Note: "Seeing the baby is something I wish I had not seen and may not be something easily tolerated by some folks..."
A toll of 16 people left for dead by sicarios in the north of the Mexican state of Veracruz. The attacks occurred near the border of Tamaulipas in the municipalities of Pánuco and Tantoyuca.
"It is presumed that buses were intercepted at dawn at different times," said the spokesman of the Government of Veracruz, Gina Domínguez. "They are interrogating witnesses to find out what was the motive that led the attack on these buses." he added.
Governor Javier Duarte condemned the acts and ordered reinforced surveillance in the northern part of the state to provide greater protection to the Veracruz in the region. The Chief Executive sent his condolences to the families of the victims and declared his determination to continue towards establishing tranquility for the inhabitants.
Below is a video that reveals personal information, fotos and a heartbreaking letter from 13 year old Cristina written to her father in an attempt to quell his concern for their safety. "Dear Wonderful Daddy, I know we will make it there and back safely".
Cristina, was shot and killed after she attempted to protect her sister Angie. Angie, who has downs syndrome, was slapped by one of the killers, promting Cristina to rush to her aid. She was murdered for her heroic effort.