Eight people, including family of seven, tortured, murdered in Aguán

Translating articles like this one in El Tiempo from today is a race against time. I keep hoping that if I translate faster, I won't throw up, or maybe, go mad, as my favorite oligarch warned me recently in an apocryphal story about an exiled Salvadoran revolutionary intellectual friend of his who stayed married to his wife after she was institutionalized because he accepted the reality of his exile but she kept helping the guerrillas until it drove her crazy. There can be very little doubt that this is another political assassination of Aguán campesinos, retaliation for their standing up to the murderous African Palm plantation owners of the region.

Four children and four adults murdered in a village of Sabá
Tuesday, January 10 2012

SABA, COLON.- Eight people, among them four children, were murdered by criminals in the village of Regaderos after being kidnapped from their home and taken to a site close to the municipal crematorium of Sabá, where they were shot.

The act occurred yesterday at 6:40pm when various subjects came out of a vehicle to enter a home in which seven members of a family were inside, among them the children and another man who was running an errand. According to preliminary police investigations, the victims were taken to an African Palm plantation and in the middle of the undergrowth they were attacked with machetes and firearms until they were all left lying on the ground, lifeless.

At 9pm the authorities were carrying out an inspection of the area to be able to identify the cadavers, each of which had had a part of their ear cut off. Among the victims were a one-year old child, another seven-year old child, and 12 and 15-year olds, children of the couple who was murdered.

The adults were originally from Copán, from where they had emigrated ten years ago to the community of Regaderos, where they dedicated themselves to agriculture and lived in a humble home, according to police sources. Police authorities from Sabá went to the area in question and indicated that they did not yet have evidence of motives for the crime, and that all leads in the murder of the family will be investigated.


Asesinan a cuatro niños y cuatro adultos en aldea de Sabá
Martes, 10 de Enero de 2012 21:57

SABA, COLON.- Ocho personas, entre ellos cuatro niños, fueron asesinadas por delincuentes en la aldea Regaderos luego de que los sacaran de su vivienda y los llevaran cerca del crematorio municipal de Sabá, donde les dispararon.

El hecho ocurrió ayer a eso de las 6:40 de la tarde cuando desde un vehículo bajaron varios sujetos que ingresaron a la vivienda donde estaban siete miembros de una familia, entre ellos los menores y otro hombre que andaba haciendo un mandado. Según las investigaciones preliminares de la policía, las víctimas fueron llevadas a una plantación de plan africana y en medio de la maleza comenzaron a agredirlos con machetes y armas de fuego hasta dejarlos tirados, sin vida.

A las 9:00 de la noche las autoridades estaban realizando las inspecciones de la zona para luego hacer los reconocimientos de los cadáveres en los que detectaron que a cada uno de ellos le quitaron parte de una oreja. Entre las víctimas están un niño de 1 año de edad, otro de 7 años, así como de 12 y 15, hijos de la pareja que fue asesinada.

Los adultos son originarios de Copán, de donde hace diez años habían emigrado hacia la comunidad de Regaderos, donde se dedicaban a labores de agricultura y residían en una vivienda humilde, según informaron fuentes policiales. Las autoridades policiales de Sabá se trasladaron a la zona e indicaron que aún no tenían móviles de lo ocurrido, pues todos los extremos del asesinato de la familia serían investigados.