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  • 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...
  • Mexico anger high as US Border Patrol kills teen

    06/08/2010 11:10:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 60+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2010 | OLIVIA TORRES and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Mexicans are seething over the second death of a countryman at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents in two weeks, an incident near downtown El Paso that is threatening to escalate tensions over migrant issues. U.S. authorities said Tuesday a Border Patrol agent was defending himself and colleagues when he fatally shot the 15-year-old as officers came under a barrage of big stones while trying to detain illegal immigrants on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande.
  • Mexico anger high as US Border Patrol kills teen

    06/09/2010 2:04:15 AM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 59 replies · 149+ views
    AP ^ | June 9, 2010 | OLIVIA TORRES and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Mexicans are seething over the second death of a countryman at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents in two weeks, an incident near downtown El Paso that is threatening to escalate tensions over migrant issues. U.S. authorities said Tuesday a Border Patrol agent was defending himself and colleagues when he fatally shot the 15-year-old as officers came under a barrage of big stones while trying to detain illegal immigrants on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande.
  • Killing and kidnapping at Mexico wedding (groom, his brother, uncle, best man missing)

    05/09/2010 5:31:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,203+ views
    UPI ^ | 5/09/10
    Killing and kidnapping at Mexico weddingPublished: May 9, 2010 at 4:47 PM JUAREZ, Mexico, May 9 (UPI) -- Gunmen killed one person at a wedding and kidnapped the groom and three others Friday at a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, church before escaping, officials say. Chihuahua State Attorney General's Office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez said "It's unclear if this was gang or drug related," CNN reported. The shooting victim, described in his 20s, was shot in the back in the church's parking lot while running from the scene, Gonzalez said. The groom, his brother, uncle and best man were kidnapped, CNN said. In...
  • Shootings kill 16 people in Mexican border city

    04/28/2010 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies · 577+ views
    Chron ^ | April 28, 2010 | Olivia Torres
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen stormed into a bar, dragged out eight people and killed them in the parking lot, the first of several shootings in this violent border city Wednesday that left 16 dead, including a man in a wheelchair. In one incident, a car chase and shootout killed three people in front of an elementary school, creating a panic among students, teachers and parents. Battles between rival drug gangs have made Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, one of the world's deadliest cities. More than 800 people have been killed this year in the city...
  • VIDEO: Mexican Security Chief Ambushed In Michoacan; Seven Cops Assassinated In Ciudad Juarez

    04/24/2010 5:23:46 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/24/10 | Friends of Ours
    Public Safety Secretary Minerva Bautista, the top security official in Mexico's western state of Michoacan where the cult-like drug cartel La Familia has been engaged in an insurgency against the government, was wounded today in an ambush which killed four others as reported by Gustavo Ruiz for The Associated Press: She was traveling in a bullet-resistant sport utility vehicle. State Attorney General Jesus Montejano told the local Milenio television station that the attackers used assault rifles, grenades, a grenade launcher and a powerful .50-caliber sniper rifle whose rounds are capable of penetrating bullet-resistant materials. * * * The dead included...
  • Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation

    03/19/2010 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation Federal Charges Include Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Murder for Hire, Kidnapping, Drug Distribution and Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy, DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, FBI Special Agent in Charge David Cuthbertson, U.S. Border Patrol Marfa Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Smietana and El Paso Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill, El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza and El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles announced the arrest of seven individuals charged...
  • TRAVEL WARNING: MEXICO

    03/14/2010 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 50 replies · 2,182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Travel Warning United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 This information is current as of today, Sun Mar 14 2010 15:23:05 GMT-0700 (PDT). MEXICO March 14, 2010 The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico of concerns about the security situation in Mexico, and that it has authorized the departure of the dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros until...
  • Gunmen kill 13 students at party in Mexico (Ciudad Juarez)

