Monday, March 18, 2019

Adios Don Dale, Gracias Por Todo

I'm pretty sure the guy on the right is Dora - doesn't matter now, they are all together up there....

 I love this album....


...too many to post, if you get a chance, check out his version of Hendrick's "3rd Stone From The Sun"...

Friday, March 15, 2019

I'm Backkkkk...sort of. Happy St. Patrick's Day ! - Mehdi Hasan On New Zealand - Unfortunately Beto O'Rourke Is One Of "Them" - Shane MacGowan For President !

Hope BREXIT doesn't ruin it

 Hola, I am recovering from the first phase of laser treatment, which means I'm not in any pain...just peeling.  It was pretty weird, so much for "going to the light" and no they did not laser my brain.  If you are planning on doing this, the best cream for afterwards is the Dermend Fragile Skin Moisturizing Cream, but it is outrageously expensive - like around forty dollars for a 4.5 oz tube.  So, go to ebay, where I've been picking up a stash, running anywhere from eight dollars to 17 dollars, no tax and sometimes free shipping.

Only one more trip back to wound clinic at end of month to give me the all clear...which means YEAH ! I can start taking Himalayan Salt Baths again, except I don't have a Himalayan Salt Lamp or any Shilayt.  I can't go in the sun, so nothing is getting accomplished around here.

But I am making a carrot cake for St. Pat's. So, despite what happened in New Zealand, have a Happy St. Patrick's Day...unsure on Beto O'Rourke, still checking him out. I should be back soon, check the links for the latest of course.....

UPDATE/EDIT 03/17: I made the carrot cake from scratch last night, am making the icing after this update.  Before getting into some raucous Irish music, important report on the New Zealand massacre from Mehdii Hasan, and he is right:

 - From The Intercept:

Don't Just Condemn The New Zealand Attacks - Politicians And Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
By, Mehdi Hasan

And regarding Beto O'Rourke, a real bummer...he is one of "them" - the report is long and not completely revealing, look at the comments :

 - From The Intercept:

Beto O'Rourke Is Running For President And It All Started With Weed 
By, Ryan Grim & Robert Mackey

xxxooo.... I submit therefore, that Shane MacGowan run for President, or at least be Bernie Sander's running mate.  xxxooo 

end edit.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Best Review of the Michael Cohen Testimony: Shields and Brooks - February 2019 Execution Stats For TIJ: 145 Dead


 Before the next storm hits and the electricity goes out,here is a quick backup of videos covering the Michael Cohen testimony which many believe will open up a pandora's box of Trump demons.  Already Cohen has accused Trump of perjury, bank fraud, insurance fraud, election fraud, witness tampering and threats, and making false statements (not to mention Trump's racist persona):

From CNN:

Cohen's Testimony May Be The Tip Of The Iceberg 

 Michael Cohen will return on March the 6th for another round of testimony. 


It seems that even the most progressive talking heads are taking a back seat as far as reviewing the Michael Cohen testimony, but I did catch this last night and felt that to date, it is by far the best review of the week's events, a must see...they nailed it:

  - From PBS - 03/01/19:

 Shields and Brooks 


The Local Stats....

Yesterday, Zeta reported that there were 145 people executed in Tijuana the month of February, with a YTD total of 364 killings in the city:

From Zeta - 03/01/19:

Matan a Hombre En Camino Verde 

This seems to be the lowest monthly fatality number compared to last month and every month of last year.  Still, that is a high numberTime is needed to measure the full impact of the Mexican Ejercito deployment in our region.

You can keep abreast of the situations here, note the attacks on Federal& Municipal Agents and of course the beheadings, leg left in front of a school, bodies burned, and women and children shot and killed:

Frontera Policiaca 

Frontera Policiaca Rosarito 

Zeta Tijuana 


 Slightly bummed out...have to go back for another leg wrap, then laser surgery this Friday in La Mesa....maybe they'll just laser my brain.  Paris says woof, Daca Bob has been a good boy, Susan is in and out.  I hope we don't have an earthquake , look:

~ From - 02/18/2018

Se Registran 63 Sismos En BC y Otras 6 Estados en Las Ultimas 12 Horas 


So, just remember to keep flip flops by your bedside in case you have to jump up in the middle of the night in the event of a quake so you don't step on glass. Don't miss Randy Rainbow up in the corner - oh what the heck, here it is again:

Over and out for now.


Monday, February 25, 2019

I Don't Want to Drown In My Own Tears

I tripped over one of Paris's toys, fell and sprained the heck out of my wrist, that's why I haven't been here.  Actually wearing this compression wrap on my leg didn't help matters, because the sock over the wrap had loosened up and was disorienting my balance. Gawd, what a mess.  So, for days I've had my wrist on ice and tried to keep it elevated.  The good news is that the leg wrap comes off for good this week.  I told Mike, that's it, I need to go to the hot springs for at least two weeks. (Right...) Meanwhile, Daca Bob was in another fight and back to Dr. Silva's. Poor little guy, he is completely confused.

We left off with the deployment of the Military and Federal Police in Tijuana and Rosarito Beach.  It's a little difficult to say if it was their presence alone (which authorities already have stated the stay will last forever) which impacted the decrease in violent executions, or if the drug guys just cooled their heels to gain a better perspective of the Ejercito's strategy or navigate different strategies of their own; perhaps new deals and alliances are being made all the way around,  maybe everyone is dead and it is over, or the freezing temperatures and rainfall (13 inches to date here) or all of the above which accounts for the lower execution numbers.

What I can tell you is that the Military is everywhere.  In Rosarito, they are going up and down Benito Juarez and pulling cars over.  When they pull a vehicle over and take the person(s) out of the car, the Military and the Federal Police completely surround the vehicle - no one gets in, no one gets out. And, I will be back this week with the stats and local reports.

Briefly, we are looking at a wild week ahead regarding the Mueller Report and the so-called National Emergency:

The National Emergency:

 - From MSN - 02/24/19

 The Washington Post

 "A bipartisan group of 58 former senior national security officials will issue a statement Monday saying that “there is no factual basis” for President Trump’s proclamation of a national emergency to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border."

Former Senior National Security Officials To Issue Declaration on National Emergency
By, Ellen Nakashima


 - From MSN - 02/24/19

New York Daily News - 02/24/19

Republican Opposition Mounts Against Trump's Emergency Declaration, Could Trigger President's First Veto
By, Chris Sommerfeldt


 ~ From The Rolling Stone:

Will Congress Terminate Trump's National Emergency?
By, Ryan Bort 


 ~ From Vox - 02/22/19

The House Will Vote Tuesday On Blocking Trump's National Emergency 
by, Li Zhou 


The Mueller Report

I thought I heard somewhere that Mueller is going to release his report this week...

 ~ From Raw Story - 02/24/19

" And yet another group says that while worse may be coming, what we already know amounts to a damning imputation of Trump and his allies."

Why The Collusion Matters - Here's What Almost Everyone Misses About the Origins Of Robert Mueller's Investigation
By, Cody Fenwick, Alternet 

Well, not everyone...we're still waiting for Big Jim Risen's report on The Intercept.  
Everything that is anything here on Democracy Now !. 
BTW, I have not seen coverage of the Piedras Negras affair on the local news here, it is on DN under "Immigration".


I read that Spike Lee walked out of the Oscars after "The Green Book" took best film. Well okay Spike, but after all, it is Hollywood. I actually cried after "The Green Book" - and did the same after your "KkK" film.  We can sit and talk about  white 'saviors'; but couldn't the same said about your white heroes who stood up and backed your main (black) character? You had me believing  they were sincere. Apparently the realities of racism in American history can be portrayed in a zillion forms.  Well, the final episode of True Detective is on tonight,  my verdict is still out on that one.

