Misguided U.S. drug policies afflict Mexico, Central America; Attacks on Mexican Police Still Increasing

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Misguided U.S. drug policies afflict Mexico, Central America; Attacks on Mexican Police Still Increasing

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Please see note at the bottom from the M3 Report producers.

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El Universal  (Mexico)  5/24/2011

Mayan Offering Remains found near Chichen Itza in the Yucatan

Underwater archeologist discovered a large burial for ancient offerings in a cenote (a natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust) about 1.4 miles from Chichen Itza. It is believed by experts to be from the ninth and tenth centuries when the Mayans suffered drought in the region. The discovery is the result of 4 years of research into a recently identified ceremonial practice found in 5 other cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula.  The remains are from 6 humans, and also found were ceramic vessels, jade beads, and shell and flint knives, bifaces, artifacts made of round shells (likely blinkers identified with attributes of Tlaloc , god of rain), animal bones and a large amount of carbon that was probably used in the ritual.  The offerings tentatively correspond to the Late Classic (600-900 AD) and Postclassic (900-1521) periods, which coincide with the periods when documentary sources refer to two intense periods of drought in the area.   These droughts, said the archaeologist, documented in paleoclimatic studies, have been attributed as a likely cause of the so-called Mayan collapse.  The site had never been explored before, and therefore was unaltered, allowing for answers to questions from the discovery of the first Sacred Cenote found at Chichen Itza, considered probably the most important of the area.  The discovery came during an investigation by the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), under the supervision of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/767761.html

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APATZINGAN, MICHOÁCAN

A Mexican federal police helicopter safely landed after being fired on by cartel gunmen, which wounded 2 federal officers Tuesday. The pilot landed about 6 miles from the scene of the attack. The wounded officers were being treated and are reported to be out of danger. -Milenio

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QUIBDO, COLOMBIA

Two hundred people being held by FARC guerillas near the border with Panama, were freed on Tuesday, after being held for 48 hours. They were apparently released as they were without food.- El Universal

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VENEZUELA  

A German  report on an alleged missile project with Iran is being denied by the Venezuelan Vice President. The paper is saying that Iran is investing tens of millions of dollars in the project, the money supposedly coming from oil revenues. The article compares the building of the medium range missile base to the Soviet Union doing so in Cuba in the early 60’s. Meanwhile, Iran continues with its nuclear program, and started their reactor at Bushehr on May 8. After these reports came out in Venezuela, police and authorities there seized the entire news operation, Clearly there is no freedom of the press in Venezuela. (M3 feels the danger posed by the missile base is a dangerous alliance between the countries and a very real threat, and one which America needs to know of.)-Die Welt

(http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article13366204/Iranische-Raketenbasis-in-Venezuela-in-Planungsphase.html)

(Related, an older news item:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/21/iran-boosts-qods-shock-troops-in-venezuela/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ______________________

DURANGO, DURANGO

Police with the highway patrol responded to a report of a vehicle collision. A group of cartel gunmen then ambushed the police, killing one 35 yr. old female agent who was a mother of 4, and wounding another 3 officers who are in grave condition. Three other officers and a journalist cameraman were wounded also but are stable.-Milenio

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MEXICALI, BC, MEXICO

New blow to the cartel with a seizure of 150 kilos of cocaine, eight firearms of various calibers, 16 cars, some of these luxury, 151 cartridges and 155 thousand dollars in cash. The operation is the result of intelligence from the arrest of El Güicho, or Héctor Eduardo Hernández, captured a little more than a week ago.-La Voz de la Frontera
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POLL:

Asked if there were sufficient actions to combat insecurity in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 1177 persons replied: Yes 9%  No  83%  Don’t Know  4%  and No Interest 4% 

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GUANAJUATO, GUANAJUATO  

26 police officers freed by Judge, for lack of proof they were involved with the LFM ( La Familia Michoacana) cartel.-Proceso

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

An anarchist group named the Autonomous Cells of Immediate Revolution: Praxedis G. Guerrero is claiming responsibility for an IED (bomb) attack on a Mexico City bank, claiming it is in memory of an activist from Chile who died when thew bomb he was using for a Chile police school blew up in his hand.-Milenio

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Blog del Narco (www.blogdelnarco.com)

(Beginning with this report, each time an item refers to another police officer being killed, including military acting in that capacity, there will be an asterisk with the headline.)

GUADALUPE, NUEVO LEÓN*

Cartel gunmen pursued state police officer enroute to work on Saturday and executed him in his vehicle.

SANTA CATARINA, NUEVO LEÓN*

Municipal police officer ambushed and killed while on patrol. The Gulf cartel has been leaving narcomessages in the community, and also in nearby Guadalupe and San Nicolas de los Garza, saying they would be eliminating Zetas operating in that area. Although authorities have said nothing, there have been other recent clashes which have resulted in arrests and weapons, vehicle and drug seizures.


LOS MOCHIS, JALISCO

Carlos Fernando Bakir, hitman for the Beltran Leyva cartel, was arrested. He is known to be responsible for the executions of several police officers as well as narcograves in Los Mochis.


