The Fuerza Pública is mounting a major operation all over the country today because the night is the Noche de Brujas, “Witches night,” the local version of Halloween. Young hooligans typically use the night as an excuse to set up roadblocks, set fires and even conduct armed robberies.
A light rain Tuesday night in parts of the Central Valley dampened such activity. Police actually have been on guard since last Friday because the weekend is usually when such problems take place. They hope for heavy rains tonight.