Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

"Nuevo Leon on the verge of collapse"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 |


Rioting by prisoners and disturbances by family members at the prison gates of Apodaca continued Tuesday night in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the transfer of incarcerated Zeta comandantes to the Puente Grande maximum security federal prison in Jalisco, Mexico (photos courtesy of El Universal.com).



Está NL cerca del colapso.- PAN
Ángel Charles/El Norte
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Monterrey, Mexico: The PAN state congressional caucus issued a warning Wednesday that Nuevo Leon has sunk to a state of ungovernability in terms of security that leaves zero options for the state's communities to reclaim their tranquility.

State deputy Hernan Salinas, leader of Nuevo Leon's PAN congressional caucus, stated that if this slide cannot be stopped in the next few days, the state's ability to provide security to its citizens will collapse.

"The last 72 hours have demonstrated that there is a severe crisis in the state's ability to provide security," said Salinas.

"We have to change directions, in Nuevo Leon we are close to collapse. We are already in a state of ungovernability."

On Sunday, 44 prisoners were massacred inside the Apodaca prison and 30 others, among them leaders of Los Zetas in Nuevo Leon, escaped from the prison compound.

Moreover, rioting continued Tuesday with fires set inside the prison compound and more than a dozen injuries after the transfer of 3 key Los Zeta inmates to another prison.

The PAN legislator added that at this moment the struggle against organized crime is lost, without any direction or strategy and the situation will worsen severely in the coming months if no corrections are made.

"The struggle has been lost because there is no strategy, there is no action. There are a lot of plans that end up in the air without any concrete advances. The government is manifestly unable to provide security."

"If security cannot be guaranteed inside a prison, then what hope does a citizen on the streets have?"

Salinas added that the State must reconstruct its security strategy to return order to the streets.

(Nuevo Leon is ruled by a PRI executive and although the PRI does not hold a majority of seats in the State Legislature, id does enjoy a plurality)

Monterrey, NL. Officials and guards from the Apodaca penitentiary are presented to the media after being arraigned for their alledged participation in the murder of 44 inmates and the escape of 30 others. Reuters

"The inmates are laughing at us"

Los reos se están riendo de nosotros, alcalde de García, NL
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Jaime Rodriguez, the PRI Mayor of the Monterrey suburb of Garcia, stated Wednesday that Nuevo Leon authorities have lost control of the state's prisons and that "extreme measures" are necessary to take back control after Sunday's murder of 44 inmates and escape of 30 others in Apodaca and extensive rioting on Tuesday.

Rodríguez said that the inmates in the Apodaca Cereso are essentially laughing at the incompetence the authorities have demonstrated with their inability to subdue them and bring order to the facilities.

"There is no control. We have to admit this and not fool ourselves," declared the Mayor.

"The more than 2,000 inmates in the Apodaca Cereso are laughing at us because we can't control them, what the hell, we can't even control the streets."

The control of the prisons, added Rodríguez, are in the hands of the inmates and not the authorities and now is the time for "extreme measures" to regain operational control of the facilities.

"The inmates that have total control of the prisons are criminals and they are not going to change their ways just because we put them in there, so the State must impose its will by force and our citizens must understand."

"Extreme measures are necessary together with experience in the art of mediation to guarantee the participation of the citizenry."

"The Governor (PRI Governor Rodrigo Medina) must take action to reinforce his security strategy. I believe Rodrigo must reflect on this and strengthen his approach to punishment. I believe the Governor must take blunt action, and he will do it."

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38 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok guys. NL falls to a bunch of twigs burning in the streets. You should have added 4 or 5 exclaimation points like the papers love to. Not cool.

Anonymous said...

Blame U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

Freggin idiots, can't contain these thugs, send a few Marines from USA & we will start getting things in order....quickly

Anonymous said...

another idiot with the marine theory marines aint shit

Anonymous said...

@ 11:48 PM - You are one dumb ass Cabron..Those Gringo Marines would tear shit up here if they were not restrained by the Liberal Politicians of USA!

Anonymous said...

