Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

In the U.S., the Supreme Court’s widely anticipated ruling on same-sex marriage has been the focus of nonstop speculation and debate. In Mexico, meanwhile, the highest court effectively legalized same-sex unions this month with a decision that was so low key many failed to notice. Mexico’s Supreme Court quietly published an opinion, known as a jurisprudential thesis, ruling that defining marriage as a union only between a man and a woman is discriminatory and in violation of Mexico’s constitution.

via How Mexico Quietly Legalized Same-Sex Marriage : Parallels : NPR.

MEXICO CITY — Mexican troops captured a 14-year-old U.S. citizen said to have specialized in beheadings as an assassin for one of Mexico’s most vicious drug gangs. His pay: $2,500 a killing.

Presented to the news media Friday morning, Jimenez said he had beheaded at least four adversaries of the so-called South Pacific Cartel, a remnant of the Beltran Leyva crime syndicate. The small, mop-haired boy known as El Ponchis, or “The Stoner,” said he committed the killings while stoned on marijuana and at the orders of the gang boss in command of the Cuernavaca area. Authorities said he was caught with two cell phones that held photographs of tortured victims.

Several Laredo teenagers were convicted in 2007 for carrying out killings on behalf of the Zetas, the violent organization entrenched in Nuevo Laredo and other towns along the South Texas border.

Among the victims were more than 50 men thrown down a 500-foot abandoned mine shaft outside the colonial tourist town of Taxco, and 20 Mexican tourists massacred together in Acapulco, apparently in a case of mistaken identity.

Cables from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, filtered Thursday to European papers by WikiLeaks, include criticism of the army’s performance and reports of Mexican officials’ fears that the government had lost control of areas of the country.

American Ambassador Carlos Pascual issued a statement on Friday condemning WikiLeaks and assuring Mexicans that the U.S. commitment to their country remains strong.


The video is cut short just before the beheading, so you can draw your own conclusion if it was carried out fully or not. It is assumed you are 18 and over and can handle the gruesome video.

“Joaquín Guzmán Loera is better known as El Chapo, and a Mexican drug lord. No little one, for he is considered head of the Sinaloakartel and the most wanted criminal in Mexico. Not only the police would give him and his business under the ground like, but also other cartels may have blood to drink. To make this clear to his cartel have two men, which are said to be a member of El Chapo’s Sinaloakartel, a cup smaller. True to Mexican style with a chainsaw…”