Cartel Video of Armored Paramilitary Unit Puts Mexican Government in PR Damage-Control Mode

Mexico’s top security official is trying to downplay a cartel-produced video purportedly showing an armored paramilitary unit. The unit includes a large contingent of cartel gunmen wearing high-end tactical gear and posing by what appears to be dozens of factory-made armored trucks and SUVs. The release of the video comes just one day after Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the region.

Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion leakes video showing what appears to be a paramilitary armored unit. (Breitbart Texas / Cartel Chronicles)

Sicarios en Michoacán Dejan 12 Cuerpos en Camioneta

Un grupo de sicarios dejó doce cuerpos en la caja de una camioneta en el estado de Michoacán. El asesinato masivo sucede en un momento en que dos de los cárteles de drogas más violentos de México han estado librando una fuerte guerra territorial por el control de la producción de drogas y sus rutas de contrabando.

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Cartel Gunmen Leave 12 Bodies Pickup Bed in Western Mexico

A group of cartel gunmen left twelve bodies in the bed of a pickup truck in the Mexican state of Michoacán. The mass murder comes at a time when two of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels waged a fierce turf war for control of drug production and smuggling routes in the western part of the country.

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Cartel Gunmen Set Mexican City Ablaze After Drug Lord’s Arrest

Cartel gunmen torched vehicles and clashed with Mexican authorities as they lay siege to the second-largest city in Michoacán following the arrest of a mid-level commander within the Los Viagras cartel. That cartel boss is reportedly linked to the mass murder of several men whose bodies were hung from highway overpasses last year.

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50 Bodies Discovered in Mexican Cartel Mass Graves

An ongoing investigation into a drug cartel stash house in the Mexican state of Jalisco has yielded the discovery of 50 bodies in one property. Since November, authorities in Jalisco have found a total of 81 bodies in two ranches and arrested 15 gunmen in connection with the ongoing cartel violence in the area.

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GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen in Western Mexico Storm Bar Killing Four

A group of cartel gunmen stormed a restaurant bar in western Mexico and fired into a group of patrons killing four and injuring several others. The shooting took place in the city of Uruapan, where initial information points to gunmen from Mexico’s Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion being behind the attack.

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More Trash Bags of Human Remains Found in Western Mexico

Authorities in the western Mexican state of Jalisco continue to discover dozens of trash bags filled with dismembered human remains. The discoveries point to an ongoing extermination tactic by cartel members fighting for control of the region. Officials found the remains in wells, shallow pits, and grassy areas as authorities continue to put the pieces back together and identify the victims.

Mexican police carry body. (© AFP/File Pedro Pardo)

Mexican Kidnappers Behead Businesswoman After Husband Unable to Pay

Kidnappers in the Mexican coastal state of Veracruz dumped the body of a woman in a vacant lot inside of a garbage bag after her husband could not pay a ransom of 4 million pesos ($200,000 USD). The kidnappers also left a taunting message to the victim’s husband blaming not paying for his wife’s death.

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DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Greatest Criminal Drug Threat to U.S.

Mexican drug cartels continue to be the greatest criminal drug threat to the U.S., federal authorities stated in one of their latest reports. Federal agencies reported that drug cartels in Mexico continue to be the wholesale sources of drugs for street gangs that in turn push narcotics at the local level.

Screen capture of a paramilitary group which vowed to "eliminate" the Zetas, reputedly Mexico's most violent drug gang, in a video posted on the Internet on July 27, 2011 several days after 49 bodies were found on the streets of Veracruz. The video, according to its creators, shows a group …

Mexican Cops, Colombian Hitman Tied to Cartel Execution of Federales

Mexican authorities arrested a Colombian hitman working for a Mexican cartel, a police chief and 16 other people including policemen and assassins. All of the arrests are related to the recent execution of two federal policemen. Before the execution, the assassins disseminated a video showing federal police officers being forced to read a message accusing their bosses of stealing the drugs.

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Policías Municipales y Sicario Colombiano Ligados a Ejecución de Federales

Autoridades Mexicanas detuvieron a un capo Colombiano trabajando para un cartel Mexicano, un jefe policial y 16 personas mas incluyendo policías y sicarios; todos relacionado con la reciente ejecución de dos policías federales. Antes de la ejecución, los sicarios habían diseminado un video donde los policías federales eran forzados a leer un mensaje acusando a sus jefes de robar a los narcos.

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GRAFICO — Docenas de Muertos por Narco-Violencia en Michoacan Mientras Gobierno Trata  Minimizar Todo

Durante más de una semana, cárteles rivales han estado realizando feroces enfrentamientos por el control de Michoacán, incluyendo sus lucrativas áreas de producción de droga y su puerto marítimos. Mientras que la violencia ha dejado múltiples ejecuciones y feroces tiroteos, las autoridades del gobierno estatal continúan minimizando la violencia.