The War Next Door
By: Newt Gingrich
Dear Fellow Conservative,
Every single day, atrocities take place just south of our border in
Americans may not realize the extraordinary level of violence in our most populous neighbor, but we should all be aware of it. Since 2006, 47,000 people have died in violence connected to
Americans have a deep interest in helping the government of
Below is a list compiled by Stratfor (available here) of drug-related violence in
•-Gunmen killed three people sitting at an outdoor candy
•-Authorities discovered the body of a police officer in
•-Gunmen hiding in a motel in Estacion Bamoa, near Guasave, Sinaloa state, engaged a military convoy in a firefight that lasted two hours and left 15 gunmen and two soldiers dead.
•-Five gunmen and one federal police officer died in Sain Alto, Zacatecas state, after a car chase.
•-The Mexican navy arrested Luis Alberto "El Casanova"
Perez Casanova in
•-Authorities found two photojournalists for local media
outlet Notiver in black bags in a river in Boca
•-A newspaper vendor was shot dead on a street in
•-Nine individuals were hung from a bridge in
•-Authorities discovered 14 headless bodies stored in a van
in front of the Association of Customs Agents building in Nuevo Laredo,
Tamaulipas state, along with a narcomanta signed "El Chapo." The message
demanded that the Mayor of
•-Several gunfights in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of
•-Gunmen opened fire on a police patrol in San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon state, killing one police officer and wounding another.
•-A firefight between two groups left eight gunmen dead in
•-At least two gunmen in a vehicle shot and killed a strip
club bouncer in
•-Gunmen traveling in a vehicle shot a man walking home in
the Azcapotzalco neighborhood of
•-Federal police detained alleged
•-Authorities discovered three dead men along a highway in Atoyac de Alvarez, Guerrero state.
•-Federal police announced the arrest of 12 La Barredora members in Acapulco, Guerrero state.
•-Authorities discovered the bodies of two executed men in
the La Draga neighborhood of
•-Gunmen shot and killed an individual inside his vehicle
•-Mexican authorities announced the arrest of Maria "La
Tosca" Jimenez, the leader of a Los Zetas cell of sicarios (assassins), along
with eight other people in