Sunday, May 16, 2010
Nasty Night in Torreón
On Friday, for the second time this year, an armed group walked into a crowded Torreón bar (this one on the night of its inauguration) and started firing indiscriminately. Twenty-eight people were reported to be shot, eight were killed, and four were decapitated. All of this took place the shortly after Fernando Gómez Mont was in town checking out the security situation. As with the earlier case, the press didn't run anything for more than 24 hours, and the attention now that the story did hit the papers seems oddly distant. So far as I can tell, there's been nothing at all about in the American papers, despite the general journalistic enjoyment of Mexican massacres.