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Sun May 1, 2016, 01:37 AM

Massacres of Native Population Condemned in Indigenous Congress

Massacres of Native Population Condemned in Indigenous Congress

Panama, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Condemnation of the massacre, killing and genocide of indigenous peoples in the world, is part of the final declaration of the First Congress of Indigenous Parliamentarians of America (PIA), held in this capital city.

In this regard, the document describes Honduran Berta Caceres killing as "brutal murder", while pointing out other actions as the killing of Guatemalan Julio Rene Alvarado, 13, who lived in the indigenous community Q'echie.

It also mentions the killing of Geronimo Tugri by the National Police in 2013 in the Panamanian community of Ng'ñbe-Bugle, which also left "thousands of indigenous people injured, many of them blind".

The Declaration includes the main problems of the 50 million descendants of American ancestral cultures, such as recognition and integration in national societies, discrimination, land ownership, environmental protection and condemnation to mistreatment and inequities targeting them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 02:21 AM

1. Information on the assassination of Geronimo Tugri:

Google translation:

In Llano Tugri they perform funeral of Jerome Rodriguez Tugri

Funeral events began at 9:00 am in Llano Tugri, capital of the Ngäbe-Bugle, with the presence of at least 600 Indians from Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui and Veraguas.

Q. Bocharel flower (Special to prensa.com) February 14, 2012 - 12: 29h

LLANO TUGRI, Ngäbe-Buglé.- Family and friends attend the funeral of Jerome Rodriguez Tugri, indigenous considered the only fatal victim left by the clashes between the National Police agents and ngäbe-Bugle last Feb. 5, when riot police the Inter-American highway reopened, closed for six days to protest mining and water holdings in that area of ​​the country.

Funeral events began at 9:00 am in Llano Tugri, capital of the region, with the presence of at least 600 Indians from the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui and Veraguas.

The funeral procession toured the village and came to the chapel San Juan Diego, Tugri Llano, where the Mass was celebrated by Father Carlos De La Cruz. Adonai priests Cortés, Eusebio Pedrol and Nicanor Jimenez are also present.

A general attends Mass cacica of the Ngäbe-Bugle, Silvia Carrera, who reiterated that the Indians are in mourning.

However, Carrera said that pain is no excuse to continue with their struggle for preservation of natural resources in the local area.

More:
http://www.prensa.com/flor_bocharel_q/Llano-Tugri-realizan-Jeronimo-Rodriguez_0_3319918056.html

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Panama: A 4 years after the murders of Jerónimo Rodríguez and Mauricio Mendez Tugrí

by FRENADESO

Unpunished crimes are not of concern to the "civil society" or media

TO BE FULFILLED 4 YEARS OF MURDER vile and cowardly PEER AND MAURITIUS JEROME TUGRI RODRIGUEZ MENDEZ

NATIONAL FRONT FOR THE DEFENSE OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL

CHAPTER: Ngäbe BUKLE AND FARMER

COMMUNIQUE # 5

Published: February 5, 2016

Latin America / Bloque8AL2 / Panama

TO BE FULFILLED 4 YEARS OF MURDER vile and cowardly PEER AND MAURITIUS JEROME TUGRI RODRIGUEZ MENDEZ

"TO BE FULFILLED 4 YEARS OF MURDER vile and cowardly PEER AND MAURITIUS JEROME TUGRI MENDEZ RODRIGUEZ, THE PEOPLE STILL STANDING UP FOR JUSTICE"

In memory of the martyrs: February 4 10:00 Am; Press Conference, Judicial City, David Chiriqui. Vigil in San Felix, Chiriqui at 6:00 PM. Demonstrations on Feb. 5, Convener: FRENADESO, chapter Ngäbe Bukle.

