Sunday, August 13, 2017


Drug War, Gov’t Failures Blamed For Surge in Homicides in Mexico

By Mark Browne | August 10, 2017 | 10:07 PM EDT

Mexican federal police in action. (Photo: VidalJuan/Wikipedia)
Mexico City ( –  Mexican activists fear this year could end up being one of the deadliest in their country’s recent history, as a surge in homicides sweeps the nation, with journalists and priests among those in the firing line.
The number of intentional murder investigations spiked nearly 30 percent, to 9,916, in the January to May period this year compared to the same period in 2016, according to the citizens’ group National Citizen Observatory which tracks government crime statistics.
In fact May saw the second highest number of intentional homicide investigations (2,186) since official record keeping began in 1997, according to a posting on the group’s website.
An intentional homicide investigation was opened by authorities every 20 minutes and 25 seconds on average during that month. Authorities record intentional homicides differently from accidental ones.
(Meanwhile extortion investigations were up by 28.6 percent in May compared to the same month in 2016, while business robbery investigations surged by 40 percent.)
Mexico’s homicide rate peaked at 27,213 in 2011 and dropped to 20,010 in 2014, before beginning an upward climb to a preliminary total of 23,953 last year, according to figuresrecently released by the nation’s census bureau.
In Mexico City alone, the homicide rate increased by 21 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2016, according to a report last week by the citizens’ group Security, Justice and Peace.
More than 330 “executions” tied to drug trafficking have been reported by local media, and law enforcement agencies are investigating a least 10 organized crime organizations in the city and its outlying areas, it said.
National Citizen Observatory director Francis Rivas called the 2017 figures “worrying” and “very serious.”
As do other activists, he blamed the most recent increase in homicides on a fracturing of organized crime groups in Mexico and the lack of effective crime-fighting efforts by federal and state authorities.
The nation’s biggest organized crime groups, Rivas told, began to break up “into smaller and smaller organizations” during the administration of former President Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) who deployed federal troops to battle the drug cartels locally in states including Michoacán in 2006.
Since then, “smaller bands are constituting themselves and battling for territory, fighting internally and externally,” he said.
Rivas tied the most recent rise in violence to the capture of the notorious Sinaloa cartel leader “El Chapo” Guzman, who was extradited to the U.S. in January for trial.
Government anti-crime efforts, he said, have been “badly thought out,” producing poor results. Authorities “don’t know how to attack the problem,” are using “the wrong techniques” and making “bad policy decisions.”
Ma Elena Morera, president of the citizens’ anti-crime group Causa en Comun, agreed.
She said the government’s use of the military to attack the drug cartels initially led to a decline in the homicide rate in 2013-2014.
But the effort should have been coordinated with increased social programs and a strengthening of local law enforcement institutions, Morera said.
“If Calderon had maintained his effort in Michoacán with social programs it would have been better.”
Morera said policing has not improved during the administration of President Peña Nieto, and promises to increase the size of the federal police force have not been kept.
The nation’s law enforcement institutions are “worse off instead of better,” and there has been “no construction of public security institutions.”
The more Mexico uses the military to fight crime, she said, the less the nation invests in local police.
“We don’t see a federal security strategy.”
Ten journalists have been killed in Mexico so far this year, according to the news outlet Telesur TV.
The Catholic Multimedia Center reports that 19 priests have been killed in Mexico since 2012.
The death last week of a Catholic priest who died of wounds sustained when stabbed inside the city’s metropolitan cathedral after celebrating Mass on May 15 brings the number of Catholic priests killed this year to four.
There have been two attempted kidnappings.
In a report issued last week, the center said Mexico is the most dangerous country in Latin America for priests for the ninth year in a row.
“This year 2017, in particular, has been a disastrous year for the priesthood and the Church in Mexico.”
“We cannot be silent anymore, the blood of thousands of Mexicans is still being spilled,” the report said. “Things are far from improving.”


 How the Democrat party surrendered America to Mexico:

“The watchdogs at Judicial Watch discovered documents that reveal how the Obama administration's close coordination with the Mexican government entices Mexicans to hop over the fence and on to the American dole.”  Washington Times


The same period has seen a massive growth of social inequality, with income and wealth concentrated at the very top of American society to an extent not seen since the 1920s.

