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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.
The Army clashed with gunmen here, killing 3 men and 2 women, and seizing both weapons and vehicles. The suspects had burned several houses, a truck with at least 12 people killed in the town in the week before the clash.
STATE OF MEXICO
The attorney general of this state has said that the conflict between La Familia Michoacana (LFM) and Guerreros Unidos has left 66 people killed in 24 days. Six bodies were found wrapped in plastic in the van pictured here. In a second report, authorities announced the arrest of 11 LFM members responsible for the assassinations of at least 20 people, including those found in this van. At arrest, they were found to have 5 pistols and shotguns as well.
The attorney general has identified the 2 bodies dumped in front of the university as 25 and 22 year old women.
Mexican Army working the highway between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey stopped a tractor-trailer at a checkpoint. Inside the trailer were 58 AK-47 rifles. It was also reported that over 1½ tons of drugs were seized. About 192 packages weighing 2176 lbs. were found buried underground. The same day, soldiers found 142 packages inside a water tank weighing 1540 lbs.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN
Authorities have arrested 3 Zetas that have confessed to at least 38 killings, including an innocent pregnant woman. She was killed when they attacked dealers working for a rival group.
TOLUCA, STATE OF MEXICO
Police have established traffic checkpoints in response to the recent increased killing, using municipal and state police.
An attack on two municipal police officers while they ate breakfast left one dead and the other wounded on Friday. The wounded officer managed to kill one of the bad guys who were on a motorcycle. Francisco Chacon was second in command of the municipal department.
A group of heavily armed gunmen in several vehicles ambushed federal police along a road. The attack was repelled, leaving one officer wounded in the abdomen, who was transferred to a private hospital where he’s guarded by his fellow officers. Two vehicles were seized, including an armored Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was estimated over 500 rounds were exchanged.
Two men were killed in a paint shop, when assassins came and shot them. The shooters then fled and the bodies were left with their heads under a vehicle and with multiple bullet impacts. They were identified as a man of 35 years and his step son, 19. They were apparently there to repair their auto.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA
Municipal and state police were attacked by members of the Sinaloa cartel. During a 30 minute shootout, a leader know as ‘El 11″ was killed. Jesús Rodrigo Fierro Ramírez, 43 years, was a former state police officer, quitting in 2004, and was the head of cartel ops in Cd. Juarez. Two municipal police officers were wounded.
HIDALGO, NUEVO LEÓN
Six men were found executed Saturday and with their bodies were left messages attributed to the Knights Templar.
A clash between rivals left 7 of them dead, in 5 vehicles, including one truck burned with 3 bodies inside. Police also located firearms, grenades, grenade launchers and a considerable amount of 223 and 7.62 caliber ammunition.
HIDALGO, NUEVO LEÓN
Some of the members of the band Kombo Kolombia have been found dead (See item below), their bodies naked with signs of torture. Five bodies of the 20 missing were found in a pit. Other reports have upped it to 8 found, with the bodies dismembered.
Mexico’s New Administration: Priorities And Key Issues In US-Mexican Relations
Report from Congressional Research Service-next to last of listed titles
As Mexico’s Traffickers Ship Drugs North, They Leave Addicts in Their Wake
Being the top supplier of illegal drugs to the United States has made Mexico a consumer nation too.
For American Exporters, Mexico Is The China Next Door
Mexico’s Ruling Party Used $5.2 Million Cash Cards
Calls Grow for Legal Recognition of Vigilantes in Mexican State
Volkswagen to Produce Golf for Americas at Mexican Plant
Mexico State steps up security patrols after dismembered bodies found
Criminals Used Mexican Postal Service to Move Drugs and Arms
Mexican Govt to Stop Media Parade of Drug Suspects
Colombian-Style Band Missing in Northern Mexico
Nothing to celebrate in Mexico-Op/Ed
Mexico Investigates Mining Ties to Organized Crime
Six Slain, Hacked to Pieces in Central Mexico
French woman’s release stirs up anger in Mexico
Authorities confiscate nearly a ton of cocaine
(on Caribbean coast, one catch involving a chase & shots fired)
There’s help for US expats suffering from domestic violence.
Venezuelan governor seeks asylum in Costa Rica
Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah Financier Detained
Nightclub Fire: Three Arrested as Brazilians in U.S. Mourn
Bolivia Dismantles Gun Trafficking Ring
Venezuela Prison Abandoned after Massacre Leaves 61 Dead
(good analysis of prison conditions)
Venezuela Threatens Lawsuit Over Fake Chávez Photo
Colombia provides benefits to companies employing women victims of violence
Rio Drug Kingpin Sentenced
Brazilian President Cuts Electric Rates More Than Expected
“to improve the competitiveness of industry and promote economic growth”
Peru to Reaffirm Shared Responsibility for Combating Drugs
Crime and corruption stunting growth and development in Jamaica
Committed to Border Defense
(Belize & Mexico)
Crime, violence taking toll on Caribbean economies
Bipartisan Group Of Senators To Introduce Immigration Plan, Preempt Obama
A summary of the new bipartisan immigration bill
Transcript: Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Canada-Mexico Guest Worker Program Touted as Model for U.S. To Replicate
U.S. Treasury Targets Leading Figures of Transnational Criminal Organizations
New special ops command in Mexico politically motivated, analysts claim
CBP Busts Net $1.3 Billion in Cocaine in One Week
Feds: 6 tons of pot seized at NM border checkpoint
US ‘Tomato Cliff’ Looms if Deal is Not Struck in War with Mexico, Group Warns
Dwindling water reserves could stress border
Sheriff’s Office Explains Deputy’s Actions
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