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Friday, February 25, 2011

Relatives of Slain Mexican Activist Found Dead in Chihuahua

Marisela Reyes, sister of slain human-rights activist Josefina Reyes Salazar holds a banner during a protest in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)

Mexican police on Friday discovered the bodies of three people related to a human rights activist who was killed last year in the volatile northern border state of Chihuahua.

The bodies of a sister and brother of Josefina Reyes and her sister-in-law were found in a remote area outside Guadalupe Distrito Bravos, southeast of Ciudad Juarez, said Jorge Gonzalez, a state prosecutor.

The three had been missing since Feb. 7, when witnesses reported that armed men forced the trio from a car.

Gonzalez said the bodies of Maria Magdalena Reyes Salazar, Elias Reyes Salazar and his wife, Luisa Ornelas, were found shot with visible signs of torture. Additionally, each body was covered with dirt which leads investigators to believe they had been buried and exhumed before being left along the highway outside of Guadalupe.

Unofficially, it was stated three narco messages where left accusing the three of being informants for La Linea.

Josefina Reyes was slain a year ago in Ciudad Juarez. She had led protests against alleged abuses by Mexican soldiers in the Juarez Valley, which sits across from El Paso, Texas.

Her death has been followed by attacks on her family and supporters.

In August, her brother Ruben was killed by unknown assailants. Earlier this month, the home of Reyes’ mother, Sara Salazar, was set on fire while she was protesting to demand that authorities solve the killings and disappearances of her children.

Relatives recently expanded their protest to Mexico City, where until Friday they had maintained a tent in front of the Senate to demand official action.

“The Reyes Salazar family, since the death of Josefina in 2010, has been the victim of a brutal harassment, partly by the state and partly by criminality,” a spokesman for the family, Adrian Fuentes, told MVS Radio. “The demand for justice will not stop.”

The Reyes family’s case has led organizations such as Amnesty International to urge Mexico to protect the safety of human rights activists.

Ciudad Juarez has been the scene of bloody drug cartel turf battles that have killed more than 6,000 people the past two years.

El Diario

El Diario

Sources: AP, la Polaka, El Diario


  1. very sad.

    both countries need to legalize marijuana. people would be wiser and vote for better changes. its non toxic compared to alcohol. i am a guerro but i love mexican women, mexican food and good mexican weed not grown by narcos but by good people.

    these assholes give my drug of choice a really bad name, I am afraid to go there, I live by tijuana and a lot of people have reported horror stories. The narcos are manipulative and they are evil people that need to be exterminated. death will come to el chapo and all of these losers...what goes around? comes around!

  2. chapo is a big fat fucking pussy, so is metro3, z40, lazcano, vicente carrillo, r1, bravo, fuck u puto bitches! i would beat the shit out of chapo, this pussy motherfucker! hide behind ur people faggot, 1 day ur time will come and i hope they cut ur head off while ur still alive!

  3. Would you really beat up a little tiny midget man dwarf, El Chapo?
    hes so tiny hes like a little football that you just want to kick the shit out of!!!!
    Hes a little bug!
    A fucken stink bug, but a tiny little bug...
    El Chapos Mama!!

  4. We really are gettimg the picture abput what mexico thinks about their people...your life means nothing, so what they or we kill your whole family as long as the bribes keep coming long dear people till you rise up as one and tale matters into your own hand? Every day you wait is a day you lose a neighbor, wife, son, daughter, husband..better to fight and die like men then live in fear like a coward


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