 Still, if nuthin happens with the Mueller Report or axing the National Emergency, I don't want to drown in my own tears...although I won't be completely shocked. Paris says woof.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Strange Brew

Zeta reported during the first six days of February there were 45 executions in Tijuana and brings us up to date on the totals from the other Municipalities:

Zeta Investigaciones - 02/11/19

Operativo Permanete

(Also includes the objectives of the Military Deployment in Baja California and the Narcomanta threats made against AMLO last week. An update: two arrests have been made, one of a Central American hanging the threats, and now of a CAF cell leader.  Initially it was thought the CAF had distanced themselves from the threats.)

"According to statistics from the Attorney General's Office of the State, until the end of this edition - Thursday 7- February, there are 44 violent deaths in Tijuana, followed by Ensenada (20), Mexicali (8) and Playas de Rosarito (9)." The Ensenada numbers cover the attack and shoot out in front of the Lucerne Hotel in El Sauzal, Ensenada - that link includes video.

Since then from Zeta's Daily Reports I have counted 17 more and 3 injured by gunfire in Tijuana,  three more in Rosarito from the Carmen Gutierrez reports (note Plaza Del Mar and area seems to be a favorite dumping ground these days), and one more in Mexicali.

Will the recently deployed 1,800 Mexican Army troops (plus 600 more on their way) working together with the Federal Police, the State Police (PEPOs) and the Municipal Police manage to curtail the violence?  Differing opinions prevail:

 - From

Destacan 2 Municipios de BC Por Homicidios
Por, Alejandro Villa


"Baja California has two municipalities that are in the top ten of the sites where more homicides are committed per 100 thousand inhabitants, which makes it one of the most violent states in the country, according to the Citizen Council for Public Safety and the Criminal Justice

In its annual report "Violence in Municipalities of Mexico," the agency lists the most insecure entities in Mexico and places Baja California, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Zacatecas first and at the same level.

The foregoing, the study details, because in the five municipalities of this state the level of violence is higher than the national level.

In the case of Tijuana, it appears as the second most violent municipality in 2018 of 234 cities that exceed the national average of violence per 100 thousand inhabitants.

In this study, released by the president of the Citizen Council, José Antonio Ortega, it is noted that Tijuana was outnumbered in the incidence of intentional homicides by Tecomán, Colima, in 2018.

While Rosarito was located in the sixth position, surpassed by the municipalities of Acapulco, Guerrero, Salamanca and Salvatierra, Guanajuato, and Manzanillo, Colima.

The violations

In relation to other crimes, the violations put the municipalities such as Mexicali, Tecate and Tijuana in the ranking of the 20 cities with the highest number of violations in the whole country; Tecate ranks sixth with 35% of crimes committed in the Entity.

Mexicali ranked 14th in the ranking of violations in 2018 with 28% for every 100,000 inhabitants, and Tijuana ranked 19th with 26%.

While in robbery with violence and extortion no city of Baja California appears in the top 20 of this study conducted by the civil association; which takes up the data provided by the National Secretariat for Public Security and the Inegi.

Expense without results

Representatives of the Citizen Council assured that in the subject of social crime prevention the federal government spent more than 16 billion pesos, but without any result.

"It was money thrown in the trash, they left the country more violent and insecure," said José Antonio Ortega.

He added that the study is important, since the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador intends to continue the social prevention of crime.

"But in a more radical way than its predecessors, through an increase in the distribution of subsidies, also in a way that is no longer focused but massive and indiscriminate," he said.

He concluded that the subsidies to deal with the issue of the violence index in the country did not reduce the violence nor will they do so, since they assure that since 2013 that they started with this study they have not seen a downward trend in criminal acts in the municipalities of Mexico and each time they add more to the list.

The most violent municipalities in the country

1. Tecomán, Colima

2. Tijuana, BC

3. Salamanca, Guanajuato

4. Salvatierra, Guanajuato

5. Manzanillo, Colima

6. Rosarito, BC"


 - From Zeta:

Mandos Medios De La Policia De Tijuana Estan Coludidos Con El Narco; Leyzaola
Por, Eduardo Villa Lugo


Middle controls of the Tijuana Police are in collusion with the narco: Leyzaola

"The middle managers of the Municipal Police of Tijuana are in collusion with drug trafficking and therefore criminals enjoy such impunity, as to commit 25 crimes in 24 hours without being disturbed.

The foregoing was part of the responses of Julián Leyzaola Pérez, current precandidate to the Mayor's Office of Tijuana by the coalition PES, PEBC and PRD, in Baja California, for the upcoming elections.
Accompanied by his counterpart from Mexicali, Elvira Luna Pineda, who will seek the Municipal Presidency of the capital, the lieutenant colonel, commented that it is impossible for organized crime gangs to operate and grow without the backing or support of the authorities.
"In order for them to settle, progress needs the protection of the authorities, if they do not have the protection they can not do it."
He added that the police are moved from certain areas when a criminal incident will occur so they do not obstruct it.
"It is not possible that there are 25 deaths in 24 hours and that none of them intervene in the police. When there is going to be an event, the commanders move the patrols so as not to hinder the criminal activity ".
In the same way, he commented that when he is mayor of Tijuana, he will carry out a police purge, but not as big as the one carried out in 2007, since he is not in the same conditions of corruption.
He pointed out that the police should not only be a protector, but should also be taken care of and that is the responsibility of the police commanders.
The formal registration of both candidates will take place on March 8."

 - From Zeta:

PEPos, Ligados al Cartel de Sinaloa  

 It's a long one......

PEPos, linked to the Sinaloa Cartel

" State preventive police investigated by the intelligence areas due to their links with organized crime are still active. In Tijuana, the troop links the armed attacks against uniformed officers to partners who participate in illicit activities with the Sinaloa Cartel and put the corporations at risk. The 500 Control and Confidence exams conducted per month by C3, yield limited results

 At least three elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP) of Baja California, in payroll and assets, are investigated by the intelligence areas for their links to drug trafficking, particularly with the Sinaloa Cartel and the cell led by René Arzate. " The Frog".

An investigative agent revealed to ZETA the names of those investigated: Edmos Sánchez Lizárraga "El Elmos", Luis Santiago Burgoin Ruvalcaba "Burgoin", and one who he only referred to as "El Leo", since they have not been able to identify which of two elements, whether Leobardo Ramírez González or Leonardo Triay Blandón.
According to the inquiries, the three elements of the PEP would be linked to a group of drug dealers who, on June 1, 2018, murdered Francisco Ibarra González, head of the PEP's technical area in Ensenada.
But that would not be the only attack by criminals against officers. They are accused and investigated after it is presumed that on November 6, 2018, two state agents attacked and wounded in Punta Colonet, while conducting investigations precisely to capture the murderer of Ibarra González.
Twenty-four days after the attack on the officers and the escape of the murderer, on November 30, on the pedestrian bridge in front of the military garrison and the Government Center in Ensenada, a blanket was hung with a criminal message that directly involved the policemen investigated today: 

" To all the people who are working for the cartel of La Rana (Mercenary) and (90) and state policemen named Elmo ',' Leo ',' Burgon ', municipal and min. The sweeper has already fallen, we are working people, not assassins or thieves atte: Cartel de Ensenada ".
The epistolary affront confirmed what was already being investigated about the state: its collusion with drug trafficking.
In the tables of Territorial Coordination for the Construction of Peace, the operational commands of the municipal, state and federal corporations know about the issue, although the official inquiry is a mystery and the three alleged dishonest agents are still active despite the suspicion that they provided information for the murder of agent Ibarra.
The investigated PEP agents have a long history of crimes:

Edmos Sánchez Lizárraga appears in the penitentiary system in 2009 for trade and possession of dredges, and in 2011 for possession. In 2010 he was charged with burglary and abuse of authority, federal crimes and injuries; in 2012 and 2016 due to abuse of authority and threats, while in 2013 he was investigated for qualified homicide.
Since August 2016, he had been officially mentioned as an infiltrated agent of the Sinaloa Cartel, at the time in the service of Hugo Iván Rivera Gómez "El Padrino", trafficator of the Arzate brothers. However, such information had no repercussions.

