‘Narcos alone rule’: Mexico shaken after three priests killed within a week

The Catholic priest José Alfredo López Guillén was seized from his parish residence in rural Michoacán, where he served a congregation of corn farmers and ranchers. The next day, the wreckage of his Volkswagen Jetta was discovered on the outskirts of the town of Quiroga, 71 miles (115km) from where it had been stolen.

The priest’s body was discovered on Sunday on a lonely stretch of road, nearly a week after his abduction. He had been shot five times in the stomach.

López was the third priest to have been kidnapped and killed in Mexico in less than a week. His body was found days after Alejo Jiménez and José Juárez were abducted from their church in the city of Poza Rica and found dead in the Gulf state of Veracruz.

  • Alain

    Including Mexico in the free trade agreement makes as much sense as including Turkey in NATO.

  • FactsWillOut

    Legalize the dope in the USA, and the Narcos disappear.
    This is just more neo-con tripe.

    • Alain

      Even were it legalised, they would not disappear; they would quickly find another source of revenu.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And Hillary’s new found feminist exemplar Alicia Machado canoodled with these drug lords.

  • mauser 98

    …not new or news…2011

    Major U.S. Bank Laundered Billions In Mexican Drug Money

  • xavier

    I wonder if the narcotics are integrating the anti clericism during the 1910 Mexican revolution?

    I wonder if we’ll a new Christeros war given that the nacros are a bizarre mix of native beliefs heterodox popular piety and the Mexican anti clericalism