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  1. #181
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  4. #183
    8/27/19 Mass shooting near Veracruz. 28 dead.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/25-killed...140821744.html

    Coatzacoalcos (Mexico) (AFP) - Gunmen burst into a Mexican strip club in a hail of bullets and killed at least 28 people as they trapped revelers inside and started a raging fire, officials said Wednesday.

    Many of the dead were dancers who worked there, according to managers.

    President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned the "shameful" attack in the city of Coatzacoalcos, and said federal authorities would investigate evidence it may have stemmed from collusion between local authorities and organized crime.

    Local media reported two sailors from the Philippines were also killed. The Philippine embassy in Mexico City said it was investigating the report.

    - Hit squads, corruption -

    Mexico, the chief supplier of narcotics to the United States, has been hit by a wave of violence since declaring war on drugs and deploying the army to fight its powerful cartels in 2006.

    Since then, more than 250,000 people have been murdered, including a record 33,753 last year.

    The situation in Veracruz has been particularly grim. Jailed ex-governor Javier Duarte (2010-2016) is accused of presiding over a rash of corruption and human rights abuses.

    Two former state police chiefs and a string of ex-officials have been charged with running hit squads that abducted and presumably killed unwanted individuals during Duarte's administration.
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  5. #184
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    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday a "sophisticated camera" had been found in his offices, but added that he was unconcerned because he has nothing to hide."A few days ago, in one of the rooms in the (presidential) offices, they found a sophisticated camera, one of those tiny little ones. We were being recorded," he told a news conference at the National Palace, the colonial building in central Mexico City where he lives and works.
    Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment leftist elected last year, did not indicate who could be behind the alleged espionage, but said he was not worried.
    "What do they achieve by doing that? Everything we discuss is completely legal and transparent. There's nothing they could use against us," he said.
    "I don't think it's a sensitive issue. We've got nothing to hide... Everything we say should be in the public domain."

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/mexican-presi...164340802.html
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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

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  8. #186
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is planning to allow the country's national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), to pursue joint ventures and explore for new finds in deep water, the Financial Times reported Aug. 29.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situa...icy-amlo-pemex
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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

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  9. #187
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    A seventh suspect in the U.S. illegally has been accused of sexual assault in Maryland's sanctuary Montgomery County. Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins sounds off..
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  10. #188
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexican-o...223431285.html

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — State and local officials in western Mexico disputed Monday whether the old vigilante "self-defense" movement has re-awakened, or whether recent confrontations are just turf battles between gangs.
    The 2013-2014 vigilante movement took control of large swaths of western Michoacan state, purportedly to expel the old Knights Templar drug cartel. The "self-defense" groups were largely disarmed after the government sent in thousands of police and troops; officials argued many vigilante groups had been infiltrated by rival gangs.
    Over the weekend, vigilantes in the town of Tepalcatepec said they had fought off a massive attack by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and posted videos showing hundreds of purported vigilante fighters and shot-up pickup trucks surrounded by bodies.
    Michoacan state prosecutors say only one body was officially found following the confrontation, but a total of about a dozen people had been wounded.
    State officials say the videos showing numerous dead could have been taken at other times and places.
    But town officials in Tepalcatepec were so shaken they announced Monday they were cancelling classes and Sept. 15-16 independence day celebrations.
    Mayor Felipe Martinez said in a statement that "we fear more kinds of attacks."
    But on Monday, Michoacan Gov. Silvano Aureoles denied there was any resurgence of the vigilante movement, saying the confrontations had been magnified and were turf battles between drug gangs.
    Aureoles said the vigilantes in Tepalcatepec — the home town of vigilante leader José Mireles — were simply fighting over turf and drug routes with the Jalisco cartel, which he referred to as the "four letters," a reference to the group's Spanish initials: CJNG.
    "These are rivalries and quarrels between them, and not for charitable purposes," Aureoles said. "This is obviously a struggle over territory and shipment routes."
    Aureoles has criticized federal officials for not cracking down hard enough on drug cartels, and for holding talks with some vigilante groups, who he describes as nothing more than criminals.
    Michoacan was where Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war began. Vigilante movements, meanwhile, become a lingering problem in many parts of neighboring Guerrero state.
    While violence declined in Mexico between 2013 and 2015, it has since surged to higher levels than at the height of the drug war. A massive return of vigilantes might suggest Mexico is returning to the darkest days of the drug war.
    In Morelos state, closer to Mexico City, prosecutors said Monday that gunmen killed five men at a bus station in the state capital of Cuernavaca.
    The Morelos state prosecutors office said a sixth man was wounded in the attack. It said the victims were specifically targeted around 4:40 a.m., but did not offer any possible motive.
    Multiple organized crime groups maintain a presence in the city 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Mexico City.
    In May, a union official accompanying protesting street vendors was shot to death outside city hall along with another trade unionist.
    And in the northern state of Sinaloa, marines said Monday they had raided four clandestine drug labs and seized about 1,015 gallons (3,840 liters) of liquid methamphetamines.
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  11. #189
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    Much more at the thread.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  12. #190
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday the public should have the right to choose whether ex-presidents should face trial once a bill has passed Congress making it easier to hold referendums.Speaking after an official said an investigation had been opened on a 2014 scandal that battered the reputation of his predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, Lopez Obrador said he did not want to pursue former presidents in court.
    But he urged Congress to ratify a proposal approved by the lower house in March that would change the constitution to facilitate referendums and pave the way for a so-called recall vote on his presidency halfway through his six-year term.
    "And once (the constitution) has been reformed and these referendums can be held, if the people ask for it and want ex-presidents to stand trial, that right is guaranteed," Lopez Obrador said at his regular morning news conference.
    On Monday, Irma Sandoval, head of the Public Administration Ministry, said the government had filed a criminal complaint against a number of former officials over the case of a luxury house acquired by Pena Nieto's then-wife, Angela Rivera.


