2011 – The Violence Continues…

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La Prensa Grafica    (El Salvador)  12/28/2010  

Salvadoran Killed During Abduction in Mexico

The Salvadoran government confirmed that a 41 year old Salvadoran national was killed on December 16th in Oaxaca, Mexico while trying to escape from his kidnappers.  A group of gunmen kidnapped him and 5 other Central Americans from a freight train as they traveled to the U.S..  This was the third kidnapping of  Salvadoran migrants in December in Oaxaca, Mexico.


El Universal  (Mexico)   1/1/2011

Nuevo León Police Threatened

(Monterrey) Two new simultaneous attacks by cartel gunmen against police in metropolitan Monterrey injured three policemen.  A previous attack this week left four policemen and an on duty physician dead to grenades and assault rifles.

Terra (Mexico)  12/27/2010     

The Bravest Woman of Mexico

The Spanish daily El Pais included Marisol Valles Garcia, the police chief of Práxedis G. Guerrero, among the 100 People of the year, which included music stars like Shakira and Nobel Vargas Llosa, among other leaders, researchers, politicians and athletes.

She appears as number two in the special edition “Heroes of the street. Exemplary Men and Women. ”  In a large photograph it shows her with arms crossed, sitting on the desk and with her supporters. At the back of the office is the official photograph of the president, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.

She is the only Mexican that appears in the annual count of the prestigious Spanish newspaper and posted on its website www.elpais.es.

(Note: a poll with the article asks if she is the bravest Mexican woman.  Of 238, 52% say no and 48% say yes.)


La Hora  (Guatemala)  12/31/2010

2010: Little Progress in Security

The year 2010 has left more than 6, 000 dead in Guatemala.  The presence of drug traffickers has been visibly strengthened by extortion, robbery, gang rivalry and land disputes.  Both U.S. & German  embassies warned citizens not to go to Guatemala due to violence and theft.  In early December, a heavily armed group of the Zetas broke an assassin out of jail.  They have continued to attack in
villages, leaving gruesome scenes to frighten and intimidate.  A security analyst believes the government urgently needs to take action to keep the situation from worsening.  He recommends an intelligence strategy along with a unified command for combined forces.


Blog del Narco    1/1/2011   

Consulate employee is shot dead in Guerrero

A 40 year old Mexican Consulate employee from Chicago, visiting relatives, was executed as he drove to a relative’s home. (Note: a reader posted a comment that he was there at the shooting and says 8 were killed & 15 injured by AK 47’s.)


Most of the media for the various areas has titles such as ‘First executions of 2011’; ‘First Bodies found’; etc.  There were also many with opinions/editorials on how to address the continuing violence
within Mexico, as well as the increasing violence south of Mexico as the cartels spread outward.  This just adds to the already serious crime problems found  in Central & South American countries such as
Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, and Colombia.


Domestic News – United States

USBP Weekly Blotter: December 23 – December 29
No charges in slaying of Border Patrol Agent-Arizona
Service to be held for agent killed in shootout
Secretary Napolitano lectures Afghan president on border security
Nogales apprehension makes CBP Top 10 list-Arizona
-killer featured on ‘America’s Most Wanted’
Suspected Smugglers Land at Crystal Cove-California
Indianapolis-to-Chicago drug trafficking organization dismantled
-meth, coke; Mexican operation
Next Year’s Wars:16 brewing conflicts to watch for in 2011
-Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti are closest.
ICE: 3 arrested, 28,000 rounds seized at Tucson home-Arizona
Mexico border city has record drug killings in ’10-Ciudad Juarez

-end of report-

We have room for but one flag, the American flag…and we have room for but
one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
~Theodore Roosevelt 1919

One Response to “2011 – The Violence Continues…”

  1. John Robins-Wells Says:

    None at this time

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