2007.02.19: February 19, 2007: Headlines: COS - Mexico: Counterinsurgency: Criticism: Chiapas Centro de Medios Independients: Elio Henríquez escribe: Cuerpos de Paz en San Cristóbal de las Casas

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Mexico: Peace Corps Mexico : The Peace Corps in Mexico: 2007.02.19: February 19, 2007: Headlines: COS - Mexico: Counterinsurgency: Criticism: Chiapas Centro de Medios Independients: Elio Henríquez writes: Five members of the Peace Corps, a U.S. government-sponsored organization accused of performing counterinsurgency activities in several countries in the past, have been incorporated as "volunteers" in strategic departments of ECOSUR: 2007.02.19: February 19, 2007: Headlines: COS - Mexico: Counterinsurgency: Criticism: Chiapas Centro de Medios Independients: Elio Henríquez escribe: Cuerpos de Paz en San Cristóbal de las Casas

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Elio Henríquez escribe: Cuerpos de Paz en San Cristóbal de las Casas

Elio Henríquez  escribe: Cuerpos de Paz en San Cristóbal de las Casas

La presencia de los "voluntarios" ha acusado inconformidad y preocupación entre varios de loa 40 investigadores que laboran en la ciudad ubicada en esta ciudad, por las repercusiones que pudiera tener para la institución. Algunos investigadores que aceptaron hablar sobre el tema con la condición de que no se publique su nombre, dijeron las autoridades de Ecosur no les consultaron la decisión de incorporar a miembros de los Cuerpos de Paz. Precisaron que los cinco estadounidense trabajan desde el 8 de enero pasado en las áreas de informática, vinculación y desarrollo institucional, las cuales son consideradas como "estratégicas". El coordinador de los Cuerpos de Paz en México, Byron Battle, confirmó que desde el 8 de enero cinco "cooperantes" trabajan en Ecosur. Reconoció que la agrupación, que nació en 1961y actualmente tiene ocho mil "voluntarios" distribuidos en 75 países, ha sido acusada de realizar actividades contrainsurgencia, pero aseguro que "es falso". Entrevistado en esta ciudad, comentó que en algunos países donde han estado, se han generado "sospechas "al respecto, pero "no es cierto, si no, ya abríamos cancelado el programa". Aseguró que la agrupación, no tiene relación con el Departamento de Estado, aunque es patrocinada con recursos de gobierno, que son aprobados por el Congreso. "No es para promover la política extranjera de los Estados Unidos, sino para darle la oportunidad a nuestra gente de conocer otros países, por dos años como mínimo", precisó.

Elio Henríquez escribe: Cuerpos de Paz en San Cristóbal de las Casas

Un presunto grupo contrainsurgente se suma al Ecosur

ELIO HENRIQUEZ

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., 12 de febrero. Cinco integrantes de la organización Cuerpos de Paz, patrocinada por el gobierno de Estados Unidos ­que en varios países ha sido acusada de realizar actividades de contrainsurgencia­, se incorporaron como "voluntarios" a áreas estratégicas en El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (Ecosur), con sede en esta ciudad.

La presencia de los nuevos integrantes ha causado inconformidad y preocupación entre varios de los 40 investigadores que laboran en el centro público de investigación científica, por las repercusiones que pudiera tener para éste.

Investigadores que solicitaron el anonimato denunciaron que las autoridades de la institución no consultaron la decisión de incorporarlos, en enero pasado.

Señalaron que fue la semana pasada cuando los "voluntarios" fueron presentados con el resto del personal, durante una reunión efectuada en el auditorio de la institución.

Comentaron que muchos de los asistentes a dicho encuentro cuestionaron la presencia de los estadunidenses, porque en varias naciones ya han sido vinculados con la Agencia Central de Inteligencia y la realización de actividades de contrainsurgencia.

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Cuerpos de Paz en San Cristóbal de las Casas

-Llega hoy el embajador de EE. UU. A nuestra ciudad.

Elio Henríquez

La Foja Coleta, febrero 13, 2007.- Desde el 8 de enero de este año, cinco integrantes de la organización Cuerpos de Paz, patrocinado por el gobierno de Estados Unidos y en que varios países ha sido acusado de realizar actividades de contrainsurgencia, se incorporaron como "voluntarios" a áreas estratégicas de El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, con sede en esta ciudad .

la presencia de los "voluntarios" ha acusado inconformidad y preocupación entre varios de loa 40 investigadores que laboran en la ciudad ubicada en esta ciudad, por las repercusiones que pudiera tener para la institución.

Algunos investigadores que aceptaron hablar sobre el tema con la condición de que no se publique su nombre, dijeron las autoridades de Ecosur no les consultaron la decisión de incorporar a miembros de los Cuerpos de Paz.

Afirmaron que fue hasta la semana pasada cuando fueron presentados durante una reunión, efectuada en el auditorio de la unidad ubicada en esta ciudad. Agregaron que en dicha reunión, muchos de lo asistentes cuestionaron la presencia de los "voluntarios" porque en varios países se les ha vinculado con la Agencia Central de Inteligencia (CIA, por sus siglas en ingles ) y en actividades de contrainsurgencia, y además, cada uno de los cinco "cooperantes" recibe cuatro mil pesos al mes, cuando los directivas hecho recortes importantes, argumentando falta de presupuesto.

Precisaron que los cinco estadounidense trabajan desde el 8 de enero pasado en las áreas de informática, vinculación y desarrollo institucional, las cuales son consideradas como "estratégicas".

El coordinador de los Cuerpos de Paz en México, Byron Battle, confirmó que desde el 8 de enero cinco "cooperantes" trabajan en Ecosur. Reconoció que la agrupación, que nació en 1961y actualmente tiene ocho mil "voluntarios" distribuidos en 75 países, ha sido acusada de realizar actividades contrainsurgencia, pero aseguro que "es falso".

Entrevistado en esta ciudad, comentó que en algunos países donde han estado, se han generado "sospechas "al respecto, pero "no es cierto, si no, ya abríamos cancelado el programa".

Aseguró que la agrupación, no tiene relación con el Departamento de Estado, aunque es patrocinada con recursos de gobierno, que son aprobados por el Congreso. "No es para promover la política extranjera de los Estados Unidos, sino para darle la oportunidad a nuestra gente de conocer otros países, por dos años como mínimo", precisó.

Dijo que los "voluntarios" no reciben salario, sólo el dinero necesario para gastos de estancia fuera del país. Explicó que el Congreso autorizó para este año, 330 millones de dólares para este fin. Aseguró que en México hay 35 "cooperantes" en 10 centros de investigación, gracias a un acuerdo firmado con el Consejo Nacional para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (CONACYT), y este año se sumarán otros 35 (16 en marzo y 21 de octubre), como resultado de un acuerdo con la Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) para trabajar en la Comisión Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (CONANP) y en la Comisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR)

Battle llegó a San Cristóbal este lunes para hablar con los "voluntarios".Este martes tendrá una reunión de trabajo con el embajador de Estados Unidos en México, Antonio Garza, y con la subsecretaria de Estado de Estados Unidos, Karen Nuges, quienes realizaron una visita a esta ciudad, acompañados por el gobernador Juan Sabines Guerrero.

Se sabe que los visitantes tendrán varias actividades en esta ciudad, pero la agenda no fue dada a conocer a los medios de comunicación. Sólo se sabe que llegarán a partir de las 9 horas.




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