Sunday, January 3, 2016

Michoacan, Mexico Business Woman Murdered in Broad Daylight

Michoacan business woman throat slashed in Tepalcatepec

by Lucio R. Borderland Beat

    Autodefensas crushed; Violence and insecurity has returned to Michoacán

Yolanda Chávez Contreras, a young Tepalcatepec, Michoacán business woman was executed as she left her home on la Avenida Misión around 11am.  Her throat was slashed and  decapitated, in broad daylight, across from a busy hotel.

Her killing was reported by the Rural Force command.

Yolanda Contreras Chavez was about 33, was a widow and had several businesses in the area, including Alonso, a water purifying company.

Violence has returned to Michoacán to its pre-autodefensa level. 

In  February 24, 2013 the  Michoacán Autodefensa Union was established, comprised of  civil defense groups that drove members organized crime from cities including  Tepalcatepec, home of Dr. Manuel Mireles.  The autodefensa groups were responsible for monitoring the cities with checkpoints and patrols, until they were disintegrated by the then commissioner for security in Michoacán, Alfredo Castillo, and in May 2014 he established the controversial Rural Force.

People have once again become terrorized as the return of crime, murder, kidnappings, and extortion, have once again flooded the region. “Anxiety, terror, and uncertainty has returned”, says one former commander of the autodefensas.

Castillo shut down the movement, imprisoned hundreds of autodefensas, including the Coastal Autodefensas Leader Dr. Mireles, clearing the pathway for criminality to return to business as usual.

                                                         Alfredo Castillo

written with material from Proceso and Reforma
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