“This study follows reports released over the past several months documenting rising mortality rates among US workers due to drug addiction and suicide, high rates of infant mortality, an overall leveling off of life expectancy, and a growing gap between the life expectancy of the bottom rung of income earners compared to those at the top.”

THE LA RAZA PLAN: California’s final 

surrender to fly the Mexican flag within 4 years.

"The American Southwest seems to be slowly returning 

to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot."  -- 

EXCELSIOR --- national newspaper of Mexico

They claim all of North America for Mexico!



"La Voz de Aztlan has produced a video in honor of the millions of babies that have been born as US citizens to Mexican undocumented parents. These babies are destined to transform America. The nativist CNN reporter Lou Dobbs estimates that there are over 200,000 (dated) "Anchor Babies" born every year whereas George Putnam, a radio reporter, says the figure is closer to 300,000 (dated) . La Voz de Aztlan believes that the number is aproximately 500,000 (dated)  "Anchor Babies" born every year."


In the state of California, of which Los Angeles is a large part, most payouts to illegals go first to educate them, and then to jail them after they commit crimes, and then to pay for their medical care as they clog up emergency rooms and help themselves to Medi-Cal benefits from funds they never paid into.  Welfare itself rates a distant fourth.  


"La Voz de Aztlan has produced a video in honor of the millions of babies that have been born as US citizens to Mexican undocumented parents. These babies are destined to transform America. The nativist CNN reporter Lou Dobbs estimates that there are over 200,000 (dated) "Anchor Babies" born every year whereas George Putnam, a radio reporter, says the figure is closer to 300,000 (dated) . La Voz de Aztlan believes that the number is aproximately 500,000 (dated)  "Anchor Babies" born every year."

 Spanish Beachgoer Was Kidnapped, Murdered in Mexican Border State, Police Confirm


Breitbart Texas / Cartel Chronicles

Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas — Authorities confirmed the murder of a Spanish woman visiting with her family at a local beach in this border state. The region where gunmen kidnapped her and her remains were later found is seeing a spike in cartel skirmishes for control.

Pilar Garrido Santamans was kidnapped by two gunmen on July 2 along a highway leading to the town of La Pesca, a small community by the Gulf of Mexico, Breitbart Texas reported. Two weeks ago, police found human remains in the rural community of Villa de Casas not far from the place of the kidnapping. State authorities carried out a series of DNA tests that confirmed that they belonged to Garrido Santamans
Through a short news release by the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office, authorities revealed that the family of the now deceased victim and the Spanish government were notified of the lab results.
The kidnapping and murder caused international media response and revealed once more the lack of security conditions in this border state. The region where the crime took place continues to be fought over by various drug cartels. Breitbart Texas reported on how the cartel faction known as Vieja Escuela Z or “Old School Z” is fighting with the rival faction Cartel Del Noreste over lucrative drug trafficking routes. The ongoing fighting between the two cartel factions and their allies has brought lawlessness into various areas of the state where kidnappings, extortions, and disappearances are becoming commonplace.
The Spanish visitor, her husband, and young son intended to visit the beach in La Pesca but on their drive back to Ciudad Victoria, they were intercepted by two gunmen who forced them to stop. The yet-unidentified gunmen took Garrido Santamans but left her husband and child behind. Relatives reached out to various news outlets, including Breitbart Texas, after the initial investigation proved lacking in their view. State officials remained tight-lipped about the case, only publicly speaking about the high-profile murder on few occasions. After getting intense media scrutiny for three weeks, authorities apparently stepped up efforts.
With the help of helicopters, police dogs, and search parties, authorities worked to find the remains of the Spanish victim. After traveling through the various communities between Ciudad Victoria and La Pesca, police were able to locate her remains in the town of Villa de Casas, 25 minutes away from Ciudad Victoria.
The Spanish citizens had moved to Tamaulipas with her husband three years before her murder.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities.  The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “Francisco Morales” from Tamaulipas.

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