Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mexican Army shifts counternarcotics strategy in Chihuahua

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

As shootings and drug and gang related violence continues in southern Chihuahua,commanders with the Mexican Army are announcing their intentions to stay in northern border states, according to Mexican news accounts.

Gen. Cienfuegos

A news account which appeared on the website of Azteca Noticias reported a joint announcement of Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte Jaquez and Mexican Army chief General  Salvador Cienfuegos that a new army base would be built in Guachochi municipality housing 600 soldiers and their families.  No date was given for either beginning or the conclusion of the construction of the army base.

If the number of soldiers to be deployed at the base is accurate the base will be one of the largest non garrison facilities in Mexico.  Mexican Army bases which dot the country usually house a company sized element including about 100 effectives with support staff adding even more.  The base in Guachochi will house 600 soldiers including support staff, or the equivalent of a rifle battalion.

Guachochi is in the Mexican 42nd Military Zone command area.

The new deployment adds credence to the notion that Mexico's military commanders are concentrating their efforts in the Mexican sierras where law and law enforcement are at  premium, leaving the cities and the highway to Mexican civilian security forces.

Earlier in the year Mexico's military commanders made much of the intention of the new national administration of president Enrique Peña Nieto to return the military to the barracks and to have Mexico's police forces take over security duties nationwide.

Sometime last summer, commanders signaled a definitive shift in strategy, by making much of their intentions to remain in areas where drug and gang related violence is the worst.

The most recent announcement by General Cienfuegos was that the Mexican Army would remain also in Nuevo Leon state.

Pena's security strategy of making states take on more security duties was also amplified by dividing the country into five regions and holding numerous meetings between state politicians and their security staff, and Mexico's federal security apparatus.  Central to that is to include all national police and militaries under the Secretaria de Gobernation or interior ministry.

But problems with the strategy in using state resources abound. 
SEGOB Osorio Chong

Last December as President Peña was taking the reins of power, his Secretaria de Gobernation, Miguel  Osorio Chong continued to push a police certification program requirement begun during the term of the prevous President Felipe Calderon, that all police agents are certified, or they should lose their jobs.  The original time period began in 2011, and was extended by the national Chamber of Deputies for a deadline of November 1st, 2013.

But now it appears with barely 75 percent of all state and local police certified nationwide,  the deadline has been extended yet another year.

Results in the various state were mixed at best, with two on the six northern border state with percentages of certified police above 80 percent.  That was in August.  Since that time Nuevo Leon has announced their police certification program completed.

Chihuahua state, where the new military base is expected to be built, as of last August, was in the bottom 10 with just over 51 percent certified. Tamaulipas, easily Mexico's most violent state. was reported dead last with just under 40 percent.

Problems in security continue in Chihuahua state, especially in the southern municipalities.

In El Diario de Juarez Wednesday it was reported that only five municipalities out of 51, have submitted candidates to be approved by the state Chamber of Deputies.

According to Antonio Andreu, President of the Chamber of Deputies, the five municipalities with police chiefs confirmed by the Chamber of Deputies include Nuevo Casas Grandes, Camargo, Ahumada, Ciudad Juarez and Aquiles Serdan.  All are northern or central municipalities.

According to the news story, Chihuahua state's failure in police certifications has led to the large number of municipalities with no confirmed police chiefs.  Andrieu said that no deadline exists for confirming new police chiefs, and new police chiefs must be certified.

Chihuahua state went through a mid term election earlier in the summer.  Normally by this time all municipalities should have their staff appointed, approved and in place.

Elsewhere in southern Chihuahua, eight unidentified individuals are being investigated as disappeared according to a news account which appeared in the online edition of El Sol de Parral news daily.

Quoting head of the Policia Estatal Unica Division Investigaciones, Pablo Ernesto Rocha, police will begin search operations in Guadalupe y Calvo municipality, focusing in the villages of Corta, Los Charcos and El Vergel.  Earlier in the spring and summer, kidnappings and shootings in southern Chihuahua were do bad that young males were refused public transportation for fear of recruiting efforts by local criminal gangs.  The latest admission of missing persons by a top state police officials indicates that the violence in the region has not been tempered.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com.  He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com

32 comments:

  1. Since that short fuck dwarf sapo has been getting spanked left and right in Chiwas he sends in the army, hence his GN peons are getting wiped off the map as we write.

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    1. Hater ^, if the man could afford it why the hell not,all is fair in love and war right?

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    2. And chapo pays,these guys will not be washing cars or selling tamaaleeez! or paleetaaz...!

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  2. Toda la raza de chihuahua ponganse pilazz razita que ya saben.que el pinche chaputo d mierda como se lo estan chingando en Juarez ya le hablo a sus guachos d paga para peliar con loas.linea.es lo uniko

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  3. I thinK Osorio needs a michelada..he looks like he has a hang over!!

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  4. I know man! you are so totally absolutely right man! You are so awesome dude! HeL ya!

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  5. Can somebody take that picture of Osorio Chong and photoshop a smile on his face. Lets turn that frown upside down. LOL. The sad face doesn't go with the good news. The Mexican army should cordon off along the U.S. border and the U.S. border patrol should do the same. Then the Mexicsn Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard can watch the flanks.

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    1. The border with Canada and the gulf, Atlantic,Pacific,Mar de Cortez, all around Alaska,air traffic, and the narco-tunnels, those magnificent wonders of engineering, who will watch them,the whatsumaras are not that many...

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  6. Why is that spooky looking guy's last name HundredFires?

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    1. That name while you can literally traduce it, you don't do it, because it is a family name
      another famous person Camilo Cienfuegos a Cuban revolutionary who did not live long enough to see his name in the mud...

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  7. Manuel Aguirre Galindo "El Caballo" of the CAF was captured yesterday or today.

