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Saltillo Coahuila: Home of Los Zetas

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This is not news to all that live in Coahuila, for years Saltillo is home to the last letter, in and out the government. Saltillo has heated up since “Zgov” departed the brother of the current Governor. Much of the violence is not reported. A couple months ago, I sent a team that took supplies to migrant shelters in Saltillo. My staff called from the hotel where outside commenced a shootout that lasted for hours. The hotel locked the doors. I promised my staff I would not send them back on missions at this time. It’s so sad, this “war” effects people in countless ways…even preventing humanitarian work from being conducted….Paz, Chivis

 Saltillo • The capital of Coahuila, Saltillo, has become “the home of Los Zetas,” said Gen. Noah Sandoval, chief of the Fourth Military Region based in Nuevo Leon, who asked the mayors of the northern municipalities to join to combat insecurity in conjunction with the Mexican Army.

“What we want is to add efforts that everyone do their duties, to collaborate: the only thing we want the soldiers,” said Sandoval.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of State of Coahuila, Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís,, advanced the possibility that violence this month has exceeded the figures for earlier dates, because only in this last week counted 89 people were shot.

Among those killed include seven policemen and 18 minors, of who belonged to organized crime gangs who fight for the state plazas.

He added that in 17 days there have been 51 violent acts in the Coahuila, an average of three per day, of which 49 are related to organized crime. Of the 89 people on July, 77 were in Torreon and other municipalities of La Laguna.

Common places where groups have staged confrontations crime gangs are boulevards de Indendendencia in the city of Torreon, and Fundadores, in Saltillo, no matter what time of day is isn’t important.

Last week a group of commandos attacked accredited state police , in fact killed were three and another one was seriously injured. Overall, there were seven casualties in the police organization in this period.

Moreover, in the beginning of the week Saltillo turned bloody, as five people were killed in different parts of the city with the same modus operandi.

The state attorney general of , Homero Ramos Gloria, said even though the city of Saltillo has not yet reached the levels of violence of La Laguna is, however, said that recent events are caused by the fight of territories

“I do not think we have, by the geographical context and the characteristics in Saltillo, to have these levels, but there is evidence of a struggle between rival members of criminal groups who are likely to have been co participating and bonding, as has been the implied assumptions held by the findings and in keeping with the drug dealing. ” Ramos Gloria said.

For his part, Governor Ruben Moreira, mentioned that citizens, police, legislators and mayors in the region must close ranks to restore peace in the state.

Governor Ruben Moreira
Arteaga shootout

Local authorities reported that about 14:10 hours on Thursday there was a shootout between Mexican army personnel and suspected members of organized crime which left four civilians dead.

Spokesman on security issues from the government of Coahuila, Sergio Sisbeles Alvarado reported through his Twitter account that four suspects were killed after attacking military personnel.

The incident occurred at kilometer 17 on the road to La Carbonera, in the municipality of Arteaga.
The state Department of Public Safety reported that at that time that it received a report on explosions of firearms, then a convoy of three vehicles opened fire on the soldiers, who were conducting a surveillance operation in the area.

Sisbeles Alvarado said at the scene were three vehicles, one had special shielding- armored. And four rifles, 60 magazines, four grenades and at least 80 thousand dollars in cash were secured at the scene.

After the attack, uniformed federal, state and military seized cars and deployed an operation to la Sierra de Arteaga in search of more of the offenders. As of press time reported the capture of seven people.

Meanwhile, Gov. Ruben Moreira Valdez confirmed the visit of Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, to Torreon and Saltillo,  next week.

Reported that during his visit to reassess the situation of security issues and methods to strengthen the Laguna Safe Program. Security agreements will be signed.

He indicated that Poire will have a broad agenda and noted that at the time to legal instruments will be signed for the both cities.

“That means we are allies with the federal government in the fight against organized crime,” he said.

Indicated that the Department of Defense offers a magnificent communication, as Coahuila has the distinction of belonging to two military regions: and administrative and operational management.

Yarrington requests protection

Tomas Yarrington, former governor of Tamaulipas, has expanded his appeal for protection not only against the freezing of bank accounts, but against other legal acts the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) can take against you.

A couple of weeks ago the former official called for the protection of justice to overturn the immigration alert against him, which records his ins and out of the country, in addition to his travels around the country.

The request to extend the writ of protection was filed in court under the fourth district in criminal matters in the City of Mexico, under No. 692/2012.

So far the judicial authority has not granted any Yarrington suspension against any act of the PGR, as the former agent chief executive did not apply.

The former governor was upheld following the investigation carried out by the Office of Special Investigations into Organized Crime (OFDI) against people who have been identified by the U.S. and Mexico to be their strawmen who are believed to have washed money for the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas.

More than a month, in a radio interview, the former governor refused that he has or had ties to organized crime.

As posted on Borderlandbeat Forum by HAVANA
(Ruben Mosso / Mexico

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