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Notable security-related incidents in Mexico between November 19-25

The following is a list of notable security-related incidents connected to organized crime in Mexico between November 19-25, bearing in mind client interests in the country. Contact us for detailed assessments and recommendations concerning security in the country.

Nationwide: According to reports, 11,769 kidnappings were recorded nationwide between December, 1 2012 and October 31, 2018, 56.4% more than the period between December, 1, 2006 and November 30, 2012. Other reports also indicate that at least 1 police agent is killed each day nationwide, adding up to 326 in 2018.

Guanajuato: In Salamanca, on the evening of November 20, armed men attacked a group of amateur football players, killing two and wounding five.

Guerrero: In Acapulco, on November 19, a group of armed men broke into a home and killed a man and his 25-year-old son, and a taxi driver was chased and gunned down inside his own vehicle. On November 20, another taxi driver was shot near Soriana store, located in Ruiz Cortinez Avenue, Vista Alegre, but survived. On November 22, a man was gunned down near a car workshop. Meanwhile, state governor Héctor Astudillo declared on November 20 that the criminal group that killed a Red Cross paramedic in Taxco on November 18 has been identified.

Jalisco: In Tlaquepaque, on November 19, the dismembered body of a man was found inside two black bags on a local road. In Tomatlán, on November 22, one man was killed and three heavy vehicles set on fire following a shootout between security forces and armed assailants.

Mexico City: On November 23, Ismael Figueroa, secretary general of the Firefighters Union was shot while eating at a restaurant in the Condesa Neighborhood, in the borough of Cuauhtémoc, along with two other firefighters, who were also wounded. Meanwhile, the murderers of a 14-year-old girl whose dead body was found inside a suitcase in a garden in Tlatelolco on November 13 are still on the loose.

Oaxaca: On November 20 one driver was gunned down near a car repair shop in Los Cobos near Tuxtepec, Papaloapan Region, and a youngster was killed near Municipal Palace in Matías Romero, a municipality located in the west of the Istmo de Tehuantepec Region. On November 21, five were gunned down in a house in Tuxtepec and a lawyer was killed in La Ventosa-La Venta Road, in Istmo de Tehuantepec.

Puebla: On November 25, eight bodies were found in three clandestine graves, seven of them in Ciudad Serdán and one in Palmar de Bravo. Official reports indicate the victims had been kidnapped by a gang led by Marco Antonio “N”, former director of Public Security of that town, who was arrested in October 2017.

State of Mexico: The dismembered bodies of one man and two women were found on November 21 in Colonia Granjas San Pablo, in the eastern part of Tultitlán district.

Tabasco: On November 23, local police gunned down an armed assailant on the Cárdenas-Villahermosa road.

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