Nacho del Valle, Sentenced to 67 Years in Mexico
A Letter from Nacho del Valle, Sentenced to 67 Years in Mexico
May 8, 2007
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One year after the brutal police attack on the town of San Salvador Atenco and the arrest of several leaders of the People's Front in Defense of the Land (FPDT), a sentence for three of those leaders has been handed down. Arrested in resistance to the expropriation of their lands for an airport, Ignacio del Valle, also known as Nancho, was sentenced to 67 years of imprisonment for his actions, along with two others, Hector Galindo and Felipe Alvarez. In his letter, del Valle, 50, writes about the struggle from inside "the La Palma Extermination Camp."
From his letter:
"A year ago today the beast attacked us, wounding our most sacred sentiments in the vilest, most cowardly way, leaving a deep wound that makes us tremble with rage, one we will never forget, one that makes us redouble our efforts to stay on the march, never turning back. Though the road may be slow, torturous and fraught with dangers that threaten us unceasingly, we won't stop. We are a stream, and at the call of the rains we'll join forces with others in a mighty flow to drown the beast, with a roar that will break the bars imprisoning our most sublime dreams of justice and freedom."
His entire letter can be read online, along with a new video-report by Marcos Meconi of Workers' Day in New Jersey, at The Narco News Bulletin:
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