With respect to Luis Santiago Burgoin Ruvalcaba, his name has been included in three previous investigations: one for robbery in 2006, another for abuse of authority in 2014 and one more for the same crime in 2017. He was threatened in December 2014, when criminals left a box with the head of a pig and a rifle cartridge on the forehead of the animal, in the vicinity of the house of the uniformed. In 2017 he received another threat, curiously from the Sinaloa Cartel, with which he allegedly has agreements.
As for the agent nicknamed "El Leo", he has not yet been identified.
Unofficially, ZETA was informed that in the investigations it is reported that these state policemen are supporting a cell in Sinaloa that descends small planes in the south of Ensenada. They have criminal influence in colonies like Los Laureles, Villa Residencial del Prado second section, Valle Verde, Encinos, Laureles and Villas del Sol.
"The plaza" would be fought by the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) and the cells identified as La Barredora, Ensenada Cartel and the Castro Mendoza brothers in Isla de Cedros.
In relation to René Arzate "La Rana", who according to the investigators has an arrest warrant for the purposes of extradition to the United States, they have identified him as criminal lieutenants to:
* Alfonso Niebla Vega "El 90", 37 years old, operator in Ensenada. He was captured for damage to property owned by others in 2005, and for drug possession and trade in 2009 and 2011.
* Carlos Adrián Casas Reyes "El 8" and / or "Mercenario", Sinaloan and "second in command", with two residences in Ensenada. Since 2016, he is credited with being part of the Sinaloa Cartel and maintaining gun battles for the control of the sale of narco-traffic in the port.
* Jesús Salvador Villavicencio Meza "El Venado" and / or "El Rayder", 24 years old; arrested, investigated and released for the crimes of injuries, attempted murder on three occasions, drug possession (captured and released twice) and one more for corruption. March 2017.
* Ufrano Alberto Beltrán Romero "El Betillo", presumably dedicated to the narcomenudeo and located in the attack to the palenque Poker in January 2016.
* Manuel Enciso "El Gordo", located by the group of forces coordinated as an element that transports drugs from Ensenada to Tijuana for "El Niebla".

Raúl Adrián Macías Rodríguez is 20 years old and has at least two nicknames. Some say "El Tigre", others place it as "El Rulo". When he was 12 years old, he witnessed an aggravated homicide by kinship. His mother used to work in the State Penitentiary System and a state agent was his partner.
Nowadays, at his young age, "El Rulo" is investigated for homicide. Particularly for the murder of Francisco Ibarra González, who was the director of the technical area of ​​the PEP in Ensenada.
In the investigations they have been able to identify that the network between the indicated killer Raúl Macías and the Sinaloa Cartel, is with Alberto Beltrán Romero and Manuel Enciso. In addition, Ibarra, the murdered officer, had headed several Fraga assurances south of Ensenada.
According to the investigators, Macías Rodríguez and his criminal group are accused of attacking the state police officers - including a commander - with bullets on November 6, 2018, after five o'clock in the afternoon in the vicinity of a gas station in the Ejido Mexico in Punta Colonet south of Ensenada, they were looking to arrest Raúl Macías.
The attack was the product of an internal betrayal, when from the ranks of the PEP they informed the Sinaloa cell that the group of agents was on their way to arrest "El Rulo".

When the police arrived, they were already waiting for them.
In the attack where long weapons were operated, one of the elements destroyed his right hand and another the spleen and right knee.
To date, Raúl Adrián Macías Rodríguez is still a fugitive, so the authorities of the State of Sinaloa, in coordination with those of Baja California, are looking for him in Mazatlán.
Around nine in the evening of Sunday, January 13, in the C4 received the report of an armed attack in the private Aniz de Villas del Prado, area where several police received housing credit.
There the body of Aldo Garibaldi Rodríguez was located, and as a wounded, the municipal police René Solís Alor.
Witnesses say that the attack was direct against Garibaldi. Five shots faced the young son of Monica Rodriguez, a municipal agent assigned to Los Pinos. Solis was shot later. The bullets came to him from the back while he dressed in civilian clothes and accompanied his neighbor. He was not working as he does in the Central Zone.
Solis and his family would have been living with the victim in front of a bonfire when two men arrived. One wore a black hooded sweatshirt and carried a short weapon, the other was covered with a blue jacket and wielded a long weapon; one of the sweatshirts had the legend Aero .
The official Rodriguez explained to the authorities that she lived in the house in which her son was attacked, but had moved a week ago, after receiving "threats from a hitman who lives outside the private one", which she did not identify.
Other witnesses warned that a couple of police who live in the same private "seized a drug" and ignored how they stayed, but they were "selling", the criminals found out and were threatening.
In the search for the murderer, the Municipal Police captured Cristian Reynoso Ordaz, 32, in possession of a rifle. Previously he had recognized selling drugs for the CJNG.
The alleged offender detailed that on Sunday of the attack, he spoke "El Homero" to give instructions to pick up a car and then go through "The Virus", who had run out of gas, he waited for twenty minutes but did not appear, and when He went down to look for him, after the bullets stopped him.
Although "El Homero" was identified by one of the witnesses of the shooting in Villas del Prado, where they murdered the son of the police Rodríguez, he would later say that he had only driven the car.

Although he did not admit to having participated in the attack unofficially, Reynoso Ordaz did say that he had been working with "El Homero" for three months, of whom he knows, he is the brother of "El Tortas" and that the two had been recently arrested. He gave details about his participation in the criminal operation of the CJNG cell: supplying three "little shops " in the Sanchez Taboada neighborhood, in exchange for between one and two thousand pesos a week, although he was sometimes paid with the drug known as " Crystal "
Those referred to as "El Tortas" and "El Homero" are the Hernández Quintero brothers, Juan and Homero, apprehended around five in the afternoon on Thursday, January 10, in the vicinity of their house, between Biznaga and Cactus streets. the Sanchez Taboada colony. They carried with them a .22 caliber pistol, a shotgun and 33 "crystal " wrappers. The official report indicates that they found a citizen complaint that warned about the presence of armed men. "El Tortas" had an arrest warrant for qualified homicide, granted on May 11, 2018.
The police officers who detained them included in the report a caption: "We did not omit to inform that the insured are direct suspects of participation in the murder of the police in Sanchez Taboada a week ago," however, they did not provide evidence.
Unofficially, ZETA was able to learn that both the legend in the Homologated Police Report and the version of the Public Security Secretary, Marco Antonio Sotomayor, in which he accused the CJNG leaders of the murder of agents Omar Araujo and Fidencio Figueroa. night of January 3 in a Chinese restaurant, derived from the capture of at least three criminal groups that unanimously betrayed as responsible the thug Juan Hernández Quintero "El Tortas"; the leader of sicarios Jorge Luis Quezada "El Veloz"; and the criminal cell leader, Alejandro Vázquez Vázquez "El 50".
However, such delations were not integrated into the file of the homicide of officers Araujo and Figueroa, at least at the close of this edition, there were no major elements to link them with the crime of the Sanchez Taboada colony and they were being investigated for the murder committed. of Villas del Prado.
" I was worried when the first version came that they had attacked them in civilian terms and in their house, because that was climbing, but after talking to our people, we saw that it was a direct attack on the boy, and that it was not the house of the police. I can be wrong, I am not the possessor of the truth, the investigation is in process, but I think it will be because of the background of the deceased, "said Tijuana Municipal Public Security Secretary Marco Antonio Sotomayor .
Between 2012 and 2017, the young Aldo Garibay, who worked as a guard in a school, had been arrested six times by the Municipal Police for crimes against health, carrying weapons, damage to property of others and drinking drinks on public roads.
- How is it understood that the aggressors are from the same group as "El Tortas"?
"They are part of the group that operates criminally in that area, but it would not make sense for them to attack a police in the Central Zone or a police in Los Pinos who do not even work, nor do they make arrests or assurances in Sánchez Taboada."
- What do you know among the commanders of the threat to the woman police mother of the victim and of the denunciation of a supposed robbery of drug?
"We do not have a report about it, but everything will be investigated."

