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21 Bodies Turn Up in Acapulco

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Posted on Jan 9, 2011
AP / Bernandino Hernandez

Mexican forensics personnel remove one of six bodies found stuffed into a taxi in Acapulco.

Fifteen decapitated bodies were found strewn outside an Acapulco shopping center Sunday and six more bodies were discovered in a taxicab as a bloody turf war rages in the resort city over control of drug shipment routes. —JCL

The Christian Science Monitor:

The beheadings are the latest flare-up in a turf war for drug shipment routes by at least three cartels, La Familia, Los Zetas, and the Sinaloa Cartel.

While it is unknown which gang is responsible for the beheadings, handwritten posters at the crime scene are signed “El Chapo Guzman,” referring to Mexico’s most wanted man and leader of the Sinaloa crime syndicate.

The posters – which reportedly warn rival cartels against extorting “quotas” from local politicians and businesses – are being seen as an attempt to separate the Sinaloa cartel as less predatory than its rivals. The grisly apparent PR effort, however, may only serve to scare away the Mexican tourists who still flock to Acapulco after foreigners have shunned the once-popular tourist destination due to similar attacks.

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By REDHORSE, January 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment

By the way LOGAN1 is the simple request that those entering the U.S. do so legally unreasonable? It has nothing to do with race. To pretend that there are not serious and adverse consequences attached to the illegals problem is naive.

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By REDHORSE, January 10, 2011 at 11:44 am Link to this comment

LOGAN1: Latino Union organizers and Social Outreach workers will be the first to confirm that “La Migra” often works hand-in-hand with factory owners exploiting illegal labor to remove trouble makers (organizers) and maintain labor quota’s. It is true that the Obama Administration has increased the arrest and deportation numbers.

      I’ve come to believe that “pay to play” has compromised policy. Government and the MIC spook/mercenary shadowland has allowed installation of revolving door fixers who serve as an interface between International Black Market Crime and the financial interests of Corporate Washington. Recent revelations that American Banks were knowingly laundering “drug/crime” cash (fines/no prosecutions) and news reports where the major financial oversight arms of National Goverments were told to stand down/or close investigations into International financial criminal enterprises by Government leadership (I believe) confirms my suspicion.

  The “illegals” problem is in fact a form of reverse outsourcing. It is managed for the benefit of capital at the expense of the American Taxpayer. It is only one aspect of the merger between the avaricious rich who control thugs like Boehner and International Black Market Financial/Criminal enterprise. It has subsumed Italy and Mexico and Washington is more than willing to bend over for it here.

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By PatrickHenry, January 10, 2011 at 7:03 am Link to this comment

Soon a Mexican version of los pepe’s will arise to clean house.

If the Police can’t keep you safe it will fall upon the victims and families of victims to get rid of these cockroaches.

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By aacme88, January 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm Link to this comment

Jeez. This could be really bad for tourism.

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By logan1, January 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm Link to this comment

Redhorse, the US government DOES enforce immigration laws.  What on earth
gave you the idea that they are not enforcing them?

I am always dismayed to come onto Left or liberal sites and see the hatred towards
immigrants expressed by liberals who simply want them rounded up same as the
Right Wing conservative crowd.  It’s a crying shame…

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By REDHORSE, January 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm Link to this comment

La Familia is an International gang with membership throughout Mexico, the United States and elsewhere. Drugs are only one of its cash cows. The refusal of American political leadership to at the least enforce current American immigration law or take any action at all to stop the International Black Market Cartels and the reverse outsourcing of American jobs illustrates the clear interface between International illegal markets and American Corporate interests. The American people are open prey to anyone who can funnel cash through K-Street fixers to American politicians. It’s about the money—and that’s all it’s about in Washington.

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