Sunday, December 9, 2018

“Armed Commando” Attacks Truck w CA Migrants

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: La Jornada


Xalapa, Veracruz:  On Saturday morning, armed people attacked a group of migrants who were traveling through the southern area of ​​Veracruz . The assault left one woman dead, and at least three wounded, including a three year old.

The first police reports identified the deceased as María Herlinda Ruiz Tapería. While among the injured are: Keren Paola Barco Benavides, 31; Yoel Méndez Barco, 3 years old, and Hamilton Gedanias Soicoi, 26 years old. 

The migrants are originally from Guatemala, they were traveling aboard a cattle truck, which had left San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, and which was intended to take them to the north of the country.

It was during their transit through the south of the state that they suffered an attack by hooded people with heavy weapons, ie long guns.

The hooded people carried “large weapons” and traveled “extra-officially” on a vehicle which read “police,” according to locals who reported on the incident. At the moment, there are no official reports which can confirm the type of weapons used to harm the migrants or the identity of the perpetrators.


The National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) expressed its "strongest condemnation" for the aggression, early this Saturday, in the community of Ojo de Agua, Municipality of Juan Rodríguez Clara, in Veracruz, against a group of migrants from Guatemala, which caused the death of a migrant woman and injuries to three more people, including a three-year-old child.

The organism indicated that it is the first occasion in which there is knowledge of a homicide against a person in the context of mobility since the migrant caravan began, for which he demanded the prompt clarification of the facts "by means of an exhaustive, professional and effective investigation. , that leads to find those responsible for them to be presented before the authorities that provide justice and receive the sanction that corresponds to the law ".

After expressing its condolences to the relatives of the victims, the commission reported that it will observe the possible violation of human rights by authorities who "did not grant the precautionary measures that the CNDH has repeatedly requested since the beginning of the migrant exodus, some of the which were addressed to state and municipal public servants of Veracruz. The authorities committed to grant due security to migratory flows by accepting such measures. "

The commission arranged for adjunct visitors to provide the accompaniment required by the victims and their families, as well as to provide them with emotional support and provide them with the necessary support so that the injured persons receive the medical attention they need along with the relatives of the deceased person. They will also facilitate the process so that the body is returned to its place of origin.

According to journalistic versions, the group of migrants left San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, and headed towards the Municipality of Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, when at the height of the Ojo de Agua community, belonging to the municipality of Juan Rodríguez Clara, the truck in which they were traveling was intercepted by a group of hooded people carrying long weapons, who shot them.


31 comments:

  1. This attack on migrants is disgusting. Not blaming all Mexicans for this but the overall attitude being displayed towards these central Americans by mexico is almost to the point where I would say Im ashmed to be of mexican descent. Makes them no better than the supporters of president doucher chump. Fuck you mexican pieces of shit who support these cowards who attacked these people too.

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    1. So....

      Using words to voice your opinion against ILLEGAL immigration is the same as massacreing women and children? Hmmmmm. Interesting point of view....

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  2. Guatemalans are some of the most humble people you’ll ever meet. It takes a real piece of shit Mexican to mess with these guys. And they do it on purpose knowing Guatemalans are all about being peaceful and humble. If ever they attack anyone it’s because they’ve been fucked with for too long. Out of all the economic migrants I’ve ever known Guatemalans are the most reliable when it comes to just coming into the U.S. solely to work. Everyone else comes in second. And that’s coming from a Mexican. Mis respetos para la gente de Guatemala (My deepest respect for all the people of Guatemala). - Sol Prendido

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    1. Agree 110%. I enjoy going to Guatemala and talking to kind, humble people. I'm just curious - what is the running joke about Guatepeor? I never understood that. Dr. K

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    2. Agree, my best friends from c.a are mostly guatemalas. They seem to have way better morals and education even than some mexicans. Btw am mexican 100 so no me vengan que a chonita la bolsearon.

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    3. @ Dr. K it’s an amalgamation of Guatemala and Worse put together. It’s a horrible way of putting them down. Mexicans are good at mocking everyone except themselves. Once it’s done to them their pride gets in the way. And it inevitably leads to conflict. - Sol Prendido

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    4. @Sol

      I agree wholeheartedly. I was about to write something similar but then i read you comment.

      El Cabrón De Tamaulipas

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    5. I don’t want you guys thinking all Mexicans are like this. This just applies to those who like to bully others. I don’t like bullies. Especially when their messing with humble people. If you know the person you’re messing with isn’t about violence then just leave them alone. Not everyone is down for fighting. Leave the conflict to someone that can fight back. - Sol Prendido

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  3. So sad. Stop harming inocents!!!

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    1. They aren’t, they are criminals entering countries illegally.
      You can’t country shop and claim asylum where you want.
      Learn the rules

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  4. Marina should dress as migrants in a large flatbed and wait for cowardly punks to attack.Mercy!

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  5. IMO this is not the caravan route this is the dangerous route thru ver and tamps. these attacks have happened since 2007

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  6. That image of the kids next to a dead person........
    No children should witness that
    It's just heart breaking

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  7. No frijoles, puro plomo

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  8. The Guatemalan guys I have worked construction with, are the hardest working mfs around, hands down. Tells you how bad living there must be, and I think has been for a long time. Surely there are mischievous ones too though.

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  9. Chivis so that makes it ok????

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    1. oh no! sorry you took it that way. Remember I have been working a migrant project since the 72 slaughtered in Tamps. I think you need to read Father Solalinde article of the caravan not being from love but political and they have made a mess.

      these are typical migrants going thru the gulf side and get picked up and never seen again by the hundreds per day.

      10 to 12 M go forever missing each year according to the human rights assoc and amnesty intl.

      what i object to is using the caravans to spread a narrative and act as though this is atypical. it isn't and Mexico has allowed this because the do not care about CAs. they hate them. they ignore them. that is the story the hypocrisy of Mx.

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  10. CJNG killing innocent civilians again

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    1. I thought CDS ran everything! Including these killings!

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  11. Wasn’t there a truckload of migrants that disappeared recently as well? Were they ever found? Very sad that they can’t be safe passing through Mexico.

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  12. Like big Chivis pointed out, violence against migrants in Mexico is nothing new. Its gotten more attention because of the recent caravans.

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  13. Marro has no chance, he should throw in the towel and move out 9f state.

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  14. Those migrants we're not going to stay in that part of Mexico, they we're just passing by to go up North. Those kids that see thier mother dead on the floor, will be forever embedded in thier brains of this tragic event.

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  15. The cartels don't care about Mexican citizens, much less will they care about foreigners.

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  16. The Tierra Blanca-Cosomalapan area is notorious for narcos and criminals, the route up from Acayucan is often used for transport of drugs.

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  17. Being white, I travel this rout all the time without problems. However, my best friend is a local.

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