While in the facilities of the Regional Comandancia Sur "Margarito Saldaña Rivera" was the weekly meeting of officers of the Municipal Public Security Secretariat of Tijuana, a few meters away, on the pedestrian bridge that goes from north to south, criminals hung another narcomanta which was immediately withdrawn by elements of the Tactical Operations Group.
 Consulted the municipal authorities, recognized the fact and, in addition to not reporting to the Public Prosecutor, decided to reserve the content of the message of the criminals, limited to declaring that words more or less, the CJNG disengaged from the second attack, in which a The policeman was wounded and the young Aldo was shot.
As for Juan Hernández, head of the group allegedly responsible for both criminal operations where the police were victimized, he was brought before the Public Prosecutor's Office for drug dealing, and once he was arrested, an arrest warrant for his murder was executed. The nickname "El Tortas" denied the recent charges. He said that he was in a detoxification center from which he left recently.
In the homicide for which he will be tried, one of his accomplices, Manuel Santiago Navarro Silva "El Minimí", was sentenced to 27 years and six months in prison, and the payment of compensation for the damage for 734 thousand 782.40 pesos in favor of the offended, wife of the victim.
The file that served to convict Navarro indicates that on September 22, 2016, "El Minimí" received a call from "El Tortas", who gave him instructions, a weapon, a photo of the victim and moved him to the target's house, including he warned him when his prey was coming out. Between the Huapango and Niagara streets of Lomas de la Presa, Juan Manuel Aguilar Villa, a 53-year-old drug dealer, was killed.
He accused that Juan Hernández Quintero, his wife, another man whom he only identified as Giovany, his wife, Daniel Misael Murillo Gastélum "El H" and himself, also participated in the murder. For that homicide they paid 3 thousand pesos, and Murillo, 5 thousand.

Complaints, complaints and debugging

During 2018, the State Human Rights Commission (CEDH) received 102 complaints against elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP); 41 were presented in Mexicali, 38 in Tijuana, 20 in Ensenada and three in Tecate
The main rights violated were legal security, legality, dignified treatment, integrity and personal security. While the main violations were arbitrary arrests, disproportionate violence, lack of legality, honesty and bias in the performance of their duties, as well as improperly impute facts.
The total number of complaints against municipal police in the five municipalities of Baja California was 492 last year: 279 in Tijuana, 90 in Mexicali, 79 in Ensenada, 26 in Rosarito and 18 in Tecate. The accused violative acts are arbitrary detentions and lack of legality and honesty in the service.
As for complaints filed against agents of the various corporations before the Public Ministry, in September 2018 the Transparency Unit of the Attorney General of the State (PGJE) reported that from January 2016 to date the prosecution received 3 thousand 811 complaints against police officers throughout the State, without specifying the corporation. The most reported crimes were abuse of authority, damage to property and injuries; while the least reported were bribery and deprivation of liberty.
Only in Tijuana, under the New Criminal Justice System, between June and December of 2017, 450 complaints against police officers were filed, while during 2018, the number amounted to 610 complaints.
In most cases, the victim was unable to identify to which corporation the police officer belonged that abused the authority, with actions ranging from mistreatment to robbery, physical aggression and deprivation of liberty.
In fact, of the 450 complaints of 2017, only 88 were lodged specifically against municipal agents and 77 against state agents.
Such statistics are incomplete, since the PGJE decided to protect the uniformed and evaded to deliver the information in a detailed and official manner.
As for the Public Security Secretariat of the State, which currently has an average of 660 active elements, it details its fight against corruption in the report published by the Center for Confidence Assessment and Control (CECC): between 2013 and November 2018, initiated 710 administrative investigations to elements of the State Preventive Police, of which 108 have resulted in removal proceedings against the uniformed, but only 32 have been removed. In the last five years, 41 agents resigned, eleven have been suspended and three were arrested.
In her last interview with ZETA, granted in June 2018, the director of C3 in Baja California, Brenda Valdez Jaramillo, mentioned as statistical data that perform an average of 500 evaluations of Confidence Control per month, and in the last eight years, 1,080 agents failed the permanency test, with an average of 135 per year."


Around my neighborhood, some people are wondering what exactly these newly deployed forces relationship will be with the migrantes?

So, does anyone have anything good to say about the newly proposed National Guard in Mexico ?

 - From El Sol de Mexico:

Guardia Nacional, Mal Necessario Por Corrupcion en Policias Locales: Solalinde
Por, Oscar Reyes Rodriguez

Pasted :

National Guard, necessary evil for corruption in local police: Solalinde.

 During his visit to Irapuato, Father Alejandro Solalinde said that the police are corrupted by organized crime
Irapuato, Gto.- The priest and activist Alejandro Solalinde Guerra, director of the Hermanos del Camino hostel, said that the National Guard is a necessary evil, since the municipal and state police are corrupted by organized crime.
The National Guard is not what we would like, it is a necessary evil, because the previous regimes of the PAN and the PRI, but above all of the PAN, did not know how to build a real prepared police, they militarized Mexico, since from the beginning they had the opportunity to make a police competent, trained, equipped, endowed with a conception of human rights and they did not do it.

During his visit to Irapuato, Father Alejandro Solalinde said that even though Ernesto Zedillo's administration had been corrupting since the administration of Ernesto Zedillo, it was until Felipe Calderón's administration that they were caught by the crime and where even security officials were involved with the crime. delinquency when.
Solalinde Guerra pointed to Genaro García Luna, former Secretary of Public Security during the presidency of Felipe Calderón as one of the architects of what he called "the years lost in security for Mexico and faith that we see today its effects."
"This man could, if he wanted to, have prepared some good police corporations, I was a witness and I was going to throw him in his face, in his office, in his bunker that he was involved in the kidnapping of migrants, who was intruded on the Federal Police and direct kidnapping of migrants, they did not do it and now we are against the clock, because we have a narco-state that they have inherited from us . "
"Right now in the country the healthiest, the least involved in the drug trade are the Armed Forces, that's why I'm sorry, there's no other thing we have to start with a National Guard with a base of armed forces, so that now we can achieve some corporations police with a civil profile and the time will come when the Army will retreat to its barracks, but while there is no other: either we accept this or the crime that has infiltrated practically all the institutions of Mexico will continue to grow . "

Let's Do A Little Fact Checkin Donald: State Of The Union Address & The El Paso Speech

Sad Bob

So much going on here, I have a free day tomorrow to fill in the blanks on the drug war events.  Meanwhile, Daca Bob is home from Dr. Silva's Hospital where he stayed for a week to recuperate after his surgeries, and he is not happy.  Poor little guy, we were finally able to trap him (remember both he and Susan are feral kitties); he had injured his foot and it was serious and needed all his shots and the unforgivable, he lost his jewels.  But it had to be done.  Mike took Paris to Pet Co during his lunch break for a beauty treatment since I still can't give her a bath - she had a great time but I still have to wear this compression wrap for three more weeks and go up weekly to have it changed and it is driving me nuts.  Susan is pregnant, we haven't figured out how to deal with that one yet (yes, it was Bob). I made Stagecoach Chile and later on I'll give you the recipe. We are also over nine inches of rainfall here and more is on the way.

Guess who ? Courtesy Boing Boing

 Just in case you haven't been paying attention which I am sure you have been but just in case here are fact checks on Donald's big mouth speeches:

 - Fact Check On the State Of The Union Address:

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Speech Exaggerated Border Peril
By, Calvin Woodward, Christopher Rugaber and Colleen Lon

 - Fact Check On The El Paso Speech:

AP FACT CHECK: Trump On The Wall, And A Ban On Cows ?
By, Calvin Woodward & Hope Yen


Poor El Paso, but we did enjoy watching the demonstration against Trump featuring Beto O'Rourke.  Beto O'Rourke? Sounds like an Irishman to me....(;

 - From The El Paso Times

Protesters Disrupt President Trump's El Paso Rally Speech
By, Aaron Bedoya


Paris says woof !

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Finally The Stats: Zeta Breaks The Numbers Down BC Total For 2018: 3,148 People Executed - January, 2019 Over 200 Executed in TIJ

No one it seems in the U.S is talking about the violence in Baja California.  Russiagate, Venezuela, the possibility of yet another U.S. Government shutdown on the 15th, the "Yellowjackets",the freeze-out weather on the east & Chicago, and Kamala Harris are taking front stage.

