Ahhh, there’s nothing like the the smell of good, clean air. I live in the mountains with no polution and I just love waking up and sitting outside drinking my coffee and getting prepared to get to work.
Everybody isn’t as fortunate and that’s their problem, I worked my a$$ of as a contractor in So Cal for 35 or more years.
But this article isn’t exactly about where people choose to live- it’s more about being in a bad place at the wrong time.
Fox reports that Mexicans are investigating after residents complained of a foul smell coming from a refrigerated truck reportedly found 157 unidentified bodies in the back of the trailer near the city of Guadalajara.
Neighbors’ complaints about the truck caused authorities to change its location a few times. It went from a morgue parking lot to another government-run lot, before it finally wound up in a field behind a housing development. The bodies were stored in the truck due to overcrowding at morgues.
State and local authorities have struggled as an unprecedented number of bodies pile up from Mexico’s rising tide of violence. Officials recorded 16,339 homicides across Mexico in the first seven months of this year, an increase of 17 percent from the same period of 2017. Morgues in several of the country’s states have run out of room.
“This is a demonstration of insensitivity on the part of some public servants,” said Roberto Lopez Lara, the Jalisco state interior secretary. He said the truck would be moved back to the morgue and an investigation would be carried out to see who made the decision.
While refrigeration can slow the decomposition of bodies, many of the corpses had been recovered from clandestine graves in the state and are already rotted, officials said.
Javier Perlasca, an inspector for the state human rights commission, said that “this was a mistake…and it is bothering the neighbors” as well as causing pain for victims’ families.
Reuters reports that like other parts of Mexico, Jalisco is suffering from a crime wave that led to a record 31,000 homicides in 2017. The state is home to one of Mexico’s most violent and powerful drug gangs, Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The surging numbers of deaths has overwhelmed Jalisco’s morgue and work is underway on a new facility that would hold 700 bodies in its first phase, the state’s general secretary Roberto Lopez told local media.
“When it is built, these bodies will be transferred,” Lopez said. He added that the new facility will be completed in a month and a half.
Well that sucks for the Mexicans.
Right now I am smelling the delicious aroma of rib-eye steaks on the bbq while tossing back some cold ones!
I love America.