Interview of Pavel Blanco, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Mexico (Partido Comunista Mexicano, PCM), to the International Communist Press / August 20, 2016.
the recent years, violence in Mexico, both related to drug
trafficking groups, or as a part of a clearly paramilitary activity
against the progressive forces, organizations and people and
especially the communists has been on the rise. Your Party, PCM has
also suffered attacks of these paramilitary forces. What are the
causes of this wave of violence and what will be the consequences of
this situation in the context of the class struggle? Can you also
comment on the relation of this situation with the U.S. imperialism
that never ceased to mark its presence in Mexico?
of all, I would like to send my brotherly greetings to the Communist
Party of Turkey, with whom we share the same line in the
revolutionary regrouping of the international communist movement. We
will do everything to reiterate our solidarity on the face of the
political events that violently convulse the class struggle there.
Mexico it is possible to literally observe the face of capitalism
that Marx was speaking of. It drips mud and blood from all its pores.
The wave of violence that shakes us with more than 200,000 dead in 10
years is not a system failure. Rather, it is the logical consequence
of capitalism that consists of barbarianism, terror, uncertainties,
hunger and death. The so-called war of narco-trafficking, in which
the Mexican state is directly involved, is a process of
re-accommodation of markets, routes and stakeholders in order to
control this business, which is laundered rapidly through financial
investments, and sectors such as the real estate and production.
Here we don’t only refer to the agricultural industry but also to
the branches such as metals, mechanics, iron and steel and
extractivism. So, it is a process of amplification of accumulation
and a new economic branch that rapidly generates consequences for
politics. The money buys the political parties, candidates, elected
state officers, mayors, MPs, senators and governors, all of which
strongly influence the presidency of the republic.