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Sonora has joined the list of most dangerous states in Mexico for journalists

According to the ombudsman of the entity examples are the 26 complaints against journalists who are in the state police forces

Sonora itself is dangerous for journalists: ECHR

Sonora itself is dangerous for journalists: ECHR

Hermosillo, – Sonora is one of the 10 states of Mexico that means greater risks for journalists and examples are the 26 complaints against journalists in the state police forces. The disappearance and death of Alfredo Jiménez Mota and Marco Antonio Avila, respectively in addition to the recent attack on the columnist Gerardo Ponce de Leon.

The Ombudsman of Sonora, Raul Ramirez Arturo Ramirez, rejected statements made by the Secretary of Public Security in the state, Ernesto Munro Palacio, who said the General Director of the Program of Attacks against Journalists and Civil Defenders of Human Rights CNDH. The declaration and the statistics prove that Sonora is one of the 10 states most dangerous for journalists.

“The five states which are risky for journalists are Mexico City, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Chihuahua and unfortunately now Sonora. But it has not been determined where she lies,” he said during his recent visit to the state said Javier Sepulveda Amed of the NHRC.

This controversy is compounded by the president of the State Commission for Human Rights, Raul Ramirez, saying “there is a study of the National Commission on the most dangerous states, but we also have recorded the death of Marco Antonio Avila, and the disappearance of Alfredo Jiménez Mota, and the 26 complaints we have received from colleagues for obstruction of journalistic work, and the attack on the columnist Gerardo Ponce, which is why the statistics contained in Sonora.”

“I respect the statement of the Secretary of Security, but instead of seeing him as the source of the statistics it would be better to join forces to no longer continue to allow the attacks and insults on the journalistic profession,” stressed the Ombudsman.

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Posted by on 06/02/2012 in Crime Watch, Crime!


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El Chapo is accused of playing in Politics in Mexico!

el chapo es intelligente
el chapo es intelligente (Photo credit: detritus)

The pamphlets were one-page computer-printed and had not been signed, but rallied for the murder of an individual

A drug cartel, in an unusual fashion launched thousands of leaflets over the city of Culiacan from a plane to accuse the governor of Sinaloa of receiving orders from the chief drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, said on Wednesday.

Several groups of drug traffickers in Mexico have spread videos on YouTube and banners hanging from bridges to publicize their positions, while recently killing many people in ways to intimidate opponents or disseminate threatening messages.

However, if confirmed, the incident on Tuesday in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico, would be the first in recent history that drug traffickers throw leaflets from an airplane.

It could also represent an intensification of the war as the national and military scale to end the Sinaloa cartel and the group of Los Zetas, which characterizes extreme violence.

“I think those leaflets were thrown from a plane very early, surely they have information that by land it is difficult to do,” said the governor of Sinaloa, Mario López Valdez, who goes by the nickname “Malova”.

Although occasionally the drug cartels have distributed leaflets in some localities a few crude facts of photocopying texts, Raul Benitez, a security expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, said it was the first time he was aware that numerous pamphlets had been distributed, but much less than had been launched from the air.

“I do not remember that one poster has used a plane for that, but they have also distributed papers and making advertising,” said Benitez.

The suspect, who had been identified as a member of the Beltran Leyva cartel, was killed by another inmate in the last three days.

One of the flyers stated that the governor, by orders of El Chapo Guzman asked the Attorney General’s Office to send Javier Araujo Avilez to state prison to be tortured and killed.

In the text, , he urged people not to kill the author or authors attached that they cannot defend themselves, as does El Chapo.

The group said if it had not been for the help of Malova, Chapo would have stayed with his people.

The governor denied having ties with El Chapo Guzman. “I tell you he’s a character who does not even know who has communication with him and I have never received an order (the same),” Lopez said Valdez.

The wording of the text suggests that perhaps the Zetas wrote these leaflets, and have launched retaliatory attacks on strongholds of the Sinaloa cartel gunmen after the entry of this organization and the allies of the same territories of the Zetas in the states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas, the Gulf of Mexico.

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Posted by on 05/31/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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six alleged members of the criminal organization known as “Los Zetas” arrested

They also seized two AK-47 rifles, seven magazines and 182 rounds of ammunition caliber 7.62, three ballistic vests, two trimmings and a vehicle.

