Murder Capital opens in Irvine, CA Friday…

With the critical 2012 Mexican Presidential election on Sunday, the
controversial documentary, “Murder Capital of the World” will open this
Friday at the Edwards Univ.Town Center in Irvine, CA for a minimum one-week
run. The website is www.murdercapitalfilm.com

The 85 minute documentary previews this election as well as addressing the
drug war, which has been a major part of each candidates campaign.

Charlie Minn

Director

charlieminn@aol.com

video catches police kidnapping men; later show up murdered…

According to the story posted from Milenio, another 4 police
have  been arrested in this crime, exposing police kidnapping and murder.
Interesting that the crime was taped in JANUARY and is only exposed in
June… There are numerous links to the actual video online…  Including
in the AP story . And this one from Aljazeera.

Sorry I missed posting it earlier…The headline flashed by in El Diario a
few days ago, but I was not able to post at the time. It has now made
mainstream world news. Th speculation is that it might impact the
elections…I’m traveling now and may miss good followup, so please feel
free to post…  molly

 

child murdered in Juarez was not sexually assaulted…only one murder yesterday in the city…

The young girl stabbed to death in Juarez on Saturday was born in El Paso.
She and her brother attended elementary school in Juarez. The autopsy
showed that she had not been sexually assaulted as reported earlier.  The
investigation shows that the motive might have been some kind of revenge
against her mother.  The brother and sister were said to have had no school
records when they entered school in Juarez.
Also below, a state investigative policeman was attacked but survived. Only
one person was the victim of homicide yesterday in Juarez.

El Diario

Asesinato de niña apunta a venganza contra su madre

El Diario

Se salva ministerial de atentado; un ejecutado ayer

Arsenal found in local prisons during transfer of prisoners

Federal police in Juarez moved some 297 prisoners with federal charges from
state prisons in the city beginning late last night. In all, more than 1000
prisoners have been transferred in recent months. During the operation to
round up the prisoners, officials found some 40 weapons including rifles,
pistols, and fragmentation grenades. Other contraband included drugs, cell
phones, money and ammunition of various calibres.
I’ve rec’d at least 4 different press releases from the Fiscalia so far
today, but I have not seen anything in the English-language press yet. Some
of the prisoners were flown to other parts of the country and their
relatives are protesting in Juarez.  I expect a better account tomorrow.  m.

El Diario

Encuentran arsenal en Cereso durante traslado de reos

 

Followup report on child wounded in police shooting, KHOU 11 and El Diario

An article in El Diario states that Sonia Tapia and her son
have left Juarez. The boy is in a hospital in El Paso and the family
does not plan to return to Juarez, in part due to fear of reprisals.
The article says that many other victims of violence would like to
leave Mexico but are unable to. Sonia Tapia and her son are US
citizens.

Juarez police officers investigated after shooting at American motherand child

 

Reyes Salazar Family Press Conference

There are several video clips at the link below to the press conference announcing the grant of political asylum to Saúl Reyes. In  one clip is a statement from Jorge Luis Reyes, the son of two family members kidnapped and murdered last year. The main video clip features Sara Salazar speaking about how the killings of her sons and daughters. “I had 10 children and only four remain alive, they have killed them all, and  I can’t do anything… my heart is dry, I don’t have any more strength to do anything else”, said Doña Sara Salazar.

Mi corazón está seco, dijo Sara Salazar, El Diario de Juárez, February 8, 2012