National Guard deployment extended; Battles, Tanks, Missiles, but no Insurgency in Mexico
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Explosive IED thrown at the PRI office in a Mexico City suburb. No injuries reported, only property damage-Milenio


In Saltillo, Coahuila, a grenade was thrown at a newspaper office, with only property damage.-Milenio (Cartels continue to attack the media facilities and journalists in an effort to silence them. Some media have reported less cartel-related news as a result. This has spawned the use of Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and other social media by the citizenry as a means to communicate dangerous situations as they happen.)


Total homicides for the month of May is 150, the lowest since May 2009 when 129 people were killed. There have been 957 killed in 2011, and 8,445 since January 2008. That calculates to about 6.7 killed per day, just in this city.-Diario and other sources


Two prison guards were gunned down while waiting for the subway in Escobedo, a Monterrey suburb. Medical personnel were called for hysterical subway passengers that witnessed the


Federal Agent and a woman were executed on his day off. one of the other 2 occupants in the truck was


The month of May ended with 65 killed during the month, and 232 so far in 2011. One of those was a former state police agent, found dismembered in a tub, in the street. Another was a bodyguard for the PRI candidate for


The Mexican military uncovered a cache of buried arms on a farm. Seized were machine guns of Russian origin, other weapons from China, Czechoslovakia and the US. These included rocket launcher and thousands of rounds of ammunition, grenades, camouflage uniforms, radios and chargers, tactical ammo. carriers, holsters, and numerous other related items.-El Universal


The body of missing journalist Noel Lopez Olguin has been recovered from a clandestine grave. He was kidnapped March 8, and was found when a cartel head in that area,Alejandro Castro Chirinos, or El Dragon, admitted to helping kill 5 police officers and a journalist.-Milenio


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(Each time an item refers to another police officer being killed, including military acting in that capacity, there will be an asterisk.)


Two police officers and 3 gunmen were killed Sunday in a clash between police and cartel assassins. This shootout was near a shopping plaza (see photos). Separately, 16 other people were executed on Sunday alone. (Violence continues to escalate in this port city as the two cartels fight for control over the port, where precursor chemicals for meth arrive, usually from China.)


Monday afternoon a six year old girl was riding in the back seat of her parent’s Voyager. A truck with gunmen drove along side and shot her once, in the head. She was taken to a nearby hospital in hope of saving her, but she died. A federal police vehicle in front of the parent’s van saw nothing.


Alejandro Castro Chirinos, aka The Dragon, was captured on Sunday by the Mexican Army in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, thanks to an anonymous tip. He confessed to having killed four policemen, a woman, Noel Lee, a journalist, who was declared missing since last March. He has also participated in several crimes, among them the kidnapping.


Jorge Domene Zambrano, a spokesman for security forces in Nuevo León, says there are at least four thousand members of Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, rival groups who daily struggle for control. He said authorities are certain at least half of municipal and state police are on the cartel payroll. He spoke of Monterrey, once considered one of the safer and more productive cities, but now everything is different. "It is very easy to explain, our President declared war on these guys. That's why you see the Army, Marines and Federal Police on the streets. States were not ready for that.