National Guard deployment extended; Battles, Tanks, Missiles, but no Insurgency in Mexico

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MEXICO

Explosive IED thrown at the PRI office in a Mexico City suburb. No injuries reported, only property damage-Milenio

MEXICO

In Saltillo, Coahuila, a grenade was thrown at a newspaper office, with only property damage.-Milenio  (Cartels continue to attack the media facilities and journalists in an effort to silence them. Some media have reported less cartel-related news as a result. This has spawned the use of Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and other social media by the citizenry as a means to communicate dangerous situations as they happen.)

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA

Total homicides for the month of May is 150, the lowest since May 2009 when 129 people were killed. There have been 957 killed in 2011, and 8,445 since January 2008. That calculates to about 6.7 killed per day, just in this city.-Diario and other sources

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN

Two prison guards were gunned down while waiting for the subway in Escobedo, a Monterrey suburb. Medical personnel were called for hysterical subway passengers that witnessed the killings.-Lapoliciaca.com

ALTAVISTA*

Federal Agent and a woman were executed on his day off.  One of the other 2 occupants in the truck was wounded.-Lapoliciaca.com

NAYARIT

The month of May ended with 65 killed during the month, and 232 so far in 2011. One of those was a former state police agent, found dismembered in a tub, in the street. Another was a bodyguard for the PRI candidate for Governor.-Lapoliciaca.com


NADADORES, COAHUILA

The Mexican military uncovered a cache of buried arms on a farm. Seized were machine guns of Russian origin, other weapons from China, Czechoslovakia and the US. These included rocket launcher and thousands of rounds of ammunition, grenades, camouflage uniforms, radios and chargers, tactical ammo. carriers, holsters, and numerous other related items.-El Universal

CHINAMECA, VERACRUZ

The body of missing journalist Noel Lopez Olguin has been recovered from a clandestine grave. He was kidnapped March 8, and was found when a cartel head in that area,Alejandro Castro Chirinos, or El Dragon, admitted to helping kill 5 police officers and a journalist.-Milenio

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Blog del Narco (www.blogdelnarco.com)

(Each time an item refers to another police officer being killed, including military acting in that capacity, there will be an asterisk.)

ACAPULCO, GUERRERO*

Two police officers and 3 gunmen were killed Sunday in a clash between police and cartel assassins. This shootout was near a shopping plaza (see photos). Separately, 16 other people were executed on Sunday alone. (Violence continues to escalate in this port city as the two cartels fight for control over the port, where precursor chemicals for meth arrive, usually from China.)


CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA

Monday afternoon a six year old girl was riding in the back seat of her parent’s Voyager. A truck with gunmen drove along side and shot her once, in the head. She was taken to a nearby hospital in hope of saving her, but she died. A federal police vehicle in front of the parent’s van saw nothing.

COATZACOALCOS, VERACRUZ

Alejandro Castro Chirinos, aka The Dragon, was captured on Sunday by the Mexican Army in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, thanks to an anonymous tip. He confessed to having killed four policemen, a woman, Noel Lee, a journalist, who was declared missing since last March (see above; body has just been recovered). He has also participated in several other major crimes, among them the kidnapping.

NUEVO LEÓN

Jorge Domene Zambrano, a spokesman for security forces in Nuevo León, says there are at least four thousand members of Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, rival groups who daily struggle for control. He said authorities are certain at least half of municipal and state police are on the cartel payroll. He spoke of Monterrey, once considered one of the safer and more productive cities, but now everything is different. “It is very easy to explain, our President declared war on these guys. That’s why you see the Army, Marines and Federal Police on the streets. States were not ready for that.”


MEXICO CITY

Gunmen attacked emergency paramedics, killing one and wounding a woman.


CULIACAN, SINALOA*

Police responded to a report of a dumped body wrapped in plastic and a blanket. The body was later recognized as a municipal police agent who had been kidnapped 24 hours earlier.

ACAPULCO, GUERRERO

Mexican military tried to stop a vehicle which ended in a chase, and shots fired. The gunmen ended up crashing into a sewage canal. Inside the car, they found a decapitated body, which the hitmen admitted to just beheading.

TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA

A man coming home with his 3 year old was surprised by gunmen that executed him, and left the child shot in the leg.

TAMAULIPAS

State authorities have confirmed an attack on a passenger bus on Saturday, with two passengers wounded and taken to the hospital in Ciudad Victoria. on Saturday

HIDALGO

Another 25 Zetas have been arrested, and among those are 10 municipal police officers working with the cartel. No further information was given.

NUEVO LEÓN*

A violent Tuesday; A man was attacked inside his home, and defended himself with a pistol. Gunmen fled, as he did also. The body of a tortured, executed and burned woman was found. Later, gunmen attacked the deputy police chief for Apodaca, injuring both he and a bodyguard. Soon after, gunmen attacked a police station, shooting at it and throwing 4 grenades which detonated. One police officer was killed, and 3 others gravely injured. Elsewhere, gunmen threw grenades and completely burned a police car, but no injuries. Another attack on state police later that night injured a woman bystander.


TACAMBARO, MICHOACÁN

The Mexican Army received an anonymous call of a clandestine narcograve at a ranch. On digging where soil was disturbed, 4 bodies were found. They continue to look for more.

