Thursday, May 11, 2017



Note: Original story from Sun UK. Graphics, photos at link.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE Brit holiday hotspot Mexico revealed as the world's second deadliest country ahead of IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN

An arms race between rival organised crime groups and government forces has caused a spike in violence
By Sam Webb
9th May 2017, 6:30 pm Updated: 9th May 2017, 6:31 pm

MEXICO is the second most deadly warzone in the world – even worse than Iraq and Afghanistan – according to new research.

The crime-plagued nation, which had 513,800 British visitors in 2016, is second only to Syria in combat deaths, according to this year's Armed Conflict Survey by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

There were 157,000 deaths from conflict worldwide last year

A woman cries over a relative who was shot dead in Veracruz, eastern Mexico, in June 2016. There were 23,000 recorded deaths from fighting in Mexico
A Mexican soldier stands guard next to a mass grave, in Zitlala, Mexico on November 25, 2016

An arms race between rival organised crime groups and government forces has pushed the level of violence to that of a war – with 23,000 recorded deaths.

A total of 50,000 died in fighting in Syria, 17,000 were killed in Iraq and continuing fighting in Afghanistan caused the deaths of 16,000 people.

The ten most lethal conflicts were: Syria, Mexico, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Turkey, South Sudan and Nigeria.

Family members cry in front of a car in which two men were killed in Juarez, Mexico

The conflict in Syria has topped the grim list for five years
A Somali firefighter gestures at the site of car bomb attack in Mogadishu yesterday
Syria's conflict was the world's most lethal for the fifth year running.

Dr John Chipman, chief executive and director-general of the IISS said: "The death toll in Mexico's conflict surpasses those for Afghanistan and Somalia.
"This is all the more surprising, considering that the conflict deaths are nearly all attributable to small arms.
"Mexico is a conflict marked by the absence of artillery, tanks or combat aviation."

A man from the Dinka tribe in South Sudan poses with his AK 47 rifle
A Kalashnikov assault rifle found after a shooting in Cancun, a tourist hotspot

The violence has spiralled as criminal groups like the Sinaloa Catel, Los Zetas and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel look for more extreme methods of controlling territory and sources of cash like cocaine smuggling, heroin production and, increasingly, synthetic drugs laboratories.

They are not afraid to launch direct assaults on cops and the military. In one incident in May 2016 criminals opened fire on a patrol of the Mexican Navy, one of the most capable combat forces in Mexico, killing a marine.

The resulting gunfight also left six suspected criminals dead. Because several small criminal groups operate in the area it has been difficult to discover who launched the attack.

However, the Armed Conflict Survey also reveals deaths from conflict worldwide fell to 157,000 last year, compared to 167,000 in 2015.

It contains detailed analysis of 36 of the world's high-, medium- and low intensity conflicts.


Note: from cnn even.

Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016
By Elizabeth Roberts, CNN
Updated 12:48 PM ET, Tue May 9, 2017



Después de Siria, México fue el país más violento en 2016: Informe
Por: SUN | 09/05/2017 10:34
LONDRES, Inglaterra(SUN)


Note: At Naco POE that is. "Of the 262 linear miles"

Last panel of border fencing installed near Naco Port of Entry
Posted: May 09, 2017 10:55 AM MST
Updated: May 09, 2017 10:55 AM MST
Posted By Faye DeHoff

Naco -
Granite Construction crews installed the final border fence panel earlier today, near Arizona's Naco Port of Entry. This completes the replacement of an estimated 7.5 miles of outdated primary pedestrian fencing along the U.S-Mexico border.

Plans for the replacement fencing began four years ago. Funding was approved last year as part of the 2016 fiscal budget. The overall project, which includes replacement fencing, road improvements, and improvements to low water crossings, is expected to be completed next month.

The replacement fence creates greater resistance to illegal crossings, and improves situational awareness of illegal activities along the immediate border.

Of the 262 linear miles of border patrolled by Tucson Sector agents, approximately 210 miles have some type of pedestrian or vehicle barrier.


PGR stops truck with load of 'crystal' ( meth )
Details Posted on Tuesday May 09, 2017,
Written by Editor / El Diario


The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), through the Deputy Attorney General for Regional Control, Criminal Procedures and Amparo, in its Sonora Delegation, secured methamphetamine and heroin, in support of the "The Truth of the Crystal" program in Santa Ana.

Derived from an anonymous complaint, elements of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC), attached to the General Directorate of Ministerial and Judicial Orders based in the city of Hermosillo, on highway 15, section Hermosillo-Santa Ana, kilometer 15 + 200 , Arrested Jose and Javier, on board a truck, from Tecomán, Colima, bound for Tijuana, Baja California.

At the time of reviewing the vehicle, AIC staff located and secured 23 packs of 24 kilograms of methamphetamine and three packs of two kilograms, 300 grams of heroin that were hidden in the fuel tank of that unit.

For these actions, the defendants, drugs and the truck, were available to the Public Ministry of the Federation, who continues with the integration of the corresponding Investigation Folder for crimes against health.


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