US News Mexico: "El Vaca", the alleged chief of the killers of the CJNG cartel, before the courts
Conviction of Vital Kamerhe in the DRC: the UNC expresses its "dismay"
© REUTERS / Baz Ratner Vital Kamerhe managed the emergency program for the first 100 days for which there are suspicions of corruption. The party of Vital Kamerhe reacts after the condemnation of the latter to 20 years of forced labor for the embezzlement of several tens of millions of dollars as part of the "100 days program" of the Congolese head of state. The lawyers for Félix Tshisekedi's chief of staff have already announced their intention to appeal this judgment at first instance.
In Mexico, the trial of Jose Armando, nicknamed "El Vaca", opened on Monday, June 29. He is the alleged head of the hired killers of a cartel, of which around twenty members have been arrested in recent days. "El Vaca" is particularly suspected of being the mastermind of the attack on the Mexico City police chief, Friday, June 26.
shocked by its scale.
It was in the early hours of the morning, in a wealthy district of the capital, where the ambassadors resided, that a police convoy was ambushed and a barrage of gunfire. Hit by several bullets, the prefect survived but the attack left three dead: his two bodyguards and a civilian.
Calvados. Illegal fishing and sale of scallops in court
© Archives Ouest-France Illegal fishing for scallops, a practice described as usual, was widely examined by the Caen criminal court this Thursday, June 25, 2020. Seventeen fishing professionals from Port-en-Bessin were tried in the context of a vast alleged traffic linked to scallop fishing, by the Caen criminal court, this Thursday, June 25, 2020. It covers hundreds of thousands of euros.
The day before, the government had announced measures against cartels in the Mexico region. It has six, including Jalisco New Generation (CJNG), known for its ultraviolence and which has become in a few years the most powerful in the country.
Blocked bank accounts, arrests: the organization is currently the target of an offensive by the Mexican state, supported by the American drug agency. But his counterattack brought the violence up a notch in a capital so far relatively spared.
Senior officials are now targeted. The gang is also said to be involved this month in the assassination of a federal judge and his wife.
Last year, Mexico recorded a record loss, with more than 35,000 homicides. And confinement, decreed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, did not mitigate this violence. On average, 80 people died a day in March.
Coronavirus. The Mexican rescuers' journey to the end of the night .
© REUTERS / Carlos Jasso Kevin Garcia takes care of a patient suffering from coronavirus. Overwhelmed by the Covid-19, Mexican nurses cross the small town of Nezahualcóyotl, a poor suburb of Mexico City where they fly to the aid of the sick. Unfortunately, they are often helpless in the face of the pandemic. The body of an old woman lies lifeless on her bed surrounded by icons. She has just succumbed to the Covid-19 . But the doctor who has just seen the death is not yet finished at night.