Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Drug War in Pictures











The bodies of three men and one woman were found hanging from a bridge in Cuidad de Tampico in the state of Tamaulipas. The corpses were discovered around 5:30 in the commercial and finacial zones of the city. Members of the Mexican army quickly removed them. These types of killing and beheading are increasing on the border, especially in this state which has seen a bitter war of attrition between remnants of the Gulf cartel and their former allies Los Zetas.












Two male bodies are found partially clothed in the Infonavit Angel Trians zone of Juarez. Both were severely beaten but had no obvious gunshot wounds.












A vendor is shot as he sells newspapers the dangerous streets. According to police, the murderers fired six shots from a vehicle before fleeing the scene.













Two federal police officers are executed in the central zone of Cuidad Juarez. The officers were standing at the entrance of the Hotel Verde when they were fired upon by masked gunmen. Rumors indicate both victims had been doing intelligence work and that may be a motive for the crime, although no official statements have confirmed this.





On Sunday police arrested a suspect in the Juarez car bombing in July that killed three people and a man who was killed and used as bait to lure investigators to the scene. José Iván Contreras Lumbreras, known as El Keiko, placed the vehicle laden with explosives that killed a paramedic, and two police officers. He is also suspected of a car bombing in Bolivia on September 16th. El Keiko is a member of la Linea and is also part of kidnapping ring that operates in the city of Juarez.
















A man's body is found calcinado or burned to a crisp in a Nissan Pathfinder on the street Villa De las Palmas in Tijuana. Although there are no witnesses or evidence the vehicle has been there for the last 24 - 36 hours before authorities secured the crime scene.


25 comments:

  1. When the federal police and the army start arresting or killing important members of a cartel, they are in fact weaking that cartel. What happens afterwards is that another cartel tries to take control of the area taking advantage of the weak situation of the cartel hit by the federal forces.

    So in fact, the cartels indirectly help the government in its efforts to finish them off. They self-destructive and it won´t be long before we finally get rid of them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I don't think so at all, cartels and organized crime will always be a part of all societies, not just Mexico, but Mexico won't just eradicate all the cartels from it's land, or reduce them to almost nothing. Their very business structure prevents that from ever really happening, the weakened cartels cause the most violence and unrest though, as seen in Juarez.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You're right J, even the Romans had parts of the city ruled by the mob. It is part of all societies. But it didn't weaken the empire, Roman rulers cleaned this pit periodically, in arenas or on crosses. We can't get rid of cockroaches, but we can control the infestation. And that's what basically the MX gov is doing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Even though gangs and mobs are a part of all societies, Mexico has a really bad "infestation". Our problem is seeing that we stop it at the border. Being a land owner in Mission, TX, I wonder if we need to help the situation in Mexico in order to secure our own border area. That way we would have a buffer area, not just a river separating us.

    ReplyDelete
  5. NOS DIJIERON EN CLASES DE LA RAZA YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, PARA PREPARAR PORQUE LA RAZA(TODA LA RAZA) Y AMERICA IBAN A TENER UNA GUERRA.....ENTRE LOS DOS.....THEY STARTED WITH ARIZONA. AND ALL ITS GOING TO TAKE FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY TO ADOPT THE IDEA, IS WHEN A CARTEL MASACRES SOME AMERICAN COPS OR BORDER PATROL (ON A SIGNIFICANT LEVEL OFCOURSE) AND WE AS A WHOLE WILL GET BLAMED FOR IT!!! THIS IS RIGHT AROUND THE BEND!!! LISTOS POR LA GUERRA CON AMERICA???? OJALA QUE SI!!! ESTOY BIEN LISTO!!! (A TODOS LOS MEXICANOS Y CHICANOS INNOCENTES)

    ReplyDelete
  6. WHAT ABOUT THIS STORY??? !!!!ZETAS GET BIG HELP FROM MEXICAN MARINES!!!!! 30 CDG ARRESTED---->>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/lt_drug_war_mexico

    ReplyDelete
  7. YOU READY FOR WAR WITH AMERICA?...LA RAZA IS PROMOTING A WAR? ...YOU AINT GONNA HAVE WAR ...YOU GONNA HAVE A MASSACRE OF A FEW TRAITORS , ...THATS ALL...JUST A FEW DUMBASSES...shot dead in the streets ...a few more arrested ....and the rest running away. and denying they was ever there...

