Fuerza Migrante condemns murder of immigrant in Tulum, Mexico and demands justice
New York, March 29th, 2021
Fuerza Migrante condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza, a Salvadorean immigrant who died over the weekend in Tulum, Quintana Roo, México, at the hands of the municipal police, and calls for a thorough investigation so that those responsible can face justice.
“We join our voices with those of other civil organizations inside and outside Mexico so that Salazar Arriaza’s crime does not go unpunished. We expect that those responsible will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the Binational Council of Fuerza Migrante stated.
Mexican Federal and state authorities are no strangers to the abuses of migrants and in particular those suffered by Mexicans in the United States. It is only fair that they proceed expeditiously to determine the reason or reasons for the abuse by police in Tulum that caused Ms. Salazar Arraiza’s death.
In the visible excessive use of force, four municipal police officers, three men and a woman in Tulum, arrested the 36-year-old Salvadorean mother of two children last Saturday, and provoked her death.
A recent report by Amnesty International accused Quintana Roo’s state police of physical and sexual abuse against women protesting domestic and gender violence, as well as femicides in the state.