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  • New prison for drug boss 'El Chapo' is Mexico's worst-rated

    05/08/2016 3:15:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2016 5:15 PM EDT | Peter Orsi and E. Eduardo Castillo
    The northern prison where authorities suddenly transferred convicted drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is rated as the worst in Mexico’s federal penitentiary system for inmate conditions and other factors, according to the government’s own reporting. The Cefereso No. 9 facility on the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, which borders El Paso, Texas, did score well on “conditions of governability,” perhaps an indication that authorities believe they can control Guzmán’s environment there and limit the risk of him pulling off a third brazen jailbreak. But Michael Vigil, the former head of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, questioned the...
  • ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

    04/14/2016 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 110 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4/14/2016 | Judicial Watch
    ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable...
  • FBI Holds “Special” Meeting in Juárez to Address ISIS, DHS Not Invited

    04/16/2015 9:54:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 16, 2015
    Responding to Judicial Watch’s report earlier this week of ISIS activity along the Mexican border, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisors called a “special” meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez. A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW. FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW’s intelligence source. The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the...
  • Juarez's "Dr. Frankenstein" Is Breathing New Life Into Unsolved Murders

    02/26/2014 7:15:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    KFOX 14 ^ | Tuesday, February 25 2014 | Stephanie Guadian
    Juarez's 'Dr. Frankenstein' is breathing new life into unsolved murders Just outside of Juarez a group of mothers frustrated by local law enforcement and desperate to find their missing loved ones --- decides to search the outskirts of their neighborhood themselves. They are looking for unmarked graves. And it doesn't take long before fears are realized. The wave of violence that at one time made Juarez the most dangerous city in the world is washing away. But, there are painful reminders: unidentified bodies, unsolved murders and reports of people who have simply disappeared. Marta Rincon’s daughter disappeared five years ago....
  • Mexico bus drivers idle after ‘revenge’ killings

    09/05/2013 9:00:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 3, 2013 11:06 PM EDT | Ricardo Chavez
    Half of the drivers who work a bus route on which two colleagues were shot to death last week, possibly by a woman seeking revenge for purported sexual abuse of female passengers, didn’t show up for their jobs Tuesday. Only 10 of the 20 drivers assigned to the 4A bus route in this border city took the wheel, “because they are afraid,” a dispatcher said. … Authorities say a woman wearing a blond wig, or dyed hair, boarded one of the school bus-style vehicles that serve as transport in Ciudad Juarez last Wednesday morning. She approached the driver, took out...
  • Homeland Security takes boy with big tumor from dangerous Mexican city to NM for treatment

    07/21/2012 11:48:18 AM PDT · by chuckee · 11 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 9-year-old boy with a massive tumor was whisked from a dangerous neighborhood in Mexico in an armored vehicle by U.S. agents and taken across the border for treatment in New Mexico, his family said. The boy and his parents were snatched Thursday from the gang-infested neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez — one of the deadliest cities in the world — after members of a New Mexico Baptist church saw him near an orphanage and sought help. The parents of the child, identified by officials only as Jose to protect his family, said the tumor on his shoulder...
  • Mexico: 12 corpses found near border are women

    04/16/2012 3:45:19 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 16, 2012
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Forensics tests have confirmed that 12 sets of skeletal remains found near the U.S. border are those of girls and women, authorities announced Monday, fueling fears that young women in the Ciudad Juarez area may once again the targets of serial slayings. The sets of bones were found in January and February in fields in the Juarez valley, east of Ciudad Juarez, and experts have discovered an alarming similarity in the victims' ages. Of those for whom identities have been established, two were 15 years old, one was 16, two were 17 and one 19....
  • "Las Guerreras", Female Do-Gooder Biker Gang in Mexico Disbanded After Death Threats

    06/02/2011 3:10:40 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 2 replies
    A media slip-up in late January led to death threats that shut down the Mexican female biker gang Las Guerreras, a group of ten middle-class, professional women on bright pink custom choppers out to deliver hope and help to neighbors caught in the crossfire of a years-long drug in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Until their disbanding, the women were a voice of protest and call for peace in Juarez (listed last August by CNN as one of the ten most dangerous cities in the world). The name “Las Guerreras”, translates as “The Female Warriors”. This was not your average charity...
  • Mexican drug war capital renames itself "heroic"(Ciudad Juarez)

    05/23/2011 8:11:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2011 | Robin Emmott
    Mexico's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez, where more than 9,000 people have died in a horrifying drug war since 2008, is renaming itself Heroica Ciudad Juarez, or Heroic City of Juarez. Without even a hint of irony, the Chihuahua state Congress, which legislates for Ciudad Juarez, has voted in the name change to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the border city's role in the downfall of a Mexican dictator and the revolution it fueled. In a ceremony on Saturday due to be attended by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, state and city leaders will celebrate the city's new name as part...
  • Two U.S. boys among three teenagers shot dead in hail of bullets at Mexico car dealership

    02/08/2011 8:09:33 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 8, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    * Victims join growing list of American citizens shot dead in Mexico * Killings will intensify debate over how to combat violence across U.S. border Two American schoolboys were among three teenagers gunned down as they looked at cars in a dealership in Ciudad Juarez on the Mexican border. The trio were killed in a hail of bullets in the city which lies just across the border from El Paso, Texas. The brutal killings are the latest in a growing toll of innocent American citizens killed in Mexico and are likely to heighten fears over the spiralling violence across the...
  • Seven Dead After Gunmen Open Fire at Juarez Soccer Match

