Mayor is criticized for assertion in regards to the gangs

“Today we tell the organized criminals who commit these crimes that Tijuana will continue to be an open city that will take care of its residents,” Montserrat Caballero mentioned in a video over the weekend calling on the gangs to finish the violence, including:

— We additionally ask them to settle their money owed with those that haven’t paid what they owe, not with households and hard-working residents.

“Extremely Serious”

The assertion has attracted consideration. The critics consider that Caballero justifies the cartels’ violence towards individuals who have been pressured into debt.

— It is amazingly severe {that a} popularly elected politician, with the army at his facet, in this manner legitimizes the actions of the criminals to acquire “derecho de piso”, says Senator Emilio Álvarez Icaza based on the newspaper Reforma.

The phrase “derecho de piso” refers back to the charges that distributors and others are pressured to pay to the gangs to be allowed to work.

Car fires

The unrest within the state of Baja California, close to the border with the United States, has continued over the weekend. Quite a lot of autos have been set on hearth on Friday and Saturday. The arsons comply with every week of shootings and violence in different Mexican states.

According to the authorities, it’s a matter of offers between rival drug networks, significantly the Jalisco cartel.

About 350 troopers have been despatched on Saturday to Tijuana, the place many are staying at house for concern of the violence and companies and universities remained closed. In complete, 3,000 troopers and a pair of,000 police have been known as out to strive to revive order.

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