Mexico Commission Accuses Police Of Executing 22 in Michoacan

mexico policeMexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has confirmed that the federal police executed 22 people during a confrontation on a ranch in the western state of Michoacan last year.

The commission had investigated the clash, which took place at a ranch in the town of Tanhuato in May 2015.

A total of 42 suspected members of a drug cartel died in the clash, as well as one police officer.

Earlier, the government said there had been no human rights violations.

But, the commission established that 40 people were shot, one died in a fire and another was run over.

“We established facts that imply grave human rights violations attributable to public servants of the federal police,” Raul Gonzalez, the president of the CNDH, told Reuters.

Gonzalez said the police lied about their role during the incident, moved 7 bodies and shifted weapons to manipulate the scene. “Police tortured two people they arrested, and burned two bodies”, Gonzalez added.

The CNDH was unable to clarify how another 15 of the victims were killed, he said.

The violence was thought to be drug-related and officials said it had been connected to a war being fought between two local drug gangs.

Cristiano Ronaldo Sets New All-Time UEFA Scoring Record

Christiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo has set a new all-time record goal total in UEFA club competition with his 77th and 78th strikes on Tuesday.

Ronaldo headed in Real Madrid CF’s 25th-minute equaliser against FC Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg to draw level with Raúl González, who had topped the pile since surpassing Filippo Inzaghi in October 2010.

Ronaldo then added his second of the night – another equaliser – on the stroke of half-time to make it eight goals for the current campaign and eclipse the Spaniard.

It was also his 75th strike in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, taking him level with Lionel Messi as the elite competition’s joint-top scorer.

The last of former Madrid ace Raúl’s European goals came for Schalke in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

UEFA club competition top scorers

78: Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting Clube de Portugal, Manchester United FC, Real Madrid CF)

77: Raúl González (Real Madrid, FC Schalke 04)

76: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

70: Filippo Inzaghi (Parma FC, Juventus, AC Milan)

67: Andriy Shevchenko (FC Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea FC)

62: Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München)

62: Ruud van Nistelrooy (sc Heerenveen, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United FC, Real Madrid CF, Hamburger SV)

59: Thierry Henry (AS Monaco FC, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona)

59: Henrik Larsson (Feyenoord, Celtic FC, FC Barcelona, Helsingborgs IF)

56: Eusébio (SL Benfica)

UEFA Champions League top scorers (group stage to final)

75 Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

75 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United FC/Real Madrid CF)

71 Raúl González (Real Madrid CF/FC Schalke 04)

56 Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven/Manchester United FC/Real Madrid CF)

50 Thierry Henry (AS Monaco FC/Arsenal FC/FC Barcelona)

Raul leaves Schalke 04, Metzelder unhappy

Christoph  Metzelder; one of Schalke 04 main defender expressed his unhappiness in clear terms on the departure of Raul Gonzalez from the German club, he said he is disappointed at the striker’s decision to leave the club at the end of the season.

Metzelder could not hide his feelings as he spoke on hearing the news of the striker’s departure.

Raul Gonzalez, 34, on Thursday announced after rejecting the offer handed to him by Schalke 04 for an extension of contract and said he will be continuing his career outside of Europe and this news has not made the club management and other players happy as it was seen as a big blow to the plans laid down by the management of the club for the new season.

Metzelder said he believes that the Spaniard’s departure is a heavy blow for the club, but insisted that it will open the door for new players to prove their worth.

‘Raul has been looked at in Schalke 04 with great respect by other players coming up in the club and he will pass in the history of the club as someone who made a large contribution to the success of the club and he will be solely missed because of his quality of play on field ‘said Metzelder.

The former Spain international Raul, who joined Schalke in 2010

The Spanish footballer before deciding to leave Schlake 04 plays as a striker for the German Bundesliga club and has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season.

Raul spent most of his career playing for Spanish club Real Madrid and is the club’s all-time top goal scorer.

The Spaniard is a three-time winner of the UEFA Champions League and has long been the competition’s all-time leading goal scorer.

He left Real Madrid on 25 July 2010, having scored 323 goals in 741 appearances to join Schalke 04

 

With Real Madrid, he has won several honours, including further La Liga titles in 1996–97 (scoring 21 La Liga goals), 2000–01 (scoring 24 La Liga goals), and 2002–03 (scoring 16 La Liga goals in a campaign truncated by a bout of appendicitis).

From 1998 to 2002, Raúl and Real Madrid also won three UEFA Champions League trophies in 1998, 2000, and 2002. For most of this time, Raúl struck up a prolific scoring partnership with Fernando Morientes and later Ronaldo.

Raúl took over the captaincy of Real Madrid when Fernando Hierro was transferred in 2003, a responsibility he held until leaving the club in 2010.

Despite appearing in two finals, in 2002 (in which he scored) and 2004, Raúl never lifted the Copa Del Rey.