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    A new thread as the older one got too large; Small War in Mexico: 2002-2015, which has 478 posts and 145k views and has just been closed. A small number of 2016 posts will be transferred here, so this will for a moment be the first post, then drop down slightly.

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    LOS MOCHIS, Mexico (AP) — At 4:40 a.m. in a central neighborhood of the Pacific coast city of Los Mochis, 17 Mexican marines began their assault on a safe house, thinking there was a good chance Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was inside. The operation was dubbed "black swan."

    One marine was wounded by gunfire almost immediately and remained outside the front door while his comrades slowly advanced inside behind lobbed grenades and heavy fire, according to video from the marines' helmet cameras released by Mexico's government on Monday.

    A marine involved in the assault who gave a tour of the house to a reporter from the Mexican network Televisa said there were more people inside than expected and they were more heavily armed, including with rocket-propelled grenades and .50 caliber sniper rifles.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...cid=spartandhp
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    Five Mexican states were put on alert Sunday after a truck carrying a container of potentially dangerous radioactive material was stolen, the interior ministry said.

    The National Coordination of Civil Protection issued the warning after a company in the central state of Queretaro reported that a pick-up truck carrying radioactive iridium-192 had been stolen.

    The ministry said the material "can be dangerous for people if not handled safely" and could cause "permanent or serious injury to a person who is handling or in contact with it for a short time".

    Such damage could occur after contact lasting anywhere from minutes to hours, it added.

    Officials said the radioactive material represented a significant health risk if taken outside its container, but was not dangerous if kept sealed.
    http://www.globalpost.com/article/67...ctive-material
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    ACAPULCO, Mexico — One comforting truism of the drug war in Mexico holds that drug-related violence and tourism are mutually exclusive of one another—like the orbits of neighboring planets, the two supposedly never intersect.

    But the sunburned vendors who trudge from beach umbrella to beach umbrella hawking their wares to tourists here along the Bay of Santa Lucía have a different story to tell. Five of their number have been murdered here in a month, as the violence that has for years plagued the favela-like neighborhoods on the city’s periphery has reached at last the tourist beaches downtown.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...r-capital.html
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    Default Small War in Mexico: 2016 onwards

    A new thread as the older one got too large; Small War in Mexico: 2002-2015, which has 478 posts and 145k views and has just been closed. A small number of 2016 posts will be transferred here, so this will for a moment be the first post, then drop down slightly.

    Thanks to AdamG for his updates too.
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    This illustrates the hypocrisy of 1) the Mexican government and 2) actors inside the US who have their own agendas.

    Note that Breitbart quotes the Guardian (Baxters on one side, Rojos on the other).
    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/...ien-migration/


    Mexico tortures migrants – and citizens – in effort to slow Central American surge
    A growing number of indigenous Mexicans are being detained by agents looking for Central American migrants, amid a crackdown driven partly by aid from US
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...entral-america
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    Missing Mexican Students Suffered a Night of ‘Terror,’ Investigators Say
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/wo...-say.html?_r=0
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    Mexican cartels take over methamphetamine trade in the Ozarks
    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/new...ade-in-ozarks/

    Mexican authorities say three men were gunned down in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco.

    The Guerrero state prosecutors' office reports that two 21-year-olds and a 27-year-old were killed Saturday on a street just off the beach.

    No further details were immediately available on the victims, and there was no word on possible motive.

    Acapulco city and Guerrero state in general have experienced a wave of violence attributed to warring drug gangs.

    Authorities say at least two rival groups are fighting for control in Acapulco, which for decades was famed as a favorite beach destination for Hollywood stars and other tourists.

    The U.S. government recently banned its employees from traveling there for any reason due to the violence.
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    Default International Conference On Promoting The Rule Of Law In Mexico

    International Conference On Promoting The Rule Of Law In Mexico

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    Interested parties might want to jump over to this thread/post momentarily, see if the neck tats look familiar.

    http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...&postcount=460
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    Default In Mexico, Narco Films vs. Narco Reality

    In Mexico, Narco Films vs. Narco Reality

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    With the police providing little or no protection against this kind of violent crime, inhabitants of Guadalajara's forgotten outskirts have begun forming vigilante groups known as autodefensas, or self-defense squads. Vigilantes have famously fought drug gangs in the nearby states of Michoacn and Guerrero in recent years, but their emergence in the major city of Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco, is more recent and hardly reported.

