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22.02.2008

Mexico recognizes Holodomor as genocide

   

On 19 February the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Mexico passed a resolution with regard to the 75th anniversary of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine.

 The resolution reads:

“The Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Mexico expresses its solidarity with the people of Ukraine in connection with the 75th anniversary of Holodomor 1932-1933, deeming this tragic event to have been an act of genocide, and calls [on all] to prevent any such events in the future”

Of decisive importance for Mexico which is sensitive to the issue of human rights adherence in passing this resolution was information provided by specialists during the discussion. The parliamentarians learned, for example, that during the years of Holodomor, the manmade famine, when each minute saw 17 victims, each day almost 25 thousand peasants, 8 to 10 million people died.

Mexico becomes one of the most influential countries of Latin America whose legislative bodies have not only expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian people, but have declared Holodomor to have been an act of genocide.  The other countries are Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru.

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