases of Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú, indigenous women of Guerrero who were sexually abused by soldiers in 2002.

8 July: Jesús Martínez Garnelo is named as the new government secretary of Guerrero, to replace Florentino Cruz Ramírez.

17 July: some 180 families from 5 communities of the San Miguel Totolapan municipality abandon their homes after having received death threats from organized crime groups which operate in the Tierra Caliente region of Guerrero.

21 August: Nestora Salgado García, coordinator of the Communal Police of the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities (CRAC) in Olinalá, is detained by units from the Army, Navy, State Police, and Municipal Police.

14 and 15 September: At least 24 persons die as a result of the tropical storm Manuel in Guerrero, 14 of them in Acapulco.

18 September: the Tlachinollan Mountain Center for Human Rights denounces that storm victims “have been rendered invisible: to date there have been adopted no governmental actions to attend to the damages that the recent storms have caused in the region.”

12 October: members of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP) denounce that two of their comrades were attacked by machete-wielding sympathizers of the hydroelectric project which the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) seeks to build on the Papagayo River in the rural region of Acapulco.

13 October: The Tlachinollan Mountain Center for Human Rights reports that, nearly a month after the tropical storms Ingrid and Manuel, more than a thousand residents of the region of the Mountain have abandoned their homes after having lost their maize, beans, banana, and coffee crops, migrating to the north of the country to find work as agricultural day workers.

19 October: Activist Rocío Mesino Mesino is murdered in the Mexcaltepec community, which pertains to the Atoyac de Álvarez municipality.

6 November: Gonzalo Molina González, promoter for the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities (CRAC) associated with the justice house in El Paraíso, is detained by Ministerial Police at a checkpoint in Tixtla and subsequently incarcerated in the Center for Social Re-adaptation (CERESO) of that city.

10 November: Luis Olivares, director of the Union of Producers of the Grand Coast (UPCG), is murdered along with his partner Ana Lilia Gatica in Coyuca de Benítez by unidentified armed assailants.

12 November: Tita Radilla Martínez, vice president of the Association of Relatives of the Detained, Disappeared, and Victims of Human-Rights Violations in Mexico (AFADEM), denounces acts of intimidation exercised by the Army on 8 November, when soldiers presented themselves to her home, revising and frightening children and one of her grandchildren.

7 November: President Enrique Peña Nieto announces a comprehensive strategy for the state of Guerrero which will see 30 million pesos invested in three primary axes for next year’s budget. Among the planned works, he announces the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Papagayo River, likely referring to the La Parota dam, given that there is no other hydroelectric project for that river.

14 November: campesinos from the Mountain region of Guerrero demand the cancellation of mining concessions, given that they violate the rights of indigenous peoples to be consulted regarding projects that affect their territory and culture.

16 November: Juan Lucena and José Luis Sotelo, campesino leaders of the El Paraíso community are murdered in Atoyac de Álvarez in the Costa Grande of Guerrero.

2 December: the new guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces-Liberation of the People (FAR-LP) announces its public presence from the state of Guerrero.

12 December: he National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) laments that two years after the death of two students from the Normal School of Ayotzinapa during a confrontation with federal, state, and municipal police forces, relatives of the victims of these grave human-rights violations have had no effective access to justice.

15 December: during the eighteenth anniversary of the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities-Communal Police (CRAC-PC), a fifth house of justice is inaugurated, which headquarter is to be based in Cochoapa, Ometepec municipality.