Sunday, June 24, 2018

May 2018: The Deadliest Month in Mexico Since 1997

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Telesurtv

                                      The World Watches Mexico's Violent Election Process
June 24, 2018

According to the national registry, 2,890 people have been murdered so far this year, which translates to roughly 93 victims per day or 4 per hour.

With just 10 days to Mexico's July 1 presidential elections, a new report shows violence has reached a new peak with almost 3,000 murders committed last month alone, the National Public Security System said Thursday.

There has been a total of 2,890 murders, which translates to roughly 93 victims per day or four every hour: the highest homicide rate since 1997.

Since January, a total of 13,298 people have been murdered in Mexico: a 21 percent increase on the same period last year.

Violence has permeated every corner of the country, although the highest concentration per 100,000 residents occurred in Colima, Baja California, Guerrero, Chihuahua and Guanajuato.


In 2017, a total of 28,710 murders were committed. The National Citizen Observatory predicts the rate will grow by 5.5 percent, while femicide is likely to increase by 15 percent. So far this year 328 femicides have been reported, compared to 153 victims in 2015.

The report comes as Mexico battles the most violent electoral process in its history. According to consulting firm Etellekt, there have been 121 murders and 400 attacks against politicians since September 2017.

Out of the victims, 29 were precandidates and 16 candidates, and 80 of them belonged to opposition parties. The rest were mayors, former mayors, militants, social leaders, councilors or representatives. The same firm also recorded 351 murders against non-elected government officers.

President of the National Association of Mayors, Enrique Vargas del Villar, stressed the importance of collaboration with the Interior Ministry to create a "security protocol" to protect candidates campaigning for municipal government positions.

More Mayoral Candidates Murdered Days Before Elections:

PRD Candidate Fernando Angeles Juarez

Yet another Mexican candidate was murdered on early Thursday morning, just days ahead of the July 1 general elections, bringing the total number of politicians killed since September 2017 to 121, making this the most violent electoral season in Mexico's history.

Fernando Angeles Juarez was shot dead leaving his hotel Posada del Bosque in the state of Michoacan on Thursday morning, June 21. Angeles Juarez, the Mayoral candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party in Ocampo, was gunned down and he died at the scene and no suspects have yet been identified.

Another Mexican Candidate Killed: Omar Gomez Lucatero

Hours before, Omar Gomez Lucatero, an independent candidate for Mayor of Aguililla in Michoacan, was murdered Wednesday night next to the local cemetery, close to a military barracks.

The governor of Michoacan vowed to carry out detailed investigations to find the people responsible:

“I express my firm compromise to find the people responsible of the murder of Omar Gomez Lucatero, a Mayoral candidate for the Aguililla municipality, in events that took place a few moments ago, and bring them to justice.”

According to local newspapers, Gomez was shot dead exiting his home in Las Palomas community, in Tierra Caliente. The region is located between the states of Mexico, Guerrero and Michoacan, and is plagued with criminal organizations, including the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion and the Nueva Familia Michoacana cartel.

In a video uploaded to social media, the cousin of Gomez Lucatero says an armed group arrived at the candidate's house and forced everybody to leave before executing him. He blames the local candidate of the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), Osvaldo Maldonado, for the murder.

Gomez was running as an independent candidate after he left the PRI. He became the Mayor of Aguililla shortly afterward in 2014 when Jose Cruz Valencia was arrested and had to leave office.

Another political candidate in Mexico has been killed by gun wounds, this time in a small town in the state of Guanajuato:

Jesus Nolasco Acosta, who was running for substitute alderman on the Morena ticket in the town of San Juan de Abajo was shot at least four times over the weekend as he was riding on his motorcycle.

Ricardo Sheffield, who is running for the Guanajuato governorship for the same political coalition posted on his facebook:

"I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of our companion, Jesus Nolasco Acosta, substitute candidate for alderman, murdered last night. ... He is the second Morena coalition candidate to be killed, and joins the more than 1,300 victims of intentional homicides that have turned Guanajuato into the most violent state of Mexico."

Gubernatorial candidate Sheffield, and previously Acosta, is of the leftist Morena coalition headed by the presidential candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly know as AMLO.


AMLO  is leading in the polls and has continually vowed to end Mexico's entrenched political corruption and condemns the rampant violence in the country's election campaigns. He is running on a platform that promotes curbing inequality and favoring redistribution.    

