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Mexican police on Thursday arrested a former officer believed to be a regional leader of the criminal group Gulf Cartel, the National Security Commission said Friday. Victor Manuel Perez, alias “Pantera 16” (Panther 16) or “Comandante Viento” (Commander Wind), was arrested without incident in the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta in western Mexico. Police...
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On May 1, 2015, the Federal Government implemented Operation Jalisco, which is intended to dismantle the New Generation Jalisco Cartel and capture its leader Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho”, neither of the two main objectives has been achieved three years since the deployment of federal forces in the entity, on the contrary, with the...
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film students killed
Thousands of people gathered in Mexico’s second-largest city Thursday to protest the deaths of three film students who were killed and dissolved in acid in a case that has highlighted the disappearance of the country’s youth amid a vicious drug war. The students were abducted March 19 on the outskirts of Guadalajara after working on...
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A trio of Mexican directors known as the Three Amigos has made their mark on Hollywood, dominating the Academy Awards best picture contest in recent years with films that have little connection to their homeland. But a new generation of Mexican filmmakers is finding international success with films produced in their own country. Alonso Ruizpalacios,...
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Almost simultaneously, armed men violently assaulted two jewelry stores in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, on Thursday afternoon, one located in the center of the city. The criminals got out of the truck and started running. According to information from Televisa News, after committing the assault, at least six men wearing sweatshirts climbed into a gray truck...
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With the aim of deterring or eradicating criminal practices that threaten the integrity of citizens and visitors, Puerto Vallarta continues to carry out the “Safe Vallarta” operation. Commissioner Jorge Antonio Hernández Valencia, said that surveillance and crime prevention actions have been reinforced in colonies such as 5 de Diciembre, El Cerro, El Caloso, Buenos Aires,...
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The first call, from someone claiming to belong to the Michoacan Family drug cartel, came in February 2015. “They said they knew who I was and where I lived,” said Alberto Arredondo, who got the call at work as a pump technician at an oil refinery in the central Mexican city of Salamanca. “They wanted...
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Puerto Vallarta continues to demonstrate its commitment to caring for the environment and its natural species by strengthening the efforts of the Municipal Program for the Protection of the Sea Turtle. This year, the program has made it possible to protect more than a 1,900 nests and release 80 thousand hatchlings. Deputy Director of Environment...
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political corruption mexico
During the colonial period, the Spanish Americas were governed under the 14th-century formula, “Obedézcase, pero no se cumpla”: obey, but do not comply. This double legal standard acknowledged the king’s authority while preventing royal law from encroaching upon local customs and guild privileges. The affirmative command (obey) came with a built-in negation (do not comply),...
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earthquake dead
Slow-moving funeral processions converged on a Juchitan’s cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary gridlock when they met at intersections. A monster earthquake and a Gulf coast hurricane have combined to take at least 66 lives in Mexico, and no place suffered more than the Oaxaca state city of...
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puerto vallarta
The U.S. State Department is expanding expanded its travel advisories to warn of dangers in more parts of Mexico. The new travel advisory doesn’t mention the Caribbean resorts of Cancun or Playa del Carmen by name. But the advisory issued Tuesday says “turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented...
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The National Public Urban Security Survey tracks the public perception of safety in Mexico every quarter, in March 2017 residents felt safest in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In January we reported Puerto Vallarta ranked second place with 40.5% of those surveyed having some anxiety over safety, well below the national average in December 2016. In the...
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A young man was shot dead in the hotel zone north of the city of Puerto Vallarta, according to data collected by municipal and state authorities. Preliminary reports indicate that the victim was of Colombian nationality. In the early morning hours of Friday a report was made of gunshots at the Wal-Mart on Boulevard Francisco...
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Denisse Velasco has been suffering from acute anxiety since spring, when she narrowly escaped being abducted from a busy street in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was waiting at a bus stop one morning when a man jumped out of a taxi and tried to force her inside. Velasco suspects it was a drug trafficker intent on...
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Even if Eloisa Vasquez Morales had enough money to leave Ciudad Neza, once a sprawling slum and now a scrappy suburb east of Mexico City, the young mother says she would stay. So would Juan Francisco Perez Buendia, a government housing official, as well as Carlos Rodriguez and Victoria Gomez Calderon, a retired couple relaxing...
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