o Zetas prefer that the shelter of Ixtepec stay open
o PRI Government spread negative images of Central Americans, he points out.
o He insists that he will not accept a bureaucratic position in the Church
Ixtepec, Oaxaca “Two members of the Zeta Cartel told me here, inside the shelter: “Do you think that we cannot kill you? We don’t do it because if we do, the shelter will close and then the migrants will go to other places, we will have to look for them everywhere! We prefer that they stay here” the catholic priest Alejandro Solalinde Guerra, stated in an interview. Solalinde is responsible for the shelter Hermanos Del Camino.
“It is different here than in Lecheria (passing point of immigrants in the state of Mexico). One of those responsible for causing us many problems is drug traffickers. We are not perusing them, because we are not police. I am not a policeman; I wasn’t placed here to chase drug traffickers. But, they are the ones that harm the immigrants and I have had to intervene,” he adds.
The criminalization against the migrants has been very high. However, one positive change is the PRD town city council has changed their attitude.
He notes that the PRI government, spread in the media a very bad image of the immigrants. Central Americans that are passing by the shelter, are targeted by the government and organized crime groups.