Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Police chief killed in Mexico's richest city

I find it amazing that there have been 36,000 people killed in Mexico over the past five years, and most of them in the past three; and we still hear from our delusional Government that there is not a problem, It is all hype by a few people who live on the Border.

frustrating to say the least, and scary, what is it going to take to get the Napolitano to admit that it is a bigger problem that what they have been telling US?

(Reuters) - Suspected drug hitmen killed a police chief on Sunday night in one of the most brazen attacks yet on senior officials in Monterrey, Mexico's richest city, the local government said.

Homero Salcido was the head of the security and intelligence agency for the northern state of Nuevo Leon, of which Monterrey is the capital. Responsible for running the region's command center, Salcido was shot five times inside the SUV he was found in, the state government said in a statement.

The killing of a state-level official was the latest sign of a sharp escalation of violence in Monterrey, once considered one of Latin America's safest cities, as a war between the rival Gulf and Zetas cartels sucks the region deeper into Mexico's drug war.

More than 34,000 people have died in drug-related violence across Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels in December 2006 and the killings have spread beyond traditionally volatile border cities.

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