Surge in Crime in Mexico City Suburbs Raises Alarm

Laurent Thomet, Yahoo! News, March 26, 2014

While murders have dropped across Mexico, a burst of violence has rattled the capital’s suburbs, with criminals dumping bodies on roadsides, kidnapping people in broad daylight and levying protection taxes.

The crime surge in the State of Mexico, which wraps around the capital like a horseshoe, has challenged President Enrique Pena Nieto’s pledge to reduce the murders, kidnappings and extortion plaguing his nation.

The state’s governor, Eruviel Avila, has described the crime wave as “rare and temporary,” the violent reaction of gangs dismantled by a police crackdown.

Other officials say part of the problem may be linked to what Mexicans call the “cucaracha” effect, when sweeps against drug cartels in one state cause criminals to scurry like cockroaches to neighboring regions.

This has again revived fears that the gangland violence seen elsewhere could infect Mexico City, which remains a relative oasis from such mayhem.


But security experts say the country’s most populous state has struggled with violence for a long time, even during Pena Nieto’s time as governor from 2005-2011.

“It is the norm, and permanent,” said Alejandro Hope, a former intelligence official and security expert at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness.

Weekly executions

After more than 70,000 people died in drug-related violence under his predecessor’s six-year term, Pena Nieto has indicated that murders have dropped since he took power in December 2012.

But Mexico State is bucking this downward trend. It has seen 374 homicides in the first two months of the year, up from 303 in the same period last year, according to official figures. Kidnappings and extortion have also increased.

The state government has responded by dismantling 14 kidnapping gangs and deploying state police to highways and cities, including 1,000 officers who man checkpoints in Cuautitlan Izcalli, just a half hour drive north of Mexico City.

The suburb of 600,000 people has recorded 38 murders since January, the majority appearing with execution-style bullet wounds.

“From January until nine days ago we had a constant problem of executions. Not one week passed without an execution,” Mayor Hector Karim Carvallo Delfin told AFP on Monday.

“It was a very difficult issue; people were very afraid. This had never happened to us,” he said, blaming the problem on the infamous “cucaracha” effect.

The mayor said bodies were abandoned in public view, some accompanied by letters signed with the words “Gulf Cartel,” a drug gang based in northeastern Mexico. Other signs were found in the city warning that the cartel was now in charge.

But Carvallo Delfin said the gangland killings stopped a week ago, after authorities detained a band of 12 people accused of murder, kidnapping and drug dealing.


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  • MekongDelta69

    More Hispandex ‘family values.’

    • Oil Can Harry

      This article is make believe.

      After all, former Amren conference speaker Fred Reed, who lives in Mexico, posted a column last week claiming that Latinos are just as intelligent and civilized as white Americans and any race realists who believe otherwise have their heads up their rear ends.

      So who are ya gonna believe, Fred Reed or your own lying eyes?

      • William Allingham

        Also Piero san giorgio, a right wing author (I dont remember if he has spoken in Amren or was it in NPI) says that we should abandon Europe to foreigners and start anew, peaceful lives in Africa with the help of locals (blacks)..

        That someone is or has been part of our movement doesnt mean they are free from self-deceptions and silly fantasies.

        I have lived in mexico for a long time and I can assure you that there really are differences in intelligence (they almost shout at you through everyday life) although is a little complicated because of “mestizaje” but the greatest shortcoming of mexicans is (quoting a mexican scholar) “..even educated indians lack imagination..” along with their Asiatic conformism and their bad taste, they are also more violent (impulsive if you like).

        I equate mexicans to zombies because they do the same things as whites but always in a clumsy, inelegant manner as if they lacked some spark inside themselves the same one that makes white people raise above the prosaic and pathetic.

        They really lack imagination, they are too mundane and pessimistic and perhaps the next applies to many whites but mexicans are like clones; if you meet one you will know the jokes, phrases style etc. that every other mexican will use (i have found myself knowing what a mexican will say even before he opens his mouth).

        • me

          Everything I used to know about Mexico and Mexicans I learned from Speedy Gonzales, the Frito Bandito, the Aztecs, and Cheech and Chong movies. Now, from living among them, I’ve learned that it’s all true; and more racist, evil, and violent than I could have imagined….

          • MikeofAges

            Time to put out an idea. Conventional wisdom is, drug traffic into the United States is driven by American demand. Maybe its the other way around. Maybe American demand is ginned up so that there will be market for drugs produced elsewhere. With the vast population, high incomes, tremendous mobility, division into insular subcultures immune to outside judgement, and loose attitudes, America makes a fat target. Doesn’t it?

          • me

            (Not to mention the Cee Eye Aaay smuggling drugs into the country, with the help of Governor Clinton of Arkansas….ssssh, don’t mention it.)

  • IstvanIN

    The state’s governor, Eruviel Avila, has described the crime wave as “rare and temporary,” because they will moving to the US very shortly.

  • JohnEngelman

    Crime cannot be reduced through social reform and social welfare spending. It can only be reduced with more punishment. The emphasis needs to be on plenty of executions and a larger number of longer prison sentences at hard labor enforced by the whip.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      Just a quibble – you’ve mentioned your support for taxpayer-funded abortions. That would reduce the crime rate too and qualifies as social spending.

      • I’d go even farther than “free abortion on demand”, and make Norplant mandatory for convicted female drug-offenders – of any race – during the time they are under court supervision. If they are going to be recklessly irresponsible with their health, they shouldn’t be having children.

        How many brain-damaged children can taxpayers afford to support?

        • Oil Can Harry

          Every woman on welfare under age 50 should have to use Norplant.

