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Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

2 young women from Ensenada shot and killed; their bodies were dumped on Ensenada-Ojos Negros road

The bodies of two young Ensenada women were found dumped Tuesday on the Ensenada-Ojos Negros road. Both Ixchel leilani Domínguez Carrillo and Christy Alejandra Uribe Ortiz were shot in the head with a .45-caliber weapon, authorities said. Both had left their home in the company of others to go to a ranch in Ojos Negros, relatives said. Story, Frontera (PDF).
Update, Sept. 7: Follow-up story, Frontera (PDF).

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Alleged Gulf Cartel leader captured by Mexican navy

The alleged leader of the Gulf Cartel, Mario "El Gordo" Cárdenas Guillén, has been captured by the Mexican navy. He is the brother of Osiel Cárdenas, the former cartel leader who was extradited to the United States, and of Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillen also known as "Tony Tormenta," killed by the navy in 2010. The navy said Mario Cárdenas had been imprisoned on drug charges from 1995-2007. Story in Frontera (PDF).

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Insecurity Barometer records no violent deaths for Tijuana during previous week

Frontera's Insecurity Barometer for Tijuana had no violent deaths for the week ending Aug. 26. It also reported 46 vehicle thefts and 61 cases of drug possession. Insecurity Barometer page, Frontera (PDF).

Publication date Violent deaths in Tijuana by week according to Frontera's Insecurity Barometer
Sept. 3 0
Aug. 27 2
Aug. 20 4
Aug. 13 2
Aug. 6 0
July 30 3
July 23 1
July 16 4
July 9 2
July 2 page did not run
June 25 4
June 18 3
June 11 5
June 4 3
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 91 — does not include January, or weeks ending April 15 and July 1

 

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