 As far as Russiagate, I still do not understand why there was never an investigation into Hillary Clinton and the DNC's dirty tricks against Bernie throughout the 2016 election. I was able to get through Louis Proyect's take on Venezuela, but I need to read it again.

So, for the latest, and don't miss the "Where's My Roy Cohn?" interview:

Democracy Now !

Of course, except don't get into an argument with Mona:

 - The Intercept

 I'm so far behind it doesn't make any difference, but here's a good one from last August:

 - From The Week:

Why Leftists Don't Trust Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Daniel Patrick
by, Ryan Cooper


Meanwhile here are some stats and reports to hold you over., we'll back up and look at Baja California in 2018 with Zeta breaking down the numbers.

 - From Zeta:

3,148 Homicidios en 2018: Crimen Desborda BC
 Por, Ines Garcia Ramos, Marco A Flores y Eduardo Villa Lugo  - 01/07/2018


"From 2015 to date, intentional homicides have more than tripled in Baja California. Although Tijuana concentrates 80 percent of those crimes, Ensenada has a worrisome upward trend and is ranked as the second municipality with the most murders. The struggle between the cartels Jalisco Nueva Generación, Arellano Félix and De Sinaloa for the sale of drugs in the streets is considered by the authorities as the main cause of the increase, among other factors
 In three years, Baja California went from registering 909 intentional homicides in 2015, to 3 thousand 148 victims during 2018. It is not only the highest figure in the history of the entity, but the most sustained growth in the record.
The upward trend coincides with the arrival of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) to Baja California in 2015, which led to a dispute with the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF) cells to seize areas that were under the control of the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS).
Specifically in the case of Tijuana, during 2017 and 2018 the corporations began to notice the dissolution of the CJNG-CAF alliance, which led to more assassinations among these groups, as well as the loosening of the CJNG. This conflict between cartels is repeatedly pointed out by local authorities as the main cause of so many violent deaths.

 The other factors to which they attribute such a high number of homicides, are the growth of the market of drug dealing in the State and that the crime of carrying firearms does not merit informal preventive detention, whereby all detainees with a pistol or rifle You can take the criminal process freely.
ZETA made a comparison of the incidence of crime in the five municipalities, their behavior in recent years, the arrest of murderers and the strategies that corporations in each municipality have to contain and reduce this crime.
The obvious thing is that Francisco Vega de Lamadrid's six-year term has already surpassed the highest numbers in Baja California.
In his first month as governor, in November 2013, the Attorney General of the State (PGJE) accounted for 72 events of intentional homicides. In contrast, the monthly average of victims registered during 2018 was 262 murders, more than triple the number with which Vega started his government.
With 8,481 malicious homicides during his administration and not reversing the trend that was presented in 2018, of 262 murders per month on average, the PAN could conclude his term with more than 11 thousand homicides.

During 2018, 2,508 people were violently murdered in Tijuana, 80 percent of the total victims in the State with an average of 7 victims a day. With 1,781 malicious homicides in 2017, it was an increase of 29%.
Although the Municipal Police increased its operation as never before with the arrest of 140 murderers and the confiscation of 988 firearms -789 short and 188 long- in 2018, in the words of the Municipal Public Security Secretary, Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezcua, " We are reaching a figure that is very difficult to accept, we have done everything we can to reverse this situation, we have had operational results as never before, but we understand that it has not been enough to give the results that all Tijuana residents are looking for. We want to tell you that this year we are going to redouble our efforts, to carry out different operational strategies in coordination with the other instances of other government bodies to try to achieve a reduction in homicides. "
Given the high number of homicides related to the sale of drugs, the strategy of the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) has been based on two guidelines: combating drug dealing in the streets and confiscating firearms.
Although, this strategy will continue, the dependence will work on the sectorization of the city. Most homicides are concentrated in the Area.

 This, specifically in the police districts of Natura, La Presa, La Presa Este and Los Pinos.
For this reason, the 120 new elements of the Police, who will graduate from the Academy at the end of January, will be sent to that area.

In an interview with ZETA , Sotomayor noted that the rising trend in homicides in Tijuana began to register in the summer of 2016, shortly after the New Criminal Justice System (NSJP) came into effect and with it the reform to the National Procedures Code. Penalties that preventively detains preventive detention of those who are detained with a firearm.
"The criminals realize they can carry weapons and there are no consequences, but this also goes hand in hand with another external phenomenon, which has to do with the strengthening of the CJNG, initially they make an alliance with what is still operating in the CAF and they seek to join the market of drug dealing in Tijuana, which goes hand in hand with the drug trade has a magnitude that never had, "he said.
"What happens with these groups in 2017 and 2018, is that they become antagonistic not only with Sinaloa, but with the CAF and there are internal fights within some criminal groups and they are the streaks that unfortunately increase homicides," he added.
These criminal cells literally eliminate their opponents: "If it is a competition that is affecting you and you do not want to add to your criminal group, you are simply going to eliminate them. That is what naturally occurs between criminal groups. "
The official spoke of documented cases in which there is a multiple homicide and the group to which the victims belonged, commit another crime of the same type to show not only its power, but its support to its members, which generates more victims .
"In that analysis, it is very important to determine how the murderer is moving, by district, in which areas we have the greatest problem to focus resources and try to inhibit affecting the sale of drugs and detentions in review filters to increase the number of arrests, confiscation of weapons and compliance with arrest warrants. "
Regarding the operating results, according to which arms seizures increased by 45% and the arrest of homicides by 67% from 2017 to 2018, "we have increased the productivity of the Police a lot, but we have not been able to see that reflected in the reduction of homicides, has helped us to lower the other crimes, but not homicides, and that has to see that the material authors bring those weapons. Unfortunately, they leave and continue in their own ", finished the head of the SSPM.
Another issue that has been waged to achieve a reduction is a reform of the National Code of Criminal Procedures that imposes preventive detention for any detainee who carries a firearm.
The proposal of Law has already been approved in the Senate of the Republic, but it is still necessary to vote in the Chamber of Deputies; if approved by legislators, it must be ratified in the local Congress.
"If the reform is given, in three months, the first month we could see a different result, although this would also entail a confrontation with the forces of order because the criminals will know that they will stay even if it is a year in prison, not they are going to let themselves stop so easily, "said the secretary.
Only in Tijuana, 90% of homicides were committed a firearm, said Genaro de la Torre Quintanar, president of the Citizen Committee of Public Safety in the city.
Therefore, this citizen body expects, like the SSPM, that a reform of this Law will have an impact on the homicide figures.
"The numbers are alarming, but it is positive that the possession of a weapon is considered a serious crime, it will help the citizens and the police," he explained.
"The criminals, knowing that nothing happens to them if they bring firearms, they are comfortable in the street with these weapons and they have the facility to commit any homicide and can not stop them."
The businessman also considered that the work of the Municipal Police has included operations, arrests and relevant confiscations, but due to the revolving door that represents for many detainees not to remain in prison despite being investigated for committing a crime, it is difficult that these results subscribe to the reduction of homicides.
"In the preventive issue, it is definitely important citizen participation in the issue of reporting any suspicious activity around, to see weapons, to see drugs ... the complaint is very important for the police," he added.
During the celebration of International Police Day, the Secretary of Public Safety assured the media that the SSPM will work on a containment of homicides and then achieve a gradual decrease, "fewer homicides in January than in December and so be able to decrease in order to measure the situation".
Regarding the work of other instances of government, Marco Sotomayor considered that the Government of Mexico should work more in the investigation of the cartels with a presence in the city to dismantle them and not allow the passage of weapons through the United States border into Mexico, since in terms of operations, although the Navy no longer has a presence in Tijuana, the Municipal Police works in conjunction with the Army and Federal Police.

