Two Killed in Veracruz Protest Against Pork Plant

Two people died during a clash between police and residents protesting a pork processing plant in Veracruz, Mexico, on Thursday. Locals from San Antonio Limon, also known as Totalco, accused the plant of contaminating the water supply and overusing water resources. State security forces arrived to disperse the protest, allegedly resorting to violence and opening fire. Brothers Alberto and Jorge Cortina Vázquez were killed, prompting an investigation by the Veracruz state prosecutor’s office. Protesters claimed the police were excessively brutal, while authorities stated the protesters had detained and threatened police officers.