The Chihuahua State Attorney General's Office reported today that three men's bodies were found in Juarez, Chihuahua, one of them was beheaded. Their bodies were left in black plastic bags, and their feet and hands had been tied. The site of the grisly discovery was the intersection of Miguel de la Madrid and Talamas Camandari streets in South Juarez.
During a "Smart Border" roundtable yesterday in El Paso, one of the participants remarked that the situation in Juarez, Mexico, was "normal" now. The emphasis at the roundtable hosted by Delphi was how to facilitate cross-border trade, especially in light of the long wait times at border crossings, outdated infrastructure and customs understaffing.
The roundtable's featured guest was U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and included the U.S. and Mexican consuls assigned to Juarez and El Paso respectively, as well as local business and political leaders.
Juarez newspaper reported today that there were 35 homicides in Juarez in August, and that three of the victims were
beheaded. Four police officers were among the slain.