Thursday, October 2, 2014

Body with skinned face is confirmed as being one of the 37 missing normalistas

Borderland Beat posted by Lala
A macabre image of a man whose face was skinned, has circulated social networks.  It was reported as being that of one of the 4 dozen student teachers (normalistas) missing since last weekends violence in Iguala.

Today, "normalistas" from Iguala marched again, carrying a banner with a photo of Julio César Mondragón, with a woman and a newborn. He had just entered the school  of Ayotzinapa a month ago. 

He is the man in the photo.

People questioned the photo was real not not,  possibily being photoshopped, but the wife of the victim stepped forth and confirmed the photo is authentic.

The fate of the 38 students still missing remians in question. 

Witnesses state that on the night of Saturday, Sept. 27, a terrified, Mondragón ignored the cries of his fellow students who thought it best to stay together, and he fled after a a group of hit men fired at students and teachers, who were from the Guerrero State Coordinator of Education Workers (Ceteg), they were giving a press conference after being attacked by the municipal police, when the new attack took place.

Mondragón disappeared into the night and seen next a day later, murdered and horribly mutilated. 

His parents, and those of Daniel Solís Gallardo, a native of Zihuatanejo, did not want a tribute at the teaching school. The body - what was left of it - of Mondragón, was transferred to the Federal District. 

Representatives of Ayotzinapa´s teaching school were horrified and couldn't  find words to describe how they felt having their classmate found in such a state, "What kind of police, what kind of person can do something like this?", said one of the school leaders. 

It is an outrage that this story has received almost no coverage outside Mexico and little coverage within its borders.  Racism alive and well in Mexico.

86 comments:

  1. Why? Why would someone do this? I can at least conceivably understand why a drug cartel member would do this to another cartel member, or even to an innocent who owed him protection money, but why to a student teacher? Beat him, kill him even, but why go out of your way to skin and mutilate him?? I can't even wrap my head around it.

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    1. If they did that shit to someone from my family that whole police station would b in ashes by know

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    2. In your dreams corruption goes with people criminals exist because people cooperate with them go some south mexico peublos no criminal they just vanished but go some parts of Chihuahua people are with criminals as well as goverment you won't last minute alive

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    3. This is political doings, to send a political statement

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    4. @7:27 your a coward only cowards measure the infliction they could receive, real men fight without caring of death or pain. Anybody can get kill i mean anybody so dont try your scare tactics here paisas dont scare bring a better opponent to the table

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    5. I'm with you on that 4:27. They wouldn't know what hit them before it was too late.

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    6. Bones: It is a deep deep deep contempt for somebody who lets you do something like that. In short, whoever did that did not even see the victim as being human.

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  2. true. No coverage much in the USA at all.

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    1. Because he was an indian mexicans treat indians like black people

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    2. Some mexicans do treat the full on indigeneous mexicans with racism BUT we must not confuse the opinion of the writer with a fact. THE FACT IS "racism alive and well in mexico" is simply the writers opinion. The fact is... This could have happened to any mexican & there would be no coverage outside of Mexico. The mexican could have been of any complexion and there would still be no justice served, or are you telling me that of the 100,000 dead citizens since the war on drugs NONE have been light skinned and all indigenous? No i'm positive there's been mexicans of all colors assassinated by the criminals without genuine justice being served.

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    3. Worse. Just because they have no soul.

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    4. @ 5:02 guerrero is full of indians that no one cares about there only income is from tourist going to acapulco. Most of tijuanas hookers r from guerrero, they hold a parade once a year where men bid on women to marry or pimp in guerrero and thr parents r cool with it

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  3. Im from Igula Guerrero ayi mero El Rancho del Cura n have family in El Rancho del Capire, whats the status over there? Orale pinches Cochos delen duro al las guerra!!!

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  4. catch a cartel member do the same at this point it doesn't even matter which cartel they're from either

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  5. This is horrible why this fuckers kill like that to this young teacher there is no respect at all in mexico now, narcos are out theirs mind
    Hope this case detonate the rise on arms of gerrero state.

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    1. U want to know y cause the mexican government gives authority to these pigs to do as they please mexicos gov is infested with drug dealers i say 90 percent has ties to organized crime so y would this bother a drug dealing president

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  6. This poor fellow represents change,and some people don't want any change or any chance that the movement will gain traction. So they horribly mutilate this man as a warning to others.

