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Historic leader of Mexican guerrilla exhumed and buried

13. December 2002

Lucio Cabanas, leader of the Party of the Poor, who was killed in the early 70ies was exhumed in a village in the mountains of Guerrero. In a large procession of thousands of his followers his remains were carried to Chilpancingo, the capital of Guererro, were he was buried without official authorisation. Among the organisers there have been former members of the guerrilla, long term political prisoners, local peasant organisations as well as national political organisations like IDP (Popular Democratic Left which forms part of the Anti-imperialist Camp).