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Three Mexican Marines were off duty and in civilian clothes on Sunday in a small rural town near Acapulco. They were attacked by gunmen in several vehicles. One Marine died at the scene and another was seriously injured.
Since mid-July 2008, a total of 11 people have been executed as a result of the narco violence. The state attorney general said the execution last Friday 12/9, i an isolated event and Cozumel is safe.
At about 11pm on Monday, four people were gunned down, with a man and woman dying on scene. The other two were rushed to the university hospital, and immediately taken into surgery.
On Tuesday, as part of the Christmas holiday letter, the Bishops of Veracruz said that in the Veracruz communities people are living in confusion, sadness and fear of violence. Although the bishops supported the actions of the authorities to bring to justice the criminals, they also noted the work of the security forces will not solve by itself the situations that have led to it. At the same time, all contribute to rebuilding the social fabric, promoting solidarity, trust, quality education, the conditions of justice, freedom and decent work.
On Tuesday, at about 130 pm, police received report of gunshots and responded. They found Serafín Peña Santos dead in his vehicle. He was the Director of CERESO, the local prison.
NAUCALPAN, STATE OF MEXICO
On Tuesday, three men were killed and two others wounded in separate incidents.
A narco message was communicated to the governor in a graffiti message signed by the ‘Gente Nueva’. It says simply ‘we come to clean the Chihuahua plaza’. (Plaza is a term referring to a specific drug trafficking locale. It may be part of a city, all of it or even parts of a state.)
A municipal Mayor, and bodyguards, were executed on Tuesday morning. Public Security Secretary Miguel Angel Gomez Cabrera, his wife and 2 children, 8 years and 2 months old were all seriously wounded. This takes on special significance because on November 22, he just took office as Mayor of that town, located about 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Chihuahua. Ricardo Solis Manriquez, the former Mayor is recovering more than one year after being wounded in the same city.
Early Wednesday morning, 12/14, gunmen attacked a hospital clinic. The entrance was destroyed but there were no reported injuries. Some patients were treated for ‘nervous breakdown’ due to the violent incident.
US businessman gunned down in north Colombia
2 bodies found at Mexican student group office
Ameripol Brings Together Latin American Police Chiefs
CANSEC 2012: Transregional Collaboration and Information Sharing
Latin America’s Criminal Gangs Get Tech-Savvy
(See item in the Domestic News section)
10 police questioned in Mexican students’ deaths
Colombia extradites alleged drug kingpin to US after arrest in Ecuador
Colombian Pacific Naval Force Seizes Cocaine in South Pacific
Z-40 denies challenging the Mexican government.
Mexico’s Drug Lords: Too Big to Fail?
Captured Tijuana Cartel Boss Confirms Sinaloa Truce
Colombian Cartels Seek to Operate in Bolivia, Peru, and Venezuela
18 Cubans arrive in Honduras after 10 days at sea
Food shortages worry Venezuelans
Chavez launches cash giveaway for poor Venezuela kids
Brazil to Invest 37 Million Reais in Border Security Plan
No Protection for Activists
Women in Mexico’s Drug War: Victims and Villains
Mystery kidney disease in Central America
New Mexico City buses cut pollution, generate cash
Bolivia Asks EU, UN for Anti-drug Helicopters, Radar
Millions take part in Mexico pilgrimage
Water – Some Waste It, Some Want
Colombia Activates Airbase in Amazonas
Domestic News – United States
Issa: Brian A. Terry Memorial Act passes House
Terry Family Marks One Year Anniversary of Death of Their Son, Brian Terry, Murdered Border Patrol Agent
(This is what Fast and Furious is all about. Justice for Brian. Honor First.)
The Killing of Agent Brian Terry – The One Year Anniversary
(With this great line: “Inexplicably Terry and another agent were armed with non-lethal bean bag rounds, while the illegal aliens were armed by the U.S. Justice Department.”)
ATF critics mark anniversary of incident that brought down Fast & Furious
FBI Director Denies Cover-Up Involving ‘Fast and Furious’ Guns Found at Border Agent’s Murder
An Open Letter To Eric Holder From An ATF Agent in Mexico
“So this is the “Most Transparent Administration” in history? Well, on that issue, that’s right. With your performance in front of the Committee, and your obstruction of justice and obfuscation of the issues, you were completely transparent. Everyone could see right through you”-ATF Agent
75 Members Sign onto Resolution of No Confidence in Attorney General Holder
U.S. authorities probing alleged cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran
ICE Agents Raid East El Paso Business
(M3 recently reported, and unknown if this is related: Are Zetas operating as police impersonators in the United States? at http://tinyurl.com/cmt75jz)
Government Says Hezbollah Profits From U.S. Cocaine Market Via Link to Mexican Cartel
Lebanese Man Accused of Acting as Liaison between Colombian and Mexican Cartels
Drug smuggling on the rise despite security buildup at border
The difference between governments and drug cartels
California’s ‘medical marijuana’ policy providing cover for cartel operations
With illegal immigrants in mind, LAPD to change impound rules
Agents seize 6 tons of marijuana; arrest sex offender
The USA Lacks a Clear and Consistent Agenda in Latin America
Illegal alien charged in middle school shooting
Behind decline in US-Mexico border crossings: higher risks, lower rewards
DHS details contract for second try at Southwest virtual fence
2 arrested, 870 pounds of pot seized at Phoenix home
Connecticut mayor wants voting rights for illegal aliens
Border Patrol agents seize 19.4 lbs of Methamphetamine
Sri Lankan immigrant found in trunk of car in Sullivan City
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