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Worldwide Caution February 19, 2013
With Spring Break coming and the number of young people that go to Mexico each year, I will be doing my best to put out more reports in order to document the violence there, along with graphic photos. Meanwhile, Mexico will try to convince everyone that it is safe so as to pull in the tourist dollars. Readers, PLEASE help me get the word out by sharing the M3 Reports widely.-af
The World’s 10 Deadliest Cities
(Five of the 10 listed cities are in Mexico. This is an older piece, thus I suspect there may be additional cities from Mexico since violence has somewhat increased after the new President began his term on December 1st.)
Time to Deal with the Epidemic of Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean
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.
A group of armed men in 3 vans pursued the Mayor and his bodyguards that were traveling in 2 vehicles. State, local and federal police responded to the Mayor’s radio call, but were unable to locate the gunmen.
The tourist port of Acapulco is the most violent city in Mexico said Jose Antonio Ortega, president of the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice. He detailed that the city of over 100,000 inhabitants has a homicide rate that is almost 8 times the national average. ” Unless we solve the problem of impunity, the problem in Acapulco will not be resolved…The increase we are attributing to the lack of punishment.”
A shootout between police and two carjackers came after a chase and reinforcements from state and federal police, which left the bad guys dead.
The body of a man missing for 3 days was found dumped in an irrigation ditch, with bullet holes in the back of his neck and another in the back of the head, exiting between his eyes.
On Tuesday afternoon about 4pm, neighbors heard shots. The body of a young woman about 20 years old was found, with bullet wounds in her back. She remains unidentified.
Also on Tuesday, at about 11 am, gunmen shot a mechanic inside his shop at least 8 times with an AK 47. His family arrived on scene and saw him bathed in blood on the floor of the shop.
The state capital is the 6th most violent large city with over 100,000 inhabitants, according to the report mentioned above for Acapulco.
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A shootout between cartels left 6 people shot at 2pm on Wednesday. First responders found 5 of the 6 dead, and the remaining wounded man remains in ‘delicate’ condition in the hospital.
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Assassins killed an entire family, including an 11 and a 14 year old. An additional 2 unidentified bodies were also found at the scene, as well as one wounded person according to a state police officer.
Belgian Man Found Shot to Death in Acapulco
Weekly News Summary: February 18-22nd
” Mexico Institute’s “Weekly News Summary,” released every Friday afternoon, summarizes the week’s most prominent Mexico headlines published in the U.S. press, as well as the most engaging opinion pieces by Mexican columnists.”
Another false alarm; search goes on for Mexican drug lord Chapo Guzman
Horrific Cult Broken Up In Northern Mexico
Mexico Appoints Lawmakers to Monitor (Acapulco) Rape Case
Unabated Violence Poses Challenge to Mexico’s New Anticrime Program
Why the Mexican Govt’s Murder Count is Worse than Useless
Mexican President Calls for Unified Police Command
Mexico unveils new security strategy details; billions for jobs, schools in violent areas
New government, old problems as Mexico suffers from criminality
Mexican authorities participated in civilian disappearances, report says
Police Chief Missing, Brothers Murdered in Mexico
Mass security for Nadal in Mexico tourney
Mexican Church sets up new ‘traffic light system’ to warn of killings occurring outside
Facebook Page Monitoring Security in Mexico Threatened
(Cartel has offered a reward.)
Mexico’s most vulnerable reporters lack digital security skills
Mexican Police Detain 81 Migrants
Todos Somos Juarez: An Innovative Strategy to Tackle Violence and Crime
by Felipe Calderón
Study highlights growing violence against women, femicide in Mexico
International mission to Mexico evaluates security, risks journalists face
Fed-up Mexicans the new law enforcers near Acapulco
Mexican police officers charged with raping Italian woman after she ‘failed to pay bribe’ after leaving nightclub
How Mexico Got Back in the Game-Op/Ed
Four Officers Killed in Honduras
Costa Rican Police Dismantle Drug Ring
Colombian President Orders Investigation of Mexican Cartels
Peru officials seize magic potions, elixirs
International organization calls for law to combat rising impunity in Brazil for crimes against journalists
Colombian Marines Procure Tactical Weapon Simulators
Colombia’s Cerrejon calls limited force majeure as coal strike bites
US$17m in drugs seized in Caribbean Sea
Dominicans in Puerto Rico Hail Move to Issue Licenses to Undocumented
(listing this here due to both being located in the region;remember PR is American)
Urgent and drastic action needed to combat regional crime
Border Patrol Agents Singled-Out Again for Huge Reductions in Pay
U.S.-Mexico Border: Tighter Border Security Requires Mexico’s Cooperation
Brewer: Border not Secure, Drug Cartels ‘Ready to Come Across’
(The Mexican Sinaloa cartel works closely with Hezbollah, Hamas, the IRGC and other Islamic terrorist groups that have inhabited Latin America for decades.)
Supreme Court Won’t Extend 2010 Immigration Ruling
Mexico wants a registry of all gunowners in U.S. border states
CBP, Coast Guard Intercept 38 Undocumented Aliens En Route to Puerto Rico
Immigration: Amnesty plan a bad idea
Illegal alien charged with repeated sexual abuse of young girl in Michigan
(victim was age 6 when he started, now age 8-a childhood stolen)
Likely voters oppose immigration amnesty; want to see laws enforced
48% Think Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants Will Encourage More to Come
Obama pushes illegals ahead of legal immigrants
Bootheel remains biggest border challenge
U.S. Returns Kids to Deported Mexican Father’s Custody
More officials ask Mexico to honor water treaty
Illegal alien charged with killing dog with chainsaw in Georgia
Little Red Beacon for Immigrant Laborers Shines On
ICE deports former director of Salvadoran children’s home to face charges of sexually assaulting children under his care
Illegal alien arrested for sexually assaulting a dog in Florida
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize $850,000 Worth of Marijuana in Recent Days
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