Scattered violence is the norm of the day

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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.
Frontera  (Tijuana, Baja California)  6/15/08
There are preliminary reports of a shootout on the Mexican side of the border south of the area of Campo, Calif., just east of Tecate. Several of the wounded crossed the border into the U.S. and at least three persons suffered wounds from firearms.
And yesterday at mid afternoon two men were drinking beer in front of a store in Colonia Libertad, Tijuana. Then vehicles arrived and their occupants opened fire and killed the two. Nineteen shell casings from 9 mm. pistols were found at the scene.
El Diario de Coahuila  (Saltillo, Coah.,)  6/15/08
A confrontation before dawn between rival gang thugs yesterday (Sat.) resulted in four dead in the city of Torreon.
Norte  (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua)  6/15/08
At dawn yesterday (Sat.) a Juarez police officer was shot to death while on duty. The body of another victim of execution was found, “wrapped”, at a dump.
La Cronica  (Mexicali, Baja Calif.)  6/15/08
Two Mex. air force Hercules aircraft arrived in Mexicali yesterday and brought “hundreds” of soldiers. (No other info was given.)
Ensenada  (Ensenada, Baja Calif.) , El Debate  (Culiacan, Sinaloa)  6/15/08
Rosario Flores Rojas, who had been the 2nd in command of the Ensenada Police Department, was arrested at 4 a.m. in a house at Ensenada. He had become the head of the so-called “Black Commando”, a group of city and state police officers who worked with and protected the Felix Arellano drug cartel and also kidnappers and participated in the “settlement of accounts.”
Flores had with him a pistol, clips for pistols and assault rifle, several communication gear items, police tactical equipment and a Ford Focus with Georgia lic. plate AUQ0475.
El Diario  (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua)  6/15/08
Yesterday in mid afternoon, a “robust” man was let out of a vehicle in a residential area of Nuevo Casas Grande (SW of Ciudad Juarez). He was shoeless and his head was covered with “adhesive tape.” Then, he was killed when he became the target of at least three high power gunfire volleys. He hasn’t been identified.
El Imparcial  (Hermosillo, Sonora)  6/15/08
In Cajeme, Sonora (just to the north side of Ciudad Obregon), another execution victim: this one was found floating on the “Canal Bajo” (Lower Canal) of the Yaqui Valley. He was handcuffed, had been beaten, his head was wrapped in tape and he’d been shot on the chest, jaw and temple.
Several papers reported the search for the missing 33 Cubans continues but that no trace of them has been found.
Several papers also reported that upon his departure from Spain Pres. Calderon said that he is confident that Mexico will win the war against organized crime even though it may last a long time.
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