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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Texas Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from forbes

Texas would become the 25th state in the U.S. to remove the threat of being jailed as a punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives on Monday.

Rep. Joseph Moody (D), the chief sponsor, amended the bill on the floor in order to win more support from colleagues. An earlier version included a lower fine—$250—and would have treated low-level possession as a civil infraction instead of a class C misdemeanor as is the case under the revised proposal.

Sicarios enter IMSS of Matias Romero, Oaxaca to finish execution

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from ENoticiasVeracruz

Matias Romero, Oax.- Last night at the hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) of Matías Romero, a man was shot to death by a group of criminals who passed themselves off as family members, who then fled towards an unknown destination.

According to police reports, the victim was persecuted by unknown individuals, who after giving chase hit his vehicle, leaving him injured.

These events occurred in the downtown area, where the victim was seriously injured, being rescued and taken to the IMSS hospital for medical attention.

State of Tamaulipas files claim to Yarrington U.S. property gained with state funds

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma

Through a lawsuit, the Government of Tamaulipas seeks to recover a property of 1.2 million dollars, acquired with resources allegedly diverted by former Governor Tomás Yarrington Ruvalcaba using prestanombres [shell or shadow company].

In a statement it was reported that, with this legal process, a South Texas Judge will be asked to return to the state estate a property consisting of three lots in Brownsville, Texas, which was acquired with resources from the Government of Tamaulipas.

The suit states that the property was purchased in the name of the wife of Fernando Alejandro Cano Martínez, currently a fugitive in the United States for money laundering and other crimes that he committed in complicity with Yarrington, arrested in 2017 in Italy and extradited to United States in April 2018, where he remains a prisoner.

La Ruana Michoacan Video: Convoy of Los Viagras sicarios united with LNFM fighting against CJNG

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat  Chachica 

Video that circulates in networks of men with long guns patrolling La Ruana confirms alliance between members of both Viagras and La Nueva Familia Michoacana cartels to unseat the group of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes

In the community of La Ruana,  Michoacán, both cartels continue their struggle together to try to unseat the Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), judging from a video circulating on networks since Friday.

The clip shared shows alleged assassins of the two heavily armed criminal groups while patrolling the streets.

According to the site focused on narcoviolence, it would be members of Los Viagras and La Nueva Familia Michoacana.

Monday, April 29, 2019

"El Titi" was not released, he remains in Altiplano after local judge's attempted to release his codefendants

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  from Reforma

A week after his arrest, Eliseo "N", alias "El Titi", alleged member of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, a federal judge ruled he has probable involvement in organized crime in Guanajuato.

The control judge decided to give of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic (FGR) a period of four months for the investigation against "El Titi" who is detained in the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) Number 1, in Almoloya, in the State of Mexico.

"Derived from operations carried out by the Attorney General of the State of Guanajuato, with Public Security and the Secretariat of the Navy, the detention of the colluding person was carried out," said the FGR.

El Chapo Update on motion for a new trial

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

On March 26, attorneys on behalf of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, filed a motion for a new trial, refer to filing at bottom of this post.

The filing was subsequent to a juror in the trial, reached out to Keegan Hamilton of VICE , sharing with Hamilton some apparent improprieties by the jury.  The stand out being; that a number of jurors, including the juror who contacted Hamilton, were following the trial in the press.  This despite Judge Cogan’s frequent instruction against doing so.

After the filing of the motion for  a new trial, judge Cogan set today as the date the government must file its opposition to the motion. 

The Maya region heats up: After a triple execution in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the mayor is threatened in a message

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat Noticaribe
Felipe Carrilo Puerto, Mx.- From Playa del Carmen, Felipe Carrillo Puerto's municipal president, José Esquivel Vargas, and one of his employees are threatened with death by warning them via social networks.

In the photograph, the victim is seen bound with industrial tap, with a cartulina lying on top of his body.  

The threat is given in the evening  after three executions were recorded in this city and the threat is made from a subject who calls himself Ernesto Casas "Vecinos de Villas del Sol, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo".

"Jose Esquivel, this is how you will end up for selling the plazas. Yuri you think that we don’t know that you work for the government, you actually believe that your political friends are gonna help you out? Welcome to Tierra Caliente”, reads the manta. 

In addition, the citizens of Felipe Carrillo Puerto are warned not to leave their homes after eight o'clock at night. 

Coahuila: CDN leaves Message with body in Monclova

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from VXT

A male was shot to death in a neighborhood north of the city, Estancias de San Juan Bautista, and a narco message attributed to CDN was found next to the body.