    01/25/2011 8:01:37 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    KTSM ^ | January 24, 2011 | Elena Arteaga
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO— Seven people are dead after gunmen opened fire at a soccer match Sunday. Officials at the scene said gunmen arrived in three vehicles and started firing at the players and at fans. Three people were killed at the scene, and four more died later at the hospital. Two others whom were injured remain in intensive care at the hospital. The gunmen sprayed the soccer field with an estimated 180 rounds from assault rifles around 6 p.m., before the game was about to start, police said. The shooting happened the day before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit...
  • Mexico: 13 dead in massacre at Ciudad Juarez party

    10/23/2010 9:59:40 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2010
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen stormed two neighboring homes and massacred 13 young people at a birthday party in the latest large-scale attack in this violent border city, even as a new government strategy seeks to restore order with social programs and massive police deployments. Attackers in two vehicles pulled up to the houses in a lower-middle-class Ciudad Juarez neighborhood late Friday and opened fire on about four dozen partygoers gathered for a 15-year-old boy's birthday party.
  • Texas National Guardsman slain in Mexico

    10/20/2010 9:09:16 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 53 replies
    EL PASO, Texas — Authorities say a 21-year-old Texas National Guard soldier was one of two men killed on a street in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Spokesman Arturo Sandoval of the Chihuahua state attorney general's office says family members identified the soldier as 21-year-old Jose Gil Hernandez of El Paso. The identity of the other man was not available, and details on the incident and the dead were few. A message left with FBI El Paso spokesman Michael Martinez by The Associated Press on Wednesday night was not immediately returned. However, he told the El Paso...
  • Woman Found Beheaded In Mexican Border City

    10/21/2010 12:12:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies
    (EFE) - FOX NEWS LATINO ^ | October 21, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "CIUDAD JUAREZ – A woman was found beheaded in this violent city on Mexico's northern border, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. The body was discovered wrapped in a blanket, with the woman's severed head beside it, on the corner of Cañaveral and Centeno streets in Ciudad Juarez. Though beheadings are not rare in Mexico's increasingly bloody drug war, this is the first case of a decapitation of a woman in Chihuahua, the AG's office said. Women make up more than 10 percent of the more than 2,300 people slain so far this year in Juarez, Mexico's...
  • 25 slain in Mexican city; deadliest day in 2 years

    09/10/2010 4:54:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Sept. 10, 2010 | OLIVIA TORRES
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen killed 25 people in a series of drug-gang attacks in Ciudad Juarez, marking the deadliest day in more than two years for the Mexican border city, authorities said Friday. Thursday's toll included 15 people killed when attackers stormed four homes in three hours, said Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office of Chihuahua state, where Ciudad Juarez is located. In the worst of those attacks, gunmen burst into a house and killed two young men — then killed four others for being witnesses. Sandoval said it was the highest single-day murder toll in...
  • 1 dead in Mexico shootout on border with El Paso

    08/22/2010 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/21/2010 | Olivia Torres & Alicia A. Caldwell
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – A gunbattle erupted between Mexican police and gunmen near the Rio Grande on Saturday, killing one person and prompting U.S. authorities to close a highway that runs along the border in El Paso, Texas. There were no reports of bullets crossing into the U.S. side, El Paso police Detective Mike Baranyay said. The gunmen attacked a municipal police patrol on a boulevard in Ciudad Juarez next to the border river, said Ramon Salinas, a spokesman for Mexico's federal police. The fighting escalated when federal police rushed to help, he said. One gunman was killed and three...
  • Drug traffickers, Mexican police battle within yards of U.S. border

    08/22/2010 5:59:48 AM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies
    cnn ^ | By Nick Valencia, CNN
    A "major gunbattle" between drug traffickers and Mexican federal police broke out Saturday evening in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just 30 yards from the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, causing U.S. authorities to cordon off a section of the city, according to a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman.
  • Mexican Drug Gang Hires Pretty Hitwomen

    08/17/2010 2:56:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 2+ views
    KDFW ^ | Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010
    A Mexican drug gang is hiring pretty young women to carry out killings to surprise its enemies, a suspected member of the vicious La Linea gang said in a video released Tuesday. Around 30 women aged 18 to 30 have been trained by hitmen to carry out killings in recent months, and most of those have killed people, said Rogelio Amaya in a public security ministry video released by media. "They're pretty, good-looking, to help mislead opponents," said the suspected member of a gang of enforcers for the Juarez cartel in the country's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez. The women...
  • Mexican police say 5 suspects hacked up officer

    08/16/2010 10:39:10 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2010
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say that police in Ciudad Juarez have captured five alleged drug gang members suspected in the killings of two federal officers, including one whose body was hacked to pieces. One of the suspects is also believed to have acted as a lookout in the July 15 car-bomb attack on police that killed an officer and two other people, Luis Cardenas Palomino, regional security chief for the federal police, said Friday. He described the five men as members of the La Linea gang, which works for the Juarez drug cartel. He alleged they killed two federal...
  • Mexican street gang leader arrested in fatal shooting of U.S. official

    07/02/2010 1:23:31 PM PDT · by thecodont · 8 replies
    los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | July 2, 2010 | 11:40 a.m. | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    Reporting from Mexico City — Mexican authorities said Friday that they have arrested the leader of a Ciudad Juarez street gang who ordered the fatal shooting attack on a U.S. consular worker in the border town in March. Federal police said Jesus Ernesto Chavez told them that consular employee Lesley A. Enriquez, 35, was targeted because she was providing visas to rivals. Police said Chavez, 41, also confessed to having taken part in a January shooting attack on a teen party that killed 15 people and raised an unusual outcry in Mexico over the runaway violence that has made Ciudad...