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Mexican Senate endorses Borders Act

Mexican Senate endorses Borders Act

The president of the legislative working group, Rafael Diaz Ochoa said the law would be applied “in the air, land, river and sea”

Border with Mexico- Mexican Senate endorses new Law!
Border with Mexico- Mexican Senate endorses new Law!

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 14. – The Committee on Border Affairs Northern Zone Senate approved the report by establishing the Boundaries Act, to generate the orderly management of the problems being experienced in the northern border.

The president of the legislative working group, Rafael Diaz Ochoa said the law would be applied “in the air, land, river and sea,” as Mexican citizens and foreigners’ residence and transit in Mexican border areas. “

The National Action Party (PAN) Senator added that the law is to “establish a general system that promotes progress in the states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, with full respect for human rights and guarantees of its inhabitants. “

At the meeting of the committee, the senators agreed to ask the federal executive to establish a Commission for Border Affairs, which would be “an important tool to address all the issues that converge in the border regions of the country.”

In this regard, Ochoa Diaz explained that the commission would be represented by the federal government, through the state departments concerned, state and municipal authorities, as well as a city council composed of members of civil society.

The federal legislature by the state of Baja California reported that the proposal was submitted by the Association of Mayors of Northern Border.

 
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Posted by on 02/15/2012 in Crime!

 

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El Chabelo”, was arrested with ten other alleged gang members!

Mexican forces have captured an alleged high-ranking leader of the Zetas drug cartel gang after a shoot-out which had left at least nine people dead.

The suspected leader, known as “El Chabelo”, was arrested with ten other alleged gang members after several days of co-ordinated police and military operations.

El Chabelo is believed to have been in charge of several cities in the northern Nuevo Leon region.
In a separate development, the Mexican military has freed 61 men being held captive and forced to work for a drug gang in a violent northern border city.

The army said on Sunday that the men were found in a safe house in Piedras Negras on Saturday.

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Soldiers made the discovery during a security sweep in the area that also turned up an abandoned truck filled with 6 tons of marijuana.

A statement said one of the captive men is from Honduras, while the others are from various parts of Mexico.
Piedras Negras sits across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas, in the Mexican state of Coahuila, which has been the scene of ongoing battles between drug gangs.

Last week the army arrested a major figure from the Zetas drug cartel there.
The rescue mission comes a day after more violence hit Mexican prisons.
Twenty prisoners died and 12 others were injured on Saturday in a prison on the Mexican-US border town of Matamoros, after a dispute between two inmates turned into a melee that lasted almost three hours.

President criticises opposition

Meanwhile, Felipe Calderon, the Mexican president, said on Sunday that politicians in the main opposition party may consider deals with criminals, opening an inflammatory new front in the nation’s presidential election campaign.

Calderon’s blunt remarks about the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which is favored to win the July 1, 2012 election, are unusual in a country where the president is expected to stay largely aloof from party politics.

Centering on the policy that has dominated his presidency – an aggressive army-led crackdown on drug cartels – his comments risk polarizing opinion on how to restore stability to Mexico, where the drug war has killed 44,000 in five years.

Leading members of Calderon’s conservative National Action Party (PAN), other PRI opponents and political analysts have accused the once-dominant party of making secret deals with drug cartels in the past to keep the peace in Mexico.

In a weekend New York Times interview published a day after he said a state governed by the PRI had been left in the hands of a drug gang, Calderon was asked whether the opposition party might pursue a corrupt relationship with organized crime.

“There are many in the PRI who think the deals of the past would work now. I don’t see what deal could be done, but that is the mentality many of them have,” Calderon, whom the law prevents from seeking a second six-year term, said.

Analysts say Calderon is bitterly opposed to the PRI, which dominated Mexico for seven decades until the PAN won the presidency in 2000 under its candidate Vicente Fox.

The tide of drug war killings has eroded support for the PAN, and the PRI’s main hopeful, Enrique Pena Nieto, is said to have around twice the support of his nearest rival.

