Posted by DD Republished From Yahoo News
|Mexico's Guerrero has been plagued by violence and multiple cases of missing people, including the notorious disappearance and presumed massacre of 43 students in September 2014 (AFP Photo/Yuri Cortez)|
On Wed. of this week BB published a story , In Tierra Caliente (Hot Land) It Is Getting Hotter ,
in which we reported that a caravan of families traveling to a wedding were intercepted by heavily armed uniformed men and the 15 men in the families were put into trucks and carried away.
Today Yahoo News is reporting that Mexican authorities are reporting that 21 men who had
been kidnapped earlier in the week had been found walking and they were alive and unharmed except for injuries to their feet which indicated they had walked a long distance. They said 16 of those found were the men traveling to a wedding. The other 5 were teachers and a principal abducted Monday from a school as we reported in the above linked BB story.
The above "facts" were announced by the governor of the state of Guerrero, Hector Astudillo, on television.
The numbers don't add up though. At the invasion and abductions at the school, it was reported that one of the teachers was female. I also read earlier in the week that the principal had been murdered after the abduction, but the other 4 were released by the kidnappers. We will follow up tracking this story and find out why the discrepancies.
The armed uniformed masked men who kidnapped the 16 from the wedding caravan told the group that they were part o "a new group" and accused the men of belonging to a rival cartel. Two men in the wedding caravan were killed during the abduction of the other 16.
In response to the claim that the men were part of a cartel, the Mayor of Arcelia, Adolfo Torales, rejected that claim.
"They are working people, humble people who have to go out to work every day," he said.