Displaced families from Guerrero reject support from Evelyn

Jesus Guerrero / Reformation

Thursday, August 04, 2022 | 19:24

Mexico City.- More than 20 families displaced by violence who have lived for a decade in two communities in the Municipality of Ayutla de los Libres and who have asked for land to plant, housing, health and education for children rejected the water tanks, bundles of cement, pantries and wooden boards sent by the government of the brunette Evelyn Salgado Pineda.

After a separate meeting that the families had with a state government official, they asked her to remove the trucks with water tanks, 50 wooden boards and 10 bags of cement.

The vehicles with the support returned to Chilpancingo.

For a decade, families from the community of La Laguna, in the Municipality of Coyuca de Catalán, have moved to this area of ​​the Costa Chica after an armed group murdered their environmentalist leader Juventina Villa and her 10-year-old son Rey Santana. , on November 28, 2012.

In the community of Tepango, some families settled and in La Unión, which today is called La Libertad, another group. In total, there are 50 people who live in this area in precarious conditions.

The families said that for ten years they have been asking the authorities to buy some land where they can plant and build their homes, access to health and where the children can go to school.

“They are sending us wooden boards and packages of cement, but apart from the fact that with that we cannot build a house, where are we going to do it if we do not have land,” said one of the displaced people who lives in Tepango.

“Here we need to build at least seven houses, but is it going to be enough with 50 wooden boards and ten packages of cement?” said this person.

The official explained to the displaced families that the State Government is going to give them more support and that this is only the beginning of other aid that they will be given.

One of the displaced persons told the official that they have their own nine-point list of demands that Governor Evelyn Salgado is already aware of.

“We are talking about giving us land to plant and build our homes, water, education for our children, access to health, the freedom of two political prisoners and the cancellation of arrest warrants against 16 of us,” he said. the displaced.

For five years, Ubaldo Santana Alonso and Gildardo Díaz, two of the displaced, have been imprisoned in the Ayutla de los Libres prison accused of the crime of kidnapping and homicide against Homero Montufar, father of the former PRI Mayor of Coyuca de Catalán, Abel Montufar Mendoza who was shot to death by members of a criminal group in May 2018 when he was a candidate for local deputy.

Mariana Díaz, one of the displaced people who lives in La Unión, affirmed that during 2011 and 2012, when they still lived in La Laguna, 27 inhabitants of this community were murdered by criminals in that area of ​​Tierra Caliente.

He assures that despite the fact that they are hundreds of kilometers from their community of La Laguna they continue to suffer persecution and even while living in La Unión they suffered a gunshot attack in 2013.

In 2014, Law 487 for Internal Displacement in Guerrero entered into force, which establishes support for displaced families.

Hoguer Morales Miranda, leader of the National Front for the Liberation of Peoples (FNLP) who accompanies the displaced families of La Laguna, denounced that for the state government Law 487 is a dead letter because it does not comply with it.

He said that so far the Moreno state government continues without giving them the support of 1,700 pesos of monthly support to each of these families and a pantry.

The previous state administration, through the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Development of the State of Guerrero (Sagadegro), provided resources for a productive project to non-refundable families, but now the authorities want to collect it with an amount of one million and a half pesos, he said.

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