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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.
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El Universal (Mexico City) 1/18/10
School dropouts presenting a problem in Mexico
The difficult economic situation in Mexico caused 700,000 children to drop out of primary and secondary schools in 2009. There is concern that the number will continue to rise. Experts say that children who have no opportunity to attend school form a “new sector” that has been named the “educational indigent.” The states of Michoacan, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Chiapas and Guanajuato have been identified as the ones that have the greatest number of cases of dropouts. The situation threatens the progress in education that Mexico has made in the past 10 years.
La Jornada (Mexico City) 1/18/10
Gangs clash, six dead
Rival narco gangs clashed on a state highway north of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, resulting in six dead and one arrested. The battle began when one group ambushed two vehicles in which the other gang members were traveling. Investigators are sorting out the details.
[Editor's note: most of today's news sources were focused on the tragedy in Haiti.]
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