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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mexico's violence extends to snack food manufacturer; Sabritas vehicles burned

The Knights Templar organized crime group has been identified as being behind extortion-rleated attacks on the snack food manufacturer Sabritas in Celaya and Salvatierra. Guanajuato state prosecutor Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre said two of four suspects in the burning of Sabritas vehicles have been identified as members of the spinoff of La Familia Michoacana organized crime group. Story in Frontera (PDF).
Update, June 1: Knights Templar puts up narco-banners in Apatzingán and Morelia, Michoacán, accusing Sabritas of transporting government officials and backing the government. Around 40 Sabritas vehicles in Michoacán and Guanajuato were set on fire and Sabritas buildings damaged. Story in El Mexicano (PDF). Jump.

Monday, May 28, 2012

9 killed in Tijuana last week, according to Frontera's Insecurity Barometer

Nine people were killed in violence in Tijuana last week, according to Frontera's Insecurity Barometer. It tied the week ending March 4 for the highest weekly death toll this year, according to the barometer, which began Feb. 6. (Some cities have double digit death tolls in one day, not to mention a week.) Also last week, there were 36 vehicle thefts and 43 detained with drugs in Tijuana. Story, Frontera (PDF).

  Violent deaths in Tijuana by week according to Frontera's Insecurity Barometer
May 28 9
May 21 3
May 14 2
May 7 3
April 30 6
April 23 0
April 16 page did not run
April 9 6
April 2 7
March 26 1
March 19 3
March 12 0
March 5 9
Feb. 27 5
Feb. 20 2
Feb. 13 1
Feb. 6 1
Total 58 — does not include January, or week ending April 15

 

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