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Leaving a meeting with Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte Jaquez and federal officials, state Attorney General Carlos Salas said that criminal violence has increased to unprecedented levels, as the cartels have become more ruthless over the past several weeks. He added that the state has asked President Calderón for an increased federal presence.-Diario.com.mx 6/4/2011
The villages of Guadalupe and Calvo, Chihuahua are facing a shortage of groceries due to attacks on suppliers, including not only robbery but drivers being shot. Prices have been increased, as store owners are having to restock themselves with the increased cost of transportation.-Diario
Nearly seven years after the fatal beatings of two federal policemen, and the serious wounding of a third in Mexico City, the husband and wife responsible were arrested on a warrant.-Milenio
Blog del Narco (www.blogdelnarco.com)
(Each time an item refers to another police officer being killed, including military acting in that capacity, there will be an asterisk.)
Municipal police officer was shot beside his unit. Civilians rushed to help, calling for help with his radio. Transported to the hospital, he died 24 hours later.
APODACA, NUEVO LEÓN
Three young men shot and killed on the street.
Municipal police officer was shot and killed while on duty.
A 22 year old reporter was killed and his 2 friends wounded. They were shot while parked at a convenience store.
A 53 year old man and his wife were gunned own in what authorities believe was a settling of accounts.
GUADALUPE, NUEVO LEÓN
A taxi was left parked in front of the police station with a human leg in the back seat. Inside the trunk was the rest of the cut up body in 6 parts. A narco message was left for the Mayor, same as the past 3 times.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN
Two men were left hanging from a pedestrian bridge over a main street with part of the leg on one of them cut off.
Gunmen shot and killed a man at a well known, widely used city park on Sunday afternoon This occurred next to where children were playing.
In Mexican state of Sinaloa, cartel operators hide in plain sight
Gunfire And Explosions Heard In Reynosa
Source: Young Zeta foot soldiers hunted in Reynosa
Lessons to be Learned from an Ambush in Mexico
Mexican president approves new legal reform
Changes to constitution promise to improve the country’s judicial system by making it more accessible to average Mexican citizens and more transparent.
Hope returns to Juarez … riding a big pink motorbike
China Gives Backing to Cuban Reforms
Cooperation agreements that will provide Havana with much needed financial support to implement its plan of economic reforms.
Mexican Army finds ‘Monsters’ in Ciudad Camargo
Makeshift machine shop being used by cartel members to build armored assault vehicles
Mexican Military Releases Figures on Gun Seizures
Between 2007 and the end of 2010, confiscation of weapons grew by 1,603% going from 5,216 to 83,613
Colombia kills FARC commander
Mexican soldiers kill 8 gunmen on Gulf coast
‘Shining Path’ Kills 5 Soldiers in Peru
Amid the Drug Wars, a Stunning Economic Boom
Mexico’s economy is enjoying a period of robust growth as a direct result of internal migrations away from the U.S.-Mexico border to mid-size Mexican cities, and the repatriation of investment capital from Mexicans living overseas, primarily in the U.S.
Venezuela freezes relations with U.S. over Iran sanctions
Shootout reported on Reynosa’s westside
Domestic News – United States
Border Patrol weekend wrapup-Tucson
Border agent’s widow gratified by proposed tribute
Subpoenas are coming in probe of Dept. of Justice gun-tracking program
‘Gunwalker’ guns linked to helicopter shooting in Mexico
Environmentalism vs. Border Control: A Complex Battle of Survival
(Note NAFBPO quoted in this.)
BP agents identify 10 criminals attempting to enter
El Paso Man Speaks: ‘Cartel Planted Drugs In My Car’
Supreme Court Tells Court to Reconsider Hazleton Immigration Regulations
the U.S. Supreme Court rejects lower court ruling that blocked Hazleton, Pennsylvania’s efforts to crack down on undocumented immigrants.
Arizona fires burn out-of-control, residents point to drug smugglers
Border Patrol finds pot in truck hidden with camo tarp
Wiki Leaks: Mexican Drug Cartels Use Weapons Shipped by U.S.
Smugglers caught with $350K worth of pot in vehicle
Immigration Law To Spell ‘Disaster’ For Agriculture Industry?
A plan to require all American businesses to run their employees Ahrough E-Verify could wreak havoc on an industry where 80 percent of the field workers are illegal immigrants
Neto’s Tucson: Border saga repeats year after year
Tomball’s Riddle files bills targeting illegal immigrants
U.S. Special Ops Troops Deployed in Mexico, Leaked Briefing Confirms
In Alabama, a Harsh Bill for Residents Here Illegally
CBP Officers Intercept $1.4 Million Ecstasy Smuggling Attempt
Jalapeno cans filled with methamphetamine
Is There An Acceptable Level Of Illegal Migration Coming Into The United States?
(Interview with Anthony Kimery, Homeland Security Today-includes link for 5/26/2011 article.)
Book Excerpt: Life and Death in Arizona’s Immigration War Zone
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