NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
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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.
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Ocho Columnas (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 1/28/10
Killer of Border Patrol Agent to face justice
On Jan. 19, 2008, Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar was purposely run over and killed near Calexico, Calif., by a vehicle driven by Jesus Navarro Montes. Navarro was fleeing back to Mexico with a load of marihuana to avoid apprehension. Navarro has now been extradited to the U.S. and is being taken to San Diego, Calif., where he will faces charges for drug smuggling and for the murder of a federal official.
El Universo (Guayaquil, Ecuador) 1/28/10
A U.S. Marshal “JPATS” (Justice Prisoner & Alien Transport System) aircraft is due to take 67 Ecuadorans who were illegally in the United States back to their country tomorrow (1/29.) Ecuador’s National Department of Migrants pointed out that some [no number was specified] of the deportees were also detained for having committed crimes such as invasion of private property, burglary, illegal possession of firearms, possession of drugs, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 1/28/10
Desperation in Honduras
[An article in the M3 Report of 1/27/10 stated that some 150 “undocumented” Central Americans had been forced off a northbound freight train in southern Mexico by a group of thugs, and that some of the riders had been raped and murdered. The event has now been reported in the Honduran press, since one of the murder victims was apparently a Honduran. That article was followed by the following commentary from a Honduran reader]:
May God have mercy on us. How horrible is this world in which we live. Honduras is frightening. One can no longer live in that country. Those of us who strive to improve our economic standing can no longer live in peace, for fear that we’ll be kidnapped or killed because we live better. It’s horrible. How far do these damned criminals want to go. God, send a great flood to do away with so many existing damned ones. By God, that’s enough!!!!
Prensa Libre (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 1/28/10
Homicides in Guatemala
Guatemala’s Human Rights Attorney, Sergio Morales, presented a report to the Guatemalan Congress. It states that, in 2009, there were 6,498 homicides in Guatemala, and that the figure reaches 18,571 for the years 2007-2009. [Guatemala is slightly smaller than Tennessee.] The department (state) of Guatemala, where the country’s capital city is located, accounted for 41.06% of the nation’s total. The report also warns that organized crime has developed “territorial control” and has the logistical capacity to alter the ability of the government to function by using violence, fear and terror.
Cambio de Michoacán (Morelia, Michoacán) 1/28/10
City police chief assassinated
In Quiroga, Michoacán, the chief of police and his two body guards fell victim to a heavy gunfire attack with assault rifles. The vehicle in which they were riding was “practically covered by firearm impacts.” This occurs less than 24 hrs. after a human head was found in the main plaza of the same town. [M3 Report of yesterday]
Savagery in Michoacán
Local officials are being tight lipped about the finding of a dismembered human body found in one of the main avenues of Zitacuaro, Michoacán. There’s speculation that this victim may be a member of the federal police or of the military. The man had his extremities cut off, as well as the middle and index finger of his right hand.
Excelsior (Mexico City) 1/28/10
Optimism in Ciudad Juarez
The mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Jose Reyes, said that it is hoped that the new “Operacion Coordinada Chihuahua” will reduce the daily number of homicides in the area from 12 down to 6.
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