    ReplyDelete
  8. the only way these cartels will be destroyed is with the help of the united states government; the legalization of drugs; or if their is one powerful cartel that regulates and monopilizes the drug industry.period...its obvious that the mexican government's initial plan was to destroy all of the cartels except for the sinaloa cartel. they destroyed the tijuana cartel. calderon sent the military to juarez to dismember the juarez cartel after amado carrillo fuentes died. then el chapo invaded juarez. now they're destroying the beltran leyva cartel. but why cant they find el chapo?? the mexican government is most to blame for this shitty war.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pinche Keiko pareses bien PUTO con esas sejas wey. Ojala to pudras el la pricion puto.

    ReplyDelete
  10. yeah , whatever guey , tu pinche guey. maricon guey...callate tu bocasera guey. tu pendejo guey...jajajajaj

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ohrale guey! which way? the other way, guey!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. someone at just made a comment to me that was rather impressive and makes sense as to why the United States has "allowed" the situation in Mexico to get so out of hand to the point where nothing remedies it. The United States of America is one in the world with the BEST SECURITY! This is their highest ticketed item, for which countries will pay what their country is worth, look at Iraq...they are are being charged whatever they have in crude for their "security" Which is the same thing they will do to Mexico. They will start charging Mexico whatever Mexico is worth, the land (which i would not have a problem with) the crude (which is probably at a deficit) and who knows what else, but one thing for sure, Mexico has a lot to offer and if Mexico needs to pay for protection, they will pay to the highest most prestigious mob there is, The United States of America. They accept any form of transferable payment for protection.
    This guy made a lot of sense when he mentioned that to me, because security is the one thing all nations need, and the USA knows it and sells it well.

    ReplyDelete
  13. kill em all an let god sort em outOctober 1, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    yeah gimme a gun and the authority to do it and not be prosecuted later ,,and i will be glad to help shoot any and every asshole who don't look right ...i dont give a fuck if they are innocent or not....just if i dont like the look on their face ....or their hat ..most of the good people done left the frontera already anyway... kill every mutherfucker who even looks like they can carry a gun....pile the bodys in the street...beat them down so hard they wont even think about being bad ever again...salt the earth and till the soil...these god dam fucking Z bastards deserve to be ground up into chicken feed, ther bones used to build a fence along the border so nobody ever forgets what happens when you fuck with the good people

    ReplyDelete
  14. perfectly said...the U.S. will protect you but for a price and every country has something to offer. plain and simple. nothing comes free. its just business. the U.S. is the biggest baddest most powerful mob in the world! but without incentive, they wont help you. great comment.

    ReplyDelete
  15. That comment@11:37 am, is so contradicting, it sounds like it comes from one of their consumers...

    so the "good people" means....exactly who?

    that comment sounds just like it comes from the very vermin this "person" wishes to exterminate ...

    ReplyDelete
  16. I hate to say it but I agree with 11:37 no one does security better than the U.S. however most countries that use American security forces are inevitably occupied by said forces because although its very easy to get American boots on your soil; its very hard to get them to leave.

    Back when the Peso fell through the floor in value when I was a kid I remember talk from the U.S. to bail-out Mexico's economy in exchange for a generous slice of Pemex as payment. Needless to say we never took them up on the offer. As tough as the drug problems are in Mex I highly doubt they would ever allow foreign troops into the country. In a way the U.S. is running a protection racket, you let them get their foot in the door and you will be stuck with unwanted guests until THEY decide to leave.

