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Notable security-related incidents in Mexico between November 26-December 2

The following is a list of notable security-related incidents connected to organized crime in Mexico between November 26-December 2, bearing in mind client interests in the country. Contact us for detailed assessments and recommendations concerning security in the country.

Baja California: According to official reports, nearly 100 Central American migrants were deported after they tried to illegally cross the U.S. border near Tijuana on November 26.

Guerrero: On November 27, a man was gunned down at the Scotiabank in Zihuatanejo. On November 28, a truck driver was shot near a market in Colonia 20 de Noviembre, in Acapulco. On November 28, classes were suspended in Chilapa after teachers from six schools were threatened and blackmailed. On November 28, the dismembered body of Municipal Police chief Domingo Tlatempa was found at the State Government headquarters in Chipalcingo. Tlatempa, who had been kidnapped from his house in front of his family, was a key asset in the case of the Red Cross paramedic killed in Taxco. State governor Héctor Astudillo declared on November 20 that the responsible criminal group was identified. On November 29, the bodies of two murdered men were found near Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa Grande, in Petatlán.

Jalisco: On November 26, an explosion was reported at an illegal tapping of an oil pipeline in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga. On November 29, three armed assailants killed following a shootout with local police in the intersection of Hacienda Ciénaga de Mata and Hacienda Tablón, in Balcones de Oblatos, Guadalajara. On the evening of November 30 an explosion from a grenade was reported at U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara.

Mexico City: On November 28, one police agent was wounded following a shootout in Colonia Del Valle, in the southern borough of Benito Juárez.

Nuevo León: On November 29 the dismembered body of a drug trafficker, whose corpse was stolen from a city morgue in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, was left in fridges near state penitentiaries in Apodaca, Cadereyta and Topo Chico.

Oaxaca: Two teachers from Santo Domingo Armenta, Jamiltepec, were killed and their bodies found on November 28 next to the road between Lagunillas and Estancia Grande.

Puebla: On November 26, a university student was killed during a robbery in Colonia Roma.

Tabasco: On November 26, the body of three murdered men were found, the first in a field in José López Portillo commune near Ciudad Pemex, the second next to the Circuito del Golfo road, near Playa Miramar, and a third in Huimanguillo. On November 27, two men were gunned down in Gregorio Méndez, Comalcalco district. The fatal victims were father and son. On November 29, two died and four were injured after an explosion while tapping a Pemex oil pipeline for fuel, near C-33 village in Cárdenas district. On November 29 it was also reported that 2 armed assailants robbed a bank in Cunduacán, with no fatal victims. On November 30, armed assailants gunned down two and wounded one at a house in Miguel Hidalgo, in Cárdenas district. The fatal victims were father and son, reportedly linked to the illegal oil market.

Veracruz: On November 26, armed assailants killed five in a motorbike workshop in Minatitlán. On November 28, a man was killed following a robbery in a market at Veracruz’ port. On November 30, the director of Municipal Police Francisco Javier Melo Hernández and his assistant were gunned down at the house of Municipal President María Luisa Prieto Duncan, in Oluta. Reports indicate Melo Hernández had been threatened days before the attack.

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