Over the weekend: Seven State Policemen Ambushed and Killed; Massive Violence in Mexico

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El Imparcial  (Mexico)  3/6/2011

Seven state policemen ambushed and killed

(Culiacan, Sinaloa)  Seven elite state police and three suspects are dead and three wounded, in a series of clashes  between armed groups and the army and state police.  A convoy of state police were passing near Guasave on the road between Mazatlan and Nogales.  They were ambushed by 30 men armed with automatic rifles.  Seven of the eight that died were police, and 2 suspects were injured.  At least 3 new patrol cars were severely damaged by the attack. (Note: 6 more police were killed in various locales; total of at least 13 over weekend.)


Secretary of Health warns families on violence

(Mexico City) At the conclusion of the sixth race-walk for Family Day, José Ángel Córdova Villalobos, Secretary of Health, acknowledged that the images presented in the media of people who have died because of the violence can become common and seen as natural. He warned it is dangerous to allow this to happen, especially with the young. These images are not the real Mexico, and it must be remembered there is a Mexico that is fighting and struggling. The issue of mental health care for the population has shown a greatly increased demand.  He that weekend psychiatric care clinics have been established for people that need attention in Ciudad Juarez.


La Hora  (Guatemala)  3/5/2011

Insecurity:  Three murders and two rapes within 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, three underage females were killed and two women suffered rape. This was a dark prelude to International Women’s Day, to be commemorated on Tuesday, 8 March.   The women’s organizations that make up the different bodies convene to commemorate the International Day of Women, with demands for order and a guarantee of the right to life, and safety.


La Prensa (Honduras)  3//2011

Forest fire burns forest preserve

(Tegucigalpa, Honduras) An arson-caused 2 day fire has burned 150 hectares, or about 371 acres, near the eastern part of the Honduran capital.  Fire authorities said it was intentional, as it wasn’t hot enough for one to start otherwise.  The forest preserve is an important source of water, providing 30 per cent of the drinking water for the 1.6 million inhabitants of the capital.


La Voz de la Frontera  (Mexico)  3/6/2011

Thirty-seven Immigrants Rescued from Sonoran Desert

(Mexico City)  The National Migration Institute (INM) announced that 37 migrants were rescued in the desert near El Sasabe, Sonora, that were abandoned by smugglers on their way to the U.S. border.  By the time Grupo Beta found them, they had been without food and water for 4 days.  Three of them were children, with most from the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.



San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo León:  Two teens kidnapped and executed.

Guadalupe, Nueva León:  Grenade attack on police station destroys 3 patrol cars.

Tlalmanalco:  Ten bodies found in narcograve.

Pueblo Nuevo, Durango:  Mountainous municipality about 1,000 km northwest of Mexico City; 2 state investigators found executed; 8 killed in clash between cartels.

Saltillo, Coahuila:  Gunfight between police and cartel; 5 cartel dead, 1 civilian.


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Ciudad Juarez:  Bloody Sunday; seven executed.

-United cartels asks Calderón to focus on Zetas to stop violence and loss of life.

Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas:  Streets look like a war scene, several
crushed cars, fires, hundreds of shell casings, blood stains, and
businesses damaged; military/Zetas/Gulf cartel.

Tinuatlán, Veracruz:  Military arrests 4, rescue kidnapped person;
seize military & police uniforms; vehicles, weapons, ammo, ballistic
vests, and radios.

Durango:  Two policemen executed, left naked on street.

Guadalupe, Nuevo León:  Police officer shot, wounded.

Cadereyta, Nuevo León:  Mayor asks residents to stay in after dark.

Matamoros, Tamaulipas:  Narcoblockades, gunmen forcing drivers from
cars; two shot.

Torreon, Coahuila:  Grenade attack on police station; 4 officers injured.

Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas:  Continuous gunfight between Gulf cartel & Los Zetas; explosions, gunfire, screams and explosions of grenades heard.

Saltillo, Coahuila:  Cartel/Marine clashes; schools closed, cell phones shut  down due to violence; people told to stay inside; 13 or more dead.

San Luis Potosi:  Shootout between federal and gunmen; 6 wounded.

Tamaulipas:  Marines get 18 cartel members; 4 tons marijuana, cocaine, crack, 18 vehicles, an armored van, 30 rifles, two handguns, three fragmentation grenades, 208 magazines, 1,837 cartridges, five ballistic vests , a tactical vest, five slings, and radios communication .

Taxco, Guerrero:  Municipal police attacked; 1 gunman killed, was
auxiliary police officer.

Allende, Nuevo León:  Gunmen shoot group of young; 1 dead, 2 wounded.

Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas:  Three Zetas captured.

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Tamaulipas:  Narcobodega found; seized 3.5+ tons pot, 6 trucks, ammo, radios.

Tampico:  Two brothers of Gulf cartel caught; also weapons, vehicle, and ammo.

Police commander killed in Mexico; the third this year
Mexican police chief asks U.S. for asylum
Mexico:  Two Pemex Employees Killed (Reuters)
Mexican soldiers arrested for drug trafficking

Domestic News – United States

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Declares President Obama is Misinformed about U.S. Agents in Mexico
USBP Weekly Blotter: February 24 – March 2

Agent Terry’s murder: the real shooter may have gotten away
ICE to review fingerprints of everyone arrested statewide to check on immigration status-California

Mexican President Joins Obama in Calling for ‘Comprehensive’ Reform Legalizing Illegal Aliens in U.S.
A city divided by DHS
Amid ATF flap, Dems pressure Obama to OK new anti-gun trafficking rules
Twelve illegal immigrants, 1,100 pounds of pot seized by BP-Arizona
Border Patrol rounds up 3,000 pounds of pot in 24 hours-Texas
Obama administration delays rule to improve driver’s license security
Fraudulent document criminal organizations, national security concerns
Authorities: $1 million in heroin, $300,000 seized-Indiana -3 Mexican nationals
North Carolina following Arizona’s lead against undocumented immigrants
Census shows Hispanic population booming in North Carolina
Pei Wei Hiring Following Sheriff Arpaio Raids-Arizona
-end of report-

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~Theodore Roosevelt 1919

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