Equal Respect: Mexico Outlines Stance Regarding Russia, Ukraine, United States and China

In a recent press conference, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) declined to criticize Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who has been mostly condemned in the English-speaking western world. Instead, AMLO noted that the state of Mexico respects China, Russia and the United States equally.

México: López Obrador manifiesta su respeto a Vladimir Putin – Telemundo 52

This may, however, prove as something below standard for the western press whose usual position is one of expecting absolute dominance of neighbors.

In recent official communications between the US and Mexico, US officials have expressed surprise at Mexico refusing to expel Russian officials from Mexican territory. They also noted that Russia has the most spies of any foreign country. They do so likely as a trampoline to the US, but Mexican officials have quickly countered with the following question: how does the US gather this intelligence and how many US spies do they have in Mexican territory?

Through its popular and elected president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico also reiterated the need to be neutral.

“Mexico does not seek to a protagonist in this conflict.”

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a recent press conference when asked about the Russia-Ukraine/NATO war. (3/30.2022)

Expressing feelings strongly as if an agentive entity within the Russia-Ukraine/NATO conflict would escalate its overall commitment.

Alexis Rocha Fight: Rocha Targets ‘Blair The Flair’ To Breakthrough

Following the unexpected hospitalization of Vergil Ortiz Jr., a new headline event is set for this Saturday, March 19, 2022 to replace his bout with undefeated UK welterweight Michael McKinson. The co-main event is now the headliner: Blair Cobbs vs Alexis Rocha is set to be a fan-friendly replacement.

Alexis ‘Lex’ Rocha, a promising welterweight contender, from Santa Ana, California, is a technically sound southpaw who has sparred with the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Josh Taylor. Over the past few fights, one can tell that the intricacies of sparring with greats has developed Rocha as a fighter. This leads most fans to favor Rocha against Cobbs’ wild, but dangerous, style, as a poll from Boxing enthusiast @SpicyMami_ shows:

Blair Cobbs is no slouch. Cobbs is trained by the great Freddy Roach and has serious knockout power. However, Cobbs and Rocha share opponents with both receiving victories over them. Cobbs – to his credit – was able to knockout a difficult Brad Solomon whose styling gave Rocha’s more aggressive counter-punching style problems.

Still, given Rocha’s constant activity, we do feel that at some level the momentum is on the side of the comparatively younger fighter. He’s a tough contender that may be underestimated. Rumors abound that this fight has been brewing since November. Rocha alleged that the fight was rejected by the Blair Cobbs camp.

Rocha is a rising prospect whose sole defeat is to a fleet footed boxer stylist in a competitive fight. Since his loss to Rasheed ‘Speedy’ Ellis, Rocha has pushed forward and grabbed some intense knockouts against other top level contenders. A rematch with Ellis should Rocha get past Cobbs is also an interesting fight.

Stylistic Match-Up

Cobbs throws wild shots at times. He has been dropped in the past. His power is obvious. Cobbs is also quite the talker as can be seen on the video interview from Golden Boy’s promotional materials.

Blair Cobbs interview via Golden Boy

For his part, Rocha is regarded as technically sound. The high-guard defense means that he will not be caught by basic combinations. His only weakness is with boxers that have a lot of lateral movement. Cobbs presents none of this boxing styling. Perhaps, he could get caught with something wild, but then his conditioning is second to none.

Promotional Material: March 19, 2022 – Rocha vs Cobbs

US/Pentagon Continue To Shy Away From ‘No-Fly Zone’ Thankfully

As if the world needed additional turmoil, the Ukrainian government continues to demand that sponsor states create a new ‘Fly-Zone’:

Asked about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s repeated calls on Western powers to take control of his country’s airspace to repel a Russian attack, Austin said the Joe Biden administration would not grant the request, citing the risk of escalation

RT News

Fortunately, the American government continues to balk at the possibility stating that the obvious fallout is a potential escalation of the conflict with a foreign power that has not threatened NATO members.

Russia – Ukraine Conflict

This page will be an effort to curate as much verified information regarding one of the most top of mind news topics today: the Russia/Ukraine conflict. For context, Russia and NATO have long running animosity and encroachment issues despite the collapse of the Soviet Union. In other words, the main motivation behind the existence of NATO has disappeared making aggression towards Russia a hard sale for any follower of that basic history.

