Hanging: A New Trend?

M3, National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, November 11, 2009

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Hanging: A New Trend?

El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa), November 10, 2009

The body of a tortured, shot, semi-nude man was found Tuesday morning in Culiacan, Sinaloa state. He had been hung from a highway overpass and his hands had been tied behind him. Firemen called to the scene had the task of removing and bringing down the body.

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Police Purge

La Cronica de Hoy (Mexico City), November 10, 2009

The mayor of Tlanepantla [in the “Distrito Federal” some dozen miles north of Mexico City] announced that 220 policemen had been let go for “acts of corruption, consumption of drugs, and even taking part in robberies and various crimes.” Members of the Tlanepantla police force are being subjected to drug detection, background and personality exams to detect criminal activity. Another 108 members of that police force were let go last February for the same reasons.

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Keeping Score in Juarez

Norte (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua), November 10, 2009

There was the following phrase at the end of an article recounting the events surrounding the latest homicides in Juarez: “According to journalistic records and official figures of the state authorities, these assassinations yesterday bring up to 2,190 the number of victims of homicide this year.”

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