@ anon February 22, 2012 11:33 PM,just like you got shit in order back in Nam & Afghanistan? It is best to keep your mouth shut & let people think you are an idiot than to open it & remove all doubts!!!

Anonymous said...

Gracias a los monopolios mexico esta como esta estos crean pobreza. Marginacion y falta de oportunidades lo que resulta en buala criminalidad

Anonymous said...

^^Blame humanities natural instinct to have full power and control. The U.S is merely a contributer this drug trafficking is world wide. This is gonna piss someone off but I feel bad for these cartel members this is daily life for them "in most cases" some are demonic mental disorderlies. If you cut my brothers head off you can bet your bottom dollar if I had the power they did I'd track em down and skin them alive. Blame our chemical make up for this Mexicans didn't invent massacres killing innocents etc their no different then me and you it's sad to think we're all capable of these things if we were powerful enough

Anonymous said...

^^Thats simply not true our marines are a extremely efficient and effective fighting force, however I do t feel this is our responsibility we are not the only drug consuming nation. Canada consumes most of the worlds ketomine?! We're all wrong we've all done drugs at least once putting at least 1$ in these guys pockets. Mexico will get peace will they win or negotiate? Time will tell they waited too long that's one thing I can say for the U.S we don't let these types of things happen well hunt you all down go to your home with armored solders and vehicles rip your porch off and windows with harpoons kill all opposing lock up the rest in a "SuperMax that has hundreds of miles of desert or ocean water separating it from the public we handle business

Anonymous said...

I know for a fact our police would anialate a lot of those sicarios and halcones especially after a few get killed our police force is very easily agitated and have a very strong brotherhood and aren't easily threatened they would be getting everyone with a walkie and troke on probable cause Mexican police wait for more to happen while our US cops take action with overwhelming force and learn from their mistakes but they would not solve the problem, however Mex police/government security is doing alot better and needs to be recognized there are many more good people in Mexico than bad I've never beento Mexico my dad has been my uncles are involved with this crap to some degree I don't talk to them anymore. You would be surprised how many people in many countries and countless cities globally are in cartels Chinese blacks Cubans you name it

Anonymous said...

February 23, 2012 1:00 AM That was funny.

Anonymous said...

Its mexicans killing mexicans, u know what happens when outsiders interfere in a family fight. Enough of ur marines already died protecting the jews and the fat arabs money. Let mexicans deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Greedy rich ellites have stolen mexico's wealth and future and soul.
The cartels now prey on the Mexican masses as the ruling elite have for a century and often in partnership with the ruling elites.
Only a grassroots political movement backed by brutal force will give mexico back to the masses.

Anonymous said...

They wouldn't have this problem if you simply killed these fuckers when you captured them. Don't send them to prison - just fucking kill them! That's also the solution to the prison problem - kill the fuckers - shoot them dead in their tracks.

Anonymous said...

Mexico needs to KILL ALL THE SCUM BAGS! it is the ONLY answer! Anything else and they are correct in saying that the criminals are just laughing at them! When is Mexico going to finally grow some cojones and really deal with this bullshit and stop dancing around with the criminals?

Anonymous said...

@ 4:21 am. I totally agree there needs to be a radical overhaul of the judicial system in Mexico as at the minute there's no deterrent they rule the streets & prisons the police are corrupt & scared to say no, it's mob rule. I totally agree with you I'm a Catholic but I believe in common sense too & the way we're seeing Mexico getting destroyed it desperately needs a deterrent and I believe the death penalty at this moment ad these people have no respect for anyone and think nothing of taking another persons life. Hence they are shit and need exterminating from the earth & their families & kids well shit breed shit hence the zetas families protesting against being sent to Jalisco shoot the scum as well as their zeta son, husband, father, if this doesn't show society in the world about ppl like those protesting against the govt decision to send them to a maximum prison I don't know what will the "protesters" are mierda, pinches jotos, pinches non Mexicans, if my child did anything like them or the prisoners i'd be thoroughly ashamed & I'm not Mexican, viva Jaime Garcia only Mex politico con huevos

Anonymous said...