JUAREZ, NUEVO LEÓN

Military observed an SUV with 5 cartel gunmen, resulting in a pursuit and gunbattle. The bad guys vehicle crashed, burst into flames, with the 5 inside.


BOCA DEL RIO, VERACRUZ

Gunmen from the Veracruz cell of the Zetas clashed with the military early Saturday. Five bad guys died, including the local head of the Zetas for the port there. Seized were 10 rifles, three handguns, two grenade launchers, a 40 mm caliber grenade, five offensive grenades, magazines, cartridges, T-shirts with the logo of the Federal Agency of Investigation, military-style uniforms, three vehicles, one of them armored, radio equipment, money, documents, among other things.


GUATEMALA

The M3 previously reported the slaughter of the 27 or 29 farm workers in a northern agricultural area, depending on the news source. Three Zetas were arrested when they were caught hanging narcobanners.  This  photo is of one involved in the attack, known as Commandante Bruja (Commander Witch in English).


MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN

Shortly after midnight Saturday, a large number of people were dancing and having fun. Suddenly, a group of gunmen came in with large guns, men no one knew, causing terror. Outside, a burst of gunfire took down a group of young people they had met outside, and the gunmen then left. Municipal police arrived, sealed the bar and then soon after, cartel gunmen came back and took the dead bodies. At least 8 police have been suspended for failing to prevent the theft of the bodies. The locals have made a memorial at the Café, with messages demanding ace and a stop to the bloodshed. One says ‘Music has no guilt, love culture’ (In photo, note bullet holes.) The other says ‘In place of bullets, use words. We ask to dialog’ (Again, bullet holes beside it.)

JUAREZ, NUEVO LEÓN

(Not Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, across from El Paso, TX)

Mexican military tried to stop a van, resulting in a brief chase. The vehicle overturned, killing the unidentified driver. Another youth was hurt and taken to the hospital. Inside the vehicle was an AK-47 rifle, a 9-mm weapon, three magazines, cartridges, cell phones , radio equipment, among other things. The age of both are between 15 and 17 years old.

CULIACAN, SINALOA

Two men killed and 3 gravely wounded at a home.


NOVOLATO, SINALOA

Five young men in a red Mustang were surprised by gunmen that sprayed the car with gunfire, killing 4, and gravely wounding the fifth.


CHIHUAHUA, CHIHUAHUA

Assassins gunned three men in a car near the general hospital. First officers on scene located in excess of 100-AK47 cases.


VIDEO OF CARTEL CONVOY.

You can see mounted military machine guns, some door decals identifying the cartel. The arrogance shows who is really in control in Mexico.
http://youtu.be/8iAAgrWV7qo

MAZATLAN, SINALOA*

State police officers ambushed and one killed when he and other officers were checking on a stolen vehicle.

APODACA, NUEVO LEÓN*

State prison guard gunned after leaving work.

HIDALGO, COAHUILA

Mexican Marines captured Jose Manuel Diaz Guardado, alias Commander 7, leader of the Zetas in the Hidalgo, Coahuila. Others were arrested with him. Seized were 10 rifles, a 1,722 cartridges, 47 magazines, 11 radios, 161 pieces of standard military type equipment, eight vehicles, with two of them armored, among other things.

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN*

Municipal police officer was eating breakfast when she was sprayed with gunfire, killing her. She was a 29 year old mother and on the job just over 1 year. Notice in the photo her uniform hat, and the forensic woman wiping her eyes.


CIUDAD VALLES, SAN LUIS POTOSI*

Municipal police station attacked. One officer arriving for work was killed, another was wounded as well as 2 civilians.


APODACA, NUEVO LEÓN

Two municipal police officers were arrested by federal police for serving as cartel lookouts.

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Guatemalan prosecutor found decapitated and dismembered

http://tinyurl.com/3jhgo7x

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Mexico police seize ‘narco-tank’ used by drug gang


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13488620

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MEXICO    

Four Tamaulipas State Police officers arrested in kidnapping case

http://tinyurl.com/3wu3hu3

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Mexican army general shot dead*

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13495087

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Mexican Authorities Discover Mass Grave In Durango; Bodies Signal Split In Sinaloa Cartel


http://tinyurl.com/3nabrvd

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Guatemalan Candidate’s Kin Threatened by Mexican Drug Gang

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=394477&CategoryId=23558

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Wealthy Mexicans Are Increasingly Investing in the U.S. to Escape Cartel Violence

http://tinyurl.com/3mmxxmh

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U.S. lags in vow to help battle cartels

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/7576762.html

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High Gun Seizures in Mexico: Not a Sign of Success

http://tinyurl.com/3uw36ue

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Cholera spreads to nearly all Dominican provinces

http://www.elpasotimes.com/juarez/ci_18122424

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Mexico frees 62 in forced-prostitution case

http://www.elpasotimes.com/juarez/ci_18123317

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A dangerous journey for Mexican bus drivers

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/05/21/mexico.bus.drivers/index.html

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Mexico to nominate central bank governor for IMF post

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/7388199.html

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Colombia suffers devastating flooding (This could affect produce, coffee and other prices.)