With 257 homicide victims during 2018 in Ensenada, the figure not only exceeded in 62 murders those committed in 2017, but it is the highest number in the history of the port.
Of the total homicides, just over 100 occurred in the southern area of ​​the municipality, the rest was distributed in the urban area and the delegations located to the north and northeast.
November was the most violent month with 31 victims, followed by April (30) and October (29). In counterpart, the least violent months were March, June and July, with 12 victims each. December ended with 18 homicides, the fourth least violent month of the year, tied with February.
In addition to the record in homicides in 2019, there were other situations that were rarely seen in the municipality, such as the placement of several narcomantas and messages with corpses, both with allusions to groups of drug traffickers.
As happened on April 10 and 11, when six semi-buried bodies were found in the El Roble subdivision, as well as a narcomanta hanging a few meters from the house of Mayor Marco Novelo in El Sauzal.
For several hours, the message could be read by those who walked the street: "Ensenada is the square now belongs to me to fuck your mother CJNG, CAF and Sinaloa Cartel, atte Cártel La Rana".
At 10:57 pm on Tuesday, October 10, a murder was reported on Private Pacific Street in the Pórticos del Mar neighborhood, one block from the Police Station. In the place was found the body of a man of approximately 1.70 meters tall, thin complexion, dark complexion. He wore black shirts and pants, and brown tennis shoes.
There were ten percussed casings, two bullets deformed and a cardboard stuck in the stomach of the corpse with the following legend: " This way they will be all those k walk with the DEER, Mercenary, and the (90) and all the fucker of Government ke support them atte: the BARREDORA ".
One more was removed from the bridge located in Circuito Oriente and Kiliwas, in front of Cecyte, on November 6; as in the other two, the noun "La Barredora" appeared.
The Survey of Citizen Perception (Enpeci), corresponding to the third quarter of 2018, higher index in 9.1%, compared to the second quarter, refers that 83.3% of the inhabitants of the city consider that living in Ensenada is insecure, revealed Javier Barraza Salazar , president of the Economic Development Council of Ensenada.
The economist Rubén Roa Dueñas and businessman Jorge Nava, director and leader of the Metropolitan Center of Economic and Business Information, respectively, pointed out that only 20.1% of the inhabitants are optimistic and believe that things will be better within 12 months.
The survey was carried out on a sample of 1,626 people in the Tijuana-Tecate-Rosarito-Ensenada metropolitan area, of whom 384 were interviewed in the latter city, and in a generalized manner indicates that the testimonies of criminal behaviors increased with respect to the previous quarter. .
The attested behaviors that presented a greater increase were: robberies or assaults, 80.5%; vandalism in homes or businesses, 75.3%; 64.8% street alcohol consumption; violent gangs and gang members, 46.9%; frequent shooting with firearms, 38.8%.
The main places where the population said they feel insecure are: bank tellers, 74.7%; public transport, 69.0%.
64.3% see the streets as dangerous; 58.6%, the markets; 57.6% of roads and 53.4% ​​of shopping centers.
According to the results of the third quarter of 2018, the habit that most families avoided was allowing their children to leave their homes alone, for fear of being victims of a crime.
56.25% no longer allows their minor children to leave; 32.03%, they are not allowed to visit relatives and friends; 52.34% do not go for a walk after eight o'clock at night and 75.78% do not carry valuables such as jewelry, money or credit cards.

Roa Dueñas and Nava Jimenez indicated that the Enpeci states that 58.6% of the people of Ensenaden have the perception that the majority of the people that make up the municipal government are corrupt and 72.7% think that the municipal government acts mainly with the benefit of a few sectors instead of society in general.
Finally, they said that people trust 38.5% less in the application and procurement of justice in Baja California with respect to 2017.
Faisal Karim Nassif Díaz, president of the Citizen Council of Public Security in Ensenada, said: "We had not had those numbers, last year they were 195, it has been unquestionably the worst year in that sense in Ensenada. The other issues that most affect the citizenship, theft to trade, home and robbery with violence, have been very high ".
In addition to the struggle of drug trafficking groups for the territory, the counselor attributed the escalation of violence to incompetence from the State Attorney's Office, and the City of Ensenada for not granting sufficient resources to the Municipal Police to do their work.
"It is something that reflects the lack of government support to corporations, because it is difficult to demand results when even for gasoline have, have run out of fuel to patrol up to two weeks. In addition to the lack of personnel, given that the last two administrations did not hire a single policeman and many retired, in the current one they have hired 30, but have retired the same amount, then the lag is historic.
Ensenada has more than a thousand colonies and is protected by 100 municipal agents and ten state agents per shift.
- In 2018 the business and social sectors raised their voices, what results did they have ?, ZETA questioned.
"We have done it because of the impunity we are living in, especially on behalf of a practically non-existent Attorney General who hides behind the New Criminal Justice System, because they kill and kill people and nobody pays.
"We also had many meetings of budget analysis of the Police with representatives of the business sector specialist in resource management and municipal government, it was clear that the 19 million that have been budgeted for the last four years for the corporation are unreal and they have never reached, requires 50 million and only for operational expenses outside of payroll; the Council made the official proposal, the treasurer ignored it and again budgeted 19 million, because they say they have considered having one billion pesos available- There is no certainty of where to obtain more resources, and they decided not to prioritize safety and needs of the corporation.
"And worse still, the mayor was rejected by the Income Law 2019 and, according to the legislation, they have to go with the 2018 numbers. Then, 2019 is expected to be the same or worse."
- Given such a scenario, what will you do in the current year?
"What we have left is to redouble efforts from the council to implement and strengthen groups of vigilant neighbors through WhatsApp groups, we will continue with this effort, we will relaunch the campaign."
In the case of Playas de Rosarito, 123 people were killed during 2018, six more victims than in 2017. Although the number of violent deaths varied by 5%, the events only increased from 108 to 109, which means that there were more homicides with more than one victim.
Ángel Manuel Guillén Armenta, Deputy Attorney General for Justice in Rosarito, explained that in the last two years, the incidence of intentional homicides has risen in June.
Also in 2018, in eleven cases of intentional homicides, the alleged perpetrators were presented before a judge and are in criminal proceedings. Additionally, throughout the year, the Municipal Police obtained 23 arrest warrants.
Guillén Armenta, who took over the Deputy Attorney General's office in September, estimates that between 80 and 85% of the murders in Rosarito are linked to drug dealing, which complicates his investigation due to the lack of witnesses or testimonials from family members who help solve the crime.
In 2018, Rosarito was the scene of two high-profile homicides. On the evening of October 13, priest Arturo Orta was gunned down in the Rancho Vista neighborhood while at the wheel of his Grand Marquis vehicle ; Hours before, he had left his parish, located in the Obrera neighborhood of Tijuana.
A few days later, on October 15, the body of Marbella Ibarra, former coach of the Xolas soccer team of Tijuana, was found wrapped in duct tape and a blanket on Puerto Nuevo Boulevard. The pioneer of women's football in Mexico had one month gone.
The deputy attorney explained that in both cases, the integration of investigative files with data continues, but the alleged perpetrators have not yet been arrested.
Other homicides in which the narcomenudeo is not the line of investigation, have been resolved. On November 6, the PGJE reported the arrest of Ricardo Hernández for the murder of his wife Edith Carolina Fernández, found dead in the Palma Real de Tijuana subdivision, near the border with Rosarito, on October 12. Her body was wrapped in a blanket and had been strangled.
From the beginning, relatives of the victim reported the death and requested the support of the citizenship to find their former partner and father of their two children, who had confessed the crime.
Finally, after obtaining sufficient evidence, the PGJE obtained an arrest warrant against Hernández for feminicide; He is currently in prison.

