Archive for June, 2010


June 30, 2010

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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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La Voz de la Frontera (Mexicali, B.C.) 6-29-10

 Calderon calls for unity in political parties against violence

 President Felipe Calderon asked political parties and social organizations to present their proposals to stop narcotics cartel violence one day after the ambush assassination of a candidate for governor, Rodolfo Torre Cantu.  Torre Cantu and four others were shot down while travelling in a vehicle in Tamaulipas.

 On Sunday there will be elections in 14 of the 31 Mexican states.  Twelve of those states will elect governors, including Tamaulipas.


 Return of undocumented to Morelia diminishes by 90%

 Morelia, Michoacán – There has been some 90% reduction in the number of undocumented who have returned to Morelia.

 Contrary to what one would think, the economic downturn in the United States has resulted in Morelians just staying in the United States hoping for a better labor opportunity.

 Contrary to what many would do, there are some who are just waiting here for a new migratory bill that would enable them to emigrate to the United States.

 This information obtained from the Director of Enlace Ciudadano, Marco Polo Aguirre Chavez.


 El Espectador (Bogota, Colombia) 6-29-10

 Eight illegal Africans detained

 The Colombian Police detained 8 illegal Africans, originally from Eritrea.  The Africans were aboard a passenger bus enroute to Panama some 650 kilometers northeast of Bogota.  The illegals were six men and two women aged 25 to 41 years.  They had no identification on them, according to the police.

 The men and women were taken to Medellin where they were turned over to immigration authorities to resolve their situation.


 La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 6-29-10

 Thirty-three homicides in two days

 During Saturday and Sunday of last week there were 33 homicides in El Salvador, according to National Police.  So far in June there have been 359 murders and the month of January remains the most violent in 2010 with 404 homicides.


 Correo (Leon, Guanajuato) 6-29-10

 Governors of five states threatened by the mafia

 The Governors of five Mexican states have been threatened by criminal organizations.  The Governors of Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, and Tabasco have all been threatened, according to Andres Rafael Granier Melo, Tabasco government leader, who also said the Federal Government knows about it.

 In 2008, the daughter of the Governor of Tabasco reported an attack on her home in which two policemen who were guarding suffered gunshot wounds.  Fortunately, nobody died.  The governor’s daughter had to change her residence.


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