Famous Last Words · Mexico · Political

FLW: tell them I said something

Famous Last Words Francisco "Pancho" Villa (born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula) Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico July 20, 1923 Villa, a Mexican revolutionary general and folk hero, and 4 of his associates were assassinated by a group of 7 riflemen. It's not clear why his assassination was carried out; some believe it was due to a feud… Continue reading FLW: tell them I said something

Massacres/Mass Murder · Mexico · Racially Motivated

The Torreón massacre: 300+ dead when Mexican citizens attacked Chinese immigrants for taking away jobs

May 15, 1911 Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico Maderistas (members of revolutionary militia) attack the city, resulting in the deaths of over 300 The massacre, which spanned from May 13-15, was a result of civil unrest over recent arrivals of Chinese immigrants, whom the Maderistas believed were taking the jobs of Mexican women. The Leavenworth Post (Leavenworth,… Continue reading The Torreón massacre: 300+ dead when Mexican citizens attacked Chinese immigrants for taking away jobs

Massacres/Mass Murder · Mexico

49 headless, mutilated bodies found dumped on highway

May 13, 2012 Between Monterrey and Reynosa, Nuevo León, Mexico 49 decapitated, mutilated bodies are found dumped on Mexican Federal Highway 40 The victims, 43 men and 6 women, were tortured, decapitated, had their hands and feet removed, and were stuffed in plastic bags. There were signs of decomposition, and were likely dead for some… Continue reading 49 headless, mutilated bodies found dumped on highway

Executions · Mexico

The last Aztec emperor executed

February 28, 1525 Acalan (modern day Campeche, Mexico) Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec emperor, is executed Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, took Cuauhtémoc prisoner after Cuauhtémoc's surrender, but held him in high regards and treated him well (according to Spanish records), until the conquistadors did not find the treasures they were expecting. Cuauhtémoc was tortured in an… Continue reading The last Aztec emperor executed

Female Killers · Mexico

Lucha libre wrestler arrested for murdering elderly women

January 25, 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Juana Barraza is arrested for the murder of several elderly women A Mexican professional wrestler who wrestled under the name La Dama del Silencio (The Silent Woman), Barraza was arrested in 2006 for the murder of several elderly women, eventually being convicted to 759 years in prison. The estimates… Continue reading Lucha libre wrestler arrested for murdering elderly women