‘Bored with life’: What happens when you live with the dead?
The death of an Argentinean farmer who was shot dead in his home by a masked gunman during a fight with his neighbors has raised new questions about the dangers of living alone in Argentina.
The man’s killing, in front of his family and close friends, was widely covered in Argentina’s media, and a national inquiry has been launched into the incident.
But the killing itself raised questions about how people who live alone are perceived by the public.
A few months ago, Argentina’s public prosecutor said he was “dismayed” that some of the victims of the death of Eduardo Rocha, 70, who was killed in March, were not receiving any answers.
“It is the first time I’ve heard of a case in Argentina where someone was killed by the police in a public place,” said Carlos de Sousa, the prosecutor who is leading the inquiry.
“It is not something that we have done in other countries.”
The case is being investigated by the National Police and the National Council of the Armed Forces.
It has yet to be confirmed whether there is a connection between the incident and the death in April of the Argentinean novelist Carlos Vidal, who died in a hospital.
His murder sparked widespread protests against the government in Buenos Aires, as well as a nationwide investigation into a number of alleged police crimes.
Rocha was gunned down in his farmhouse in the town of San Juan de la María in the province of Baja California, a state that is home to many indigenous peoples and where Rochas parents are members of the Cholucan indigenous people.
Rocháns death sparked widespread outrage and protests in Argentina, where many accused the government of failing to protect the rights of indigenous people who make up about 10 percent of the population.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is also a member of the ruling coalition, has said that her government is “not in favor of a death penalty” and that her goal is to “bring justice to those who commit crimes.”
Her comments have raised the ire of the right-wing National Party, which is now leading in the polls in Argentina and is expected to win control of the legislature for the first-time in over a decade.
But other right-leaning parties have criticized her remarks and called for a “free and fair” inquiry into Rochay s death.
“We believe that justice is not only a matter of right, but also a matter that concerns us all,” Rochar’s wife, Gloria, said.
“There is a need to get answers.”‘
A nightmare’Rochá’s case sparked protests, and the president has called for the investigation to be completed before Argentina’s Congress.
A bill was introduced in parliament last week that would provide for a special inquiry into the killing.
The bill, however, has yet.
Some opposition parties are demanding a special investigation into the death, but Fernángez has rejected calls for a full investigation.
Rochez, a respected writer and journalist, was known for his provocative and personal style, but was also widely praised for his writing about indigenous peoples, especially in the region of Chiapas, which he wrote about in his books.
Rocío said that when he was writing about the Chiapassas, he saw a community of “honest people who are living in harmony and peace,” who are being murdered in front “of their children and grandchildren.”
“He was a man who was not afraid to say things that the media could not,” Rocío, who also goes by the nickname of Dibujol, said of Roché.
“He said things that were true, that were right, and that made people laugh and cry.”‘
My life is a dream’Rocheys mother said that she hoped that Roches death would “serve as a warning to those people who believe that they can do anything and that they are not worthy of respect.”
“I don’t think I can change the fact that I am a victim of violence.
I am the victim of this,” said Roche, whose real name is Eduardo Javier.
“My life has a nightmare, because I am always looking for the next thing.”
Rochey has been traveling to Argentina regularly for the past few months, but he said that his trip to the country was his last.
“I’m not going to return to Argentina.
My life is not the same,” he said.