Xalapa, Veracruz. The Navy of Mexico and the Ministry of Public Security in Veracruz reported in a statement naval personnel arrested six alleged members of the criminal organization known as “Los Zetas” arrested in two separate events on Friday afternoon.

six alleged members of the criminal organization known as "Los Zetas" captured
six alleged members of the criminal organization known as “Los Zetas” captured


An operation was carried out on the road leading from Veracruz Soledad Bending, up to the Santa Rita village, led to the arrest of Ivan Jair Dionisio Mendez, alias “El Chombo“, 19-year-old Jose Juan Dominguez Martinez, alias ” The Juanjo “, 21, Bogar Pastrana Omar Hernandez, aka” Bogar “, 23, and Alexis Rodriguez Arseta, aka” The Alexis “, 20.

They also seized two AK-47 rifles, seven magazines and 182 rounds of ammunition caliber 7.62, three ballistic vests, two trimmings and a vehicle.

The second operation was carried out at the Honeysuckle and Magnolia streets of the colony Dos Caminos, in Veracruz, where he said: Juan Carlos Martínez Jiménez, alias “The Smurf“, 27, and Antonio Moreno Tomahiro Conther, alias “El Malafacha” , 29 years old.

The Zetas were allegedly carrying two AK-47 rifles, 12 magazines, 351 rounds of ammunition, a gun-type bracket, charger and four .45 caliber rounds of ammunition, 10 magazines carrying AK-47 rifle, two bulletproof vests and a van.

After a preliminary investigation all detainees and confiscated weapons were turned over to federal prosecutors.

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Posted by on 05/20/2012 in Mexican Drug Cartels


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Tamaulipas, authorities found 23 dead killed in Nuevo Laredo

Tamaulipas, authorities found 23 dead

Nine bodies found hanging from a bridge and 14 beheaded in Nuevo Laredo. Violence in the entity does not cease the Regional Coordination Group surveillance to extremes

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MEXICO CITY, May 5. – The Attorney General and the Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas reported yesterday the discovery of 23 people killed in Nuevo Laredo.

The resurgence of violence in Tamaulipas territory joins that of Sinaloa, where at week 26 people were reported killed during clashes between the army and drug traffickers, and Veracruz, where in five days, four journalists have been killed and a civilian.

About Nuevo Laredo, state police reported that at 1:30 pm yesterday were found hanging from a bridge nine bodies, including the four women, whose ages are estimated between 25 and 30.

Later, at 8:57 pm, state authorities located a truck inside which there were 14 decapitated bodies. All were men between 25 and 30. Three hours later they found the heads in ice chests, near the City Hall.

On these facts the federal government pledged to strengthen the presence of the armed forces in the state, given the ineffectiveness of the local authority.

The head of the Ministry of the Interior, Alejandro Poire Romero, contacted the president Tamaulipas Egidio Torre Cantu to announce the new federal support organized crime.

Crime leaves 23 dead in Tamaulipas

The Attorney General and the Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas confirmed the death of 23 people, as a result of violent day that lived in the town of Nuevo Laredo.

Yesterday afternoon became known events that are alarming to the people of the town and its surroundings.

The state ministerial police registered a first report at 01:30 pm on Friday, where it was reported that the bridge located on Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio with National Road, they found the bodies of nine people dead.

The investigating prosecutor on duty at the scene reported that testified said nine bodies suspended from the bridge, five males and four females, whose ages are estimated between 25 and 30 years, without identification documents required.

According to charts released in various local media, it appears that the five men wore jeans, three of them with white shirt, another blue shirt and cream plus.

Two of the women wore jeans and a plaid pants, the bodies had their hands tied behind their backs and seven of them blindfolded.

The scene was laid a tarp, in which the deceased was accused of being responsible for having placed a car bomb last April 24 against the public safety facilities in the locality, and indicated that some others had escaped, but soon to be captured.

According to reports from local newspapers, the mastermind of that car bomb was the criminal group led by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, who allegedly seeks to beat Los Zetas Plaza Nuevo Laredo.

