Thursday, September 12, 2013

Three PRD Mayors Killed in Separate Incidents in Less than 36 hours

Three local members of PRD were killed; one in Oaxaca and two in Michoacán lost their lives in separate attacks; three ex-mayors in less than 36 hours.

On Tuesday night, September 10,  Everardo Hugo Hernandez Guzman was killed. He was the elected mayor in the municipality of San Andrés, Oaxaca, and a member of the Section 22 National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE).

The local MP also PRD was having dinner at a small business located in No. 118 Calle Juan de la Barrera  in Agustín Melgar neighborhood in the suburban municipality of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán when he was attacked.

According to information from the police, Hernandez Guzman was shot four times at close range. After the attack, Hernandez Guzman was taken while he was still alive to the the civil hospital "Aurelio Valdivieso" in the city of Oaxaca, where he lost his life.

Less than 24 hours later, four men hacked to death  local Michoacan MP Osbaldo Esquivel Lucatero and wounded a journalist who apparently were talking on the side of a road.

Esquivel Lucatero  stopped with his brother to meet with a journalist outside of Morelia, the capital of Michoacan. As they spoke, four men in a vehicle stopped and attacked the legislator and journalist.

The assemblymen's brother took them to hospital where Esquivel died . The journalist was seriously injured.

Osbaldo Esquivel Lucatero was ex-mayor of Buenavista Tomatlán, a town located in one of the most violent areas of the state.

Esquivel Lucatero was arrested in 2009 in an operation against  30 state of Michoacan municipal officials who were accused by federal authorities of protecting the La Familia cartel. The charges were later dropped.

Javier Sagrero Chavez, former Mayor of Quiroga, Michoacan, was shot to death September 13, 2013. Preliminary reports indicate that the PRD politician received at least two gunshot wounds when he was in his office at Livestock Association of Quiroga, of which he was president.

The projectiles caused severe head injuries to the former mayor, who was still alive when was loaded into an ambulance to be transferred to the city of Morelia.

The former mayor died at kilometer 23, in the vicinity of Capula community.

Early reports indicate that the attack was accomplished by a man who entered the offices and shot at close range.

Sagrero Chpavez governed Quiroga  from 2005 to 2007, during the time of Governor Lazaro Cardenas Batel, PRD.

The murder occurs two days after Osbaldo Esquivel Lucatero. lawmaker local deputy of PRD was attacked by four men carrying machetes, while he was talking to a reporter at the Morelia-Patzcuaro highway, at the neighborhood of Hacienda del Valle.

Jaime Mares, Secretary General of the Michoacan government, confirmed the attack of former Mayor of Quiroga and his subsequent death. The state Attorney General began the first steps at the scene of the attack for the the start of the preliminary investigation.

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Source Animalpolitico,Reforma, Milenio