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Seven members of the same family were shot dead at their home in Mexico

Mexican village armed children to fight cartel

Seven members of the same family are in Mexico He was killed in Mexico, officials said Monday, when President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faced close scrutiny of his security policy.

Three women and four men, including minors, were shot dead at their home in Boca del Rio, eastern Veracruz,the prosecutor's office saidstate prosecutor. Jadan, said President Veracruz Hernandez, said, "There will be no exemption."

They belonged to a single-family home that ran a chain of butchers, a National Guard source who didn't want to be named told AFP.

Since Mexico deployed an army to fight drug cartels in 2006, more than 340,000 people have been killed in a bloody whirlpool.

Condemns most of the deaths of gangsters involved in crimes such as government drug trafficking, fuel theft, kidnapping and robbery.

Lopez Obrador's security strategy since the murder of two Jesuit priests and tour guides on June 27 in a church in northern ChihuahuaThere are growing questions about.

On Saturday, members of the army died during an operation in which three alleged drug traffickers were arrested in northwestern Sonora, Lopez Obrador told reporters on Monday.

He defended his security policy with a focus on addressing the root causes of violence, including poverty.

"We are convinced that violence cannot stand up to violence," Lopez Obrador said.

Mexico's President Daily Morning News Conference
President of Mexico speaking at the daily morning media conference at the National Palace in Mexico City on July 4, 2022. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Luis Barron / Eyepix Group / Future Publishing via Getty Images

He described Mexico's "declaration of war" in 2006 as a "serious mistake." called. After that, President Felipe Calderon.

Mexican bishops put pictures of dead priests in church

The Roman Catholic Bishops' Council of Mexico posted pictures of dead priests and priests in parishes nationwide this week on Monday. I called for him to be in the church on Sunday. Keeping the masses for all those killed in gang violence.

A special celebration call during July came after the murder of the priest and tour guide on June 20th. Authorities have identified a local gangster boss, who is reportedly affiliated with the Sinaloa Cartel, as a suspect in the murder. Jose Noriel Portijogil, also known as "El Chueco," has already been sought after in the 2018 killings of American tourists.

The state prosecutor has announced a reward of $ 250,000 for information leading to the arrest of the priest's murder suspect. The office said it was the highest reward offered in the history of the state. There are still many suspects.

The council also faithfully called for praying on July 31 for the conversion or redemption of the murderer.

Meanwhile, another priest said he was beaten over the weekend in the violent western state of Michoacan.

Rev. Mateo Carbiro wrote in an open letter that a man traveling in another car stopped his car and stopped him, one of whom came to his window and barbarized him. Wrote that he was beaten. The priest said he was unaware of the motives for the June 29 attack in the town of Kerendaro, and said the man looked irrational.

On June 24, the Bishops' Council issued an open letter telling the government that "it was time to revise the failing security policy."

The two murdered priests, Rev. Javier Campos (79) and Rev. Hoakin Mora (80), spent much of their lives serving the indigenous peoples of the Sierra Tarahumara Mountains. The Jesuits were shot dead in a small church in the town of Sero Kahui.

According to the Church's Catholic Multimedia Center, Under the current administration, which took office in December 2018, seven priests were killed and the former president's At least 20 people were killed below. , Inaugurated in 2012. In 2016, three priests were killed in Mexico in just one week  .

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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