Archive for December 12th, 2008

Violence continues unabated

December 12, 2008

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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.

 El Debate  (Culiacan, Sinaloa)  12/11/08
“Ten men died during a firearm confrontation which took place Wednesday evening at 19:05 hrs. at the Baluarte River, in El Rosario.” There were nine bodies strewn within a radius of 50 meters in the area of the shootout; the tenth subject died aboard an ambulance.
All the deceased had AK47 rifles in their hands and pistols held at their waist. There were also “more than 200” AK47 shell casings and several drum loaders.
(The locale is just south of Mazatlan, in southern Sinaloa)
Frontera  (Tijuana, Baja Calif.)  12/11/08
–     The “sub-commander” of police of Rosarito, Baja Calif.,
(19 mi. so. of TJ) was assassinated before dawn Thursday while aboard a patrol unit; the vehicle showed at least twenty bullet impacts.
Last Sept. 25 another sub-commander of the Rosarito Police was also murdered in similar fashion. Eight Rosarito policemen have now been murdered since that date.
–     Two decapitated and “taped” bodies were found at dawn Thursday just outside Tecate, Baja Calif., on the highway to Mexicali. The heads were left on a tray.
El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 12/11/08
The second headline from the top in the Local News front page:
“The rash of death is broken; there were no excuted ones yesterday”
(The paper then noted that 24 hours had gone by since the last assassination in Juarez; there have been 1,483 homicides linked to organized crime in Juarez so far this year, per the paper’s own count.)
La Cronica de Hoy  (Mexico City)  12/11/08
–     Another five “narcopolicemen” (sic) were arrested in two different towns in the state of Tabasco due to their activities on behalf of narco groups. Eleven others were arrested in the same area last Tuesday.
–     Yet another “Judicial Police” “group chief” was killed in a vehicle-to-vehicle gunfire attack in the state of Mexico.
(The report did not specify the time or date, a common occurrence)
Prensa Libre  (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 12/11/08
In Huehuetenango, Guatemala some men had with them and in their custody a minor female they had kidnapped. A large mob found the men and proceeded to beat them, shoot them and then burn their bodies. Five men ended their lives in that fashion.
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