A Tragic Loss


Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, a 30-year-old, married father of two young children, was murdered shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday while responding alone to a suspected border incursion near Campo, a town in rugged, arid terrain in southeastern San Diego County.

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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 Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chih.) 07/30/09

 Zelaya leaves his encampment of the border

Caracas-Manuel Zelaya, the deposed president of Honduras, left his camp in Ocotal, along the border, where he had spent a week hoping to re-enter his country. Sources say that he left the hotel and headed for Managua , Nicaragua.  The Honduran Embassy in Managua had no information regarding the location of Zelaya.

 The presidents of the surrounding countries and Mexico and Colombia, had asked Zelaya to leave the border area.  The pointed out to him the need for a diplomatic resolution of the constitutional crisis in his country since June 28.

 The Nicaraguan vice president, Jaime Morales, said that the return to power is “almost impossible” for the deposed president, and he recommended that he seek accommodation to the new reality imposed by the coup détat of a month ago. He added that the election coming up in November will be the defining solution.

 Morales censured Zelaya’s calls for “insurrection” and “popular militias” because they had generated a situation its nature, explosive and dangerous.  Morales said that it is virtually impossible for Zelaya to have a triumphal march back to his country and Zelaya has remained at the border extending an unsustainable and potentially dangerous situation.   Zelaya has had international support since he was removed from his country, in his pajamas, and flown to Costa Rica.

 In the interior of Honduras, Zelaya has had fierce opposition from the various government entities, businessmen, the Catholic Church, and a large percentage of the citizens.  The possibility of his return is absolutely distant, Morales said.    The government of Daniel Ortega has unconditionally supported Zelaya, who enjoys the “vague and undefined” status of guest of honor in Nicaragua.


 Cuarto Poder (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas) 07/30/09

 Hired assassins burn six

A group of assassins attacked the residence of a police commander in the area of Veracruz-Boca del Rio with guns and burned the building with six people inside.   The policeman was the new sub-commander for operations for the Veracruz-Boca del Rio municipality, who had taken the job only a month ago.


The six victims were the commander and his family.  Outside the house numerous empty cartridges of various calibers were found.  It is unknown if the victims were shot to death or died in the fire. 

 In the last two months a wave of violence has enveloped Veracruz with a total of 30 persons assassinated or executed as well as armed confrontations in the downtown of Veracruz and grenade attacks on businesses.


 Cambio de Michoacan (Morelia, Michoacan) 07/30/09

 “La Familia” executes two auxiliary police in Morelia

Early this morning the bodies of two Morelia Auxiliary Policemen were found. The bodies showed signs of torture and had apparently been suffocated, as no signs of bullet wounds were observed.  Two signs were found next to the bodies with the messages:  “This is what happens to those who work for the Z” and “For all the Z, here we are and we’re not leaving.  Yours truly, La Familia Michoacana.”


El Economista (Mexico, D.F.) 07/30/09

 Confrontations in Guerrero leave six dead

Chilpancingo-At least six dead and four detainees were the results of two confrontations in the Tierra Caliente region of Guerrero; the first between two opposing groups and the second between civilians against Mexican Army personnel.   After the confrontation, vehicles and firearms were seized along with the four suspects.   The first confrontation took place between two groups of civilians, and subsequently with the Army.  Mexican Federal and State agencies are working in the area to locate more members of the involved groups.


El Debate-(Culiacan, Sinaloa) 07/30/09

 A decapitated man found in Culiacan

Early this morning a man was found who had been shot, decapitated and had his hand cut off.  The body was found in a commercial zone outside the Mercado Humaya wrapped in grey plastic and tied with electrical cord.  Nearby was the head, covered with tape.  The hands were found in a white ice chest.  To one side of the body was a message written on a piece of paper:  “For being a thief, for saying untrue things.”  Also:  “I’m not going to steal anymore, just look and see what happened to me; now you see it, folks.”  The body and parts were taken to the morgue.

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