Monday, December 3, 2012

Forest Activist Family Murdered by Drug Gang

There has been some evidence that the drug gang violence in Mexico has been declining.  However, Grist reports that a drug gang killed an entire family that was trying to prevent deforestation in southern Mexico.  Over 20 people in the activists' family were killed.  Most recently, a women and her 10-year old son were murdered.  They were guarded by 10 police officers but the drug gangs somehow were able to ambush her.

According to the article, 90% of all tropical deforestation is due to organized crime.  More details are here.

The woman killed was Jeventina Villa Mojica.  Thirty gunman were part of the ambush that killed her.

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