    01/31/2010 11:43:09 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 43 replies · 1,416+ views
    Reuters (UK) ^ | January 31, 2010 | Julian Cardona and Alejandro Bringas
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Suspected drug hitmen burst into a party and killed 13 high school students, on Sunday in Ciudad Juarez, the latest massacre in one of the world's deadliest cities, Mexican media and witnesses said. Gunmen jumped out of sport utility vehicles and fired at the students, who were celebrating victory in a local American Football championship, in a house in the city across the border from El Paso, Texas, in the early hours of Sunday. "The men drove up in four SUVs, they were well-armed. They went into the house and shot at everyone, you could...
  • Citizens Prepare Themselves For War

    12/15/2009 1:41:21 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 822+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 12/13/2009 | The Stragegy Page
    The government announced that it will begin implementing a new series of social programs in Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua state) that will help the police and army battle narcotics cartels. If it sounds a bit like a classic Counter-insurgency (COIN) “political and social warfare” (where social and economic programs integrate with security operations), well, it is. One of the programs will be directed at impoverished Juarez teenagers. The narcotics gangs throw around money and have bought support in several neighborhoods. Some of the kids eventually “move up” and join the gang. The government intends to attack this “recruitment” process. There will...
  • College student shot dead in Mexican border city

    12/09/2009 2:01:26 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Dec. 9, 2009
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors say gunmen shot and killed a university student in the deadly border city of Ciudad Juarez. Chihuahua state prosecutor's spokesman Arturo Sandoval says the student's body was found in a truck Tuesday at an intersection. He is the second student from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua to be killed since Saturday.
  • More officers killed in Cuidad Juarez

    11/20/2009 7:54:04 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 488+ views
    KGNS ^ | Nov 20, 2009 | Ray Gomez
    Five police officers were killed yesterday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in a two separate incidents. In the first attack, two officers were killed while on patrol. Witnesses say gunmen killed one officer in his vehicle and the other as he tried to escape. In the second attack, four police officers were shot at while filling up their vehicles at a gas station. Two died on the scene, another died at a local hospital, and the fourth officer is being treated for his injuries. The total number of police officers killed to 47 this year, making it one of the most...
  • Juarez violence affecting UTEP athletic recruiting

    11/18/2009 8:25:42 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 24 replies · 1,048+ views
    KVIA ^ | Nov 17, 2009 | Darren Hunt
    EL PASO, Texas -- The widespread violence in Juarez is affecting a lot of things in El Paso, including the UTEP athletic program. The basis of UTEP's athletic teams are formed by recruiting student-athletes from across the state and country to study and play in El Paso. And now many of them, especially their parents, are now expressing concern about what is going on across the border. UTEP's campus is located just a few football fields away from Juarez, where thousands have been murdered this year, and that is not easy to hide. "I just recruited a girl from Sweden...
  • Shootout at Mexican Hospital[Ciudad Juarez]

    11/16/2009 1:26:52 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 812+ views
    NTDTV ^ | 11/16/2009
    A shootout at this hospital in Mexico claims two more lives — victims of the country's bloody drug war. The hospital is in Ciudad Juarez — the epicenter of the drug cartel violence convulsing Mexico. Two gunmen burst into the emergency room looking to finish off two rival gang members wounded in an earlier shootout. Witnessess said the pair fired their weapons as they roamed the corridors, looking for their targets. Patients and staff fled the building in terror. Police rushed to the scene, shooting dead two gunmen outside the hospital and arresting several others inside. The men being hunted...
  • Gunmen kill US airman in attack on bar in Mexico

    11/10/2009 9:07:42 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 1,358+ views
    KVIA ^ | Nov. 4, 2009 | AP
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - A gang of gunmen killed an off-duty U.S. airman and five other people early today at a bar in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Authorities say four other men were killed outside an elementary school in another part of town. That raises to 30 the number of homicides in Ciudad Juarez in just four days. There was no immediate information on a motive for the early morning attack at the Amadeus bar, which also left a seventh person wounded. But Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for prosecutors in northern Chihuahua state, says the methods bore...
  • Gunmen kill police commander in Ciudad Juárez(Mexico)

