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Tag Results for "Border Violence"

Is the War on Drugs a Just War?

The war on drugs isn’t working. In fact, it is making the problem even worse. In May President Barack Obama signaled the beginning of the end of the war on terror, at least in a predominantly militarized form, during an address that attempted to balance encroachments on civil and human rights created by the nation’s anti-terror crusade against the legitimate, continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 2.5 tons of Marijuana Hidden in Tanker Truck

A cargo of more than two and a half tons of marijuana that was being transported in a truck Tank was secured yesterday by members of the federal police on a highway passing through the state. Federal agents carried out the arrest of the operator who is identified with the name of, Erasmo Valdez Azuara, of 36 years old in the municipality of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Coyote Arrested, One of Zetas Most Wanted- $765 K Reward

One of the suspected bosses of the Los Zetas drug cartel in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was arrested over the weekend, the state government said. Roman Ricardo Palomo Rincones was detained in an operation staged on Saturday by members of the Tamaulipas Coordination Group. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Interrogates then Executes Young Couple Belonging to Zetas

A young man and woman were hung near the city of Valparaiso apparently as a reprisal of the Gulf cartel against the criminal group "Los Zetas" . The victims, showed signs of torture, officials said. Moreover, in the vicinity was placed a message which referred to the murder of a young couple because they had had allegedly initially collaborated with the Gulf Cartel and later was changed allegiance to the criminal group "Los Zetas". continue reading »

Blog del Narco- Citizens Take Control in Guerrero- Women Taught Self Defense and Armed (VIDEO)

Women in Guerrero are taking the safety of their families into their own hands. They are being taught self defense as well as being given guns. Communities in Mexico have been increasingly adopting programs that tak continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Speculation Grows As To Who Will Now Lead the Gulf Cartel

Following the arrest of Mario Ramirez Trevino "El Pelon or X-20", speculation about who will take his place and thus the maximum control of the Gulf Cartel is rampant. So one of the hottest names, which are being battered about, is "The Pestle", identified as Homero Cardenas Guillen, belonging to the family of the Cádernas Guillen continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Horror as 16 are Found Slain in Guerrero

In the Tierra Caliente region of the state, in the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, eight people were found murdered by gunshot wounds. Based on the preliminary report of the authorities, none of the bodies had any identification among their belongings continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 9 Bodies Found Executed in Michoacan

Bodies of nine people gagged, handcuffed, blindfolded and with the coup de grace, were located the early hours on the side of the road North Division-Punta de Agua. Reportedly the bodies were dumped by the Knights Templar, " Mireles said the killings have occurred between 9:30 and 10:00 pm yesterday continue reading »

Fourth Journalist This Year Slain in Guatemala

Broadcast journalist Carlos Alberto Orellana Chavez was found shot to death Monday in the southern province of Suchitepequez, Guatemalan police said. The body was discovered in the municipality of San Bernardino a few hours after the journalist was reported missing, police spokesman Pablo Castillo told Efe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 100 Women in Xaltianguis Sign up to Protect Community from Drug Cartels

More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime groups, a local self-defense force official said Monday. The women signed up over the past four days with the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez told reporters. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Vigilantes Under Attack in Michoacan as they Hold 65 Army Soldiers

In a coordinated operation, elements of the Navy, Army and Attorney General of Michoacan on Wednesday attacked 45 local guards from the Township Community of Aquila, Michoacán. Residents had remained to hold-up in the main square of the town with 65 members of the Army, although according to the governor, Jesus Reyna, the military is there "by choice" and "safeguarding the population". continue reading »

Blog del Narco: US Wants DEA Agent Murderer Rafael Quintero Sent Here

The Attorney General's Office (PGR) confirmed that the US has notified the government that they are preceding with an action for extradition purposes against the trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero "for various offenses for which he is charged in federal court for the District of California." continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 16 Year old Kidnapper Gets 9 Years in Prison

The Office of Morelos confirmed the arrest of a 16-year-old Alexis identified as "N", who along with two adults, prepared and carried out the kidnapping of another minor on the 5th of August and demanded a ransom of 300 000 pesos. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 3 Brothers from Sinaloa Sentenced to Death by Hanging in Bangkok

The Malaysian Court of Appeals today in Bangkok upheld the death sentence of death by hanging for the three Mexican brothers Gonzalez Villarreal, convicted two years ago for a drug trafficking offense. The three judges of the court rejected the appeal of the brothers Luis Alfonso, Simon and Jose Regino, who are left to the last appeal to the Federal Court were they will again seek a royal pardon to escape capital punishment. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: US Narcotics Agents Outraged by Release of Rafael Caro Quintero

The Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents U.S. said it was "outraged" by the release of Rafael Caro Quintero, siting that contributed heavily to corruption of the judicial system in Mexico. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: “The Engineer” El Chapos Lieutenant Killed in Chihuahua

Gabino Salas Valenciano, known as "El Ingeniero" (the engineer), was a lieutenant in the Sinaloa cartel. He had been linked too much of the violence that has engulfed the Juárez region. In control of the smuggling routes in the Valley of Juárez for Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa drug cartel , he was killed in a shootout on Thursday, Chihuahua officials said Friday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 15 Things About the First Famous Mexican Narco Drug Lord-Who is Caro Quintero?VIDEO

1.)Rafael Caro Quintero was born in the town of Badiraguato, Sinaloa 2.) In this same city Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman,was born, in October 1952. 3.)He is considered one of the founders of Guadalajara Cartel, along with Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo and Ernesto "Don Neto" Fonseca Carrillo. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:Rafael Caro Quintero, Who Killed “Kiki” Camarena, Walks Free

At 2:00 pm on Friday, the drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero left the Guadalajara metropolitan area prison in the Puente Grande Prison Complex. Staff at the federal courts to the prison center confirmed continue reading »

Blog del Narco: “Grab Your Children, They have Come for Us” Heard in Guerrero

When the women of the community screamed, "Grab your children, they have come for us!” fear forced, along with a dozen families, to take the road to Huautla and leave everything-animals, cornfields. This group is part of the displaced that fled last week to the mountainous area of Guerrero. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 54 dead in Three days in Zacatecas, Tamaulipas and Sinaloa; Press is Silent

For the past three days violence has plagued the town of Zacatecas (Central Mexico) and the cities of Reynosa (northeast) and Culiacan. Officials remain silent about the clashes that have left dozens of victims. continue reading »