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.
NOTE: The recent deaths of two Mexican citizens, one at the San Ysidro, CA, Port of Entry, the other between El Paso, TX, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, have resulted in ongoing investigations and ample coverage by the media on both sides of the border. The M3 Report will not repeat the fast moving and abundant claims and counter claims, and obviously biased and critical articles and opinion columns. A Mexican congressman, Ricardo Lopez Pescador, is now demanding that the “homicidal agents of the Border Patrol” must be extradited to Mexico and put in the hands of Mexican judges. (This from “El Universal” (Mexico City) today.) Separately, the leader of Mexico’s PRD (left wing pol. party,) demands that President Calderon, in turn, demand from the U.S. government the extradition to Mexico of the Border Patrol Agents who “brutally” killed two Mexicans. (The latter from “Excelsior” (Mexico City) also today.) The results of the relating investigations should speak for themselves.
El Universo (Guayaquil, Ecuador) 6/8/10
Crowd burns U.S. flags in Ecuador
While U.S. Sec. of State H. Clinton met with Ecuador’s president at that country’s Presidential Palace, a crowd gathered in front, burned two U.S. flags and shouted “Out with the killers of immigrants!,” “Gringos out from Latin America!,” and “Out with the killers of Palestinians!.”
(The relating link below also shows two photographs. One shows the actual burning of the U.S. flag, while a sign nearby shows the likeness of “Che” Guevara, Fidel Castro’s revolutionary ally. The other photo shows a pair of hands holding a flier that reads “USA is crime and terrorism.” The flier was produced by the MPD (Popular Democratic Movement.) The photos can be enlarged by clicking on the words “Ampliar Imagen” on the right side of the photo.)
Cambio de Michoacan (Morelia, Michoacan) 6/10/10
Officials in Tamaulipas in collusion with kidnappers & coyotes
This article describes what happened when a Mexican construction worker decided that his only recourse was to enter the U.S. illegally in order to support his family. As he and others with similar intent approached Reynosa, Tamaulipas (the Mexican state just across from Texas, in the lower Rio Grande River valley,) they came upon a police roadblock where they were asked if they intended to enter the United States; when they replied in the affirmative, they were held until a group of men came and took them to a very large house in Reynosa, where there were nearly 600 men, women and children, all hoping to cross to the other side. However, they were all being held for up to $3,000 dollars in ransom, or else forced to join the local criminal enterprises.
The construction worker was able to get ransomed and was then smuggled into the U.S. near McAllen, TX, but he was promptly apprehended by the Border Patrol. He contacted the Consulate for protection and to tell his story but was warned to keep quiet and say nothing. Upon his return to his home in Mexico’s interior, he plans to try to enter the U.S. once again, but this time at another place.
El Diario de Yucatan (Merida, Yucatan) 6/10/10
Shelters assist illegal aliens on their journey toward the U.S.
The bishop of Tapasla, Chiapas (Mexico’s southernmost state) reported that the shelter at the church in Arriaga takes in 100 undocumented aliens a day, and gives them temporary shelter “so they can continue to their destination to the northern border.” He added that this number represents only a third of the Central Americans who climb on to the train in order to cross the country.
Mexicans residing in Illinois will contribute to a special program to help Central American migrants by assisting a shelter at Ciudad Ixtepec, in the state of Oaxaca (the second southernmost in Mexico). Central Americans who arrive there use a freight train service, called “The Beast,” to take them towards the U.S. border; some are hurt or robbed. The assistance program is labeled “3X1” and provides that Mexican state and local funds will match contributions by the public. A priest at the shelter said: “Every third day it’s more than 150 persons, last week it was 600.” He added that Ciudad Ixtepec is strategically located between the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, and “It’s a great market for the south to north crossing of persons, drugs, weapons, and a natural place to exploit migrants.”
El Universal (Mexico City) 6/10/10
Hector Raul Luna Luna, aka “El Tory,” has been arrested by Mexican officials. This thug, head of the “Zetas” in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, has admitted to the grenade attack against the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey [M3 Report of 10/13/08] and also to a variety of assassinations and attacks against the military and police in the state of Nuevo Leon. At the time of his capture, along with an accomplice, Luna had a Barrett rifle, a grenade launcher, a pistol known as “cop killer,” two hand grenades, ammo, more than 30 cell phones, plus 20 kilos of weed and “diverse doses of cocaine.” After his capture, his allies attempted to rescue him by blocking streets and shooting at police. (The photo of Luna, below, accompanied the article.)
El Comercio (Lima, Peru) 6/10/10
A shipment of cocaine weighing 1,162.6 kilos was found by police at Lima’s seaport of Callao. The drug was hidden in a container within a larger shipment of butter beans, and was supposedly destined to South Africa, where the World Soccer Cup is about to start. Peru is reportedly the world’s second highest producer of cocaine after Colombia.
(Related articles in “Correo” (Lima, Peru) today, described two other, smaller seizures of the same drug; one of 73 kilos, hidden within the door panels of a vehicle heading for Lima. The other, of 49 kilos, was caught near Puno, in the southeast of the country.)
Prensa Libre (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 6/10/10
Heads now roll in Guatemala
Four human heads and two decapitated bodies were found this morning in different places around Guatemala City. One of the heads was left in front of Guatemala’s Congress building. With it was a threatening note to the Minister of Government, demanding that he “bring order” to the jail system. A recent directive prevents food being brought into the jails by friends and relatives, and also bars the admission of under-age females, who were being utilized to maintain contact with inmates.
El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 6/10/10
Mexican state governors boycott meeting
The governors of the six Mexican states bordering the U.S. signed an accord boycotting the next border governors’ conference scheduled for September in Phoenix, AZ. Their reason: Arizona’s Law SB1070, which they called “criminal and a violation of human rights,” since they say it discriminates based on ethnic, racial and cultural prejudice. Further, they called on Mexico’s federal government to investigate whether there are other similar initiatives in other states of the U.S., which might affect the “integrity and human rights” of the migrants.
[“El Diario de Chihuahua” (Chihuahua City, Chih.) 5/12/10, reported that New Mexico’s Gov. Richardson traveled to Chihuahua and met with his counterpart in that state. Richardson expressed his opposition to the Arizona law and supported the decision to boycott Arizona as the place for the next border governors’ conference.]
El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 6/10/10
Another day in Juarez
Other than the now famous case of the Mexican teenager at the Rio Grande, fourteen persons became victims of homicide in Juarez yesterday. A bloody human head was also left on a park bench in Zaragoza, a nearby community in the Juarez valley.
Excelsior (Mexico City) 6/10/10
A switch in chemicals for methamphetamine
Following the new restrictions about the importation of pseudoephedrine into Mexico for the manufacture of “meth,” cartels have now turned to phenyl ethyl acetate, but 80 tons of that chemical, in barrels from China, were seized last month by Mexican officials.
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