May 23, 2015
Mexican Violence Explodes
Our border security fails us
American Border Patrol -- May 23, 2015
Border Fence Breach Update
Unofficial sources told ABP that the cut in the border fence we reported on yesterday was used to move three truckloads of drugs into Arizona. The trucks followed a dirt road that took them past a US Border Patrol camera tower. (See larger map)
Sources say that a ground sensor detected activity but it was thought to be a false alarm. -- Now a few million dollars will flow into the hands of the cartels. SEIDARM™ could have stopped this.
BBC -- May 23, 2015
Mexico gang shoot-out leaves dozens dead
At least 43 people have been killed in a shoot-out in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.
Reuters Friday's gunfight between security forces and an armed gang took place in Tanhuato near the Jalisco state border.
The violence is thought to be drug-related and officials have said that at least one police officer was killed.
The authorities have been fighting a bloody war with the area's most powerful drug cartel, Jalisco New Generation, for years.
The majority of those killed at a ranch are believed to have been members of the cartel, said National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido.
He told reporters that the gunfight had lasted for about three hours and that a number of weapons had been recovered from the scene, including more than 30 rifles.
Two years ago vigilante groups formed in Michoacan to drive out the Knights Templar drugs cartel. However, last week a former vigilante leader running for mayor in next month's elections was shot dead.
The Jalisco New Generation cartel has increased its presence in the area, with Michoacan and Jalisco becoming among Mexico's most violent states. Gang members are believed to have killed at least 20 police and soldiers since March.