Archive for November 26th, 2011

Mexico Political Parties Duel over Cartel Influence; Zetas Drug Cartel Conducts Attack near Houston

November 26, 2011

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El Proceso Honduras 11/24/2011

Surge in California a movement of indignation against deportations

San Diego (California) – California is the birthplace of a new movement of “protesters” in the U.S. that has as its objective halting the deportations of immigrants and emphasizing the role of Hispanics in the national movements, according to what its representatives told EFE today.

“Occupy the migra” was born in San Diego (southern California), where its members occupied the base of the Office of Immigration and Customs (ICE) last week, and intends to carry out similar actions in other cities of the U.S.
According to what Mike Garcia, president of the southern California based United Service Workers of the West (sic), one of the organizations involved in “Let’s Occupy the migra,” said today, the movement responds to tactics applied by ICE in Minnesota and San Francisco.

Garcia denounced that ICE has implemented “”round-ups of the records” of companies, which has resulted in loss of jobs, particularly of janitorial workers. According to the union official, ICE requests documents from the companies, which after auditing results in demands for layoffs or demands that the workers furnish new documentation. In this way the union has lost 1,200 of its members, janitors, three years ago in Minnesota (and) a similar number in San Francisco a year and a half ago, while the agency recently started the same process in San Diego.

Garcia said that the movement seeks to emphasize the role that immigrants have in the national protest movement, since “we are also part of the 99 percent.”

For the activist, (meaning Garcia) ICE’s actions “turn back decades of organizational work, because the undocumented workers have fought for the right to join unions to improve their living conditions.” According to the union leader the next “Occupation” will soon take place in San Francisco.

The activist Enrique Morones, founder of the Border Angels group, pointed out that the “occupation” of ICE in San Diego last week also served to point out the case of the Honduran immigrant Omar Aguilar. Morones said that ICE has not accepted Aguilar’s asylum application notwithstanding that three of his relatives have been murdered by organized crime in Honduras, so he will be deported after having lived five years in the U.S.

Morones said that President Barack “Obama said that they would concentrate on criminals and Omar is not a criminal; he didn’t have adequate legal representation for which reason we seek to have his deportation suspended.”

The activist pointed out the link between the protest actions in the country, born of the “Occupy Wall Street,” and the activism of groups for reform of immigration laws. In his “Facebook” page “Occupy the migra”, he demands that John Morton, director of ICE, cease the attack on union workers.

http://tinyurl.com/c9xhaam

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CAUTION

There are graphic photographs that accompany some articles in the body of this report. It is not our intention to sensationalize. We include these photos in order to give to you, the American public, a clearer understanding of the seriousness of the situation in Mexico and Central America.

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**Asterisk denotes death involving a police officer or a member of the military serving in that capacity.

LOS MOCHIS, SINALOA

Authorities have captured Óscar Alexander Rojo Sánchez, better known as “El Rojo”, 26 years, and seized firearms, 78 kilograms marijuana and 1700 rounds of ammo for AK-47’s.  He confessed to being involved in the killing of a police commander nearly 2 years ago, and more.

CULIACAN SINALOA

There was a drive by shooting at an Italian restaurant on Tuesday, 11/22, but no one was injured. Investigators found shell casings outside from a .38 super pistol.

NAYARIT

This past Tuesday, the Nayarit state police caught 2 assassins shortly after they had been in a shooting which left 1 dead and two wounded. Both were armed with AR-15 rifles and multiple ammo magazines.

CHILAPA DE ALVAREZ, GUERRERO

The Mexican Army was on patrol when they were attacked by gunmen. During the shootout, four bad guys were killed. They seized 45 kilograms of poppy seeds, nine kilos 900 grams of marijuana, seven rifles, a handgun.

MEOQUI, CHIHUAHUA*

A municipal police agent was assassinated in front of the Mayor’s office. Investigators located 121 shell casings from fired rounds.

CULIACAN, SINALOA

On Wednesday, 9 burned bodies were found in 2 burned vehicles in separate locations of the city. Fire fighters found wooden crates had been piled on top of the bodies.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA*

A municipal police officer was executed on Wednesday, and another person with the officer was wounded.

MATAMOROS, TAMAULIPAS

The Mexican military captured 3 Zetas, one being the boss of the cell involved in the Torreon stadium shooting on August 21, Jorge Alejandro “N”, identified by authorities as Comandante Cástulo. Seized were a rifle, handgun, a frag. grenade, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, a bag with about 50 grams of marijuana, various methods of communication and a vehicle.

TOLUCA, STATE OF MEXICO

The state Attorney General announced during a press conference the capture of José Edgardo Lemus Bárcenas, aka: “La Culebra”, presumed assassin for La Familia and Los Zetas and involved in at least 60 homicides. He belonged to the federal agency of investigations, and was imprisoned for 4.5 years for kidnappings.

TAXCO, GUERRERO

A dismembered body was dumped on the street near a drug rehabilitation center. With it was a narco message written on a bright green card.

TELOLOAPAN, GUERRERO

An intimidating narco message was posted in front of an elementary school, but was removed a short time later by municipal police.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA

Brazilian Antonio Rangel Bandeira, an international expert in arms control and ammunition. He announced that through legal channels to export markets or illegal mechanisms, such as smuggling, Mexico is one of the leading suppliers, “because the Mexican ammo is cheap compared to others,” said the specialist, who was recently visiting San Jose to participate in an international seminar on security and democratic governance in Central America. During an interview, he added the main suppliers of arms and ammunition in Latin America and the Caribbean s Russia, China, Czech Republic. The U.S. and Mexico are major suppliers of ammunition in Latin America. And Mexico mainly because the Mexican ammo is cheap compared to the others. When asked what measures are urgently needed to tackle the smuggling, he replied that in the case of ammunition, the marking of it is very important. He told of the assassination of a judge in Rio de Janeiro, which was solved when the shell casings were tracked back to a specific police station in Rio.

MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA

Jehová Israel Ilhuicatzi, aka: El Cuervo, was captured by the Mexican Army during a sweep of Tijuana. He was the head of assassins for the Sinaloa cartel in he area of Tijuana-Rosarito Beach, and mentioned in numerous investigations of executions over the past 3 months.

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Mexican group asks ICC to probe president, officials

http://tinyurl.com/bse2g27

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Mexico political parties duel over drug cartel influence

http://tinyurl.com/cjbrkv8

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Mexico’s changing drug war

http://tinyurl.com/bw4oaey

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23 killed in drug cartel-plagued Mexican state

http://tinyurl.com/d33xsc5

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In Mexico drug war, Zetas lay claim to Sinaloa turf

http://tinyurl.com/co4aur5

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26 bodies found in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city

http://tinyurl.com/cqgg7jw

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Mexican army seizes $15 million from top drug lord

http://tinyurl.com/cez3v7b

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Two Juárez police officers killed in Tuesday night ambush**

http://tinyurl.com/ccruwye

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Quarter of American deaths in Mexico were homicides

http://tinyurl.com/ccsd4bx

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Paraguay Indigenous Group Caught in Drug Violence

http://tinyurl.com/6v3pjxc

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Ecuador Poppy Field Highlights Shifting Heroin Production

http://tinyurl.com/cekt47a

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Human remains found in northern Mexico pit

http://tinyurl.com/c6l87cu

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US to Deliver 3rd Black Hawk Helicopter to Mexican Police

http://tinyurl.com/cqocp3q

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Venezuela To Freeze Prices Of 18 Consumer Good

http://tinyurl.com/bphjs7l

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French court approves extradition of Manuel Noriega

http://tinyurl.com/blep62h

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Costa Rican police seize ton of cocaine, arrest 3

http://tinyurl.com/c8wurqp

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Speculation on Homicide Rate Distracts from Real Issues in Mexico

http://tinyurl.com/dxhbdpy

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Domestic News – United States

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Zetas Drug Cartel Allegedly Conducts ‘Mexico-Style Attack’ near Houston

http://tinyurl.com/7t5c6un

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Along Mexican border, US ranchers say they live in fear

http://tinyurl.com/cacfn8w

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Third tunnel in a week found under U.S.-Mexico border

http://tinyurl.com/78nygjm

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ATF “Gunwalking” scandal timeline

http://tinyurl.com/cvcc8sp

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Getting things straight about Operation Fast & Furious

http://tinyurl.com/d5mhgz5

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Was Former DEA Agent Jailed for Exposing ATF Arms Trafficking?

http://tinyurl.com/cfyyd9d

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Court Hid Evidence From Jury in Border Agent Jesus Diaz Case

http://tinyurl.com/cbp98vg

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AZ
Indian ‘Shadow Wolves’ stalk smugglers on Arizona reservation

http://tinyurl.com/7ctx5wb

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Arizona Lawmakers Say They Will Build Border Fence

http://tinyurl.com/c3dbohw

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AZ
14-day operation nets 210 arrests in Arizona

http://tinyurl.com/cbvuq3v

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TX
CBP: More than 10,000 pounds of marijuana seized since Tuesday

http://tinyurl.com/d383sg9

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CT
Illegal Immigrant Beat Toddler to Death: Cops

http://tinyurl.com/bw9ah7q

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In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education

http://tinyurl.com/cenuh79

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Canada
Hunt on for border hoppers

http://tinyurl.com/bnsgno3

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TX
Austin police highway team looking for smugglers

http://tinyurl.com/co4wpb4

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TX
Investigators Say Eagle Pass Becoming Ammunition Hotspot

http://tinyurl.com/cha9xd3

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Ex-drug cartel member says Mexico gangs laugh at U.S. border politics

http://tinyurl.com/7gybu9m

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Corruption in Mexico casinos takes a toll in the U.S., too

http://tinyurl.com/cgtg6rm

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Mexico Drug Violence Touches Both Sides Of The Border

http://tinyurl.com/d3zxjpz

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AZ
Wildfires Linked to Illegal Border Crossings, Says Study

http://tinyurl.com/cmapvsx

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US Indicts Mexican Gulf Cartel Head “Commandante 900″ Caught Living in US

http://tinyurl.com/cmbo3k4

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Court-sealed Diaz case documents posted online

http://tinyurl.com/cpqjlbe

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Are American Drug War Bloggers And Tweeters In Danger

http://tinyurl.com/7m2x3uw

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Groups Ask Congress To Cut Border Enforcement Funds

http://tinyurl.com/8ygbyde

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WA
Border Patrol launches Twitter account

http://tinyurl.com/bsd4o6a

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Smugglers increasingly turning to the skies

http://tinyurl.com/6pvl2nk

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NY
Illegal immigrant charged in Yates Co. double stabbing

http://tinyurl.com/ckp7vyx

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FL
Illegal alien sentenced for deadly DUI crash

http://tinyurl.com/bnpw7s2

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CANADA
Illegals nabbed in Abbotsford

http://tinyurl.com/6p527ro

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MN
Eyes Along the Border

http://tinyurl.com/bwcrra9

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MA
Suspect in three sex attacks is illegal alien

http://tinyurl.com/d34d8wn

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Words matter on immigration

http://tinyurl.com/d9kpk63

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Border Patrol agents protest latest bureaucratic interference

http://tinyurl.com/bmvcgd7

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NYS
Previously deported illegal alien arrested for double stabbing in New York

http://tinyurl.com/cakwpgt

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Nebraska County Won’t Provide Election Ballots in Spanish

http://tinyurl.com/cp2t264

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