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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 Universal (Mexico City) 12/3/08
“The wave of violence unleashed in the country by organized crime reached a new record, because yesterday the homicides related to these crimes surpassed 5 thousand so far this year.”
“Yesterday’s violence resulted in 35 executed (persons) in the last 24 hours, which brought about the number of 5 thousand 31 deaths related to organized crime.”
“The last 1,031 deaths took place in 42 days, that is to say, at least 24 homicides every day and one per hour.”
In those last 42 days 384 homicides have taken place in Chihuahua, 258 in Baja California, 142 in Sinaloa and 47 in Durango.
From October 22 to December 2, ninety law enforcement persons have been murdered.
There have now been 7,882 assassinations linked to organized crime since President Calderon took office (in Dec. ’06)
El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 12/3/08
– A semi-buried body was found Wednesday morning at the “La Chingada Ranch”, located on kilometer 33 of the Juarez-Casas Grande highway.
– Eight other persons were found lifeless in Chihuahua on Tuesday: three on the Chihuahua-Juarez highway, two in Rosales and the rest in Juarez, including a state police commander and also the finding of a human head in front of a military facility.
Excelsior (Mexico City) 12/3/08
In Morelia, Michoacan, there was an emergency call before dawn Wednesday for police assistance because a man was reported murdered by gunfire. Five police officers went to the place in a patrol unit, but when they arrived they were met by fifteen men armed with high power rifles. The police felt threatened, abandoned their patrol unit “and even some weapons” and all of them ran all the way back to their barracks, located next to the city offices. Later, the criminals used the patrol unit radio to warn that they would attack the police facility.
“Personnel from the 21st Military Zone went to help the city authorities and besides patrolling in the town they have a permanent watch on the outside of the city hall.”
The following reports were all dated 12/3/08:
El Nuevo Diario (Managua, Nicaragua) (Leading front page item:”Obama names Richardson as secretary of Commerce”
El Salvador.com (San Salvador, El Salvador) (From “latest news” section: “U.S.: Obama nominates Richardson for Commerce”)
A larger article, with a photo, was in the Guatemalan paper “Prensa Libre”; but except for some recent and shorter items about the Sec. of State nominee, nothing has been seen in any of these papers about such other nominees as for Justice, Defense, Treasury, etc.; the same news about the Commerce nominee was also seen in a multitude of Mexican papers, and not one of them failed to mention his hispanic origins, as did also the Central American papers.
In the “o.e.m.” newspaper chain (more than 50 papers) this headline appeared under the “Mexico” news section: “Louis Caldera, another Mexican in Obama’s cabinet”
(Caldera is to become the White House military liaison officer; but only in the fourth paragraph does the article mention that Mr. Caldera was born in El Paso, Texas, thus he is not a “Mexican”)
The front page, prominent, center-top headline item and photo in “Diario de Yucatan” ? (Merida, Yuc.)
(you guessed it): “Richardson, to Commerce”.
The papers cited are but a sampling of the almost universal reporting about the Commerce nominee. The emphasis by the press south of the border in highlighting and reporting this personnel news, almost exclusively when it is a person of hispanic descent, reveals a very strong tendency to emphasize and concentrate on hispanic affinity and ethnicity.
El Financiero (Mexico City) 12/3/08
The International Migration Organization of the U.N. reported today that the increment in the world’s mobilization of migrants, presently set at 200 million, is due to the search for employment.
This number is 2.5 times larger than that in 1965. The editor of the report, Gervais Appave, said that “irregular” migration represents 15% of this total, though it is difficult to have an exact figure.
Europe, including the countries of Central Asia (sic) is the region which received the largest number of immigrants in 2005: 70.6 million.
The United States remains as the leading destination for the Western Hemisphere and the world: for 2005 it received 38.3 milion immigrants, 10.8 million from Mexico, 4.6 million from the rest of Latin America, 3.2 million from the Caribbean and 692 thousand from Canada.
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