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Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba

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Jumat, 14 Mei 2021 16:45 WIB

Meksiko - Anak-anak di daerah terpencil Meksiko dilatih menggunakan senjata api untuk mempertahankan diri dari kekejaman sindikat kejahatan dan narkoba.

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Seorang anak membawa replika senjata laras panjang di satu desa yang berada di kawasan Guerrero, Meksiko.  

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Anak-anak Desa Ayahualtempa belajar angkat senjata untuk melawan kartel narkoba yang kian meresahkan di daerah mereka.  

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Sejak 2019, setidaknya sembilan orang tewas akibat bentrok dengan kartel narkoba di desa itu, Los Ardillos.   

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Namun, keluhan penduduk setempat tak pernah didengar para pejabat.  

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Kini, desa itu memutuskan untuk melatih sekitar 30 anak untuk angkat senjata. Namun, senjata itu hanya replika yang terbuat dari kayu.   

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Tahun lalu, sejumlah anak di desa lain juga sempat melakukan latihan angkat senjata semacam ini. Namun, Presiden Meksiko, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, mengkritik latihan itu.   

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Meski demikian, para warga desa menekankan bahwa latihan ini merupakan cermin keputusasaan masyarakat atas kurangnya perhatian pemerintah terhadap kejahatan yang dilakukan kartel-kartel narkoba.  

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Di kawasan Guerrero sendiri, setidaknya 1.434 orang dilaporkan tewas akibat perkelahian yang berkaitan dengan kartel narkoba.  

Community policeman Silvano Martinez guards his 11-year-old nephew Geovanni Martinez as he observes his goats in a pasture outside Ayahualtempa, a town in Guerrero state where residents provide security from the violence of rivaling gangs in Mexico, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The 11-year-old said he yearns to return to school, closed for the past year by the pandemic, and when asked if he would shoot at an enemy he issued a convincing

Secara keseluruhan, 34.552 orang tewas akibat perkelahian antarkartel narkoba di Meksiko.   

Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba
Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba
Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba
Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba
Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba
Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba
Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba
Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba
Kala Anak-anak Meksiko Angkat Senjata Lawan Kartel Narkoba