Skip to comments.Dope war leaves more victims dead in the streets of Monterrey [Mexico Shootout]
Posted on 12/01/2006 8:47:54 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
MONTERREY, Mexico Rival drug cartels continued their bloody turf war in the streets of this city early Thursday with a high-caliber shootout that killed five people, including a woman riding a bus home from work. The four male victims of the shootout included a former police commander and the head of a cell of the sanguinary Sinaloa drug cartel, according to media reports.
Nuevo León Gov. Natividad González Parás said the shootout was between drug cartels vying for control of Monterrey and surrounding environs.
"The episode ... is a sign that (we're) dealing with a war between trans-state organizations that are fighting to take control," of the region, said González, pointing to a turf war between the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels that has unleashed a wave of violence in northern Mexico the past two years.
Newspaper El Norte identified the target of the attack as Miguel Angel Alanis Caballero, known as "La Chiva," or "the Goat."
Alanis died in the attack along with Gustavo de León Pérez, a former judicial police officer, according to the newspaper.
The gunbattle occurred outside a mall in the Monterrey suburb of Guadalupe around midnight Wednesday.
About half a dozen late model SUVs and luxury cars were shot up in the exchange, and were believed to have belonged to the gunmen.
A bus also was hit by gunfire, killing a woman, who was an innocent bystander.
The killings bring to about 56 the number of deaths related to organized crime in the state of Nuevo León in 2006, according to media tallies.
About 10 of the victims were active law enforcement members, including a federal prosecutor earlier this week.
The tally is a record and authorities in the formerly peaceful city have appeared powerless to stop the violence.
Most of the killings have been unresolved, though the state's attorney general twice in November promised to announce advances in investigations.
Mexicans and Arabs killing each other? (It's a start.)
All this violence over wildwood flower? Why don't we legalize and tax it, then put the IRS in charge of border control? At worst, we'd lose a few IRS agents in the cross fire. At best, we'd have a new source of revenue to deal with all the potheads.
Dirty cops and crooks killing each other in Mexico.
Coming soon to a State near you.
More reason to seal the border. Next thing you know we have Mexican drug cartels all in our Liberal sanctuary cities battling for territory.
Maybe the Liberal would like that. "After all drug dealers, and gang members have human rights to" they say.
"Next thing you know we have Mexican drug cartels all in our Liberal sanctuary cities battling for territory."
I take it you have not been to LA lately?
Mexico is an evenly divided society, as we are, but a powder keg. They are not complacent as we are. Mexico is ripe for a physical revolution. The last revolution, from 1910 to 1921, killed a third of the Mexican people -- few have been bloodier. Imagine the refugess swarming here from the next bloodletting of that magnitude! We will need more than a wall on our border; it is going to be really bad!
Does this mean Libertarians will not go south as much for...vacations?
One reason that I'm worried about revolution in Mexico is that the last generation there with any real memory of the last revolution is rapidly passing away. Soon there will be no living memory of just how bad the last one was.
Maybe we can take over Mexico peacefully and make it a colony. Why not, they have millions coming here anyways and half of the one's still their say they see a future here in the U.S.
Let's call it the united territories of AMMEX
"Does this mean Libertarians will not go south as much for...vacations?"
Not unless my travel agent assures me that "all-inclusive" means American Express provides us with a ride to the hotel, meals, all the rum we can drink and semi-automatic weapons.
Mexico really should petition us for annexation. Texaco was a Republic as well for a while.
We could have them straightened out in no time.
Sounds about right to me.
You must be kidding. It's fully automatic weapons and RPG's or else I'm not going.
I gotta go selective, otherwise I waste too much ammo.
Got my B-40 rocket holster the other day from Galco!
It's made from the fore-skin of a bull elephant: rub it the right way, it turns into an Elvis jump-suit!
(Aint' nuthin' but a houndawg. . .)