Two mothers arrested as remains of 63 workers are left underground
[Translation of an article from La Jornada of Mexico City for May 8. See also "Mexican authorities retake Cananea mine" posted here on June 7.]
By Patricia Muñoz Ríos and Leopoldo Ramos
The Familia Pasta de Conchos reports that early yesterday morning, after the violent removal of workers from the Cananea mine, managers of Grupo México also took over the facilities of the number eight mine, where 65 miners died more than three years ago, and that “the state police of Coahuila, in 20 patrol cars, escorted luxury automobiles carrying company representatives” as they entered the facility.
The organization declares that the police arrested two women, the mothers of dead miners, who “were forced into a patrol car with blows and shoving,” for which a complaint will be filed with the Ministerio Público. (more…)