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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Congressman Erik Juárez Blanquet assassinated in Morelia Michoacan -- 2 arrested

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY TU FREN   La Voz de Michoacan

There was heavy mobilization of security forces this Tuesday morning after the deputy  (congressman) Erik Juárez Blanquet was assassinated.

The deputy was traveling in the passenger seat in a white SUV, accompanied by two other people, who were injured and transferred to a city hospital.

The events were reported at 10:48 in the morning to the Emergency Service (911), where they were alerted that on Morelos Avenue, at the El Pípila roundabout, subjects who were traveling on a motorcycle shot at the occupants of a Chevrolet Equinox suv.

According to witnesses, the driver of the truck stopped about 50 meters ahead of where they were attacked.

Immediately an operation was mounted and paramedics came to the scene, which gave aid to the injured people and confirmed the death of the deputy Erick Juarez Blanquet.

Neighbors from the area told this media that the attackers went into the Industrial neighborhood and abandoned the motorcycle on Galeana street and tried to escape on foot. However, Michoacán Police patrols began a search operation on the colonia, arresting two subjects.

Businesses on Morelos Norte Avenue, as well as the Repsol gas station, were closed due for safety in addition to the extensive cordoning off by the authorities.

It should be noted that Morelos Norte is one of the busiest avenues in the city, since it leads to the Historical, Technological Center of Morelia, Antigua Fair, multiple subdivisions towards Tarímbaro and on the detour to the Airport.

The body was removed minutes before noon and it was transferred to the Forensic Medical Service.

They detain two people, they seized a motorcycle and a weapon

As a result of the operational action, two men were arrested and an abandoned motorcycle and a short firearm were secured. Actions are carried out to determine if they are related to the murder of the deputy.

Erick Juarez Blanquet, local deputy

Erik Juárez Blanquet was a local deputy, belonged to the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) and later became independent, and in the period 2015-2018 he was a federal deputy for District II of Puruándiro, while previously he had been a local deputy for the Puruándiro District II in the LXXII Legislature, from 2012-2015.

He was also municipal president (mayor) of Angamacutiro from 2008 to 2011; and he has held other political positions as President of the Municipal Committee of Angamacutiro, State Councilor of the Party of the Democratic Revolution and National Councilor of the Party of the Democratic Revolution. Juárez Blanquet was a graduate in Primary Education graduated from the Rural Normal "Vasco de Quiroga" of Tiripetío.


  1. Was he Honest or like Politicos crooked

    1. Does it really matter? An assassination is still an assassination.

    2. It does matter, he/she is trying to figure if he was an honest man or curupted. Why was he not in the bullet proof SUV?

    3. from what i see in reports he was very respected

  2. Wow even federal-level politicos are getting killed.

    1. They have been, where have you been?

  3. In general, pursuing a career in politics is crazy. Pursuing a career in politics in Mexico though? That takes a special kind of crazy.

    1. Unless one is already corrupt and willing to take the risk to reap the rewards of bribes, graft, and kickbacks. The risk of being killed as crooked politician is probably lower than being a criminal on the street.


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