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Insulza Condemns Monterrey Massacre Perpetrated by Organized Crime

  August 26, 2011

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, condemned the massacre carried out last night in Monterrey, Mexico, resulting in the deaths of 52 people, and he expressed his concern about this new instance of massive crime afflicting Mexican society. “Only political will, persistence and coordinated action between governments of the region can produce results in the frontal war against organized crime,” he said.

Insulza highlighted the fierce combat Mexico is waging against crime and especially praised “the decision by the government of President Felipe Calderón to commit all of the institutional resources of the Mexican State in a fight that is as hard as it is difficult, and which our Organization will support in whatever way necessary.”

Secretary General Insulza expressed “sadness and indignation before this new tragedy affecting people that gives clear signs of wishing to move forward towards development and wellbeing, in a peaceful way,” and shared his wish for Mexican justice to find and condemn those responsible.

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Reference: E-804/11