Since September 2017 at least 114 candidates running in the July 1 Mexican elections have been killed, making it the bloodiest election campaign in Mexico's modern history, and it's only getting worse in the electoral run-up. Michael Lettieri, a Senior Research Fellow for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs said: "The risk going forward is that there will be reluctance to participate in local politics because it has become so dangerous."

The Mayoral candidate for Leon, Guanajuato’s largest city, Ernesto Oviedo said in an email: "I’m sorry to hear that the candidate for substitute alderman, ... Jesus Monserrat Nolasco Acosta was robbed of his life in an assault. I’m confident the authorities will resolve this crime."

42 comments:

  1. Yes looks like Mexico is becoming the next Brazil, where lots of people are getting killed every week.government could care less for thier people.

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    1. Not really...mostly people in the maña and politicos get it..

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  2. Normal now. Its excepted just part of life. Ctm

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  3. La cafetera is cleaning house

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  4. "Robbed of his life in an assault"
    Spoken like a true possey.
    Murdered is the one word, and in guanajuato there is a lot to be lost if MORENA wins; Vicente Fox's 5 million pesos monthly pension plus expenses and free health care for life is in grave danger.

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  5. and the cycle continues..worst times are ahead. Women take some self defense training and survival mode everybody. That humilde peacefull " yo no se nada" attitude aint working.

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    1. @Obvious guy

      Lol, as if some defense training could help them against sicarios. What they need, what Mexican citizens need, is the chance to fight back, and without weapons you cannot do it.

      El Martillo

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    2. That will never happen Martillo. if i tell what my solution is, many will be offended. I will just leave you with this " life is allready complicated, why complicate it more by having children"... thats my own quote.

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  6. excellent article, yaqui!

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  7. We need to oppose the negative, seek positive reinforcement from the powers above and cherish our fellow man. With this, all can conquer and oppose the evil spirits that circumnavigate through our diluted society..

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    1. Sound like a true Davidian

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  8. I guess this is where AMLO's thought of an alternative method to comebat the unpresident violence comes from? Nothing seems to have worked.
    A record high of homicides and crime rate has the country in an uproar. Along with the continuation and relentless political assinations of candidates.
    What's surprising is the lack of effort or attempt to assinate AMLO by opposition forces? Can someone with Intel or political knowledge give input on this subject?
    Moreover, what makes him any different from all others who have fallen victim to such circumstance?
    Political career opportunities are becoming a shortage of in Mexico. Rather, those with true intentions that is.

    E42

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    1. Mx is fucked up right. It Can ne worse then this.
      And peace for mx is quite easy but You need the Balls to do it.

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  9. 2,890 people have been murdered so far this year...with almost 3,000 murders committed last month alone?

    Is there a missing number in front of that first 2?

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    1. Yes, I know Those numbers don’t jive. I don’t know how to reconcile it.

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    2. 2890 THIS MONTH OR LAST MONTH,
      for the year you will need a lot more fingers than your hands and toes than your patas to count to more than 30 000 deaths for 2018.

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    1. Lord of the skys smoked alot of fools.

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  11. Mexico is a complete mess. Citizens must be allowed to own and carry firearms in order to protect themselves and their families.

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    1. 8:53 - Yeah if i lived in Mexico i'd do everything i could to get a firearm. I'd rather risk getting in trouble with the law than risk getting kidnapped, tortured, and dismembered by these sick fucks.

      It's to bad that ATF "Fast and Furious" operation wasn't used to smuggle those guns into the hands of law abiding citizens.

      Phelpso

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    2. Firearms have never helped in the US.

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    3. @9:52

      In the Us criminal sindicates with the power of the Mexican cartels don’t exist, not even close.

      First off, because the government and the police forces aren’t as corrupt, and also because most citizens are armed, and it wouldn’t be possible to rule over them.

      Even the mass shooters always choose gun free zones to carry out their crimes.

      El Martillo

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    4. Also, let me tell,p you, dear 9:52, that having law abidizinf citizens totally outgunned against the cartels is certainly not a good idea.

      El Martillo

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  12. Strict Gun Control allows for these atrocities.

