Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Acquitted of all charges: Mireles may sue Peña, Osorio and Castillo for robbing him of almost 3 Years of life.

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Dr. José Manuel Mireles, founder of the self-defense groups in Michoacán, celebrated the ruling of a Federal Court that declared his absolute freedom and acquitted him of all charges. 

He also reiterated via twitter, that the charges were fabricated, after he decided to save his people.  He is considered by many of having been a political prisoner incarcerated  for 2 years and 11 months in federal prisons.

His defense attorney reports they are considering filing a lawsuit against  former Commissioner Alfredo Castillo, the former Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, and  President Enrique Peña Nieto, for false imprisonment and fabricated charges. 

New US State Dept Travel Warning Highlights 5 Mexican States

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: US State Dept

July 18, 2018
NOTE: I first read this is Mexican Press. Check out this cool website where these images and much more come from: HERE

Mexico Travel Advisory:  July 16, 2018  Mexico - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
       Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.

Please read the entire Travel Advisory.
Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas.

U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico. U.S. government employees are also not permitted to drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel on Highway 15 between Nogales and Hermosillo.

DO NOT Travel to:

Colima State due to crime.
Guerrero State due to crime.
Michoacán State due to crime.
Sinaloa State due to crime.
Tamaulipas State due to crime.

The War on Drugs 2017: Sedena Deployed 52,807 Troops

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio
July16, 2018 By: Rubén Mosso

The Secretariat of National Defense deployed in 2017 the largest number of soldiers in 12 years of struggle against drug trafficking, Sedena commissioned to that task  52,807 elements. It is the highest number of Army personnel that daily fights the nine drug cartels that operate in different regions. 

At the beginning of Felipe Calderón's administration, in Mexico there were 37, 253 soldiers in work to reduce violence, which includes the security of strategic facilities, tasks of eradication and interception in application of the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives, as well as as support for public safety. 

After a criminal assault against federal, state and municipal forces, 45,000 soldiers were commissioned to fight the criminal groups in 2007 after Calderon won the 2006 presidential election.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Four TONS of Drugs Destroyed in Baja, CA

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Unimexicali

July 17, 2018

The Attorney General's Office (PGR) incinerated nearly four tons of narcotics in Baja California and destroyed 86 slot machines, all of which related to various preliminary inquiries, investigative files and criminal cases. 

The Deputy Attorney General for Regional Control, Criminal Procedures and Amparo (SCRPPA), through its Delegation in Baja California, reported that 3 Tons, 107 kilos 495 grams plus 100 milligrams of marijuana were incinerated; 438 Kilos, 146 grams plus 800 milligrams of methamphetamine hydrochloride; 37 Kilos, 773 grams plus 750 milligrams of cocaine hydrochloride; and 19 Kilos 802 grams plus 419 milligrams of methamphetamine.

They also incinerated 8 Kilos 697 grams plus 100 milligrams of Fentanyl; 5 kilograms 90 grams plus  800 milligrams of diacetyl morphine hydrochloride; 8 grams 500 milligrams of Mescaline; one  gram of Peyote;  2 kilos 11 grams plus 400 milligrams of Heroin; as well as 4 marijuana plants and 132 tablets, ie pills type unnamed.

Monday, July 16, 2018

"Kiko" Trevino, Last Leader of Los Zetas, Goes on Trial Today in Texas

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

         Texas "Kiko" Treviño, US Citizen, last leader of the Zetas, is being tried in Waco, Texas

By: Juan Alberto Cedillo  July 16, 2018
Nuevo Laredo, Tampaulipas

Juan Francisco Treviño Chávez Jr., "Kiko" , the last king of the Zetas who renamed the Northeast Cartel (CDN), will be tried in Texas this Monday on seven counts, "including five that go from 10 years in prison to life imprisonment, " the Texas newspaper San Antonio Express News reported.

An alleged former leader of Mexico’s bloodthirsty  Los Zetas cartel is going on trial , which starts Monday in a federal court in Waco, Texas accused of conspiracy to traffic multi-kilogram quantities of marijuana and cocaine inland through South Texas and laundering millions of dollars in proceeds.

El Chapo granted a short continuance, New trial date in November 5th

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

A partial victory for El Chapo, jury selection begins November 5th

Joaquín “El Chapo Guzmán’s trial has been continued to November 5, 2018. The defense had asked for an extension of 5 months,.  The added time was to be allowed sufficient time to, review the massive amounts  of information forwarded  by the government earlier this month.

