Tag: Mexico

CRIME WARS: GANGS, CARTELS AND U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY

As illustrated by the unprecedented violence in Mexico, drug trafficking groups have evolved to not only pose significant challenges to that country, but to governments and societies across the Western Hemisphere, including the United States. Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National…

Mexico politics: Whither the war on drugs?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT There has been widespread domestic and international criticism of the Mexican government’s inability to tackle spiralling levels of drug-related violent crime. Increasingly, Mexicans are calling for a new approach to the drug war launched in…

Mexico politics: New minister, same challenges

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT It’s one of the toughest jobs in Mexico’s government: the interior, or government, secretary is responsible for public security as well as domestic political strategy and relations with Congress. It is traditionally viewed to be…

Shootout in Juarez leaves three cartel gunmen dead

Media reported that a gun battle that took place between the Mexican Federal Police and suspected drug gang members on Sunday in Ciudad Juarez left three gunmen dead.

Mexico/Organised Crime: Gunmen kills 19 in Chihuahua

Police Officers reported that at least 19 people were killed and  four others wounded  when a group of unidentified gunmen attacked the “Faith and Life” rehabilitation centre Ciudad Juarez, a city of the municipality of Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua on Thursday.

Traffic report – Battling Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel

Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel has won a long-standing conflict with the rival Juárez Cartel for control of the border town of Ciudad Juárez, allowing it to control lucrative trafficking routes into the United States, a US intelligence agent told the press…

Nine killed in shootouts on Mexican border

At least nine people, including two police officers and seven criminals, were killed in two separate gun battles between security forces and armed attackers in two Mexican states along the US border, Mexican authorities said on Thursday.

Cartel Papers Show Bribes to Mexican Authorities

MEXICO CITY (NYTimes)— Internal documents from one of Mexico’s largest and most profitable drug trafficking cartels help explain why the group’s leader remains at large, nearly a decade after he boldly escaped from a maximum-security prison by hiding in a laundry…

Americans Support Arizona Immigration Bill

Many adults in the United States would like several regulations included in the Arizona immigration bill to be implemented in their own state, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 76 per cent of respondents support making it…

Mexico/Organised crime: Six hotel guests kidnapped by gunmen

At least 6 people, including an American woman, have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from two hotels in downtownMonterrey, Nuevo Leon state, early on Wednesday. About 50 gunmen stormed into the Holiday Inn and Hotel Mision and took the hostages away, said a…