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    December 2008
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    Twelve bodies with signs of torture found on the side of a remote highway in the state of Michoacan were federal police officers, an official with Mexico's national security council said at a news conference Tuesday.The slayings come on the heels of an unprecedented wave of violence washing over Mexico. Since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels shortly after coming into office in December 2006, more than 10,000 people have died, about 1,000 of them police.

    In the latest incident, 11 male officers and one female officer were "ambushed while they were off duty by an armed group," said the security council's Technical Secretary Monte Alejandro Rubido Garcia.

    The bodies were found in a pile near the town of La Huacana in the southwest Mexican state, Garcia said.

    Rubido said the slain officers had been doing "investigative work" in the city of Arteaga in Michoacan, one of the states most affected by the government's offensive against drug cartels.

    Rubido announced the arrest of Francisco Javier Frias Lara, known as "El Chivo," in connection with the killings of the officers.

    Frias is a member of La Familia Michoacana, one of the region's most powerful drug cartels, Rubido said.

    Federal police around the country will redouble security measures for its agents, Rubido said.

    In the city of Ciudad Juarez alone, the toll of drug-related deaths for the year topped 1,000, a distinction the Mexican city did not reach last year until September.At this point last year, the violence-plagued city across the border from El Paso, Texas, had tallied 596 killings, El Universal newspaper said Tuesday, citing figures from the Chihuahua state attorney general's office.

    The city did not reach 1,000 slayings in 2008 until September 16.

    Between 1994 and 2006, the death toll never exceeded 300.

    According to the state attorney general's office, Juarez's death toll this year is: 136 in January, 240 in February, 73 in March, 90 in April, 125 in May, 247 in June and 104 so far in July.

    The past few days have been particularly bloody in southwest Mexico. At least 32 people have been killed in Michoacan drug violence in recent days, El Cambio de Michoacan newspaper reported Tuesday.

    Two federal police officers were killed in an ambush early Tuesday in Michoacan. Coordinated attacks in eight cities over the weekend in the state had left three federal police officers and two soldiers dead.

    Those attacks were prompted by the arrest early Saturday of Arnoldo Rueda Medina, a high-ranking Familia Michoacan member.

    Cartel members first attacked the federal police station in Morelia to try to gain freedom for Rueda. When that failed, the drug gangs attacked police installations.

    Four police were wounded in Tuesday's ambush, the state-run Notimex news agency reported.

    A federal police station in the Michoacan city of Maravatio was attacked Tuesday morning, news reports said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

    The bodies of the 12 federal officers had been found hours earlier.

    Another attack occurred late Monday in the Michoacan city of Lazaro Cardenas, where gunmen launched three grenades and fired high-caliber weapons at the Sol del Pacífico Hotel. The hotel serves as headquarters for federal police participating in the Operativo Michoacan drug sweep.

    A corporal was wounded but no guests were injured, El Universal said.

    Nine bodies were found last week on the same road where the corpses were discovered Monday, the newspaper said, and four bodies showing signs of torture were dumped there last month.

    In Chihuahua state along the U.S. border, a municipal president was shot and killed Tuesday morning while on his way to work. Ariel Meixequeiro had twice before temporarily left his post because he had been threatened by crime gangs, El Universal said. Other local officials also have been killed or abducted.

    Violence also broke out Monday in Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico. A confrontation in the city's tourist district left two drug cartel suspects dead and another wounded, the federal Secretariat for National Security reported. Three police and a taxi driver were wounded.

    The drug suspects died when a grenade they were about to throw at police blew up inside their armor-plated vehicle.

    A 10-minute shootout started when police tried to stop the BMW in which the men were riding. At least 10 vehicles, several businesses and the Cristo del Buen Viaje Catholic church suffered damage, El Universal reported.

    In Sinaloa state, also on Mexico's Pacific coast, three men were shot and killed in two cities Monday, the newspaper said. In the city of Culiacan, the killers ran over two of the men with a truck after shooting them. The third man was shot in El Dorado while he was riding a bike.

    Now, this really bothers me because my sister happens to be a border patrol agent in that area!


    Source

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americ...nce/index.html

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    December 2008
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    Da-yum.

  3. Post #3
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    Damn, that whole country is burning to the ground now. It's been going on for months now. Must suck to live there.

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    Damn, that whole country is burning to the ground now. It's been going on for months now. Must suck to live there.
    which is why they're going to america now. or, one of the many, many reasons, at least.

  6. Post #6
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    Let's build an American concrete wall right now across the Mexican border.

  7. Post #7
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    Let's build an American concrete wall right now across the Mexican border.
    there already is one, multiple walls and fences and guard towers.

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    More walls then k?

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    and a moat

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    Please waste more of your money changing this title again.
    Gmod4ever's Avatar
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    and a moat
    With piranhas

  11. Post #11
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    With piranhas
    And crocodiles

  12. Post #12
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    How the fuck does a discussion about Mexico's descent into pseudo-anarchy turn into DON'T LET THEM MESKINS TAKE OUR JERBS

    Edited:

    An entire country is burning to the ground and all you can think about is building a wall

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    How the fuck does a discussion about Mexico's descent into pseudo-anarchy turn into DON'T LET THEM MESKINS TAKE OUR JERBS

    Edited:

    An entire country is burning to the ground and all you can think about is building a wall
    ...So?

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    And crocodiles
    And safari

  15. Post #15
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    What would a wall possibly contribute to the issue of destabilization

    Edited:

    I understand security measures and all that, but a wall would do absolutely nothing to change the situation, whatsoever.

    Every time someone says "Mexico" someone else says "BUILD A WALL"

    It's like racist Marco Polo

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    Soldiers? It's that bad that their using the Mexican Military to fight this thing?

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    What would a wall possibly contribute to the issue of destabilization

    Edited:

    I understand security measures and all that, but a wall would do absolutely nothing to change the situation, whatsoever.

    Every time someone says "Mexico" someone else says "BUILD A WALL"

    It's like racist Marco Polo
    Psh, this is mehico we're talking about. Marcello Poyo. :buddy:

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    Just cus Mehico is going down doesn't mean we have to follow,
    Also,
    The wall should have sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.

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    Soldiers? It's that bad that their using the Mexican Military to fight this thing?
    When soldiers are deployed for combat in their own country, things have gone beyond the point of no return.

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    "BUILD A WALL"
    or a moat

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    lol.

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    More walls then k?
    Great logic.

  23. Post #23
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    Hey guys Mexico is having some internal power struggles

    KEEP THEM MESKINS OUTTA MY COUNTRY GODDAMNIT BUILD A WALL AND KILL THE CRIMMIGRANTS

    what does that have to do with the issue at ha-

    BUILD A WALL USA USA RABBLE RABBLE

  24. Post #24
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    Can we just close the border?

  25. Post #25
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    That's like saying

    Hey Ireland is having some internal struggles between british loyalists and irish patriots

    KEEP THEM FUKKEN IRISH OUTTA MY COUNTRY BUILD A WALL GODDAMNIT

    on the ocean?

    BUILD A WALL DRUNK BASTARDS RUINING MY KIDS

    Edited:

    Can we just close the border?
    What the FUCK does that have to do with this AT ALL?

    Seriously? It really IS racist Marco Polo!

    "Mexico"

    "CLOSE THE BORDER!"

  26. Post #26
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    There is some really horrible stuff going on there.

  27. Post #27
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    I hope we don't give military support, it will be a waste of money. They have to handle this themselves. We could stay neutral yet supply the Mexican military, like we did in WW2 although to the Allies.

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    what if they attack pearl harbor

  29. Post #29
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    Hey guys Mexico is having some internal power struggles

    KEEP THEM MESKINS OUTTA MY COUNTRY GODDAMNIT BUILD A WALL AND KILL THE CRIMMIGRANTS

    what does that have to do with the issue at ha-

    BUILD A WALL USA USA RABBLE RABBLE
    This isn't even an internal power struggle. That would be like different political parties striving for control, you know, civil war style.

    This is just downright gang violence.

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    This isn't even an internal power struggle. That would be like different political parties striving for control, you know, civil war style.

    This is just downright gang violence.
    BUILD A WALL build a wall

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    This isn't even an internal power struggle. That would be like different political parties striving for control, you know, civil war style.

    This is just downright gang violence.
    They are fighting for control though. And so far the cartels have been successful because the government has very little control over what is going on in a lot of Mexico.

  32. Post #32
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    I would imagine that everyone advocating for a huge wall to be built wants it there so that all of the people causing this mayhem stay on that side. Not because of illegal immigrants.

    As for me, I don't know if spending a whole ton of money on a wall would stop the drug cartels from crossing the border. Various bloodthirsty scumbags like that aren't phased by arbitrary lines in the dirt, no matter how much we have in place to stop them from bringing their problems here.
    Remember, I'm talking about drug cartels, not average mexican people.

  33. Post #33
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    ((SPOILER ALERT:))


    A wall wouldn't stop shit

    Edited:

    Walls don't even stop migrant workers, I'm fairly certain drug cartels are a more clever bunch than that.

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    Maybe the politicians that are being threatened should be moved to a guarded military compound.

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    How the fuck does a discussion about Mexico's descent into pseudo-anarchy turn into DON'T LET THEM MESKINS TAKE OUR JERBS

    Edited:

    An entire country is burning to the ground and all you can think about is building a wall
    I laughed so hard

  36. Post #36
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    And what are they gonna' do?

    OH YEAH WE DRUG CARTELS OWN MEXICO NOW, YOU'RE NEXT AMERICA! WE'RE COMIN FOR YOU.

    Come on.

  37. Post #37
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    ((SPOILER ALERT:))


    A wall wouldn't stop shit

    Edited:

    Walls don't even stop migrant workers, I'm fairly certain drug cartels are a more clever bunch than that.
    that's where the riflemen come in, genius!

    but seriously, there's nothing anyone can do about it. all Mexico can do is fight it out and hope for the best. all the US can (and should) do is keep out of it and make sure they don't get caught in the crossfire.

  38. Post #38
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    wouldn't doubt it
    damn meskins

  39. Post #39
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    that's where the riflemen come in, genius!

    but seriously, there's nothing anyone can do about it. all Mexico can do is fight it out and hope for the best. all the US can (and should) do is keep out of it and make sure they don't get caught in the crossfire.
    I know you were joking, but as a statement not toward you but others: anyone who thinks shooting immigrants is a good idea is an idiot.

  40. Post #40
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    These drug cartels sure have some Delinquent Habits. Ohoho