    ReplyDelete
  17. yeah mexicans are too proud to admit their shit stinks...and too stubborn to accept change....the burro should be the national symbol...anybody who has ever spent any time in mexico knows how ingrained corruption is in every facet of the mexican character ...it will never change ....they like it that way...this is all about the international money men taking over the drug trade anyway...they are just rooting out the local boys and will make a deal with the one(s) left standing...we should just SECURE OUR BORDERS, and let them fight it out...you cant help people who don't want help

    ReplyDelete
  18. The burro should be the national symbol. Lol! Yeah mexicans are too stubborn and too proud. This problem is hopeless, at least for a long time i agree. And that's a sad hard fact considering that im a proud mexican american. I still believe the majority of mexicans are good people. Its just that, when they become politicians, they go REAL bad. Its like they've never had any money all their lives and all of a sudden they have so much power, they become greedy fucks! In mexico, your either rich or poor. There is no in between.

    ReplyDelete
  19. To say that your either rich or poor is not exactly true. I work in Mexico and have for ten years. There is an emerging middle class however these drug activities destroy what commerce has built.

    The only thing that will help is to continue the fight against crime and continue to build an economy around legitimate business.

    ReplyDelete
  20. 7:57 & 8:07 am October 2: first of all, there's nothing wrong with being proud or having dignity, second it is not the people per se, it is the government who declined TO PAY for security, it seems like the fact that this is NOT FREE "HELP" is being overlooked, oh, and thirdly, I can understand not wanting to give up one of the things that help Mexico retain some of its market value. It's a tough decision! Nobody here saying that we're a stubborn population would be able
    to make that decision, and should be grateful to live in the USA, where most have become too sheltered to understand or to educate themselves about other countries economics and events. These very people would probably be the first ones lined up to become sicarios or members of a cartel, because all they seem to want to do, is ridicule and intimidate an already beaten down nation..... Sort of like kicking someone when they're already down.

    two.twenty.four.

    ReplyDelete
  21. okay let me rephrase. maybe its not about the rich and the poor in mexico. its mostly about the educated and the uneducated...mexico has a poor government and therefore has a poor education system and the majority of mexicans have poor educations. that is why many young mexican men turn to the drug business. its quick and easy money but the consequenses are horrible. but the ones who are stubborn with pride and self-centered are the politicians. they dont care about their people who are suffering becuase of dirty greed. its sad because 20 percent of juarez's middle and upper class now live in el paso while the poor remain in juarez becuase they have nowhere else to go becuase they are uneducated and poor. but these same people have opened flourishing business's in el paso becuase of the opportunities given to them by a democratic government not a socialist, greedy, and corrupt government.

    ReplyDelete
  22. i think that many mexicans are envious of mexican americans and the U.S. They would never admit it because of...PRIDE. its sad becuase mexico is such a beautiful country becuase of...THE PEOPLE. and yet, it's the people who are destroying the country and it's universal reputation. mexico should be a much more powerful country than it is. no offense to the mexican citizens.

    ReplyDelete
  23. the united states also has many many greedy fucks. probably the most greediest and most powerful in the world. they just hide their true faces under friendly democratic masks. we are not the country we used to be. but no matter how bad the U.S.'s situation is, mexico's situation will always be 100 times worse becuase mexico always relies on the united states for help.

    ReplyDelete
  24. The only thing I envy, as a Mexican, is the vast opportunities that the citizens of the United States of America get, and most flush down the toilet to stay under achievers or average, when they get opportunity to further their education IF they really wanted to. Other than that, I am very proud of my heritage and my country, the country that my mother&father represent. One that is self reliant, persistent, and knows courage and perseverance through honest work, no matter how difficult or tired one may be. One who knows how to improvise to salvage what little they have and is thankful to the heavens for every days' meals. Yes, I'm very proud of the Mexico my mother & father represent.
    Mexican-Americans, on the other hand, have to try too hard to fit in, they're never Mexican enough or American enough, so they're burdened with an "identity crisis" if they don't know their value as a human being, rather than a nationality. No offense.

    ReplyDelete

Comments are moderated, refer to policy for more information.
Envía fotos, vídeos, notas, enlaces o información
Todo 100% Anónimo;

borderlandbeat@gmail.com