|Human head found in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua|
Since the past “Holy Thursday” until the evening of Easter Sunday, at least 72 people were killed in different parts of the country, according to a new overall count of deaths in violent acts by Aristegui Noticias.
Despite the thousands of people who vacationed in tourist zones in the country and the vacation of millions of Mexicans during this season, organized crime did not cede, and the spiral of violence continued.
Most executions occurred in the state of Sinaloa, with at least 16 deaths, followed by Chihuahua with 14, Morelos with 7, Durango with 6, The State of Mexico with 5, and both Guerrero and Jalisco with 4.
Among the violent events in the country, the one that stands out was the murder of seven people in a bar in Chihuahua on “Holy Thursday”.
This is a comprehensive picture of the various crimes, reported by various local and national media, who are credited and linked to at the end of this article.
Some events from “Holy Thursday”
|El Llano de los Peraza|
The early hours of last Thursday (March 28), 5 men were found dead in the town of El Llano de los Peraza, municipality of Sinaloa de Leyva, in the mountainous Sinaloan land. Police reports indicated that the 5 men were shot to death.
On the night of that day, in the capital of Chihuahua, 7 people were murdered. The 7 people consisted of 3 women and 4 men, who were inside a bar located in the center of the city. According to witnesses, at the bar Mogabi, a hooded individual arrived—wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an assault rifle, shot at customers.
Meanwhile, 4 people were shot to death by firearms in different parts of La Laguna, in Durango. Police reports first detailed the discovery of a male corpse, who died from at least one bullet wound caused by a firearm in Gómez Palacio Jiménez, near El Vergel, of Gómez Palacio.
Two other males, both with a gunshot wound to the head, were found dead in San Pedro de las Colonias, Durango. Another man was murdered in Gomez Palacio, from two gunshot wounds. In Tepehuanes, a girl and her father were killed.
More assassinated on “Good Friday”
Similar to the representation of the way of the cross of Jesus Christ in different parts of the country, a young lavacoches (car washer) was executed in the plaza Las Águilas in the colony Prados de San Vicente, in San Luis Potosí.
In Juarez, a double homicide occurred in the colony Carlos Chavira, when a group of gunmen opened fire on a father and son, on Friday afternoon when they were in the backyard of a home grilling meat. On that same day, the discovery of a corpse in a bin was reported.
In Quintana Roo, 2 gunmen shot at point blank range and killed a man in charge of a brothel (it was known as a "massage house"); another person who was injured in this attack died in a hospital at noon on Saturday.
Multiple executions on “Holy Saturday”
In Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, in the morning a human head was found; while on Saturday night, 2 young men were injured after being attacked by gunshots, one of them died while being transferred to receive medical care.
|Tijuana, Baja California|
In Tijuana, Baja California, 2 men were executed in different events during the course of the day on Saturday night and early Sunday. The first crime occurred in the municipal office Centenario, the second in the colony Mariano Matamoros.
In the State of México, an armed commando riddled to death a youth who was selling lingerie in a street market in Ixtapaluca.
More dead on Sunday
The lifeless bodies of six people shot to death were found in different locations on Sunday The Attorney General of Sinaloa reported. The crimes occurred in Culiacán, Navolato, and in Guasave. It was also reported that a protected witness of the PGR during the “Michoacanazo” Onofre Hernández Valdés, was killed from two gunshots inside his house in Jiutepec, Morelos.
In Monterrey, after being pulled out of a taxi and made to kneel in the middle of the street, a man who was being abducted was executed with 5 bullets in the chest in the colony Condesa. In Nuevo León, they also killed a person in Apodaca and another in Guadalupe.
In Guerrero, 4 men were killed in different colonies of Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez, one of them was a taxi driver.
Meanwhile in Morelos at least 6 people were executed, in most cases it is presumed that it is because of organized crime, which attacked their victims in public, despite the operation that keeps deploying state authorities in the state.
Overall, this is an overview of the violent deaths that occurred in various states, since last Thursday leading up to Sunday:
Sinaloa = 16
Ricardo Ramírez Martínez 25 years old
Félix Espinoza Zamorano 34 years old
Feliciano Ramírez Cota 50 years old
Marino Chávez Armenta 30 years old
Chihuahua = 14
Morelos = 7
Durango = 6
José Ignacio Mendoza Sandate, 22 years old
Carlos José Muro Medellín, 26 years old
Estado de México = 5
Jalisco = 4
Guerrero = 4
Rey David Olivera Ávila 32 years old— Another taxi driver
Nuevo León = 3
Michoacán = 3
Tijuana = 3
San Luis Potosí = 1
Quintana Roo = 1
Guanajuato = 1
Sonora = 1
Tabasco = 1
Coahuila = 1
DF = 1
Source: Aristegui Noticias
Sources used by Aristegui Noticias: La Policíaca, Proceso, Frontera, El Sol de San Luis, Excélsior, El Diario de Juárez, El Diario de Juárez 2, El Sol de México, El Sol de Morelia, El Sol de Morelia 2, El Norte, Dqr.com, Milenio, El Siglo de Torreón, Periódico AM, El Imparcial, Sexenio, Blog del Narco, El Universal, Reforma and Notimex)