The family of 16-year-old Jose-Antonio-Elena-Rodriguez, killed by the

bullet of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent who was standing on the U.S. side

of the border, at the young man's funeral, Oct. 14.



#YoSoy132 'Too Busy' for Teenager Killed By U.S. Border Patrol (El Arsenal, Mexico)


"A U.S. Border Patrol agent killed Mexican Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on Wednesday with eight bullets in his back. He was 16 years old, on the Mexican side of the frontier, and shot from the north side of the border. ... But #YoSoy132 remains silent about his murder, which, by the way, is the third murder committed by the U.S. Border Patrol since July 8."


By Ruben Cortes


Translated By Florizul Acosta-Perez


October 19, 2012


Mexico - El Arsenal - Original Article (Spanish)

A logo for #YoSoy132, a Mexican protest movement centered on democratization of the country and its media. It began as opposition to Institutional Revolutionary Party candidate Enrique Pena Nieto and the media's allegedly biased coverage of the 2012 election. The name 'Yo Soy 132', Spanish for 'I Am 132'. The first 131 were students who began the movement by posting a video on YouTube after the government used force to break up a peaceful protest.  


KGUN TV, TUCSON, AZ: The grandmother of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez speaks out about her family's loss, Oct. 15, 00:02:38.RealVideo

It is a shame that the youth movement #YoSoy132 has become a caricature (grotesque to some), since a country in which more than half its 113 million are under 25 years old requires a youth movement.


A U.S. Border Patrol agent killed Mexican Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on Wednesday with eight bullets in his back. He was 16 years old and was shot from the north side of the border toward Nogales.


[Editor's Note: #YoSoy132 shares similarities with the Occupy movement in the U.S. and other countries, and emerged during the recently-ended Mexican presidential campaign. The group, which is primarily comprised of young people, fights for freedom of the press, true democracy, and genuinely free elections.]


Nevertheless, #YoSoy132 couldn't give a damn that compatriot, especially such a young compatriot, died after being shot by the agent of a foreign power who "felt his life endangered" when the young man threw rocks at him from 30 meters away [about 100 feet].


[Editor's Note: The U.S. Border Patrol, responding to reports that people were climbing the border fence in Arizona, opened fire on a group of teenagers hurling rocks at them from the Mexican side of the border, killing 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.]


With this crime, #YoSoy132 has kept a hateful silence. Jeez! So then it shouldn't turn around and try to present a goat, two turkeys, a piece of cloth, two shopping carts, a pig and two ducks as “proof” that the Electoral Tribunal should invalidate the last presidential election.


For that, the group held marches and classified "evidence" presented by Andrés Manuel López Obrador as matters of national security, which included two bottle openers, 153 glasses, one piece of cloth, 96 tortilla holders, 5 Tupperware flasks, 12 thermal food containers, ten cups, 12 post cards, 25 calendars and four hats.


Instead, they remain silent about Jose Antonio’s murder, which, by the way, is the third murder committed by the U.S. Border Patrol since July 8, when 37-years-old Juan Pablo Santillan was shot on the Los Tomates-Texas bridge.


But it was on July 8 that #YoSoy132 was busy breaking into 180 stores of the Soriana supermarket chain, shouting “from Chetumal to Tijuana, don't buy in Soriana,” - “People, protest or you'll never get out of this,” and “if there is imposition, there will be revolution.”


On September 6, the Border Patrol killed another Mexican: 36-year-old Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza, in Laredo, Texas. Oh, but then #YoSoy132 was busy protesting the fact that the Electoral Tribunal had dismissed Obrador's “evidence” -  the goat, the 36 tortilla holders, etc. …





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And now they don't have the time to raise their voice or limit their intense activity on social networks to denounce the murder of Jose Antonio, who was shot in the back by the Border Patrol, which fired 14 times and hit him eight.


Andy Adame, spokesperson of the Border Patrol in Tucson, Arizona, justified the crime with the argument ,"when an agent thinks his life, other life of another agent to be in danger, there is no line at the border."

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Yet the truncated life of this teenage compatriot means nothing to #YoSoy132.


No - what they care about, their business, is to break into stores and schools that were closed on Election Day, and issue anonymous threats through social networks … simple vandalism.


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