October 21 2015 — The dead man’s body was bound up like a mummy, his hands roped behind his back and his head covered with a black sack. Tied by the waist, he was discovered dangling shoeless from a bridge over a busy street around 5 a.m. Monday — a shocking sight for thousands of commuters making their way into Mexico City for the start of the workweek.
City firefighters cut him down before dawn. He was 25, as yet unidentified, killed by two bullets to the head.
Such a sight might be expected in drug-violence-ravaged Mexican states such as Guerrero, Veracruz and Tamaulipas. But Mexico City has long been considered a haven from the kind of brutal terror tactics used by organized crime in other parts of the country since the beginning of the drug war nearly a decade ago.
The dangling body is just one indication that the capital may no longer be immune.