    11/08/2009 4:11:03 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 492+ views
    Dallas Morning News/AP ^ | November 7, 2009
    CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – Gunmen killed a police commander Friday here in Mexico's deadliest city, across the border from El Paso. He was the second senior police official gunned down in northern Mexico in recent days. Noel Martínez, a former military officer who was a district supervisor for the police in Ciudad Juárez, was shot inside his car Friday morning, police spokesman Jacinto Segura said. The city is caught in a turf war between rival drug cartels. Drug violence has killed more than 2,000 people in Juárez this year. In the northern town of García, outside Monterrey, five police officers...
  • U.S. soldier dies in drug attack in Mexico strip bar

    11/04/2009 12:56:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,819+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/4/09 | AP
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) – Gunmen with automatic weapons burst into a Mexican strip club on the U.S. border, opened fire on patrons and killed six people including an American soldier, the army said on Wednesday. The hooded gunmen stormed into the bar in Ciudad Juarez as strippers were dancing for customers, sought out the six men and shot them each several times. A 26-year-old off-duty U.S. soldier who had crossed over from El Paso, Texas, was among the dead, army spokesman Enrique Torres said. "It appears drugs were being sold at the place," Torres said of the strip joint....
  • Warden Message: Ciudad Juarez (Mexico) Drug Cartel Violence Threat

    10/30/2009 3:49:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 802+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | October 28, 2009 | n/a
    (Note: This is posted here for archival purposes.) # Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Ciudad Juarez (Mexico) Drug Cartel Violence Threat CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Mexico 28 Oct 2009 U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez issued the following Warden Message on October 28: This Warden Message is being issued to inform American citizens traveling to or residing in the Mexican state of Chihuahua that the US Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez received information on October 28, 2009 that drug cartels operating in the city...
  • Mexican gang leader added to FBI Most Wanted list

    10/21/2009 3:17:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 1,487+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Oct. 21, 2009 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    EL PASO, Texas — An alleged Mexican gang leader named to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list may have surgically altered his face and changed his finger prints to hide his identity, federal investigators said Wednesday. Eduardo "Tablas" Ravelo was added earlier this week to the wanted list that includes the likes of Osama Bin Laden and Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger. "From what I've heard, it's my understanding he may have had ... plastic surgery and manipulated his finger prints," said Samantha Mikeska, the FBI's lead investigator in a 5-year-old probe of Ravelo's Barrio Azteca gang. If Ravelo...
  • Clinics in Violent Mexican City to Turn Away Gunshot Victims

    08/30/2009 6:24:31 PM PDT · by Stoat · 20 replies · 1,386+ views
    Clinics in Violent Mexican City to Turn Away Gunshot Victims   CIUDAD JUAREZ – Private clinics in Ciudad Juarez, the scene of a bloody turf war between rival drug cartels, are refusing to treat victims of gunshot wounds due to the risk to their staff and other patients. Representatives of the clinics told authorities during a meeting that they could no longer receive this type of patients because cartel hit men have occasionally gone to hospitals to finish off a member of a rival drug mob who survived an attack. Luis Carlos Esquivel, coordinator of Mexico’s State Health Services,...
  • Ciudad Juarez crowned world's deadliest city

    08/27/2009 6:46:20 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 24 replies · 1,154+ views
    MEXICO'S volatile border city of Ciudad Juarez has the world's highest murder rate, followed by Caracas, Venezuela and the US city of New Orleans. Ciudad Juarez - the scene of regular and brutal score-settling between rival drug gangs - has 130 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, the Citizen's Council for Public Security said. Caracas has 96 murders per 100,000 inhabitants and New Orleans registers 95, the Mexican non-governmental organisation said, basing its figures on media and FBI reports. Caracas was listed as the murder capital of the world in the September 2008 Foreign Policy magazine, quoting official figures of 130 murders...
  • Warden Message: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Carjacking Information

