I can’t stop missing Brad lately. I think it’s the changing seasons.
There’s a lot to write about, now, almost two years afterwards. Many questions remain unanswered. Yesterday, the La Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CNDH) released a report finding that the report into the murder investigation by the Attorney General for the State of Oaxaca contained irregularities.
Last week, the badly decomposed body of 20-year-old Marcella Grace Eiler was found 80 miles south of Oaxaca City. Marcella had lived for a month with the family of a person who witnessed Brad’s murder, and the details about her killing are still murky. A man named Omar Yoguez Singu has confessed to killing her with a machete after an argument.
Both Brad and Marceclla had worked to support and document the fight of la Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca (APPO).
I’ve been trying to write about the intersections of his murder, the Merida Initiative, and Mexican politics, but it’s still too raw and difficult.