Friday, June 11, 2010

913 youths killed in Calderón's War

913 youths killed in Calderón's War
In the last 5 years over 900 children 17 years old and younger have been killed in narco-related violence, this according to Juan Martín Pérez García, the director of the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (Red por los Derechos de la Infancia en México). Further, without a hint of rhetoric, he states that there is an epidemic of violence against the children who live in the northern states of Mexico.

Speaking of unrelenting violence related to the United States of America's War on Drugs, the killings continue, unabated. On June 07 one of the 6 bodies discovered in a grave last Sunday (4 men and 2 women) was that of the chief of police of Playa de Carmen, Jesús Valenzuela Ruíz, who had been reported missing earlier. The next day the a commander for the Quintana Roo State Ministerial Police was found executed and another officer wounded in a shoot-out with gangsters in down-town Cancún. Meanwhile 3 dismembered bodies were discovered in Cuernavaca, with a note from the South Pacific Cartel, another 3 men, traveling in a Ford Mustang were attacked by gunmen, leaving one of the men dead (apparently Cuernavaca is not the paradise that it is advertised to be as this brings the toll to 81 killed this year in this city from narco-related violence).

June 07 also saw 7 more bodies in the city of Gómez Palacio, Durango as well as 4 others in Durango. In the State of Mexico, the head of the Support Group for the Ministerial Police, David Martínez Trujillo, was executed in the city of Nextlalpan while Michoacán had two more killings, one body of which was hung from a local bridge with a note attached. The state of Chihuahua had another 14 murders while Sinaloa had 3 as did Jalisco.

For June 08 there were 6 prisoners in the Sinaloa State Prison located in Culiacán (Centro de Ejecución de las Consequencias Jurídicas) killed by having their throats slashed. The Subsecretary of Public Security for the State of Sinaloa, Fortino Borquez Velásquez, stated that the deaths is most likely related to 15 other assassinations that have occurred in this facility since the beginning of this year. Another police commander was murdered, this time in Quechultenenango, Guerrero. Pedro Ahuelicán Rodríguez, a comisario for the community of Colotlipa was executed while 2 other bodies were discovered in Guerrero as well, in the communities of Tlapehuala and Arcelia. Juárez, Chihuahua added another 8 bodies to the count and the State of Mexico 2.

June 09 had another 39 killed throughout the land including the sub-director of the state of Nayarit Prison (el Centro de Rehabilitación Social "Cereso") in Tepic, Nayarit, José Manuel Rodríguez Hernández, who was executed along with his wife and his bodyguard as they were dropping their kids off at school. In addition to this, the capital city of Nayarit had a further 3 other killings. In the city of Colima, Colima, a 2 hour gun-battle between narcos and the Mexican Marines left 8 gangsters dead and 5 soldiers wounded, one seriously. Sinaloa had another 8 killings including municipal police officer Ricardo Alberto Cervantes from the city of Los Mochis, while the state of Mexico had 3 killings which also included a municipal police officer. The never-ending bloodletting in Juarez added another 9 dead, Guanajuato one and another in Morelos. In the town of Banderilla, Veracruz and well-known businessman, Fouad Hakim Santiesteban, and his wife, Irene Méndez Hernández Palacios, were kidnapped and subsequently killed. Hakim was the son of businessman Alfredo Hakim Aburto who is a close friend of the governor of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera.

This brings the total to 4,833 (8344) for the year

And, lastly, the leader of the Zetas cell in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Héctor Luna Luna (El Tori), was captured yesterday which caused reprisals from his gang. Over 28 different parts of the city of Monterrey was blockaded by the gangsters as a response to Luna's capture. Vehicles were commandeered and parked to block streets and in other parts of the city gunmen fired shots to scare drivers from their cars, causing more traffic jams and blockaded streets that lasted for a few hours.

For a map of the killings: click: Narco-killings


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  1. Have you trained someone to post from Guatemala?

    You saw the bit about the four bodyless heads scattered about where they'd be seen, right?

    It's spreading, which is not to say that Guatemala didn't have problems with drugs and violence already.

  2. Both Mexican and US government sources admit that the Mexican drug cartels have now spread (and dominate) all of Latin America (as well as have a presence in countries like Italy, Spain and Africa as well).


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