U.S. Travel Alert, Criminals followed & harassed U.S. citizens, Robberies, homicides

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    U.S. Travel Alert, Criminals followed & harassed U.S. citizens, Robberies, homicides, petty thefts, & carjackings have increased in Mexico. U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico. Many of these cases remain unresolved. (You can go there but you may not come back...)

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    PUBLIC DOCUMENT:

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    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html

    Travel Alert
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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    This information is current as of today, Tue Mar 17, 2009

    Crime and Violence Throughout Mexico


    Mexican and foreign bystanders have been injured or killed in violent attacks in cities across the country, demonstrating the heightened risk of violence in public places. U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico. Many of these cases remain unresolved.

    Mexican army and police have had confrontations with the drug cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades. Large firefights have taken place in many towns and cities across Mexico. U.S. citizens have been trapped and temporarily prevented from leaving the area.

    The U.S. Mission in Mexico currently restricts non-essential travel to the state of Durango and all parts of the state of Coahuila south of Mexican Highways 25 and 22 and the Alamos River for U.S. government employees. This restriction was implemented in light of the recent increase in assaults, murders, and kidnappings in those two states, the timing of future armed engagements cannot be predicted.

    Robberies, homicides, petty thefts, and carjackings have all increased over the last year across Mexico generally. Criminals have followed and harassed U.S. citizens traveling in their vehicles in border areas. In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico authorities report that more than 1,800 people have been killed in the city since January 2008. Additionally, more than 17,000 car thefts and 1,650 carjackings in 2008. A recent series of muggings near the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez targeted applicants for U.S. visas.

    Criminals are armed with a wide array of sophisticated weapns. In some cases, assailants have worn full or partial police or military uniforms and have used vehicles that resemble police vehicles. The uncertain security situation poses serious risks for U.S. citizens.

    Demonstrations occur frequently throughout Mexico, demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate to violence unexpectedly. Violent demonstrations have resulted in deaths, including that of an American citizen in Oaxaca.

    The Mexican Constitution prohibits political activities by foreigners, and such actions may result in detention and/or deportation. U.S. citizens are therefore advised to avoid participating in demonstrations or other activities that might be deemed political by Mexican authorities.
     
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    Scary shit going on in Mexico.

    Hey, so all you gringos should change your travel plans and come to Costa Rica instead... our crime rate isn't rising.




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    There are warnings from the state department that Mexico is on the verge of collapse. Those dear illegal aliens some folks seem to adore, they may be refugees, but then these quasi-immigrants may be also be spreading collapse in this country in the form of crime, drugs and a rampant underground economy/culture. Just one more reason to tighten our border and enforce our immigration laws. It's not paranoia, it's a valid problem and valid concern. The 9/11 terrorist were just as much "immigrants" as the illegal aliens. There's another reason to want crystal clear "transparency" as to the immigration issue.
     
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    If you really MUST go to Mexico, try the same method illegals do, get some sleazy grease-ball coyote to sneak you in under the radar. So on your way to Cancun, you could go via a overcrowded semi-tractor trailer in over 120 degree heat, or say, sneak in overnight over the Texas/Mexico border through a sewer and over razor wire and then run across a busy freeway hand in hand with your wife and kids to make it all seem so compelling. Then you can say, you earned that little vacation because, because, hell if yer that damn dumb, it must mean something. Just say, you want a better...Vacation, I bet the Mexican officials will just well up with compassion that they will not seek a bribe because they really think it's about humanity and nothing else. Yeah, and good luck getting back in, although it will be much easier. Pity the poor poor Mexican, or the poor poor dumb asses stupid enough to envy them. But you can feel free to hire illegal aliens, I'm told it's good for Capitalism and apple pie and mom , abusing illegal aliens from Mexico is GUILT FREE, too boot.
     
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    ^ That's gotta be one of the most incoherent posts I've ever read.
     
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    Seems to me that this ALERT ought to include most of the AMERICAN SOUTHWEST, too.

    San Diego --It's not a nice place to visit, even if you CAN drink the water.
     
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    AT LEAST THEY'RE NOT BEHEADING PEOPLE IN SAN DIEGO! YET!

    Now the violence is spilling over into the U.S., where drug-related kidnappings and killings are rising. Obama plans to go to Mexico City next month to discuss how to confront the problems.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090319/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_mexico_drug_capture

    March 19, 2009

    "Mexico nabs suspected cartel leader without a shot"

    AP &#8211; MEXICO CITY &#8211; Vicente "El Vicentillo" Zambada, 33 was arrested a top leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, police seized three AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifles, three pistols, three cars, and several thousand dollars in cash. Zambada had control over logistics and the authority to order assassinations of government authorities and rivals. Authorities extended a cross-border crackdown on the gang that has included the arrest of 755 of its members in cities and towns all over the United States.

    Mexico's drug cartels are on the defensive as the U.S. and Mexico mount a cross-border crackdown, the cartels responded by killing some 8,000 people. About 10 percent of those victims are police,soldiers and civilians caught in the crossfire. On Thursday, 7 people were found dead in western Mexico. They included 3 victims who were bound, shot and dumped on the side of a highway outside the city of Morelia; 3 dismembered and headless bodies found in plastic bags in a park in the city of Uruapan; & a police officer shot dead while walking to work in the port of Lazaro Cardenas. In Acapulco a shallow grave with 4 men who appeared to have been bound and hacked to death with machetes. Also a man 27 was shot to death inside a public bus. Now the violence is spilling over into the U.S., where drug-related kidnappings and killings are rising. Obama plans to come to Mexico City next month to discuss how to confront the problems.
     
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    Well, so they arrested the guy. At least, they must be doing something right!

    That's positive.
     
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    Same Article:

    Forbes Magazine recently ranked Joaquin Guzman Loera AKA, "El Chapo" at No. 701 on its list of the world's richest people, with an estimated $1 billion fortune. There's a $5 million reward for Guzman.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090319/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_mexico_drug_capture

    March 19, 2009

    "Mexico nabs suspected cartel leader without a shot"

    AP &#8211; MEXICO CITY &#8211; Vicente "El Vicentillo" Zambada, 33 was arrested a top leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel. A U.S. indictment accuses Vicente Zambada of using planes, boats, trucks and cars to move nearly $50 million worth of cocaine from Colombia to New York, New Jersey, Chicago and California. The U.S. is seeking Zambada's extradition under a 2003 trafficking indictment, but he will have to face charges in Mexico before the request can be considered.

    The other two known Sinaloa cartel leaders at large are Joaquin Guzman Loera, known more commonly as "El Chapo" Guzman, & Ignacio Coronel Villarreal, or "Nacho Coronel." Mexican officials have issued a $5 million reward for Guzman. Forbes Magazine recently ranked Guzman at No. 701 on its list of the world's richest people, with an estimated $1 billion fortune.
     
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    "Joaquin Guzman Loera: Billionaire Drug Lord"

    Joaquin Guzman Loera: Billionaire Drug Lord - TIME

    The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for his capture (So, I guess the American taxpayers take it in the shorts again by paying for his capture in Mexico) &#8212; a rather meager amount given that Guzman's estimated net worth is $1 billion, putting him at #701 on the Forbes list, between a Swiss oil tycoon and an American heir to the Campbell Soup fortune.


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    Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman Loera.
    54-year-old, 5'6''
    Date of Birth, (DOB) April 4, 1957
     
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