Saturday, November 15, 2014


This is the same government who encourages its citizens to violate American immigration law.

//The Iguala Massacre captures Mexico's dilemma in one vicious incident.

Here are the barbaric facts. On Sept. 26, Iguala municipal police broke up a march and a political demonstration staged by student protestors. Police killed six and then arrested another 43 student protestors. The police killed perhaps another dozen (by "asphyxiation," investigators believe) and then handed the others over to the Guerreros Unidos (United Warriors) gang. The gangsters killed the other 30 or so young men and women, shredded their corpses and burned the remains. After two gang members confessed in late October, investigators found burnt bone fragments in a dump near the town of Cocula (17 kilometers from Iguala). Search parties also discovered six bags of human remains.

Yes, policemen and gang gunmen colluding to commit mass murder. The tragedy, however, has a Lady Macbeth turn, which leads to Guerrero's governing elites.

In early October, residents of Iguala claimed that Iguala mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, pressured by his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, ordered municipal police to attack the students. Pineda intended to run for mayor of Iguala (to replace her husband after he completed his term). Pineda, whom local media call "Lady Iguala," had scheduled a speech before 3,000 bused-in supporters in the city plaza. She told her husband opposition demonstrators must not interrupt her campaign fiesta.

Pineda, the sister of two deceased members of the Beltran-Leyva cartel, is emblematic of government and gang in one well-heeled elite. Several Guerreros Unidos gang members were once Beltran-Leyva gunmen. National media now call Pineda "the First Lady of Murder."//


Toby said...

It's not clear to me what your point is. Is it that we shouldn't make a run at reforming our immigration laws because the Mexican government is "barbaric?" What am I missing?

Lauran said...

You're right, Toby. The point is not clear to you--at all.

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