Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Five taxi drivers executed in Monterrey

The battle rages on in deadly Nuevo León state

Five taxicab drivers, standing beside their parked vehicles and having a friendly chat while waiting for their next fares, were executed this morning in north Monterrey by a team of heavily armed gunmen who descended upon them and opened fire without warning.

The male drivers, whom authorities say were between 30 and 40 years of age, were all reported dead at the scene.

Why would taxi drivers be the targets of such an attack? Here's one possibility: http://mexicogulfreporter.blogspot.com/2012/01/murder-of-another-taxi-driver-has.html

Monterrey is the capital of Nuevo León state, and is one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico. Only 100 miles south of the U.S. border, it lies squarely on the path of major northbound drug routes which are in hot dispute between two of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels, Los Zetas and Cártel del Golfo (Gulf Cartel).

Monterrey violence:
Boy, 13, brutally executed in Monterrey: http://mexicogulfreporter.blogspot.com/2012/02/boy-13-brutally-executed-in-monterrey.html.
U.S. missionaries murdered in Monterrey: http://mexicogulfreporter.blogspot.com/2012/02/us-missionaries-murdered-in-monterrey.html.
Eight executed on street in Monterrey: http://mexicogulfreporter.blogspot.com/2012/01/eight-publicly-executed-in-monterrey-nl.html.
Casino arson attack kills 52 in Monterrey: http://mexicogulfreporter-supplement.blogspot.com/2011/11/monterrey-casino-attack-leaves-53-dead.html

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