Crime and Violence

El Universal claims Friday, June 11 as bloodiest day in Mexico

According to El Universal, 85 people lost their lives on Friday – marking it as the bloodiest day in Mexico. The previous record was on January 12, 2009 when 69 people were killed.

According El Universal’s tally in Chihuahua there were 38 deaths, 20 in Tamaulipas, 5 in Guerrero and 6 in Sinaloa. More deaths occurred in San Luis Potosí, Baja California, Durango, Morelos, Jalisco, Querétaro, and Mexico City.

The deaths of the individuals from the rehabilitation center in Chihuahua are included in these statistics. In Ciudad Juárez a police captain and two agents were killed while they guarded a seized property. Meanwhile, in San Luis Potosí, a group of about half-dozen students found themselves in the middle of a shootout which resulted in two dead.


El Universal. El país sufre el día más violento del sexenio.” El Universal. 14 June, 2010.

Fox News. “Mexico Opens New Year With 69 Murders in One Day.” Fox News. 14 June, 2010.

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