Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Worst day ever in a string of bad days

There was a lot of media concern and US governmental promises when the 3 US citizens were killed a few months ago (and this is still an unsolved crime) but not much noise over the fact that Mexico had 89 deaths last Friday, and another 90 killings yesterday, including 15 Federal Police, 12 of whom were ambushed as they were driving in a convey in Zitácuaro, Michoacán. The Federal Police were traveling in a convey when gunmen blocked the road with a semi-truck and opened fire killing the 12 and wounded another 15. This was the same tactic used against the Secretary for Public Security for Michoacán, Minerva Bautista Gómez, April 24, which resulted in the death of both of her bodyguards and 2 other innocent people. Aside from the 12 police officers, there was an additional 56 other people assassinated just in the 3 states of Michoacán, Sinaloa and Nayarit as well.

For the city of Chihuahua there were 3 more Federal Police officers gunned down while seven people were killed in Juárez (the brings the the total for the number of people killed for June, just in the city of Juárez, to 104... for the year, 1192).

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

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