Saturday, August 29, 2009
El Universal ran a story today about the rise in execution-style killings of criminals in Culiacán, attributed to a vigilante group (or groups). There have been 36 in the past five months, usually aimed at car thieves and stick-up artists. The most recent revenge murder was yesterday, with the victim being a 16-year-old boy. There really isn't a whole lot of this in Mexico, by and large, but 2009 has borne witness to more of it: the matazetas in Cancún, the group in Juárez that warned of killing a criminal every day in January, and now this.