Published On: Tue, Sep 6th, 2016

‘We are constantly reinforcing security’: Governor of Guanajuato

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In a recent interview, the Governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Márquez Márquez refused to declare State of Emergency (estado de emergencia) for the municipalities of San Miguel, Abasolo or Pénjamo, after the incidents involving explosive devices and the execution of 13 people in Pénjamo.

“Despite the difficult conditions, our government continues to work to strengthen security for all citizens” said Márquez.

The Governor expressed his deep concern about the recent incidents where people have been injured and killed. He pointed out that federal, state and municipal authorities are working 24/7 to investigate the facts and determine responsibilities.


Governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Márquez Márquez (Photo:

As reported on the San Miguel Times, on Monday September 5, an explosion shook the downtown area of San Miguel. And during the last couple of weeks four other attacks were recorded in the state of Guanajuato, using the same modus operandi. The governor stressed that the State Attorney General’s Office is conducting the proper investigations in order to determine who is behind these criminal acts.

Márquez Márquez underlined that the devices or artifacts used by criminals in the mentioned situations, are handmade. And regarding the Pénjamo executions, Márquez indicated that most of the perpetrators come from the neighboring state of Michoacán.

The governor stated that his government is working to put a stop and to prevent anymore of these incidents, therefore, security is being strengthened in all of Guanajuato.

“The stateline between Guanajuato and Michoacán has been shielded by law enforcement agencies, implementing a security strategy to avoid the so-called “cockroach effect”, which refers to criminals fleeing from a state and moving to another” the governor concluded.




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