Teotihuacan Motozintla, Chiapas.
April 5, 2000.

Señor Erman Go'mez Ferna'ndez

By means of this official letter, we are contacting you concerning the burning that took place here in this town last night:

This fire in the houses which were burned included 11 residences at 7:00 AM on Wednesday.

In other matters, it is being said that the judicial police are coming to dislocate us, along with the "OSE SIEMPRE" organization. And, in addition, they are approaching in order to burn down the church we have here in this town.

Also, in addition, they are trying to burn down Se~or A'ngel Go'mez' house, for which reason he is not there at this time. Because of the comments, all of us will go without working today, waiting for what might happen. Because there are rumors that at 11:00 or 12:00 AM we will all be dislocated, and, if it does not happen during the day, it is planned for the night. And we have not slept, having kept guard all night long, and, if there are some compa~eros who could join us today, their accompaniment would be better. Therefore, we want you to see all of this, we are waiting for the response of help.

Treasurer of the Ejidal Commission
Juan Ferna'ndez Lucas

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