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MEXICO: Grenade attack on newspaper that reports on drug trafficking
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 21:24:52 -0600
Dear Joannie and Paul:
Since I was a child, my father and mother taught me not to cry but to fight. That is why is difficult for me to transmit any kind of suffering because of aggressions from the Federal Mexican Government. My normal reaction against injustice is to fight back, and fight hard, specially when the odds are against me.
However, in your case, both of you my brothers, I have to explain why it is impossible for me, at this particular moment, to sustain the invitation for our 10th Anniversary.
Allow me to explain the present day situation:
1.- Besides the expenses for the defense on the lawsuit in New York, the Federal Mexican Government confiscated, two weeks ago, all our accounts in Mexican Banks, violating the Constitution and the most elementary human rights. That means that we are not able to emit, cash or receive checks. All our movements have to be made with cash. So you can imagine all our troubles. Is something like crossing the Niagara Falls with a bicycle.
2.- At this particular moment, inside POR ESTO! building, we are suffering the anticonstitutional intervention of two special groups of the Federal Government trying in a very stupid manner to make us keep quiet, silent, on the hypocritical conduct of the Federal Government with regards to the economy of Mexico as well as the human rights, the "drugs war" and the big simulation against the zapatistas and the peace in Chiapas.
3.- The Mexican banker Roberto Hernández, whom POR ESTO! accused more than four years ago of relations with the drug movement, is exerting a very strong pressure with his friend Vicente Fox, today Mexico's President, to try to silence us for ever.
Joannie and Paul: please accept our must sincere apology for not able to keep a promise made withour hearts. It will be another day, I assure you of that. After the tempest, the calm will come.
Thank you for your comprehension and your invaluable solidarity.
The present oblige us to fight s0 that the future may belong to us.
LISTEN TO AN MP3 RECORDING OF MARIO ON LET'EM TALK
interview recorded on March 3, 2000
READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THE BANMEX LIBEL SUIT
AGAINST MARIO MENENDEZ AND AL GIORDANO MENTIONING LET'EM TALK
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