NOTE: This article is part of a series of Spanish to English translations done with the intent of informing the American left of the dangerous political situation of leftists in Mexico. Originally posted in the Popular Revolutionary Front (FPR)’s website on February 4, 2015. The Popular Revolutionary Front is Mexico’s Marxist-Leninist communist party.
Yesterday February 3rd our comrade Gustavo Salgado Delgado, member of the Popular Revolutionary Front, was declared missing, and today, it is confirmed that he has been assassinated. We put the responsibility of his death on the state of Morelos and the Mexican State in general. This crime is a part of the politics of terror that the State implements to try to sow fear in popular movements in general and in our organization in particular. Let us be clear: this crime hurts us as the FPR collective, but it gives us more reasons to pull at the structures of power and cause the fall of this regime of hunger and misery, of exploitation of death.
We will not reduce our participation in the people’s movements, on the other hand, we will continue participating and moving the Popular National Assembly, the Popular National Convention, and the General Political Strike forward. We know that we are at a critical juncture in the history of this country, in which we will either organize and join together in a unified front to discard the bourgeoise and their State or fascism will be institutionalized openly in our country.
Let us be clear that the objective that we propose is revolution, to rip apart this political, social, and economic system so that there will be no place for those who exploit nor those who enable them; for each citizen murdered, disappeared, tortured, jailed, or persecuted, the people will exact justice.
In the same way that they have taken Gustavo, Gregorio Alfonso, Lauro Juarez, Manuel Gonzalez, Gil Ramirez, among other comrades fallen in battle, the comrades in the rest of the movement will express our pain and anger by elevating our ways of agitating and organizing until we reach our historic objectives.
THE PEOPLE UNITE FOR THE EMANCIPATION OF THE PROLETARIAT!
PROLETARIATS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE POPULAR REVOLUTIONARY FRONT
THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF MEXICO (MARXIST-LENINIST)