Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Mexican Mayor seeks Aid from U.S. Agents

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 |


To improve the quality of security in what is considered Latin America's wealthiest city, Mayor Maurico Fernandez announced he has already met with and is working with U.S. agents.

Without offering details, the controversial mayor of San Pedro, Nuevo Leon, stated in two weeks, he will announce new strategies for improving the quality of the San Pedro police force.

"Last week we had a meeting with several U.S. agents, we are working on it still. I have not come to a definite conclusion yet, but in a few weeks you will be hearing about major changes regarding the security of San Pedro.", said Mayor Fernandez.

Although Fernandez refused to name the U.S. agency he is working with, he did state the meeting was at his request and was private.

"We are focusing on the means of obtaining more intelligence information for San Pedro.

I have been meeting and speaking with the military, with Americans, I am discussing ideas with entrepreneurs, with many people, to see how and what we can do, that is transparent, open and does not create doubt or suspicion."

This last quote, regarding the need for transparency and trust, comes after the now defunct Groupo Rudo: informants who were paid by the Councilman in exchange for providing information to help identify and capture suspects.

At least two of these informants, Alberto Mendoza Contreras, nicknamed "El Chico Malo", and Rafael Valdez Aviñaga, alias La Pantera, were arrested by authorities, who linked them to the Beltran Leyva cartel.

Sources: Grupo Reforma and Milenio

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14 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's see how long this guy manages to stay above ground. Brave man to come out publicly with his plan. I just hope the citizens of that city are not ignorant and place machismo over security when being told the US had to help them.

Huero

Anonymous said...

Don't be fooled. This is the same man that announced the death of his political rival, el Negro, several hours before the authorities made a statement about the death. Don't believe me? Google " Mexican mayor announces death of political rival". He is dirty. I would not trust him. Mauro is what they call him.

Anonymous said...

"U.S. agents"

Interesting choice of words there.

That phrase resides somewhere on spectrum of US military, US intelligence, private security organizations (Blackwater, etc.) and bounty hunters.

Will this make matters worse?

f u ern said...

they got the money hire some blackwater contractors then we will see how the Zetas can handle professional assasins come on ricos ,let go of some of the gold ,don't be some cheap assholes

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Bloodwater is going to get more contracts to go after Women and Children

Anonymous said...

How can anybody be critical of an attempt to bring in law and order no matter where it comes from, generally speaking Texas is pretty calm Mexico is a complete disaster. Paranoid ignorant nationalistic Mexicans need to be damn grateful anybody is willing to spend time and effort to help restore some sanity to their lives.

Anonymous said...

Not to judge a book by its cover, but in that picture that guy looks like an actor made up to look like a corrupt Mexican politician.

Ovemex said...

@ ANON 7:08pm

Nope, no acting, that is Mayor Mau in the flesh.

Anonymous said...

You give yourself too much credit there BUBBA!
what is needed is Law Enforcement on this side
(USA) to keep the guns from going south.
Mexico declared war on the Narcos and went at it. Calderon went at it like SHRUBB did Iraq, with very little planning. now he is having to
play catchup by throwing money at it.
What is the U.S. Law doing? nothing.
I never see any takedowns, just kids with Xanax getting busted, where is your war on drugs?
Why are you fighting it in Mexico and not in the U.S.? is it because its better to go at it in a neighboring country? no "White" kids on the news with their heads split open?
Man up Weazels, man up in your own turf!!!!

Anonymous said...

We like drugs and can pay for them with dollars. Mexicans pay with lives. Big difference.

Anonymous said...

Why do people think that if there aren't beheadings and grenades going off in cars on the streets of Chicago, New Orleans and St. Louis that no drug busts are being made and no distribution networks are disrupted? Could it be that the Americans being called upon to run this business are incompetent idiots and/or sloppy addicts?

I'm not saying it's good enough. But the FEds aren't exactly standing around holding their dicks either.

Drug busts are talking place every day across the US in almost every major city. Some of them are pretty big:

Chicago: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/Cocaine_Bust_Arrest

Detroit: http://www.detnews.com/article/20110216/METRO/102160414/1361/Feds-make-huge-PCP-bust-in-Michigan

Little Rhode Island: http://news.wbru.com/2011/02/huge-drug-bust-in-north-kingstown-linked-to-mexican-cartel/

Ernest1 said...

If the following is true and not just Mauricio Fernandez's big mouth talking, it is truly disgusting.

...."Last week we had a meeting with several U.S. agents, we are working on it still. I have not come to a definite conclusion yet, but in a few weeks you will be hearing about major changes regarding the security of San Pedro.", said Mayor Fernandez. Although Fernandez refused to name the U.S. agency he is working with, he did state the meeting was at his request and was private....

This is the guy who openly brags about organizing death squads. The US should be denouncing this political scum bag and not meeting with him. Organizing semi-clandestine death squads backed up by the Mexican government is certainly no way to violence.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with death squads as long as they are killing the right people.

Ernest1 said...

The ending of what I wrote earlier should read that ....it is no way to END violence (to be having US government conversations with a mayor who brags to the press about having helped death squads to come together in the Monterrey area.) These police death squads that Maruricio Fernandez favors for his area have long plagued Brazil...

See below to read about what can happen when this is allowed to happen...

Brazilian police arrested over 'vigilante death squad'

Nineteen police officers have been arrested in Brazil on suspicion of belonging to a death squad which has allegedly killed at least 40 people....

report continues @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12489109

The US has supported this sort of 'official' death squads elsewhere and the fact that they now talk nicely to this creepy mayor is a bad sign for Mexico.

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