          This idea has been advocated by Jared Taylor among others.

          • newscomments70

            I believe everyone with common sense would support that. Try asking your local conservative rep, if you still have one. They won’t touch that with a ten foot pool. The liberals scream, “nazi!”, and they cower away from any useful legislation.

          • kjh64

            Also, the men that father these kids and don’t support them should be required to have a vasectomy.

      • JohnEngelman

        I guess you could say that. Free abortion on demand would not only reduce the crime rate. It would save money on the criminal justice system, welfare, and public education for those who cannot be educated.

        • Harry

          I like your idea, but you know the Religious Right would fight to stop your wonderful idea of free abortion on demand from being passed!

          • Max

            In preference to killing the unborn I would prefer the compensated sterilization of some and the mandatory administration of contraceptive drugs or sterilization of welfare recipients and violent criminals. Many of the conservative religious *could* be brought along with some such measures. It is do-able and inexpensive.

          • JohnEngelman

            Of course they would.

            I have followed the religious right with interest and a degree of sympathy since 1980. I have always disliked the sexual revolution. I love Christianity in all of its diversity.

            Until I read “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner I was opposed to the Roe v. Wade decision.

            Now I am in favor of it, even though I still think it is a flimsy piece of legal reasoning.

            Steven D. Levitt and Stehen J. Dubner argue that the Roe v. Wade decision is the main reason for the decline in violent crime since 1991. They argue that the same kind of females who are most likely to have abortions are most likely to give birth to boy babies who grow up to become violent street criminals. Those females are unmarried, unemployable, and stupid.

            Their argument convinced me. Now I respectfully disagree with the religious right about the Roe decision.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Executing or jailing criminals is the only way to do just that. Moreover, with regard to the U.S., draconian measures are called for. Such as the immediate on the spot execution of foreign nationals caught engaging in drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, or any crime of violence by police or the military. These violent illegals are also enemy invaders who should be killed as such. My Ukrainian ancestors understood that, that was why they were merciless during WW-II during and after the war. You know when Vlad the Impaler ruled there was no crime because everyone knew what awaited criminals when caught.

      • Max

        Totalitarian government which answers to no one is its own kind of crime. What you call for is the dream of the collectivists now working on our extinction.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Just wait until the US becomes a Latin American nation with a large mestizo majority. Thanks to mass immigration, the US will eventually have the same level of homicide as Mexico and drug-related gangland violence will become so normal as to go unnoticed. Whites will have to hide themselves inside armed compounds in order to escape the cultural enrichment that comes with increasing diversity.

    • Rhialto

      Unless the Islamic colonists gain control, and impose Sharia law. In which case, there will be a very low homicide rate, except for killing inspired by piety.

      Unless the Chinese colonists gain control, and cleanse the undesirable organisms from their territory.

      Unless the Africans gain control, and the murder rate will increase to precolonial African levels.

      • newscomments70

        “Unless the Islamic colonists gain control, and impose Sharia law. In which case, there will be a very low homicide rate, except for killing inspired by piety.”

        I doubt it.

        Islamic countries such as Pakistan are basically lawless. Here is a report from Karachi: “Crime and safety are major concerns. Criminal gangs, often with political party affiliations, operate with impunity in most parts of the city, and some areas of Karachi effectively are cut off from police. Violent crime continued upward trends, and 2012 can be categorized as among the most deadly and violent years ever recorded in Karachi.” Sharia law simply means that women are considered criminals if they are gang raped.

        “Unless the Chinese colonists gain control, and cleanse the undesirable organisms from their territory.” Again, where has that ever happened?Los Angles and San Francisco both have large Asian populations….but no undesirable orgnisms are cleansed…still quite lawless, and they’re becoming worse. Chinese continue to occupy South Africa…but SA is still the rape and murder capital of the world.

        Don’t wait for other cultures to stop non-white crime. It’s not happening.

        • MikeofAges

          Actually, Red China in the Maoist era largely did not execute people who were chronic miscreats or undesirables. Generally, they put them into camps for what they called “reeducation”. Maybe the fact that everybody was Chinese made the process easier. Homogeneity has its advantages.

          The Soviet Union and Red China liquidated large numbers of people, but the motive was political, to eliminate potential sources of opposition.

          • newscomments70

            It is believed that Mao caused the death of 70 million people. As you said, it was for political reasons. He is a past dictator, like Hitler or Stalin. That is no longer reality. China is now capitlaist. Like the West, they are interested in flooding the labor pool to lower wages. They don’t care who is raped or mutilated in the process.

          • Max

            “The Soviet Union and Red China liquidated large numbers of people, but the motive was political, to eliminate potential sources of opposition.”

            Just as the collectivist ruling class is doing here.

          • MikeofAges

            But more slowly. My point always is, even if it doesn’t hurt, doesn’t involve direct violence, doesn’t involve concentration camps, it is still genocide, if the aim is the extermination of a culture and type. Remember that, the elimination of type also is genocide even if occurs peacefully over a long period of time, if it occurs as a result of an implemented plan. So is the orchestrated subsuming of one people into the body of another.

    • Lord Sandwich

      Can we start doing that armed compound part like, now?

  • The cucaracha effect works along the US border too. The cockroaches smell white wealth and white weakness and they scurry across, where they infest and contaminate. Too bad we can’t use an insectiside on them. They’re a vermin that tough to be rid of.

  • sbuffalonative

    The reporter got away with using the word cockroach?

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    It’s kinda funny that Mexicans refer to other Mexicans as cockroaches, which is the sort of language that can get your posted deleted here at AmRen. 🙂