The Ministry of Public Security reported that a call was received at the emergency dispatch, sending security elements to the streets Los Pinos, corner with Mezquite, place where they found the man murdered by gunshot wounds.

This person was identified as Pablo César BG 34 years old, with address at Calle Constitución, number 834, Col Estancias de San Juan Bautista, Monclova Coahuila.

Veracruz: National Guard rescues minor kidnapped in Veracruz

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from NotiCaribe 

VERACRUZ, MX .- Elements of the National Guard on Saturday achieved its 'first blow' against crime in the southern part of the state by rescuing a minor from a kidnapping, reported the Ministry of Public Security, according to information from El Financiero.

This security force released the boy in the municipality of Coatzacoalcos, a day after the official coordination of the National Guard was officially deployed.

The location of the safe house was given after a report to the emergency number 911, so that elements of the National Guard were able to arrive at the place indicated.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Guadalajara: Gunmen Execute Six at Saturday Night "Pachanga"

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: depeso
                               Sicarios interrupted the event and executed six men in cold blood
                   The events occurred in the El Carmen neighborhood, located south of Guadalajara.

Guadalajara, Jalisco: An armed commando ''liquidated'' Sunday six men who were in full ''pachanga'', ie,  party mode,  in a neighborhood located south of the city of Guadalajara.

Children Slaves Laborers: Drug Fields to Big Ag Fields

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: PorEsto
                           "Slave children": They suffer abuses of all kinds in drug plantations

The executive director of the Network for the Rights of Children, Juan Pérez García, said that child labor ranges from family or community employment, to slavery in planting and cultivation of the poppy crops.

The most worrisome is that children are recruited, kidnapped or forced to participate in illicit activities, as there are complaints about the slavery of children and adolescents who are forced to work in marijuana plantations, he said.

Jalisco: Of 7 bodies, 6 were bagged

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat From ReynosaCodigoRojo

In the course of the dawn and towards the morning of this Thursday the corpses of seven people in different operations were found, three of them in El Salto, according to reports of municipal authorities.

The first discovery occurred shortly after two o'clock in the morning, after a call to 911, where a person was reported lying on Porres Baranda street, between Esteban Alatorre and Federación, in the Blanco and Cuellar neighborhood.

Officers found a man lying on his side. At first glance, injuries by hard objects were recognized. Paramedics who arrived at the site found that he was already dead; Apparently they had left him in that place a couple of hours before.

Saltillo, Coahuila: 9 killed 2 injured in shootout between CDN and Police .

El Armadillo For Borderland Beat From Zocalo

Saltillo, Coah.- In a security action, police elements of the state and municipality of Salllo repelled an attack with firearms and killed 9 armed civilians, likely members of a cell of organized crime. The events happened this morning in the neighborhood of Loma Linda, east of Salllo, when security elements were conducting a surveillance tour in that sector and marking the stop to a vehicle, from the inside of their target vehicle the passengers started firing , injuring two policemen. 

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GTO: Judge Releases "El Titis", "El Indio" And Paola

El Armadillo For Borderland Beat From VXT
After this week was announced about the arrest of the Titi with his accomplices Paola 'N' and "El Indio" a judge determined that the detention was not carried out under the protocols of law and requested the release of the collaborators, who were released on the night of Thursday, April 25 in Guanajuato. 

According to what was mentioned by the control judge who was present at the hearing held at the premises of the Judicial Power in San Miguel de Allende, the arrest on Saturday in the municipality of Comonfort, following an operation coordinated by the Attorney General's Office of the State, the Public Security Forces of the State and the Special Operations Group of the Secretariat of the Navy, was not legal. 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Minatitlán, Veracruz: More than 500 Business Close due to Insecurity

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Informador
The governor of Veracruz Cuitláhuac García Jimenez reported that due to the insecurity in Minatitlán Veracruz, more than 500 businesses have closed.

The state leader explained that during the regional security roundtable with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) the strategies against violence applied in the region were reviewed.

Upon arrival at the Minatitlán airport, the President was received with security requirements provided by citizens of this municipality. Inhabitants displayed a banner that read "Minatitlán demands: Security, Justice, Peace, Commitment. Not one more, no more, enough, Mr. President."

"El Optimus" CJNG Paza Boss Captured in Cancún

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zocolo y depeso
Cancún, Quintana Roo:  
Thursday night the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo announced the capture of Juan DNV "N", better known as "El Optimus", a subject who is allegedly the plaza boss involved with the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación, ie CJNG and "Los Pelones"  in Cancún.

