A Italian volunteer 42 years old, originally from the province of Brescia, has been shot dead in Mexico in the night between 11 and 12 July 2021 while returning home a San Cristobal de Las Casas, in Chiapas. Former radiology technician at the Civil Hospitals of Brescia, Michele Colosio, known by all as Miguel, had moved for over 10 years to Central America where he had started a series of cooperation and volunteering projects.
According to the first reconstructions of the local press, the victim was allegedly caught by various gunshots exploded by a racing motorcycle. “Michele Colosio he was killed yesterday (Sunday – ed) evening ”, his friends wrote to the local newspaper yesterday El Coleto Informs. “His familiar and wide smile went out, they killed him in an assault, one block from his house, as he returned from the celebrations for the final of Euro 2020. He was so happy ”.
According to local media reports Poderes and AZMedios magazine, the 42-year-old originally from the Brescia town of Borgosatollo he would have been the victim of “one of the many attacks that occur daily in the Pueblo Mágico de San Cristóbal, a city at the mercy of many armed groups (belonging to common crime or organized crime, drug traffickers, violent and paramilitary groups, uniformed hitmen, etc.) that act thanks to the fact that all governments turn a blind eye and the corruption of all forces of police “.
The mother of Colosio, who lives in Brescia, he learned the news from the Mexican police in charge of the investigations and is in contact with the local and Italian authorities for the return of the body. From the investigations, no motives have yet emerged for the murder of the volunteer who, after working in the hospital, had approached the Community Health House Yi’bel Ik ‘- Root of the Wind engaging in various social projects before leavingItaly at a time of Mexico.
Meanwhile, a San Cristobal de Las Casas a torchlight procession was organized in memory of Colosio to the cry of “Enough violence”. The bicycle parade, the preferred means of the Italian volunteer, will be held today in the square of the city cathedral starting at 19:00 local time (2:00 this night in Italy). At the moment it is not yet clear when and how the body will be able to return to Italy.