Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Cops help themselves after looters flee

Anti-gas price protests that began Sunday have been described as broad-based affairs, drawing from a wide spectrum of the public. The same might be said of looters.

Four State of México police have been relieved of their duties after they were seen stealing merchandise belonging to a store had previously been targeted by looters.

After thieves made off with goods stolen from the Bodega Aurrera in Altavilla, Ecatepec, municipal and state police converged on the scene to provide security.

But an observer taped video footage of some of the officers loading their patrol vehicles with loot that thieves had left in the street after fleeing police.

The four were placed in the custody of the public prosecutor, while a police disciplinary procedure is also under way.

They are among 430 people who have been detained since yesterday morning for looting during gas price protests in the State of México.

Source: Excélsior (sp)

Mergon CEO Pat Beirne (far left) and Coahuila Governor Miguel Riquelme (center) along with other company and state officials at the Mergon inaugeration.

2 foreign-owned manufacturing facilities open in northern Mexico

0
An Irish plastics company and a United States medical technology company opened new plants in northern Mexico this week.
Horacio Castilleja Albarrán during his time as an active service member, left, and in 2021, right.

Mexico’s last World War II veteran dies at 98

0
Mexico's last World War II veteran, an army radio operator and member of the Air Force squadron known as the Aztec Eagles, died on Wednesday.
Residents of San Simón de la Laguna, a small town in México state, protest the detention of six community members accused of murder, who have been awaiting trial in Valle de Bravo Penitentiary since 2018. Such dysfunction in the criminal justice system contributes to high rates of impunity.

Impunity for homicides and femicides remains sky-high, new report finds

0
For the vast majority of homicides and most femicides committed 2016-2021, no perp was convicted, according to an anti-impunity nonprofit.