Acapulco: 4 police officers arrested for murder; Mass graves count still climbing
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El Universal (Mexico) 4/12/2011

Bus schedules change for Tamaulipas

Transpa√*s, the largest carrier in the state, condemned the violent events in San Fernando, and reported that the buses will be monitored by satellite 24 hours a day. ‚ÄúIn relation to the events reported by the media in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, we inform you that no bus or Transpa√*s passenger was affected," says a message from the company. It added: "We join the voices of a civil society to condemn these acts and join the call for state and federal governments to continue in the struggle to free our roads of insecurity." They assured that there was no decline in daily runs, but schedules are adjusted to daytime runs now,and otherwise continue normal operations.
SDP Noticias (Mexico) 4/12/2011

Los Zetas leader in Guadalupe killed in shootout

(Monterrey)The military has announced that Juan Carlos C√≥rdova Oca√Īa, alias "El sluts', who was in charge of Zetas in Guadalupean territory was killed in a shootout with the military. Eight kidnapped people, which included 4 children, 3 women and a man, were safely rescued. The military responded to an anonymous tip, and were fired on when they approached the house. Another gunmen was arrested, and vehicles, guns, magazines, ammo, and tactical equipment were seized. (Note: Guadalupe is a part of the Monterrey urban area. Zetas were originally trained by the US when still a part of the Mexican military. Thus, they are able to effectively use tactical equipment.)
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San Fernando body total now 120

The number of bodies found in San Fernando, Tamaulipas has now increased to 120. After the initial 72, one of the arrested suspects showed where more were buried and another 16 were unearthed. Now another 32 have been found. Only 2 bodies have been identified. (Note: we previously reported on relatives in Michoacan giving DNA samples to try to locate missing family among the dead. In the accompanying photo, you can see civilians to see if their missing relative is one of the bodies about to be taken out. Additionally, a group of families have gone public in a request to Calderón to help find 150 missing family members. This demonstrates that the people of Mexican society are increasingly unsatisfied with the government’s efforts to reign in the violence. See note below on count now higher, and also on new mass graves found in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.)

Milenio (Mexico) 4/12/2011

Cartels in 230 U.S. cities

Washington .- Roberta Jacobson, deputy secretary of state for Mexico and Canada, acknowledged that more than 230 U.S. cities have been "impacted" by the presence of Mexican cartels. In a forum organized by the National Democratic Network (NDN, for its acronym in English) in Washington, the official said, according to the criminal map prepared by DEA, the problem no longer occurs only in the border south, but within the entire nation.
"According to the drug agency map, indicating where the Mexican drug cartels operate in the United States, more than 230 cities are impacted by cartels. So this is a crisis that affects not only the border,‚Ä