The Death of a Woman in Mexico

A Mexican journalist was murdered. It wasn’t the end of the story.

Tamaulipas is a dangerous place, and it’s not just the criminals, the dealers, and the drug lords who do the killing. There are a lot of Mexican gangs. So is it an accident—or a plan—that drug cartels are now taking their bloody work to a new extreme?

Tamaulipas is a dangerous place. This is a country that seems to have almost no law. Many are the reports of people who have been robbed by gangsters, or killed by them. For some people it’s a matter of survival, like Carlos Marroquín did and like the people of San Fernando in the late ’90s. The government is in chaos, even the president is on a boat with his mistress. The only solution is armed self-defense.

An explosion, more than two hours after the first one, destroyed the house of a woman in the city of Culiacán. Her husband, a retired army officer, was in the room when the blast happened and called the police. At first he thought it was a bomb. But his wife’s body was still inside and there were other bodies and fragments of bone.

It took seven days to make an identification. What was left of her face and upper body were burned beyond recognition. They could have identified her body parts, but there wouldn’t be anything left if they touched it with a knife. In the house there was also a baby who was still alive when taken to the hospital. The mother was still very shaken and, to this day, she doesn’t know who she is.

In the capital, the body of a man was found abandoned the morning after. He had been shot, but the bullet was not found. They didn’t have his identity. After a week, they found that the gun used in the crime belonged to the ex-governor. He

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