Friday, September 10, 2010

Mexico to Investigate Massacre of Massacre Investigators

Mexican authorities have found the bodies of a prosecutor and senior security official who vanished two weeks ago while investigating the massacre of 72-foreign migrants last month.

The migrants from Central and South America were bound for the U.S. when they afoul of the Los Zetas Cartel.   It's believed the migrants refused to conduct assassinations for the gang and paid for their refusal with their own lives.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called Mexico's drug cartels an "insurgency," a description hotly denied by Mexico's leadership.

I've been keeping an eye on this miserable business because I was hoping to do another motorcycle ride through Mexico but, between the murders and the far more frequent kidnappings, I've decided it's just not worth it.   Then again, I may just not be worth it to anyone back home who had to come up with a ransom.  "Sorry, no, you can keep him."  Gulp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The more people born to this already world in trouble from too many people, the more murder there will be. Add to the mix global warming and shortages of water and we will see innocent people just done away with from people who don't just give a darn. I happen to be back in S. Korea for six months and the news is far different than CTV and CBC. Anyong