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Foreign News Report
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.
El Diario de Coahuila (Saltillo, Coahuila) 7/2/08
The European Union (EU) is seeking to cooperate with Mexico and the US in combatting narcotraffic. This was indicated when the French ambassador to Mexico, Daniel Parfait, speaking (presumably) for the EU, welcomed the approval of the bilateral Mexico-US Mérida Initiative to combat organized crime and added, “It is necessary to see in what way a triangular cooperation can be formed.” (between Mexico, the US and the EU.)
El Universal (Mexico City) 7/2/08
Chihuahua state police have taken control of all police duties in Juárez after the departure of both the director of city police and the Municipal Secretary of Public Security and the withholding of arms from the police force.
El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo León) 7/2/08
The Federal Judicial Commission (CJF) reported that the extradition to the US of the “legendary” head of narcotraffic, Benjamín Arellano Felix, is inappropriate because he was already convicted in Mexican court for crimes for which the US is charging him. (This reverses the decision reported 6/25/08, which in turn reversed an earlier decision.)
El Informador (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 7/2/08
Four decapitated bodies were found in Culiacán, Sinaloa early this morning. The bodies were wrapped in blankets and their heads were found in white plastic bags. Also found was a message that read, “Keep on Chapo ungrateful traitor,” apparently referring to Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa Cartel.
El Debate (Sinaloa) 7/2/08
Military reinforcements arrived in Culiacán in response to the wave of violence which swept over the city in June. This increases the military personnel in joint operation Culiacán – Novato by 120 troops.
Cuarto Poder (Chiapas) 7/2/08
A report from the southern state of Chiapas indicates that organized crime is readjusting its territories by seeking refuge on the southern border of Mexico, due to enforcement efforts in the north. The southern region does not have the cooperative organization between police agencies that is developing in other parts of the country.
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