Devotional No. 13

More than 50,000 Mexican nationals now live permanently in San Antonio, city officials say, turning an upscale enclave known as “Sonterrey” or “Little Monterrey” into the citys second-fastest growing ZIP code.Real estate agent Ana Sarabia caters to the new arrivals — finding them immigration lawyers, new schools, banks and office space — and sees them reshaping her hometown.”I can see it transitioning,” said Sarabia, 45, who lived for a time in Mexico City. “This has always been a bicultural city. Parts of it have now become a new Mexico.”

via Wealthy, business-savvy Mexican immigrants transform Texas city –

Michoacans attorney generals office said in a statement on Saturday that the victims had all been shot in the head and placed individually in the sitting position in chairs near a traffic circle in the city of Uruapan. A placard nailed to one of the bodies with an ice pick reads: “Warning! This will happen to thieves, kidnappers, sex offenders and extortionists”. The office did not provide a motive for the killings.

via Executed Mexicans displayed on chairs – Americas – Al Jazeera English.

“This technique will be most useful in dry areas, like Juarez. Its labor – and materials – intensive, but it will be useful when other techniques fail. “With the help of assistants in a lab that smells of death and chemicals, a cadaver is raised in a harness, gingerly lowered into the hermetically sealed bath, and left to soak for four to seven days. Sometimes, technicians just dip a body part.

via Mexican forensic expert bathes bodies to solve crimes – FRANCE 24.