    Sandoval did not identify the ex-officials now under scrutiny, but when asked whether the investigation led toward Pena Nieto, she responded: "We could say that, yes."
    Lopez Obrador, who took office in December, spent years campaigning against corruption in Mexican politics. But he disappointed supporters when he said he did not want to rake through the past after winning election in July 2018.
    Still, in recent weeks, expectations have risen that Lopez Obrador is serious about tackling corruption.
    Prosecutors have launched investigations of two top officials from the previous administration for alleged misuse of public funds, Emilio Lozoya, former boss of state oil firm Pemex, and ex-Social Development Minister Rosario Robles.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/mexican-presi...171134543.html
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  13. #191
    The cartel that controls the border city of Nuevo Laredo is forcing some local gas stations to deny fuel to police and military customers to limit patrols against organized crime.

    The Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas threatened various gas stations in Nuevo Laredo, saying they would burn establishments if they supplied gasoline to Tamaulipas State Police and the Mexican military. The news was first reported by Mexico’s Televisa, who obtained a recorded conversation between a gas station operator and a Nuevo Laredo city official. In that conversation, the businessman revealed he was threatened and was not going to take a chance on serving authorities–even with protection in place.
    In response to the service shortage, authorities escorted a gasoline truck inside a military base for secure refueling. The tactic to limit law enforcement operations comes at a time when Tamaulipas State Police are cracking down on the the CDN.
    Without the help of Mexican federal police, Tamaulipas cops killed over a dozen CDN gunmen in recent days to keep the violent cartel from spreading terror throughout the region. In recent weeks, the CDN used armored trucks with mounted machine guns, .50 caliber rifles, and grenade launchers to counter authorities. The gunmen are also pushing east into the territories controlled by the Gulf Cartel, setting off lengthy and terrifying shootouts among local residents.