In commenting on the ruling, Eduardo Balarezo, El Chapo’s defense attorney said;
"Mr. Guzman is highly disappointed with the decision to continue the trial for only two months. Given the immense amount of information dumped upon the defense by the government at the last minute, Mr. Guzman thought a 5 month continuance was appropriate. He believes that the prosecution is purposely playing games in an effort to deny him a fair trial and trusts that an impartial jury will see through the smoke and mirrors at trial.”

Colima: Governor confirms murder of "El Americano"

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Colima governor confirmed the death of Luis Antonio Torres "El Americano", ex-member of the self-defense groups in Michoacán and designated as a member of organized crime. The murder was conducted during the attack on a popular nightclub in Manzanillo.

The attack occurred on Saturday night, outside the "Bar Nudus" nightclub, located on the Miguel de la Madrid coastal boulevard.

It was there that Luis Antonio Torres "El Americano"  died.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cd Obregon: Father Shot Dead inside Church

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Uniobregon

                   Saturday Night Massacre: El Buen Pastor Church, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora

Ciudad Obregon, Sonora  July 14, 2018

A man was riddled with bullets and killed before the altar of a church, where he tried to take refuge with his son in his arms when he was persecuted by his aggressor with a rifle who shot him several times in front of the crowded church congregation with no regard for the child or the gathering of about 40 people. 

In an attempt to flee his assailants, Victor Alejandro "N", got out of his car and entered  the church of El Buen Pastor with a child in his arms where he was murdered last evening while the people calmly waited for the beginning of the mass at 7:00 pm in the parish of The Good Shepherd, located in the Casa Blanca neighborhood.  He was screaming: " No ! Not my my child ! "

"Canasto" , CJNG Financial Officer Arrested in Queretaro

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio

                                                   Jesús Contreras Arceo, "Canasto"

By: Ignacio Alzaga  July 15, 2018

The PGR captured, without firing a single shot, Jesús Contreras Arceo, 'Canasto', allegedly in charge of operating the finances of the criminal organization. He is also identified as one of the leaders of the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación.

The detainee was wanted by the United States government, which intends to prosecute him for money laundering and drug trafficking , particularly for the distribution of large shipments of methamphetamine. He faces charges for using the illicit proceeds of drug trafficking for the financing and operation of the CJNG.

Without firing a single shot, staff of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) made the order of provisional detention for extradition purposes in the state of Querétaro.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sinaloa cartel: 13 y/o Alabama girl beheaded, after witnessing her grandmother's murder

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat WSB Atlanta

Beheaded a 13 Year Old girl with special needs

The grandmother was associated with the Sinaloa Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization, a Madison County sheriff's investigator testified today.

OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday.

The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, reported.

Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza.

Tamaulipas:: “El Cadete” leader of CDN 2M Reward

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

He was once the police commander of Nuevo Laredo police, before joining the ranks of  Cartel del Norteste  aka CDN.   He is one of the leaders of the cartel along with Huevo Treviño.  His name is Martin Rodríguez Barbosa, aka “El Cadete”.

Now he is one of the most wanted in Tamaulipas, with a reward offered of 2M MPs.

Rodríguez is suspected of being responsible for the March attack on the Mexican Marines that resulted in the death of a family hit in the crossfire.

Sometimes There is a Price to Pay for Dirty Politics (unintended consequences)

Posted by DD from material at Concentrado Noticias
Thanks again Tu Fren for the tip. 
PRI Meade slandering Nestora in debate with AMLO. 

The PRI slandered Nestora Salgado, must pay a fine of 322 thousand pesos

 The Special Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch of the Federation determined that the PRI slandered Nestora Salgado while she was a candidate (and now elected) to the Senate, with a spot during the campaign  for which the Tribunal set a fine of 322,400 pesos against the party. .

"It was determined that, in the spot, the PRI implicitly attributed the crime of kidnapping to the now elected candidate to the Senate and the false fact that she was released due to failures in the police, even though it had access to official documents for verification of the true information "said the Chamber.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Badiraguato: Lots and Lots of Opium Gum and Chemicals

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Cafenegroportal

July 13, 2018
By: Omar Daniel Baez

Elements of the Secretariat of National Defense , SEDENA, located a stash of illicit substances in the mountain area of the municipality of Badiraguato , where were hidden 139 kilograms of opium gum and 750 grams of heroin and ready for commercialization and transport.

The Command of the 9th Military Zone, reported that the military elements were making a tour in the community of Tameapa, located 25 kilometers from the municipal seat, when they detected a storage and /or processing area / clandestine lab with lots and lots of illicit chemical substances.

Continuing the exploration in the area, they found a few meters away, several containers hidden among the shrubs that had inside the packages of gum of opium .

To extract a kilogram of this drug requires harvesting at least one hectare of poppy, however, a single seed pod can be cut up to three times, depending on the size.