After an armed confrontation, Elements of the Ministerial Police in Quintana Roo achieved the arrest of Juan Diego Núñez Vargas, "El Gordo" aka ''El  Optimus '' or ''El  Viejo'' who is linked to the  CJNG. They captured the capo in a house located at Supermanzana 254, block 34, lot 1, Coral street at the corner of Malaquita street of the La Joya subdivision, in the municipality of Benito Juárez in Cancún, Quintana Roo.

In a modest two-bedroom house, located on the corner of Coral Street and Malaquita, lived the organized crime killer identified with the aliases of '"El Optimus'', who is related to at least a dozen executions, mainly narcomenudistas, and it has also been revealed that he belonged to a cell of the criminal group of ''Los Pelones''.

Nuevo León: 1 dead on roadway Sabinas Hidalgo-Parás

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat  from Reynosa Codio

The events were recorded around 4:00 pm this Friday, on the Sabinas Hidalgo-Parás highway, at the intersection of Palo Blanco.

According to the first reports, personnel of the Sedena made a tour of the area, when they were attacked by armed individuals who were traveling aboard two trucks.

The exchange of shots left a person without life, between 25 and 30 years approximately; as characteristics, it was indicated that the deceased today is of dark complexion and wore camouflaged t-shirt and trousers.

In addition, four people were arrested.

A clash between military and criminals was recorded in the vicinity of the municipalities of Sabinas Hidalgo and Vallecillo, where the balance of a dead person and four people arrested is reported.

Friday, April 26, 2019

3.4 Billion Pesos Blocked For Money Laundering, Corruption and Huachicol

El Armadillo For Borderland Beat From ElementoOaxaca
The Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) has blocked accounts for 3.4 billion pesos for activities related to alleged money laundering, corruption offenses, drug trafficking and theft of gas, Santiago Nieto Castillo, head of the agency, informed. 

He also maintained that 38 complaints have been filed with the Prosecutor General of the Republic (FGR) to advance sentences on issues related to the issues above as well as others.

A young mayor and her husband were shot dead in Veracruz, another mayor murdered in Michoacan

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat From ElPeriodico and Clarin

Two Mayors killed, one in Veracruz and one in Michoacan.  100 mayors have been killed in Mexico since 2006. Veracruz mayor offered 30,000 pesos not to take office.


The mayor of Mixtla de Altamirano,  Maricela Vallejo Orea, was murdered on Wednesday along with her husband and her driver, reports the authorities of the Mexican state of  Veracruz .

Vallejo, of the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena), her husband and her driver were shot dead around 9:00 p.m. (02:00 GMT) on the Zongolica-Orizaba highway in the Sierra de Zongolica.

The mayor and her companions traveled in a van that was intercepted by the occupants of another vehicle that repeatedly shot them,  explained the authorities.

All three died at the scene, where federal, state and municipal authorities have deployed a strong security operation.

Monterrey N.L: Young man executed with narco message.

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from VXT

With one bullet a young man was executed on Thursday afternoon on the streets of Colonia Laderas del Mirador, south of Monterrey, where in addition those responsible before fleeing left a "narco message”.

The execution was committed around 1:39 p.m., on the streets of Francisco Naranjo Cruz with Tunisia, in the aforementioned sector.

Although the paramedics of the Mexican Red Cross arrived at the place, they could not do anything for the affected person, who did not show vital signs.

In the same place of events, the victim was identified as Jonathan Olivares Macias, who was 25 years old and whose home was a few meters from the scene.

Omar Treviño's aka Z-42 seized helicopter goes on sale, used to avoid detection by authorities

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from ReporteIndigo

The helicopter of Omar Treviño Z-42, was placed on sale by the Mexican Government. Treviño  used the aircraft for his trips in within the republic to avoid being detected by the authorities

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated yesterday the Aerospace Mexico Fair (Famex) 2019, an international meeting that will be used to conduct the second auction of federal government air vehicles.

Among the 72 planes and helicopters that the Federation will make available to individuals in the coming days, one of them was seized from Omar Treviño Morales, leader and founder of the Zetas cartel, in 2015. The aircraft has a value of 2.6 million USD.

Chilpancingo Gro: Searching Mothers Find Human Remains Hidden in Deep Cave

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: UnoTV
The Collective of Mothers Igualtecas , who look for their disappeared relatives in Guerrero , obtained the finding of human remains in the interior of a cave of Coapango , an area of ​​the mountain range of Chilpancingo. 