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  7. What cartels controls Guerrero? Who is this Guerrero Unidos? I thought Guerrero was BLO Territory. Who is GU fighting for control? What cartel is responsible for killing all these teachers and why? BLO has a history of skinning the face off of victims, remember the two guys with skinned faces, hearts removed, wearing sombreros from A few years ago. Who takes over the BLO with H captured?

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    1. Guerrero Unidos is a faction of Beltran Letyva Cartel I think so yes they are with BLO

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  8. "Racism is alive and well." What does his race have to do with this? I am not familiar with the dynamics here. Thanks

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  9. BLAME THIS ON THE CARTELS AND DONT INVESTIGATE. WHEN IT WAS THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT THAT DID THIS.

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    1. Cartel and government both are the same shit

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  10. Speachless but I'm filled with rage. The govt is suppose to protect the people, how can they allow this?

    Chivis, how does the govt not go after this with all they got?

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  11. It's amazing what goes on in a Catholic country neighboring us. We make a fuss out of beheadings in Iraq and other places, but it's a daily occurance in Mexico. I also can't get my head around how someone could do this to someone. Killing someone is one thing, but this is just insane.

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    1. The majority of Catholic people in Mexico are people of peace …thats why criminal groups funded by us govmernt take advantage of an do wat they like…
      Just a big proxy war goin on in the majority of mexico like in wats goin on with isis

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    2. So its the u s fault huh... idiot

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    3. @6:38
      Yes, it absolutely is the US fault in a big way, you buy the drugs, you sell the guns, so dont be such a bunch of hypocrites

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  12. If there is a hell , whoever did this has a one way ticket.Hopefully a long slow painful death.Even though it is unlikely, if he were caught , the same should be done to him, before they kill him, or them.

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  13. @ 3:18 p.m. "Racism is alive and well." What does his race have to do with this?"

    Well, the great majority of these student teachers come from small, rural villages with indigenous, darker, populations.

    Yesterday, while more than 40 of these rural student teachers are missing (presumed killed by narcos working for the Guerrero state government), Osorio Chong was addressing protesting students at the elite IPN University in Mexico City.

    These IPN students have the usual complaints about the administration, but alumni from IPN include former presidents and business leaders, i.e., the white power elite.

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    1. Dumb... White power elite?? Bahaha you must not understand the complexities of the Mexican people. Is osorio chong not up there in MX elite? Is he white? What about Peña Nieto, he looks pretty mestizo to me. Mexicans have light and dark skinned family all within the same family tree. Mexicans tend to range from brown light brown to very light, they could all be brothers too and come out different colors. i'm beginning to wonder if you know what a Mexican looks like? Maybe you think all mexicans look like central americans or the indigenous populations of that are usually isolated from Mexican Society? Idk

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    2. 5:10 Dude you have no clue what your talking about. Watch ant mexican television? Notice the color of the person on tv? All they show is light skinned mexicans, dark skinned is a no no.

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    3. You must never have seen a picture of Mexicos richest man carlos slim helu, he doesn't resemble a member of the white power elite to me.

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    4. I could bet you that those light skinned mexicans are related to a dark skinned mexican. I think people have the wrong idea here. Theres a difference between a dark mexican and a full on indigenous person living in MX. They do ignore the indigenous areas, michoacan not as much (calderon was from michoacan) BUT the writer threw that in there out of no where... No one knows if it's ignored for racist reasons. I highly doubt it. Death is everywhere in mexico... And it is always ignored regardless of the region

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  14. Pretty sickening for this to be happening. Many innocents are being caught in the crossfire of these scumbag cartels. These sub-humans have no respect for anybody. It's dumbfounding how many fellow Mexicans are being brainwashed by this narco culture. It's a vicious cycle. Hopefully there will be justice for these innocent people.

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  15. What the heck is going on over there? Why the sudden attacks on these teachers?

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  16. Very revealing that in the six days since the massacre in Iguala, the folks over at InsightCrime haven't managed to post a single story on it. A lot of US media get their "scoops" from Insight.

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  17. why isnt this a bigger story.i dont get it.

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  18. chivis is correct. indigenous pure or mix blood, dark skin is found in the south. and those state are very prejudice against. Even big stories get little mention. It is what happened in Michoacán for a decade. No assistance from gob and no concern from people in other parts.

