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ISVG’s Links of the Day August 4, 2011


Welcome to ISVG’s Links of the Day!  Each day, ISVG research analysts and collectors gather and read hundreds of open-source news and intelligence articles from around the globe in an effort to bring you the most comprehensive database on violent extremism.  These articles provide the details surrounding the events and actors involved in violent extremism and transnational criminal organizations.  ISVG’s Links of the Day will highlight the most noteworthy articles collected throughout the course of ISVG’s daily research process.  Make sure you check back every morning or evening to get a recap of the most relevant articles of the last twenty-four hours, or follow our @ISVG Twitter handle to get these links as we find them!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Entire police force of Ascension, Mexico quits, leaving 24,000 without local police protection.

See our new VKB update on the North American white supremacist group, The Creativity Movement.

Mexico says it has arrested the number two financier of Los Zetas.

Nine Mexican pollsters free after being held captive in Michoacan.

Check out our new VKB update on the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC).

Chinese police kill two suspects in Xinjiang province.

Boko Haram bombs checkpoint in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Check out ISVG’s Alana Penza on Fox CT for her work on homegrown terrorism.

From insightcrime.org; Mexico: Upstart Gangs Eat into Cartel Hegemony.

Colombia’s indigenous communities caught in the middle of the battle between government and rebel forces.



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