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Kiwi Banker Reveals His Part in Mexico's Drug Prohibition War

Localização: 
Mexico
A Kiwi-born banker has revealed chilling details of his undercover life working for vicious, prohibition-created South American drug trafficking organizations, including watching a hit squad execute and dismember a group of people in front of him. He claims he was approached by the US Drug Enforcement Agency after striking up friendships with Mexican cartel bankers while in jail for conspiring to defraud.
Publication/Source: 
TVNZ (New Zealand)
URL: 
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/kiwi-banker-reveals-his-part-in-mexico-s-drug-war-4000611

Trafficking Organization's Terror Felt Far from Drug Prohibition War on US Border

Localização: 
Mexico
A priest who shelters stranded migrants needs police protection, a chopped-up body turns up with a threatening message, beheadings are on the rise, and the local press is too frightened to write about any of it. This is not northern Mexico, where traffickers created by drug prohibition fight for turf along the U.S. border and the Mexican government wages an open battle against them. This is the south, where the brutal Zetas organization is quietly spreading a reign of terror virtually unchallenged, all the way to the border with Guatemala — and across it.
Publication/Source: 
The Associated Press
URL: 
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gcRAr6UvwgW7hrdXnAI7ggD7snDA?docId=5b61e442873e4ae08a4101585ddfb909

Mexico's Drug Prohibition War: Mexican Mayor Shot to Death – Third One in a Week

Localização: 
Oaxaca de Juárez, OAX
Mexico
Mayor Luis Jiminez Mata, of Santiago Amoltepec, was shot to death by prohibition-created drug traffickers when he was visiting the state capital of Oaxaca. He is the third municipal leader to be killed in a week and in 2011.
Publication/Source: 
Hispanically Speaking News (IL)
URL: 
http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/mexican-mayor-shot-to-death-third-one-in-a-week/4329/

Mexico's Drug Prohibition War Murders Mapped

Localização: 
Mexico
The Mexican government has released a database it says covers all murders presumed to have a link to the country's drug prohibition war in which at least seven different drug trafficking organizations are fighting each other and federal forces deployed in a massive offensive against them launched in December 2006. The number of deaths has risen rapidly since then to total 34,612 up until the end of 2010, by far the most violent year so far with 15,273 people killed.
Publication/Source: 
The Guardian (UK)
URL: 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jan/14/mexico-drug-war-murders-map

Feds Fail to Protect Witness in Major Drug Case, Killed Hours Before Entering Protection Program

Prohibitionist drug policies did not help thirty-four-year-old Corry Thomas who was shot and killed in front of his sister's home. His plea deal was supposed to place him in witness protection, but he was murdered before he ever got the chance to testify. Sources say his testimony could have helped put high-level drug dealers in prison and the drive-by shooters knew that the clock was ticking.
Publication/Source: 
WJBK (MI)
URL: 
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/the_edge/ecorse-murder-victim-was-a-federal-witness

Prohibition-Created Drug Trafficking Organizations Intensify Attacks in Mexico's Richest City

Localização: 
Monterrey, NLE
Mexico
Drug trafficking organizations fighting over Mexico's richest city have launched a wave of attacks against police and rivals since New Year's Eve, crushing hopes of a fall in violence and alarming business leaders.
Publication/Source: 
Reuters
URL: 
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70B4WL20110112

Drug Prohibition Violence: 30 Murders in 3 Days in Brazilian City That Will Host 2014 World Cup Matches

Localização: 
Salvador, SP
Brazil
A northeastern Brazilian city that will host 2014 World Cup football matches has recorded 30 murders in three days as drug trafficking gangs battle. Police in the city of Salvador say the outbreak of violence began this weekend after the arrest of a drug gang leader.
Publication/Source: 
Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
URL: 
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/breakingnews/brazil-30-murders-in-3-days-in-northeastern-city-that-will-host-2014-world-cup-matches-113295199.html

More Than 30 Killed in Drug Prohibition Violence in Acapulco in 4 Days, Including 2 Cops Shot in Tourist Area

Localização: 
Acapulco, GRO
Mexico
The body of a murdered man found dumped on a main road into Acapulco Monday brought the four-day death toll in the once peaceful Pacific coast Mexican resort city to 31. With the weekend toll, Acapulco is facing the highest levels of drug prohibition violence since President Felipe Calderon declared war on drug trafficking organizations in 2006.
Publication/Source: 
New York Daily News (NY)
URL: 
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/01/11/2011-01-11_more_than_30_killed_in_drug_violence_in_acapulco_in_4_days_including_2_cops_shot.html

Acapulco Closes the Weekend with 27 People Killed in Less Than a Day Due to Drug Prohibition

Localização: 
Acapulco, GRO
Mexico
The fabled resort of Acapulco closed its bloodiest weekend ever due to drug prohibition. In less than a day 14 headless bodies and a 15th intact victim were found on a street in front a shopping mall frequented by locals. On Saturday, six people were shot dead and all their bodies stuffed in a taxi, two police officers were also killed and four others in another part of the city.
Publication/Source: 
Hispanically Speaking News (IL)
URL: 
http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/acapulco-closes-the-weekend-with-27-people-killed-in-less-than-a-day-14-dec/4176/

Drug Trafficking Organizations Seize Parts of Northern Guatemala

Localização: 
Guatemala
Prohibition-created drug trafficking organizations have opened a new front in South America's expanding drug prohibition war by seizing control of parts of northern Guatemala, prompting the government to suspend civil liberties and declare a state of siege in the area. The mayhem has deepened alarm that Mexico's drug prohibition war has spilled across southern neighbors and corrupted state institutions that are proving no match for the well-funded, ruthless traffickers.
Publication/Source: 
The Guardian (UK)
URL: 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/07/narco-gangs-guatemala

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