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Thursday, February 18, 2021

4 homeless people killed overnight in a park in Guadalajara

 "MX" for Borderland Beat

One of the four victims was taken alive from the park but died at the hospital upon arrival.


Residents of Guadalajara woke up yesterday morning with news of another massacre conducted in a public area. On early Wednesday morning, four homeless people, three men and a woman, were murdered in a park located in Lomas de Polanco neighborhood.


Authorities confirmed that they were shot by unknown assailants at around 2:30 a.m. Witnesses said that the killers were driving a red Nissan Versa and fired at the homeless victims using handguns and rifles. Only one person survived the attack.


Other killings were reported across the Guadalajara metropolitan area that day. In Tonala, a man was shot to death; in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, two bodies were found in two dirt roads; and in Zapopan, a lifeless body was dumped near a highway.


Investigators are not sure if this attack was cartel-related. Attacks against homeless people in Mexico is not an unusual occurrence. Aporophobia, fear or hostility against the poor or disadvantaged, is more common in large urban areas like Guadalajara.

Back in 2018, multiple homeless people were killed in Guadalajara, which led authorities to a serial killer who was targeting them. In July 2019, a homeless couple in Mexico City was set on fire by two people who approached them while they were sleeping.


According to a 2013 statistic issued by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico has the largest homeless population in Latin America. Over 14 million people are homeless in Mexico, or 13 percent of the population. More than half of Mexico's total population lives in poverty. 

Sources: El Debate; Aristegui Noticias; Excelsior;

7 comments:

  1. I am saddened by this. As a homeless person in the USA, I imagined Mexico as a place where "the people" took the initiative and "reappropriated" land to build small homes and colonias despite not owning the land. Even a shack or shanty is better than being exposed on the streets where violence is so prevalent. Of course, all bets are off when alcohol and drug addiction are added to the equation.
    Thanks BB for coming back, I missed y'all.

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    1. It’s definitely more lax in Mexico. Have you looked into the term “paracaídismo”? It’s pretty much when people take up abandoned land in Mexico and just start living there. Government then cannot kick them out as easily.

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  2. Like brazil and the philipines, the poor, orphaned, homeless, etc are blamed for their looks and their situation and exterminated by city government contractors, police or gangsters, sometimes by rich juniors.

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    1. They're not slackers at getting rid of each other, either.

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    2. 9:10 the poor broke homeless do not have the money to buy weapons or bullets, but somebody may give it to them for free to exterminate each other

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    3. 1:54 that is Chicago!
      and the US game plan helped by Russian federation million dollar payments to the NRA and to Tea Party cells to finance their registration with the IRS as non-profits.
      Paracaidistas in Mexico always have had big politicians blowing on their wings, others pay with their ass in prison like the Atencos raped by EPN POLESIAS.

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  3. Probrably just some random killer not even cartel related, he’ll get away with it cause you know Mexico

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