    02/27/2009 3:53:11 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,140+ views
    OSAC.GOV ^ | February 26, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=97899 YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Carjacking Information CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Mexico 26 Feb 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 20 Feb 2009 TRAVEL ALERT: MEXICO 17 Feb 2009 MEXICO 2009 CRIME & SAFETY REPORT: YUCATAN PENINSULA 13 Feb 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: MONTERREY (MEXICO) EXPECTS DEMONSTRATIONS 6 Feb 2009 MEXICO 2009 CRIME & SAFETY REPORT: CIUDAD JUAREZ 4 Feb 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: CIUDAD JUAREZ RISING DRUG VIOLENCE, CAUTION ADVISED U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez issued the following Warden...
  • Gunmen attack governor's convoy, kill guard

    02/24/2009 1:35:31 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 19 replies · 1,311+ views
    AP ^ | February 24, 2009
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Gunmen shot at a convoy carrying the governor of a violence-wracked border state, killing one of his bodyguards and wounding two other agents. The federal Attorney General's Office said Monday it did not appear that Chihuahua Gov. Jose Reyes Baeza was the target of an assassination attempt. State investigators believe the shooting erupted over a traffic altercation between the bodyguards at the back of the convoy and armed men in two other cars, the office said in a statement. It did not provide further details.
  • Mexican gang violence kills 21

    02/11/2009 12:52:31 PM PST · by AuntB · 8 replies · 1,701+ views
    TheWest.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2009 | TheWest.com
    A drug gang kidnapped and killed six people near a town in the US-Mexican border region, prompting a series of gunbattles with soldiers that left 15 others dead. The violence on Tuesday started when gunmen kidnapped nine alleged members of a rival drug gang in Villa Ahumada and later executed six of them along the PanAmerican highway outside of the town, 130km south of Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, said Enrique Torres, spokesman for a joint military-police operation in Chihuahua State. Assailants later released three of the men, although their whereabouts was not immediately known, Torres...
  • Mexico deploying guards to protect commuter routes for Americans

    02/10/2009 1:27:22 PM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies · 508+ views
    Dallas morning news ^ | Feb. 7, 2009 | ANGELA KOCHERGA
    CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – As violent crime surges, this border city and international manufacturing center is deploying security forces to create safe commuter routes for U.S. executives and others who work in industrial parks. Ciudad Juárez is home to 380 maquiladoras, factories where Mexican workers assemble products for foreign companies. Most are U.S.-owned or subsidiaries. The factories employ more than 230,000 people. So officials created special commuter routes leading to and from industrial parks to protect workers and managers. "The maquila industry is about 60 percent of the economy. And we know how important it is," Mayor Jesús Reyes Ferris...
  • Warden Message: Ciudad Juarez Rising Drug Violence, Caution Advised

    02/05/2009 6:55:09 PM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,622+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=96919 YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Ciudad Juarez Rising Drug Violence, Caution Advised CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Mexico 4 Feb 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 15 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: COAHUILA & DURANGO, MEXICO, DETERIORATING SECURITY CONDITIONS 12 Dec 2008 ATM THEFTS INCREASING IN MEXICO 16 Oct 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: MEXICO UPDATED TRAVEL ALERT AND SECURITY INFORMATION 16 Oct 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: MEXICO SECURITY INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE 14 Oct 2008 TRAVEL ALERT: MEXICO U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez issued the following...
  • 4 Police Gunned Down in Mexico Border Town (List of 28 police officers threatened by name)

    12/20/2008 9:58:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 665+ views
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | List of 28 police officers threatened by name
    <p>List of 28 police officers threatened by name in list attached to 4 dead bodies.</p> <p>CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO -- Four municipal police were killed and one wounded in simultaneous attacks at various locations in this violent metropolis just across the border from El Paso, Texas, authorities said.</p>
  • 26 Killed in Mexico Drug Violence Over Weekend

    12/08/2008 10:06:18 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 1,047+ views
    10 killed in a shootout between soldiers and gunmen in Guerrero. CHILPANCINGO, MEXICO -- At least 26 people were killed in Mexico over the weekend in separate incidents, including 10 who died in a shootout between soldiers and gunmen in Guerrero state and five murdered at a bar in Ciudad Juarez. Ciudad Juarez, located across the border from El Paso, Texas, is considered the country's most violent city, with more than 1,400 murders reported this year. Gunmen burst into Alamo's bar in Juarez early Sunday and opened fire, killing five people and wounding four others. This was the second attack...
  • Journalists become targets in Mexico's drug war

