Blessings Brothers and Sisters, this message is to request your prompt assistance to protect our cultural and spiritual legacy that is being torn from our community.
Recently the Mexico City Government proposed and intends to change the name of the Train Station called “Ethiopia”. (Mexico) to “Plaza de Transparencia”, therefore we request your urgent support to file a complaint and stop these changes that will undoubtedly affect our heritage as sons and daughters of Rastafari in Mexico.
We request your support by signing the petition which will subsequently be submitted to the appropriate authorities and the manager of the station.
It should be clear why it is important to preserve for InI this monumental heritage and we request the assistance of ones and ones to keep alive our cultural heritage.
This is the link where you can read the complete article that appeared yesterday in the newspaper El Universal:
Imail your support to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign the petition
ESTRELLA NEGRA MÉXICO
(Black Star Line, Rastafari organizacion)
Below is attached a brief documentation on cultural relations between Mexico and Ethiopia:
“The historic visit of the Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I to Mexico in June 1954, is still held n the collective memory of the Mexican people, gaining the affection and admiration of all who had the opportunity to meet him personally.
This friendly relationship between the two nations began when Ethiopia was attacked by Benito Mussulini’s fascist forces in 1935, under the legal representation of the Mexican diplomatic Isidro Fabela, Mexico became one of the few countries which stood up in the Ethiopia’s cause at the League of Nations.
At that time, the Mexican nation ruled by Lázaro Cárdenas, who lead the country in a firm stance in the defense of human rights and world peace.
Since that historic visit, relations were established between Mexico and Ethiopia, not only a friendly relationship, but also cultural exchanges organised by the Ethiopian-Mexican Relation Institute. In addition a public school was created named Ethiopia, the Ethiopia Plaza was also built. This is now reduced to a station on Line 3 of the Mexico City Train Service. Here in June 22 1954 the Emperor unveiled a plaque, that for some strange reason, has gone missing at this present time. “(Pive Dread)