New finding

A second report was received at 08:57 pm yesterday when the state police reported that Candela Street, between Avenues Cesar Lopez de Lara and Donato Guerra in the Garden colony, was found parked a truck General Motors brand gray with cherry, model 1993.

Inside were plastic bags containing 14 decapitated bodies were males, whose ages are estimated between 25 and 30.

Later, at about 11:05 pm and confirmed the presence of three coolers abandoned near the town hall, containing the heads of the victims found in the van mentioned.

Given these facts, the Regional Coordination Group Operational Nuevo Laredo to extremes measures to strengthen surveillance in that city. This group includes the bodies of federal Public Safety, state and municipal levels.

The governor of Tamaulipas, Egidio Torre confirmed that renewed the agreement with the federal government to the permanence of the 2 000 790 soldiers currently serving preventive police functions in 22 municipalities of the state.

“We will stay here, we will renew, this is an issue that we have fully reviewed and agreed, including last week I talked with Secretary of the Interior, Alejandro Poire, the matter and the issue is on the agenda, or the agreement is ready, the endorsement is ready, the only thing missing is the agenda of Secretary of the Interior that allows for the firm, “he said.

With regard to violence in the state, state leaders have said the PRD policies of public security in Tamaulipas have been insufficient.

Endless violence

The violence in the state governed by Egidio Torre Cantu is out of control. On April 17 were also found 14 bodies dismembered in a vehicle parked on the side of the hall with a message allegedly signed by El Chapo Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which announced its arrival in the city to clean out the Zetas.

The Army took over public security in the city due to corruption of the police in the area a year ago. The upsurge in violence in Nuevo Laredo is associated with increased pressure from the authorities against leaders of Los Zetas, led by Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, and clashes between rival cartels.

The Army has beaten in recent weeks to Los Zetas, and one of its operatives killed Francisco Medina Mejia, alias El Quemado, April 4.

On March 14, soldiers captured Carlos Martinez Escobedo, The Fabiruchis, who had taken the lead in the area.


The Interior Ministry and state overall plan activated

The federal government through the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry), launched together with the government of Tamaulipas mechanisms for monitoring and co-ordination on security, to address the violence perpetrated in the state that left a balance until at least 23 people.

This was announced by the federal agency, after its owner, Alejandro Poire, contacted the governor Egidio Torre Cantu to assess the situation in Nuevo Laredo, where were found the decapitated bodies of 14 people in a van, and nine more bodies hanging from the bridge Colosio, located at the intersection of Boulevard Colosio and National Highway.

“Both men reaffirmed their commitment to the Federation and the state government to continue to fight in close collaboration and coordination, the criminals responsible for the violence that has occurred in Nuevo Laredo.”

For this, the Secretary reiterated the state governor Poiré backed by the federal forces to assist in security in the state and the support of federal authorities to assist if necessary in the research being conducted, detailed the Interior Ministry.

It was also reported that the head of the Interior Ministry and the state governor agreed to maintain constant communication to follow up on this matter.

Just this Thursday, in charge of domestic politics, he had communicated by telephone with the leaders of Veracruz and Sinaloa where there were also acts of violence that included the execution of three photojournalists and shootouts between security forces and federal state against criminal cells.

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Posted by on 05/06/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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XALAPA,PAN is bounded by the mayor of Veracruz linked to Zetas

Mayor Chinameca, Padua Martin Zuniga, was arrested by military forces after a long battle with federal forces

The mayor of Chinameca, Padua Martin Zuniga, was arrested by military forces after a long confrontation occurred Tuesday night in the city center Minatitlan. The case became a hot potato for the National Action Party (PAN).

The Veracruz PAN issued a statement clarifying that do not cover up anyone, Padua Martin was never a member or adherent active political institution and that there was already away with the mayor.

Gustavo Madero, leader of the PAN issued a statement saying that “The PAN condemns alleged criminal actions of this mayor, who according to local police reports and a group of suspected criminals in a house hold after a showdown with forces federal, “it said.

On Tuesday afternoon, almost evening, military items to him to stop a van whose crew called the suspect, was shot, a chase and finally a confrontation at a house in the street on May 5, in the center of the city.

