Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte: a man out of touch with reality
Javier Duarte is the Governor of Veracruz state, where bodies coincidentally keep turning up on street corners. This week the 11th Mexican National Conference of Judicial Officers and Prosecutors happens to be meeting in the capital city of Veracruz, so there are a lot of powerful people in town. On Tuesday narco criminals drove up in a convoy of vehicles about 5:00 p.m. and nonchalantly dumped 35 corpses on a busy street, while hundreds of horrified rush hour commuters looked on. The convention site is in a hotel just a stone's throw away. Yesterday 14 more bodies were casually tossed out in other neighborhoods. And what does Governor Duarte have to say about all of this?
"In Veracruz, we don't minimize crime. Here we confront it and we fight it." How, Governor?