MEXICO

Federal police arrested Paul Barraza Leyva, Chief of Investigations, and his 4 bodyguards during a surprise raid on his home. This past week, 2 investigators out of the same office were arrested.

CHIHUAHUA, CHIHUAHUA*

Fernando Oropeza, until a few days ago the Assistant Director of a unit at the prison, was executed when he left his home. He was fired when a bar was discovered being run by inmates. He was now working to prove his innocence, and said he had received threats on his life and was afraid.


CHIHUAHUA, CHIHUAHUA*

Alonso Hernández Valenzuela, commander of the Zapata station of the Municipal Police, was chased by assassins while driving. Several times they opened fire, until he crashed into a house. He died shortly after entering the hospital.


ACAPULCO, GUERRERO

Authorities found the dismembered remains of a man inside plastic bags in the trunk of a car abandoned along the federal highway here.

SANTIAGO SOCHIAPA, OAXACA

Three dismembered, decapitated men found with a narco message with a warning.

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Mexico’s stable economic outlook a rare piece of good news

http://tinyurl.com/4xc4vz9

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Report: Brutality altering Mexican society

http://tinyurl.com/3cpbxha

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Americans’ Used Clothes are Causing Upheaval in Mexico


http://tinyurl.com/3oscssj

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Paraguay seizes 875 kilos of cocaine in rice bags

(Headed to Mozambique, probably en route to Europe)

http://tinyurl.com/3p9gl6u

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Mexico Seizes 54 Tons Meth Chemicals

(38 tons in April 2011, 37 tons October 2010, 20 tons September 2010, 80 tons May 2010)

http://insightcrime.org/insight-latest-news/item/1013-mexico-seizes-54-tons-meth-chemicals

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Kidnapping in Tijuana: The New Normal


http://tinyurl.com/3teo3en

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Mexican military reports firefights, seizures

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/one-51152-operations-military.html

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Special report: If Monterrey falls, Mexico falls

(Photo shows a ‘Z’ on hillside overlooking a toll booth.)


http://tinyurl.com/3godkmc

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Mexican Police Chief and Officers Arrested for Aiding Drug Cartel

http://tinyurl.com/3rnef6m

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Battles, Tanks, Missiles, but no Insurgency in Mexico


http://tinyurl.com/3qtqmkg

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Police nabs 15 Zetas lookouts, 10 police in Mexico

http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_18179491?source=most_viewed

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McDermott gets $50M pipeline contract with PEMEX

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9NIEK7O0.htm

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Mexico’s Corrosive Corruption


http://blogs.cfr.org/oneil/2011/05/31/mexicos-corrosive-corruption/

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Leftist Peru candidate dogged by doubts

http://tinyurl.com/435hbgm

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El Salvador: Mexico cartels seeking army weapons

http://tinyurl.com/3uat52v

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Domestic News – United States
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National Guard deployment extended
(At least through September.)

http://tinyurl.com/4yrvmwp

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ARIZONA

Man featured on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ arrested by BP agents


http://www.kvoa.com/news/man-featured-on-america-s-most-wanted-arrested-by-bp-agents

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Environmentalism vs. Border Control: A Complex Battle of Survival

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43830

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Migrant or a Mule?

(NAFBPO leadership hears these stories frequently. They are the stories that statistics cannot tell. They provide the texture for understanding life on the southern border.
The southern border is not secure and is not safe.)

http://www.ellinghuysen.com/news/articles/118915.shtml

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DHS endangers lives, ignores MS-13 plots

http://tinyurl.com/3udmayv

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New York Suspends ICE Program

http://tinyurl.com/3m2ljml

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Senator Allen gives update on the border

http://tinyurl.com/3keu9t5

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TEXAS

Border Patrol agent dragged in Brownsville smuggling incident

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=624978

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Afghan Heroin and Mexican cartels are a recipe for disaster

http://tinyurl.com/44yxool

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Good and bad and the border

http://tinyurl.com/432rhm3

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The 8 Most Dangerous Border Towns in America

https://tribwekchron.com/2011/06/the-8-most-dangerous-border-towns-in-america/

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Immigration Crackdown: You can’t rely on E-Verify-Opinion

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/05/31/115004/immigration-you-cant-rely-on-e.html

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61% Favor A State Law That Would Shut Down Repeat Offenders Who Hire Illegal Immigrants

http://tinyurl.com/3rqjm3a

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ARIZONA

BP seizes $1.7m worth of pot over the weekend

http://www.kvoa.com/news/bp-seizes-1-7m-worth-of-pot-over-the-weekend/
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Hypocritically, U.S. Allows Gun Running to Mexico

http://www.mexidata.info/id3035.html

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TEXAS

Man busted in alleged cartel cash smuggling scheme

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/smuggling-51136-busted-cartel.html

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TEXAS

Mexican Soldiers’ Shopping Excursion Raises Issues About Border Security

http://tinyurl.com/3bn269o
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TEXAS

Local authorities find Mexican national who escaped federal custody

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/escaped-51195-federal-find.html

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ARIZONA

Abandoned truck yields 1,750 pounds of marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/3nzl95v

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ARIZONA

Bus line offers tours of U.S.-Mexico border

http://tinyurl.com/3nzl95v

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TEXAS

Decline in detainee numbers results in layoffs at ICE facility in Raymondville

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/raymondville-51155-layoffs-numbers.html

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