Found 21 bodies bearing signs of torture in Morelia

Found 21 bodies bearing signs of torture in Morelia

Morelia : Mexico | Jun 09, 2011 at 3:11 AM PDT
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The first three bodies were found about seven in the evening, Mexican time (two o'clock, Spanish time) near a soccer field in Atapaneo, a village on the outskirts of town. The three were gagged, says the newspaper El Universal. "After nine o'clock at night (four o'clock, Spanish time) we started getting calls that tell us where they were all," said Montejano Province newspaper in Michoacán."We have a whole team working with the indication that a proper investigation is made and (be examined) is any indication, any line that allows us to find the perpetrators of these deplorable events," he added.All wore cardboard in which was written: "because the company asked for it, this is going to happen to those who continue to rob every house, the kidnappers, rapists, publishes the newspaper Milenio, national circulation.Michoacán, the state capital of Morelia it is the birthplace of the president, Felipe Calderón, and one of his main concerns about drug violence since it took office five years ago. For this reason, it is one that clashes between drug traffickers, here cartel controlled by the Family, one of the most violent country, and the Army, has been harder and more open. Morelia (about 700,000 inhabitants), a colonial city located 200 km from the capital city and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the major tourist destinations, mainly because of its historic and cultural attraction.Local government can collect taxes only Michoacán, but instead, because there are very few gas stations, grocery stores, avocado producers and even the concert organizers do not religiously pay their tithe for the mafia to protect them. Hitmen Family brothels directly control, slot machines, piracy, arms sales and, of course, drug trafficking. According to police data, the cartel operates in 87 of the 113 municipalities in Michoacán and its tentacles have long ceased to be local. The DEA-American anti-narcotics police, has identified branches of the Family in 16 of its states. The organization uses for it to migrants.And he has to choose: Michigan is the second Mexican state more labor exports to the United States. There are villages where there are only the elderly.Family messages are not only directed at rival cartels. Also target the population. And, incredible as it may seem, it is with paid advertisements in major newspapers. Their goal: to win the affection of the citizens. How? Again, assuming functions of the State. One of the messages inserted full-page in La Voz de Michoacán and El Sol de Morelia said: "Our mission is to eradicate kidnapping, extortion and telephone direct, murder for hire, kidnapping, robbery ... Maybe now people do not understand us ... Unfortunately, we have used very strong strategy on the part of us, as it is the only way to bring order to the State and will not let this get out of control ... "

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Police said some of the bodies showed signs of torture
Police said some of the bodies showed signs of torture
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