Canacar and Canacar Communica give insiders view into the Mexican trucking industry

The latest issue of CANACAR COMMUNICA is out and available for viewing online. CANACAR COMMUNICA is very similar to our own OVERDRIVE magazine and is presented in a similar format. Looking through the current and past issues, reveals some interesting facts and articles. In the July issue for instance, CANACAR is tracking the progress of the Cross Border Demonstration program and confirms what we’ve stated…

Mother’s Day massacre in Cadereyta N.L leaves 49 dead. Toll could rise in coming days.

Sunday morning, Mother’s Day in the US, 49 bodies, most decapitated, some missing limbs and others in an advanced state of decomposition, were found on a highway east of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, according to various news sources. The grisly find was made at Kilometer 47 on Mexico Federal Highway 40,which leads to Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Police were dispatched to the area based on a telephone call.…

Mexican Federal Police Bust Drugs, Guns in Reynosa House

REYNOSA, Mexico – Federal police in Reynosa made a bust at home and now several hundred pounds of drugs and lots of guns are in their custody. An anonymous tip led authorities to the house. No one was home at the time of the raid. But police did find 10 packages of marijuana and several automatic assault rifles. They also took into custody a Dodge…

Lucano Bus crashes, 2 dead, 10 injured south of Nuevo Laredo

A bus owned by Autobuses Lucano of Dallas Texas, traveling from San Luis Patosi, SLP to Houston Texas crashed 35 miles south of Nuevo Laredo Thursday morning, killing 2, including a pregnant 19 year old woman whose body was found under the bus and injuring 10. The injured were taken to hospitals in Sabinas Hidalgo NL and Cruz Roja in Nuevo Laredo. Juan Carlos Flores…

Up in Smoke – 4 tons of drugs and pirated CD’s destroyed by Federal Authorities

Nuevo Laredo. – More than 4 tons of marijuana in addition to other drugs and pirated CD’s,were destroyed yesterday by personnel of the Army in the presence of federal, state and municipal authorities. Operativo Permanente, has resulted in the seizure of enormous amounts of narcotics in Nuevo Laredo, Nuevo Guerrero, Cd. Mier, Miguel Alemán, Díaz Ordaz y Camargo, according to spokesmen from the First Motorized…

Mexico’s besieged police put to the test

Calderon vows to press war on cartels despite the body count MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s security forces have been swept into the eye of the storm since President Felipe Calderon decided to get tough on the country’s drug-smuggling gangs. Once-untouchable federal officials have been assassinated in the streets. Out-gunned soldiers and police have battled gangsters armed with grenades and bazookas. Local police chiefs have resigned,…

Mexico’s top cop blames organized crime for killings

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s top security official blamed organized crime for the brazen killing of an acting federal police chief, saying today his death shows a nationwide crackdown is hurting gangs. Public Safety Secretary General Garcia Luna said authorities would not be deterred by an onslaught of attacks against police as he presided over the funeral of Edgar Gomez Millan and two other federal officers…

Acting head of Mexico’s federal police shot to death

The acting chief of Mexico’s federal police was shot dead early today outside his home in the capital. The Public Safety Department said Edgar Millan Gomez was shot 10 times and died hours later in a hospital. Two of his bodyguards were wounded. A police official, who was not authorized to give his name, said Millan had been temporarily heading the federal police since his…

U.S. soldier arrested in Mexico with several weapons in car

A teary-eyed American soldier accused of illegally driving guns and ammunition into Mexico said Tuesday he was just looking for a place to park so he could walk into Mexico for breakfast after a long night of driving. Instead, Army Spc. Richard R. Medina Torres steered his 1999 Honda Prelude off Interstate 10, over an international bridge, and into Mexico. “It was just an accident,…

Only 2 out of 1600 Police still under investigation

Just two of some 1,600 police officers investigated after the army raided police stations in five border cities last week are being subjected to “a criminal process,” the Tamaulipas state government said. Most of the officers were back on the job Saturday. The fate of the two officers was unclear Saturday as city, state and federal authorities were unable to confirm where they were from,…

11 Nuevo Laredo police officers, civilians, arrested by Federal Police

Editor’s Note: Anybody who thinks President Calderon and his government are not serious about fighting the cartels and suppressing the corruption, needs to think again. It is a new era in Mexico. The people are fed up with the violence and corruption and demanding change. Four police officers and seven civilians accused of working for Mexico’s powerful Gulf drug cartel were flown to the capital…

Protests on the Border – Families of those arrested protest presence of GAFES

Families of the officers and civilian employees of the Nuevo Laredo Municpal Police, who were arrested Saturday staged a protest today in front of the military barracks and at the Bridge of the America’s. Saturday, 4 officers and 7 civilians were detained and accused of passing classified information concerning police and military movements to the cartels. Read the story in Spanish as reported by El…