Archive for October 1st, 2008

Mexico: Majority of homicides commited go unresolved

October 1, 2008

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
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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 (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 10/1/08
 
The State of Chihuahua’s Dep’t. of Justice has detained only 91 murderers this year, while there have been more than 1,100 homicides. That is, on average, one murderer is arrested for every 12.08 murder victims.
Up to September 18th of this year, only 18 murder cases had reached a judge out of the 839 recorded up to that date, that is, two out of one hundred.
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Financiero  (Mexico City; from an article in Reforma)  10/1/08
 
President Calderon has proposed the creation of a uniform, nationwide single system for the evaluation and “trustworthiness control” for the certification of individuals as police officers.
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El Universo  (Guayaquil, Ecuador)  9/30/08
 
The Ecuadoran navy reported that it “frustrated” the voyage of 42 Ecuadorans – 14 women, 4 minors, 24 males – who were found aboard an Ecuadoran flag fishing vessel Monday night. The navy report stated that the 42 aimed to go across Central America  and then to enter the United States illegally.
Emigration from Ecuador has increased since 1999 because of a financial crisis there. From that time, the USA, Spain and Italy have been the principal destinations .
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El Comercio  (Lima,Peru)  9/30/08
 
Three sites totaling 20 hectares (49.4 acres) were found to be used for growing coca plants and also for processing them into cocaine paste. The owners are now nowhere to be found. The location is in a remote area of Peru near the Colombian border.
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El Debate  (Culiacan, Sinaloa)  10/1/08
 
-    Last January Mexican military seized nine light aircraft believed to be used illegally. Yesterday, quite early in the morning, a group of some fifteen to twenty hooded and armed men overpowered the lone police officer guarding the aircraft at a crop duster airstrip at the Villa Juarez section of Navolato, Sinaloa. Five Cessnas were stolen.
-    In Culiacan, Oscar Daniel Chavez was arrested as he departed from a “safe house.” In the house police found assault rifles, 25 loading clips, hundreds of rounds of ammo, half a dozen sets of license plates (including Calif. & gov’t. ones) armored SUV’s, police uniforms, bullet proof vests, etc.
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Frontera  (Tijuana, Baja Calif.)  10/1/08
 
This paper’s large front page headline reads: ” “Narco” does away with bodies in acid.” A large photo takes up most of the rest of the page and shows men wearing hazmat protective clothing inspecting the contents of blue plastic barrels presumably containing semi-dissolved human remains. On the photograph itself, there’s a circled notation reading: “22 Executed in Tijuana in the last 48 hours”
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La Cronica de Hoy  (Mexico City)  10/1/08
 
“Citizens reported finding three barrels with a thick substance, seemingly some acid, and inside of each, two bodies.” The article also reports the killing of 16 other persons in five states of Mexico.
Presumably describing the mass murders in Tijuana, it ends as follows : “The cadavers were bound and gagged, nude or without part of their clothing; with the heads covered in plastic bags and with a shot in (sic) each of their executioners; some had their tongues cut off.”
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Zocalo  (Saltillo, Coahuila)  10/1/08
 
headline: “Another 24 executions yesterday in the country.”
“Nine persons were executed (sic) in Chihuahua, six of them in Juarez and three more in (the cities of) Chihuahua, Gomez Farias and Cuautehmoc.
In Tijuana, where 17 executed were found Monday, the remains of six more were found in three barrels with two bodies each, submerged apparently in acid. In the San Antonio de los Buenos area two other cadavers wrapped in blankets were reported.”
In Durango, the police commander of Santa Maria del Oro “was riddled  with six bullet impacts.”
The bodies of four persons killed by firearm shots were found in Sinaloa. And two other homicides took place in Torreon, Coahuila.
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