    12/06/2008 6:39:41 PM PST · by BAW · 13 replies · 670+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune / AP ^ | December 6, 2008 | JULIE WATSON
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — As the photographer pulled his 2000 Ford Explorer into a soccer field, the crackle of his police scanner was broken by a lone accordion riff. The riff, a fragment of a "narcocorrido" glorifying drug smugglers, was an announcement that the death toll in Mexico's drug war – already above 4,000 this year – had just risen. Hector Dayer already knew that as he looked out at the seven bodies, bound, beaten and repeatedly shot. What he didn't know was whether yet another colleague was among the victims. Two weeks earlier, Dayer had photographed a friend –...
  • New Details: 12 Gunmen Kill 8 at Restaurant along Texas Border

    12/01/2008 7:34:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 67 replies · 2,220+ views
    KRGV 5 ^ | December 01, 2008
    Over 40 Murders Reported this Week CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - New details on a deadly discovery across the border from El Paso. This morning police in Ciudad Juarez say at least 12 masked gun men opened fire inside an upscale seafood restaurant and killed at least eight people. The attack comes a day after seven men were found executed in a school soccer field in an upper class neighborhood in Juarez. In all, 40 murders were reported over the holiday week along the border near El Paso. Police say the men were armed with AK-47 and fired off more than...
  • New Mexico signs deal with Ciudad Juarez[Mexico]

    11/09/2008 2:03:42 PM PST · by BGHater · 11 replies · 155+ views
    AP ^ | 07 Nov 2008 | AP
    New Mexico's Economic Development Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city government of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to coordinate business-building efforts along the border. Each agency has agreed to share information about industry sectors that hold the greatest promise of joint success for each side, such as trade leads and joint venture opportunities. Another part of the agreement calls for each side to include the other, when appropriate, in cross-border site visits when the region is under consideration by potential maquiladora supplier leads.
  • Mexico crime wave takes ten more lives

    05/29/2008 9:05:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | May 28
    Ten people were found shot execution style, including three beheaded bodies, in 24 hours of drug-related warfare in northern Mexico, the Juarez prosecutor's office said Wednesday. A local police officer's head was found inside a plastic bag with a note warning the Sinaloa drug cartel: "so you know we're not playing around." It was signed by La Linea, a rival drug group fighting for control of this city on the US border... On a blanket spread over a bridge in nearby Chihuahua, 360 kilometers (215 miles) south of here, were scribbled the names of several local police officers and a...
  • Mexican army detains 9 police officers just south of Texas border

    04/01/2008 3:32:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 70+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | April 1, 2008
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Mexican soldiers arrested nine police officers who were allegedly carrying drugs in their patrol cars in the violence-plagued city of Ciudad Juarez, just south of El Paso, Texas. The officers were detained over the weekend while carrying marijuana and radios with non-police frequencies, Mayor Jose Reyes and municipal Public Safety Department spokesman Jaime Torres said Monday. "We know there are officers who aren't upright and are breaking the law," Reyes said. "Our job is to identify them and fire them, and to support the federal authorities in their efforts." Last week, the government sent more...
  • 2 more arrested in gang probe, including 1 facing murder charge[Barrio Azteca in El Paso/Juarez]

    01/11/2008 8:06:10 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 810+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Jan. 11, 2008 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    EL PASO, Texas — Two more men were arrested Friday in a four-year investigation of a violent Texas gang, giving federal prosecutors now seven indicted suspects in their case that allegedly links the Barrio Azteca to a powerful Mexican drug cartel. Eric "Flaco" Saucedo, 28, and Arturo Enriquez, 30, face various racketeering charges in an 11-count indictment partially unsealed this week. Saucedo is also charged with one count of murder, and he gently wept as he was read the charges against him in court Friday. According to the heavily redacted, 63-page indictment, Saucedo worked with the Barrio Azteca gang since...