By Molly Molloy
See also this report from EL PAIS:
La justicia castrense absuelve a seis de los siete elementos implicados y condena a un año al séptimo, tiempo que ya ha cumplido. La justicia civil acusa del homicidio de ocho personas a tres soldados
Decision not to convict six of seven soldiers in 2014 murder at Tlatlaya grain warehouse symbolizes country’s lack of military accountability, group said
Thanks to Jonas for this translation and summary of:Noé Zavaleta, “Consignan a 7 policías de Papantla por desaparición de 3 jóvenes” Proceso, 03/28/2016
Police Arrested in Disappearance of 3 Youths in Papantla, Veracruz
summary/translation by Jonas Hamilton (jamesjonashamilton):
On the morning of Monday 03/28/2016 agents of the District Attorney for the State of Veracruz arrested the Municipal Police chief (Secretario de Seguridad Publica) and six officers from the Municipality of Papantla. The detained officers were linked by eye-witness accounts, interviews and forensic evidence to the 03/19 abduction of three youths from Papantla. The incident is only the latest in a series of forced disappearances involving Municipal Police in other municipalities in Veracruz: e.g. 6 youths in the Puerto de Veracruz in December of 2013, 19-55 people in Actopan, Atoyac and Córdoba in 2013, and 5 youths in Tierra Blanca (01/11/16), who were later found to have been handed over to members of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación, by whom they were ostensibly killed and incinerated, The official narrative of the Tierra Blanca incident is strikingly similar to the “verdad historica” of the 43 missing normalistas from Ayotzinapa.
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By Molly Molloy
So, in browsing the El Diario headlines this morning, I saw this:
Alberto Ponce de León
El Diario de El Paso | Lunes 28 Marzo 2016 | 12:32 hrs
A brief google search turned up nothing in the El Paso Times, but I did find this (VERY SELF-LAUDTORY) press release from ICE: (full text posted below) and also several national stories that essentially just quote the government press release…. Note these astonishing statistics…
More than 130 people were accused of immigration violations, and about 80 were arrested because of open warrants.
Agents seized 150 firearms and more than $70,000 in American currency, officials said.
By MIKE McPHATEMARCH 28, 2016
More than 40,000 arrested since inception of Operation Community Shield in 2005
The murders of at least 4 people have been reported in the past few days in Juarez and the Valle de Juarez. A man was found dead, apparently shot to death after being tortured around Km 17 on the Casas Grandes Highway today… near the famous "Cerro del Caballo…"
The bodies of a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in a house in the town of El Provenir in the municipio of Praxedis in the Valle de Juarez on Saturday. The article says that a message was found near the bodies, but it doesn’t give the content of the message.
Also in the Valle, in the area of Caseta, in the municipio of Guadalupe the headless body of a man was found alongside an irrigation canal on Friday. It is assumed that the body is of the man whose head was found in the area on Thursday. The article says that some children had found the body wrapped in some bags and other material and they notified military personnel at a checkpoint after calls to emergency 066 were apparently ignored.
Hallan hombre muerto en brecha del Cerro del Caballo
El Diario | Domingo 27 Marzo 2016 | 17:49 hrs
Asesinan a pareja en El Porvenir
Luz del Carmen Sosa/
El Diario | Sábado 26 Marzo 2016 | 21:09 hrs
Hallan un cuerpo decapitado en Caseta
Staff/El Diario | Domingo 27 Marzo 2016 | 00:00:00 hrs
Audio and text of story at the link…Thanks to Fronteras Desk reporter Michel Marizco for sending this story to the list…
"For consideration on the frontera list, I wanted to submit my story on the former newspaper editor-in-chief now accused of extorting news media outlets in the northwestern state of Sonora."
Blackmailing Media Outlets An Ongoing Problem In Mexico