For its part, NATO has tentatively extended membership to several countries surrounding Russia over the past few decades including Ukraine. The placement of missiles in Turkey, the provision of advanced jet fighters to the Ukraine and provision of similar items to both Finland, Sweden have left Russia understandably nervous. Add to that context, the fact that there has been a deployment of foreign military powers to both Georgia and Afghanistan, one can understand (not justify) why Russia is marking a clear red line in the region.

Here is one summary that does appear to capture the current moment. This content is a snippet from Bloomberg News published today, March 2, 2022:

” How does Putin justify a full-scale invasion?
Putin and his allies increasingly began to accuse the Ukrainian government of “genocide” against Russian speakers in the Donbas breakaway regions, an unfounded allegation wholly rejected by Ukraine as well as U.S. and EU states. In fact, the fighting between separatists and the Ukrainian military, particularly in the year after the Crimea fallout, left an estimated 14,000 people dead. Russia and Ukraine consistently accused each other of not adhering to the Minsk accords, peace deals brokered by Germany and France that sought to end the violence and establish a political settlement. Fulfilling Minsk would have empowered the Russian-speaking breakaway territories through de-centralized authority, potentially giving the Kremlin veto power over national policy shifts such as joining the EU or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Days before the invasion, Putin effectively scuppered Minsk by officially recognizing the separatists’ self-styled republics. On Feb. 24, he justified the invasion by proclaiming an objective of “demilitarization,” presumably dismantling Ukraine’s military capability, rendering it incapable of defending itself — and unable to join NATO. He said another aim was “denazification” of the country. “

Bloomberg News

In other words, the current invasion of Ukraine stems from both very global encroachments of Russia and a lack of compromise with its much weaker neighbor. Seeing NATO’s aggressive regional expansion left it with no other choice.

Additionally, RT appears to suggest that not contextualizing the current police action is giving Western outlets the ability to justify more exaggeration such as claim that there is a distinct invasion underway:

Western media outlets, including the New York Times, previously reported that Russian troops were stationed in Transnistria during the buildup to last week’s invasion of Ukraine. The US and NATO last month proposed that Russia remove its forces from Transnistria as part of an agreement to ease security concerns in Eastern Europe.

Fox News acknowledged that Transnistria is controlled by “pro-Russian separatists” and has a Russian military presence, but the outlet made no attempt to reconcile how it could also be an attack target for Moscow. Some outlets, such as The Hill, suggested that Transnistria is an attack target without mentioning that it’s a Russian ally.

RT.com

“El Camus”, Influencer Denounced on Social Media For Fake Charity Project

The popular social media news account, Ojovreal, has reported that influencer, Camilo Garcia Caballero aka “El Camus”, for mounting a fake charity drive. While initially the project, Cambiando Vidas (“Changing Lives”), was well received by both Milenio and Telemundo, due diligence was apparently not performed on the project. The news outlets likely observed a large social media following and opted to take the projects alleged intent at face value.

Family Ties to Mexico President

For context, the influencer ‘Camus’ was also recently at the center of a public controversy due to uploading a photo with the wildly unpopular ex president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto. The photo took place in the Dominican Republic where Camus’ sister – who is also a beauty queen from Barranquilla, Colombia – was getting married.

El Camus Did Not Provide Funds To Family

Apparently, a dispute between ‘El Camus’ and another Mexico based influencer resulted in chaos for a household of three women. Funds allegedly donated to the families were somehow lost in transit; the Mexican influencer then covered the family expenses, but not while they were monumentally exposed without a home since they abandoned their prior home based on ‘El Camus’ promises.

Ultimately, the families denounced that for the creation of content, El Camus faked a birthday for one of the younger members. Then, they were left behind in a subpar dwelling while “El Camus” traveled to Europe.

In his social media account, there is reference to Los Angeles based investors that are footing the bill for 1000 homes in Colombia. The projects exact dimensions are not specified, only a distinct prominent investor/luxury home developer is mentioned on the social media post.

