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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.
La Jornada (Mexico City) 11/14/08
“The unstoppable wave of crime brought about 32 deaths yesterday. Twelve in Chihuahua, eight in Baja California, three in Guerrero, two each in Durango, Sinaloa and San Luis Potosi and one in Nayarit, Sonora and Zacatecas. On top of that, there were two forcible abductions in Sinaloa and a businessman was kidnapped in Baja California.”
El Diario de Coahuila (Saltillo, Coahuila) 11/13/08
– In Ascencion, Chihuahua (some 123 mi. SW of Juarez) were seven drug traffickers were arrested with smaller amounts of drugs but also with 38 firearms, some ten thousand rounds of ammo, 135 clips and uniforms of the “AFI” (Mex. FBI equiv.) plus several sets of vehicle license plates and “AFI” vehicle logos.
– A veteran reporter with “El Diario” newspaper of Ciudad Juarez was murdered Thursday morning as he backed his car out of his home’s garage.
– The state of Jalisco’s Dep’t. of Public Security reported the finding and destruction of more than fifty thousand poppy plants at a ranch in the area of Teocuitatlan de Corona.
– Police carried out a search in San Miguel, north of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and seized 752 kilos of “high purity” cocaine. Two Mexicans and three Bolivians were arrested. The drug is said to have been destined to Europe.
El Universal (Mexico City) 11/14/08
A police officer and nine others lost their lives in various events and places in the state of Chihuahua. In downtown Ciudad Juarez, a group of men shot a man numerous times while the victim drove his car; the victim was a city police captain surnamed Herrera, and known as “El Loco.” Another man was shot seven times as he walked a the Independencia neighborhood; yet another execution style murder took place in the Nogales neighjborhood of Juarez where Rene Duran was killed. And at the Hacienda de las Torres neighborhood one Angel Ponce was shot seventeen times with an AK47.
And the article continues with more bloodshed…..
La Cronica (Mexicali, Baja Calif.) 11/14/08
– Found at the Mexico City Airport: 10 cardboard boxes with a total of 476 kilos of pseudoephedrine. These synthetic drug components had arrived on a cargo flight from India, as have all other such shipments.
– “Experts doubt that Obama will solve immigration problem”
During the work session of the Second Bi-National Conference about immigration organized by the Univ. of Baja California, experts agreed that the president elect of the United States will not be the solution of the immigration problem.
Antonio Izquierdo Escribano, a Spanish academician, asserted that the first few months will be the key to determine if Barack Obama’s immigration policies will be favorable for the more than 12 million migrants who live in the United States.
He pointed out that the issue has been avoided by many presidents, since it becomes very costly to approve a reform that will provide them medical care, employment, retirement programs and long term pensions which in the long run are not regarded favorably by the American government.
He emphasized “The United States is the most powerful country in the world, but it will never be ready to offer privileges to so many immigrants.”
Al Rojas, representative for Mexicans abroad, commented that Obama won the elections thanks to the Hispanic vote and that if he doesn’t authorize the migratory regulation (sic) he takes the risk that in the next elections his party may not be favored by this group.
Rojas underlined that the Hispanics are awaiting a regularization, and meanwhile individual monetary remittances have decreased, which should also worry the Mexican government.
Jose Luis Jaral, a representative of the Bi-National Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Migrants, said that Obama limited himself to give acknowledgments for the purpose of getting the Latins’ attention during his campaign, but he never promised them residency in the United States. He stated “I never heard the new President say that he would approve the migratory reform, but on the contrary, he stated that he would increase border vigilance and would install a fence.”
Generally, the experts are awaiting (to see) what will occur concerning migratory issues, since they deem that it is not a priority matter in the president elect’s agenda.
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