Friday, January 7, 2011

Missing Mexican mayor found slain




The missing mayor of a town in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila was found murdered Friday alongside a road in the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon, authorities in that jurisdiction told Efe.

Zaragoza Mayor Saul Vara Ribera had been missing since Wednesday.

His death brings to 14 the number of mayors slain in Mexico since Jan. 1, 2010.

Vara was identified by a "credential he carried in his clothes," Nuevo Leon security office spokesman Pablo Gamez said, adding that preliminary reports indicate the mayor was killed with a gunshot to the head.

Forensic experts from the Nuevo Leon Attorney General's Office were sent to the scene to begin the investigation, Gamez said.

The body was found hours after the Coahuila AG's office announced that Vara was missing.



The mayor's family last heard from Vara on Wednesday as he was driving from Zaragoza to Saltillo, the state capital, for a political event.

Subsequent enquiries determined that Vara made it to the event in Saltillo, disappearing afterward, officials in Coahuila said.

Authorities blame the killings of mayors on drug cartels that are battling each other to control smuggling and distribution routes in Mexico's northern border states.

Conflict among cartels and between the gangs and Mexican security forces has claimed more than 30,000 lives in the past four years.

6 comments:

  1. was he sold out by his own guardas de espaldas tambien?

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  2. got stuck in traffic yesterday,,,it is really fun wondering if it is a narcobloque...and if some culero si gonna stick a cuerno in you face and rob you...


    and hope that you have enough money to give him so he don't get pissed off and shoot your brains out

    and then later ...the policia municipal are cruising thru the barrio...and everbody says ..don;t look at them ...son zetas

    what a great country right now

    right on the edge of total chaos

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  3. Y la respuesta del gobierno a todo esto?? Salio el gobernador moreira de su mandato y ser terminaron las treguas y pactos y el crimen va a aumentar en coahuila, ya se fue quien los mantenia a raya y ahora se va a volver peor que monterrey o chihuahua.,

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  4. El Senor Vara pidio el apoyo del ejercito para expulsar a los Zetas de Zaragoza hace aprox. 2 meses. En su informe de gobierno del 17 de Dic. hizo veladas referencias al "peligro del enemigo" y se despidio diciendo "por el Zaragoza de mi vida y de mi muerte". Creo que desde el momento que decidio actuar en contra de los criminales sabia que su vida estaba en peligro.

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  5. Sabia que era peligroso y como quiera lo hizo? Hombre valiente.

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  6. que relacion habia entre el alcalde de zaragoza y los jovenes que mataron disque por error en saltillo, familiares de un exalcalde de saltillo, y con la mujer que mataron fuera del restaurant charcol en p. negras, por k no dicen nada de eso eñ zocalo y toda la bola de culeros

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