martes, 23 de octubre de 2012

Mexico begins week with over a dozen killings

Nineteen were reported killed around Mexico on or before 22 October, including a land activist and his wife, and four men whose bodies were thrown down a shaft in the northern state of Chihuahua. The men's bodies were sought after their car was found near the hole by the road leading to Balleza, which initially gave the impression of an accident. They were thought to have been killed on 19 October, Proceso reported on 22 October. The member of El Barzón, a rural workers' association, Ismael Solorio Urrutia and his wife were separately ambushed and shot dead as they drove on a Chihuahua highway, heading toward Mexico City; they were found near Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. Solorio had reportedly denounced a "hate campaign" and threats against the association. Other reported victims of the day included 11 men including a 13 and a 17-year-old, shot dead in two incidents in the Culiacán district of the north-western state of Sinaloa. In the northern city of Monterrey, police freed two people held by a gang in different locations, shooting dead a suspected kidnapper.