In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. In fact, kidnappings and other crimes connected to the Mexican drug cartels are quickly spreading across the border, from Texas to California. The majority of the victims are either illegal aliens or connected to the drug trade. ED STRAKER
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in 2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were illegal aliens. Granted, those statistics are old, but if you talk to any California law enforcement officer, they will tell you it’s much worse today.
“Heroin is not produced in the United States. Every gram of heroin present in the United States provides unequivocal evidence of a failure of border security because every gram of heroin was smuggled into the United States. Indeed, this is precisely a point that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on October 18, 2017 when he again raised the need to secure the U.S./Mexican border to protect American lives.” Michael Cutler …..FrontPageMag.com
GRAPHIC — Two Cartel Gunmen Killed in Grenade Attack Against Mexican Cops
Police officers fighting off a grenade attack managed to kill two cartel gunmen in the Mexican coastal state of Veracruz. The area continues to be one of the most violent as rival criminal organizations fight for control of shipping ports.
The ambush took place in Rio Blanco when state police officers spotted a group of suspicious men began throwing grenades at them and shooting.
The police officers fought off the attack, killing two of the gunmen and injuring a third who managed to escape. Authorities were able to seize various weapons and a small sedan.
State investigators have not released which cartel the gunmen belong to.
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 Tony Aranda from Nuevo León.
Over the next few months, the Mexican presidential campaign will hit the front pages. The vote is in early July.
So let me introduce you to some of the names and the one issue that the winner will face. The three major players are:
- José Antonio Meade-Kuribrena of the PRI. This is the party that governed Mexico for over 70 years and the political home of incumbent President Enrique Peña-Nieto. They are often known as the "partido oficial," or a cynical reference to their control of the bureaucracy. They're the Mexican version of the "Deep State" party.
- Ricardo Anaya-Cortés of the PAN. This is a conservative party very popular in the north of Mexico. A friend of mine calls them "los republicanos mexicanos," a reference to their ideological similarity to the GOP. They are often accused of being too close to the Catholic Church and of promoting states' rights.
- Andrés Manuel López-Obrador of the left-of-center MORENA.
This election, as my friend Allan Wall explained, is unusual because of political coalitions that have brought parties from different corners to support the PAN and MORENA.
One of these three men will be next president of Mexico.
At the moment, López-Obrador is leading in some polls, in large part because he's been around for a long time. He was mayor of Mexico City and a candidate in 2006 and 2012 (Consulta Mitofsky poll, AMLO 27.1%, Anaya 22.3%, and Meade 18.0%).
At the moment, it's too early to tell, but I'd keep an eye on Mr. Meade, because he will have the PRI's electoral machinery on his side.
Meade and Anaya would be fairly conventional presidents. López-Obrador promotes himself as the man who will stand up to Trump, but we're not sure what that really means. López-Obrador was always opposed to NAFTA, whereas Meade and Anaya support it.
Hispanic judge Trump once disparaged as 'Mexican' rules in favor of border wall construction
by Kelly Cohen | Feb 27, 2018U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Tuesday rejected arguments by the state of California and advocacy groups that the Trump administration overreached by waiving laws requiring environmental and other reviews before construction on a southern border wall could begin. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)