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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.
TENANGO DEL VALLE, STATE OF MEXICO*
Just two weeks after becoming police chief, Israel Arnés González was gunned down by seven gunmen while driving his patrol truck. Two black vans blocked the roadway, and the 7 gunmen opened fire.
The remains of a dismembered woman were found in plastic bags in a vacant lot. There were no legs or chest. The head was in another bag, and her arms, cut into pieces, in a third bag.
CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO
Three members of the Zetas were arrested for extorting money from street vendors in the hotel zone. It is estimated there are more than 500 street vendors operating in the zone. One of those arrested was the subject of a bulletin from the MX. Marines.
The Knights Templar cartel placed narco banners in eight municipalities in the southeast of the state, declaring war on Miguel Angel Treviño, alias Zeta 40 or Z40. The message accuses him of killing migrants heading to the US and urges people to provide tips on his locations.
TLANEPANTLA, STATE OF MEXICO
Five suspects connected to the LFM have been arrested for executions and threats against various officials. Among those arrested is a man with the nickname of ‘El Pantera’.
Mexican Marines on foot patrol observed a slow moving box truck. The driver tried to speed away when he saw them, but then stopped when ordered to do so. Inside was found about 800 kilos (1763+ lbs.) marijuana.
The PGR (attorney general) announced that in July, federal forces seized over 18 tons of marijuana and cocaine, 263 vehicles and arrested 210 offenders.
State police and military recovered 2 stolen trucks. One had a tripod for a Barrett .50 caliber rifle, and other firearm related items. Also found were two way radios.
TRES VALLEAS, VERACRUZ*
On Friday morning, assassins shot and killed Martín Mena Salazar, who had been municipal police chief until a few days earlier. Reports are that he had resigned due to death threats.
A state police commander and his state police bodyguard came under attack from several gunmen while driving. The Commander, 35 year old Gilberto Quintana Ruiz was killed. His bodyguard was state police agent Guillermo Rivas Alderete who was wounded.
NEZAHUALCOYOTL, STATE OF MEXICO
Three men were killed Saturday morning, and their bodies left in the street. Beside the bodies was a message.
Nippon Steel to Build Plant in Central Mexico
Mexican Govt Stops Publishing Data on Crime-Related Deaths
Mexico replaces all police at Mexico City airport
(Only double vetted federal police will work there)
Extreme Violence and Terrorism in Mexico-Small Wars Journal
3 women shot to death with assault rifles in central Mexico; 8 bodies found in western Mexico
Suspects Help Clear Up Mexican Reporters’ Killings (See next item)
Murder Arrests in Mexico Met With Skepticism
Marines Capture Leader of Zeta Plaza in Puebla
(not actual headline, but better translated one)
Mexican Town Joins Call for UN Animal Welfare Declaration
More Questions on Wal-Mart de Mexico
Zapotec Burial Site Found in Southern Mexico
(1200 years old, in Oaxaca)
Mexican Army Showcases High-Tech Training Facility
US State Department Blinks on Honduran Security
El Salvador court threatens McDonald’s with brand blackout
Treasury Sanctions Associates of Guatemalan Drug Trafficker
Costa Rica Parks Used as Drug Smuggling Haven
Honduran Teachers Protest Pension Changes, Salary Arrears
Brazil’s Economy Grows at Fastest Clip in 15 Months
Poll Shows Chavez with Slim Lead Ahead of Venezuela Election
Bolivia Beefs Up Security in Border Town Where Brazilians Lynched
The Illegal Economy and its Repercussions in Peru
Townsfolk Sickened After Peru Toxic Spill
Colombia Seizes $5 Million in Fake US Bills
Five Soldiers Die in Firefight in Peru
Colombia’s Ecopetrol Makes Oil Find in U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Colombian President Increases Security after Threats
Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Can No Longer Ignore Native Communities
Bolivia to Investigate Police Ties to Foreign Cartels
Gold and guerillas
Colombia Seizes Illegally Mined Tungsten Near Venezuela Border
5 more killed in southwestern Colombia attacks on power infrastructure
Colombia Captures 13 Rebels in Indigenous Territory
Nine Police, One Venezuela Security Agent Jailed in Airplane Drug Case
What makes a terrorist?
Security in Chile
Dominican Republic swears in Danilo Medina as new president
More than 350 migrants rescued off Italian coast
Panic in India as illegal alien Muslims push into Assam and locals fight back
Homeland Security Aide Takes Temporary Leave Amid New Claims, as Napolitano Ponders Stepping Down
Illegal Immigrants Line Up by Thousands for Deportation Deferrals
Yuma Border Patrol agents catch group of Romanians illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico
Obama, Upset by Latin America Criticism, Replaces an Advisor
Judge: No bail for the Mexican ‘Queenpin’
Puerto Rican Police Arrest Man Wanted for 1980 Murders in U.S.
Caravan for Peace Highlights Effects of Drug War on Both Sides of US-Mexico Border
U.S. Border Patrol Agents Confiscate Cocaine, Methamphetamine And Heroin In Four Incidents On I-5
Feds hold 19 after boat lands on Coronado beach
Thirteen Individuals Indicted in Puerto Rico for Drug Trafficking
Presidio Border Patrol Agents Make Huge Pot Bust
Border Patrol agents foil child smuggling attempt at Harlingen airport
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