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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Matamoros (Mexico), Report of Numerous
The Consulate General in Matamoros has advised its staff to remain indoors until further notice due to ongoing security incidents in Matamoros. A gunfight was reported in west Matamoros as well as numerous roadblocks throughout the city.
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Sao Paulo (Brazil), Car Assaults on Morumbi
The U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo alerts U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Sao Paulo to an increase of “smash and grab” assaults on cars stopped in traffic on the Morumbi Bridge. The U.S. Government has advised all Consulate personnel to avoid this bridge if possible. If you must pass over this bridge, keep all items locked in the trunk or completely out of view.
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Managua (Nicaragua), San Andres de la Palanca Celebration (August 7-19)
This message alerts U.S. citizens of possible disruptions related to the celebration of San Andres de la Palanca, a Catholic tradition, which takes place August 7-19. The principal activities during this event will be a religious procession that will take place August 7th in the northern part of Managua celebrating San Andres de la Palanca as he is taken to Cristo del Rosario Church. On August 19th, the Saint will return to Ciudad Sandino Church…The U.S. Embassy recommends that travelers keep their windows up, doors locked, and a cell phone in the car when traveling in the city. Traffic jams and other disturbances can also be expected as a result of the processions.
There MAY BE VERY graphic photographs that accompany some articles in the body of this report. It is not our intention to sensationalize. We include these photos in order to give to you, the American public, a clearer understanding of the seriousness of the situation in Mexico and Central America.
**Asterisk denotes death involving a police officer or a member of the military serving in that capacity. Some items may be from notirex.com, lapoliciaca.com or historiasdelnarco.com. Some incidents of violence may not be included here due to the large number of death reports.
SAN LUIS POTOSI
One person survived the massacre which left 14 bodies in a van on Thursday. He pretended to be dead, and then fled while the killers were carrying fuel. He apparently was wounded, as state police that aided him got him to a hospital where he is out of danger. The Attorney General of the state, reported that, apparently, the victims were kidnapped in Coahuila, Zacatecas and were killed on the way to San Luis Potosi.
A separate report details a total of 43 people executed throughout the country, including those above. It includes a group of farmers in El Fuerte, Sinaloa that were attacked by AK 47’s, killing seven.
A municipal police officer working traffic was executed on his way home from a night shift. He joined the police force in 2008.
Mexican Marines, coordinating with the AG’s office, have arrested Jorge Luis Martínez Rodríguez alias El Taz, the presumed leader for the Zetas in Campeche. He was responsible for the trafficking of fuel (stolen) and drugs. The arrest was the result of the cooperation as well as intense investigative work.
The Mexican Army has arrested Lamberto Gurrola Hernandez, alias “El Gato”, the alleged leader of the Sinaloa Cartel in southern part of the state of Chihuahua . He confessed to being responsible for performing the “execution” of more than 100 people in the central-southern part of the state, mainly in the municipalities Camargo, Delicias , Saucillo and Meoqui.
The Mexican military announced the arrest of (SEDENA) reported that the arrest of Sergio Armando Barrera Salcedo, alias “El Checo” and six accomplices, in possession of 1.1 kilos of cocaine, half a kilo of glass, seven guns and two pistols. He is linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, and at the time of arrest was coordinating the receipt of ½ ton of cocaine by sea, to go to Guadalajara for later distribution. under the command of Ismael El Mayo Zambada, he was in charge of receiving two tons of cocaine monthly, coming from South America by sea. He maintained relationships with drug trafficking organizations in Central and South America and the Caribbean, and traveled to Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Nicaragua, Belize, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, becoming relevant operator of a network in Mexico dealing in cocaine and precursor chemicals, and its link in alias Colombia. He was currently working with the consent of Jose Angel Carrasco Coronel, aka: El Changel, leader of the Sinaloa cartel in Jalisco and Colima, and Nemesio Oceguera Cervantes, head of Jalisco cartel New Generation.
