audio by guest cristina ahuerbach
60:38 minutes (55.52 MB)
MEXICO EDITION Textile workers are still on strike in Ocotlán, Jalisco, and labor authorities have not forced the owner of the company to pay them. Owner Manuel Saba Masri declared bankruptcy in what was the first textile factory in Mexico. In Coahuila, the widows of the 65 miners who died in Pasta de Conchos will receive between 60 and 80 pesos per day in pensions, after the Secretary of Labor lost a case against the Industrial Mexico Mining Company. Those affected by the decision say Mexico has a feudal government. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts this edition of the Voz Pública series from Mexico City.
Guest: Cristina Ahuerbach, Member, Equipo Nacional de Pastoral Laboral, Mexico City.
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
MEXICO EDITION. The assassination of a U.S. immigration agent in Mexican territory sparks discussion in both countries about Mexico’s war against drug trafficking and the U.S.’s role in stopping the wave of violence in Mexico. Listeners call on Washington to control the flow of arms to Mexico and to stop drug consumption in the U.S. Meanwhile, negotiations are announced to rescue the bodies of the 65 miners killed five years ago in the Pasta de Conchos mine in the state of Coahuila,. However, the miners’ families claim the chain of institutional and private corruption that caused the accident remains. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City.
Guests: Cristina Ahuerbach, Member of Organization, Familia Pasta de Conchos, Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, Mexico; Tania Muñoz Martínez, daughter of miner Jorge Bladimir Muñoz, Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, Mexico.
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
MEXICO EDITION. Seven years after the accident in the Pasta de Conchos mine in Coahuila, Mexico's attorney general's office announced it will carry out a new investigation to determine if it is possible to recover the bodies of the 63 miners who were buried there in February 2006. During the monthly mass held by family members, in front of the installations of the mining company Industrial Minera México, it was reported that in the last seven years, 94 miners have died in accidents on the job, without any official investigation of their deaths. It was also reported that of the 15,000 miners actively employed, only 1,300 are registered with Social Security. Meanwhile, the government of the state of Coahuila has an annual budget of 450 million pesos to administer the buying and selling of coal in the region.