Friday, March 6, 2009

Mexican morgues

From the WNW, a story on crowded morgues in Mexican border cities:
"Every organ speaks," says Dr. Maria Concepcion Molina, who gently removes packing tape from the head of her third decapitated victim in a week. The dead man's slack mouth and eyes still seem to pray for relief.
Bodies stacked in the morgues of Mexico's border cities tell the story of an escalating drug war. Drug violence claimed 6,290 people last year, double the previous year, and more than 1,000 in the first eight weeks of 2009.

Read it all here. The campus of the UACJ where i taught in Wazoo had the medical school and the city morgue. I once listened to a night porter tell a group of teachers and staff about various supernatural manifestations he had encountered late at night; even educated people in Mexico are very willing to believe in ghosts all about. The people to worry about in Cd. Juárez are not the dead ones, though if you happen to think that violent death create uneasy spirits, the streets of Cd.J. should have heavy traffic in the deceased.

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