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I am a consultant and analyst with eight years of military law enforcement experience, six years of analytical experience covering Latin America, and over seven years of analytical experience covering Mexican TCOs and border violence issues. This blog is designed to inform readers about current border violence issues and provide analysis on those issues, as well as detailed focus on specific border topics. By applying my knowledge and experience through this blog, I hope to separate the wheat from the chaff...that is, dispel rumors propagated by sensationalist media reporting, explain in layman's terms what is going on with Mexican TCOs, and most importantly, WHY violence is happening along the US-Mexico border.


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are there any small towns close to Juarez that are abandoned... or starting to become abandoned because of the drug violence?

@Blair - I honestly don't know. I didn't even know about the situation in Ciudad Mier/Nuevo Guerrero/Miguel Alemán until the exodus started. Maybe some of my readers can comment...

Does anyone know why Angela Kocherga has stopped reporting on the México situation at this link - - her last story is dated in late Oct.? I wouldn't be surprised if she has been threatened for reporting on this.

By the way, I knew about the situation of abandoned towns as soon as the stories surfaced. Are you hiring for someone with time to dig up stories? ;-) I think that started coming out about 2 months ago or so.

Are you aware of any border violence incidents in Tecate?

Great Job on the interactive map Sylvia, well done. thanks for sharing. Sean

is there a web site or blog that depicts current cartel activity in and around puerto vallarta?

who ever may be in charge of this website, you should take a look at border states like Tamaulipas it seems to have alot of interesting stories for your website, and by the way are you hiring? I´m fluent in spanish and english.

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