Story Unfolding, Social Media Accounts For OjoVReal Locked

While OjovReal has dilligently reported on a story of public interest, it appears that some entities have begun to falsely report the social media account. This has led to the outlet not being able to access its accounts. This amounts to a suppression of the press act that should be thoroughly reviewed by Meta (Instagram’s parent company) as it is common for policy abuse measures to be misapplied in emerging markets.

This story is ongoing and will be expanded as new information is obtained.

Mexican News Update: Canelo, Natural Language Processing And More!

In this update, we note the content that is most relevant for the Chicano community. Mexicans should rejoice at Canelos most recent victory. Check out our related websites to see what is up in our Chicano world.

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«Las responsabilidades del Estado no se consultan»: organizaciones de derechos humanos ante consulta popular

Redacción | Desinformémonos

Ciudad de México | Sábado 31 de Julio del 2021 | — : —

«Las responsabilidades del Estado no se consultan. Los crímenes del pasado y del presente deben ser investigados y castigados, como exigencia irrenunciable para poder garantizar caminos de justicia y paz para nuestros pueblos en el campo y la ciudad», aseguraron centros y organizaciones de derechos humanos, ante la consulta popular del próximo 1 de agosto para la creación de una comisión de verdad y justicia para víctimas.

El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de las Casas (Frayba) y el Centro para los Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios (Fray Juan) señalaron que «el Estado mexicano ha sido incapaz de rendir cuentas en la investigación, identificación y castigo a los responsables de graves violaciones a derechos humanos y crímenes de lesa humanidad», así como que la actual administración no ha tomado «decisiones contundentes» para atender la «seria» crisis de justicia en México.

Reconocieron que si bien las consultas ciudadanas son un ejercicio democrático, «los derechos de las víctimas por graves violaciones a derechos humanos no se consultan», sino que todas tienen el derecho de acceder a la verdad y a la justicia «que el Estado ha tolerado y/o participado por acción y omisión».

Por ello, señalaron que independientemente del resultado de la Primera Consulta Popular en México, exigirán e impulsarán la creación de una Comisión de la Verdad para el Esclarecimiento Histórico y un Mecanismo Internacional Contra la Impunidad para garantizar los derechos a la Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No repetición «de las atroces violaciones a los derechos humanos y crímenes de lesa humanidad».

El Frayba y el Centro Fray Juan también repudiaron los mensajes que miembros de algunos partidos políticos y otros grupos sociales enviaron a la sociedad para no participar en la jornada del 1 de agosto, y aseguraron que se trata de una respuesta a «que el ejercicio del derecho a la consulta va a afectar circuitos de impunidad de personas y grupos responsables de las masacres contra nuestros pueblos».

Finalmente, hicieron un llamado a continuar con acciones organizadas «ante la indiferencia gubernamental por las masacres» a los pueblos, así como a manifestarse contra la impunidad y acompañar a las personas y pueblos víctimas de violaciones a sus derechos.

A continuación el comunicado completo:

Quienes firmamos este pronunciamiento: El Centro para los Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios (Fray Juan) y el Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas A.C. (Frayba) quienes, de Norte a Sur, reconocemos a pueblos y personas que han sido victimizadas, como Sujetas de Derechos, que con su acción y lucha digna, persistente y tenaz no han cesado, ni claudicado en la búsqueda de verdad y justicia por las graves violaciones a derechos humanos cometidas en su contra, en todo el territorio nacional.

Reconocemos como un mecanismo trascendental para nuestra democracia las Consultas Ciudadanas, contempladas en el marco jurídico mexicano, y esperamos que en un futuro se puedan realizar más ejercicios similares que puedan apoyar y promover el derecho de todas las personas a participar activamente en las decisiones de gobierno en cualquier ámbito de responsabilidad. El recurso de la Consulta popular, libre e informada puede ser un mecanismo en manos de la sociedad en la seria crisis de seguridad y derecho humanos en nuestro país.

Ante la consulta popular a realizarse en 1 de agosto, manifestamos:

Hasta ahora, el Estado mexicano ha sido incapaz de rendir cuentas en la investigación, identificación y castigo a los responsables de graves violaciones a derechos humanos y crímenes de lesa humanidad, asumiendo su responsabilidad ante la realidad de violencia e impunidad que vivimos.

