Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Zeta and LFM Leaders Captured; Illegals Caught in US Marine uniforms

March 23, 2011

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Jornada  (Mexico)  3/22/2011

Key Zeta leader captured

SAN LUIS POTOSI, SLP – SEDENA, the Ministry of National Defense, announced late Tuesday afternoon the arrest of Jose Maria Leal Pantoja, aka: “Commander Chema” , presumed successor of Julian Zapata, aka: “El Piolin” , accused of leading the attack that killed the U.S. ICE agent Jaime Zapata on 15 February.  He was arrested during an operation conducted March 12 in the municipality of Soledad de Graciano Sanchez, thanks to an anonymous citizen tip.

Milenio  (Mexico)  3/22/2011

La Familia Michoacana leader captured

GUANAJUATO, GTO – José Natividad Cortes Balcazar, and / or Ricardo Olmos Segovia, and / or Candelario Chavez Espinosa, aka “The Teacher”, “The Richard” and “El Compadre” was arrested at his home.  The Attorney General had listed him as one of the most wanted, and had offered a reward of 3 million pesos, or over US $250,000. (Other sources also used to gain information)

SDP Noticias  (Mexico)  3/22/2011

Five forest fires burning in Nuevo León

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON – CONAFOR, the National Forest Commission is fighting 5 separate forest fires around the state of Nuevo León, with a total area of about 250 hectares (618 acres).  Some are mostly contained and no longer spreading. Two were caused by agricultural burning, with the others started by lightning.  Rough terrain is slowing control of a couple, even with use of a helicopter.

La Voz de la Frontera  (Mexico)  3/22/2011

Three multi-murderers arrested in Chihuahua

JIMENEZ, CHIHUAHUA – The Chihuahua state Attorney General announced the arrest of three men who murdered two state police officers and 11 others.  They were caught while driving stolen vehicles.  The Attorney General has asked for a sentence of life imprisonment for the officer’s murders.  (No death penalty in Mexico.  Perhaps that contributes to the overall violence there.  The prisons are often a joke, with family living with the condemned inside the prison.  Cell doors are left open.)

El Heraldo de Chihuahua  (Mexico)  3/22/2011

Another police commander assassinated

CHIHUAHUA, CHIHUAHUA – José Luis del Bosque Contreras,  coordinator “A”, K9 Group, of the State Police, was killed yesterday outside his home, making it the third attack on the state police in less than a week.  The incident occurred at 9:45 am at an intersection, when heavily armed gunmen arrived in two vehicles, and fired their heavy weapons against his vehicle.  He was a native of Torreon, Coahuila, and joined the State Police on January 18, 2002.  He had a degree in Administration of Justice and a Masters in Public Security.  A bodyguard was wounded and taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

MAZATLAN – Two shrimp boats robbed of 6 tons of shrimp by armed groups.

PARAGUAY – Jorge Lara Castro sworn in as new foreign minister.

CUBA – Castro says he has been resigned from all official positions.

COLOMBIA – FARC rebels attack oil pipeline; no fatalities reported, and amount of spilled crude oil is unknown.

MEXICO – Several papers have headline pieces on drought, water conservation/rationing.

EL SALVADOR – Twentyseven homicides over weekend; 13 Saturday, 14 Sunday.

EL ESPINAL, SINALOA – Gunmen in 10 trucks killed 12 people and burned a house,  just hours before Presidential visit by Calderón.

TIZAPAN EL ALSO, JALISCO – Three human heads found, no bodies.

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CIUDAD JUAREZ – Three executed,  one wounded.

GUADALUPE, NUEVO LEON – Three cartel lookouts caught after chase, shootout.

PANTHEON, COLIMA – During funeral with 80 present, gunfight with Marines; 2 injured, 3 cartel captured.

LA CONSTANCIA, SINALOA – Home burned with 3 inside; burned but alive.

SAN IGNACIO, SINALOA – 4 executed in home; 2 kids, woman, and elderly grandfather.

NAVOLATO, SINALOA – Man tortured and executed, thrown in canal.

CADEREYTA, NUEVO LEON Dismembered body left in van off roadway.

GUASAVE, SINALOA – Five tortured, executed unidentified bodies dumped.

GUAMUCHIL – Four men kidnapped; girl walking on street was grabbed, then let go.

CHUHUAHUA – Narcopintas (graffiti message) left; demanding resignation of certain police commanders; threaten to kill a state police officer daily.

CHIHUAHUA – State health department office attacked; naromessage demands removal of agency head.

CIUDAD JIMENEZ, CHIHUAHUA – Gunmen kill 2, badly wound 17 year old.

SAN NICOLAS DE LOS GARZA, NUEVO LEON – Two men killed; ran narcotienda (sold drugs).

PRAXEDIS G. GUERRERO, CHIHUAHUA – Two women, 1 man executed.
Texas Assistant DA’s Body Found In Matamoros Mexico Over the Weekend
Obama in El Salvador: Crime at Top of Agenda
A Growth in Drug Addiction among Mexico’s Youth
(Mexican) Senators say Mexico acquiescing to U.S. interference
Central America, crime, and what the Americas are doing about it
Emerald Czar a Test for Colombian Justice

Domestic News – United States

California – Stretch of highway dedicated to slain border agent
Thirteen Illegal Immigrants Apprehended in U.S. Marine Uniforms
Leader of human smuggling ring gets 25 years
American police role in Mexican drug war surges
Gwinnett County, Georgia is experiencing an illegal alien crime wave
Second ATF agent speaks out against “Gunrunner”
Tancredo calls for Napolitano to resign following recent incidents at border
Senator seeks interagency border security task force
Arizona – Border Agents Have Busy Weekend
Chuck Norris: Exaggerated U.S. Border Violence? – Hardly!!
Man busted for selling fake US document
California – Former government lawyer gets prison in immigration case
Modern-day mafia story had its roots in Houston’s East End
California – Almost 30 pounds of cocaine seized over weekend
New Hampshire – Illegal alien indicted for rape of homeless woman
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~Theodore Roosevelt 1919

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