Ulises Ruiz reappears in Oaxaca, and is uncovered as an independent presidential candidate

Oaxaca, Oax.- Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, former governor of Oaxaca, who is blamed for the violence against teachers in 2006 reappeared in the capital of Oaxaca, to announce his aspiration to be an independent candidate for the Presidency of the Republic in 2024.

In a meeting with the media, Ruiz Ortiz said that he has not yet registered with the National Electoral Institute (INE), but that his campaign will be “on the ground”, and that his main objective is to turn Mexico into a world power.

While offering the media conference, a group of professors who claimed to be from the Section 22 of the CNTE yelled “murderer” at him outside the site.

They remembered that Ulises Ruiz “is not welcome in Oaxaca, so his presence is not welcome in the entity.”

The former Oaxacan president said that the protest had been financed by José Manuel Vera Salinas, current executive secretary of the Oaxaca Public Security System.

Ruiz Ortiz denied the accusations that exist against him about violence against teachers during his government.

“There is no resolution issued by the Supreme Court where I am accused of such responsibility for what happened in 2006, the investigations were carried out and there is nothing against me”.

16 years and justice does not come for the teachers in Oaxaca

June 14, 2006, is a black day for Oaxaca. The members of section 22 of the CNTE recalled that during the early morning more than 700 uniformed members of the Preventive Police of Oaxaca violently evicted them from the sit-in they were carrying out for 23 days in the Zócalo.

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The violence spread for more than six months, where groups and organizations joined together, as well as neighborhoods and sections, the balance was 30 extrajudicial executions, 381 injured, more than 200 cases of torture and 311 arrests.

The civil organization Code DH highlights that 16 years after 2006, they continue to demand justice and truth, because “without justice in Oaxaca there are no changes.”

“There were people unjustly detained and tortured as a result of those events, they are still waiting for their case to be investigated and the guilty to be punished; documented extrajudicial executions continue to await justice. And the list is long,” he concluded.


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