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Sunday, April 6, 2014

5 die in southern Chihuahua

A total of seven individuals were shot to death or were found in since last Tuesday in southern Chihuahua state municipalities, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news report which appeared in the online edition of El Sol de Parral news daily, three men were found shot to death Friday evening.

The victims, two of whom were identified as  Edil Bitelio Jimenez Payan, 30, and  José Isaías Torres Meza, 33, were both both from Guadalue y Calvio municipality.  Local residents had filed a complaint about three dead bodies on the Guadlupe y Calvo to Parral road, dead from gunshot wounds near the village of Turuachi.  All three victims were shot in the head.

Meanwhile in Bachiniva municipality, a man was found shot to death in  April 1st near a location called San José y Anexas.  The news report said he was struck with rounds from a 9mm weapon, probably a pistol.

Lastly, in Cuauhtemoc municipality last Thursday one unidentified individual was wounded and another unofficially was killed in an encounter with a Mexican Army unit, according to a separate news report in El Diario de Chihuahua news daily. 

According to a news account gunfire was exchanged between the occupants of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a Mexican Army road patrol.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for and He can be reached at


  1. 5 killed there, 10 over here, a fosa over there, 5 more killed over here. WTH?
    Thanks BB . no one north of the border would ever know without your reporting.

  2. If you can read Spanish, you can find plenty! But this site makes it easier for peoplem.

  3. I see to spend a lot of time in The state of Chihuahua. I love the state and the honest people. I travelled through toward the interior of Mexico often. I visited all of the night clubs and discos of Juarez frequently. I raced bicycles there once a week and even participated in the Tour de Chiihuahua one year. Those were happier times for tourists and residents alike. The deaths chronicled in this story may be of drug dealers. Either way, I won't be hanging out in Chihuahua anytime soon. I pray that I can someday visit Chihuahua again without taking the risk of violent death.

  4. Go to Taco Bell. There is a Chihuahua at Taco Bell.


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