– And the killings continue…

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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.

 (Note to our readers: The overwhelming majority of main news items in Mexico yesterday and today concentrated on two items: the approval of legal structure reforms to the Mexican petroleum industry by their Chamber of Deputies and the scandal associated with the infiltration of their Justice Dep’t. by drug cartel operatives. Thus, what follows is mainly a partial compilation of the deadly and apparently relentless daily routine of blood and mayhem spread throughout the country. We have not even attempted to report every other similar instance published in other Mexican newspapers)
(The following are item headlines appearing on 10/28/08 in the papers indicated)
From El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa)
–    Unknown subject is murdered in Culiacan
–    Traffic policeman found murdered in Culiacan
–    Unknown subject is found incinerated
–    Shootout between police and hit-men results in one death
–    Guasave resident murdered in Tijuana
(Guasave is a city in Sinaloa)
–    Man found incinerated at the Linita de Hitaje Cemetery. The body was on a car reported stolen
From Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, edition) 
–    Four executed and one abducted
–    Bullet riddled body found in Chihuahua
–    Policeman killed Saturday had been threatened in a banner
–    Armed commando kills four outside a bar
–    Shot with gun in the mouth
–    Juarez resident murdered near Sateno
–    Two executed in Chihuahua; they were police
–    Chase and shootout reported in the state’s capital
–    One more killed in Chihuahua City
Critica  (Sonora)  10/28/08
Gerardo Ruiz Mateos, Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy, said that the Mexican government is ready to receive the approximately three million migrants who could return from the United States due to the financial crisis in that (U.S.) country. The quote: “The government is ready to receive them at home, and let us hope that the economy would work as we have been foreseeing.”
a.m. , Correo (Both from Guanajuato) 10/28/08
A “Ministerial Police” commander was killed and his police officer escort was critically wounded Monday afternoon when killers shot them repeatedly while the two were eating at a restaurant. The hit-men left and disappeared as quickly as they had arrived.
El Sol de Mexico  (Mexico City)  10/28/08  – part of large national chain of papers –
(Following are the last three paragraphs of the main op/column re the “SIEDO” agency corruption scandal reported yesterday )
A political precept exists which asserts that it is the obligation of the State to safeguard the lives of the governed. When the ones who govern are incapable of fulfilling that duty, the whole bottom falls out of the country.
In Mexico, all levels of the government, federal, state and municipal are fractured and are inoperable, which allows organized crime to take advantage of the areas of impunity and corruption to work freely.
This time for sure….the citizenry awaits answers. This time for sure…. the people participate in the detentions, because it was reports from citizens which led the police to the main arrests of the criminals… This time for sure….Mexicans want to feel safe. This time for sure….
Frontera  (Tijuana, Baja Calif.)  10/29/08
Around 1 p.m. yesterday four men fell victim to a gunfire assault at a junkyard in the Lomas Verdes section of Tijuana; but between 4 p.m. and late evening six other men were shot to death and two others were wounded in two other incidents elsewhere in town.
– end of report –

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