Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tijuana: Two burned bodies thrown in river channel

Two burned bodies thrown in river channel 

The sun's gaze burns down across the city, in the height of it's power and heat, above two smoldering bodies, which lay across the concrete of the Alamar river channel.  The two were discovered this morning, dropped off sometime in the late night or early morning. 

Tossed from a vehicle, likely a truck, where they were thrown into the bed, and then thrown across the small wall, the charred ash of their singed, deformed flesh, leaving deep black marks across the white concrete, ash mixing with dust, dirt, and dancing in the wind, a scent of cooked flesh in the air. 

How do you burn a body? Still alive? Why do you burn a body?  Concealment? Message?  Doused in gasoline, then lit with a cigarette, lighter, or tossed on a fire, made from tires and pallets, in an industrial area, stash house, sweat stained hands shaky with crystal, pistols in their waists, smoke infesting their hair and clothes, sweatshirts and jeans.  

What temperature does flesh melt at?  Skin charred to a crisp, a flaky black replacing the softness of skin, that which our bodies are wrapped in.  Stained, scarred, damaged, bruised reflections of ourselves, and our lives.  The hands with which we touch others, how we make connections, show respect, kindness, intimacy, love, the lips which touch others to show affection, physical efforts of our thoughts. 

The nose, the mouth how we taste, how we smell, how we indulge in meals, with family, friends, alone, how we communicate, how we share our memories, thoughts, goodbyes.  And eyes, the eyes, which betray our true intentions and feelings, which we see our lives through, the lives of our loved ones, and eyes that have seen horrors.  Hands that have committed them.  

An unbearable heat, the deformation of our faces and flesh, infecting our bodies, filling our nostrils with smoke, taking our sight and our touch, and our taste, and leaving a blackness, a void of humanity.  A place where bodies are burned, a place where men know how to burn a body, watch as the first traces of black flesh appear across a face, a sight that have seen before.  

A void that will consume you, consume me, alone, in the earliest and darkest hours of morning, and you wonder what matters, adrift, you lose yourself in that place, and you wonder what the screams sounded like, who heard them, and where their children are, and how they were children once, who played and laughed, gazed the way children do at adults...

Sources: AFN Tijuana 


38 comments:

  1. Deep... Sadly, this cruelty will never end, it will only continue down its path of getting worse.

    I am not saying to lose hope but to hang onto with everything you've got.

    It's only going to get darker from here....

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  2. Horrible!
    A senseless crime which brings humanity into question? A life torched and thrown like unwanted debris.
    Dark times encompass Mexico.
    A horrific plague where no one is safe.

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  3. CAF is making baja safer

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    1. Getting sinaloa out of baja

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    2. Baja is Sinaloa.

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  4. Chivis why do you want translators cant you just post it in its original language just about all electronics we use to read BB will translate for us just saying id be happy with it in its original language.but all in all you guys kick ass i love you guys!!

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    1. Google translate is not very good. And very bad when you translate ES to let say german. So its much easier when native speakers translate to English.

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    2. See how at the bottom of the article it says AFN Tijuana . There's the source. If you want to translate a few articles it would be appreciated

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  5. Can someone pls post the original article link. Thanks

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    1. No don't post it! It's just another damn evil story. I love writings like J's. Thank you J! You open my eyes up to a whole different reality. Your interpretations really do help me see things from a perspective of empathy. Bravo J! 馃憦馃徏

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    2. Please post. It's interesting the take on the story and how it's written. I want to read it in Spanish please

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    3. @1:28 The story is a original story written by J. You won't find a Spanish version of it. J gave credit for the material from which he wrote it as AFN Tijuana.

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    4. @1:28 The story posted is an original story written by J. Se my response to 2:03

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    5. Thx, nice writing

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  6. There's hardly cds left in all baja they are all getting killed

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    1. CAF is cleaning house

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  7. You should not embellish the story. You should just report the facts.
    R.I.P. Charles Bowden.

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    1. @6:05. I don't think you have read much of Charles Bowdens work. What made him a great writer was his story telling ability and humanizing his stories, not just reporting the facts of an event.

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  8. I would hate to be against Mencho and his ruthless cartel, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. Too brutal

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    1. That's why chapo is stressed out in his jail cell

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    2. I can promise you that Paco is sleeping well at night. He's not afraid of Mencho. If Mencho were so tough, he'd walk the street like Pablo, Gotcha, and the Ochoa's once did.

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    3. 6:47 stfu lol you can promise he's sleeping good. All these guys are alwAys scared of being caught or killed

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    4. Mencho walks the streets just come anywhere near tonaya Jalisco and you'll see him..

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  9. Tijuana Is more dangerous than Juarez

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  10. A Moving article but can mere words change this horror I wonder if we're on front row seats veiwing Hell or maybe even participating?

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  11. I have homes in mexico and usa and feel safer in mexico FACT! I don't get high, sell drugs, buy drugs or hang around people who do nothing will happen to me and in the usa there are mass killings more innocent people die under the act of a crazy mother fucker pissed off at the system, a couple of days ago a crazy fuck killed 4 gringos in fresno in cold blood and 3 weeks ago a guy in my local area killed 2 cops and one innocent bystander TOO MANY LOCOS IN THE USA

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    1. But you heard about those deaths right? People get killed all the time in Mexico and nobody knows except the killer. The family only knows of a person who disappeared. USA isn't the greatest, but we aren't unearthing mass graves. How can it be safer if you can't trust the local law enforcement. Cops are getting killed in the US because they aren't running away from criminals.

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    2. Mexico's war on drugs + all of the missing has successfully erased the names of 125,000 human-beings in the past 10 years. There's numerous articles on here that men and women claim to kill hundreds, thousands with their own hands, and in some of those instances they have found direct proof of this, they have undoubtedly the top 3(if not 1) worst serial killers in the world. To top it off, Mexico is so bad that they have to turn to their NAVY to get a job done 100% without any level of Cartel contamination. Don't peer at the American headline news for too long, it may begin to peer back at you.

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  12. I appreciate the story in English and can imagine it is much better in the original Spanish.... something is better than nothing.

    About Charles Bowden, I loved his way of presenting facts in a manner that humanized the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. He had a way of getting down into the harsh and poignant realities of Mexico. God rest his soul.
    Mexico-Watcher

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  13. I keep telling you guys, Taco Charlton is behind all of these burning bodies. He's a chief jefe enforcer for the AFO. His father was a bodyguard for ol' Benjamin AF. Taco Charlton is no joke. He spent time in Topo Chico prison. That's enough to harden anyone. He was there when the fire broke out last year. His first stint in prison came after he was arrested for smuggling cocaine for the Norte Valle Cartel. He was sentenced to the notorious Comayagua prison in Honduras. Now he's working for remnants of his father's organization. Remember this name.....Taco Charlton. I don't know his real name, but that is what the GAFE, DEA, and local authorities know him as.

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    1. Well ,looking forward to see the this taco fella being made into taco meat for the millions of stray dogs in Mexico.
      A small buffet of a gathering for a great cause!

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    2. I have heard of Taco Charlton. He is from the Roma Sur barrio Mexico City. He used to run with Donnie Pena when he was killed by the Los Zetas.

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  14. Please post the original article, I want my wife to read it in her native tongue. Thanks in advance

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    1. It is an original. Read the comments above

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  15. I wrote the comment with the link to the article. In all fairness to J, the story has virtually no information.

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  16. Such beautiful writing for such a ghastly topic. Thank you for all your effort.

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  17. Thanks J. Good stuff
    Mn

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  18. J that was good writing. Very deep. Captured it all in my mind.

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