Mexico:Past Three Days Most Violent This Year

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220107mexicans4.jpgOctober 14, 2008
by m3report
(this chaos is spilling over into the US)
Mexico: Past three days most violent period this year with 84 execution-sytle murders
El Financiero (Mexico City) 10/13/08
From last Thursday evening to Sunday evening, Mexico had its most violent period so far this year.  There were 84 execution-style murders reported from nine areas in the country.  Once again, the state of Chihuahua led the tally with 11 murders.

Saturday 10/11/08

El Universal (Mexico City) 10/11/08
Mexico and Cuba are ready to finalize a pact for the repatriation of undocumented Cubans who migrate to Mexico.  They have agreed to exchange all inteligence information regarding the trafficking of people from Cuba, especially the groups located in Florida who have established a smuggling network in Qintana Roo, Yucatán and Chiapas.  The agreement between the countries is to be signed October 20.  Details of the terms of the memo of understanding have not yet been released.  At present, undocumented Cubans who enter Mexico are not repatriated, only detained for 15 days.  They pay a fine to gain their release and "immediately travel to cross into the US where they avail themselves of the Adjustment Law of 1966 with which they achieve permanent residence."
El Debate (Sinaloa) 10/11/08
The economic recession in the US has diminished the remittances to the state of Michoacán by 40% and it is estimated that at least 150,000 Michoacanos will return to that state in coming months.  This alert was issued by the president of migratory affairs, Antonio García Conejo, after returning from a visit to Nevada.  He laments the lack of opportunities of his countrymen in the US that requires them to return home.
El Diario en Linea (Chihuahua) 10/11/08
Eight men, among them some "innocents," were  murdered execution-style in Ciudad Juárez late yesterday afternoon and evening.  Three were shot down outside a bar, two of them apparently victims of collateral damage.  The other five murders occurred in various separate sections of the city.
Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 10/11/08
Headline: Two more executed; one didn't deserve it.
Two people were killed at a gasoline station in Tijuiana last evening.  The apparent intended target was an American, but an innocent bystander was also killed in the hail of bullets.  According to witnesses, three men fired more than 25 shots at the American as he waited for three female passengers to return from the restroom.  Some of the bullets killed another man nearby.  The American's car had Nevada plates 093TCM.
La Razon (La Paz, Bolivia) 10/11/08
The director of the Special Combat Force against Crime (FELCC) of El Alto, Colonel Oscar Munoz, reported yesterday the arrest last Wednesday of 15 citizens of Chinese nationality at Puerto Acosta [on the Peruvian border north of Lake Titicaca]  The Chinese had entered the country illegally. Munoz explained that two more persons were detained, a Bolivian and a woman of Peruvian nationality. "The Peruvian, Ofelia Perez, offered the frontier police 1,000 dollars as a bribe" said Munoz.
La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador,  El Salvador) & El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa Honduras) 10/11/08
A group of 23 "undocumented immigrants" from Honduras, Guatemala & El Salvador were found yesterday hidden in a truck while being transported in the area of Palenque, Chiapas.  Mexican Immigration will return them to their countries of origin. The group included three minors.
Sunday 10/12/08
El Sol de México (Mexico City) 10/12/08
The Mexican Justice Department reported the extradition to US authorities of Jorge Patricio Asaf, a leader of the Gulf drug cartel.
Monday 10/13/08

El Universal (Mexico City) 10/13/08
In Guadalajara, Jalisco, two fragmentation grenades exploded Sunday evening near the offices of the state public security, injuring six people.  Investigation indicates the attack was believed to have been carried out by organized crime hit men, Los Zetas, in at least four vehicles.  Among the injured were a child of eight years, his mother, a bus driver and a pedestrian.  There were no reports of police injuries in the attack apparently directed against their office.  It was noted that this is the second attack against the state police offices in less than four months.  A similar attack June 18 killed one officer and wounded two others.
El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo León) 10/13/08
The US Consulate in Monterrey was the target of gunfire and a grenade attack by two unidentified men Sunday morning.  The grenade failed to explode.  There were no injuries and only minor damage.  The motive for the attack is unknown.
El Financiero (Mexico City) 10/13/08
From last Thursday evening to Sunday evening, Mexico had its most violent period so far this year.  There were 84 execution-style murders reported from nine areas in the country.  Once again, the state of Chihuahua led the tally with 11 murders.
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora ) 10/13/08
The Mexican Army kiled five and captured 11 presumed members of the militant killer group, Los Zetas, in Ocampo, a town in northern Durango state.  Along with the arrests, the military also seized rifles, ammo, six vehicles and a building.  The group, believed to be part of the Gulf Cartel, had used the building to torture rival cartel members.
Milenio (Mexico City) 10/13/08
Three people, apparently dinner guests, were assassinated in a seafood restaurant in Tijuana, Baja California Sunday evening by several armed men.  According to early reports, the gunmen arrived in two vehicles, entered the restaurant  and shot the three with AK-47s in front of some 20 other diners and then fled.
La Crónica de Hoy (Mexico City) 10/13/08
Seven presumed members of the Arellano Félix Cartel were arrested by Federal Police in Tijuana, Baja California.  One of the arrested was a city policeman.  The arrest also yielded a seizure of firearms, bullet-proof vests, ammo, uniforms with police insignias and radio equipment.
El Diario en Línea (Chihuahua) 10/13/08
The diminishing job market in the US due to the financial crisis is hurting the economy of Mexican families dependent on personal remittances from migrant relatives.  Because of the reductions in jobs, especially in field work and construction, migrants are returning with the same uncertain futures that they had when leaving for the US.  It is expected that the return of unemployed from the US may cause some economic hardships in Mexican states with high "migratory dependence."
Diario de Yucatán (Yucatán) 10/13/08
Officials in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic reported the arrest of two Dominican military, an officer and an enlisted, for their involvement in an air shipment of 95 kilos of cocaine to an unknown location.  The Dominican government characterized the offense by their own military as "an act of treason."
La Jornada (Mexico City) 10/13/08
Some 32 undocumented Central Americans were kidnapped las Thursday in the state of Puebla and tortured by at least 12 men who identified themselves as members of Los Zetas.  The kidnappers were assisted by municipal police of Lara Grajales with the intent to extort the migrants' families in the US for $3,500 each.  The victims managed to escape yesterday morning and their stories provoked the anger of the locals who then burned a police car and motorcycle in reprisal against the authorities.
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