Thursday, July 15, 2010

Worrying News from Chihuahua

The nephew of governor-elect César Duarte was killed in Chihuahua yesterday. Everyone's instinctual reaction is probably that this was a message to the incoming governor, but with all the violence from all of the gangs in that state, it seems possible that this was just a random crime The nephew was evidently a prominent businessman in his own right, and the murder itself doesn't seem to have been motivating the criminals, who were trying to kidnap the victim and only shot him after he attempted to flee. In any event, a tragic event and a horrible way for Duarte to start his term. It can only go up from here.

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