    Gazing out over El Salto's scorched scrubland as he patrols the dirt roads of his rundown neighborhood, Ral Muoz, a 59-year-old former guerrilla, says he leads the largest of 27 autodefensa cells scattered across the town
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    The recent murder of a couple and their three children in the western crime-plagued Mexican state of Michoacn took the number of families massacred in Mexico in the past two weeks to five.

    It came after two families were slain on the other side of the country, in the northeastern border state of Tamaulipas. Gunmen stormed a family home and killed 11 people, including four young girls. In another attack, hitmen murdered two women and three children, also in their home.

    The wave of family-focused violence has also hit the normally less-violent southern state of Oaxaca.

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    Hundreds of African asylum seekers have flooded Mexican border cities with the U.S. in an effort to get to California and Texas to obtain U.S. asylum — many of the unvetted migrants are from the terror hotbed of Somalia. Rather than having to hide along the way, the African migrants have been getting a special permit from Mexico that gives them a free pass to the U.S. border.
    The influx of asylum seekers from African countries who entered Mexico illegally has been building for several weeks as hundreds of individuals continue to arrive primarily to Mexicali to cross into Calexico, California, in order to seek asylum. Mexican immigration authorities have been spotted ferrying the asylum seekers from shelters and plazas to international bridges with the U.S.
    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/...ss-california/
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    Dr Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez is a research professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, studying "criminal entrepreneurship" in drug cartels, who beat Amazon to using drones for delivery by years, use modified potato guns to shoot cocaine and marijuana bundles over border fences, and represent the "true libertarian, Ayn Rand capitalism."

    In a wide-ranging interview with Motherboard, Nieto-Gomez speculates on the future of drug smuggling (flying and submarine drones), and describes the Silicon Valley-like relationship between a Mexican investor class and the smuggler-innovators, who sell a share in future returns in exchange for capital to fund high-risk/high-tech R&D efforts to beat police interdiction
    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2016/0...perations.html
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    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday troops will remain in the streets to combat drug violence after his defense minister issued a rare complaint about the controversial deployment.
    Although Pena Nieto acknowledged that the soldiers and marines have been doing law enforcement tasks that "don't correspond to them in the strictest sense," he said the armed forces are "determined to continue" policing the streets.
    The military deployment has allowed "cities and regions in our country to return to peace and calm," he said.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexico-sa...221410242.html
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    Default Mexico’s war on crime: A decade of (militarized) failure

    An article from Open Democracy that opens with:
    December marked ten years since Mexico's government embarked on a militarized campaign against the country's criminal organizations which has failed to substantially improve the nation's security situation.

    (Concludes with) However, the record of the past ten years points to the conclusion that continuing the current militarized approach will yield similarly lackluster results. Making the politically difficult decisions to reform and strengthen civilian institutions may be Mexico's best hope for making long-term progress in the fight against organized crime. But until politicians make that leap, Mexico seems destined to maintain the current gruesome status quo between security forces and organized crime
    Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/democraciaabierta/mike-lasusa/mexico-s-war-on-crime-decade-of-militarized-failure?
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    Drug Cartels Are Looting Mexican Gas Pipelines
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    Default Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 19: +233,143 Homicides (& Disappearances) in Mexico

    Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 19: +233,143 Homicides (& Disappearances) in Mexico 2007-2016

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    A Marine was killed and two civilians wounded when gunmen opened fire on a military patrol in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02...-acapulco.html
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    An alleged regional leader of the Beltrn Leyva drug cartel and 11 accomplices have been killed in clashes with Mexican marines who poured gunfire into a house from a helicopter-mounted machine gun.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...r-killed#img-1

    See also
    http://john1911.com/video-mexican-ma...ainst-cartels/
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