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Mexico Security Memo: April 7, 2008

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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Mexico Security Memo: April 7, 2008


www.stratfor.com

The situation in Chihuahua has produced greater tensions between federal and local authorities than previous operations have generated, manifested this week in frequent small police strikes and protests over the military’s detentions of their colleagues. In one incident, police and soldiers even exchanged gunfire. Mexico City is walking a fine line in attempting to pursue corrupt local police officers fully while not further damaging relations with local officials.
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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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you may not know this but there is a war going on just south of the border with Texas
This past week in Mexico
March 31
The bodies of four men were found in various parts of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, with their heads covered in plastic bags.
Authorities in Ocampo, Guanajuato state, reported finding the bodies of three alleged human smugglers who had been shot dead. A small group of soldiers later arrived in the state to quell violence between rival smuggling gangs.
Three brothers believed involved in drug trafficking were found shot dead in Pueblo Nuevo, Durango state.
Five people died when armed men opened fire on police and government officials in Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero state.
A man and a woman were shot dead outside a house in Culiacan, Sinaloa state.
April 1
At least one police officer was wounded when police and soldiers exchanged gunfire and engaged in a vehicle pursuit in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state. Military and police officials disagree on who fired the first shot.
April 2
Military forces rescued three kidnapping victims — who included a resident of El Paso, Texas — from a kidnapping gang’s safe-house in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state.
Gunmen opened fire on the vehicle of a Chihuahua state prison official driving a government vehicle in Ciudad Juarez. He reportedly was wounded in the attack.
April 3
Five men allegedly connected with the Gulf cartel were detained in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state, in possession of more than $6 million, the federal government announced.
A man was shot dead in his home in Culiacan, Sinaloa state by two men who presented themselves as police officers. In the nearby town of Fuerte, police found the bodies of two men with gunshot wounds and bearing signs of torture.
Authorities found the body of a man in a suburb of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state; the victim, who had been shot dead, had been reported kidnapped earlier.
Victor Varela, the alleged leader of a weapons smuggling organization believed to be the top supplier to the Juarez cartel, was arrested in Arizona, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced. Varela stands accused of organizing the shipment of firearms purchased by straw men to Juarez cartel members in Palomas, Chihuahua state.
Two armed men robbed a bank in downtown Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, around noon; they fled with an unknown amount of money.
An alleged drug gang member died when he was shot five times at close range by rival gang members in a suburb of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state.
April 4
Five soldiers of the Mexican army, including a major, were detained in January for supplying information to Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera about military operations, the office of the Mexican federal Attorney General announced.
Six people died in a firefight involving police officers and two army deserters believed to be involved in organized criminal activity in Lampazos, Nuevo Leon state.
The United States may issue a heightened travel alert warning of a growing threat to foreign visitors in certain parts of Mexico, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico said while visiting Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state. An existing alert will expire April 15.
Three police officers died and one was wounded when gunmen opened fire on their patrol car as they responded to an emergency call in a central plaza in Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacan, Chiapas state.
April 5
One man died and another was wounded when a group of gunmen traveling in an SUV opened fire on the pair with assault rifles in a Mexico City suburb.
Police near Tijuana, Baja California state, found the bodies of a man and a woman bound at the hands and with gunshot wounds to the head.
Fourteen drug gang members were reported killed in a firefight in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua state, though the army recovered only six bodies hours after the engagement. Authorities said the battle involved members of two rival drug gangs, both of which are believed to be connected to the Juarez cartel.
April 6
The body of an unidentified man was found with a gunshot wound to the head and wounds on his hands and wrists in Garcia, Nuevo Leon state.
Authorities in Guamuchil, Sinaloa state, found the bodies of two men who had been shot to death under a bridge. One man had been shot more than 35 times, while the other had been shot once in the head.

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 01:49 PM
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Heres a thread I started a while ago when they first sent 2000 mexican soldiers to the border to fight the drug cartels. Theres a few links to other stories I had found. www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:08 PM
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Thanks JBA
I only added my post because in another thread here... Members were surprised to hear there's an all out war going on just south of the border! the last set of numbers I saw were something like over 700 had been killed there in the city of Juarez alone... and this past week hundreds were pulled of the streets and arrested

these same people did not know the National Guard is watching the border to make sure it doesn't spill over to our side...



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:27 PM
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Little attention has been given to the deteriorating situation in Mexico by those north of the border. It seems Mexico is edging closer and closer to civil war, which, we almost need more than two hands to count the number of people who have "predicted" that the nation would fall into civil war. This does not bode well for the US.

Is everyone enjoying the ride? It is a little cramped in this hand-basket, I'm just wondering when we're finally going to make it to hell.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:35 PM
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Keep your eyes on this closely.The use of troops in Mexico is a precurser to what will eventually happen in these united states.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:41 PM
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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 10:34 AM
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How is this any indication of anything that will happen in the US? I do not understand what you mean? Are you saying that because of a drug war in Mexico, the US will also sink into a civil war between corrupt factions? I simply do not see it.



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