MEXICO CITY: Murders in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, breaking the record for a second year running, official data showed, underlining the task facing the new president who has pledged to reduce violence in the cartel-ravaged country.
Investigators opened to 33,341 murder probes compared with the previous year’s record of 25,036, according to information from the Interior Ministry published on Sunday.
On the eve of the Mexican election The Sunday Times hailed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the ‘Mexican Corbyn hammering at Donald Trump’s door’.
A day later the veteran Left-wing firebrand cruised into the Presidency with a resounding mandate for his socialist nationalism and promise to tackle violence and corruption. During the election campaign alone, 132 politicians were killed. Continue reading
Terrorists and other criminals are laundering $43 billion a year in the Tri-Border Area.
An Iranian-backed terrorist group is laundering money in the Tri-Border Area of Latin America, according to a report published Tuesday. Such illicit activities in the region straddling the intersection of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay have long been a source of concern for United States security officials. Continue reading
According to Breitbart Texas, the federal government of Mexico recently deployed thousands of Mexican soldiers, Marines, and police officers to the Gulf region of the Mexico-United States border, as drug cartel violence spirals out of control.
Rival factions of the Gulf Cartel are in an all-out war against each other for the control of drug trafficking and human smuggling routes into Texas. Breitbart Texas describes how drug cartels are using military weapons in daily skirmishes in the border region. Continue reading
While Venezuela is drifting towards mass starvation, government collapse and civil war Colombia has managed to avoid all that and then some. What Colombia did was not easy. It required nearly two decades of effort to reach the point where a peace deal was agreed to and succeeded in disbanding the major leftist rebel group FARC. With that accomplished (as of the end of June) the second largest leftist rebel group (ELN, a third the size of FARC) now wants to talk peace as well. All these leftist rebels got going in the 1960s but by the 1990s were rapidly losing popular support. It got worse after 2000 because by then the drug gangs and leftist rebels had merged in many parts of the country, and the war was increasingly about money, not ideology. A new reform government took advantage of this and organized an offensive that sharply reduced crime and gave the economy a chance to become the most successful in South America. Continue reading
(CNN) It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines.
As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico’s drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 — second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of the civil war.
“This is all the more surprising, considering that the conflict deaths [in Mexico] are nearly all attributable to small arms,” said John Chipman, chief executive and director-general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which issued its annual survey of armed conflict on Tuesday. Continue reading
President Donald Trump and two of his key cabinet chiefs addressed the growing problem of the violent transnational MS-13 gang on April 18, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions even saying the gang could qualify as a terrorist organization.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly called MS-13 one of the greatest hazards the nation faces.
And Trump sent out a tweet: “The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. We are removing them fast!”
The MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, gang was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s by mostly-illegal immigrants who were escaping the civil war in El Salvador. Continue reading
Now, with an executive order facilitating the deportation of illegal immigrants – and especially those who have committed criminal offenses – as well as building a wall on the border, President Trump has many Mexicans up in arms.
Jorge Castañeda Gutman, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, took things a step further during an interview on CNN with Fareed Zakaria when he suggested that Mexico’s previous cooperation with the U.S. in curbing the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants could end. Continue reading
Imagine all the cases where no one is caught and therefore went unreported. If you wonder why there’s so many people concerned about open borders in the United States, this might be a good start.
On a more serious note, it was warned about several years ago that if a nuclear device was to ever go off in America, resulting in entire cities destroyed and millions of lives lost, the trail will lead back to the Kremlin. Matter of fact, we’ve been warned several times of the plans China and Russia have for America, yet allow ourselves to continue being sold New Lies for Old.
The, Russian mafia, for example is a KGB-controlled gang. The Kremlin uses gangs as fronts for strategic operations. It’s also evidenced in Red Cocaine, where drug cartels have been infiltrated by Russia and are now used to subvert America in one aspect via doping. While every gang might not be under Kremlin control, the ones that are given material like this should be highly suspect. Materials like this are not left in grandma’s basement, but rather, are under close watch of Russian security experts. It’s no accident that these materials simply wind up “lost”. It’s also been claimed that Chechen terrorists acquired Soviet nuclear weapons for al Qaeda. Author Paul L. Williams in his book Osama’s Revenge had once mentioned that al Qaeda has nukes already within the United States, and are plotting an American Hiroshima.
If you still have doubts or can’t stop chuckling at these claims, you can always reference JFK’s interview with Time Magazine, where he mentioned the Russians had a nuclear device blocks away from the White House — and that was decades ago.
Moldovan authorities have teamed up with the FBI in push to prevent nuclear material falling into the hands of extremists in the Middle East and Africa
Criminal gangs with Russian links are operating a thriving black market in nuclear materials in eastern Europe, often with the explicit intent of connecting sellers to Middle Eastern extremist groups including Islamic State.
Authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts by gangs to sell radioactive material in Moldova. The latest known case came in February, when a smuggler offered enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks, specifically seeking an Islamic State buyer.
A former CIA agent and top U.S. defence expert has warned that the world is more dangerous than it has ever been due to the rise of heavily armed and well funded terrorist groups.
Although the 21st century has not yet been subjected to the mass carnage and industrial scale slaughter caused by the global conflicts between superpowers in the 20th century, the increased threat of worldwide terrorism ensures that no nation can consider itself truly safe.
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Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47’s “control many areas on American soil” noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Continue reading
Senior drug enforcement officials in Washington and along the U.S. southwest border have spotted new technologies used by Mexican drug cartels to track their trackers in U.S. law. Continue reading
“Drug dealers have found a way to move money without it being followed,” said Tyrone Powers, Former FBI Agent. “They found a way to move people in and out and they found a way to move product.”
But these tunnels could easily be an underground highway for ISIS to spawn its brutality here. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our southern border is long and U.S. border patrol agents work to fight illegal activity like illegal immigration, drugs and now according to an FBI consultant, the border could be an attractive region for ISIS thanks in part to powerful drug lords.
“Drug dealers have found a way to move money without it being followed,” said Tyrone Powers, Former FBI Agent. “They found a way to move people in and out and they found a way to move product.” Continue reading
German arms company Heckler & Koch illegally sold large supplies of weapons to Mexico, a German newspaper reported Friday, citing sources at a customs agency.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The German Customs Investigation Bureau in Cologne (ZKA) said, as cited by Sueddeutsche Zeitung, that between 2003 and 2011, Heckler & Koch company delivered 9,400 rifles to Mexico.
According to the newspaper, the company made 3 million euros ($3.4 million) in the illegal sales of G36 assault rifles. Continue reading