List of massacres in Mexico

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Massacres[edit]

Name Date Location Deaths Notes
Goliad massacre March 27, 1836 Goliad County, Texas 342 465 prisoners. 28 escaped, 20 spared as workers, 75 spared as unarmed captives.
Dawson Massacre September 17, 1842 near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas 36 15 captured and 36 killed out of a total of 54 Texan men.
Saint Patrick's Battalion Massacre 10–13 September 1847 Chapultepec, Mexico city 50 50 surrendered Irish volunteers who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War, collectively known as Saint Patrick's battalion were killed by the U.S. Army.
Monterrey Massacre (1846) September 23, 1846 Monterrey, Nuevo León ~60 Ampudia ordered the white flag of surrender to be flown. Many American troops, especially the Texas Rangers ran about looting and burning houses, raping women, and killing entire families of Monterrey.[1]
Massacres during the Yucatán Caste War 1847-1901 Yucatán 200,000[2] Civilians killed by both sides
Monterrey Massacre (1847) January 4, 1847 Monterrey, Nuevo León ~50 Texas volunteers blamed the Mexicans for the death of several of their companions in the occupied Monterrey. Consequently, American troops began shooting all civilians they encountered. The Houston Telegraph and Register, citing military sources reported over 50 killed.[3]
Crabb Massacre April 1–8, 1857 Caborca, Sonora 84 84 killed out of a total of 85 American men.
Political executions under Porfirio Diaz 1884-1911 Nationwide 30,000[4][5][6]
Mazocoba massacre January 18, 1900 Guaymas, Sonora ~400 Also known as the Battle of Mazocoba
Deportation of Yaqui under the Porfiriato 1902 - 1911 Sonora Over 20,000[7][8] Over 2/3s of Yaqui population were killed in the deportation[7][8]
Río Blanco strike January 7 and 8, 1907 Río Blanco, Veracruz 50 to 70 Federal troops put down rioting textile workers
Mass atrocities against civilians during the Mexican Revolution 1910 - 1920 Nationwide 700,000 - 1,375,000

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(400,000 to 500,000 killed by warlords)[6]

Note these estimates use the controversial 2 million figure for total war dead so if using lower estimates like the 1.3 million figure would give a lower civilian dead in kind.
Torreón massacre May 15, 1911 Torreón, Coahuila 300
Santa Isabel Massacre January 10, 1916 near Santa Isabel, Chihuahua 18 Villistas stopped a train near Santa Isabel, Chihuahua and killed eighteen American passengers from the ASARCO company of Tucson, Arizona.
León massacre January 2, 1946 León, Guanajuato 30-100 [10][11]
Tlatelolco massacre October 2, 1968 Mexico City 40-400
Corpus Christi massacre June 10, 1971 Mexico City 120 Also known as "El Halconazo"
Tula massacre January 14, 1982 Atotonilco de Tula, Hidalgo 13
Aguas Blancas massacre 28 June 1995 Aguas Blancas, Guerrero 17
Acteal massacre December 22, 1997 Chenalhó, Chiapas 45
El Sauzal massacre September 17, 1998 El Sauzal, Baja California 19 [12]
Villas de Salvárcar massacre January 31, 2010 Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 15
Guerrero mass graves June 2010 Taxco, Guerrero 55
Nuevo León mass graves June 25, 2010 Nuevo León ~70
2010 San Fernando massacre August 24, 2010 San Fernando, Tamaulipas 72
San Fernando massacre April 6, 2011 San Fernando, Tamaulipas 193
Coahuila mass graves June 3, 2011 Piedras Negras, Coahuila 38
Durango massacres April 2011 Durango, Durango 340
Monterrey casino attack August 25, 2011 Monterrey, Nuevo León 52
Altamira prison brawl January 4, 2012 Altamira, Tamaulipas 31
Apodaca prison riot February 19, 2012 Apodaca, Nuevo León 44
Cadereyta Jiménez massacre 13 May 2012 Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León 49
Tlatlaya massacre June 30, 2014 San Pedro Limón, Tlatlaya, Michoacán 22 22 civilians executed by government troops.[13][14]
Iguala massacre 26 September - 5 October 2014 Iguala, Guerrero ~40
Apatzingán massacre January 5, 2015 Apatzingán, Michoacán 16 16 unarmed civilians killed by federal police outside Apatzingán city hall.[15]
Tanhuato massacre May 22, 2015 Tanhuato, Michoacán 22+ to 42 [16][17]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan Curtis. Mexico Under Fire: Being the Diary of Samuel Ryan Curtis, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Regiment, During the American Military Occupation of Northern Mexico, 1846-1847. TCU Press. p. 30. ISBN 9780875651279. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ Robins & Jones 2009, p. 50.
  3. ^ Miguel González Quiroga, César Morado Macías (2006). Nuevo León ocupado: aspectos de la guerra México-Estados Unidos. Nuevo León, México: Fondo Editorial de NL. ISBN 9709715194. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ Charles H. Kerr, Algie Martin Simons. The International Socialist Review, Volume 9. 
  5. ^ Rummel, Rudolph. "STATISTICS OF DEMOCIDE Chapter 11 Statistics Of Mexican Democide Estimates, Calculations, And Sources". 
  6. ^ a b Travis, Hannibal. Genocide, Ethnonationalism,and the United Nationsv:Exploring the Causes of Mass Killings since 1945 p.149
  7. ^ a b Paco Ignacio Taibo II, documenta el brutal genocidio yaqui en nuestro país http://www.tukari.udg.mx/noticia/paco-ignacio-taibo-ii-documenta-el-brutal-genocidio-yaqui-en-nuestro-pais
  8. ^ a b Paco Ignacio Taibo II narra genocidio de yaquis en México 14 Oct 2013 https://www.vanguardia.com.mx/pacoignaciotaiboiinarragenocidiodeyaquisenmexico-1852657.html
  9. ^ Rudolph Rummel, "Table 11.1 The Mexican Democide Line 46. Statistics of Mexican Democide https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/SOD.TAB11.1.GIF
  10. ^ "68 años de la matanza". 
  11. ^ "La masacre contra León, 22 años antes de Tlatelolco". 
  12. ^ "'El Sauzal': A un año de la masacre". 
  13. ^ "New Evidence Leads to Jailing of Mexican Soldiers After Apparent Massacre - VICE News". Vice.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Mexico Tlatlaya Massacre: Mass Executions Were Illegal And Excessive, Rules Report From Mexican Lawmakers". IBTimes.com. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "'It Was the Feds': How Mexico's Federal Police Slaughtered At Least 16 Civilians in Michoacan - VICE News". Vice.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  16. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-police/police-massacre-on-ranch-leaves-deep-scars-in-mexican-town-idUSKCN10V04X%7Ctitle=Police massacre on ranch leaves deep scars in Mexican town|date=20 August 2016|publisher=|access-date=18 January 2018|via=Reuters}
  17. ^ SIPSE, Grupo (2016-08-19). "¿Qué ocurrió realmente en la matanza de Tanhuato?". SIPSE.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-08-27.