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  19. the guardian just posted an article. although it is a watered down version
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/scores-students-missing-after-ambush-gunmen-mexican-police

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  20. I think it is time for GOD to have someone build an Ark there and sink that country. Try as you may, this is now a part of Mexico forever. No trust amongst the people for anyone else.Worshiping statues that protect from death supposedly. All the things that caused the 40 days and nights of rain are happening there. How could anyone believe anything is more powerful than the Almighty?.

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  21. Guerrero is beyond corrupt as fuck. An known to have these type of gruesome acts done of skin peeling.
    The own government that controls the criminal groups (not to be called narcos) probably told them to do this as a horrible way to send a message to the rest of them for fear & so they dint educate the poor people of the area.

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  22. okupa algen brinkarse las trankas komo villa o zapata y desafiar al govierno

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  23. there is no other explanation. I lived in Guerrero for 4 years, Michoacan for 2.

    If we take the facts of this story:

    over 4 dozen teachers or students studying to becoming teachers, go missing or killed.
    Team bus of soccer players attacked 3 killed

    Attacks carried out by hooded municipal police for organized crime
    Previous similar crimes have happened
    Mayor linked to GU and blamed by citizens for being culpable in these crimes
    same goes for his wife who allegedly had 8 leaders of a social movement kidnapped to be executed, 3 fled, 3 or 4 killed 1 still missing assumed dead

    Taking all these facts, yet the press is largely ignoring the story, or worse are too stupid to link the story together. At least at BB all the segments can be accessed.
    if this happened in Monterrey, NL this would be in every media source around the world.

    This is not an unheard of occurrence.

    Last year dozens of indigenous children were kidnapped in Mich. many were from Jalisco and did not speak Spanish. They were tortured and raped.
    I bet almost none of you even know about that. It was part of an article here at BB.

    Racism

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    1. So are you saying that news reporters in mexico always report every violent event that occurs? How about tamaualipas & all the media blackouts that happen there. This has nothing to do with racism and everything to do with umm the fact that mexico is the most dangerous place to be a reporter & that if you report on certain issues it might cost you your life. Reporters and the media are probably dying inside to get this out to as many places as possible, but like in tamualipas michoacan tijuana & an endless amount of other places the reporters are too afraid to report it.

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  24. Mexico has a sickness.

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    1. Oct 2, 8:12pm

      The sickness is called U.S. addiction to hard drugs.

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    2. It's called GREED

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  25. willis alert at 5:02
    chill and learn. from afar it is fuzzy.
    racism against indios, dark skin and central americans is the rule not the exception.

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  26. Macabre is not even close to describing this...they don't need Halloween in Mexico, it's horror story is happens all year round...who can even live with themselves doing something like this how do they go through their days after skinning a person??? fucked up seriously.

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  27. Ok here's a theory. So a cartel boss is scared that all these other boss are getting popped right. So he has his crew go kidnap a bunch of people so he can pick out a new face for plastic surgery like the movie "Once upon a time in Mexico". Now some capo has a new face.

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  28. Just watching the joy his eyes while holding the baby, makes me want to cry out of anger. That's bullshit! Why haven't we done anything to intervene....if this would've occured in the middle east, you bet this would've been all over cnbc fox Univision shit you name it

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  29. Honestly mexico is so fucked up I think only a fucking revolution is the answer. Fuck the coward mexican government that would sell their mothers for money and let this assholes get out of control.Fuck the mexican armed forces for not exterminating this criminals and fuck all the mexican people that turn their back on whats going on.Wake the fuck up Mexico theres alwaus going to be crime thats nature but how long are you people going to let this go on and not do shit.

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  30. And the U.S.A worried about terrorist shit mexico is next door do something PRESIDENT OBAMA

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  31. @ 5:10 p.m. "What about Peña Nieto, he looks pretty mestizo to me."

    Peña Nieto looks a lot like "Joey" from friends. If he looked mestizo his white Televisa star wife would NOT have married him - trust me.

    Here's what Mexicans look like - the rich are white, the middle class is mestizo, and the poor are indians. It really is that simple.

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    1. So you're saying peña nieto doesn't look mestizo to you? Are you really saying that he looks full spaniard? Wow. You must not know how white spanish people look. & just fyi... My brother has blue eyes and of light complexion, i'm brown with dark hair brown eyes...my mother of green eyes light skinned father...tall dark brown, black hair green eyes.... Mexico isn't as segregated as the US... With the exception of a few regions... In the us every city is segregated... Mexico is the original melting pot.

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    2. Idk bro, i live in san diego next to tj & when i go to tj i always see the whitest mexican chicks with the darkest guys they can find... Well not the darkest but definitely brown. Lol

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  32. What a beautiful looking family,destroyed by bastards.....
    Fuck hector beltran,what about these young people ???
    This is fucking outrageous,where is the will and anger from government to find these young people?
    That picture of a happy young family should serve as an indictment of Mexico's political rulers who could,with a will make some change.Get in there now and find them,never mind other countries,go find them !!!!
    Get off your asses and find them,,now..

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  33. Lovely looking family,desecrated by animals..So sad..
    Don't want to mention race,leave that to Mexicans....

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  34. Chivis - I'd suggest putting the pic with the skinned face after the link, or at least giving a graphic photos warning. That pic is v disturbing. Thanks as always for amazing work at BB.

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    1. I agree, but it's reality...yes on the warning link or something because damn you go from happy family to this gruesome crime on a student teacher, father and husband...just wow

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  35. In the USA they would have the army scouring the mountains, doing forensics and they would take down the police and the whole network that was complicit in this. This will soon be swept under the carpet like the casino massacre, the immigrant massacres and more. I live here and there is no memorial to these people and they are never mentioned. Racism is alive and well here in Mexico.

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    1. Agreed 1938439% that won't fly here in the states.

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    2. Yeah but they been looking for the guy that shot the trooper for 2 weeks and nothing

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  36. 8:07

    I appreciate your thinking, but allow me to share why I did not put it on the second page. My usual position is to put all dismemberments or decaps on second page. And I would say a skinned face is as graphic. So I am with you there.

    HOWEVER, in this particular instance, the horror of the crime, in the senseless kidnapping of innocents, mass kidnappings of teachers and social activists in southern Mexico has not received the attention it should, it has been largely ignored. I have stated it is because of racism. If this had occurred in a place like Monterrey or DF, the world press would be all over it.

    I want to draw attention to the story as much as possible, and often the only way is to draw attention by a graphic photo. It will assure people see it, if it is on the mainpage, otherwise many people that would bypass the story, the photo will demonstrate what is happening and stay in the mind of readers.

    When JFK died, I recall Jackie O not changing her blood stained pink suit, until she arrived back at the White House. People suggested to her she change before she boarded AF1. she refused saying "I want them to see what they have done to jack" those words and the pink suit I have never forgotten, visual expression impacts far greater than text.

    I think People coming to a Mexican Drugwar website should have an expectation of seeing graphic photos now and then. and in this case, where I am positive these students are innocents, I want them to see what they have done.

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    1. You are a very wise person. Lucky to have you. May the lord bless and keep you.

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  37. if Mexico only had a second amendment.

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  38. I don't understand the lack of reportage all this Iguala incident has got internationally. Why don't us readers carpet bomb worldwide media sites with this link and see if they report it ?

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  39. I think they skinned his face while he was still alive, I saw a video of someone skinning a mans face off after he was beheaded and the face muscles were not as read as the one in this photo so that usually means he was alive, how can a Mexican do this to another Mexican or let alone a human to another human.

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    1. I fucking hope not, that's fucking brutal! :(

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    2. can you provide the link please to that video?

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  40. what an ignorant remark 3:47
    always looking for the exception? You will never educate yourself looking for the red herring.

    Slim is Lebanese not indigenous

    idiot

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    1. Did you just call me an idiot?

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  41. "Here's what Mexicans look like - the rich are white, the middle class is mestizo, and the poor are indians. It really is that simple"

    I just don't get all this bollocks about skin color all the time with Mexicans?
    What about real issues,such as young innocent students being kidnapped ?
    What's being done about it ?

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  42. October 2, 2014 at 7:04 PM please provide source cause I cant find anything about that

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  43. Dearest Chivis,
    Although I too was shocked to see that poor young father's mutilated corpse before the link (like many I perfer to avoid extrmely graphic homocide images), after reading your explanation to others as to your break in protocal, I entirely respect your decision. This story should be reported more widely and I will be hounding the few undergrad press connections I have to pick up this narrative. Again BB out reports and outclasses mainstream media, thank you again for your work!