En lo que va la actual administración federal no se observan decisiones contundentes de gobierno encaminadas a atender de fondo la seria crisis de justicia en nuestro país. Muestra de ello es el reconocimiento oficial de 89,488 registros de personas que siguen desaparecidas al mes de julio del 2021, y que día a día se incrementa. En lo que va de este sexenio han desaparecido 21,546 personas.

Asimismo, la Comisión Nacional de Búsqueda reconoce la intervención en 1,749 fosas clandestinas, con la recuperación de 3,025 cuerpos, de los cuales se han retornado a casa 822. Solo en Coahuila, existen aproximadamente mil cuerpos sin identificar, que fueron inhumados arbitrariamente en panteones municipales y más de 100mil fragmentos de restos recuperados en campos de exterminio.

Actualmente en el país, las Fiscalías se niegan a aportar datos certeros de cuerpos sin identificar bajo su custodia, pero se habla de por los menos 38mil hasta el 2019.

Más de 340mil personas desplazada por diferentes tipos de violencias. De enero a junio de este año se sumaron 3,873 personas desplazadas, datos que se pueden corroborar porque son públicos2.

De enero a junio del 2021, se registraron oficialmente 543 feminicidios, es decir 90 mujeres por mes oficialmente se les asesina en nuestro país3.

Y podemos seguir con más datos de las cadenas de injusticia e impunidad que mantiene a nuestros pueblos masacrados y en el terror. Cómo se puede hablar de Estado democrático de Derecho ante esta crisis humanitaria, de seguridad y de derechos humanos que vivimos por décadas, y en las que gobiernos van y vienen y todo se mantiene avanzando hacia horizontes de exterminio.

Saludamos el ejercicio ciudadano de la Consulta Popular a realizarse este 1 de agosto, sin embargo, enfatizamos lo siguiente:

Las responsabilidades del Estado no se consultan. Los crímenes del pasado y del presente deben ser investigados y castigados, como exigencia irrenunciable para poder garantizar caminos de justicia y paz para nuestros pueblos en el campo y la ciudad.

Los derechos de las víctimas por graves violaciones a derechos humanos no se consultan. Todas y cada una de ellas tienen el derecho de poder acceder a la verdad y a la justicia que el Estado ha tolerado y/o participado por acción y omisión.

Es por lo que, independientemente del resultado de la Primera Consulta Popular en México:

• Exigimos e impulsaremos la creación de una Comisión de la Verdad para el Esclarecimiento Histórico y un Mecanismo Internacional Contra la Impunidad para garantizar de manera efectiva los derechos a la Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No repetición de las atroces violaciones a los derechos humanos y crímenes de lesa humanidad que padecemos en nuestro país. Convocamos a organizarnos para la construcción de estas iniciativas, procesos y exigencias.

• Denunciamos y repudiamos las acciones que miembros de algunos partidos políticos u otros grupos sociales, están realizando con el envío de mensajes a la sociedad, convocando a no participar en la jornada del 1 de agosto, tachándola de inconstitucional e ilegal, lo cual es falso4. Sabemos que el ejercicio del Derecho a la Consulta va a afectar circuitos de impunidad de personas y grupos responsables de las masacres contra nuestros pueblos.

Confiamos en que la sociedad civil mexicana ejerza y defienda su derecho a la Consulta y a reorientar las acciones de gobierno para en verdad hacer el bien común. Hacemos un llamado a continuar con acciones organizadas ante la indiferencia gubernamental por las masacres a nuestras gentes, a manifestarnos contra la impunidad y a caminar al lado de las personas y pueblos que siguen siendo victimizados, mujeres y hombres que siguen en su digna exigencia de verdad, justicia y reparación.

Reafirmamos nuestro compromiso con quienes siguen siendo victimizadas por el sistema de injusticia e impunidad que impera en nuestro país.

¡No están solas, no están solos!

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas; Saltillo, Coahuila; México

El presente articulo es propiedad de Desinformémonos.

Redacción (2021) «Las responsabilidades del Estado no se consultan»: organizaciones de derechos humanos ante consulta popular. Desinformémonos. Recuperado el 1 de Agosto del 2021 en: https://desinformemonos.org/las-responsabilidades-del-estado-no-se-consultan-organizaciones-de-derechos-humanos-ante-consulta-popular/