 
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Posted by on 12/22/2011 in Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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PAN-Michoacan governor-elect denies links with drug cartels;

“I’ve never even said Fausto (Vallejo) is in collusion or a drug dealer, ever. I know Fausto and he is an honorable person,” says state leader

Morelia, Michoacan., The leader of the National Action Party (PAN) in Michoacan, Germain Tena Fernández, reiterated today that organized crime endorsed the Institutional Revolutionary Party(PRI) in the last elections in the state, “but we have never said that the PRI is collusion.”

PAN Michoacan Govenor elect!
PAN Michoacan Govenor elect!

In the traditional press conference Wednesday, said that criminal groups had supported the tricolor to inhibit PAN vote.

He denied that the PAN believes that the governor-elect, Fausto Vallejo, having links with drug trafficking and, instead, called the PRI as an honorable person.

He explained that what is trying to prove in court is that the involvement of organized crime was decisive in the election results and in this regard, said that the PAN will be subject to the authorities to determine.

“I’ve never even said Fausto (Vallejo) is collusion or drug dealer, ever. I know Fausto and is honorable for me, I think it could have said and argued that organized crime is helped,” he said.

Tena Fernández predicted that the challenge to the election for governor will not be in the Electoral Court of the State of Michoacan, so you’ll have to let off steam in the federal courts.

In this regard, he noted that if the blue and white wins the challenge, surely the PRI call on the federal government (TEPJF) and in case the PAN lost, also resort to a second instance

 

 
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Posted by on 12/08/2011 in Crime!

 

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If anybody votes for the PRD, a relative of theirs will be killed; Money and Politics!

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The accusations would be the gravest instance yet of drug cartel penetration in Mexican politics.

Gubernatorial candidates in the Nov. 13 elections in the state of Michoacan have already claimed there was drug cartel interference in the vote. Michoacan is considered one of Mexico’s most narco-dominated states.

But nobody has yet ascertained the origin or veracity of a recording made public Tuesday by local media, in which a voice identified as Horacio Morales Baca, a purported leader of the flagging La Familia cartel, is heard calling residents of the town of Tuzantla prior to the election and telling them to vote for the mayoral candidate of the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI.

Morales Baca says on the tape that anyone who voted for the Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, would face bloody reprisals.

“If anybody votes for the PRD, a relative of theirs will be killed,” the voice is heard saying. “Anybody who tells … anybody from the PRD that I called and told you this, and their is some kind of legal challenge in Morelia (the Michoacan state capital), that person’s house will be burned with their family inside,” the voice is heard saying. The PRI candidate won the mayorship, and a PRI candidate won the governorship.

But the voice also says that the rival – and largely dominant – Knights Templar cartel had been financing the campaign of Silvano Aureoles, the PRD’s unsuccessful candidate for governor.

“The PRD candidate for governor, Silvano, the Knights Templar are supporting him,” the voice says. “The head of the Knights Templar gave $2 million, and they are helping him with a lot of things.”

Both parties mentioned in the tape denied the allegations.

A statement issued by his office said Aureoles “categorically denies having received any sort of support from groups that operate outside the law,” but claimed that with the tapes “it is proved that there was a call from a criminal gang for people to vote for the candidate of the PRI.”

PRI candidate Fausto Vallejo, who won the governorship, denied any links with organized crime. “If any party acted within the law and with few funds, it was us.”

“There is no pact, there is no agreement, there is no truce with the criminals,” Vallejo told a meeting after he was declared winner.

A statement from the federal Attorney General’s Office did not offer any judgment on the authenticity of the tape, saying simply that it “will investigate those acts that could represent federal crimes, and in accordance with its duties, will carry out investigations of the possible participation of member of organized crime in the electoral process.”

Even before news of the tape leaked out, all of the governor candidates or their parties had complained that mayoral candidates from their parties had received threats in some towns. One of the losing candidates is Maria Luisa Calderon, President Felipe Calderon’s sister, who ran for the president’s conservative National Action Party.

On Tuesday, Josefina Vazquez Mota, the leading contender for National Action’s 2012 presidential nomination, said the party had to be taken to prevent narco-penetration of national politics.

“We cannot allow organized crime to decide at the ballot box,” Vazquez Mota told local media. “We have to join ranks to confront this threat, this attempt by organized crime to vote with bullets, and inhibit democratic voting.”