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  44. @ Oct. 3 4:47 p.m. "Here's what Mexicans look like - the rich are white, the middle class is mestizo, and the poor are indians. It really is that simple"

    I just don't get all this bollocks about skin color all the time with Mexicans?"

    I made a mistake. I should have posted: the rich are white, the poor are mestizos, and the extremely poor are indians. Thanks for letting me clear that up : )

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  45. --The protocol sounds like politics, the thing to do is exactly what you did chivis, put it up there, it is not porno, it is what the government sponsored autodefensas do (paramilitary) in the state of guerrero did to an innocent citizen, witout make-up.
    --And to the racisto-nonracisto, it is not racism but caciquism, were the political chieftains rule to enrich themselves and to please los sinores de la ciuda' y de la capital, at the expense of the population, indian or not, the politicians accept whatever results their allies deliver, but on this case it will be hard for the government to do nothing, pena nieto was birthing twins about the ones from tlatlaya, this is about triple tlatlaya...
    --In guerrero, it is traditional since forever to murder any indians or citizens who do not get it, the governors have always been a bunch of assassins, with the figueroas at the top of the bunch, didn't they even kill the reporter from proceso in veracruz? All about the caciques...

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  46. If people think that this horrible torture and mutilation happens only to cartel members or associates they are not paying attention! Many, many innocents, men, women and even children have been murdered by the cartels or other corrupt entities in Mexico! Their bodies chopped into pieces, burned, dissolved, skinned or whatever sick idea they come up with next? They were skinning the decapitated heads and leaving the eyes in the skull for a while and then posing the heads together! I think it would take a revolution in Mexico to clean out everything? That still doesn't address the main problem driving these atrocities which is the insatiable appetite for illegal drugs in the US! Until there is some base change in that dynamic, the violence and atrocities will continue....

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  47. 12:36 PM
    "The sickness is called U.S. addiction to hard drugs"
    Yes,and Mexico's inability to confront its own rampant criminality..
    Take the drugs away?And kidnapping and other crime would focus on Mexicans.But,who cares when you can apportion blame to other countries,the mantra of cretins,and jingoistic fools who cannot see past the mirage of nationality and helping their fellow countrymen...Many who don't even live in Mexico,just visit,but talking and complaining shows where their heart is.Hypocrisy right here and now,under many guises..

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  48. "The sickness is called U.S. addiction to hard drugs"
    "Yes, it absolutely is the US fault in a big way, you buy the drugs"
    "It's called GREED"
    "Here's what Mexicans look like - the rich are white, the middle class is mestizo, and the poor are indians. It really is that simple"

    Mexicans.....Class acts all the way....... Why bother

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  49. I'm sorry to tel you all the americans saying "why bother", but... this wasn't the cartel, this massacre was state and federal police killing students with the backup of the local mayor, this wasn't the cartel at all. There's even camera images where you can see police cars taking the students to kill them.

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  50. It is written, BECAUSE LAWLESSNESS SHALL INCREASE, the HEART OF MANY SHALL WAX COLD...LOVE AND HONOR for our fellow man is almost gone... People have forgotten to love and honor each other.. Make no mistake, we are living in the last days... It is also written,--Neither repented they of their murders, or their sorceries (meaning drugs)--Rev 9-21--..

    STAND ASSURED, we are in the last days!!!..All you have to do is look all around you!!! In Mexico, and all around the world. Everything, I mean everything has gone to the toilet...

    The only consolations about these atrocities is that those who murdered that young man, and all other innocent people will pay, who ever they were, whether it be police officers, political people whose abuse their power, will answer to God...VENGENCE BELONGS TO ME SAITH THE LORD!!!,

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  51. He will surely be a dark angel haunting the perpetrators dsscendents for all time with terrible psychoses and intolerable sufferings. What they did to God's child, God will enact the judgment for.

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  52. amen amen god will give to each what they deserve who ever did this to cesar are demon possesed

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  53. THE CORRUPT COPS AND MAYOR IS THE MAIN BLAME FOR THIS YES CARTEL WAS HIRED IN ON SOME BUT THE MAIN ONES ARE COPS & MAYOR IN HIS UGLY ASS WIFE

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