During Nixon’s time, the big players in the drug scene were the Colombian cartels. top 200 in a day for first time, Surrey police force can set new bar for Indigenous people: Chief. “Declaring war is not the solution–we already know what that causes,” he added, referring to deaths caused by 14 years of war on cartels from previous administrations. In many ways, CJNG now possesses better military-grade weapons and vehicles than most security forces across Mexico–challenging the government’s ability to provide security to the country. A war in Mexico territory would be a catastrophy because cartels are mixed with civilians so the civilian population will be impacted even harder than cartels and, as we have seen before, killing a cartel leader basically generates a power vaccum for new cartels and drug lords, each new one more sadistic than the previous one. These are the men fighting them every day. They will attack funerals, where the (deceased) relative had some kind of links to another gang.

Both sides also mark the plasticine envelopes with their brands. politicians should lift mute button on China’s human rights: top critic, Horgan: increase in COVID cases not because of election, Poll: more than two in five owners of gas-burning cars ready to go electric, Acts of genocide, organ harvesting occurring in China: House of Commons subcommittee, New COVID-19 infections in B.C. The president’s administration is facing serious domestic challenges. A turf war between rival cartels has turned the Sonoran Desert into a battleground.

The Santa Rosa de Lima gang expanded into drugs after a start robbing freight trains and stealing fuel from government pipelines — an activity that drew especially heavy attention from a government furious at the loss of revenue. The Colombian Conflict is a non-stop war against drug cartels, communist leaning extremists, and crime syndicates. According to data released by the national public security system, the number of homicides in Mexico rose to 35,588 in 2019. "It is a sure sentence of death" for a dealer to be caught with the wrong colour of meth, said Guanajuato-based security analyst David Saucedo. In May, Breitbart Texas covered the president’s new decree ordering the armed forces to continue carrying out public security tasks for another four years, essentially perpetuating the militarization model he critiques in public. Peace and tranquility are the fruits of justice. Your support is vital to helping us provide free local news. Business owners get FREE listings on GuidedBy.ca, The official Canucks blog of the Vancouver Courier, Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these hot City of Vancouver odes to romance, Vancouver city staff reject sanctioned homeless camps, This ‘cheese trail’ between Vancouver and Harrison let’s you plan your route, FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020 file photo, National Guard patrol vehicles drive through the central square in Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato state, Mexico. Security Camera Captures Armenian Strike On Ganja, Azerbaijan... Azeri Base Crushed By Accurate Armenian Artillery... Azerbaijani Cluster Munitions Rip Through Artsakh Residential Area... What Ceasefire? With the Conflict with the group finally at a conclusion, the government forces can dial in and start to hem the tide of criminal organizations that have greatly benefited from the fighting. In 2016 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a historic cease-fire agreement with the FARC that was revised and accepted in November of the same year. If we resort to that, we’ll be left one-eyed or toothless,” he said. And the rival gangs don’t accept competition in a struggle for control that has turned Guanajuato into one of Mexico’s most blood-drenched states. Cartels' meth war bloodying once-peaceful state in Mexico. ", It is unclear whether the distinct colours are a result of different production processes, or if the colours are intentional. “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, the law of retaliation, no! ", "We had had a war between two cartels, and unfortunately now a third cartel (Sinaloa) has entered the conflict. The cartels possess the capability to challenge Mexico’s forces as witnessed in late October 2019 when Mexican forces arrested Ovidio Guzman in Culiacan. Those four gangs turned Ciudad Juárez, which is next to El Paso, Texas, into a killing field between 2008 and 2012. The Jalisco Cartel sells crystal-clear meth at $2.30 per dose.

The president said, “I continue to call on everyone to behave well, let there be hugs, not bullets.” Sophia Huett, the Guanajuato security commissioner, said those markings may matter most. It may be no coincidence that a recently arrested leader of the Santa Rosa gang is nicknamed "El Azul," or "Blue.". “Declaring war is not the solution–we already know what that causes,” he added, referring to deaths caused by 14 years of war on cartels from previous administrations. In July, cartel gunmen killed 26 people at an unregistered drug rehabilitation centre in the city of Irapuato.

"This type of massacre is at locations where drugs or stolen fuel is sold," Saucedo said. Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. Worried about the rise of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the long-powerful Sinaloa Cartel in recent months has moved in to form an alliance with Santa Rosa de Lima and other smaller local, bands.

Mark Stevenson / The Associated Press. "It is a brand concept based on the label, more than the colour, which isn’t always present.". remain at elevated levels on Friday with 223 new cases, Court action aims to remove Vancouver city councillor from office, Vancouver council approves free year-round parking for veterans, B.C. Jalisco’s may say "CJNG," the group’s initials, or "Grupo Elite," or have a drawing of a skull with a bayonet and a pistol. With full focus and attention on these organizations, hopefully the Colombian Conflict will be drawing to a full close after generations worth of fighting. MEXICO CITY — In the central Mexico state of Guanajuato, the colour of the meth or the markings on the package in an addict’s pocket may determine whether he lives or dies. Mexican drug cartels are using weaponized consumer drones in their latest gang war, according to reports in El Universal and other local news media.. A citizens’ militia group in … While on duty, he managed daily operations for the Texas Rangers Border Security Operations Center. "It is almost like a script ... the massacres of street dealers. Between 1985 and 2012 over 5 million civilians were displaced from their homes due to the conflict, generating the world’s second largest population of internally displaced persons. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File), Vancouver Courier temporarily ceasing publication, Glacier Community Media © Copyright ® 2013 -, Have the Vancouver Courier delivered to your inbox twice a week!

The battle has come to resemble that of Prohibition-era Chicago, with gunmen shooting up homes or shops where rivals are doing business, either in drugs or other contraband. Jaeson Jones is a retired Captain from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division and a Breitbart Texas contributor.

The two most powerful drug cartels in the hemisphere are battling over this industrial and farming hub of central Mexico — a state that has attracted gangs for the same reason it has lured auto manufacturers: road and rail networks that lead straight to the U.S. border. In late September, gunmen killed 11 people, including four women, at a bar in Jaral del Progreso. "They will go into a store, a warehouse, a tire repair shop and kill everyone, destroy the location, toss in a hand grenade.". Colombian government forces, paramilitary groups, crime syndicates, and far-left guerrillas known as the FARC have been waging this low intensity, A-symmetrical war with each other for over 50 years with small-scale battles happening even to this day. So we’re not going to change [our strategy],” the president added. With police closing in on him in July, Santa Rosa cartel leader José Antonio Yépez Ortiz — known as "El Marro," or "Sledgehammer" — made a desperate plea for an alliance with the Sinaloa cartel to fend off the Jalisco group, currently Mexico’s fastest growing and most violent criminal organization. In Guanajuato, the killings have reached similar proportions. The home gang, Santa Rosa de Lima, sells cheaper blue-tinged methamphetamines for $1.40. records 274 new COVID-19 cases – fourth record high in last six days, B.C. Guanajuato, Mexico’s sixth most populous state, saw over 3,400 homicides in the first nine months of this year, more than any other state in the country. Almost 17% of the nation’s people have been directly impacted by the on-going conflict with FARC and the number of crime syndicates that have flourished under the constant chaos of the on-going war.

Large gun battles broke out and many citizens were taken hostage until Ovidio was released. AMLO during his Tuesday conference reiterated, “let it be very clear: no to war–yes to peace.” Less than a month prior, the CJNG attempted to assassinate Mexico City’s chief of police. It also sends weapons and money — as well as its own operatives. Five other people in that town died early this month in a shooting attack on a funeral.