The mother of the two children killed by the military calls for justice and seeks support for her husband who suffered an injury to his hand from a gunshot.
Some people sent me the links to some of the interviews from the mother of the two boys killed by the military, here is one of them from Universal.
In the state of Tamaulipas - Cintya Salazar, mother of two children who were killed by Mexican army troops during a checkpoint as they traveled on their way to Matamoros, demanded an explanation from the government as to why the military shot at them on that day. "It was a horrible thing, horrible, never in my life will I ever forget what they did to me."
The Secretary of Sate (Segob) said that the death of Bryan, 5, and Martin Salazar, 9, occurred during a confrontation between military forces and presumed sicarios. However, Salazar Cintya disputes that version, she said there was no such crossfire.
In an interview with reporter Denise Maerker, Salazar said that they were traveling in their SUV to enjoy a day at the beach, and in the vehicle it included; her husband, five children, her three girls and the two boys killed, her pregnant sister, her 3 month niece and eight year old nephew.
She said that when they saw the military checkpoint they rolled down their windows and slowed down the vehicle, so that the soldiers could see the family, "but the soldiers did not say anything to us, then I turned to see and saw that they were shooting at us with high caliber weapons.
"I was very surprised because they never signaled us to stop at the checkpoint ... All I did was tried to get a reaction from my husband, we then ran for the hills. All I wanted was to save my children, my three girls, my niece, my pregnant sister, my three month old nephew and my eight year old brother,“ she said.
"We tried to drive across the hills, but at the moment when they started shooting, the tires of the vehicle blew up and went flat, then the vehicle veered off of the road. Thank God we were not going very fast, because I thinnk we would have over turned."
"They just kept shooting at us"
"It is impossible for them not to have seen all the children running away but even though there were kids, they kept firing their weapons at us even as we tried to run away toward the mountain. I kept yelling at them to stop shooting. By the time I was able to get my son of five years old out of the vehicle, they killed him while he was still in my arms. I then shouted toward my husband, "Martin they killed Bryan," the only thing my husband could do was to reach out to me with one hand, because his other hand was torn from a gunshot. I then went back to the vehicle in attempts to save my other son, the one that was still inside the truck, and when I opened the door they threw a grenade inside."
Salazar said that they reached a ranch where they got help and later on, an ambulance arrived along with the Civil Protection. From there they took them to a hospital in Miguel Alemán. "What I need is an explanation as to why, because I know that there is nothing they can do that will bring back my children, but I need an explanation why ... Do you think if I had known they were going to do this (shoot at us) I was going to get even near? If I see a roadblock, I stop, because we have nothing to hide, in the contrary, I knew I had my family, I would have stopped.
"They should have done me a favor and shot us straight on to kill us all. Why just my two kids? I have three girls, they took away my only two boys."
Cintya Salazar had asked for federal aid to treat the injuries of her husband, who received a serious injury to his hand from the bullets of their weapons. "I need an answer, and punishment for those who did this to me."
Salazar Cintya mother of Martin and Bryan talks to with Carlos Urdiales calling for punishment for the guilty