Through their social networks, the group of activists gave an account of the fact without detailing the number, or if it is bones or bodies in a state of putrefaction. 

The photos show that the experts of the Attorney General's Office ( FGR ) were required rappel teams to descend to the area and recover the evidence .

At the end of their report, the Igualtecas mothers thanked the Humanitarian Brigade of Peace Marabunta for their support who lent the security team and offered to descend and rappel down into the deep with the representatives of the FGR . 

Vincente Fox Announces that He will Plant Marijuana at his Ranch

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Televisa y Excelsior
Former President Vicente Fox announced that he will plant marijuana on his ranch in Guanajuato.

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, plans to plant marijuana and develop a cannabis research center at his ranch in San Cristobal , Guanajuato.

This announcement was made during the second edition of the ''Cannamexico World Summit 2019''.

"Right here on the grounds of the Fox Center we are going to install a greenhouse of the highest technology to produce the plant and at the same time do research on it, and go looking for new uses of this wonderful plant that today is in many places that are fulfilling a function with their products.

Culiácan, Sinaloa: A Man was Caught Dressed like an Arab Shooting a Bazooka

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior
        A man was caught firing a bazooka in the streets of Culiacán dressed as an Arab last night

In the images you can see a man, with his face covered, shooting with a bazooka in the middle of Culiacan.

In social networks was released a video where a young man '' disguised''  as an Arab terrorist and shooting a bazooka in the middle of Avenida de Culiacán .

This video quickly went viral on social networks where it caused fear among the inhabitants of the state capital. Local media say that the video was recorded at the intersection of one of the main avenues of the city, very close to the Las Quintas subdivision. In the video you can see the man with his head covered, holding a bazooka and a gun in the middle of the avenue, while celebrating with his friends detonating a rocket. In the images, lasting 13 seconds, you can also hear the man's friends encouraging him to continue firing.
                             So far there is no official pronouncement from the authorities.
                                         Just another night of partying in Culiácan ?
                 It is unclear by the language used if he was arrested or jus "caught" on video

Naucalpan, Mexico: a narco message discovered signed by Mayo Zambada

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from VXT

A narco manta was left on the pedestrian bridge, located at Av. Norteamerica,  in the colonia. Bosque de los Remedios, Municipality of Naucalpan.

Police were patrolling when a report came in about a narco manta signed by Mayo Zambada.

The narco manta contains the following message

The cleaning begins in the country; we come with all the support of the federal government. The Old School Returns We welcome dialogue with all cartels. Cartels [must] align, or we will make all the conceited dogs disappear, who believe they are narcos of San Bartolo los Arcos, El Molino Valle Dorado el Molino Rio Hondo la Juárez San Juan and El CCH. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Minatitlán:Narcomanta Targets CJNG After Party Massacre

El Armadillo Borderland Beat From DiarioNY
A narcomanta seen in the municipality of Coatzacoalcos, in Veracruz, accuses members of the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG) of being responsible for the massacre at a family party in Minatitlán. The canvases that the authorities removed on Wednesday were placed on the bridge located on Unit Avenue.

In the message, they point to the former investigator of the Attorney General's Office, José Roberto Sánchez Cortés, alias "El 80; Tomás Alvarado, alias "El Lagarto", and Adrián Fernández, alias "El Pelón".The message describes them as "murderers of children, women and the elderly". He adds that they are "unscrupulous subjects responsible for ordering killings in Minatitlán ...".

Double attack leaves 4 dead in Tabasco

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from VXT 

The corpses of two men and a woman were face down, had traces of torture and bullet wounds.

Last night they located three lifeless bodies, of a woman and two men, on the side of the Cárdenas-Coatzacoalcos highway, and they left a cardboard message that credits the reason of the crime.

Around 22:00 hours, the municipal police of Huimanguillo received a report on the discovery of three bodies lying on the ground, two men and the female were face down, at the crest of the "Chapel of Death", before arriving to communal land Ogarrio.

The soldiers mobilized to the indicated place and corroborated the information, the victims presented bullet wounds in the body, and traces of torture.

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Armed attack leaves two women dead and two children injured, including an infant in Tabasco

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from Gloriousdead

Comalcalco, Tabasco, Mexico

Armed civilians riddled a vehicle with bullets on Lázaro Cárdenas avenue.

The attack left two women dead and an infant and a minor injured from the attack.

Around 17:20, gun shots were reported at the aforementioned avenue a few feet from the Pemex corporate headquarters.

