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11 Murdered in Tijuana, Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | Dec 29, 2008

Posted on 12/29/2008 3:48:03 PM PST by SwinneySwitch

Gunmen also opened fire on a Baja California state Attorney General's Office.

MEXICO CITY -- At least 11 people were murdered in and around the Mexican border city of Tijuana in separate incidents over the weekend, police said.

Several gunmen also opened fire on a Baja California state Attorney General's Office facility located in one of Tijuana's most dangerous neighborhoods.

Two of the killings occurred in the neighboring city of Playas de Rosarito, where a body was found Saturday and gunmen murdered an 18-year-old man a day later.

In Tijuana, which is near San Diego, California, two people were killed and five others wounded around midnight Saturday.

Eyewitnesses said several masked gunmen chased the victims, cornering them in the yard of a house and opening fire as they tried to flee.

At about the same time, the bodies of two men were found in a street in another part of the border city, which has been the scene of a battle for control of the Tijuana cartel between Fernando Sanchez Arellano, who is the leader of one of the factions of the drug cartel founded by his uncles, the Arellano Felix brothers, and top enforcer Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental.

Several masked gunmen attacked a taco stand Sunday, killing one person and wounding another individual.

A bullet-riddled body was found in another part of Tijuana, where more than 700 people have been murdered this year.

Gunmen also wounded two people in a residential area of the border city.

The latest violence in Mexico, however, was not limited to Baja California state.

In neighboring Sonora state, officials said a man was gunned down in the city of San Pedro de Ures by a suspect who was recently released from jail.

(Excerpt) Read more at laht.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; drugwarconsequences; mexico; tijuana; wod
The Mexican cartel death toll this year is nearly 5,400.
1 posted on 12/29/2008 3:48:04 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
At least 11 people were murdered in and around the Mexican border city of Tijuana in separate incidents over the weekend, police said.

Only 11? Seems the bad guys took the holidays off.

2 posted on 12/29/2008 3:49:38 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: ronnyquest; Cvengr; CPT Clay; MNDude; BellStar; bayouranger; stan_sipple; time4good; Guenevere; ...

Plato o Plomo ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


3 posted on 12/29/2008 3:52:51 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (....but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. John 3:19 NIV)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Why do Americans willingly travel to this $#!+hole?

ML/NJ

4 posted on 12/29/2008 3:53:53 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: SwinneySwitch
The American press pushed a daily death toll for Iraq in our faces. No mention of the war immediately south of our border.
5 posted on 12/29/2008 4:03:15 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: SwinneySwitch

The magnitude of violence is unbelievable and is the most underreported story of the year, IMHO. I guess it does not play well into the immigration debate for the left...


6 posted on 12/29/2008 4:05:34 PM PST by eureka! (Dear Lord: Some epiphanies for some of the 'rats now in charge, particularly BO? Please...)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Visit sunny Mexico... not.
7 posted on 12/29/2008 5:51:21 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Hey, they’re just murdering people Americans don’t want to murder.....


8 posted on 12/29/2008 7:20:30 PM PST by Feckless (No Birth Certificate... No Peace)
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To: SwinneySwitch

This is going to come across the border into San Diego and there are going to be Americans caught in the middle.


9 posted on 12/29/2008 7:25:34 PM PST by McGavin999
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