Police visit La Voz de Zacate Radio in Puerto Grande, Zacate Grande

Below is a quick translation of an original message in Spanish from volunteer Alessandro Bellini with the Italy - Central America Collective. As more information emerges, we will try to pass it on.

Hello friends,

Today February 15th, 2011 at 9:30am a group of police from the DNIC (National Department of Criminal Investigation) made up of 6 men and 2 women visited the Voice of Zacate Grande Radio with a mandate to inspect on the part of the Public Prosecutor's office and ask about the construction of a supposed "hotel" beside the radio station and to warn the people at the radio about a possible warrant for their arrest for not obeying the order to close the radio, which was issued last June when the police enclosed the radio with a colored tape used to identify crime scenes. On that day eight people were denounced, according to the police, for damages to Miguel Facussé.

The compañeros at the radio, with great audacity, did not let these people in, and kept them outside of the property of the radio taking pictures.

It should be mentioned that the "hotel" in question is a shelter for international human rights observers and solidarity visitors which is in the process of being completed.

The harassment that continues on the part of this group continues to be a great danger for the Movement which is struggling day after day towards definitive change in their communities.

It is also ridiculous to think that a hotel is being built here when everyone knows that in the area of the radio water only arrives once every three days for one hour. Despite this, any excuse is being pursued to evict these people from the land, which is part of one of the beaches Miguel Facussé is fighting for.

Unfortunately during this occurrance I was not present because I was in the community of Los Huatales. However, thanks to the compañeros at the radio, there were pictures taken of the police.

We will be in touch as things develop.

From Puerto Grande,
Alessandro from C.I.C.A (Italy - Central America Collective)




-------- Original Message --------

Subject: Policia llega a la Radio de Puerto Grande
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:58:36 +0100
From: Alessandro Bellini 

Hola compañeros.

Hoy en el dia 15 de febrero de 2011 a las 9.30 de la mañana, vino en la la Radio "La Voz de Zacate Grande"un grupo de policia de la D.N.I.C-DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL INVESTIGACIÓN CRIMINAL-formado de 6 hombres y 2 mujeres,con un mandato de inspeción por parte del Ministerio Publico,para averiguar sobre la construcion de un Hotel según ellos situado al lado de la radio,y para avisarle a la gente de la radio sobre un posible  orden de captura por no haber respetado el orden de cierre de la radio,hecho que ha ocurrido en junio pasado y en donde la policia habia cercado la radio con una cinta utilizada para ellos en las escena de crimen.En aquel dia fueron denunciad@s ochos personas.

El crimen que esa gente ha cometido,segun la policia dijo,es tambien de daño a la persona de Miguel Facussé.

Los compas,con grande audacia, no hicieron entrar a esa gente,la cual se quedó a fuera del terreno de la radio sacando fotos.

Hay que  decir tambien que el "hotel" en cuestion es en realidad el campamento para observadores de derechos umanos,y que está siendo terminado en esos dias.

El acoso continuo por parte de ese grupo sigue siendo la parte más peligrosa para el Movimiento,lo cual está luchando dias tras dias para que las cosas cambien definitivamente.

Es tambien ridiculo pensar que aqui se esté construiendo un hotel,cuando en la zona de la radio sabemos todos que llega el agua solamente una hora cada tres dias.Aunque esto, se está encontrando cualquier tipo de escamoteo para desalojarlos de esa tierra,la cual les recuerdo es parte de una de las playas por las que  Facussé pelea.

Lamentablemente durante los hechos ocurridos yo no estaba presente,porque estaba en la  comunidad de Los Huatales.

Sin embargo gracias a los compas,se pudo sacar fotos a la policia.

Bueno compañeros sigamos en contacto por cualquier cosa.

 

desde Puerto Grande

Alessandro de C.I.C.A Colectivo Italia Centro America

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