Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More Violence in Juarez: A live "encajuelado!" More executions

Diario reports an extremely unlikely discovery when police caught up to a driver who fled from traffic police and crashed into a tree. In the course of arresting the driver, federal police opened the trunk and discovered a man, alive, bound and gagged, his face and head covered with blood, and whip wounds on his back. Police suspect the driver was transporting the man to some place suitable for his execution. Diario shows a photgraph of a message written on a piece of carboard found in the trunk which says, "This is what happens to people who talk..."

Violence: Oscar Urías Cantú, 50, brother of the Juarez Municipal Treasurer, was gunned down as he left his home Wednesday afternoon. He was getting into a late-model Ford pickup with Texas license plates.

At about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday an unidentified man was shot at Sierra Maestra and Montes Himalaya. Seven spent shells were found near the body.

A little earlier, at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, the charred body of a man was found in an empty lot at Ramón Rivera Lara and Oscar Flores, near a Del Rio convenience store. Employees of the store said they noticed smoke coming from the lot in back of the store last Sunday, but since it seemed to be extinguishing itself they did not call firemen. The body was later identified as belonging to Ambrosio Almeda, 45, who had been missing since Saturday.

Compiled from stories in Diario this morning.

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