|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Mexico

Wave of Attacks Kills 14 in Mexican State of Veracruz

VERACRUZ, Mexico – Fourteen people, including two federal policemen and a family of six, were killed in a wave of attacks on Saturday in different parts of the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.

In less than 24 hours, groups of hitmen carried out attacks in four municipalities with the most serious incidents taking place in Coatzacoalcos, in the southern part of the state, and in La Antigua, in the central zone.

According to police reports, an armed attack took place Saturday in the New Calzada neighborhood in the port of Coatzacoalcos.

Several hitmen entered a house and opened fire with assault rifles, killing six people – two adults and four children.

In the municipality of La Antigua, gunmen attacked two Federal Police officers in a restaurant, including the commissioner of the security force in Veracruz, Camilo Juan Castagne.

The incident took place inside the restaurant La Bamba, located at the Avenida Emiliano Zapata, the central zone of the municipality.

Three people were killed in the Minatitlan municipality’s rural area, while a taxi driver was shot dead in Cosoleacaque, according to police reports.

Two women were also shot dead in Orizaba in what appeared to be an attempted robbery of their home.

During the week, half a dozen murders were reported in the state, in which the criminals left different narco messages, threatening Veracruz’s Public Security Secretary, Jaime Tellez, whom they accused of being linked to a drug cartel.

Since December 2016, when Veracruz governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares – of the conservative National Action Party – took office there has been an increase in the number of murders related to organized crime.

On average, one hundred murders take place in a month in Veracruz, according to reports, a state where the Zetas and Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartels are embroiled in control disputes.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved