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  • Another ATF weapon tied to a killing in Mexico (Jalisco, used to kill a Mexican police chief)

    07/05/2013 8:24:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/5/13 | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON – A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Justice Department records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico. Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded. Local...
  • U.S. and Mexico Collaboration Leads to Arrest of Cartel Leader

    09/29/2010 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 27, 2010 | n/a
    September 27, 2010 US and Mexico collaboration leads to arrest of cartel leader MEXICO CITY - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-led Mexico City Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST), consisting of Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), along with Mexico's Office of the Attorney General (PGR) Specialized Investigative Unit for Organized Crime (SIEDO), executed an enforcement operation in Jalisco, Mexico, on Saturday which resulted in the arrest of cartel members associated with the leadership of the Sinaloa Federation's methamphetamine production operation. This organization is responsible for smuggling narcotics from Mexico to the United States and bulk currency from the...
  • Gunmen kill 5 police in shootout in western Mexico (Jalisco)

    08/28/2009 4:58:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 279+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/09 | AP
    MEXICO CITY – A convoy of gunmen engaged state police in a running shootout Friday that killed five officers and possibly one of the attackers in the western Mexico state of Jalisco, authorities said. The state attorney general's office said the gunbattle began when a convoy of seven vehicles carrying at least 30 gunmen approached state policemen on a local highway. Four policemen died in the initial fighting and another officer was killed when police gave chase to the assailants. The body of a dead man was found in one of the vehicles involved in the gunbattle and might be...
  • THE HISTORY OF JALISCO

    05/25/2006 3:37:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies · 1,488+ views
    Houston Institute for Culture ^ | Donna S. Morales and John P. Schmal
    THE HISTORY OF JALISCO By Donna S. Morales and John P. Schmal For more than a century, Mexican nationals have been crossing the southern border to begin new lives in the United States. A large percentage of those immigrants have come from the state of Jalisco. Jalisco, located in the west central part of the Mexican Republic, is the sixth largest of Mexico's thirty-one states. Within its 124 municipios, the state boasts a population that is approaching seven million. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on its west, the 31,210 square miles of Jalisco make up 4.1% of the total area...
  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.3 - OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO

    06/27/2005 5:07:46 AM PDT · by bd476 · 85 replies · 2,849+ views
    Magnitude 6.3 - OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO 2005 June 27 11:35:45 UTCPreliminary Earthquake Report U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center World Data Center for Seismology, Denver A strong earthquake occurred at 11:35:45 (UTC) on Monday, June 27, 2005. The magnitude 6.3 event has been located OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO. The hypocentral depth was poorly constrained. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.) Magnitude 6.3 Date-Time Monday, June 27, 2005 at 11:35:45 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time Monday, June 27, 2005 at 4:35:45 AM = local time at epicenter Location 18.788°N, 107.342°W Depth 12.4 km...