"ACAPULCO, Mexico — The image of this beach mecca has taken a new hit from Mexico's drug violence, with 27 people killed in less than a day, including 14 men whose bodies were found with their heads chopped off at a shopping center.The America Southwest of course has a great and long-standing fondness for the symbolism of the decapitated head. I've chronicled this before here and here. More on the alchemical meaning of the beheading can be gleamed here.
"The decapitation slayings and most of the other killings that occurred in a stretch of just a few hours from Friday night into Saturday also occurred in non-tourism areas. But two police officers were shot to death on a major bayside avenue in front of visitors and locals.
"The 14 headless bodies, and a 15th intact corpse, were found by police on a street outside a shopping center accompanied by written warnings from a drug cartel, authorities said."
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Heads continue to roll: