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Post by simpsca on Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:19 am

A friend from San Miguel shared this. We used to have a warden volunteer but he passed away a few years ago. So I'll pass these on when I receive them.

Fwd: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Mexican Military Op
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:14 pm (PST) . Posted by:"Joey Merrifield" amiejowee

For years I used to post alerts from the USA Embassy as I am a warden -
volunteer position. Someone else took it over but then they moved back to
the USA so, I agreed to do it again.

Due to ongoing Mexican military operations in the city, the U.S. Consulate
General in Guadalajara recommends that American Citizens avoid travelling
to Tepic, Nayarit. The Regional Security Officer has prohibited travel of
Consulate personnel to Tepic until further notice.

Travelers who do travel to Tepic and its immediate vicinity should be aware
that they may encounter roadblocks staffed by Mexican military
personnel. Travelers
should comply with all instructions.

For further information:

· See the State Department’s travel website
for the Worldwide Caution
,
Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico
.

· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
to receive security messages and make it
easier to locate you in an emergency.

· Contact the U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara
, located at
Progreso 175, Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44160, and is open Monday
through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

· You may also call 011-52-33-3268-2100 during normal business hours
or 011-52-55-5080-2000 during after-hours.

· Contact information for the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates
General in Mexico can be found on the U.S. Embassy Mexico City website
.

· Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or
1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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Post by SunshineyDay on Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:52 am

Only US citizens?

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Post by RichD on Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:56 am

There are military checkpoints on the eastern route to Texas. Shouldn't there be a travel warning about them also?
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Post by Intercasa on Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:21 am

Somalia, Middle east or Mexico?
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Post by Intercasa on Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:30 pm

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Post by shana on Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:18 pm

2 gang leaders among 15 killed in Tepic
Day-long operation by security forces takes out two leaders of Beltrán Leyva gang
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Mexico News Daily | Saturday, February 11, 2017

Security forces were busy yesterday in the capital of Nayarit with a military operation that took no prisoners.
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Fifteen presumed criminals, including two leaders of the Beltrán Leyva Organization, were killed during the course of the day as Navy personnel and police, supported by two helicopter gunships, combed various neighborhoods in the city of Tepic to track down their targets.

Early in the day, Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez, known as “H2” and believed to be one of two men controlling the cartel, was killed by helicopter gunfire in Lindavista.

Later, Daniel Isaac Silva Gárate, “H9,” was killed in a gun battle in the community of El Aguacate, near the municipality of San Blas.

He was initially identified as another leader of the Beltrán Leyva gang but today officials in the state’s Attorney General’s office said he was the likely successor to Patrón Sánchez.

The Navy Secretariat has issued a statement justifying the use of military force and the employment of helicopters in a residential area. The aircraft, reportedly Black Hawks, used “dissuasive gunfire” to intimidate the criminal elements who were sniping from the roof of a house.

The airpower was intended “to lessen the level of aggression and reduce the danger to civilians and federal forces,” said the statement.
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The criminals were armed with assault rifles, at least one machine gun and grenade launchers, according to military sources.

The United States consulate in Guadalajara yesterday warned U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Tepic and said consulate staff were prohibited from traveling to the city until further notice.

The Beltrán Leyva gang used to be one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels but has been severely weakened in recent years by the arrests and murders of its leaders. The last of the five brothers after whom the cartel was named was arrested in 2014.

Source: Milenio (sp), Informador (sp)
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Post by sallys other sister on Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:26 pm

Don't have to worry no more, looks like they killed all of them.
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Post by lakeside7 on Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:34 pm

Why do people have to be so cynical , what if a US citizen had been caught in the cross fire!!

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Post by RichD on Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:40 pm

lakeside7 wrote:... what if a US citizen had been caught in the cross fire!!

They could be injured or killed.
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Post by espíritu del lago on Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:13 am

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2017/02/sinaloael-h2-participated-in-september.html#comment-form

He also stated that "El H2" apparently initiated a direct fight with Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada and with the children of Joaquín Guzmán Loera "El Chapo".  And that it would be part of why these clashes  have been, regardless of internal clashes that there is around the Sinaloa cartel, he was one more factor that was part of the violence in Sinaloa.  

It appears El Chapo is being betrayed????
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Post by espíritu del lago on Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:22 am

Friday, February 10, 2017
Idalia Romelia Salazar Gonzales, ex-sister in law of "El Chapo" executed in Zapopan, Jalisco *Graphic Content*
Original article available at PROCESO
Translated by El Wachito

Guadalajara, Jal.- Idalia Romelia Salazar Gonzalez, sister of Alejandrina Maria, who was the first wife of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, was executed yesterday in the municipality of Zapopan.

For the sanitized version no gore go here
http://www.proceso.com.mx/473993/ejecutan-a-idalia-romelia-salazar-gonzalez-supuesta-excunada-chapo

Did you miss this tidbit? For the gory details and to finish reading..
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2017/02/idalia-romelia-salazar-gonzales-ex.html
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Post by ltollefs on Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:01 am

lakeside7 wrote:Why do people have to be so cynical , what if a US citizen had been caught in the cross fire!!

I'm all for any initiative that will increase the average IQ of the American voter.
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Post by sallys other sister on Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:09 pm

lakeside7 wrote:Why do people have to be so cynical , what if a US citizen had been caught in the cross fire!!
Criminal or bystander?
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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:29 pm

ltollefs wrote:
lakeside7 wrote:Why do people have to be so cynical , what if a US citizen had been caught in the cross fire!!
I'm all for any initiative that will increase the average IQ of the American voter.

Word.
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