After his arrival in office, Deputy Attorney General Guillén restructured the Homicide area by converting it into a Specialized Coordination with prosecutors and ministers with the profile to investigate this crime.
"It is managed separately from other units that were together, it is managing the strengthening of personnel, both fiscal and ministerial, to take the progress of pending investigations where there is a lot of information," he explained.
With this strategy, Guillén Armenta not only hopes to resolve the crimes that arise, but also to reduce the backlog of investigations from previous years.
In Tecate, the municipality with the lowest incidence of intentional homicide in the State, there was an increase in this crime. Of 62 victims counted in 2017, in 2018 there were 100 victims in 79 events.
We managed to prosecute 17 research folders (17%), the highest index in all BC.
However, the figure registered a considerable increase of 38%, following the trend that was registered in the rest of the municipalities.
Another of the most relevant aspects in the analysis of the incidence in Tecate, were the several multiple homicides that were registered with eleven double events, two triples and one quintuple. Of the total victims, 94 were men and six women.
As in Tijuana and Rosarito, which make up the state's coastal zone, in Tecate, growth is also attributed to the dispute between cartels for drug dealing and drug trafficking to the United States.
In some cases, there is even knowledge of homicides that occurred in Tecate that were planned, or with victims deprived of freedom from Tijuana.

Since 2006, when the count of criminal incidence began in Baja California, Mexicali had not had a year with so many murders. In 2018, the PGJE closed with 160 intentional homicides, that is, seven more than last year and five more than in 2012, considered the most violent year in that sense.
Although the director of the Municipal Police, Alonso Ulises Méndez, affirms that there were substantial reductions in practically all the indicators of violence in the municipality, the reality is that violent deaths, one of the most sensitive points of insecurity, kept the constant upward .
According to figures from the Public Security Secretariat of the State (SSPE), in 2017 there were 152 homicides in Mexicali, which represented a substantial increase compared to 2016, when the figure reached 114; 2015 had 107; 2014 accounted for 134 and 2013 closed with 150.
Particularly in the last two years, the PGJE has identified an increase in the incidence of homicides related to drug dealing, but not with organized crime, since they consider that the majority of drug-related murders are among local groups with little capacity for operation .

The same agency established and reported that 30% of the homicides derived from struggles among urban drug dealers, whose investigations are complicated because they frequently hire assassins from other entities, or they have nothing to do with the crime.
The majority are due to conflicts between members of the CDS. Although they are cells that respond to the same boss, in reality they maintain a struggle for control of various areas.
Specifically, there is a very definite battle between assassins of Felipe Eduardo Barajas Lozano "El Omega", who controls a large part of the urban and conurbated area of ​​Mexicali, and Vicente Martínez González "El Guilo". The first seeks to take control of the northern area of ​​the Mexicali Valley, specifically the town of Los Algodones, Ejido Pachuca, Meerida and Guadalajara, whose large extensions are used for the descent of light aircraft for the subsequent traffic of drugs.
The battle has generated several homicides, one of which occurred in Los Algodones, where a group of hitmen in tactical clothing and heavy weapons shot down 34-year-old Jesus Adrián Núñez Vaughan as he was walking towards a taco stand; around him were more than 70 R-15 casings.
Two other homicides "shook" the criminal scene in Mexicali. The first one occurred in March 2018, ending the life of Bernardo Antonio Corral Linares, known as "El Tony".
Originally from Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, but based in Mexicali, he was one of the main operators of Cenobio Flores "El Checo", one of the lieutenants of Sinaloa, of whom information is unknown for years.
"El Tony" was shot down outside of the Ocotlán taqueria, located on Calzada Anahuac in the Jardines del Lago subdivision, by an assassin who unloaded his AK-47 weapon at close range, when Corral boarded his car.
A week later, another operator by the name of Jesús Martínez Ruiz, better known as "El Güero Pangas", was shot down with heavy-gauge weapons while he was traveling in his vehicle in the company of a woman; the projectiles reached him despite his attempt to flee at high speed and perished in a field located in the vicinity of Ciudad Morelos.
Another five murders occurred between July 3 and 4, at various points in the municipality, which are presumed to be related to a "low" of " crystal" occurred in the Valley of Mexicali.
The first two murders took place in the Cerro Prieto neighborhood, where they killed Agustin Castellanos Lara and Alan Axel López Romero, aged 46 and 22, with a long list of criminal records; Their bodies were found on the night of July 3 on the sides of a Toyota vehicle that was left with the lights on.
The next morning, the Municipal Police located the body of Luis Alberto Ruiz Morales, 29 years old and nicknamed "El Ruso" -not the lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel-, inside another Toyota car on Avenida Monzón of the Casa subdivision. Magna; he resided in Ejido Tula.
The last two findings occurred in the vicinity of the Sonora Ejido: the burned bodies of Aldo Curiel Gómez "El Pacquiao" and Adrián Higuera López "El Dólar" were found inside a vehicle with a report of theft.
The rest were given through social coexistence, of which 13 were femicides, where most of the accused were close to the victim intimately, and although the figure is below the 17 registered in 2017, in 2018 they documented cases with greater sadism, such as that of the young Delia Isabel, whose body was dismembered and partially abandoned in a " picadero ", while her head was found in the refrigerator of the person presumed to be her victimizer, now detained.
Mexicali remained the third municipality with the most homicides during 2018, below Tijuana and Ensenada, and above Rosarito and Tecate.
In this context, Deputy Attorney Fernando Ramírez Amador presumes an effectiveness of 63% in the resolution of this type of crime, the highest percentage in the State. (With information from Rosario Mosso Castro)"

Last Friday the 25th, Zeta reported 202 people executed just in Tijuana during the month of January of 2019:

Reportan 11 Muertos En Tijuana, Van 202 Victimas En Enero 


 "Eleven people were executed in different events during the last hours in Tijuana. The number of intentional homicides amounts to 202 victims so far this year.
Around 07:00 hours on Thursday, January 24, the body of a male was reported inside a suitcase. The unknown victim, approximately 30 years old, had a piece of cord around his neck. The finding occurred on September 15 street in the annexed colony November 20.
Then at the General Hospital José Antonio Reyes Álvarez, 31, died. The man was shot to death in the Villas del Campo neighborhood. Román Leyva Félix of 35 years died in the same hospital. The victim had been assaulted days ago in Urbi Villa del Prado.
A minor of 15 years, died by strangulation and his body was found wrapped in blankets in the Callejón de las Rosas, in the Centenario colony. As evidence, three pieces of black adhesive tape were placed.
The body of a woman, hitherto unknown, was found buried in a vacant lot on Gardenias Street in Rancho Las Flores. So far the cause of death is unknown.
Martín Martínez López, 47 years old, was strangled inside an address located on Fiji Circuit Road in the Villas del Sol subdivision.
The first minutes of this Friday the 25th, in a neighborhood road in the colony of Nuevo Milenio 2000, were found the bodies of a man and a woman with injuries caused by a firearm projectile. The man ranged between 30 and 35 years, while the woman between 25 and 30 years. Both remain as strangers. Experts located four caliber 40 casings on the scene.
Alfredo Batres Sánchez, 48, was declared lifeless in the facilities of the General Hospital after being shot three times in the right forearm and one in the maxilla. It is unknown where he was attacked.
Finally, in the Mineral colony of Santa Fe, a stranger of around 20 years was found dead. The victim was wrapped in a blue sheet.
In none of the facts are people arrested."


 Since that report, I am counting twenty more in Tijuana.

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Speaking of Rosarito ....

 - From Zeta:

La Ruta Del Mar De "La Rana" 


"The disappearance of people in the area of ​​El Descanso in Rosarito, initiated a series of investigations of homicides and deprivation of liberty executed by the cell of René Arzate García "La Rana", member of the Sinaloa Cartel with arrest warrant in the United States , but without accusations in Baja California
Along the coast of Rosarito, in the vicinity between Popotla and Puerto Nuevo, there is a zone forbidden by criminals. At night, groups of armed men dressed in black take control of the area identified as El Descanso. "It is obvious that they protect an activity that they develop at that time, in that place," one researcher told ZETA .

