Mexico: more hideous narco-violence

Police found two severed heads and the bullet-ridden bodies of two women and a disabled man in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez Jan. 9. The body of the man, whose legs had earlier been surgically removed, was mutilated and left with a "narco-message." (AP, Jan. 9) On Jan. 8 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, the body of Hugo Hernández, 36, was left on the street in seven pieces with a note addressed to the Juárez Cartel reading: "Happy New Year, because this will be your last." Hernandez's face was skinned and stitched onto a soccer ball. (AP, Jan. 8) On Jan. 7, a shoot-out at a military check-point in La Piedad, Michoacán, left one soldier and three presumed narco-gunmen dead. (Cambio de Michoacán, Jan. 7)

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