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Tag Results for "Drug War"

Mexico to Create Special Unit to Investigate the Missing

Mexico's Government Secretariat and federal Attorney General's Office will soon create a joint unit to investigate and solve the cases of thousands of missing persons. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: U.S. Offered to Capture Chapo Guzman, Journalist Says

The United States offered to capture drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a "simple, fast and surgical" operation that would take 15 minutes, but the Mexican military opposed the plan, journalist Jesus Esquivel said in an interview continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Remains of a Woman Decapitated, Burnt in Nuevo Leon

With the capture of several criminals, the State Investigation Agency discovered the body of a woman who had been decapitated and burnt in Linares. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Authorities Uncover Drug Grave in Southern Mexico

The bodies of four people, three men and a woman, in various stages of decomposition were found yesterday morning in Guerrero State in a narcofosa (drug grave). According to reports, an anonymous call tipped off police as to the location of the bodies. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Taxi Driver’s Body Discovered With More Than 16 Bullet Wounds (Photo Warning)

A man was found dead with more than 16 bullet wounds inside the taxi he was driving, his neighbors reported to the proper authorities, after hearing the gun shots. The murder occurred during the early hours of Tuesday in San Cristobal Jáltipan Township of Morelos, where the body was located inside the cab 220 of the town of Jáltipan, with more than 16 bullets, and a message. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Nephew of “La Mona” Executed in Mexico

Police have identified the nephew of Román Antonio Miranda, alias "La Mona," as one of the three young men executed and abandoned at the side of the Mexico-Acapulco highway. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Person Tortured and Executed in Puebla ( Warning Graphic Photo)

Thursday morning a body was located lying on a desolate road to Puebla-Tlaxcala Covadonga in the agricultural colony Ignacio Zaragoza. With apparent signs of violence the body of a lifeless man about 30-35 years old was found. He was a resident of the area and wearing blue denim pants as well as a white shirt. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 4 Youths Killed by Machine Gun in Ixtapaluca, Edomex (Photo Warning)

Four young men were shot with machine guns and assault rifles while travelling in a van. They were all neighbors in Colonia Loma Bonita in this county. The youth shot dead were identified as Julio Cesar Ruiz Ortega, Jaime Esquivel Porras, Alan Tapia Sánchez Márquez and Ari Yamil Medina. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Six Shot Dead in Gun Battle on Streets of Nuevo Leon

Five dead and wounded left a shooting attack in the San Angel Norte, north of Monterrey. Shortly before 14:00 pm, Authorities received a report that people heard gunshot wounds in the colony, and they immediately sent an ambulance. Rescuers arrived at the intersection of Camino Real continue reading »

Narco Blog: Five Young Men Found Executed in Guerrero ( Picture Warning)

Early Friday five youths were murdered being shot in the head and their bodies were dumped in the main square of Tecpan de Galeana, in the Costa Grande region of Guerrero state. An anonymous caller alerted the security forces of the three tiers of Public Safety who left against the City of Tecpan five bodies. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Human Rights Commission- 82 Journalists Murdered Since ‘05

A total of 82 journalists have been murdered and 18 others have been reported missing since 2005 in Mexico, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. Investigations of 28 attacks on media outlets in different states have been conducted in the past five years, the CNDH, Mexico's equivalent of an ombudsman's office, said. continue reading »

Blog Del Narco: Violent Day in Michoacán, 8 Dead Including 7 Police Officers

At least eight people, including seven police officers, were killed and eight others wounded in three shootouts involving police and drug cartel gunmen on the border of Jalisco and Michoacan states in western Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Bill Clinton Joins World Leaders In Declaring Drug War Failure

Former President Bill Clinton and a number of other world leaders are declaring the “War on Drugs” a failure in a new documentary about the remarkable violence, illegal activity and mass incarceration caused by worldwide drug prohibition. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Woman Executed in Front of Son In Nuevo Leon

Silvia Guadalupe Olvera Garcia calmly helped her 6 year old son to do homework when suddenly, after two knocks on the door, a man broke into her home and executed by a shot to the head. continue reading »

Drug Smugglers Attempt to Bring $2M in Marijuana to U.S. by Hiding it in Peppers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Rio Grande City port of entry seized over 2,500 pounds of alleged marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,070,000 continue reading »

DEA Commandos Entering the Drug War Against the Narcos

It appears U.S. officials have created a new team of commandos to infiltrate certain “drug countries” in the Western Hemisphere. Countries known to be home to those running the drug trade continue reading »

Fewer Than Half of Mexicans See Progress in Drug War, 29% Think Govt. is Loosing Ground

As the death toll continues to rise in Mexico's drug war, a new survey by Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project finds that fewer than half (45%) of Mexicans say their government is making progress in its campaign against drug cartels; 29% say the government is losing ground and 25% say things are about the same as they have been in the pa continue reading »

Who’s To Blame for Drug War Violence in Mexico?

Earlier this month, a series of videos surfaced on the Web showing an interview between Mexico’s federal police and their biggest catch in months, Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez. The 33-year-old Acosta, nicknamed “El Diego,” is believed to be the leader of La Linea, a group of assassins contracted by the Juárez drug cartel. continue reading »

Mexico Cartels Equipping Themselves with Crudely-Armored Vehicles

As the drug war rages in Mexico, the cartels are increasing their number of crudely-armored assault vehicles. “Narco-tanks” known as narotanques, “rhino trucks” and “monster trucks” known as monstruos are evidence that the narcos are extending their infantry operations. continue reading »

U.N. Report: Central America at Risk of Losing Countries to Drug Traffickers

In its World Drug Report, U.N. officials warned that Central America is in danger of being taken over by leaders of the drug trade due in large part to “unequal distributions of income”. continue reading »