(Umberto Bacchi) A group of tourists have been raped by a masked gang who raided their holiday villa in the Mexican resort of Acapulco. Local authorities said the armed men burst into the bungalow rented by 13 Spanish tourists, six women and seven men, and a Mexican woman, in Playa Bonfil, facing the Pacific Ocean, near the famous Punta Diamante area, local authorities said. The attackers gagged and tied up the men with phone cables and then raped the women, who they had bound up with their own bikinis.
(ALWL) Two great stories on Mexico today. The first comes from Forbes and highlights the most recent move toward the elite’s ultimate goal, a “War on Cash.” From the article:
For real estate transactions, cash payments of more than a half million pesos ($38,750) will be forbidden and, for automobiles or items like jewelry, art, and lottery tickets, cash payments of more than 200,000 pesos ($15,500) will be forbidden. The law carries a minimum penalty of five years in prison.
Two years in the making, the new law also requires notaries, real estate brokers, and other dealers to report the forms of payment for transactions above the respective limits. Financial institutions will also be required to report monthly credit card balances in excess of 50,000 pesos ($3,875).
Although it’s part of a global trend among governments, Mexico will still have a long way to go to catch up. Spain recently banned cash transactions above 2,500 euros and Italy banned cash transactions above 1,000 euros.
Think about this for a second. Five years in jail for using cash. Meanwhile, banksters and oligarchs rob trillions from the public throughout the world and as punishment they generally get promoted!
Moving along, there is a much greater reason to mock Mexico today. It has been discovered that the country holds its gold in…yep, London! What does this mean for Mexico? It means they own no gold at all. Even if the gold bars exist in London, they probably have at least a hundred separate claims on them (South Korea may want to look into their gold).
If you are a sovereign nation and you don’t hold your gold within your own borders I have news for you. You are not sovereign and you own no gold. What morons.
From the Silver Vigilante:
Last year the Bank of Mexico did not reveal the location of its gold reserves for national security purposes. This came after it purchased 93 tonnes of gold. The Federal Transparency Law in Mexico, however, has forced Banxico to state the amount of its gold holdings as well as the names of its custodians and the locations of where its gold holdings are held. The bank refused time-and-time again to release the information, but has been compelled to do so by the “Department of Management for Rules Control.”
- The countries where these reserves are located are “United States of America, England and Mexico.” And also, “the acquisitions of gold during March and April 2012 are under custody in England”.
- And besides, it is precisely there in “the city of London, England, where more than 99% of the gold which the Bank of Mexico maintains outside the country is presently under custody…”
Of Mexico’s gold:
94.23% are stored in London, BoE
4.82% are stored in Mexico
and 1% is stored in the NY Fed
Full article on the large cash transaction ban is here.
Full article on Mexican gold is here.
Muy bien Mexico!
(DAILY CALLER) Drug cartel operatives used weapons from Operation Fast and Furious in a failed attempt to assassinate a high-ranking Mexican law enforcement official, the El Paso Times reports in an article that follows up on an initial report from Breitbart News’ Mary Chastain.
The gun — which “was seized in Tijuana in connection with a drug cartel’s conspiracy to kill the police chief of Tijuana, Baja California, who later became the Juárez police chief” — is tied to Fast and Furious.
“The firearm was found Feb. 25, 2010, during an arrest of a criminal cell associated with Teodoro ‘El Teo’ García Simental and Raydel ‘El Muletas’ López Uriarte, allies of the Sinaloa cartel,” Diana Washington Valdez wrote on Monday for the El Paso Times.
“Tijuana police said they arrested four suspects in March 2010 in connection with a failed attempt to take out Julián Leyzaola, and that the suspects allegedly confessed to conspiring to assassinate the police chief on orders from Tijuana cartel leaders.”
(Jacob Sloan) Mormonism or worship of the goddess of death? Which of the two major fast-growing religions will you pick? Via the Daily Mail:
Eight people have been arrested in northern Mexico over the killing of two 10-year-old boys and a woman in what appears to be ritual sacrifices. Prosecutors have accused the suspects of belonging to the La Santa Muerte (Holy Death) cult, which has been growing rapidly in the last 20 years, and now has up to two million followers.
The victims’ blood has been poured round an altar to the idol, which is portrayed as a skeleton holding a scythe and clothed in flowing robes. ‘They sliced open the victims’ veins and, while they were still alive, they waited for them to bleed to death and collected the blood in a container,’ said Jose Larrinaga, spokesman for Sonora state prosecutors.
(DEADLINE LIVE) Last week, motorists in Veracruz, Mexico witnessed a gruesome scene where over a dozen armed men wearing face hoods created a road block and dumped 35 dead bodies at a busy highway. The armed men used two stolen commercial trucks to transport the bodies, then cleverly left the trucks and the bodies beneath an underpass in the town of Boca de Rio. The armed ‘sicarios’ then left a banner stating that the bodies were of members of Los Zetas and drove away with no police or military presence to stop them. Each dead body had the letter ‘Z’ carved.
(Jim Kouri) Two female Mexican journalists were discovered brutally murdered in the Mexican capital, according to a U.S. DEA agent working in Mexico City, who spoke on condition of anonymity. They are the latest casualties in a war just as deadly and fierce as Iraq or Afghanistan for soldiers, police and reporters.
The two news reporters, Ana Maria Marcela Yarce Viveros, 35, and Rocio Gonzalez Trapaga, 26, were discovered dead Wednesday evening by joggers in the El Mirador park in a popular neighborhood, but the identities of the two women were not confirmed until Thursday morning, according to Law Enforcement Examiner’s DEA source.
According to the source, the two women’s bodies showed signs of having been beaten to death by the unknown suspects.
“The bodies of the women were found completely naked hidden under a plastic sheet and the preliminary investigations of the homicide department indicate that it may be the result of an assault,” said the news magazine Contralinea.
Yarce is the founder of a weekly magazine that specializes in investigative journalism, while Gonzalez Trapaga is a freelance reporter who once worked for the main national television station Televisa.
The Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights earlier this year reported that Mexico is the most dangerous country in the region for journalists with five other journalists murdered since the beginning of 2011.
While no one has claimed responsibility for the narco-terrorist killings, Mexican officials believe one of the powerful drug cartels ordered the murders.
Journalists’ Life Expectancy Grows Shorter in Mexico
The US-based journalists’ group Committee to Protect Journalists reports that 58 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 1992. The group alleges that 25 of the journalists who were murdered were killed in reprisals for their work.
“One of the common indicators in these cases is the destructive presence of drug-trafficking in certain areas of the country, which has had an impact on the rise in violence against journalists,” Mexico’s Special Prosecutor for Crimes Against Freedom of Speech Gustavo Salas said.
Salas stated that journalists who work close to the US-Mexico border were the most vulnerable to acts of violence.
The slaying of crime reporter Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, who was found dead about a month ago showed the brutality of these killer. The well-known Mexican journalist had her throat slit ear-to-ear by her captors after they had abducted her in Vera Cruz.
In June, another Mexican journalist was shot dead and killed, along with his wife and 21-year-old son, by gunmen who burst into their home.
Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco, who wrote about politics and crime for the Notivia newspaper, was killed in his house in the port city of Vera Cruz.