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The DOJ’s General Inspector indicated that Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents have marked the grenades that were purchased by arms trafficker Jean Baptiste Kingery so that they could put a trace on them once they entered Mexico. “Mexican soldiers exchange gunfire with members of a drug cartel. After the battle, the soldiers recover 15...
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As questions about Mexico’s safety for tourists continue to circulate, Puerto Vallarta has hired a security assessment by the College Station Texas Police Department to determine the safety of the destination. The study was conducted in July 2014. In a time when most tourism destinations hesitate to speak about security out of concern it may...
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High waves generated by Hurrican Norberto Thursday and early Friday affected the Puerto Vallarta area. Lifeguards, firefighters, and police in the area blocked off the beaches and Malécon for the protection of the residents and tourists in the area from waves overflowing the beaches. The Deputy Director of Civil Protection, Sergio Ramírez López, reported that...
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U.S.-bound Central Americans are fleeing urban areas and hiking into the woods and low jungle for fear of being detained by Mexican officials rounding up migrants in southern Mexico. Until recently, the streets of Arriaga bustled with migrants who would stay at cheap flophouses and shelters and hop aboard the northbound freight trains at will....
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Environmental prosecutors in Mexico say three suspects have been detained in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca with more than 10,000 illegally harvested eggs from protected sea turtles. The Attorney General for Environmental Protection says in a statement Thursday that police found two women and a man with 10,375 olive ridley turtle eggs during...
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Gun Laws in Mexico In Mexico, the Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales is the only gun store in the entire country. The shop, however, is run by the Mexican military and only sells products such as 9mm handguns and semi-automatic rifles to police departments. Under gun laws in Mexico, citizens can only purchase firearms,...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (June 24, 2013) that no state, or the Federal District, may pass local laws targeting organized crime, such as drug cartels. The court’s unanimous decision was “without doubt, the federal government has fully occupied the arena of organized crime legislation, to the exclusion of all of others.” Chief Justice...
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Mexico’s government plans on Saturday to begin demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault-rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers that formed in the western state of Michoacan and succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldn’t. The ceremony in the town of Tepalcatepec, where the movement began in February 2013, will involve...
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