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Monday, February 15, 2021

Gunned Down: Veracruz Candidate PVEM-Morena and her Mother, a former PRI Deputy

The attackers entered the residence of the Merlin family and killed the two women with a firearm.

Preliminary reports, armed people aboard a van fired at the state Auxiliary Police guard who was guarding the access to the house. The attackers entered the residence of the Merlin family and killed the two women.

The former local PRI deputy in Cosoleacaque, Gladys Merlín Castro and her daughter, Karla Enríquez Merlín, Morena's candidate for mayor of that same municipality, were shot by an armed commando the early morning of this Monday, about 6 am with repeated shots.  One of the victims was also beheaded.

The State Attorney General's Office (FGE) has already started an investigation folder for the double execution. In a brief bulletin, the justice agency assured that there will be no impunity in "these unfortunate events."

Preliminary reports indicate that armed persons aboard a truck fired at the guard of the Auxiliary Police and Patrimonial Protection Institute for the State of Veracruz (IPAX) who was guarding access to the house.

Preliminary reports from the authorities also mention that one of the victims, without specifying which one, was also beheaded.

Gladys Merlin had previously been the mayor of Cosoleacaque and a local PRI deputy; his daughter, Karla Merlin, was Undersecretary of the Environment in the presidential term of the PRI, Javier Duarte, and a failed candidate for the local council for the PRI in Cosoleacaque.

Since the previous year, Karla Merlin had contact with the PVEM and with Morena to be their candidate for mayor of that city.

Sources: Proceso / ReportIndigo / Twitter / Excelsior /


There are 2 lines of investigation for the murder of Gladys Merlin and her daughter:

García Jiménez pointed out that they will find those responsible, both the material authors and the intellectual authors.

Xalapa, Veracruz:  The Veracruz State Attorney General's Office (FGE) has already started a folder with two lines of investigation on the murders of the former mayor and former deputy Gladys Merlin Castro and her daughter, Carla Enríquez Merlin. "There will be no impunity," said Governor Cuitláhuac García Jiménez.

Taking into account "the good results that the FGE has given" in the resolution of past crimes, the president specified in a press conference that there is confidence in the work of the Prosecutor's Office, as well as that justice will be done.

"We are not going to allow those who want to stifle the electoral issue and seek to be covered by impunity. This government is not going to agree with any "group". That is over," he said.

In addition, The Gov. pointed out that the Ministerial Police still works at the crime scene collecting evidence.

García Jiménez pointed out that they will find those responsible, both with the material authors and with the intellectuals. He reserved giving more information because he said he was respectful of the processes established by law.

He reiterated that they work in a coordinated manner and that the events that occurred in Cosoleacaque will be clarified at dawn on February 15, when a command entered the private home located in the Second Quarter of the city that borders Minatitlán, in the south of the state of Veracruz.


  1. Well, former SSP PUBLIC SECURITY SECRETARY arturo bermudez has been released to fight charges of murdering and corruption from his home, and javier duarte wants to get sone with the opposition to run for president of mexico as soon as he gets released from his 9 months of prison...Veracruz Police needs some real teeth, bark.

  2. Just bad has president now

  3. When will it end in Mexico? Most wars will have an end to it. Mexico is just another planet when it comes to violence. Does the Mexican government cares about security and peace to its people?

  4. 12:03 local militias are famous for knowing and getting control of their local criminals, in Cuba they still do it after more than 60 years, for free, same thing did the vietcong in vietnam after kicking the US out and other places, their budgets are very minimal and use no military or police, it works for Maduro and Ortega, worked for Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, but not for the "Oringe Liar in Chiff"


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