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Mexican Drug Cartels Begin Hangings in Cabo San Lucas | Dec 21 2017

Mexican Cartel Hangs Six Bodies from Overpass in Cabo San Lucas, La Paz

|| Breitbart

“Gunmen hung the bodies of six men from three overpasses and left narco-messages in the tourist hotspots of La Paz and Cabo in Baja California Sur. The gory scenes greeted morning commuters and served as a reminder of the raging violence between rival cartels.

The battered corpses hanging from the overpasses of this popular tourist region highlight the apparent inability of the Mexican government to control cartel violence and provide security for its citizens. The bodies were found in the early morning hours first in La Paz, along the highway that leads to the airport, Mexico’s Revista Proceso reported.

Around the same time, the bodies of two other men were spotted hanging from an overpass along a highway leading to the Los Cabos International Airport. Soon after, authorities responded to another report of two men in the tourist hotspot of Cabos San Lucas.

Responding police units later the discoveries at each location, requiring the investigators from the state attorney general’s office as well as forensic experts to process the crime scenes and collect the bodies. The cartel practice of hanging bodies from bridges appears to not have been previously seen in Baja California Sur.

While rare in the tourist hotspot, the practice is alive and well in other parts of Mexico where cartel violence continues to escalate. Breitbart Texas recently reported on three men who had been left hanging from an overpass in the coastal state of Nayarit.

The banners left behind at the three separate crime scenes appear to have been a message by Los Guzmanes and Los Tegoripeños, threatening their rivals.

In recent months, the once quiet area around Baja California has seen an escalation of cartel violence that led to the deployment of military forces to take control of public security duties, Breitbart Texas reported. The violence is linked to a fight for control by the Sinaloa Cartel and Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG).

“Los Guzmanes” relates to a cell working for the Sinaloa Cartel that is controlled by the relatives of jailed leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. “Los Tegoripeños” appears to be an allied regional unit. The Tegoripeños surfaced in early November when narco-messages began to appear in La Paz and Los Cabos, warning the governor and law enforcement agencies to align with them Mexico’s SDP reported.”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart


Dawn La Paz and Los Cabos with 6 bodies hung from Highway overpasses

|| BCS Noticias

“Faced with this situation, the security elements belonging to the Mixed Command, as well as the members of the fire brigade, are already performing maneuvers to lower the bodies.

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS) . During the early morning of this Wednesday, December 20 of the current year, it was learned that 6 bodies had appeared hanging on different bridges in the municipalities of La Paz and Los Cabos; it is known that along with these events, organized crime would have left narcomensajes, although they were withdrawn at the moment and their content is unknown.

In the municipality of La Paz, the events occurred at the stroke of 6:00 am, when the security elements were mobilized after the warning was given that in the Chametla neighborhood, on the bridge that is located in the intersection of the highway to the north, in the direction of the International Airport of La Paz, would be 2 bodies without life, hanging from the middle of the construction. Both bodies are male and remain as strangers.

On the other hand, around 4:45 am in the municipality of Los Cabos, it was reported that in the Las Veredas neighborhood of San José del Cabo , there were 2 male people without life, found on the airport access bridge. .

Minutes after 5:00 in Cabo San Lucas, at kilometer 4.5 of the transpeninsular stretch San Lucas – San José del Cabo , two people found dead hanging from the bridge that is located on the site…”

….Continue reading more @ BCS Noticias



Mexican Troops Deployed to Los Cabos to Quell Epidemic of Drug Violence | Nov 29 2017

Mexico Deploys Military to Pacific Beach Resort Areas to Quell Cartel Violence

|| Breibart

“In response to the cartel violence that has engulfed the once peaceful tourist beach resort towns of La Paz and Los Cabos in Baja California Sur, the Mexican government announced the deployment 2,000 military and police officers to restore peace.

The Mexican government deployed 1,200 Mexican Navy Infantrymen and 800 federal cops called Gendarmes in an apparent response to the recent murders of the state’s human rights commissioner Silvestre de la Toba Camacho in Los Cabos and a state police commander in charge of the communications system in La Paz. As Breitbart Texas reported, Baja California Sur has gone from 147 murder cases between January and October in 2016 to having 409 during the same time frame in 2017.

Ricardo Barroso Agramont, a senator of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), told local news outlet BCS Noticias that the Mexican Navy would assume command of the state and local police forces in La Paz and Los Cabos.

The Gendarmes or gendarmerie is a federal force created in 2014 for hotspots where the local municipal and state police are unable to control cartel violence. The Gendarmerie officers receive special training in Colombia, Chile, Spain, France, and the United States.

This escalation of violence in Baja California Sur is linked to a split within the Sinaloa cartel and a push by the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) to take control of key beach resort areas.”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart

Cabo San Lucas Hit by Severe Tropical Storm 90% Flights Cancelled | Sep 01, 2017

Tropical Storm Lidia Causes Havoc in Cabo San Lucas Resorts

|| Wall Street Journal

“Tropical Storm Lidia brought heavy rain, flooding and damage to Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and the tourism resort of Los Cabos, weakening slightly Friday as it moved across land.

The center of the storm was around 65 miles west of the state capital La Paz around 11 a.m. ET, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported. Maximum sustained winds had decreased slightly to 60 miles an hour, and the storm is expected to weaken further as it moves up the west coast of the peninsula Friday and Saturday.

A four-story apartment building near a stream collapsed in Cabo San Lucas, and another was in danger of collapse, although its occupants were evacuated in time, the Reforma newspaper reported. A number of streams flooded their banks and roads have been cut off.

Around 2,000 people moved into shelters, and an estimated 20,000 tourists were sheltering in their hotels, the newspaper added. Airports were closed at Los Cabos and La Paz.

State power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad said over 100,000 customers in the municipalities of Los Cabos and La Paz lost power overnight, and that service had been restored to 22% of them early Friday.

The storm affected five transmission lines and dozens of distribution circuits, and more areas could suffer outages as the storm continues to affect the state, the utility said.”

…Continue reading more @ WSJ


Incomunicados CSL and San Jose, closed corridor

|| La Tribuna de Los Cabos

“San José del Cabo.- Due to heavy rainfall that has been recorded for 24 hours in this municipality because of tropical storm Lidia, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are incommunicado tonight.

In the afternoon a break in a Cerro Colorado hill and an important flooding meters later, in front of the H + hospital caused the total closure to circulation in the tourist corridor.

Later around 9:30 p.m., officials from the SCT and Civil Protection also decided to close the San José del Cabo-Cabo San Lucas boundary and the drainage to the airport due to the fact that a lot of water was being drained by the tributaries and Circulation was dangerous.

On the other hand, there are also reports of floods in Guaymitas, Vado de Santa Rosa and Vado de San José Viejo, in San José del Cabo and in Lagunitas, Aguajito and access to Leonardo Gastelum in Cabo San Lucas as well Also in that city, in the street Leona Vicario the intensity and force of the avenues of water caused the drag of cars.”

….Continue reading more @ La Tribuna (translated by Google Translate).


There are reports of first acts of looting in colony of Los Cabos

|| BCS Noticias

“In the photographs, made known through Facebook, it is seen how even people who participate in these acts lead from crackers, to several beer cartons

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). After the ravages of theTropical Storm ‘Lidia’ through Baja California Sur, but mainly south of the middle peninsula, this Friday, September 1 began to circulate through social networks, photographs where the first acts of rapine, in the colony Chula Vista, San José del Cabo.”

….See more @ BCS Noticias.MX (translated by Google Translate).