Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Mexican Official Unhurt in Shooting

Thursday, January 13, 2011 |


The Chihuahua state government’s representative in this northern border city emerged unharmed from a shooting attack, , Mexican federal police said.

They said two assailants armed with AK-47 assault rifles opened fire on Ruth Ayala’s car late Wednesday as she was driving away from her office in Ciudad Juarez.

A group of federal agents who happened to be nearby engaged the shooters, wounding one of them. The injured attacker was subsequently taken into custody, but his accomplice got away.

Also Wednesday, assailants shot up the Juarez branch office of a state agency, the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office said.

While no one was hurt, the attackers left behind a note threatening further violence if the agency continued trying to enforce regulations limiting the hours bars can operate.

Ciudad Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, Texas, is Mexico’s murder capital, with more than 3,100 homicides last year and an average of nine slayings a day so far in 2011.

Most of the violence is blamed on conflict between rival drug cartels and between the criminals and Mexican security forces.

The drug war claimed more than 15,000 lives nationwide in 2010 and the state of Chihuahua accounted for 30 percent of the total, according to statistics released Wednesday by the federal government.

Ruth Ayala



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Anonymous said...

ya llego el cdp aqui


Anonymous said...

what happened to risemakeveli?

Smurf said...

Maka is alive and well. He works more behind the scenes of BB these days, helping with local details... For the record he has contacted us very recently, so dont believe the BS

''lito'brito said...

good to hear maka is ok..i read some stuff by him on exiled online a long time ago..and it ultimately led me too BB..

so it is all makas fault that the entity known as "lito "brito exists...jajaja

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