They were three hours of waiting for the soldiers and tactics, with intermittent gunfire, until they managed to subdue criminal suspects turned out to be members of the Zetas crime group, according to information provided by the Ministry of Defense.

Jose Manuel Barrientos Rodriguez, “Uncle Joe”, alleged financial operator of the Zetas in Coatzacoalco, Mario Garcia and Rogelio Cisneros Aispuro Mendoza, “The Cramps” and Martin Zuniga Padua.

They also detained Gregorio Román Barradas, “The Rochi” Sergio Ramirez Lopez, “The Cobra”, Mark Gonzalez Leon, “The Junior” Aurelio Eligio Ramirez Loves.

The most important is Jose Fragoso Carmen Martinez, aka “Comandante Reyes” and / or “shells” in the southern regional chief of the organization and influence in Acayucan, Oluta, Soconusco, Jáltipan, Chinameca Cosoleacaque, Minatitlan, Coatzacoalcos, Nanchital, Agua Dulce, Las Choapas and Soteapan.

The suspects were in possession of rifles, grenades, drugs, vehicles and money, among other things.

Padua Martin Zuniga, 36, came to the mayor under the banner of the PAN, and said he was being held against their will.

The case became a pump for the PAN, as Padua Zuniga would be the second mayor of this political institution arrested for his alleged links to organized crime. The first was the mayor of Las Minas, held in Puebla in March on drug possession.

For its part, the bench of the local PRI in Congress said that this is the second case “in which mayors of Veracruz, PAN fraction are held for federal offenses.”

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Posted by on 04/19/2012 in Crime!, Politics


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Federal Police seize 800 kilograms of Marijuana in Veracruz

Federal Police seize 800 kilograms of Marijuana  in Veracruz

The Ministry of Public Securityreported that in searching the truck they found several packages containing Marijuana.

830 Kilos of Marijuana confiscated Veracruz
830 Kilos of Marijuana confiscated Veracruz

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 19. -Offices of the Federal Police seized 830 kilos 032 grams of marijuana in the municipality of Cosamaloapan, Veracruz, they found hidden in a passenger bus.

In a statement, the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) reported that in searching the truck they found several tailored packages wrapped tan tape containing the drug marijuana.

He explained that staff of the Federal Police carried out checks on all vehicles which run on the National Highway (145-D) La Tinaja-Cosoleacaque, section Cosamaloapan-La Tinaja, and the high marks on the bus and processed by the scanner of the Mobile VACIS unit equipped with Gamma-Ray arc, detected various irregular shapes.

At verification, the appreciated images that did not correspond to the original design of the unit, under the second scan with the system of mobile X-ray inspection, Z Backscatter Van (ZBV) of the Federal Police in the country’s road network for the detection narcotics, explosives and firearms in vehicles.

Security explained that Jorge Mata Ortiz, 50, the driver and his companion Eulices Alberto Martinez Diaz, 43, were arrested and taken to the Federal Public Ministry in Cosamaloapan, along with Dina vehicle with license plates 042 -RM3 to determine responsibilities.

In the Public Ministry was altered physical inspection of the truck in the area for luggage, and there he was found hiding compartment several packages.

He noted that after this last raid they found 200 packages containing green grass with the characteristics of marijuana.

The detainees said they were traveling without passengers, from the state of Oaxaca and were bound for the Port of Veracruz.

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Posted by on 02/20/2012 in Crime!, Drugs


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Discovered five bodies at the edge of Oaxaca, Veracruz

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OAXACA, February 12. – This Sunday afternoon the bodies of four men and one woman were found on the edge of Oaxaca and Veracruz, reported the Attorney General of the State (PGJE).

He said the bodies were located in the Las Pilas, in the vicinity of State Road leading from the farm population in the state of Veracruz, to San Miguel Soyaltepec in Oaxaca.

The PGJE report indicated that among the victims were identified less than 17 years of age, a municipal inspector trading Tierra Blanca and a former municipal police, also of the town.

After the autopsy and identification of victims, the agency made a tracing of missing persons reports in that jurisdiction, “where a missing child found in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz.”

He added that the boy’s mother identified his son as one of those executed, while the city inspector was identified by his brother.

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Posted by on 02/13/2012 in Crime!


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