The price of opium gum can vary from 10,000 to 20,000  pesos, depending on the area, the season and the scarcity of the product, so this seizure could represent between 1.3 and 2.7 million pesos. 
( lets say average 2,000,000 P = $100,000 USD )

Ioan Grillo: Mexico's Own Refugee Surge

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: USNWR

             Central Americans Fleeing Violence and Political Unrest Await Processing on Mexico's
                               Southern Border with nothing more than what they are wearing.
By: Ioan Grillo
Mexico’s Own Refugee Surge:
Tapachula, Mexico:  Yesica Cashpal had been celebrating Father's Day with her husband and two young children in their home in El Salvador when there was an ominous knock at the door from local gang members. Speaking to her husband, the gang members demanded they be able to utilize the house to stash drugs and weapons. When he refused, they became angry and said they would tell their boss and there would be consequences.

Comparing U.S. Detention Policies to Other Countries:

Cashpal, 24, knew the gang's threats were not idle; they had killed dozens in the area and three years ago murdered her very neighbor, leaving his body for hours in the sun while people were too scared to call the police. So the same night as the threat, the family abandoned their home and headed north with little more than the clothes they were wearing.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Interview with Cuitláhuac Garcia, Governor-elect of Veracruz

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from La Silla Rota


Despite the degree of corruption and insecurity, the governor-elect advised that the armed forces will not be on the streets, only in exceptional cases


Xalapa, Ver.- For Cuitláhuac García Jiménez, Veracruz experienced two transitions in recent years marked by corruption and insecurity, to the extent that it is necessary to declare the state a "humanitarian crisis" in order to create a savings and spending program for victims.

In addition, the governor- elect says the violence will not be faced with the Armed Forces, except in exceptional cases in which he will ask for the help of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

It is 4:30 p.m. in a liaison office of Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (MORENA) in Xalapa. The elected leader gets ready for an interview with LA SILLA ROTA and at the same time organizes with four collaborators -no older than 30 years- his next event on the agenda, a talk with Sara Ladrón de Guevara González, rector of his alma mater, the Veracruzana University (UV). 

Already settled in an office decorated with photographs of his meetings - always taken by the hand of López Obrador - Cuitláhuac sits behind a desk to talk about the challenges he will face starting December 1, 2018. The images on the walls foretell a close link of the state with the federation. 

Chapitos vs Guanos: Violence Unleashed in Sinaloa, 11 killed on Wednesday

Posted by Char for Borderland Beat from Sinaloa Press

Violence rips in Sinaloa as “Chapitos” war against  “Guanos”  for control.

During the last hours 11 people have been found or executed, the majority in the state capital, among the victims is a woman.

There were 8 dead in the city of Culiacán and 3 in  Sinaloa de Leyva.

In the early hours of Wednesday,  the body of a man wrapped in blankets was located by the International Highway Mexico 15, at the height of El Limón de Los Ramos

Later another man was found in the Derivadora Dam of the Culiacán River, he was half naked, and he had visible marks of torture, his hands handcuffed and with a shot to the head.

“If there’s not a change in Mexico with Andres Manuel, then God help us.”

OP/ED by DD for Borderland Beat

There can be no doubting that a major shift has taken place in Mexican politics.  

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (better known by his initials as AMLO) is no longer one of the four candidates for President of Mexico, he is President Elect AMLO.  Some are calling his election a "landslide".  I think it is bigger than that - it was a 'Tsunami'.  He won by over 53% of the vote, twice as many as his nearest competitor, the Pan candidate, and the PRI candidate only got 14%.  

A map showing his election victories state by state drives home the immensity of his victory.  Moreno is the party that AMLO created just 4 years ago and it's color is purple.

In a sea of maroon lies a single, small island of blue: Guanajuato, the only state in Mexico where Andrés Manuel López Obrador didn’t win the popular vote in Sunday’s presidential election.

Nephew of El Chapo killed, son of "El Guano", who is in a power struggle with Chapo's sons

Posted  by Mica for Borderland Beat  from Altavoz

Culiacán, Sin.- One of the people who died during a fierce confrontation in the municipality of Badiraguato, between two groups of drug traffickers of the Sinaloa Cartel, is supposedly Aureliano Guzmán Araujo, aka El Pelón or El Guanito, who is the son of Aureliano Guzmán Loera, alias El Guano, brother of drug trafficker Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán.

The confrontation was recorded yesterday afternoon around 18:00 hours on one of the main streets of the municipal capital of Badiraguato.

Neighbors and police reported that two armed groups that had been pursuing each other,  from one of the communities nearby, a  confronted each other there.