Sunday, June 13, 2010

Just routine killing yesterday

After the bloodbath Friday, the narcos took a break and just killed each other yesterday, according to the Calderón government, with “only” 19 deaths. The government further stated that it will continue to adhere to its currently failing strategy of using brute force to combat this social phenomenon (my paraphrasing).

However, the following incidents seem to put a lie to this (unless the government is admitting that the police are narcos as well). A shoot out between 2 rival gangs and police in a Tepic, Nayarit shopping plaza left 9 dead and 3 injured, one of the dead was a police officer while another was wounded. Tepic saw 3 other shoot-outs that day as well, leaving 3 dead, one an innocent bystander, and another wounded. In the city of Gómez Palacio, Durango, 2 bodies were discovered and 3 more in Pueblo Nuevo while in Juárez 2 more bodies were found. Two deaths were reported in Tepalcatepc, Michoacan as a result of a gunfight between two gangs. Approximately 40 SUV's filled with gunmen as well more arriving from Coalcoman and the area of Guadalajara, arrived to shoot it out in the municipal Tepalcatepec.

The count for the year is now at 4968 (8420)

For a map of the killings: click: Narco-killings

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