lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014
Over 20 shot, found dead around Mexico
Six people found shot dead in the south-central Mexican state of Oaxaca, five dismembered bodies found in the western state of Guerrero and an anti-crime militiaman found dead in Michoacán were among 20 or more of crime's recent victims around Mexico. On 29 March, authorities found six bodies in the district of San Miguel Soyaltepec in Oaxaca, near the frontier of the state of Veracruz; investigators provisionally identified three of them as from Veracruz and suspected the killings to be related to the 27 March police action that killed ten suspected gangsters there. Proceso cited the six as among 12 people shot or found dead around Oaxaca between 28 and 30 March. In the north-western state of Sinaloa, four suspected criminals were killed and four soldiers injured in a gun battle on 29 March in the district of Navolato, Proceso reported. Shooting began on the road as the suspects sought to drive away when a patrol ordered them to stop, then around a farmhouse to which the suspects fled after their car swerved off the road. On 28 March, authorities found five dismembered bodies in plastic bags left by the road in Ajuchtitlan del Progreso in Guerrero, and provisionally identified the bodies as those of five family members reported as kidnapped on 26 March, Proceso reported. A note was found by the remains accusing the dead of being kidnappers. Proceso cited other violent deaths as those of: a Federal policeman and a civilian killed in shooting on 28 March in Ecatepec, a member of the anti-crime militia of Taretán in Michoacán, shot on 30 March in the district of Uruapan and the brother of the mayor of San Agustín Loxicha in Oaxaca, shot on 30 March.