Denver Newsroom, Oct 24, 2022 / 14:20 pm
Amid growing violence and a recent shootout involving organized crime in the region, Bishop Juan Manuel González Sandoval of Tarahumara in the Mexican state of Chihuahua said that “we don’t want to live in war” and demanded from the authorities “a security policy and strategy that prevents death, anxiety, fear, and anguish.”
Chihuahua borders New Mexico and Texas.
In a statement released Oct. 21, González lamented the clashes that took place in the town of Guachochi between organized crime gangs fighting for control of illegal logging operations in Chihuahua.
Alerted by citizens, the security forces arrived on the scene and were fired upon by the criminals.