spokesperson for APPO, arrested December 3,
From "The Memoirs, Volume Two" -
I have known Marcelino for years; he was a worker bee in the City Hall
and always supportive of my work and different projects of the Frente
and we always said a big hello. He became an official in the city
hall workers' union and during the APPO movement the union was very active in
its support of the strikers. ...
- Bill Wolf
On December 4, three days after being named president
of Mexico, Felipe
Calderón announced that he would be opening negociations with the APPO.
Spokespersons Flavio Sosa, Marcelino Coache and several other APPO members traveled
from Oaxaca to Mexico City to the offices of the Secretariat of
Government. When they entered the offices for the meeting, they
were arrested and sent to four different high-security
prisons throughout Mexico where they have been held without charges
since that time.
Below, fourth from the left, Marcelino Coache is
arrested in the offices of the government, Mexico City, December 4,
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On the 18 of April, 2007, Marcelino's co-workers
appealed for his freedom as a prisoner of conscience.
On May 31, 2007, it was announced that Marcelino
Coache would be released. No formal charges were ever filed.
Marcelino shared an emotional homecoming with his family.
A few days later he appeared again in his role as
spokesperson for the APPO, June 21, 2007.
Marcelino recently spoke out against corruption in City Hall, showing
that city accountants had fabricated a major theft ("robo") to avoid
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