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ZUAZUA, NUEVO LEÓN
The Mexican military has discovered two narco graves here, with the remains of several executed people. The exact number has not been released.
MONTEMORELOS, NUEVO LEÓN
At about 10 pm on Sunday 12/4, gunmen opened fire on the home of the Mayor. The shots struck the house and bodyguard’s vehicle, but no one was injured. This is the second time he has been attacked, the last time several weeks ago.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA
A mechanic shop located on a busy street was attacked with gunfire on Saturday. One person was injured, but the report does not say whether it is an employee or customer. Several vehicles were damaged.
A young man went from his home to a nearby taco cart, where he was gunned down by several gunmen.
GENERAL BRAVO, NUEVO LEÓN*
The Mexican military clashed with a group of gunmen from the Gulf cartel on Saturday 12/3. The gunfight lasted several minutes, and resulted in one soldier dying, one bad guy dead, 2 soldiers and 1 bad guy wounded, and 4 more arrested. Seized were three thousand magazines, seven grenades, drugs, two vehicles, and weapons, these guns engraved with the initials of the Gulf cartel.
The military announced it had dismantled a clandestine radio network in the states of Coahuila, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Nuevo Leon. The equipment used solar panels for power, and in some areas the antennas painted green to blend in. Seized were 167 antennas, 155 repeaters, 166 power supplies, 1,446 radios, 1,306 cells, 1,354 Nextel radios, and 71 computers.
A radio announcer named Hugo César Murato Flores , aka The Spanky, was shot and killed outside a nightclub this past weekend. Some sources says he owned the nightclub.
Mexico notes cartel threat to democracy
Mexico’s president pledges to continue fighting cartels
Drug Money Could End Up in Mexico’s Elections, Expert Says
Peruvian Vice-President suspended from Congress over corruption allegations
Seven Bodies Dumped in Streets of Mexico Gulf City
Police chief and 11-year-old son killed in Mexico*
Pervasive insecurity in Mexico: If this isn’t ‘terror,’ what is?
Mexico drug war refugees escape to more bloodshed
Gunmen Open Fire at Bar in Torreon
Attacks in Sinaloa Herald Entrance of Zetas
Mexico blames gangsters for casino tragedy, but clears others
A Mexican journalist in the crosshairs
Dead girl’s mom: Chihuahua officials ‘heartless’
MEXICO: Threats against Olga Wornat and her colleague continue
(Background: Investigative journalists receive death threats http://tinyurl.com/7w7yjfv)
Mob vandalizes newspaper office in Huancayo
Migrants Say They’re Unwilling Mules For Cartels
Mexico drug war casualty: Citizenry suffers post-traumatic stress
Body of Mexican actress found
No end to eruptions at Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano
Armed men fire shots at daily’s offices
Report: State of emergency declared after protests over Peruvian mine
Nine survive military helicopter crash in Colombia
Authorities drag heels in investigation of two burglaries at offices of free speech NGO
Four Women Killed in eastern Guatemala
Mexico’s worst drought in 70 years
Bolivia to Update Anti-Drug Law
Spanish police dismantle Colombian cartel’s ‘collection agency’
Colombian police launch ‘major offensive’ against Medellin mafia
Medellin shootout kills 4
3 dead, at least 15 missing after capsizing off Dominican coast
Family Members Behind Most Human Trafficking in Peru – IOM
Costa Rica Police Reinforce Public Security For “Aguinaldo” Season
Domestic News – United States
U.S. Says Mexico Tortured American Suspect
Arizona farmer outfitted with Glock, bullet-proof vest for safety
State Senator Sylvia Allen: Arizona In a State of Emergency
Report: Brian Terry was Murdered Because of a Government Tip
Issa turns up heat on Holder as Judiciary hearing looms
Can We Trust Holder’s Justice Dept? News video 12/5/2011
White House Stonewalling on ‘Fast and Furious’?
Grassley: Time for the Department of Justice and Holder to Come Clean on ‘Fast and Furious’ Fiasco
Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels
D.E.A. Launders Mexican Profits of Drug Cartels
Gunwalker: Justice Dept. Violated U.S. Laws Beyond Those Being Investigated
Why doesn’t Obama know this?
Progress on (Somebody’s) Border Fence
“If fences and walls don’t work, why don’t you tear down the fences around the White House, DHS headquarters, our embassies, military bases, and nuclear plants? ‘Nuff said”
Zapata County Sheriff, Sigi Gonzalez
The Houses of Corporate Interests-Mike Cutler
Visa Granted to Sister of New Jersey Girl with Cancer
Border Patrol’s super-fast boat training center opens
Father who killed four children was in country illegally
Border Patrol rearrests a child molester trying to reenter U.S. illegally
Adventures in drug war logic
Laundering money for cartels: Good! Arguing for legalization: A
Obama administration claims 60 percent drop in U.S. drug distribution
Owner of Los Angeles-area flight school arrested on visa fraud charges-Mike Cutler
DHS will provide immigration data demanded by House Republicans
Drug smuggling foiled at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Barrio Azteca gang associates plead guilty in Texas
Grassley wants worker ‘protections’ in green card bill
Human smuggling complementing drugs on U.S. 59
State aims to curtail prostitution at massage parlors
34 pounds of cocaine seized at San Luis Port
BP agents save woman from cold, arrest 2 gang members over weekend
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