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Increased Attacks on Police; Fallen Border Patrol Agent Honored

May 19, 2011

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Increased Attacks on Police; Fallen Border Patrol Agent Honored
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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.

http://tinyurl.com/3cez8no
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Shorts:

ZACATECAS, MEXICO

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

ZIHUATANEJO, GUERRERO

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
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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.


CUAJINICUILAPA, GUERRERO

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.)


CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA

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.


VILLA DE RAMOS, SAN LUIS POTOSI

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.


DURANGO, DURANGO

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.


HUEJUQUILLA EL ALTO, JALISCO

Sunday clash between Zeta and state police resulted in 2 bad guys dead, and others arrested.


CARDENAS, TABASCO

Cartel assassins entered a machine shop and shot down eight people.

MONCLOVA, COAHUILA

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.


GUADALUPE, NUEVO LEÓN

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.
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Mexico Detains 513 People Crammed Into Two US-Bound Trucks
http://tinyurl.com/45ydcr8
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Gunmen kill 4 police officers, 2 bystanders in southern Mexico attack
http://tinyurl.com/6j8eo9m
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Gunmen kills 6 in southern Mexico attack
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-05-16-drug-war-mexico_n.htm
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A War of Anonymous Death
http://counterpunch.org/gibler05112011.html
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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.


http://tinyurl.com/3q2nq6g
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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’


http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/guatemala-police-capture-suspect-in-massacre
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Questions swirl around Mexico’s top cop
http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/05/12/2386291/questions-swirl-around-mexicos.html
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Police chief, bodyguards kidnapped, killed in Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/682gxw6
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Mexico immigration agency subjects officials to drug, lie detector tests to fight corruption
http://tinyurl.com/4ytqq88
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Venezuela adopts electricity rationing measures in response to blackouts
http://tinyurl.com/3ta7s3m
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Severe tropical droughts as northern temperatures rise
http://tinyurl.com/4x4hadm
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Cartel violence impacts US businesses in Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/3ks9frw
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Drug Gang Funds Children’s Parties in Mexico 


http://www.insightcrime.org/insight-latest-news/item/907
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Riot, Decapitation Spell Chaos in Mexico’s Prisons
http://tinyurl.com/6aglots
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Salvadoran girl survives abuse, bureaucracy on journey north 


http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_18066369?source=most_viewed
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Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.
http://www.cnsnews.com/node/55496
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MEXICO Immigration personnel will be rotated to prevent crime links
http://tinyurl.com/3cez8no
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US, Mexico build police academy in anti-drug effort 


http://tinyurl.com/3obpqdw
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Twisting the truth on the Mexican border
http://tinyurl.com/3vm3qhx
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Mexico outfits on US money-laundering list thrive
http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_18060942
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MEXICO 300 More Soldiers Arrive
-reported to be Mexican Marines
http://tinyurl.com/3exwrdd
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Domestic News – United States
ARIZONA Border Patrol Escorts Agent’s Body Back to Yuma 


http://tinyurl.com/3rw9zpk
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ARIZONA Wife of fallen Border Patrol agent talks to ABC15
http://tinyurl.com/3zacw3o
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CALIFORNIA Fallen Border Patrol Agent From Lake Elsinore Honored 


http://tinyurl.com/3vg75fp
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TEXAS Family of slain ICE agent speaks about suspect’s extradition process 


http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=619076
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Will violence in Mexico impact immigrant pool in US?
http://tinyurl.com/5t4hy3b
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Congressional investigators back in Arizona for “Gunwalker” 


-maybe we will have justice for Agent Terry one day.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20063373-10391695.html
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ICE’s top 5 news stories for the week ending May 13, 2011
https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1105/110513washingtondc.htm
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‘Barbarism of Al Qaeda Has Nothing On These Mexican Cartels,’ Says Texas Safety Official 


http://tinyurl.com/3pk46by
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NEW YORK   Immigration agent arrested by feds
http://tinyurl.com/4557bnf
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44 Lawmakers Ask Obama Administration Not to Reinstate Cross-Border Trucking Program
http://tinyurl.com/698wtxz
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Armored vehicle sales skyrocket on Texas-Mexico border
http://www.wfaa.com/video?id=121816929&sec=553117
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ICE Waits Months To Warn Agents Of Gang Hit Plots
http://tinyurl.com/3w5bhzg
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TEXAS   Agents find pot and a parrot
http://tinyurl.com/3znjoa5
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Federal appeals court says secret sentencing of Mexico drug lord illegal
http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_18082676
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US cattle inspectors leave Mexico amid drug war
http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_18072457?source=most_viewed
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Texas indigent care law headed to governor
http://tinyurl.com/3mbmoso
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NEW MEXICO   Border Patrol Lauds 385-Pound Mexican Bologna Bust 


http://tinyurl.com/4x6so8x
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Texas Immigrants Urged to Buy Nothing July 4th
http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=119078&article=8577206
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Southern Border Heats Up Once Again-Bill O’Reilly
http://tinyurl.com/3rgrrq8
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ARIZONA  ATV-mounted Border Patrol agents net 1120 pounds of pot
http://www.kvoa.com/news/atv-mounted-border-patrol-agents-net-1-120-pounds-of-pot/
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TEXAS  Rio Grande City Man Sentenced to Life for Drug Trafficking
http://tinyurl.com/43bjcnu
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Canadian drug dealers exploit tiny Mich. airports
http://tinyurl.com/3qelbqy
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“Borders first!” Common sense second?
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/-300656–.html?cb=1305579514
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TEXAS   The town on the wrong side of America’s drugs war
http://tinyurl.com/3r7ools
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GUNRUNNER: ATF agent tells Fox News ‘Violation of our mandate took place’
http://tinyurl.com/65xhzg8
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What’s at stake with Mexico-Opinion
http://tinyurl.com/3ud9wrk
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TEXAS   Drugs, Santa Muerte Shrine Found in Stash House  


http://tinyurl.com/45x9wnt
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Illegal immigrants hurt hospital’s bottom line, Georgia senator says
http://tinyurl.com/3bqmhe9
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Computer glitch forces redo of US visa lottery
http://tinyurl.com/6dk24h8
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TEXAS   Border Patrol Seizes Bundles Of Pot And A Parrot
http://www.kristv.com/news/border-patrol-seizes-bundles-of-pot-and-a-parrot/
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TEXAS   Guns, cocaine seized at Brownsville bridges
http://tinyurl.com/3sr4w53
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TEXAS   House approves final voter ID bill
http://tinyurl.com/3rjdvgp
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-end of report-

We have room for but one flag, the American flag…
and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the
American people.”
~Theodore Roosevelt 1919


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