A grenade was thrown at the state police academy canine school, injuring two dogs and killing one. this is the second attack against government facilities in Guadalajara this year.
EL MEMBRILLO, ZACATECAS
With already increasing levels of violence in the state of Zacatecas this past week, authorities discovered the bodies of 10 cartel members that had been tortured and executed. Their bodies were stuffed into a car found off the road near Fresnillo.
Federal police and Mexican Army clashed with gunmen on Friday, resulting in 5 bad guys dead and 5 Federal Police agents wounded. Because of the heavy weapons and grenades being used by the bad guys, support was provided by a Blackhawk helicopter. Operations continued.
Gas stations were attacked in 8 municipalities in the state over the weekend, leaving burning vehicles and other damage.
Gunmen on a motorcycle and in a car executed 3 men in a parked car on Saturday.
Two military were killed and 6 injured in a vehicle accident as part of a vehicle chase to capture fleeing gunmen.
Bogota narcotics police reported today the seizure of one ton of cocaine from a truck, destined for the Sinaloa Cartel. The drug was hidden in a false bottom of the truck, using 866 packages, with an estimated value of U.S. $35 million. The truck was identified with the help of informants. It was headed northwest through Medellin.
Mexico’s Drug Death Toll Double What Reported, Expert Argues
Mexico’s President-Elect Signals “Internationalization” of Drug War
Mexican Army Seizes Drug Precursors, Arrests 13
Mayor-elect murdered in Mexico
Mexico court rules against military trials
Supreme Court rules to turn alleged human rights violations by the military over to civilian courts. Complaints about mistreatment of civilians increased after soldiers were sent to battle drug cartels.
Rights groups hail Mexican court decision
Mexico Arrests 3 Suspects in Bar Massacre
Two Bodies Found Hanging from Bridge in Mexico
Eight decomposing bodies found in Mexico
Wave of Violence Leaves Another 23 Dead in Northern Mexico
Mexico busts Zetas cell, rescues 10 kidnap victims
Toxic Component In Gasoline Sold in Costa Rica Could Cause Serious Health Problems
Honduras Seizes Mara 18 Arsenal
“UZI Submachine gun, three automatic guns, four fragmentation grenades, several other explosives and more than 500 projectiles” (ammo) in National Penitentiary.
Venezuela says American entered illegally from Colombia
“An American arrested…while entering illegally from Colombia is a former U.S. Marine and is refusing to explain himself under interrogation.”
Brazil fighting its own border war, says security expert
Latin America Gears Up as Bike Hub
Greece Continues to Confront Illegal Immigration and Border Problems
Border As Terror Route Worries U.S.
Slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry honored on birthday, benefit dinner scheduled
56% Put Border Control First
Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 39 Illegal Immigrants at Checkpoint (Texas)
“…in the trailer of an 18-wheeler.”
Obama’s Sweeping Immigration Initiative Goes Into Effect Next Week
‘Biased Statistics’ Paint Rosy Picture of Border Security, Union Head Alleges
‘Fast And Furious’ Ignored Pleas To Track Guns With Technology, Some Insiders Say
‘Fast & Furious’ Guns Should Have Been Tracked By GPS, Report Of GOP Investigation Says
Obama refuses to honor memory of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
Second ICE staffer claims anti-guy bias by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano
Philosophers rationalize drone patrols
Two more arrested on murder charges
(Partido Revolucionario Mexicano prison gang…The Texas gang is comprised mainly of Mexican nationals…death may be linked to Mexican drug cartels)
El Salvadoran felon sentenced to 92 months for illegally re-entering US
SC immigration police to focus on serious crimes
Illegal alien charged with trying to abduct girl from Texas Walmart
Del Rio, Texas Border Patrol Agents Nab Pot, Cash, Convicted Felon
Guilty verdict in Border Patrol smuggling case
Firms stumble on illegal alien rule
Immigrant halts deportation after challenging Border Patrol arrest
UCLA helps create new online program for undocumented immigrants
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