Paramedics transferred the minors to receive medical attention.

Strong warning: Video is graphic and disturbing depicting an infant with gunshot injuries. 

El Marro behind attacks on bars

A criminal group claimed at least three attacks that have occurred in recent days against clubs and bars that are allegedly related to organized crime.

Through a cardboard with a threatening message signed by "Santa Rosa de Lima", the warning is read that is also directed against police with links to rival groups.

In recent days there have been armed attacks against at least three bars named "Katrina", "Unicornio" and "El Bigotes", the latter where four people were injured.

CDMX Video: While filming a beer commercial in Azcapotzalco; they come under attack

Sol Pfendido Borderland Beat from Laneta Noticias

Violence and organized crime operate in total impunity, an example is this daylight assault in broad daylight against a team of publicists in El Arenal,  Azcapotzalco .

According to Sopitas, the production staff were victims of the reality that’s being lived in Mexico City and much of the country to be targeted by thieves, who took advantage of the solitude of the area to remove their belongings with a firearm.

El Universal reported that at around 2:10 pm, at least seven producers of a beer brand were carrying out a commercial when at one point two pickpockets appeared on a motor scooter, fired into the air, threatened them and demanded their belongings.

CDS Cell "Los Guilos": Responsible for Murdering Police in BC

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
                                  "Los Guilos" thought to be responsible in police murders

Jorge Eduardo Pérez Jiménez "El Charal", is the alleged perpetrator of the murder of Ignacio Villagómez Robles, an agent with 15 years of experience in the Municipal Police, assigned to the surveillance of Ciudad Morelos, in the Valley of Mexicali.

Members of the Coordination Group of Baja California identified "El Charal" as one of the presumed operators of Vicente Martínez González "El Guilo", leader of a cell belonging to the Sinaloa Cartel, which operates in the North Zone of the Mexicali Valley , comprised by Ciudad Morelos, Ejido Pachuca, Los Algodones, Guadalajara, Merida among others; It is a strategic site for the transfer of drugs and the descent of small planes.

Early on Monday, April 15, when the crime against the municipal agent was perpetrated, police of the various security corporations detained several people and searched as many homes as possible in search of the alleged aggressors, but everything seems to indicate that they managed to escape the municipality; It is thought that they could have taken refuge in Sonora to avoid capture.

Jalisco: Search continues where 17 bodies found in farm rubble

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from VXT

 After a rubble clearing on a farm in El Colli where the bodies of 17 people were located, the State Prosecutor's Office will resume the search for more people because there are still three rooms to be checked, said the head of the agency, Gerardo Octavio Solís.

"We continue working on the farm of El Colli, in fact the discovery at the moment is of 17 bodies, there are some parts of the farm that has made the work of the experts difficult since there is even the possibility of a landslide and it is a risk for the staff forensic and ministerial that is working ".

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Municipal Police are the Latest Targets in Sonora

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: LSRota
                                       Municipal Policemen, the new crime target in Sonora
              Commander César García Medina, the most recent victim murdered while off duty
So far this year, six agents have been assassinated in different police headquarters, but to date no perpetrators of these murders have detained.

The fight against organized crime represents a great risk for the police of Sonora , after agents have become targets of criminal groups in recent months; from January to date six municipal agents from different towns have been assassinated.

Last Tuesday, the brutality reached one of the most recognized commanders in the rural area of ​​Hermosillo; this is César García Medina, who was murdered at noon in Colonia Villa del Cortes, north of the capital, while he was traveling in a private car with his two children.

Minors, aged 15 and 16, were found to have minor injuries from shrapnel and their health situation so far is reported as stable and out of danger.

Living in Hell: "Pueblo Magico" Tecate, Baja Ca Thanks to CJNG

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
    Tecate BC: CJNG leader and assassins prison sentences will add up to 214 years in convictions
The six members of his cell of assassins, "El Felipillo", "El Chato", "El Chabelo", "El Nata", "El Coyac" and "El Vaca", with this purge the sentences together with those of "El Fer ",  result in 214 years in prison.

Zeta Investigations:
With the arrest of Fernando "El Fer" Rada Paco, identified as the leader of the cell of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel in Tecate, Baja California, state authorities managed to identify various people linked to the criminal group. "El Fer" Rada Paco is credited with at least 26 homicides, now serving a sentence of 83 years in prison.

The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, CJNG, is the first cell to dispute the control that Sinaloa has maintained for years in the designated "Pueblo Magico" of Tecate, Baja California and a cell has been dismantled by the PGJE after they committing a series of kidnappings and homicides. 

