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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 regular basis. Domestic news is gleaned from multiple sources. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.
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ENFORCEMENT AND REFORM
Increased Attacks on Police; Fallen Border Patrol Agent Honored
CNN (Mexico) 5/15/2011
Immigration personnel will be rotated to prevent crime links
(CNN México) – The immigration staff in Mexico will be rotated regularly and 1,500 officers will be tested to avoid corruption or possible ties to organized crime , the commissioner of the INM, Salvador Beltran del Rio, reported Sunday.
In a press conference, the commissioner of the National Migration Institute (INM) said, according to Notimex, that August 2010 to April 2011, of 1,152 officers, there were 200 officers were dismissed for engaging in various anomalies , and 40 are subject to criminal prosecution.
Beltran del Rio, who acknowledged that some officers charges are related to human rights violations, rejected the militarization of “migrant route” and stated that the work of the Army is only to assist immigration authorities.
He reported that the Interior Minister, Francisco Blake, will unveil next week a number of actions that will be launched on the southern border , to facilitate documented crossings.
In addition, he stated that in the state of Tamaulipas 890 migrants were seized in 23 operations, in which 95 traffickers were also arrested.
The heads of regional branches in the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Mexico State, San Luis Potosi and Quintana Roo were removed. These states are more highly traveled by migrants seeking to reach the United States.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said in its report last year that 11,333 migrants were abducted in 2010. That agency has reported on several occasions that the problem has been compounded by the complicity of officials and immigration agents .
Investigate alleged violation of Honduran
Moreover, regarding the minor from Honduras who claimed to immigration staff of sexual exploitation in Comalapa, Tapachula, INM Commissioner stressed that both officers were dismissed from their duties. The commissioner said that the Special Prosecutor for Violent Crimes against Women and Trafficking in Persons (Fevintra) is investigating Damián Vázquez and Carlos Raul Moreno, deputy chief of station area subdelegado migration in Tapachula and Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, respectively. The federal official said that currently “the investigation continues and people are no longer in office, and as soon as evidence supports the arrest warrants, if any, we’ll then proceed accordingly.”
A Honduran teenager reported on Saturday during a forum on human trafficking in Tapachula, in Chiapas state that INM agents delivered her in 2010 to the charge of a brothel to be sexually exploited , and she was forced to have sex with officials.
El Pelapappas, a dangerous criminal that escaped prison in May 2009 with 52 others, was recaptured on Thursday May 12, 2011. He was interrogated intensely Saturday night and Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon he was stabbed once in the neck and twice in the abdomen by one or more other inmates.-Milenio
Thirteen killed in shootout. Four state police officers killed, and another wounded. Seized were three 9 mm rifles, 3 AK-47 rifles, 6 AR-15 rifles, , one HK-G 36, .223 caliber, 38 Super pistol, 9 mm pistol, three homemade grenades. The police also found 200,000 – .223 caliber cartridges, 710 caliber 7.62 cartridges, 2 anti-ballistic vests, three military-style camouflage uniforms, two caps with logos of the State Ministerial Police and 7 black tactical ammo vests.-El Universal
Blog del Narco (www.blogdelnarco.com)
TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA
The Attorney General’s office announced that Angel Garcia Herrera, aka El Tata or El Abuelo, leader of a Arellano Felix cartel cell, has been arrested. He is considered to be the right hand man of Francisco Javier Arellano Felix, aka El Tigrillo, who was arrested some time ago. His son was also arrested. El Tata had been on the most wanted list for, among other things, kidnapping.
Two men kidnapped from their homes by armed men claiming to be Mexican military. Later their tortured, executed bodies found in irrigation canal. The family recovered the bodies to take home and bury after a funeral. (This is common in much of the country, as often they are not able to pay the costs of a funeral home and burial, which is even more if it includes a burial plot or marker.)
Dismembered man found with his vehicle, license plates from Texas. His head and arm were left on the hood, and the rest inside the vehicle.
GRAN MORELOS, CHIHUAHUA
Gunmen stormed the town on Friday, shot it up but injured no one, and ordered all officials to leave. Municipal facilities were closed, the police chief, and others left. The Mayor left 2 weeks ago, and after 2 attacks and multiple threats, he has asked for asylum in the US. Currently the town is in the hands of the cartel gunmen.
Late Friday, cartel gunmen in several luxury vehicles started firing AK-47’s, trying to terrorize residents. Unknown to them, the residents were waiting, and returned fire, surprising the gunmen who fled. The people chased them in a caravan, where at a gas station, the gunmen abandoned their vehicles and fled on foot. The vehicles were sprayed with gasoline, and set on fire. This was also done with another truck of theirs nearby. Along a highway outside of town, there was another clash, where the cartel gunners abandoned an armored Lincoln and fled afoot. In the end, three died and one was injured. The dead included a handcuffed man, believed to have been kidnapped by the gunmen. Another was a resident of a nearby town, and his 16 year old son was injured. Three cartel trucks were burned, the Lincoln was shot up as was the car of the resident that died.
