18 December 2008

Violence in Mexico

Another American was kidnapped in Mexico - this time a cuban-born American security specialist.

The death toll continues to rise south of the border, with Mexican authorities reporting that the number of people killed in drug-cartel related violence more than doubled in the first 11 months of this year – 2,413 people died between Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2007, and 5,376 homicides were reported during the same period in 2008.

“It’s about 114 to 115 percent (increase),” Ricardo Alday, spokesperson for the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., told CNSNews.com.



Back in February of this year, Newsweek quoted an FBI source as saying that kidnapping of Americans was averaging 6 per month. According to the Newsweek article, most of the kidnappings are preselected - they're not random. In some circumstances, Americans along the border are being abducted and taken to Mexico.

Here is the State Department's warning on travel to Mexico.

I've been to Mexico about 10 times...I always travel within the tourist spots and stay aware of my surroundings. You'll be safest if you just pretend you're walking down 83rd and Houston in the beautiful 4th district.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since the jobs for the illegals are gone, you yankee dogs got to pay somehow.

Anonymous said...

never trust a Irish Catholic who belongs to a country club. he will bore you to death with tails of who he knows and where he bought his beamer and his clothes.

Anonymous said...

To 12:24 p.m.:

Who are you talking about? The moderator?

Rue St. Michel said...

Never owned or drove a BMW. Sorry - not me.

Anonymous said...

12,,24 HIT THE PADDY ON THE HEAD,YEARS AGO HAD A SIDE GIG AT A WELL KNOWN SOUTH SIDE COUNTRY CLUB. CERTAIN MEMBER WHO HAD INHERITED WEALTH THRU WIFE WAS A MEMBER AND TREATED BARTENDERS AND WAITRESSES LIKE SHIT AND MADE ELDERLY LADY WHO WAS HEAD OF WAITRESSES BREAK DOWN IN TEARS.ONE XMAS AFTER THE ANNUAL PARTY SAID FOOL WAS IN PARKING LOT PASSED OUT COLD, BUS BOYS AND A FEW OTHERS STRIPPED HIM BAREASS NAKED DROVE HIS CAR TO MALL AREA AND THREW THE KEYS AWAY AND CALLED LOCAL COPS THAT A NAKED MAN WAS BOTHERING WOMEN, FOOL WAS LOCKED UP AND CHARGED WITH INDECENT EXPOSURE GREAT COMEBACK FOR A COUNTRY CLUB ASSHOLE

Anonymous said...

RUEY JUST GOT FINISHED WITH A BOOK BY A GUY NAMED JURAEZ WHO WAS COP HERE IN CHICAGO THOUGHT WHAT HE WROTE WAS SELF SERVING AND RATHER CONDEMMING OF ENTIRE FORCE ALSO HIS FATHER AND STEP MOM WERE THE POLICE, ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS INDIVIDUAL. I BELEIVE HIS DAD WORKED IN PROJECTS,

Anonymous said...

Was that guy who was fired for pissing hot when he came back from Amsterdam on vacation? In the book he said he should not have been fired because it was legal when he did it.

Also, he made it to Narcotics with about 18 months on the job. Said he was about the only guy there who made it legit. Wrote about how guys only went after small cases and not big stuff.

Also wrote how he set up only ONE guy while there but other guys in unit did it all the time.

Anonymous said...

FROM COLDTYPE:

And is it true Lefty that you had some car troubles????

Merry Christmas!

9:37 AM

Mmmmm Rue-y,

are you talking about the flat on the squad car or private car?

your pal,
"lefty"

Anonymous said...

"Said he was about the only guy there who made it legit."

1:15 PM

Nope he never said he made it legit.He just talked about making it onto the juice heavy unit.Never gave an answer how he did it.

Reason:his CHINAMAN is either still in office or still on the job.


Only reason most coppers get pissed about his book is because he broke the code of silence and exposed the "lie".Truth hurts.

Anonymous said...

to all yes thats the guy,

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Rue-y to you and yours, look for that gift subscription to In these Times in your mailbox.

"leftisthebest"

Rue St. Michel said...

Thanks Lefty - to you and yours as well.

God bless America.

Anonymous said...

Happy New year Rue-y, and a more liberal one to come, I hope. Now, get int there and write some conservative propoganda i can attack.

your pal,

"leftisthebest"

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