Several violent incidents resulting in homicides in Juarez this weekend. On Saturday, three people were shot to death in the patio of a house in the Colonia Salvarcar. It appears that the target of a group of armed men was a 35 year old man named Crispin Lopez who was said to be a drug pusher. He had recently been deported from the US. The other victims were Francisco and Guadalupe Chavez Miranda, aged 72 and 79. The house was reported to have operated as a "picadero" (a place where small amounts of drugs were sold and used by people in the neighborhood.
On Friday, the owner of a tire repair shop was shot to death while accompanied by his 2 daughters in the colonia Misiones del Real. A 7-yr-old girl was shot in the stomach and brought to the hospital while the other child escaped. Witnesses said the shooters appeared to be two young men, no older than 18.
Also on Friday, a decomposed body was found in the trunk of a car that had been impounded in a municipal lot.
The articles from El Diario are posted below… molly
Ejecutan a tres en Salvárcar
El Diario | Domingo 10 Abril 2016 | 00:00:00 hrs
Staff/El Diario | Dos de los cuerpos quedaron en el patio de la vivienda
Ejecutan a hombre acompañado de 2 niñas; una está lesionada
El Diario | Viernes 08 Abril 2016 | 20:56 hrs
Hallan ‘encajuelado’ en un corralón municipal
El Diario | Viernes 08 Abril 2016 | 14:50 hrs
By Molly Molloy
Finally, clear, unequivocal mainstream reporting that the STATE POLICE in Mexico abduct and kill journalists in Veracruz. Audio at the link…
April 4, 20165:04 AM ET
Drug traffickers and a repressive state government make Veracruz one of the deadliest places for journalists in Mexico. Most now shun hard-hitting reporting, but still risk abduction and murder.
By Molly Molloy. NOTE from the article: The scale of US financial support for Mexican immigration control is opaque. At least $100m has been spent or pledged for training, new equipment and canine teams, according to Congressional Research Service. There are no human rights conditions attached to this aid. Department of Defence aid is separate and unknown.The INM said it has “never received a peso” from the US.
Mexico tortures migrants – and citizens – in effort to slow Central American surge
During the month of March there were 28 homicides in the city of Juarez, 4 more murders in the towns of the Valle de Juarez and three bodies were found in clandestine graves–one in the city and 2 in the Valle. The article mentions that all of the murder victims in the city were men. In the article published in El Diario yesterday, the spokesman for the Fiscalia says these numbers are not yet finalized and he denied that there has been an increase in homicides in the city. He attributed the majority of the killings to "settling accounts" [ajustes] between organized crime groups. Also, that most of the killings can be attributed to "narcomenudeo" — the retail drug business in the city. Note: this is the usual official language used to present all of the murder victims as criminals and thus, of no importance.
No sooner had this summary article (posted below) at midnight on April 1, that a house exploded in the neighborhood of Arecas in the southeast area of Juarez. Inside the house were the bodies of 5 murder victims–3 women and 2 men ranging in age from 20 to 50. The victims hands and feet were bound and they were killed by knife blows to the neck and then the house was apparently blown up to destroy the evidence of the killings. As of the news in this morning’s paper, none of the victims have been identified. Anonymous neighbors said that the house had been rented by two men who went by the nicknames "El Cubano" and "El Guerito".
This multiple homicide broke a string of 4 days without a murder in the city.
Adding together the tallies for the city and the towns of the Valle, I have these figures so far for the year:
January — 37
February — 23 + 15 bodies found
March — 31 (28 in the city + 4 in the Valle) + 3 bodies found
April — 6 (the 5 bodies in Las Arecas + one other homicide on April 1.
A total of 97 homicides + 18 bodies found.
Cimbran masacre y explosión en Las Arecas
El Diario | Sábado 02 Abril 2016 | 00:00:00 hrs
Cierra marzo con 28 homicidios
El Diario | Viernes 01 Abril 2016 | 00:00:00 hrs