Two Jesuit Priests Killed Inside a Church In Northern Mexico

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    The Facts

    • Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, two elderly Jesuit priests, were killed on Mon. inside a church in Chihuahua, northern Mexico as gunmen reportedly hunted a man who sought refuge there.

    • The man seeking refuge inside the church, later identified as the tour guide Pedro Eliodoro Palma Gutiérrez, was also murdered.

    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    López Obrador has failed to tackle corruption and violence. He has spent all of his time verbally assaulting his political foes and building a new national military police force while violence has been surging across Mexico.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    López Obrador has taken vital actions to assist the displaced and deploy troops to restore order in towns overtaken by the cartels. He did this while fully recognizing the humanitarian crisis created by drug cartel violence.

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