Between 2016 and 2018, Jalisco maintained the struggle for the plaza for the sale and distribution of drugs, mainly crystal meth. Thus it filled the city with executed victims, burned bodies and severed heads; the murders reached historical figures, with 228 intentional homicides in that period. The general population has called this time period: "Living in Hell". 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Senator Saya Media Is 'Dramatizing' Veracruz Massacre Story

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Veracruz- Now it's Senator Gloria Sánchez turn to cause scandal and controversy, affirming yesterday, during a press conference, that the media "are magnifying the drama and favoring a very bad policy of destructive opposition", referring to the coverage that the media has given to the  Minatitlan massacre , where 14 civilians lost their lives, including a minor.

Of course, after backlash, the senator tried to apologize in a press release saying she was taken out of context and respects objective media. 

Nayarit: 21 Bodies Found In Clandestine Graves, New Record For State

El Armadillo For BorderlandBeat From Proceso
The Nayarit Prosecutor's Office indicated that the number of corpses recovered in a clandestine grave located in a plot in Valle la Saucera, belonging to the municipality of Xalisco, amounts to 21.

According to NTV, the organization Familias Unidas por Nayarit reported on April 6, the presence of foul odors in said pit, and later the Office of the Prosecutor began the excavation work.

Jalisco: Mexican Army captures El Chofo jefe de plaza CJNG

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Excelsior

They are getting younger and younger--

Alexis 'N', alias 'El Chofo', was arrested by elements of the Mexican Army in the municipality of Lagos de Moreno

Elements of the Mexican Army detained Alexis "N", alias "El Chofo" , in the municipality of Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco.

The subject, who is 21 years old, is accused of several homicides  and organized crime,  generating terror in the region.

Michoacán: Municipal President of Nahuatzen Assassinated

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Arestiguinoticias y animalpolitico
          The President of the Municipality of Nahuatzen was found dead after being kidnapped

The crisis in Nahuatzen goes through one of its darkest episodes: David Otlica Avilés, municipal president was found dead with signs of torture in the town of Las Mesas, in the municipality of Coeneo. During the early hours of this Tuesday, subjects kidnapped David Otlica from his home and deprived him of his life.

The dawn of this Tuesday, David Otlica Avilés was kidnapped by a group of unknown men who entered his house. The municipal president of Nahuatzen, David Otlica Avilés , was assassinated, the secretary of Government of Michoacán, Carlos Herrera Tello , confirmed on this Tuesday.

Through his official Twitter account, the official condemned the event and stated that as an authority, they will help to clarify the facts and punish the guilty parties.

"From the @GobMichoacan we condemn this event and we will cooperate in everything necessary with the @FiscaliaMich, in order to find those responsible and bring them to justice. There will be no impunity! "Was the text posted by Herrera Tello. In the same manner, he expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the municipal president of Nahuatzen.

Insecurity Collapses Investments in Veracruz

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: PorEsto!
                                           Insecurity collapses investments in Veracruz

Minatitlan, Veracruz, April 22  By: Sayda Chiñas Córdova

Minatitlan businessmen denounce that investments have fallen: the security situation and law enforcement is unsustainable and criminal groups of delinquency operate in freedom

The businessmen of the municipality of Minatitlán have denounced that several investments have been dropped due to insecurity problems facing the municipality and they fear that the repairs in the refinery, for the same situation.

In the same manner as the March for Peace, Minatitlán's productive sectors convened to demand the clarification of the murders of 13 people inside a party hall, the businessmen pointed out that the situation regarding security and law enforcement is unsustainable and the Delinquency groups operate in freedom.

María Eugenia Ramírez Arana, one of the people who led the march, said she requested from the state and federal governments, greater security, after the violent events that occurred last weekend.

Alberto Sánchez López, president of the regional council of security and citizen participation, pointed out that the growth of delinquency has caused many families to leave the city and close their businesses.

Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas: Mexican Army and shootout leaves 4 riddled with bullets--CDN or CJNG?

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from VXT

Four subjects were killed in an armed confrontation against elements of the Mexican Army in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The events occurred around 3:00 p.m.

According to the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), the subjects circulated aboard a gray Chevrolet Tahoe truck, when they detected the military convoy in the cruise of Colón and Reforma, and were gunned down.

The military repelled the aggression and persecution ensued.

The men armed in their flight left the so-called "poncha-llantas", however it did not stop the military.