As Americans were enjoying Thanksgiving this past weekend, their neighbor to the south of Mexico continued to be ravaged by the drug cartels. 21 people in the city of Veracruz alone were slaughtered, being stripped naked, tortured, and then chopped into little pieces
A total of 21 were executed this weekend in Veracruz. The adjustments of accounts between criminal gangs continue to escalate the wave of violence in Veracruz, where until Sunday morning 21 people have been killed in the entity.
Last night, four dismembered bodies were left on a stool in the Colonia Libertad in Poza Rica, north of the state. Among the 30 pieces of human bodies were left several narcomensajes that warned that the victims were extortionists and thieves. In the place there were also brooms that allude to the “cleanness” of the territory by a criminal group.
In Cordoba, in the central area several shootings occurred in the urban area, in addition to a civilian was wounded and two alleged assassins lost their lives at the hands of a different criminal group. The bodies were left inert inside a Bora vehicle of recent model.
On Friday afternoon, six bodies appeared floating on the Papaloapan River, in the basin of the same name.
The corpses, some of them half naked and with evident traces of beatings and torture, were male. Four of the bodies appeared in the municipality of Amatitlán.
In Martinez de la Torre, on Saturday in the El Roble neighborhood, a male person was found dead with a shot in the head and arms outstretched. The corpse was found with pants down, a recurring badge in organized crime hitmen.
In Pánuco, on the state highway Alazan-Canoas, a woman was found dead; It had several bullet impacts on the body and was wrapped in a black bag.
On Friday night in Banderilla, in a confrontation the mayor of Ixhuatlan de Madero, Victor Manuel Espinoza Tolentino, his wife and three others were killed on a dirt road located on the outskirts of the municipality conurbated with Xalapa.
According to the government of PAN-PRD Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares, the mayor was surprised in an assault when he intended to acquire a lot of construction sheets.
The supplies would be purchased from a gang of criminals, the Veracruz government said, which was dedicated to selling products and official support from the previous government of PRI member Javier Duarte. In WhatsApp groups of reporters baptized this alleged criminal group as “The gang sells plates.”
In fact, an official statement was sent asking local elected officials and acting mayors to refrain from acquiring social support in the informal or black market.
Unofficially, elements of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) leaked to the press that the elected municipal officials and their companions were confused by state police as alleged criminals and “by mistake” were shot at point-blank range. Some local digital media reproduced this version.
To counterbalance, in the last 24 hours the General Coordination of Social Communication has worked at forced marches to disseminate three communiques that mention that the mayor of Ixhuatlán de Madero and his companions were victims of an assault.
The mayor of Ixhuatlán de Madero, a municipality located to the north of the state, was accompanied by his wife, Hilda Patricia Carrera Tinoco, aboard a pick-up truck and a few meters away were the bodies of three people.
The security authorities implemented an operation in the colonies in the area in search of the aggressors who possibly fled.
At the beginning of this week, a group of alleged self-defense groups killed the mayor-elect of Hidalgotitlán, Santana Cruz Bahena, a municipality located in the south of the state, as well as two others, and left 11 bags with human remains on Sunday. in a busy colony of Xalapa.
Only in the first five months of the current PAN government, about 625 investigation folders were opened for intentional homicide in the state. And during his campaign, Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares said that security was one of his priorities and he was going to recover it in six months.
Already as governor, in various security events he has said that the actions that are carried out only in the state capital and the municipalities of the conurbated zone, such as Emiliano Zapata, in Banderilla, in San Andrés Tlalnelhuayocan, have led to a double and a little more the number of elements of the different security forces and the number of patrols has been reinforced so that greater presence of the corporations is seen in these points, where every weekend they appear bodies with torture samples or dismembered in colonies that before They had more security.
In Veracruz, in 11 months of government there have been two thousand 220 homicides – in statements by Yunes, 70 percent of them are organized crime killers and crime workers – and 163 kidnappings, according to official statistics from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).
This platform of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) also accounts for 19 thousand 343 robberies; of these, there are two thousand 492 robberies with vehicle violence and 234 robberies with house-room violence, without counting those victims who choose not to report threats or distrust in the authorities. (source)