Fans of the Mexican soccer team watched their team's victory at locations throughout El Paso Thursday. Great action combined with great food for a fun time. The Applebee's on Gateway at Yarbrough was one of the locations hosting fans. In photo below, Fernando Valdez reacted as Mexico first attempt on goal was nullified by an offsides penalty, The bottom photo shows Judith Ybarra and son Roman Soto celebrating as Mexico scores its first goal of the game. Mexico went on to win 2-0.
Passersby watched as Mexican Federal Police cordoned off the scene of a shooting in which a fellow police officer was killed during a traffic stop Saturday, May 15 in Juarez. Federal police in Juarez have been targeted in recent days by members of organized crime organizations. Special to the Times
Mexican Federal Police cordoned off the scene of a shooting in which a fellow police officer was killed during a traffic stop. Special to the Times
Mexican soldiers stood at attention as a large pile of confiscated drugs burned at left at a military base near the CeReSo Prison in South Juarez Friday, May 14. The drugs were confiscated in various raids and law enforcement actions in the Juarez area as part of Operation Chihuahua. Special to the Times
Mexican soldiers prepare to burn tons of confiscated marujuana at a military base near the CeReSo Prison in South Juarez Friday, May 14. Special to the Times
killed more than 20 people -- eight in one slaying -- on Wednesday in
one of the bloodiest days of the year. There were multiple
shootings outside a nightclub, outside a convenience store and outside
an elementary school as the violence flared up with fury. Juárez
police reported shootings as the night wore on, but it was not
immediately known how many were dead. One news outlet dubbed the event
"Black Wednesday." More than 40 homicides have occurred since
Monday despite a heavy presence of federal police and soldiers in the
city. Photos Special to the El Paso Times
federal agents and a female police officer were killed in shootings in
Juárez April 23, 2010. Today Mexican
authorities said they have arrested five members of the Carrillo
Fuentes drug cartel in the Friday shootings that claimed the lives of
law officers and another man in Juárez. Investigators today identified the suspects as Antonio Espinoza Reveles,
German Isau Ozorno Manuel, Daniel Escobar Bonilla, Gerardo Torres
and Jose Luis Hernandez Montañez. Jesus Alcazar/Special to the El Paso Times
A total of 29 bodies were unloaded from an unmarked truck as they waited to be buried in a mass grave at the San Rafael Cemetery in the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on the afternoon of April 20, 2010. Twenty five men and four women of various ages rested under the afternoon sun before being unloaded into their respective final burial grounds. These are part of the many unclaimed bodies that pile up on the city morgue each month. Every three to four months, the city moves these bodies to one of a handful of cemeteries that serve as the final resting site for those who's family members have not stepped forward to lay claim to them.
A genetic map is performed to each body, in the eventuality that relatives might come forward in the future to lay claim to their loved ones. Each coffin, made out of compressed and recycled wood, is assigned a serial number to help officials determine the identity of the remains as they compare this to their assigned DNA map.
Some of the bodies buried on this day, were from people who were originally from other parts of the country.
Mexican federal police spokesman Facundo Rosas Rosas said that police in Juárez on Thursday captured four alleged members of the Artistas Asesinos gang and seized several high-caliber weapons after an attack in which two people died and three were injured. Photo by Jesus Alcazar / Special to the El Paso Times.
The photos above were taken at the crime scene in colonia Juárez Nuevo. The weapons were presented as part of a press conference on Friday. Photos by Jesus Alcazar / Special to the El Paso Times.
Manuel Hernandez Villegas, a victim of the January 30, 2010 massacre that claimed the lives of sixteen people in Cd. Juarez, Mexico, mostly high school and university students, was carried down the street by friends and family in a final gesture to take him to his favorite spots in the working class Cd. Juarez, Mexico neighborhood on Febuary 2, 2010. Manuel Hernandez Villegas was the neighborhood security guard.
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