My friend who works in the police department has brought me up to date on the latest in the gang war being fought here.
In my last report I told about the funeral wreath hung on the city hall front door with the police chiefs name on it. He resigned, took his family, and moved out of town. That was followed by several late night shootouts.
A couple of nights ago, 7 truck loads of heavily armed gangsters wearing sky masks burst into police headquarters and delivered an ultimatum. Any policeman, including tránsitos, found on the streets after 11:00 PM will be killed. They went on to say that this was only a war between gangs and that civilians would not be harmed, but the police must not try to interfere. The new chief has issued an order that all cops must return to the station at 10:00 PM; no police on the streets after 10:00.
Of course, none of this gets into the paper because the gangs have ordered the paper not to print anything about them.
If this can happen in a little out of way place like Lerdo, what must be happening across the country that is being kept secret from the public?
(This post was edited by Rolly on Jul 4, 2008, 6:52 PM)