Lazy,passive,disorganized and stupid so why is anyone suprised at the Chaos. A iron fist has and is needed,Mexican political reality is incapable of that. The lack of security is normal??

Anonymous said...

Build more prisons. Create consruction jobs, create employment, segregate the inmates, reduce.violence. If I were in charge this would be my workplan.

Anonymous said...

I really dont want our marines dealing with Mexico's problems but... Afghanistan and Nam are not examples of sub par fighting abilities. They are examples of failed leadership and a lack of concrete objectives.

The marines are designed to fight an enemy, take land and get out. Getting them involved in yet another policing mission would be a disaster. What is needed is for the Mx government to get serious. Provide protection to business, encourage education and build a real economy. Mexico was so close for a while there.

Fredy said...

As bad as it sounds, its true.

Anonymous said...

USA army created mess in Afganistan
how they can do better in much more
populous Mexico ?

Anonymous said...

The way it looks there's going to be an uprisong soon...I wouldn't be surprise if a civil war breaks out in N.L . Free Mexican Army and Civilians vs Corrupt Government vs cartels.... if that's the case count me in, I'm ready to die for a good cause...

G(-)057

Anonymous said...

Afghanistan was a mess decades before the US got involved

Anonymous said...

Spot on man it's fkin obvious what needs to be done when will someone say fk the human rights for these pieces of shit and just do away with them! Bring in the death penalty, more maximum security prisons, castrate the fuckers men & women (the ones that are associated with narcos) invest in more education for the kids for the future as all we get is this gobinero federal vivir mejor stop the bs & do what's needed to save Mexicio & the decent ppl there!

Anonymous said...

Spot on again man I totally agree, Bring in Jaime Garcia el alcalde de Garcia he seems to be the only one at the minute with any understanding of the current situation in Mexico

Anonymous said...

thats what happens when you leave Mexicans in charge....generations of corruption, like crabs in a bucket each wanting to chingando el otro!!

Anonymous said...

The reason the zeta families are protesting is because the zetas in puente grande are going to receive the same poison they gave the cdg in apodaca...just think about it CJNG has many in prison so does CDG and many locals that hate the Z ...those zetas are soon gone in puente grande hey guys with the rod you measure you will be measured aswell...


F@n7@5(\/)@ aka G(-)057

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what kind of gun is the guy with the mask holding in his arm? I've never seen something like that.

Anonymous said...

I hope Jaime Garcia has some top quality death squads working for him. That's the only way to solve the problem - unleash the dogs. You can't fight these guys with what passes for "law and order" in Mexico. A Colombian-type AUC massacre every week solution is what is needed.

DEEuno d great said...

i am apart of the problem i fund the cartels cause i smoke reefer my lil nic bag goes along way and we cant stop the tailiban how we gonna stop the cartels??????? we did not win ish withdrawing was the best option stop boastin the troops i support my country but we are not god we cant fix others mess ups btw we are apart of mexico problem the war will never end whos gonna make a pact with the devil

Anonymous said...

Blame your criticz.

Anonymous said...

ZETAS PROBABLY USE SUICIDE TACTICS...

Anonymous said...

A noble heart... I am not stating if it's right or wrong. Just that you are a noble spirit

Anonymous said...

Grow your own weed, stop smoking that Mexican shit, it has neuro-toxins from pesticieds that can make you go crazy

Anonymous said...

kids are not safe in mexico their growing up in a shity world around them thats not healthy for their little minds.

Ardent said...

Nuevo Leon state Panistas say that Nuevo Leon state is about to collapse under the PRI governor???? And this bit of stupidity is considered newsworthy? I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

February 22, 2012, 11:30pm.

You are wrong, the US dont have nothing to do with this, blame your government for not trying hard enough to enforce its own laws.

Anonymous said...

THE USA IS NOT GOING TO HELP MEXICANS ITS UP TO THE MEXICANS TO CHANGE THEIR COUNTRY DONT VOTE FOR PAN OR PRI BECASE ITS THE SAME PEOPLE BEHIND THEM THEY FINANCE CORRUPTION TRANSLATE TO POWER FOR A FEW NOT FOR THE PEOPLE.

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