Juarez murders in 8 months surpass total for 2015

Molly Molloy

El Diario reports today that in 8 months the death toll from homicide in Juarez has surpassed the total for all of 2015. So far there have been at least 313 homicides in 2016; the total in 2015 was 312. In just the past week, more than 22 people have been victims of homicide. Current city officials seem to be crediting the increasing homicides to the October change of government in Juarez and in the state of Chihuahua and are calling on incoming officials to get up to speed on security measures. For at least 2 weeks, operatives from SEDENA (the military) have been participating in security operations in Juarez. Among recent victims of the violence are businesspeople, pregnant women, customers at auto dealerships, fathers in company of their families and bus drivers. molly

En ocho meses superan ejecuciones todo 2015

About José Luis Benavides

Journalism Professor and director of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, California State University, Northridge.

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