Sunday, March 24, 2013

Seven Bodies Found Seated With Narcobanner In Michoacán

Seven men in Michoacán showed signs of being executed by a single gunshot to the head. In Tamaulipas, 50 people were kidnapped on Saturday in a single city by gunmen.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 24, 2013

Uraupan, Michoacán, Mexico - On early Saturday, local police were called around 4:00 a.m. to the neighborhood of La Joyita where they found seven male bodies between the ages of 20 to 40 seated in plastic chairs with a narcobanner. Each of the bodies had a fatal bullet wound to the head and both hands and feet were bound with tape.
The narcobanner mssage said, "This will happen to every extortionist, dwelling and highway robbers, kidnappers and rapists. " No criminal organization, selfdefense community security or vigilante group has claimed responsiblity for the homicides.
In an on related disappearances in Miguel Alemán, in the state of Tamaulipas, at least 50 were kidnapped or picked up by gunmen from their homes on Saturday and taken to a clandestine security warehouse, the Valor por Tamaulipas Facebook page reported.
In the last six years, the Mexican government reported that more than 50,000 people have been killed in relation to the drug cartel wars. More than 26,161 people including children have disappeared without a trace in Mexico. Another 70,000 undocumented immigrants from Central and South American have been reported either lost or have disappeared in Mexico making their way to the U.S. border, according to Ruben Figueroa, from the Mesoamerican Immigrant Movement organization. Figueroa is one of the few who attempts to locate the immigrants, but has only found or located 80 of them. The Mexican government has done almost nothing to locate immigrants. Mexico is under siege by the proliferation of criminal organizations associated with drug cartels whose influence and corruption has reached all levels of the government.
Today, at least one member of a family living in Mexico knows of someone who has been killed, kidnapped, extorted, robbed, raped, disappeared or involved in drug trafficking and smuggling. President Enrique Peña Nieto and his administration have become almost helpless in eliminating the major drug cartels that are gaining control of Mexico.

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