Friday, October 21, 2011

Documentary About Mexican Cartel Violence Claims Success

The documentary "8 Murders a Day" directed my Charlie Minn, which hit the big screen February the 18th, is becoming a success in theaters around the U.S.

The film focuses on the city of "Cuidad Juarez", Chihuahua which borders with El Paso, Texas, where beheadings and executions have become a daily theme. The city has been  named "the most violent zone in the world outside declared war zones" and averages eight cartel-related murders a day since Mexican president Felipe Calderon declared war on all Mexican Drug Cartels on December 11, 2006. The two main cartels involved in the turf war in Juarez are the Sinaloa Cartel, which is lead my Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, and The Juarez Cartel, led by Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.

Below is the trailer for the documentary.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Short Compilation of Cartel-related Executions as of October 20th

This is a small compilation of highlights of Drug Cartel related executions and confrontations since the start of the month.

October 4th, 2011. - Armed cartel members attack a family in Monterrey, Mexico. Four dead. A group of hitmen dressed in military fatigues murdered four members of a family. Among the dead there was a 2 year old boy. The victim's residence is located in the neighborhood "Cerro de la Campana", south of Monterrey.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Confrontation Between Municipal Police and Hitmen in Taxco, Guerrero

Last Thursday, October 6th, Elements of the Municipal Preventive Police of Taxo, Guerrero, Mexico held an intense shootout with a group of unknown hitmen, leaving six dead. Police also found the dead body of a man in the hitmen's security house. The man had been abducted just a few hours earlier.

The preventive police said that they had responded to an emergency call that reported one man being abducted in a black 4-door Jetta by a group of strangers in the neighborhood "Pedro Martin". The victim tried to fight back but then ceased when threatened with large assault rifles by the criminals.

A few minutes after arriving at the scene, the police spotted the black Jetta arriving at a house nearby, which was later confirmed to be a security house owned by a cartel and had been given to the hitmen to perform the organization's daily cirminal activities. When the police approached the vehicle the criminals immediately opened fire at the police and thus a long confrontation began which lasted about 20 minutes. The police killed all six hitmen in the confrontation and after searching the security house they found what appeared to be the body of the kidnapped victim. The man had been tied, blindfolded, stabbed, and had a large cut wound across his stomach with the knife still lying in the gash.

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