Post Tagged with: "War on Drugs"
President Felipe Calderon’s reliance on the army in Mexico’s war on drugs was shaken in the past days with the arrest of three generals and a lieutenant colonel on corruption charges. With Mexico’s presidential election just six weeks away and political campaigns in full swing, supporters allege that at least one of the arrests is [...]
A fresh clash between soldiers and suspected criminals in northwest Mexico left 12 dead, including two soldiers, a state official said Wednesday. At least 22 others have been killed in similar clashes in Sinaloa state, home to the eponymous drug cartel, since Saturday. In the latest clash, men armed with grenades and high caliber weapons [...]
The helicopter that crashed Friday carrying the late interior secretary Francisco Blake Mora, a key figure in Mexico’s war on drug cartels, experienced no mechanical problems, a cabinet official said Sunday. Blake Mora, 45, was killed along with seven other people when their French-built Super Puma helicopter slammed into a hill near Mexico City. Investigators [...]
Multi-agency task force installing new software technology to eliminate illegal drug trafficking ARLINGTON, Va: A multi-agency task force charged with eliminating illegal drug trafficking is installing a new software technology developed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the command announced July 21. Since July 1, the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South has been [...]
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico: Suspected “hit teams” from Mexico’s powerful Juarez Cartel killed two Americans and a Mexican man linked to the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez in coordinated weekend shootings that marked an ominous turn in the drug war ravaging northern Mexico. US officials said the two separate attacks on Saturday killed an American employee [...]