A bloody start for 2010 in Mexico

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Friday, 1/8/10

La Prensa (Managua, Nicaragua), El Tiempo (Bogota, Colombia) 1/7/10

Update on smuggled group from Africa

Seventy of the seventy-one smuggled aliens from Somalia and Eritrea who were detained by Colombian officials a few days ago [M3 Report of 1/6/10 relates] have been granted a thirty day stay in Colombia. That will allow them to apply for refugee status in that country. The 71st man will be deported; he was caught entering Colombia illegally for the second time. Felipe Munoz, director of migratory affairs for “DAS” [a Colombian gov’t. agency roughly equiv. to the FBI,] said that the smugglers of the Africans had promised to take them to Central America and from there to the United States.


La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 1/7/10

Grenades seized

El Salvador’s National Civil Police reported that they have seized 210 “military grenades” in the last two years. A number of others was also used during criminal acts and caused the death of various persons when they exploded.


Prensa Libre (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 1/17/10

Arsenal seized by Guatemalan police

Guatemala’s National Civil Police reported that in 2009 they seized 6,200 firearms, mostly handguns, but including 150 assault rifles and 414 shotguns. The number of grenades they seized reached 1,338.


El Diario de Coahuila (Saltillo, Coahuila) 1/7/10

Cops and robbers…..

Five armed subject were found aboard a vehicle Wednesday night in Saltillo. Besides a bag of marihuana, there were also six assault rifles, 33 loaders, 17 grenades, 1,938 rounds of ammo and 3 pistols. One of the men arrested also happens to be a Saltillo city policeman.


El Sur (Acapulco, Guerrero) 1/7/10

A do-it-yourself cemetery

State Police were patrolling near Tecpan, on the coastal highway north of Acapulco, Guerrero, when they spotted a hand and part of a human head sticking out of the ground by the shoulder of the road. When the digging was finished, they had found the bodies of five men, all riddled by gunfire some three days before.


Norte (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) , El Universal (Mexico City) 1/7/10

Juarez & Tijuana starting a new year

Eight more men were assassinated in Juarez yesterday; there have already been 51 homicide victims there during the first six days of the year. The number of homicide victims in Tijuana has reached 25 since the end of the year; the latest one is an unknown man found dumped on a street, minus his head.


El Debate (Culiacan Sinaloa) 1/7/10

Not a ball for a game

Around 2 a.m. on Thursday, police in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, received a report that some men had left something inside a black plastic bag out on the street. What the police first thought to be a human head turned out to be a soccer ball with the actual face of a man sewn onto it. Another call to the police led to the finding of ice chests inside of which were the rest of the man’s head as well as his thorax and other body parts along with a “narco-message.”


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