From the MLToday Editors

Comrades and friends,
Please e-mail <<>>, attention: Ambassador Carlos Eugenio Garcia de Alba at the Mexican Embassy, Washington DC  to protest these killings and to demand that his government bring the culprits to justice. Also send a message of solidarity to our sister organisation in Mexico, the Communist Party of Mexico, <<>> asking it to pass on our sincere condolences to the families of our murdered comrades.

Today August 5, 2013, the lifeless bodies of Raymundo Velazquez Flores, Secretary General of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Mexico in the state of Guerrero, Samuel Vargas Ramirez, member of the Regional Committee of the PCM in the same state and their comrade Miguel, all of them leaders of the Revolutionary League of Peasants of the South – Emiliano Zapata (LARSEZ), were found.

The bodies of our comrades were found with gunshot wounds and signs of torture on the banks of the river of the Municipality of Coyuca de Benítez, near them the car in which they were travelling, a white Tsuru without plates with lettering of the Independent Transport Workers Coordination of the State of Guerrero (Cetig), was found charred.

Our comrades went out around 6 p.m. from Cuernavaca, Morelos, on Saturday August 3 after a meeting of the National Political Committee of the Revolutionary Left Front (FIR), in the direction of Coyuca de Benitez. Communication with them was lost after they left comrade Tomasa Vázquez Juarez in her home in that municipality.

Our comrades had to attend a meeting with peasants from Larsez on Sunday August 4 in Chilpancingo, so obviously they were intercepted on their way and subsequently were killed in a cowardly manner.

The Communist Party of Mexico through its Political Bureau, holds responsible the Federal Government of Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI, the State Government of Angel Aguirre Rivero of the PRD and the municipal government of Ramiro Ávila Morales for the murdering of our comrades.

As we know in the state of Guerrero there are no guarantees for the political action of the communists, the revolutionaries and the social fighters. This is a direct attack from all three levels of government against the Communist Party of Mexico. Our Communist Party of Mexico and all its structures will act accordingly and swear that the murdering of our comrades will not go unpunished; they will remain in our memory as revolutionaries who worked tirelessly for the emancipation of the working class.

Our comrades, modest communists, without poses, always had in their brains the idea of the socialist revolution. Our first commitment with their exemplary lives is to stop what the government is looking for: that LARSEZ and the CPM turn headless and interrupt their organizational process in the combative and revolutionary state of Guerrero.

The struggle continues, and with their example it will become stronger.

Finally, we express militant, deep condolences to the families of our comrades.

Raymundo Velázquez Flores
Samuel Vargas Ramírez

“Because the color of blood will never be forgotten!The massacred will be avenged!
Suited in olive-green, politically alive!
They have not died, they have not died!
Comrades you have not died!
Your deaths will be avenged!
And who shall take revenge?
The organized people!
And how?
Then struggle, struggle, struggle!
Do not stop the struggle for worker’s, peasant’s and peoples power!”

“Workers of the world, Unite!”

Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Mexico
Central Council of the Communist Youth League

August 6, 2013