World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 01 Apr, 2021 03:15 am

36-year-old Salvadoran mother killed by Mexican police officer who kneeled on her back

36-year-old Salvadoran mother killed by Mexican police officer who kneeled on her back
The death of Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza in the resort town of Tulum is a direct result of the increased anti-immigrant measures demanded by Washington of the Mexican government.

” Her death at the hands of police, held face down on the ground with a knee in her back outside a convenience store is nearly identical to the brutal murder of George Floyd in the United States, who was killed by police May 5.Each are among the hundreds killed by the police in the United States and in Mexico every year, however their deaths were clearly caught on video, sparking widespread outrage.The primary focus in the media and among protesters has been on the fact that she is a woman, but more significantly Salazar has been added to the growing list of immigrants in Mexico who face daily brutalization, theft, rape and murder as they seek a better life in the country or on their way north to the United States.Their charred remains were found inside a burned pickup truck riddled with bullet holes 40 miles south of McAllen, Texas and the United States border.

A count of excess deaths in the country between the period of December 20, 2019 and February 13, 2021 shows that the number of additional deaths is 417,002 and put the total much closer to the United States.On Saturday, 36-year-old Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza, a Salvadoran immigrant and mother of two, died a brutal and painful death at the hands of police in the Mexican tourist city of Tulum.

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