Crime and Violence

PRI and PRD installations attacked with Molotov cocktails

Unknown individuals threw Molotov cocktails at the Democratic Revolutionary Party (Partido de la Revolución DemocráticaPRD) installations in Culiacán and at the offices of mayor candidate Ahome for the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the Green Ecology Party, and New Alliance Party coalition campaign committee (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, Partido Verde Ecologista de México y Nueva Alianza—PRI-PVEM-PANAL). This comes days after a similar attack was registered against the National Action Party (Partido Acción Nacional—PAN) installation in Sinaloa.

According to the online news article Correo, the two buildings were attacked with the homemade bombs within ten minutes of each other. It is believed that that attacks are related although they occurred in two different cities. At approximately 03:15 on Friday, the watchman at the PRI installations in the city of Mochis, Ricardo Ruiz, detected the explosion of a beer bottle with gas and a sugar mix. The bomb made minimal damage to the building.

Ten minutes later in Culiacán, two males broke a window in the PRD installations on Ángel Flores Street throwing the Molotov cocktails. The fire destroyed some furniture and part of an archive. In response there has been an outcry by both parties for an investigation. Both parties state that they have been victims of several acts of intimidations.


Martínez, Javier Cabrera. “Urge Beltrones investigar ataques a sedes de partidos.” El Universal. 18 Junio, 2010.

Veracruzanos. “Lanzan bombas caseras contra sedes de PRI y PRD en Sinaloa.” Veracruzanos. 18 Junio, 2010.

Correo. “Lanzan en Sinaloa bombas molotov contra PRD y PRI-PVEM-PANAL.” Correo. 18 Junio, 2010.

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