23 Mar 2012

Jalisco Cartel Promises Mexico Govt it will Take Down Rival Gang

“The speaker goes on to promise the government that the group will take down the various Caballero leaders, and asks state agencies to allow them to go about their work unhindered. He assures viewers that the CJNG has no problem with the government, and that its only enemies are rival

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10 Mar 2012

Killing of 4 youths horrifies central Mexico city

“The slayings of four youths whose bodies were cut to pieces and left in plastic bags has horrified the central Mexico city of Cuernavaca, calling up memories of a similar crime a year ago that spurred the creation of a national crime victims’ movement.” Source: Killing of 4 youths horrifies

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05 Mar 2012

Mexicans fear ‘losing’ country to Zetas drug cartel

“Much has been made of the risks Mexico’s drug war poses to tourists, but the most immediate threat is to Mexicans themselves, who are increasingly having to share their cities with criminal cartels.” (Source: Mexicans fear ‘losing’ country to Zetas drug cartel – World – CBC News.)

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10 Feb 2012

Mexico travel warning issued by U.S. State Department

“Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day.  The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal

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09 Feb 2012

Mexican troops make huge seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine

“Mexican troops have made an historic seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco, the Mexican army said in a statement released late Wednesday.” (Source: Mexican troops make huge seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in Guadalajara suburb – The Washington Post.)

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03 Feb 2012

Cartels targeting police officers in Juarez, authorities say; 8 officers dead

“In the weeks prior to Juarez’s death, banners had appeared in Ciudad Juarez threatening to kill one officer per day unless Police Chief Julian Leyzaola resigned. Leyzaola, some of the banners claimed, was only targeting members of one cartel while its rivals roamed free.” (Source: Cartels targeting police officers in

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30 Jan 2012

22 slain in drug crimes in Mexico

“Twenty-two people were murdered on Saturday night in suspected drug related crimes around Mexico, including five shot dead at a child’s birthday party.” (Source: 22 slain in drug crimes in Mexico.)

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12 Jan 2012

2 bodies left at Mexico mall; drug toll at 47,500

“Two decapitated bodies were found inside a burning SUV early Wednesday at the entrance to one of Mexico’s most luxurious malls, feeding fears drug violence is infiltrating privileged realms previously thought safe.” Source: 2 bodies left at Mexico mall; drug toll at 47,500 – Yahoo! News

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20 Jun 2011

Mexican reporter, his son and wife are shot to death inside their home

“A journalist, his wife, and their 21-year-old son were shot to death inside their home in this Gulf coast city Monday, authorities said. Journalist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco and his family were shot with a 9 mm handgun, said Veracruz state prosecutor Jorge Yunis.” (Mexican reporter, his son and wife

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13 Mar 2011

Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Mexico, 1999-2002

This study is based on open source research into the scope of organized crime and terrorist activity in the Republic of Mexico during the period 1999 to 2002, and the extent of cooperation and possible overlap between criminal and terrorist activity in that country. The analyst examined those organized crime

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