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There MAY BE VERY graphic photographs that accompany some articles in the body of this report. It is not our intention to sensationalize. We include these photos in order to give to you, the American public, a clearer understanding of the seriousness of the situation in Mexico and Central America.
**Asterisk denotes death involving a police officer or a member of the military serving in that capacity. Some items may be from notirex.com, lapoliciaca.com or historiasdelnarco.com. Some incidents of violence may not be included here due to the large number of death reports.
Two women were found lying face down, executed with head shots, on a blanket. An 8 month old baby was left abandoned beside them, along with a narcomessage. Authorities did not release the contents of the message.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN
At about 330 pm, a report was received of a wounded person near Aztlan Canal. However, paramedics found he was dead with 4 shots to the head, hands bound with tape and a plastic bag over his head.
A female traffic officer was shot and killed with 3 shots to the head on Wednesday, January 23. Witnesses reported that 2 subjects were dropped by a vehicle, and shot her. The victim was named Elena Lorena Márquez Grajeda. After, other traffic officers stopped patrolling the city, saying they did not have adequate protection to ensure their safety. Two other men were also killed in separate incidents in the city.
Three young men outside of a house were executed with 2 bullets into each head from a ‘cuerno de chivo’ (AK 47). This occurred at about 8pm Tuesday, January 22, and triggered a ‘yellow alert’.
Also on Tuesday morning, narco banners appeared hanging on bridges throughout the city. By 830 am, they had been removed by authorities.
The state attorney general (PGJNL) announced that a cell of Los Zetas has been dismantled. They were involved in drug sales, and are responsible for at least 7 executions of rivals in Guadalupe. Three women, three minors and 3 men were arrested. Seized at the time of arrest was marijuana and crack cocaine, along with eight AK-47 rifles, three handguns, .40 caliber and .9 millimeter cartridges, magazines, and four vehicles.
Between January 14 and January 20, a total of 44 people have been executed.
CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO
The state attorney general has announced the arrest of 4 Zeta assassins, and the rescue from a taxi trunk of 2 teenaged boys, found with their heads taped and hands cuffed behind their backs. The bad guys confessed to the killing of up to 4 people recently.
Prosecutors: Drug Gang Killed, Dismembered 16 Near Mexico City
Mexico’s Public Debt at Nearly 36% of GDP
Old Politics and New Government
To Kill a Journalist
Mexico prosecutors say evidence lacking against military officers
Mexico frees French woman in kidnapping case
Honoring Drug War Dead, and Spurring a Debate
Mexico man confesses to barbecuing neighbor’s dogs
Newfound aquifer may ease Mexico City’s water woes
“The megacity’s water shortage could be eased by an aquifer a mile under the surface of Iztapalapa, a neighborhood whose terrible water quality is the butt of local jokes.”
Ancient petroglyphs found in Mexico
Nicaragua projects $11.5B in foreign investment by 2016
Honduras Extradites Drug Trafficker Wanted by Colombia
FARC Attack Disrupts Oil Pipeline at End of Ceasefire in Colombia
Colombian Police Seize Over 4 Tons of Cocaine Bound for Mexico
Gangs Are Committed to Total Cessation of Violence in Four Salvadoran Cities
Peru and U.S. Work to Strengthen Defense Relations
Feminists demand rape probe in Bolivia sex video
Brazil’s Cuban Connection
Bermuda shocked by double murder
Police shoot and kill suspects in Trinidad double murder
A Look into Guyana’s Defense Force
Canadians flocking to Cuba despite cholera advisory
At Remote Desert Outposts, Border Patrol Agents Sift for Clues
The Quest For A Secure Border
Potential Confirmation Clash In Hagel’s Split Over Use Of National Guard In Border Security
Key Fast and Furious figure retiring as Justice Dept. criminal division chief
(other reports claim he was fired.)
Issa: Lanny Breuer’s resignation from Justice ‘long overdue’
Second joint Fast & Furious report cites ‘management failures’
Obama Moves Fast And Furious On To Hide Gun Hypocrisy
Border Security and Migration: A Report from South Texas
Northcom Pursues Closer Engagement With Mexico
Fla. Tomato Growers Say Mexico Trade Deal Is Rotten
New Ideas for a New Era: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations
New House Homeland Security Chairman Sets Legislative Priorities
Usefulness Of Military Aerostats For Border Security Operations Still Unknown
U.S. Prolongs Stay for 290,000 Mexicans
National Security Threats Should Be Denaturalized
Woman Sentenced for Trafficking the Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens
Border Patrol arrests 27 people at Pharr stash house
MS-13 gang member charged with child sex trafficking in Virginia
“Cases such as this one are becoming more commonplace due to a largely unprotected border, the lack of immigration enforcement and the consequential spread of gang crime…This country is currently experiencing an epidemic of sex trafficking, with children all too often being used as the commodity.”
Deferred Action Immigrants To Be Given Driver’s Licenses In Iowa
Illegal alien charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl in Connecticut
Border Patrol Rescues Volunteers Who Tried to Help Illegal Immigrants
Ex-Homeland Security Agent Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Investigative Records
CBP Officers Apprehend Man Wanted for Murder and Several Other Fugitives
To catch a human smuggler
House endorses ban on ‘immigration sanctuaries’
Weekend Marijuana Seizure Valued at $2.25 Million
CBP Officers at the Pharr International Bridge Seize Over $800K Worth of Heroin
CBP Seizes Large Drug Load at Remote Antelope Wells Port
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Calexico East CBP Officers Seize Almost 3,000 Pounds of Marijuana in Shipment of Cucumbers
El Centro Sector Border Patrol Seize Methamphetamine Worth $73K Strapped to Man’s Legs
Hidalgo man gets nearly 6 years for smuggling immigrants over border
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue 79-Year-Old From Bottom of Canyon
Puerto Rico Top 10 Most Wanted Captured by NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force
“allegedly involved in a violent drug trafficking gang operating in Ponce”
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