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Mexico: Explosions in Morelia During Independence Day Celebrations

Two hand grenades were tossed into a crowd in the city of Morelia, Mexico during independence day celebrations. Eight people were killed, and more than 100 were injured. Authorities are blaming the attack on drug cartels, who have been responsible for brutal killings throughout the country. This concern also led to a recent protest march that attracted thousands. Mexican bloggers are mourning this latest tragedy [es] and are calling on the government to act.

Mexablog [es] writes about the feeling of helplessness and anger at such a brutal attack:

Esto es a todas luces una cobardía sin precedentes, esto ya debe de ser la gota que derramó el vaso y si gobierno federal no hace algo al respecto se confirmará todo lo dicho hasta ahora, que narco y gobierno trabajan juntos.

Imágenes crudas muestran a personas muertas y heridas que pasaron de momentos de alegría a momentos de dolor, angustia y terror, un terror nunca conocido hasta ahora y de seguir adelante no se a donde vayamos a parar.

This points to being an unprecedented cowardice, this should be the drop that overflows the glass and if the federal government does not do something about it, then it would confirm what has been said up to know, that the narcotraffickers and the government is working together.

Crude images show those killed and injured who went from moments of enjoyment to moments of pain, anguish and terror, a terror that has not been known until now and from here one doesn't know where we will stop.

Enrique V. of Tinta y Pixeles [es] reminds his readers that those who were killed and injured were not directly involved in the ongoing conflict between organized crime and the authorities:

…y quienes fueron las víctimas? no fueron grandes empresarios, y tampoco gente relacionada con el estado mexicano, fue un ataque contra la gente común, contra el ciudadano promedio, el que sale en la noche con su familia a pasarla bien un rato, en fin a los menos culpables de la terrible situación por la que atraviesa este país.

..and who were the victims? They were not big businessmen, or people part of the Mexican state, it was an attack against ordinary people, against the average citizen, those that go out at night with their family to have a good time, in the end, those who are the least guilty in the terrible situation that the country is going through.

Morelia is the hometown of current Mexican president Felipe Calderon, and some are wondering whether the attack was a message to him. However, the Mex Files [es] speculates, “Calderon was nowhere near Morelia, and — if the attack had a political angle, it was more likely an attack on Godoy and his administration than on Calderon.”

Regardless of who is at fault for this horrendous crime, the blogger at Monorama [es] summarizes many people's thoughts, “This is very scary.”

4 comments

  • Alan

    I feel very sorry and sympathetic for the citizens of Mexico. No one should have to go through what the peace loving people of Morelia just went through. Enough is enough. I love the Mexican culture, I hope and pray that the real power up above will shed light down on the ruthless murderers and expose them and their accomplices for who they really are….painfully wretched people who have never experienced happiness or joy. They only know how to kill people and make a lot of other people miserable. Their only power is in cultivating fear in the hearts of those who get in their way or want them to end their dreadful actions. When people pay with their life for being innocent and loving, the people who take those lives will make the heavens very angry. They will be no match for God. Perhaps we are very vulnerable and may lose our life by these murderers, but soon they will see Gods wrath. Fear will be in their hearts not ours. Let us be peaceful and carry on Gods love and the happiness the Mexican heritage is known for. Let fear not rule our hearts. The people who are connected with these bombings want us to be afraid, that is their only power. We must remember where we came from and where we are going – We will not be going down the path of fear and misery. That is where they are going, not us. So Unite all of you good, honest, hard working, peaceful Mexican citizens. Unite and take back your real culture and your real heritage. Show no fear. May the speed of God protect the innocents. I mourn for the victims and their families.

  • Jessica Guerrero

    Neta que noo, estos hechos son reprobables y no cabe en la cabeza que alguien pueda ser capaz de hacer algo asii.
    YO SOY MORELIANA y vii todo de cerca, estuvo grave.
    Ayer fui a donde ocurrió todo.. Esta todavia sin limpiar, hay ropa y zapatos de la gente, la zona está rodeada de soldados y policias. No se puede acceder a ese lugar, estuvo feo feo.
    La ciudad esta sola y no hay casi gente. Nunca volvera a ser lo mismo, aparte ya han suspendido todo; desfiles y esas cosas tradicionales.
    Y a quien lo hizo o lo planeo.. umm ALLAH BELANI VERSIN!, ALLAH SENI KAHRETSIN..!!!

  • Hola a todos es super triste lo que sucedio por que mucha gente inocente sufrio las consecuencias grasias a que el govierno no hace nada por que parece que el los govierna es el dinero y el poder de el narcotrafico es super triste que que todo llegara asta este punto que ya ni el mismo govierno puede manejarlo yo soy MORELIANA y me da tanta pena que la mayoria de los politicos se vendan por dinero y que la mayoria de la gente calle solo por el miedo a que si hablan algo les puede pasar no se mucho de politica pero se de justicia

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