Thursday - May 23, 2019

Former president of Mexico’s new MORENA Party was murdered


by the El Reportero’s wire services

The remains of the prominent political leader, engineer Humberto Ortiz-García, former President of the MORENA party Jalisco, who had been reported missing for several days, was found inside a car with bullet holes in the chest and the skull. The finding took place in the State of Colima, municipality of Manzanillo, Mexico.

A native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Ortiz-García had a long career as political activist of the left, in which he participated since the mid 80s, when he occupied a candidacy for the Mexican Workers Party, founded by the social fighter Heberto Castillo.

Engineer in agronomy, he worked in areas of communication where he held the position of vice director of Radio Universidad de Guadalajara, the head of production for channel 7 and series producer of political parties in the then Federal Electoral Institute.

In 2006 participated in Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidential campaign and, after the election of 2012, apart from collaborating in the foundation of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA, in Spanish).

Said former DF Mayor and presidential candidate, Andrés López Obrador on his Twitter account: “In 15 days 2 MORENA leaders killed, Armando Morales of Mexico City and Humberto Ortíz de Jalisco.”

“A great man, who is heard to speak for generations”, said Gabriel Quintero on his Facebook account.

Other comments on Facebook:

Luis Fernando Torres: “We are indignant, but we will continue, we will carry the ideals of Humberto as a flag, we will not give up until victory.”

Javier Delgadillo: God has you in His glory, He knows very well the intentions of the heart and knows your struggle for the people in most need of justice.

Pedro Mariscal: “Of high-quality human, inclusive, tolerant and supportive. “Regret deeply his violent death and demand, as many of his friends and brethren do, the solving of this crime that rarefies even more the climate of insecurity that is has taken over the State of Colima and great part of our country.”

Panchito Quintero: “A thorough, wise man anything who knew any subject matter you talked with him. Thank you brother-in-law for your wise advice and for being part of my family, a great big hug all the way to heaven.”

He is survived by his mother, his wife Berta Yolanda Quintero and two sons, Carlos Humberto y Patricio and three sisters.

Teachers and Parents of the 43 Teaching Students March in Mexico City

Members of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE, in Spanish) and parents of the 43 missing teaching students of Ayotzinapa, marched on Aug. 16 to the Ministry of the Interior in Mexico City.

The protest took place prior to the meeting that has been scheduled by the CNTE with officials of that body.

Resulting from the agreements adopted last Sunday in the Representative National Assembly, CNTE members demonstrated outside the premises of the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP, in Spanish), to demand the repeal of the educational reform.
Several speakers stated they would not allow the start of lessons at the beginning of the next school term (scheduled for Monday 22nd) if the resumption of dialogue with the Interior Ministry and the presentation of concrete proposals and attention to their demands were not taken seriously.

Meanwhile, Felipe de la Cruz, a spokesman for the parents of the missing 43 teaching students reiterated their demand that the soldiers involved in their disappearance be questioned and investigated.