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  8. i don't see how anyone who pays attention to this stuff supports or believes anything the Mexican and US Gov't does in this war. If you do you're stupid. Don't fuckin kid yourselves, this war is between poor people who don't have any other opportunity for wealth other than getting into the drug trade and the elite who want the riches and power that come with homogenizing the trade for themselves.

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    1. The war you see is nothing,just cats and dogs fighting like bitches for the table scraps the big vultures even take the winners share of the scraps,ask z40(la tetanic) how much of the money the US took from his "organization" he expectz to recover...

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    2. WHERE IS LAZCA'S MILLIONS of dollars?
      can't the zetas answer for the boss's money?how about the zetas' financial gurus?

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  9. anybody have more news of that narco wedding in nayarit that the marines tried to capture someone big from BLO???

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  10. Lets nuke Mexico and start all over again. Its gone to hell......

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  11. chapo de mierda lo vas a pagar un dia de estos.sabes que no puedes con los de la linea mugre envidioso de mierda ,pereo seguiremos tumbando tu gente....uno por uno....lo juro por dios mierda ...

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  12. Chapio ya fue allorar con papi peñatonto, k le mande los verdes x k los contras le andan asiendo desmadres , jaja y le andan matando a sus c $#litos..8)

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  13. The US government marches into countries thousands of miles away for what? We cannot help our neighbor in the South..0 miles from us? Did Iraq export billions of dollars worth of poison that is killing innocent people daily? Hey US Secret Service, I found the WMD's...They are strapped to a Mexican citizen crossing the border. The wmd's have locked up 4 generations if Americans. We have our own prisoner of war torture prisons. Ad a US cituzen I an embarrassed by our lack of help to our Mexican friends. Mobey us nit the anserr. Tanks. Planes. Drones. Warships. This is a war...US govt get off your ...and do something!

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    1. According to program:not! all the blood and gore can not derail the plans!Mexico is nothing but a little stepbackwards in the great big jump backward of globalization as suggested in :
      DOPE INC./Third World Traveler,excerpts...
      Have fun...

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  14. Naw, I looked at both of these guys faces upside down, and it doesn't help....

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  15. Nuke...sure drop the f#%\* bomb near the border and while you`re at it drop another one in DC.

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    1. 10:03 all it takes is shine a very bright light on the situation,and many solutions will appear,the main reason we have a bad situation is we did not know what the problem was...great thinkers(American) agree that 90% of the problems in any environment,are caused by 10% of the people... and by golly! That 10% keeps very busy! just by keeping the pre$$ quiet criminals of ill refuse infiltrated almost everywhere where there is or may be something to steal,even school kids lunches are not safe, since Ronald Reagan's trick down economy bullshit started...not even chamberpots are safe anymore...

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  16. papi pena papi pena, manda alos militares please! andale papi no seas asi.. si?..
    -actual conversacion interceptada entre el cartel de sinaloa y el gobierno mexicano

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  17. What is little chapo gonna do.. put a military base in every Chihuahuense city & town? It still won’t work. The CDJ & La Linea & even the aztecas are fighting hard almost religiously ,WHY!!! Because MOST of them where born in Chihuahua --- & --- we won’t allow outsiders to come here & rep other states (“puro sinaloa”- In Chihuahua……really dumb fucks?), That creates HATRED & polarization among our own people.


    I said it before. Us Chihuahuenses won’t let anyone take over our territory. This military base won’t change anything…except for ---SETTING--- the precedence of guerilla warfare!. Us Chihuahuenses will adopt guerilla warefare against the corrupt gov…(The people, The CDJ & La Linea are actually fighting) those sinaloa pussies just hide & call the military when they identify a CDJ member. WHEN (not IF) that happens. The gov is gonna be sorry to have ever backed the “sinaloa” cartel.


    TO YOU IDIOTS that think the Mexican military is fighting crime (lol) & not someone they have been “PAID” to fight. You are naïve. It is CLEAR…NO DOUGHTS AT ALL…that the military - federal gov & military ARE fighting for one cartel or another NO they are NOT fighting crime lol. Us Chihuahuenses now know this! & guess who most of us Support!!! That’s right the CDJ! WHY! Simply because they are Chihuahuenses ---JUST LIKE US!--- The CDJ are people that live in our communities, people we know or have met!

    ~ El Ciudadano Chihuahuense! Live from Delicias!

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    1. Si puess ya cambiale al disco cabron. -el exminero de parral. En vivo desde batopilas

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    2. Calmate rambo!

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    3. Puras puñetas mentales las tuyas ya deja de decir y repetir las mismas idioteces de siempre

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    4. the great bosses del cdj are sinaloas,the beltranes with them,Somalia's,the arellanos,sinaloas,Los chiguauguenos y Los linieros,work for day old flour tortillas or pinole con agua,just another prison gang with a prison creed,jail bitches!

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    5. Y si compa este puto del ciudacagado de chihuas esta igualIito al puto del doz froteras, sienpre cagan la mimisma cagada de sienpre que los chapos esto y los golfos esto y estan Iigual los putos chillan con el govierno todos los carteles tienen gente del govierno.logico unos tiene mas lana para pagar altos rangos como los chapos que tiene a la marina, wachos y federal.y los raZcuachez y linias de puta a los municipales y estatales jajaja ya dejen de llorar putos si son igual o asta pior de chillones...

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  18. The Mexican Army is no different than other militaries in that units recruit from specific geographical regions, including Chihuahua state .

    If the Mexican Army is as corrupt as you say, I'd like to point they are not supposed to be.

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    1. The corruption in the Mexican military comes from above,you can track it all the way to the commander in chief where the one most glorious thing is GREED!
      death penalty for traitors!!!

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