Monday, June 21, 2010

48 more dead

The mayor of the town of Guadalupe Distrito Bravos, Chihuahua was murdered in his home yesterday. Jesús Manuel Lara had been receiving threats over the last few months because of his outspoken stance against organized crime in his town. He had recently moved to Juárez for his safety but gunmen had hunted him down in his new residence. In the city of Chihuahua 3 members of a family, including an 8 year old child, were beaten to death and their bodies stuffed in the trunk of a car. There was another confrontation between narcos and the military with 3 soldiers and 8 gunmen dead in Tamaulipas and another person was killed by soldiers in Reynosa. Morelos had 6 killed, 5 in Sinaloa, one in Torreón, Coahuila, one in Querétaro and 2 others in the wealthy enclave of San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León.

With the 48 added to the toll the total for the year now stands at 5326 (8762). 

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