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Border News Translations: A Clash; Extortion; May Day
TORREON (El Mexicano) - Tonight in Sol de La Laguna there was a clash between elements of the Ejército Mexicano (Mexican army) and armed men of whom four died, reported the Fiscalía General del Estado.The incident occurred after 9 p.m. on las faldas del Cerro de las Noas, which led to the activation of a Código Rojo (Code Red), mobilizing additional police agencies. The Fiscalía General del Estado announced that four armed civilians were killed in the clash.
JUAREZ (El Mexicano, Angélica Bustamante) – Because police surveillance has lowered crime near the Cathedral and on the streets of the city Centre, more and more businesses are closed by extortion, said parish priest, Father Ignacio Villanueva. “It seems that there is less crime near the Cathedral, so that helps to that people get to mass to pray for peace.” He even mentioned that during the Easter week, he could see the Cathedral with more people than usual. “Many more people came to the faith. All there is to say is that violence has brought, by the thousands Catholic families, to pray, asking God for strength to continue and get through these difficult times.” Many businesses were already closed by the extortionists, but it is worse and it can still be seen in the Center. Even with police to monitor the area around the Cathedral, there is still violence the area. This is in the downtown area not the city as a whole, commented Ignacio Villanueva.
JUAREZ (El Mexicano, Angélica Bustamante) – Former braceros of Juárez city marched in the May 1st parade, Labor Day, and expressed pleasure for the payment to 567 former braceros in the State of Chihuahua. Those beneficiaries are precisely the former braceros who meet every Sunday at the plaza Monumento a Juárez asking to be paid what is owed to them. On their banners, the former braceros carried the message, “Violence exists thanks to the impunity and impunity exists when justice is lacking”. They said enough already of Government thieves, we demand the immediate and full payment of our saving funds, from North to South, from East to West, we will win this fight; cost us what it will cost us. We survived enormous hardships as the elderly and the Government treats us like second-class citizens, but in fighting for the Justice of our cause, we are first in the line. The history of the mártires de Chicago (martyrs of Chicago) shows the community a story in which four men were accused of causing riots on May Day. They were taken to the gallows after a trial filled with legal irregularities, violations of the Constitution and stony-faced falsehoods. It was one of the more infamous and cruel events promoted by a large financial judicial system of the United States.