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/201...-and-military/
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  14. #192
    Mexican prosecutors will target a former attorney general and his top aides in their investigation into the handling of a controversial probe into the disappearance five years ago of 43 student teachers, a government official said on Sunday.The attorney general's office said on Saturday prosecutors would hold to account those who oversaw the widely-panned probe into the abduction and apparent massacre of the trainee teachers by corrupt police working with a violent drug gang.
    The scandal battered the reputation of then-president Enrique Pena Nieto. His successor, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has criticized how the case was handled and the release of suspects at the heart of the probe.
    Deputy interior minister Alejandro Encinas, the official overseeing the reopening of the case, told a news conference 77 of 142 suspects detained over the Sept. 26, 2014 disappearances in the southwestern city of Iguala had been released by courts.
    The drug gang leader, Gildardo Lopez Astudillo, was recently released after a judge found officials had tortured him to get evidence. The U.N. human rights office said last year that authorities had probably tortured dozens of people in the case.
    Encinas said the probe by prosecutors into the officials in charge of the case would focus "in particular" on Jesus Murillo, Tomas Zeron and Jose Aaron Perez Carro.
    Murillo was the attorney general who presented the government's official account of what happened to the students, while Zeron headed the agency that led the investigation. Perez was in charge of a special office dedicated to the Iguala case.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/mexico-target...203552079.html
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  16. #193
    Mexico’s minimum wage will be reviewed for a possible boost to strengthen the purchasing power of workers, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday, the newspaper Reforma reported.The increase will be gradual, he said while touring the state of Campeche, because the rate can’t be changed by decree. Economic activity has to increase so businesses are able to provide jobs that pay fair wages, he said.
    A national poll last week showed Lopez Obrador’s approval fell to 61% from 66% as the economy teeters on the brink of a technical recession. Investors are uncertain about an economy now estimated by the central bank to grow 0.2% to 0.7% this year, down from 0.8% to 1.8% previously.
    “I did some research on minimum wages in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and was surprised to learn that they are twice what we have in Mexico,” Lopez Obrador said. “It turns out even China has a higher minimum wage than Mexico, so it’s something we’re going to look into.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/mexicos-minim...193232516.html
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  17. #194
    When U.S. oil firm Talos Energy found nearly a billion barrels off Mexico's southern Gulf coast two years ago, it marked the first discovery by a foreign firm since the oil industry was nationalized eight decades earlier.Now Mexico's state-run oil firm Pemex wants to take over the lucrative project, according to two former Mexican energy officials and two company executives with knowledge of internal Pemex discussions.
    The Pemex push to run drilling in the oilfield comes amid the ongoing drive by leftist President Andres Lopez Obrador to return more control of Mexico's energy sector to its state oil firm. His predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, ended Pemex's monopoly and started auctioning off oilfields to private companies in 2015.
    Talos was the first to find oil, in a shallow-water field it named Zama after the Maya word for dawn. Wresting control of the project from the company now would strike a symbolic blow to Mexico's biggest economic policy change in decades and could further chill investment by the world's top energy firms, oil executives and industry experts told Reuters.
    Pemex has a potential claim to control over Zama because it has drilling rights to an adjacent field. The oil deposit likely extends into Pemex territory – although the firm has yet to prove that by drilling. The two companies began talks last year about a merged project and will later negotiate how to split revenues and who gets operational control. If the talks deadlock, Lopez Obrador's Energy Ministry would settle disputes and appoint one company to oversee drilling.
    "If Pemex does end up operating it, that would not send a good signal to private investors," said one executive from an oil major with several offshore projects in Mexico.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-mex...205357549.html
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  18. #195
    Mexico’s government shouldn’t only regulate pot, it should be the main bulk buyer and seller of the drug, lower house majority leader Mario Delgado proposed in a new bill.A public company named Cannsalud would be authorized exclusively to acquire cannabis from growers with permits and then sell the drug to franchises authorized to sell small amounts to the public, according to the bill.
    “This way the cannabis market wouldn’t be left to the autonomous regulation by individuals, but would involve the state as a permanent supervisor and controller of activity involving this substance within a legal framework that would guarantee benefits for all,” the bill states.
    Delgado’s ruling Morena party holds majorities in both house of congress, and his intention to push for state involvement in the marijuana trade is in line with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s pledge to increase government presence in the private sector. Lopez Obrador has said regulation of some drugs like marijuana is possible under his administration, but it’s unclear if he’d support a government company running the trade.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/mexico-lawmak...202035111.html
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  19. #196
    A Mexican Supreme Court Justice has resigned, the president's office said on Thursday, after the judge faced questions about a possible probe by Mexico's financial intelligence unit.Justice Eduardo Medina Mora, 62, was appointed under prior President Enrique Pena Nieto in 2015, and, according to local media, was set to serve until 2030.
    Under the last administration he also was ambassador to the United States, and under prior President Felipe Calderon, was attorney general.
    President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accepted Medina Mora's request to leave his post and would send it to the Senate for final approval, his office said, but did not provide further details.
    Medina Mora could not be reached for comment.
    Lopez Obrador told reporters in June that the financial intelligence unit, which probes money laundering and other financial crimes, had received information on Medina Mora from U.S. authorities.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/mexican-supre...025025054.html
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  20. #197
    A former Pemex executive was slapped with a $165 million fine under a graft probe into the Mexican state oil giant's purchase of a defunct fertilizer company, the government said Friday.Pemex suffered major financial losses over its purchase of the near-worthless fertilizer plant, which had been sitting idle for years, for $475 million in 2014.
    Edgar Torres, the former head of Pemex Fertilizers, received "a fine of 3.2 billion pesos ($165 million) for irregularities in the purchasing process," the country's civil service said in a statement Friday.
    The Mexican press identified Torres as a close associate of former Pemex chief executive Emilio Lozoya, a top adviser to ex-president Enrique Pena Nieto.
    A Mexican judge has issued an arrest warrant for Lozoya, whose whereabouts are unknown. He is accused of being part of the Pemex scandal and also of taking millions of dollars in bribes from Brazilian company Odebrecht.
    As part of his punishment, Torres was also barred from working in the public sector for 15 years. That comes in addition to the 15 years he was banned in May and a separate fine of $31.7 million for having bought the fertilizer company at an inflated price.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/former-pemex-...063359166.html
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  21. #198
    Mayor of town dragged behind truck for not keeping campaign promises.

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/mexico...r-angry-locals

    Eleven people were arrested in southern Mexico on Tuesday after the mayor of their village was dragged out of his office, beaten, and then tied to a pickup truck and dragged through the streets of the town, according to officials.
    The State's Attorney General's Office in Tuxtla Gutiérre said in a news release that the incident happened early Tuesday in the town of Las Margaritas, when a group of people stormed Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández's office and caused damage to real estate, in addition to assaulting him.

    The angry group of farmers was demanding the mayor build a road he promised to construct during his campaign, Mexican news outlet Excelsior reported.
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