Also Tuesday, the Mexican army said it seized $15.3 million in bundles of cash believed to belong to members of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Army spokesman Gen. Ricardo Trevilla said soldiers found the piles of U.S. bills inside a car in a downtown neighborhood of the border city of Tijuana late Monday.

Trevilla said no arrests were made at the scene, but that soldiers received information that the money was to have been taken to a Tijuana home he described as “the center of financial operations” of the Sinaloa cartel.

Trevilla says it was the second largest money cache found by soldiers.

 
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Posted by on 11/23/2011 in Crime!

 

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The narcovoto Michoacan; Knights Templar!

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Michoacana, which is the parent for other mafia groups like the Knights Templar.

Everyone remembers that in Michoacan narco-opened, when a grenade was detonated by criminal hands at the Fiestas Patrias the second year Leonel Godoy was in office.

And surely everyone knows that the Michoacan’s first “narco-diputado”, Julio Cesar Godoy, who not only belonged to the PRD, but is half-brother of the governor, Leonel Godoy. But few peopleknew until last Sunday, and those who were aware, the better he speaks, is that also in Michoacán inaugurated a historic Mexican electoral life: the narco-voto, which appeared in the eyes of all and undoubtedly influenced an election so close as that experienced in the state of Michoacan on Sunday.

But what are we talking about when we refer to the narco-vote? Well that’s all over the entire electoral process; that organized crime made ​​Michoacans’ presence felt in local elections, but nobody wanted to know.

Both party leaders as candidates, electoral authorities and local governments chose to look the other way, to the extent that the day of the election day came, the sight of all, the hallmark of narco-voting: fear. And if in doubt, go to parties. How, for example, that any pollster who participated in the contest, and less so-called quick counts and exit records, were able to record the final result of Program Results Pre? Does it mean that all the polls are so bad they could not measure the result? No, the answer lies in the surveys unreliable.

That is, because the control exercised by organized crime and drug trafficking in important regions of Michoacán, it was not possible to take accurate records of the intent of the vote in those places.

What does that mean? That’s where polling could not be is where the criminals decided the manner of voting citizens. But not all is that at least 35 municipalities in the state of Michoacan are under the control of drug trafficking. And what was the meaning of the vote of all the inhabitants of those regions? It is not difficult to imagine that criminal gangs, as in the demonstrations that order against the army and federal police in municipalities, for example, Apatzingán-also have ordered the manner of voting.

But there’s more. How, for example, that more than 50 aspiring deputies and mayors have declined to their respective candidacy after levantones, threats, blackmail and pressure from criminal groups? Worse yet, what about this very serious irregularity said leaders of the PRI, PAN and PRD candidates, their cadres? Nor is there an end. Who guarantees that the 50 candidates who did accept the position, then others threw in the towel because of fear of crime-are not linked and / or their applications were funded by criminal gangs?

Why, for example, most levantones, kidnappings, threats and attacks against candidates for elective office were directed against PAN politicians, diaper, the PRD, PT and Convergence (now Citizens Movement)? Why was not raised PRI candidate, threatened, kidnapped, as it did in the case of the PRD? Why did not anyone say anything that a local newspaper in La Piedad has released a menacing deployed, linked to organized crime, which is called not to vote for the PAN?

Both the PAN and its candidate Maria Luisa Calderon as the PRD and its candidate Silvano Aureoles knew that well-identified regions of Michoacán geography was not possible to campaign.

Therefore, in these locations the logistics of the campaigns was by helicopter because the road is not possible to get quite a few municipalities, unless the drug lords allow.

The funny thing is that, for months, both Mrs. Calderón and Mr. Aureoles preferred low profile given the issue of organized crime in the choice of Michoacán. But once they proved the existence of narco-vote, shouting stick today.

The truth is that the triumph of the PRI in Michoacán, under these conditions-rather than a compliment, it should be a serious wake up call to Enrique Peña Nieto. For there is everything to abort.

 
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Posted by on 11/15/2011 in Crime!

 

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Video: “El Chapo” vs “Los Zetas” the drug war continues

Five years after the government of President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against those who were the five major drug cartels, the country is now dominated by two powerful organizations that seem ready for a battle for control of drug markets and trafficking routes.

 
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Posted by on 11/13/2011 in Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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