Nine bodies stacked at entrance booth to bull ring. Site had been used before in March, when dead police officers were left there.
CIUDAD ALTAMIRANO, GUERRERO
Police officers having breakfast suddenly attacked, killing four cops and three civilians. Two more civilians were wounded.
Sunday clash between Zeta and state police resulted in 2 bad guys dead, and others arrested.
Cartel assassins entered a machine shop and shot down eight people.
Shootouts since Monday between cartel and MX Marines/Army and police have kept some businesses closed, schools closed, and people indoors. No reports on dead or injured, as shooting still ongoing.
Zetas attacked the Municipal Police, using bazookas and at least 4 grenades, plus hundreds of rounds. Witnesses said the gunmen were in at least 12 trucks. Three police officers killed, and others wounded.
APAXTLA DE CASTREJÓN, GUERRERO
Group of gunmen attacked military, and lost. Three gunmen dead.
Mexico Detains 513 People Crammed Into Two US-Bound Trucks
Gunmen kill 4 police officers, 2 bystanders in southern Mexico attack
Gunmen kills 6 in southern Mexico attack
A War of Anonymous Death
28 Dead In Guatemalan Massacre; Police Suspect Drug Cartel Involvement
-a separate CNN Mexico report says they were temporary farm labor and had no criminal ties at all to drug trafficking.
Guatemala police capture suspect in massacre
-per Blog del Narco, the one captured is a senior Zeta leader in Guatemala. Hugo Vásquez Alvaro Gomez has an aka of ‘El Bruja’
Questions swirl around Mexico’s top cop
Police chief, bodyguards kidnapped, killed in Mexico
Mexico immigration agency subjects officials to drug, lie detector tests to fight corruption
Venezuela adopts electricity rationing measures in response to blackouts
Severe tropical droughts as northern temperatures rise
Cartel violence impacts US businesses in Mexico
Drug Gang Funds Children’s Parties in Mexico
Riot, Decapitation Spell Chaos in Mexico’s Prisons
Salvadoran girl survives abuse, bureaucracy on journey north
Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.
MEXICO Immigration personnel will be rotated to prevent crime links
US, Mexico build police academy in anti-drug effort
Twisting the truth on the Mexican border
Mexico outfits on US money-laundering list thrive
MEXICO 300 More Soldiers Arrive
-reported to be Mexican Marines
ARIZONA Wife of fallen Border Patrol agent talks to ABC15
CALIFORNIA Fallen Border Patrol Agent From Lake Elsinore Honored
TEXAS Family of slain ICE agent speaks about suspect’s extradition process
Will violence in Mexico impact immigrant pool in US?
Congressional investigators back in Arizona for “Gunwalker”
-maybe we will have justice for Agent Terry one day.
ICE’s top 5 news stories for the week ending May 13, 2011
‘Barbarism of Al Qaeda Has Nothing On These Mexican Cartels,’ Says Texas Safety Official
NEW YORK Immigration agent arrested by feds
44 Lawmakers Ask Obama Administration Not to Reinstate Cross-Border Trucking Program
Armored vehicle sales skyrocket on Texas-Mexico border
ICE Waits Months To Warn Agents Of Gang Hit Plots
TEXAS Agents find pot and a parrot
Federal appeals court says secret sentencing of Mexico drug lord illegal
US cattle inspectors leave Mexico amid drug war
Texas indigent care law headed to governor
NEW MEXICO Border Patrol Lauds 385-Pound Mexican Bologna Bust
Texas Immigrants Urged to Buy Nothing July 4th
Southern Border Heats Up Once Again-Bill O’Reilly
ARIZONA ATV-mounted Border Patrol agents net 1120 pounds of pot
TEXAS Rio Grande City Man Sentenced to Life for Drug Trafficking
Canadian drug dealers exploit tiny Mich. airports
“Borders first!” Common sense second?
TEXAS The town on the wrong side of America’s drugs war
GUNRUNNER: ATF agent tells Fox News ‘Violation of our mandate took place’
What’s at stake with Mexico-Opinion
TEXAS Drugs, Santa Muerte Shrine Found in Stash House
Illegal immigrants hurt hospital’s bottom line, Georgia senator says
Computer glitch forces redo of US visa lottery
TEXAS Border Patrol Seizes Bundles Of Pot And A Parrot
TEXAS Guns, cocaine seized at Brownsville bridges
TEXAS House approves final voter ID bill
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