Lets see what that worthless lump we call a president does about this debacle. Perhaps Obama should arrest Sheriff Joe Arpaio for daring to enforce American law in Arizona. What an embarrassment Obama is to America.
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Mexican gunmen killed 10 police officers and injured several more in Michoacan state while 28 prisoners were killed in a jail in Sinaloa state.
Federal police forces are conducting ground and air searches for the perpetrators of the attack on the officers in the city of Zitacuaro, the Public Security Ministry said in a statement. The police were traveling from Michoacan state toward Mexico City when their convoy was ambushed, it said.
Hours after that incident, 28 inmates were killed in a prison riot in the city of Mazatlan, said Martin Gastelum, spokesman for the attorney general’s office in Sinaloa state. Two police officers were wounded, he said.
Violence in the region is reaching new highs, causing residents of cities such as Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso, to abandon their homes and their cities, said Tony Payan, a political science professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. About 25 percent of homes in Ciudad Juarez are abandoned, Payan said today in a telephone interview.
“This is on pace to be the most violent month in the Calderon administration,” said Payan, who also teaches at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez. “This is one of the bloodiest periods in Mexican history.”
On June 11, Mexican officials found 20 people shot dead in Ciudad Madero in Tamaulipas state, and criminals killed 19 people on June 9 in an execution-style attack at a drug rehabilitation center in the northern state of Chihuahua.
Still, most of Mexico’s violence is concentrated in border regions such as Ciudad Juarez and Tamaulipas state, which also borders Texas, Payan said. As many as 90 percent of the victims are “closely tied” to the illegal drug trade, he added.
“Public perception is principally focused on the body count — that people are being killed right and left,” Payan said. “Most of the violence continues to be tied to the drug business.”
More than 22,000 people have been killed in Mexico in violence related to organized crime since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, according to the U.S. State Department. Michoacan, a state in central Mexico west of the capital, is the home base for the La Familia drug gang and was the site of a grenade attack that killed eight people during an Independence Day celebration in 2008.
So let me get this straight. Mexico has basically turned into Columbia in the 80′s, when Pablo Escobar started a drug war and brought the Columbian government to its knees, but the Mexican government is telling America to relax our immigration policies . . . Interesting.
What is happening in Mexico today is America’s future. The drug war will soon spread into the U.S. Its already happening in the border states. JD
CANCUN, Mexico — Police discovered six dead bodies in a cavern near the tourist resort of Cancun on Sunday, three of them cut open and their hearts removed.
Authorities are investigating the identities of the four men and two women found dead in the natural cave, said Francisco Alor, the Quintana Roo state attorney general.
“They were apparently tortured and their chests were opened to remove the hearts,” Alor’s office said later in a statement.
Three of the bodies had the letter “Z” carved on their abdomens – a possible reference to the Zeta drug gang, though officials did not make an explicit connection to cartel violence that has plagued many parts of Mexico.
More than 22,700 people have died nationwide in drug violence since late 2006, when President Felipe Calderon sent soldiers and federal police to battle the cartels.
Also Sunday, armed men in two cars barged into a girl’s coming-out party in the southwestern town of Coyuca de Catalan, sparking a deadly gunbattle.
Some of those attending the “quinceanera” celebration were also armed and returned fire, Guerrero state police said in a statement. Two partygoers and one attacker were killed, while three people were wounded.
Police have not yet determined a motive, but the area is plagued by drug trafficking.