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11 Zetas gunmen arrested in southeast Mexico

http://tinyurl.com/3ncll24

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Bloody Mexican Gangs Make It ‘Official,’ with Uniforms, Insignia

http://tinyurl.com/3zq52p7
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El Salvador Sees Epidemic of Violence Against Women 

http://tinyurl.com/3rbfwhd

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756 kilograms of cocaine seized in Panama

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/7386824.html

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Drug war graves unveil drama of Mexico’s disappeared 

http://tinyurl.com/44ytq7f

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Mexico mass graves of 219 signal major cartel rift
(That count continues to rise)

http://tinyurl.com/3z7t75h

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MEXICO    

Immigration vows top to bottom purge

http://tinyurl.com/43lbg2t

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Costa Rica’s president wraps up U.S. visit

http://tinyurl.com/3mz2q6p

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MEXICO    

Notable quotes: Heroic City of Juárez

http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_18113425

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COLOMBIA      

11 injured in FARC attacks

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/7387691.html

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GUATEMALA      

‘Zetas’ Banner Explains Guatemala Massacre

http://tinyurl.com/3hy9dya

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Officer, 4 inmates held in fatal Mexican jail fire

http://tinyurl.com/3zjlj33

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MEXICO    

Five killed, four arrested in Diaz Ordaz shootout

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=621284

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Domestic News – United States

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TEXAS    

Border Patrol Agent Injured in Crash    

http://tinyurl.com/3cz4nxq

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Suspected Drug Tunnel Found Near Arizona Town

http://tinyurl.com/3fcblxo

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U.S./Mexico Border States continue to disrupt drug cartel activities

http://tinyurl.com/3hy2ppd

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Border Battle Presents Challenges For Southern Arizona Ranchers

http://tinyurl.com/4xgt9j9

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TEXAS    

Cartel-Related Extortion in El Paso?

http://www.ktsm.com/local/cartel-related-extortion-in-el-paso

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NEW YORK  

 Stowaway at Port Newark sparks terror probe   

http://tinyurl.com/3c58oq8

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FBI: Corrupt US border agents a ‘serious’ threat

http://tinyurl.com/3uqutma

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ARIZONA    

Trailblazing agent to take command of Nogales Station 

http://tinyurl.com/3hvlv3c

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ARIZONA

Border Patrol nets $2.35m worth of pot over weekend     

http://www.kvoa.com/news/border-patrol-nets-2-35m-worth-of-pot-over-weekend/

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ARIZONA

Border security: Tucson vs. Yuma

http://tinyurl.com/3fl22te

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ARIZONA

Agency Heads Announce Major Criminal Action Against Cartel

http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/states/newsrel/2011/phnx051911.html

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ARIZONA

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents find 20 pounds of meth hidden in false car exhaust system

http://tinyurl.com/3k88czh

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Texas CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Worth $916,800 in Two Separate Seizures

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/05232011_3.xml

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TEXAS

Criminals using prepaid cards to launder money

http://tinyurl.com/3dom47d

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Recycling illegal aliens so they can commit more crimes in the United States

http://tinyurl.com/3cz4nxq

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TEXAS

Turmoil in Hudspeth; Border violence, cartel violence ongoing problems for residents of ‘twilight zone’

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_18114033

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ARIZONA

Border Patrol weekend wrapup

http://tinyurl.com/3ol6s7t

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Misguided U.S. drug policies afflict Mexico, Central America-Opinion

http://tinyurl.com/3gs45o6

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The ingenuity of Mexico’s drug traffickers

http://tinyurl.com/3vcfvn3

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ARIZONA

14 year old girl caught trying to smuggle cocaine

http://tinyurl.com/4xhhv3e

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TEXAS

CBP:  Calif. fugitive arrested at Progreso bridge

http://tinyurl.com/3devwn2

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How Drug Cartels Move Cash Across The U.S.-Mexico Border

http://tinyurl.com/4yrjerq
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PUERTO RICO    

CBP intercepts vessel with 47 bricks of cocaine in coastal Puerto Rico

http://tinyurl.com/44qgo2a

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TEXAS

Federal grand jury indicts more in gun ring

http://tinyurl.com/3ezf65p

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ARIZONA

Yuma Border Patrol agents seize heroin after vehicle stop

http://www.yumasun.com/news/agents-70084-heroin-vehicle.html

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TEXAS  

 Suspect Charged with Human Smuggling

http://www.kveo.com/news/suspect-charged-with-human-smuggling

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TEXAS      

Mother of Son Missing in Mexico Gives DNA to Authorities

http://tinyurl.com/3ot23af

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Florida man arrested on weapons charge

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/molina-126769-weapons-mexico.html

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TEXAS

Relatives on trial after 1,400 pounds of pot found in Edinburg

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/mcallen-50865-relatives-trial.html

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Utah Program Promotes Identity Theft While Aiding Pregnant Illegal Aliens

http://tinyurl.com/44nd67d

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Customs Agents Stop Seattle-Bound Sheep-Meat Smuggler

http://tinyurl.com/3hrcvq2
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4 Responses to “Misguided U.S. drug policies afflict Mexico, Central America; Attacks on Mexican Police Still Increasing”

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