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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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(Arizona’s recently approved SB1070 legislation, aimed at that state’s population of illegal aliens, continued to get prominent and widespread coverage throughout newspapers in Mexico. What follows are just two examples)
Critica (Hermosillo, Sonora) 4/21/10
“Congress condemns Arizona’s racist law”
The Congress of the state of Sonora, Mexico, approved a unanimous appeal to Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer to veto the recently passed Arizona legislation SB1070. As part of its action, the Sonoran Congress also asks Mexico’s federal executive, via the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, to intercede with the governor of Arizona; further, that the Immigration Affairs Committee of Mexico’s Senate and Chamber of Deputies be notified of the accord by the congress of the state of Sonora.
(The photo below accompanied the article)
El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 4/21/10
“Preoccupation due to law against immigrants in the U.S.”
Pedro Vasquez, member of the National Board of Mexico’s Labor Party, and its coordinator in Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies (read: House of Representatives), considers that the Mexican Government must strive, via the diplomatic route, to have Arizona’s Governor veto the law SB1070, which allows police to detain individuals believed to be illegally in the United States.
The Labor Party member added that the “gringos” (a disparaging term referring to Anglo U.S. citizens) do not value the migrants’ contributions to the U.S. economy.
(The photo below accompanied this article)
La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 4/21/10
Number of Salvadorans in the U.S. balloons
From 1980 to 1990, the number of Salvadorans immigrants in the United States grew five-fold, and went from 94,000 to 465,000. Salvadorans have now displaced Dominicans as the fourth largest Hispanic origin group in the U.S; their recent growth has been due to family reunification as well as the migrations following natural disaster such as hurricanes and earthquakes.
El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 4/21/10
Another journalist assassinated
On Tuesday evening, Georgino Orellana became the sixth journalist to be assassinated in Honduras this year. Orellana was just exiting a building after a TV presentation when an unknown subject shot him in the head. Not one of these six homicides has been solved.
Correo (Leon, Guanajuato) 4/21/10
Illegals caught in Mexico
Twenty-seven “undocumented” aliens were found and detained in Irapuato, state of Guanajuato, Mexico, by Mexican immigration and public security personnel. The aliens were found in an area where they can get on freight trains heading toward the north of the country. (The specific nationality of all 27 was not specified, but a reading of the article leads to the belief that all were Central Americans.)
Diario de Yucatan (Merida, Yucatan) 4/21/10
Armed commando rescues illegals
In Acayucan, state of Veracruz (in the northern area of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec), some 30 armed individuals arrived at the local Mexican immigration facility, overpowered the officials and freed 13 Guatemalans, all illegally in Mexico, who were being held there. When they left, they also took one of the agency’s vehicles. Then they disappeared.
El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 4/21/10
Commando kidnaps seven from hotels
In an apparently coordinated operation at dawn today, a group of at least 30 individuals blocked various avenues in downtown Monterrey and then went into the Holiday Inn and the Mision Hotel. They then kidnapped seven persons from the hotels, including a U.S. citizen woman. Mexican military are working with local officials on this matter.
The following item was found in 9th place among a secondary item listing of “More News” in the Local Section of “El Diario” (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) today: “Yesterday’s violence leaves 14 dead” The relating article then went on to give condensed accounts of Juarez’ latest killings. The events did not merit even a short mention in the paper’s front cover.
Excelsior (Mexico City) 4/21/10
Acapulco police ordered to keep out of shootouts
The Chief of Public Security and Civil Protection in Acapulco, a retired general, stated that city police will not take part in shootouts, because their role is only to inform the proper authorities. Last week in Acapulco there were shootouts that killed seven persons, including a mother and her two children.
(That gave rise to the cartoon below, titled ”Security Reinforced”. The police officer holds a paper that says: “Do not intervene in shootouts. The Security Secretary orders Acapulco Police.” Amidst a bunch of “Bang ! Bang !”, the police officer says:” Mister Secretary, this is just to let you know that the shootout here on the beach has now gotten worse.”
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