Mexico News- Mar.22
Posted by the Generals on March 22, 2011, 11:38 am
Subject: Mexico News DAILY March 22, 2011 |
LatinNews Daily - 22 March 2011
Three alarming murders in Mexico
Development: On 21 March a senior law enforcement officer, an elected mayor and a prominent trade unionist were killed in different parts of Mexico.
Significance: All the killings were targeted and took place in different states: Chihuahua, Michoacán and Morelos. The locations show the spreading power of the drug trafficking gangs.
• In Chihuahua the state’s top anti-drugs investigator, José Luis del Bosque, was killed as he arrived home. Chillingly he was killed the day after a rival gang left flyers in Chihuahua saying that it would kill a lawman every day, because of the authorities’ alleged support for the Sinaloa gang.
• In Michoacán, José Luis Avalaos Rangel, the mayor of Tzitzio accused of links with the La Familia gang, was found hanged from the bars of his prison cell.
• In Morelos, Tito Barrera Ocampo, the acting secretary general for the state of the Confederación de Trabajadores de México, was gunned down as he drove down a main street.
• Separately, the body of an assistant DA for Cameron County in southern Texas, US, was found in Matamoros, Tamaulipas. The state authorities believe that the assistant DA, Arturo José Iñiguez, committed suicide because they found a lid of a jar of an animal sedative next to him and the jar, containing the sedative, outside the car.
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