They are men and women who operate criminally for René Arzate García "La Rana", their main criminal service is the transfer of drugs to the Sinaloa Cartel, but they have no problem in depriving them of liberty and killing those they consider suspicious of belonging to another cell. of traffickers who enter what they assume as their "territory".
"We know that in the commercial zone of Popotla there are warehouses where they keep unnerving, they have become operative, but we have not been able to detect them because they always warn them," informed a member of the police corporations.
In addition, "it is common that after the operations, threats are received". They operate, then, in impunity.
The last week of November and the first two of December, the criminal group was exposed particularly violent, so their criminal activity was located by the authority. "Evidently it is a drug route that the Arzate are protecting," coincided members of the Coordination Group that gather information to undertake new operations.
According to reports that the authorities have made of the Arzate brothers, René alias "La Rana" does not have arrest warrants in Mexico, but in the United States, where an accusation has been brought against him since January 2015, with information of the transfer of drugs since 2011; it is under file number 14-CR-2122-DMS, in which he is accused of being part of the cartel headed by Ismael "El Mayo Zambada".
They also point out that "... they introduce cocaine, methamphetamine and other chemical drugs into Mexico, from Asia and South America, including Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. They cross it to San Diego by land and by sea, and launder the money through bank transfers.
The file is filed with the Southern District Court of San Diego, California.
The same year, the US government issued an alert including "La Rana" on the Most Wanted list by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). He is described as "a senior member of the Sinaloa Cartel", accused of "conspiring to import a large quantity of marijuana into the United States." They offer $ 20,000 for information leading to their arrest.
While Alfonso Arzate García has arrest warrants pending execution for kidnapping and murder in Baja California.
The people who live in the area know who they are and where they move, but they do not report or go out to the beach at night. Something that a handful of boys did that looked for fun.
The young people went out on Friday, November 30, 2018 to continue until the early hours of December 1. When they did not appear, the relatives filed complaints with various public ministries in different areas of the city and requested support through social networks.
Two weeks later, the force of the complaint and the claim for attention, contrasted with the silence of families who came to withdraw the complaint and refused to give information. Without further evidence, they went together to say that their boys had appeared, added that they had immediately left Baja California, that they would not return and had nothing to say to the authorities.
They emphatically requested that the investigations be closed, which would result in the cancellation of the search operations.
"Obviously, not saying anything and canceling the folders was the price of the children's freedom, it was not known that they had paid, but they did not want to talk," said a member of the operating forces.

The morning they disappeared, Cinthia Sánchez, 23 years old; Vianey Navarrete, 25; Rolando Camacho, 29; and Marco González, 19, were driving in a white 2012 Honda Civic sedan, plates A74NYS2, owned by Camacho.
They went from Tijuana to   Tecate, in that municipality they arrived at Cava Garcia to buy a box of wines and then they moved to Rosarito, they crossed the retainer of Bulevar 2000 around one o'clock in the morning. It was in the fifth municipality where their friends and family lost the trail they had been following over the phone.

The communications through telephone messages that they made known when filing the complaints went in two directions: a family claimed that they had disappeared at the police checkpoint; and two others, warned that a group of armed men approached them while they drank wine on the beach, even asking to report to the police.
The investigation that took place during two weeks, could determine that the young people were retained, at least, until seven in the morning of December 1 in the area of ​​El Descanso. Later, the girls were transferred to Ensenada, while the young Marco González was taken to one of the Rosarito neighborhoods, afterwards they did not know any more. The last message received by the nearby people who denounced was "we are still alive".
On December 2, the Ensenada Police found the car on the road to Valle de Guadalupe, had burned it but left the license plate. In such conditions was found in a service of cranes of the Buenosairean municipality
According to the young people, they informed friends and family at dawn on December 1, before losing communication, the problem was that when the men arrived and checked them, they found Rolando Camacho a weapon in his clothes.
Camacho was the common contact between the other three young people, and the unofficial version among them was that it operated for the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). However, when he was discovered armed by the criminals of the Sinaloa group, he assured


The premise is that he was in the wrong place and time, "went to the beach for a mere sentimental issue, the death of his father." And they hope he is still alive "because the boys were kept for a long time-two weeks-and because the agent was not involved in the search for drug traffickers, nor had any cartel issues," however, his family and the authorities carry more one month without knowing his whereabouts.
On December 9, 2018, the municipal police César Guillermo Blancarte arrived late at his home, the family heard noises as if looking for or preparing something to eat and then sat down in front of the television, said he was hungry and, after one o'clock Tomorrow, they heard that he was leaving the family home.

They could hear when he turned on his Mustang 98, they thought he was going to buy something to eat. Through the investigation they were able to confirm that they went to the Mariano Matamoros subdivision and then to a convenience store that is open all night in the Casas Grandes subdivision. He bought a drink and took the Boulevard 2000 heading to Rosarito, to the area known as El Descanso, which reminds him of his last tribute to his deceased father. He went to the beach, just in front of the restaurant area next to the movie studios. There his track was lost .
The Mustang of Officer Blancarte, assigned to the Tijuana Corporation, was located by elements of the Rosarito Police Department the following day, December 10. They left it abandoned on Boulevard 2000, a few kilometers before entering Rosarito.
In the car, the investigators found the traces of the policeman's palms on the trunk, as if they had done it to be recharged to check it, and the officer's blood "drip", as if recharging had bled slightly.
He carried his wallet, "surely they realized that he was a policeman, but the issue is that he was alone, he was not working, and the criminals that at this moment we believe surprised him, must have realized".
The main hypothesis within the prosecution is that the same criminal cell that deprived the four young men of their freedom and returned to three captures Blancarte. To date they have not advanced in the investigations and continues missing.
"The version given to the press that their credit cards were later used is a lie," said one of the investigators in the case.

Although the families withdrew the complaint for three of the deprivations of liberty, investigations continue, as Rolando Camacho and agent César Guillermo Blancarte are still missing.
Additionally, the authorities inquire whether the same criminal group is linked to two other crimes that have occurred in the area.
* One, the murder of the subcommander of Primo Tapia, Alfredo Duarte Mendoza, riddled in the aforementioned delegation while he was traveling in his patrol on November 30, 2018, around two o'clock in the afternoon. They killed him with long weapons in the vicinity of Rancho El Medano.
The hypothesis of the investigators indicates that the criminals acted, because a week before the murder, the authorities detected and secured a clandestine take of gasoline in the area and confiscated several drums. And since the Sinaloa Cartel is paying police protection in the area, which they did not receive, they took their revenge with Duarte Mendoza, from whom to date they have not found references to receiving money.
* Two, the double murder reported on December 4 at Kilometer 22 on a Baja Malibú neighborhood road in Tijuana. The bodies of apparently two addicts, one male and one female, were found incinerated; the man had a tattoo with a pre-Hispanic figure on his chest, and the woman had a skull with wings on the upper left part of his back.
ZETA requested information on the activity of the authorities to block the transfer of drugs along the route they have identified, which is used by the "La Rana" cell.
The results are the following:
May 12, 2018. Personnel assigned to the Second Naval Region, in coordination with the Maritime Customs of Ensenada, secured ten sacks with 195 packages of white powder with the characteristics similar to cocaine -with an approximate weight of 193 kilograms- in a container that was in the Port of Ensenada. The shipment was part of the cargo of the vessel Sealand Philadelphia , the strange thing is that it came from Los Angeles, California, to the port of Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán.
November 26, 2018. In a surveillance overflight, the Navy of Mexico detected and seized 171 packages of marijuana that totaled 1,880 kilograms and 235 " crystal" packages that weighed 115 kilograms. The drug was transported by boat, in the vicinity of the Gulf of Santa Clara, north of San Felipe.
January 16, 2019. During a surveillance tour, military, naval and federal elements discovered 560 kilos of marijuana and 1,460 liters of fuel transported in a smaller vessel, which was abandoned in Faro Beach in Ensenada."

Wow, with reports like that you really don't need Netflex.


Okay, there is also going to be a drill I guess you would call it at the Otay POE this Wednesday starting at 6:00pm. We are due for rains here starting on Friday, lasting for five days, so the electricity will probably go out. More migrantes on their way and more returned migrantes - what I heard was that the US will be handing over twenty migrantes to the Mexican authorities starting this Friday while they wait for their hearings.

Hopefully these compression wraps will be winding up.

Take care, Paris says woof.