Violence in Mexico, cont’d…
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 detention center here was attacked by gunmen in several trucks. There were no injuries, and only minor damage caused by a grenade. In September 2011, two juvenile prisoners were freed by gunmen.
A 16 year old hit man who participated in at least 51 killings as a member of the Beltran-Leyva cartel could get 7 years imprisonment. He is originally from Tijuana, Baja California.
On Friday, two attacks on city hall and the attorney general’s offices canceled the celebration of Independence Day over the weekend. The attack wounded two police officers, and caused minor damage to the buildings.
A U. S. judge has ordered the arrest of the PAN elected Mayor of Fronteras, Sonora. He was served an arrest warrant by Sonoran attorney general agents for his connection with organized crime, but has been missing for ten days. It is unknown if he has been kidnapped.
At least 27 people were killed in the last few hours, in five states of Mexico. These included the finding of the bodies of three municipal police officers found shot to death in an alley in the neighborhood of Santa Maria Nativitas, State of Mexico.
SAN LUIS POTOSI
On Friday night at about 8:45pm, gunmen attacked the Commander of the Municipal police northern command. Although there were numerous bullets through the windshield of the police patrol unit, the Commander was uninjured and his assistant only had a bullet wound to his arm. A search of the area failed to locate the gun men’s van.
MESA OF SAN RAFAEL, CHIHUAHUA
Gunmen stormed the homes of three men in the Sierra Tarahumara, where they were then taken to a nearby sawmill and decapitated one by one, using the sawmill’s saws to do it. Their bodies were left there.
SAN PEDRO, NUEVO LEÓN
A former PAN Congressman, Hernán Belden Elizondo, was kidnapped Friday evening. Using the GPS in his vehicle, it showed that he was taken to Santa Catarina, and his murdered body was found 7 minutes later.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN
Seven people were killed on Saturday, 4 of them in Monterrey and three in Apodaca. Those in Apodaca were killed by municipal police when they attacked the officers.
About 10 heavily armed gunmen in three vehicles attacked the state police base station here about 7:15pm Saturday night, and freed at gunpoint two men that had been arrested earlier. The two were due to be flown out later that evening. A large scale search of the city failed to locate those responsible.
TIZAPÁN EL ALTO, JALISCO
At last 17 bodies were found along the highway here, which border the State of Michoacan. All were men, and tied or chained. Investigators said they had been killed elsewhere and then dumped.
Hit menfailed in an attempted assassination on Saturday. Although the driver was wounded, his truck crashed to a stop against a power pole. He had apparently tried to escape by jumping the street median.
LA CALERA, ZACATECAS
A shootout between federal police and gunmen left 4 bad guys dead, with vehicles and weapons seized. The report mentions that security is improved in the city of Zacatecas due to multiple police agencies on patrol, as well as helicopter overflights. (HDN)
CIUDAD HIDALGO, MICHOACÁN.
Early Sunday morning, an army convoy was attacked. During the shootout, 3 of the bad guys were killed by the military.