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  13. Will Mexico ever recover? Mexican children are growing up in a merciless bloodfilled world where dismembered corpses and human heads are found everywhere to remind them that there is no hope for future, only despair. They live in a country where demons who worship gold plated weapons and money are free to raid towns and kidnap little girls as young as 5 to use as sex slaves, and disembowel and peel the face off anyone who tries to get in their way. It's not even a "the strong devour the weak" situation. It's straight up extermination. 200,000 cartel related murders per year? Not counting disappearances? That's like a nuke hitting a Mexican city each year.

    Jesus fucking christ.

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    1. @9:38

      200,000 cartel related murders per year is too much, the 200,000 homicides have happened between in the last 10/12 years.

      It is still a bloodbath.

      El Martillo

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    2. 6:10 form the 20 TO 28 000 yearly average in EPN PRISIDENCY to more than 30 000 this year is about over 150 000 dead and disappeared, probably more, and with the FECAL credits it is more than 350 000 over the last 12 years, figures kept in the dark specially if you compare them with chile during the pinochetazo more than 30 000 in one year or the Cuban assassinations of the castrista regime in the late 50s or venezuela's murdering regimes of Chaves and Maduro...
      Only Colombian murdering compares in size, and proportion but Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have worse proportions, all fueled by US foreign politics along with Mexico and colombia.
      --And yet Cuba, Nicaragua bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and specially Venezuela are the most demonized...
      --Somebody needs to get off the blinders

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    3. You may be right, it’s difficult to gauge the correct numbers. But even if you are right, 350,000 murders since 2006 isn’t comparable to 200,000 murders per years. This is a bloodbath, but 200,000 murders per year would be a straight up Holocaust.

      El Martillo

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  14. There seems to be no solution . AMLO says he will turn more criminal lose . He says "drug traffickers" . Guess he will use the killer at a glance technique to sort them out before he pardons them . I think mexico is in for a worse downward spiral than ever . Time will tell . Its really hard to know what the "outcome will be before it "comes out" . Some times all we can do is look at history and see the mistakes . Never fails though, during extreme desperate times people will go in a crazy direction . Just look back on the great depression of the 30's Germany put in power somebody who had be in prison for being the criminal he was . Adolf Hitler. They biggest mass murder the world has ever known .

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    1. You might not even know but hitler was from austria, was a vegetarian and du not drunk Alkohol
      So Please search yourself a job amd stop spread bs.

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    2. 9:15 - He never said anything about alcohol. Hitler may not have been into alcohol/tobacco. But, he was a huge drug addict.

      Phelpso

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    3. 8:35 amphetamines were good even back then, you could do a lot more work if you was awake...
      these days you do more damage if you are on meth, and are tweeting at 3:00 0r 4:00 AM on the crapper,

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    4. 10:41 - HAHAHAHAHA! Im seriously rolling on the ground right now. Thats hilarious! It does make you wonder how many texts you read that are sent by someone dropping a deuce lol.

      Phelpso

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  15. Although here has been little mention in this blog, Juarez, Chihuahua, is experiencing an upsurge of homicides: 450 so far this year. There were 18 murders Saturday (2 days ago). There have also been several murders and kidnappings in the Valle de Juarez, where La Linea controls smuggling across the Rio Grande. The murders and kidnappings in the valley do not get much mention in the Juarez media because the locals are too scared to report them.

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  16. Please please we need families and peole love Central Americans to take in families and give them jobs, food, car and baby sit their kids. The US government r not good babysitter.. While for Mexicans its illegal to come in the US.

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  17. Its a genocide to keep population down in mexico and the economy in shambles so this cycle of poverty and violence continues , jokes on them the ones up here are reproducing more.

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  18. People should stand up and defend thier towns of hoodlums. Act before they kill more, of your relatives.

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    1. En eso estamos.

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    2. Yes they should kill the killers, before it gets out of hand. Oops excuse me it has gotten out of hand.

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  19. If AMLO wins and goes hard with his policies, I can easily see a Venezuela or Cuba type of situation economically. The people of Mexico need more freedom and the ability to fight for/enforce it by removing the governments Monopoly on force (arms), and the higher levels of the cartel/criminal leadership and government are one and the same.
    Finesse

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    1. AMLO will be controlled by drug cartels, he wants to set them free,if he becomes President.

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  20. Stand up to the tyranny and oppose the the devils greed, everyone must join together to form an alliance of brotherly love...

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