In Mexico, the grisly murders darkens the presidential campaign

In Mexico, the grisly murders darkens the presidential campaign

Mexia : TX : USA | May 05, 2012 at 1:56 AM PDT
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The Mexico continues to s' sinking into violence within two months of the presidential election with the discovery of twenty-three corpses Friday, May 4 in the Northeast and one of four dismembered, three photojournalists, the day before in the port of Veracruz. These grisly murders are in addition to the death of thirty-four people during the past week, in the state of Sinaloa, one of the centers of drug trafficking, particularly in clashes between hard and prolonged drug traffickers and forces safety.

The theme of violence, which has already claimed over 50,000 lives since the war declared against drug traffickers by President Felipe Calderon on his arrival to power in December 2006, however, is apparent from the beginning that dotted the countryside voters for the presidential election on July 1.

The first debate between four candidates on Sunday night, may allow applicants to give details about their plans for safety while former President Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon's predecessor member of the same party, repeatedly denounced the failure of the "war" against drugs.


Week of violence began last Saturday with a series of clashes in the state of Sinaloa cartel drug trafficker stronghold of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, between gunmen and security forces. These episodes of real war were twenty deaths among suspected criminals, a police officer and a soldier, to which are added twelve deaths (ten men and two armed soldiers) in another shock arm Wednesday.

Thursday, the port city of Veracruz learned the discovery by the navy of four bags containing dismembered bodies thrown into a canal. They were to be identified as those of three press photographers and a woman, the companion of one of them. This crime targeted against the press occurred only five days after the discovery of the murder by strangulation in the capital of the state of Veracruz , Xalapa, the corresponding national weekly Proceso magazine, specialized in investigating organized crime .


Friday, horror struck the city of Nuevo Laredo border with the U.S. northeast Mexico, in the state of Tamaulipas. This state is the site of a bloody and bitter struggle between El Chapo and the cartel Zetas crime group considered the most violent of Mexico. Nine bodies, those of four women and five men were found hanged under a bridge, blindfolded and hands tied behind their backs. A show that has caused panic among motorists, Friday morning, on this busy road.

Later, a police source announced that fourteen other decapitated bodies were discovered summers in a vehicle parked on a busy avenue in the city, the heads placed in coolers near the town hall.

Nazish Fatima is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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