Archive for June 2nd, 2010

Mexican Hysteria Over Taser Victim

June 2, 2010

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
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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.

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ATTENTION

This is to inform our subscribers that as of the end of June, NAFBPO will no longer be publishing the M3 Report.  This is due to limited resources and the fact that we feel our publication has served a purpose in focusing attention on violence and immigration events occurring south of our border.  NAFBPO intends to direct all its assets towards addressing immigration legislation and to place emphasis on the enforcement of our current immigration laws.

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M3 Report special note:  Last Friday night, a group of Mexican citizens was being taken by U.S. Border Patrol Agents to the border crossing point between San Ysidro, CA, and Tijuana, Mexico. All the Mexicans were illegally in the United States, in custody, and were transported to the pedestrian gate for their return to Mexico. When released to go, one of them suddenly bolted northbound and had to be chased and caught by officers. A struggle ensued and a taser gun was used to subdue the individual, who then collapsed; he was then taken to a San Diego area hospital and has since died. A routine review of Mexican periodicals today shows that this event has been given nationwide coverage. Many papers have sensationalized it by alleging the man’s death was caused by a brutal beating by a number of agents. Some Mexican federal congressmen are condemning the event as a homicide, and one of them stated this is only a sample of the treatment of detained migrants in the United States. Another one alleges that this is a result of the Arizona law. While the event is currently under investigation by U.S. officials, more objective reports of the incident have been published in TV stations and newspapers of the San Diego area in the last couple of days. [However, not one of the congressmen, news media, or plain citizens of Mexico decried or expressed the same reaction about the continuous, horrific bloodbath and rampant savagery routinely occurring elsewhere, with very few exceptions, around their country.] A current article (in Spanish) in “Zocalo” (Saltillo, Coahuila) has some of the views expressed by Mexican congressmen, and can be seen through the link below. A preliminary report from one Mexico City paper about this incident also appeared in the M3 Report of 5/31/10.

http://www.zocalo.com.mx/seccion/articulo/asesinato-de-migrante-efecto-de-ley-arizona-diputados/

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El Comercio (Quito, Ecuador) 6/1/10

The two fears [Portions of an op/col. by Carlos Alberto Montaner, titled as shown]

I live between two worlds. I live between two fears. In one, in Europe, where I spend a good part of the year, I am part of the terrorized. In another, in the United States, I belong to the ones who terrorize. I’ll explain myself: in Europe, society’s mainstream suffers from the growing Islamic presence. Fifty-four million Muslims live in Europe. According to the Dutch congressman Geert Wilders, in 12 years the European population will be 25% Muslim. That is already the proportion in Amsterdam, Holland, in Marseilles, France, and in Malmo, Sweden. According to the demographic projection, those who identify with Islam will be the majority in Europe by the end of the 21st Century.

What do millions of Europeans fear? The growing demographic weight of an ethnic-cultural segment alien to the white and Christian tradition, enemy of the West during the Middle Ages, and one which might end imposing its backward values and its anti-liberal world view.

I cross the Atlantic. An anti-Hispanic sign greets me on the last trip to Miami: “Latinos no. Tacos no.” Eighty percent of the 45 million Hispanics in the U.S. are Mexican. Many “Anglos” [sic] and Afro-Americans are suspicious of the Hispanics. They are concerned about this group, the use of Spanish and the different customs. In the year 2050, Hispanics will be the majority ethnic segment. But the most moving issue is another: the presence of the Mexican cartel mafia, with its kidnappings and crimes, has been detected in more than 200 U.S. cities.

Arizona, due to its proximity with Mexico, is one of those battlefields.  The “anti illegal immigrants” legislation it has just approved is related to these violent events, but the spirit of the law (not its wording) is anti-Hispanic. Millions of Americans silently detest that their country may change its cultural profile.

The two great centers of the West, as much in the U.S. as in Europe, perceive that their identity may be in danger. And they’re probably right: the West is changing its skin (color). It seems to be a slow, long, very painful process, and one permeated by fear.

http://www.elcomercio.com/2010-06-01/Noticias/Opinion/Noticias-Secundarias/EC100601P10CMONTANER.aspx

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La Hora (Quito, Ecuador) 6/1/10

“Welcome to the country, but…”

According to Ecuador’s Attorney General, Washington Pesantez, there’s a lack of control of the entry of Cubans into Ecuador. He stated, “Welcome to the country, but there’s already too many of you; and if you came in for tourism it’s time to go back, well, otherwise some neighborhoods are overrun.” To Pesantez, not all Cubans arrive with good intentions because some, “come to the country to do certain things that are not quite those of good Cubans, many of them are smugglers.” He has also asked Ecuador’s President to have the entry of Cubans be more selective in order to avoid that those persons, being only tourists, can become naturalized Ecuadorans. (Ecuador currently does not require visas for the entry of tourists from most nations of the world; it has seen a noticeable increase in the number of Chinese and Cuban “tourists.”)

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Three similar end-of-the-month reports, from three different newspapers.

1) La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 6/1/10

Records of El Salvador’s National Police show that the month of May ended with 356 homicides, an average of eleven every 24 hours. This year’s current tally of murders has now reached 1,799. (El Salvador is slightly smaller than Massachusetts.)

2) El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 6/1/10

In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, this year there have been:

  • 230 homicides in January
  • 200 in February
  • 194 in March
  • 202 in April
  • 149 in May

3) El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 6/1/10

Ciudad Juarez closed the month of May with 253 victims of homicide. The first five months of the year have seen the murder of 1,087 persons in Juarez, an increase of 61% over last year’s figures.

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