(Morelia, Michoacan) Here's a report from Cambio de Michoacan, dated April 2, 2009.
A passing driver alerted police in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, that there was a “practically destroyed” body on the city’s approach highway. The body had fallen after having been hung from an overhead bridge and had then been run over by a truck.
A second dead victim, previously tortured, was still hanging from the bridge. Michoacan has now had ten homicides in the first two days of the month.
In a concurrent report, it's noted that the Mexico Manager's Association President refrained from recommending Michoacan as a destination for tourists. Instead, he ominously said,
"May God find them after they have recently gone to confession.”
In essence, visitors to Michoacan will be in God's hands. That's nice to know
since the state of Michoacan is easy driving distance west of Mexico City and it extends all the way to the Pacific coast.
My family and I lived in South Texas for years, with work requiring frequent trips to the border towns of Brownsville, McAllen and Laredo.
At no time did I feel safe. The overspill from Mexico is huge. Arizona has no idea how good they have it with a Sheriff willing to do the job.
We've since moved North, mostly for safety and hope of a future free from violence and fear.
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Posted by: TTfD on April 8, 2009 07:36 PM