Mexican music in Cambridge for the 43... They took them alive,...
Today 26 of June, 8 months after the tragic events in Iguala, Mexican Music had sounded in Cambridge to remind us of the humans rights crisis that Mexico is living. There are not just 43, there are lots more... where are they?Posted by Cambridge-Mexico Solidarity on Viernes, 26 de junio de 2015
Today 26 of June, 9 months after the tragic events in Iguala, Mexican Music has sounded in Cambridge to remind us of the humans rights crisis that Mexico is living.
Apoyo a las familias de la Guarderia ABC en Cambridge, Inglaterra/Support to the families of the Guarderia ABC in Cambridge.
Nosotros no los olvidamos!
Toma una foto de un juguete solo y posteala en tu muro en apoyo de las familias de los 49 niñ@s que murieron en la Guarderia ABC y quienes aun no han tenido justicia.
We won't forget you!
Take a photo of a lonely toy and post it on your wall,
to show support to the families of the 49 children
who died on a blaze 6 years a go in Mexico, and who are still seeking for justice.
The ABC Day Care Center Fire in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, took place on Friday, June 5, 2009. Thirty children died that day and the death toll subsequently rose as additional children succumbed to their injuries. As of June 7th, 44 toddlers and infants were reported killed as a result of the blaze. Five additional children died in the coming weeks, raising the final death toll to 49. Over 40 infants and toddlers and six adults were hospitalized with burns
The blaze started at 3pm (2200 GMT) on Friday, June 5, 2009. It was initially reported that the fire began in a tire warehouse next door and then spread to the child care center. Further investigation revealed that the actual source was a different warehouse, one operated by the state government. Within just a few minutes the fire caused the collapse of a roof section which fell on the children, infants and employees below. One of the first responders on the scene reported that all children were unconscious or dead and there were no sounds of children crying.
Firefighters took two hours to contain the blaze
The investigation determined that the cause of the fire was a malfunctioning of the air conditioning unit in the neighboring warehouse. Also, the warehouse was not equipped with fire extinguishers or smoke alarms.
"The fire was caused by the overheating of an air conditioner due to continuous and prolonged use," said Attorney-General Eduardo Medina Mora. The air conditioner melted its aluminum housing and spread to license plates and paper work in the state government warehouse. The warehouse was closed and empty when the fire started.
There were later suspicions that the warehouse fire was started intentionally.
The investigation revealed that the child care center's fire alarms did not alert staff to the fire because they were installed below a brightly colored ceiling tarpaulin. It is believed that smoke filled the area between the warehouse's high roof and the false ceiling created by the tarp. When the tarp caught fire, smoke and flames collapsed onto the slumbering daycare infants and instantly filled the daycare with thick smoke.
Investigations further revealed revealed that in 2005 the day care center owners had been advised to remove the tarp, widen the main entrance, and increase auxiliary fire exits to bring them up to fire regulation size. Subsequent safety inspections passed without the work being carried out and contracts were re-awarded for the continued operation of the center.
The center was not equipped with water sprinklers which would have automatically engaged in the event of a fire. A marked emergency exit was bolted shut and one mother at the child care reported that no one was able to obtain the key. Hermosillo Fire Department Chief Martín Lugo reported that, although the facility had recently passed a safety inspection, the fire alarms for the building were not installed correctly. Parents stated that although the daycare had 20 on staff, only six were on duty on the Friday of the blaze. In addition, the center was set up for pre-school children aged two to four, but Governor Bours had reported that younger infants were being cared for in the center.
El 5 de Junio del 2009 parecía ser un día común y corriente, pero - para 49 familias - en cuestión de minutos se convirtió en una de las peores pesadillas que cualquier ser humano podría enfrentar: perder a un hijo.
El incendio de la Guardería ABC no fue un accidente, fue el resultado de la inoperancia, de la corrupción y de la negligencia del gobierno.
Ya han pasado 6 años, y los padres y madres del ABC continúan su lucha por la justicia con una fortaleza ejemplar. Ya han tocando todas las puertas y ventanas del país, y han paseado sus carriolas vacías por todas las plazas públicas buscando encontrar en nosotros la sed de justicia que nos haga despertar y unirnos por nuestros niños y niñas.
Hasta hoy, ningún funcionario responsable ha sido castigado por la negligencia que se llevó 49 vidas inocentes. Ante la falta de respuesta y voluntad del gobierno mexicano, las familias han presentado el caso a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. Esto puede cambiarlo todo - si la Comisión acepta el caso se podrían hacer las investigaciones para conseguir justicia y poner en práctica las garantías necesarias para evitar una tragedia similar.
Firma la peticion aqui:
Este gran esfuerzo lleva el sello de los colectivos de mexicanos que vivimos en el extrangero y la fuerza de otros colectivos que se unen en solidaridad a la lucha por justicia en Mexico, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." (Hellen Keller)
Photo by Peter Nixon
We want to actively contribute to the construction of a just society in Mexico. We represent a number of different nationalities, including Mexicans, who are all resident in Cambridge, UK.