Mexican president: Veracruz in control of the Zetas

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    Veracruz State police and Mexican army soldiers guard the perimeter around the site of a state prosecutors convention in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico Thursday Sept. 22, 2011. A gang known to be aligned with Mexico's most-wanted drug lord appears to be making a violent challenge to the dominant Zetas Cartel in the Gulf state of Veracruz, after they dumped 35 bodies last Sept. 20 on a busy avenue in front of horrified motorists near where the n
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    Mexican president: Veracruz in control of the Zetas
    October 14, 2011 4:34 PM
    MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Friday that the violence-plagued Gulf coast state of Veracruz had been left in the hands of the brutal Zetas drug cartel.

    Calderon has complained in the past that previous governments allowed Mexico's cartel problems to grow and didn't do enough to stop them. But he hasn't previously suggested a state was largely turned over to traffickers.

    In comments to a meeting of crime victims' groups in Mexico City, Calderon did not say specifically who he thought was responsible.

    "I believe Veracruz was left in the hands of the Zetas, I don't know if it was involuntary, probably, I hope so," said Calderon, who added that "if we hadn't taken on organized crime, they would have taken over the country, I assure you."

    There have been persistent accusations against former Veracruz Gov. Fidel Herrera Beltran, who left office in December 2010. While his term was relatively calm in terms of violence, adversaries accuse him of allowing the Zetas to operate freely in the state, which is lucrative route for migrant and drug traffickers.

    Herrera Beltran has denied those accusations, claiming they are politically motivated.

    Since mid-2011, Veracruz has been hit by dozens of murders and shootouts, including a grenade attack on a boulevard that killed one Mexican tourist. The state has been the scene of bloody turf battles between the Zetas and gunmen apparently linked to the Sinaloa cartel, and in recent weeks there have been two mass killings in which 67 bodies were found.

    In recent weeks, Miguel Angel Yunes — who made an unsuccessful run for governor in 2010 elections, which he lost to the candidate from Herrera Beltran's Institutional Revolutionary Party — told local media that the former governor had "handed over the police and police command to these criminal groups, and everyone in Veracruz knows it."

    In late July, masked gunmen claiming to be from a group allied with the Sinaloa cartel posted a video on the internet, in which they accused the former governor of protecting their rivals, the Zetas, and called Herrera Beltran "Zeta Number One."

    In an interview with MVS radio earlier this month, Herrera Beltran "energetically rejected" the allegations, and accused Yunes of being behind the anonymous video, and attributed the accusations to "perversity, hatred, rancor."

    Herrera Beltran did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.

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    When government fail to serve the people, organized crime prospers.

    The mexican government has been failing its people for generations.

    Thanks to the USA's insane drug laws, the more enteprizing Mexicans found a black market that now provides them with enough cash to challenge their own government's control of areas in that nation.

    Now seriously, who is really to blame?
     
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    Uncle Ferd says Obama oughta nuke Mexico...
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    Feds: Mexican Cartel Plotted Attack on U.S. to 'Send the Gringos a Message'
    November 11, 2011 — The leaders of a powerful Mexican cartel, frustrated that U.S. law enforcement was interfering with their lucrative drug business, plotted a military-style attack on a U.S. or Mexican government building to "send the gringos a message," federal prosecutors allege in documents filed this week.
     
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    Obviously since the Mexican Government has been failing its people for generations, then the US government must be to blame.

    :cuckoo:

    I also blame the US government for Canada's cold weather.:evil:

    And, as we all know, the US government has caused tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan.:(
     
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    So....the big news is that two people were arrented?

     
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    It's a running blog, divided by region- For example, to follow what's been happening in Vera Cruz, select SURESTE then click on Vera Cruz.

    This is not my first choice but Blog del Narcos server is apparently being messed with according to them.
     
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    Mexican Navy takes over Veracruz police...
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    Veracruz police disbanded: many in Mexico won't notice
    December 22, 2011 : The Mexican city's 1,100-member police force has just been fired, with the Navy put in charge of civilian security. Many in Veracruz won't miss the cops, whom they distrust.
     
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    Awww have mercy. We gave you Bob and Doug and the Stanley Cup.

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    On the other hand we gave you Celine Dion and Justin Bieber.

    Okey dokey you can really hate us. Now I understand.

    It's hard. It's really really hard to try to explain away them.
     

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