The Ngäbe Bukle and peasants, is fighting for centuries for their territories, regions, resources, and cultural and social rights. In most cases the State's response has been repression against the legitimate demands of our people. Such was the case which happened on February 5, 2012; without overlooking that were repressions during the years 2011 and 2012, in which our people demanded the suspension of all activities related to mining and hydroelectric. The response then and now fugitive Ricardo Martinelli, and processed Raul Mulino, Gustavo Pérez (espionage) and the directors of the National Police, SENAN and SENAFRONT, led at the time by Frank Abrego now retired, immediately hired at the Chancellery and decorated for his actions by the government panameñista Varela, it was of repression and death. On that occasion, on February 5, was killed by members of the National Police mate Jerome Rodriguez Tugrí in San Felix, Chiriqui and February 7, falls Mauricio Mendez, in Las Lomas de Chiriqui, shot at close range by a riot police. Were evident repeated violations of human rights as cutting telephone communications and light, repression by air and land, carnal violations committed by elements of the national police, torture made during arrests and lies which He earned the government to justify its bloody repression.

Today some of these criminals, instigators of these crimes are investigated or are detained but not for crimes against humanity committed during the government of Ricardo Martinelli, because cases of killings in Changuinola (2010) and the region Ngabe Bukle (2012) and Columbus, by the military forces of the State, today remain unpunished, there is no investigation and no one stopped, checking so that the state or judicial system conceals these crimes, it is for this reason that our people still demanding justice and prison for the material and intellectual authors of these crimes of state.

Varela's government has overlooked such cases of violations of human rights and against the people's demands for justice; it has co-opted alleged leaders of the region, giving the government a member of the coordinator, the Cacica of 537 Martinelli period, it increased the wage to $ 2000.00, plus other perks and appointed him a son in the embassy of Bolivia and the other chiefs will increase their wages; all with the purpose of quieting the demands of justice for our people.

We took the opportunity to denounce abuses by the company Minera Panama, against communities Ngabe Bukle in Donoso, by imposing a siege of hunger, without laws and Panamanian authorities do anything about it against the colonial enclave. Likewise, we denounce the actions of foreign consultants and Panamanians who intend to revive the mining project in Cerro Colorado, in complicity with Panamanian and foreign entrepreneurs and opportunistic natives of the region. We reject the intentions of Minera Panama and other companies to expand its mining frontier in northern Santa Fe, within the park of Santa Fe, the complicity of MIAMBIENTE, ANATI and ICIM, which have granted such concessions more than 90% park (over 60,000 hectares of the park is for mining) to various mining transnationals.

Among other conflicts within the Ngäbe Bukle, which the current government Varela has not given any answers are: The thermal wells Galique, respect for collective lands of Playa Zapotal, suspension of the laws Pro -hidroeléctricas, the repeal of Executive Decree 537 of June 2, 2010, the intentions of building a dry canal in the region, in complicity with false opportunist leaders illegally instituted under President Martinelli. And the rejection and cancellation of current hydroelectric projects underway, the illegal sale of beaches and coasts of indigenous and peasant communities.

Upon completion of 4 years of the deaths of our martyrs Tugrí Jerome Rodriguez and Mauricio Mendez, the continuing struggle for our territorial and cultural rights. We call on Ngäbe Bukle, to women's organizations, youth, to organize and actively participate in organizations traditional government, who have centuries and decades fighting for our collective rights, such as traditional Congress to hold its Congress Number XII Ordinary General, from 6 to 10 March in Alto de Jesus, Region Kadriri.

"FOR OUR TERRITORIES AND COLLECTIVE RIGHTS"
"NO TO MINING, NOT Hydropower"
"NO TO CANAL DRY"
"DOWN THE EXECUTIVE DECREE 537"
"THE FIGHT IS FIGHTING"
"Victoriano and Urracá, taught us to fight"

http://www.prensa.com/flor_bocharel_q/Llano-Tugri-realizan-Jeronimo-Rodriguez_0_3319918056.html

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As you may remember, the President of Panama during this time was Ricardo Martinelli, who is wanted now by Panama on charges of corruption, etc., etc. and he is currently living in the United States, hiding from Panamanian law, after running immediately to Italy from the end of his Presidency, and hiding out there with his close friend, fellow ####ist Berlusconi. Why he is allowed to hide here from his own country is a complete mystery.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 02:34 AM

2. K&R for exposure

Thank you for posting this. That's a lot of people in that photo. i have heard of this guy and that he was hiding here but it's been a while since I've heard anything further. Needs to be rounded up and dealt with by sending him back to face the victims.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 04:46 AM

3. K & R

A sobering report

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