Seven Accused of Slaughter Arrested; Two ICE agents shot in Mexico

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El Universal  (Mexico)  2/15/2011

Seven Accused of Slaughter Arrested

The state Attorney General reports that seven have been arrested for the multi homicide this past Sunday in Nezahualcoyotl (reported here on 2/14).  He identified the killings are due to disputes between drug cartels.  The ringleader that gave the order has not been located, but intelligence gives his nickname as “The Cowboy”.  In less than a month, there have been two multiple executions in the same municipality.  On January 16, eight men were killed by gunmen.

La Hora  (Guatemala)  2/15/2011

Judges require more security, especially in certain areas

Cáceres Rodriguez left about eight o’clock in the morning for the Civil court in San Benito, when a person approached him and fired five shots into his face and two in the chest.  He died in the local hospital. Although Cáceres was in charge of a civil court, it was reported he was covering leave periods of his colleagues in the criminal court, so it is possible that the crime was motivated by that.  “We urge the President and judges to inform us what the
security plan is to be implemented at the national level,” said the Association of Judges, who also asked that priority be given in the departments of Peten, Alta Verapaz, Huehuetenango, Chiquimula and Zacapa departments which he described as “high risk, organized crime and drug trafficking.”  (Note: on 2/10, a Guatemalan court sentenced 9 Zetas to between 19 and 69 years for killing two federal police officers in Alta Verapaz, which has been a Zeta stronghold.)

La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador)  2/15/2011

Fourteen Youth Volunteers Killed

The government agency dedicated to the prevention of violence is mourning the killings of 14 volunteers working with the agency,  which occurred over the past 6 months.  (Note: El Salvador has had 243 killings in 2011 so far, most due to organized crime. The Salvadoran Defense Minister confirmed on February 10, 2011 that the Mexican Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartels are operating in El Salvador )

La Prensa  (Honduras)  2/15/2011

Sixteen Cubans Used Raft to get to Honduras

(Atlantis, Honduras)  A raft carrying 16 undocumented Cubans landed on the beach near here.  The raft left Cuba on February 2.  The 15 men and 1 woman were turned over to immigration authorities.

Frontera  (Mexico)  2/15/2011

Grenade Attack on Shop Injures Nine

(Matamoros, Tamaulipas) Nine people were seriously injured, including two minors, after a grenade exploded inside a shop located in the heart of the city. The Municipal Police reported that the incident took place about 7:00 pm in a clothing and accessories shop for women.   The attack was directed against the civilian population, since that is the time of the evening is when most shopping is done. (Note: 4 of the 9 injured are between 16 and 19 years of age.)

El Heraldo de Chihuahua  (Mexico)  2/15/2011

Police Commander Assassinated in Tamaulipas

(Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas) A rural police commander was shot and killed today in the capital of Tamaulipas.  He was driving when he stopped for traffic, and heard a shot from a gas station.  He ran toward the station, and was shot in the back.  He was identified from his police paycheck stub. (Note: This is the same general area where 8 were just executed. Most local departments in Mexico do not have vests for their officers, nor can the officers afford them.  Some US departments donate theirs when they change out or upgrade to a higher level of protection.)

Blog del Narco

Cadereyta, Nuevo León:  Heavy fighting, injuries, narcoblockades;
still ongoing now.

Matamoros:  Bomb threat on city hall (see grenade attack on shop noted above)

Nuevo León:   Zeta leader ‘The Sonrics’ captured.

Monterrey, Nuevo León:  Casino shooting; gunmen open fire, wounding two at least; target believed to be a government official & state police officer.

Tamaulipas:  Zetas disclaim responsibility for slaughter of 18 in Padilla by posting a banner.

Zapatista subcommandante Marcos sends letter ‘On the wars’, criticizing President Calderón for drug war.

Domestic News – United States

US Embassy:  Two ICE agents shot in Mexico
Border War: Counterinsurgency needed at US-Mexico border, says lawmaker
Feds say ladder used for border smuggling-Texas
‘Trusted’ traveler busted for pot at Nogales entry
Mexico man sentenced to 151⁄2 years in prison after June meth, cocainebust-Arizona
Northern border may be more secure than depicted
Despite Virtual Border Fence’s Demise, DHS Spending Big on New Sensor Systems
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