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Four persons were shot outside a business named ‘Super Gonzalez’, leaving two of them dead. Two women passersby were also wounded.
LOS POCHOTES, NAVOLATO, SINALOA
An elite state police unit chased down a stolen van which fled a narco camp when they were spotted by the police chopper. The initial report of armed men from a resident sparked the response by the authorities. Four men were arrested, and weapons, ammo, as well as grenades, were seized. A further search of the camp located another stolen vehicle, weapons, ski masks, tactical vests and other things.
A 23 year old university instructor was found, tortured and executed, in his vehicle on Thursday. He had been missing since Wednesday morning.
On Thursday, gunmen in 5 trucks ambushed security forces, leaving two agents dead. Agents Ramón Martínez Rivas and Jorge Rodríguez Tejera were killed, and another was wounded. The trucks used were located near Uripitiro in Michoacán. Military forces were brought in to help search for the killers.
Another journalist, Víctor Manuel Báez Chino, was kidnapped Wednesday night and his body found the following day. A message was left with the body from Los Zetas. He is the fifth journalist to be killed in just over a month in the state of Veracruz. Since 2000, 81 journalists have been murdered and 16 are missing. A few days ago, a reporter for the police section of the newspaper El Zocalo in the northern state of Coahuila disappeared with her child and is feared to have been kidnapped.
Gunmen opened fire on a taxi driver with an AK-47, killing him, but also wounding a 24 year old mother and her 4 month old baby girl.
SAN PEDRO, NUEVO LEÓN
State police have detained two municipal police officers for working with the Sinaloa cartel. While investigating the auto thefts, and arresting one thief, statements made by the officers implicated them as working the cartel.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN
Gregorio Villanueva Salas, operator of the Zetas in Matamoros and known as the Czar of Piracy was arrested with 3 others on June 11th. The authorities seized four rifles and a pistol, cartridges, six vehicles, two motorcycles and 291 thousand dollars, in addition of communication and computing equipment. He produced 58 million pirated disks annually, with proceeds delivered personally to Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano.
Authorities have captured 5 assassins of the criminal group known as La Barredora or Commando del Diablo, and responsible for the killing of Alicia Díaz González, a regional prosecutor for the Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (State Attorney General) .
On Saturday June 16, at least 5 narco blockades closed off main accesses to the city. Gunmen then took vehicles stopped. The subsequent chase by federal police of the gunmen left 2 bad guys killed.
Federal Police arrested a man which led to him revealing that he was responsible for 62 people being held in a house. The group of 62, all Central Americans and including 9 children, were mostly from El Salvador and Guatemala.
On Friday, a home of a teacher was sprayed with over 150 shots, and shortly after 3 men were found tortured and executed. Later another person was found slain.
A young singer, Jose de Jesus Quintero Salas, known as El Travieso Quintero, was executed on Friday. He was 25 years old. He was chased down the street by 2 gunmen, to the home of a relative. He was cornered in the yard, and shot in the head.
Mexico Violence Escalates as Elections Approach
Mexico Replaces China as U.S. Supplier With No Wage Gains: Jobs
Mexican films highlight dark political past weeks before presidential election
Peña Nieto to name Colombian as security adviser
Colombia’s legendary police chief heads to Mexico
“Drug trafficking is good at transforming values into anti-values,” he says, “and ends up enslaving societies.”
Blood and Silence on La Frontera
“The well-regarded newsweekly Proceso recently published an estimated number of homicides from the Index of Visible and Invisible Victims (IVVI), putting the homicide number at 88,361.”
Rio+20 challenge: access to water in Mexico City
Fourth journalist killed in Veracruz in two months
Early Morning Violence in Limón As Dock Workers Say They Will Defend With Blood
Guatemalan Court Authorizes Extradition of Alleged Drug Trafficker to U.S.
US Extradites 3 Rape/Murder Suspects to Guatemala
Venezuela Set to Mass Produce Kalashnikovs, Sniper Rifles
Venezuela says building drones with Iran’s help
Seventeen killed in violent land eviction in Paraguay
ECUADOR: Minister confirms that high ranking officials shall not grant interviews to private media
Granny busted for cocaine makes history
Mexico’s Narco-violence Likely to Escalate, Congressional Study Says
Issa, Holder locked in game of political hardball
Holder to Comply in Part With Gun Inquiry Request
Investigators discover I.C.E. Report of Investigation on seizure of Fast & Furious weapons in Texas in August 2010 signed by Jaime Zapata!
The Zetas: Coming to a racetrack near you
Suspect in Canada campus shooting arrested at U.S. border
Buying Drugs in Mexico Easy as Ordering Tacos
Former Columbus, N.M., mayor sentenced in gun-smuggling case
U.S. Border Patrol Weekly Blotter, Blaine Sector May 31 – June 6
Group demands transparency after immigration office refuses to release email investigation details
It’s about the money, estúpido, not votes
Three-year-old rescued from smuggler and returned to mother
Ohio nears law criminalizing certain hidden compartments in vehicles
Drug-sniffing dog finds pot by chance in parking lot
Agents rescue 3 illegal immigrants, find body in desert
US Border Patrol agents catch man in Vt. who had already been deported
Laredo North Agents Seize 1317 Pounds of Marijuana
Border Patrol Agents Save Lives of 7 People in Texas
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