Over the Weekend: Police Commander Killed by Car Bomb as Violence Continues

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El Universal  (Mexico)  1/23/2011

Police Commander Killed by Car Bomb

A tribute was held for Commander Victor Pena, who died as a result of a car bomb.  The other three officers injured are now out of danger.  The four officers are investigators, and were checking out a tip of a body in the trunk of the vehicle.


Frontera  (Mexico)  1/23/2011

Car Bomb in Tula Linked to “Los Zetas”

(Pachuca, Hidalgo)  The state Secretary for Public Security says the car bomb which killed a police commander is linked to Los Zetas due to several written threats found with the car.  The bomb was triggered by the opening of the trunk.  One line of investigation is that the attack is revenge for the death of two Zetas 2 weeks ago.  It is unknown if this is an isolated incident or indicates an escalation of violence.  Security has been enhanced and include checkpoints.


Blog del Narco  (Mexico)    1/22/2011

Nephew of Carillo Fuentes Captured

(Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua)  A Federal Police operation has rescued four kidnapped hostages and captured the seven kidnappers.  One of these was Francisco Ramon Escobar Carillo, nephew of Vicente Carillo Fuentes, or ‘Viceroy’, a principal leader of the cartel in Juarez.  Police also seized firearms and ammunition.


La Hora  (Guatemala)  1/22/2011

Armed Gunmen Burst into Wake and Kill Four People

A group of gunmen entered a church where a wake was being held for a 16 year old boy, and opened fire.  Two were killed outright, and two were DOA at the hospital.  Of the three injured, one girl is critical.  The National Police are investigating.  A week before this incident, gunmen entered a football field and fired into players and spectators.  Four were killed then, and twelve injured, and of those, seven  were children.

– In another incident, an attack on a bus left one dead and five wounded. 


La Prensa  (Honduras)  1/22/2011

Nicaragua Captures Drug Traffickers

(Rivas, Nicaragua)  The Nicaraguan Navy captured five suspected drug traffickers with 25 packages of cocaine, traveling in two boats on the San Juan River.  The area where the raid took place is located near an area that Nicaragua and Costa Rica are at issue in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.


Blog del Narco  (Mexico)  1/23/2011

San Luis Potosi shooting was hell

At least three shootouts between gunmen and either Federal Police or
Mexican Army left at least 5 of the gunmen dead, as well as 12 other people. Authorities numerous vehicles and weapons


El Heraldo de Tabasco  (Mexico)  1/23/2011

Shootout Leaves Six Dead

(Torreon, Coahuila)  A shootout Sunday morning between municipal police and gunmen left six dead and one injured.  Local residents panicked, as Saturday there was a shootout between gunmen and Mexican military that left four dead.

Also, the heads of two men were found elsewhere in the city.


El Sol de Tampico  (Mexico)  1/2/2011

Grenade Found in Trash

Two trash collectors were about activate the trunk’s compactor when they discovered a grenade.  They placed it in the cab of the truck until about 40 minutes later the driver realized it was real.


Diario Xalapa  (Mexico)  1/23/2011

Colonies Proliferating in High Risk Areas

(Xalapa, Veracruz)  Thousands of families live in areas on hilltops and are considered at high risk for landslides.  These are being built without permission according to the mayor of Xalapa.


Domestic News – United States

At memorial, slain Border Patrol agent remembered as protector
Mexican drug cartels have declared open-season on police officers
Perfume dealer charged with laundering millions for drug cartel-New York
U.S. Border Patrol Foils Cocaine Smuggling Attempt-hidden inside oil pan-California

More VBIEDs Detonated South Of The Border
Colorado inmates train wild mustangs to help guard the nation’s rugged borders
Agents in Texas Seize Two Tons of Marijuana in One Day

Soldiers kill ten gunmen in northern Mexico clash
Dope busts in the western desert-Arizona – total of 9291 pounds
Drug smuggling mounts on northern border
Three more Georgia counties join immigration fingerprint program
Mexican trucks to be rolling across U.S. in six months
Border Patrol Stops $700,000+ Cocaine Smuggling Attempt-New Mexico
Dozens of criminal aliens arrested in Michigan
-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

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