On Kelly’s second day in Mexico, he toured the southern Guerrero state to witness opium eradication operations there. Late that very night, a riot broke out at the prison in the state’s biggest city—violence-torn Acapulco.
The explosion of violence at Las Cruces CERESO (Social Readaption Center) ended with at least 28 inmates dead—many of them mutilated and several beheaded.
Authorities said the battle pitted two rival gangs against each other—Los Juanitos and Los Arnolds.
Mexican authorities have virtually surrendered whole sections of prisons to criminal outfits like these. The gangs effectively control the insides of the Orwellianly-named CERESO, while still directing their local narco empires outside the prison walls through smuggled cell-phones.
Security forces are only sent in to secure the facilities when there is spectacular violence, like that at Las Cruces. Mexico has become emblematic of the prison crisis throughout Latin America.
The Acapulco prison massacre also came mere hours after a clash in a rural village in northern Chihuahua state left 26 dead.
Mexico’s Catholic church, meanwhile, condemned the assassination of Luis López Villa, an elderly priest whose body was found in La Paz municipality east of Mexico City on July 5.
López was the third priest killed this year in Mexico and the 18th cleric slain across the country since early 2013. Even clergy are no longer immune from the cartel terror unleashed against any who oppose their rule over local communities.
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