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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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El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 7-6-10

 Three found decapitated in sinaloa

 Culiacan – The police found the decapitated bodies of three men in a burned automobile in the state of Sinaloa, one of the states most affected by violence of narcotraffickers.

 The heads were placed in front of the automobile.

 One of the bodies was in the driver’s seat, another in the back seat and another in the trunk, according to the State Attorney General’s Office.  The auto was found in Angostura, near the Pacific.

 Sinaloa is considered to be the base of operations for several of the most powerful chiefs in the narcotics trade.


 Candidate’s house shot up in Veracruz

 Coatzacoalcos – Police responded in a big way last night after unknown subjects opened fire on the home of a PAN candidate for Mayor of Agua Dulce, Alejandro Torruco Vera, the apparent winner of the election.

 The shootings occurred around 11:15 PM as the Mayor-elect was resting with his family when five gunshots impacted the wall and his automobile.

 Police recovered 9mm casings.

 According to witnesses, the shooters were aboard a white SUV but couldn’t get the license plate numbers because of heavy rain at the moment.

 The candidate’s home was immediately put under guard by members of the State Public Security Police.


 El Siglo de Torreon (Torreon, Coahuila) 7-6-10

 Violence curtails voting in several states

 Mexico, D.F. – Yes. Violence inhibits voting. In Chihuahua and Tamaulipas, two states where there is the presence of criminal cartels, voter absence reached 60 percent.

 In Chihuahua the declared PRI winner, Cesar Duarte, won with a vote of just 35.98 percent of the registered voters, according to the local Electoral Institute.

 Meanwhile in Tamaulipas, Egidio Torre Cantu won, replacing his brother Rodolfo who was killed just a week ago by armed commandos, with only 39.7 percent of the registered voters actually voting.

 In Sinaloa, another of the most violent states, only 57.05% of the voters participated.

 Of the 12 states that elected governors during this election, the one with the highest voter turnout was Zacatecas where 57.2 of the registered voters actually voted.


 Eighteen thousand people evacuated

 Anahuac, N.L. – Some 18,000 residents of Anahuac were evacuated after dawn today because the Salado River flooded and the Venustiano Carranza dam is at risk, according to Mayor Santos Garza Garcia.

 Amid heavy rains, precautionary measures were taken in this city 224 kilometers north of Monterrey.  The Venustiano Carranza Dam, in the city of Juarez, Coahuila, has the capacity of 322 million cubic meters but at this moment contains 400 million cubic meters of water.

 Gates at the dam have been opened to discharge massive amounts of water which floods the rural zones and the city of Anahuac.

 The problem is that there is no electricity in that area, and it is necessary to open 26 gates, to draw 2,500 cubic meters per second, although so far only eight have been opened, and removed 750 cubic meters per second.

 The City of Anahuac, with the help of the State Civil Protection Agency, hastens to help the residents but a large number of them have left their homes and property and are headed to the border to cross into the United States.


 Cambio de Michoacán (Morelia, Michoacán) 7-6-10

  Journalist found dead

Apatzingan – Hugo Alfredo Olivera Cartas, correspondent of the newspaper La Voz de Michoacán was found murdered early this morning inside a vehicle on the outskirts of Apatzingan.

 The journalist disappeared Monday afternoon as he was going to meet an informant to obtain information, but it wasn’t until early this morning that his body was located.


  La Voz de La Frontera (Mexicali, B. C.) 7-610

 El Salvador condemns the kidnapping of 20 migrants

 San Salvador, El Salvador – The government condemns the kidnapping of some 210 Central American migrants in the State of Mexico by uniformed men of the Mexican Federal Police.  Authorities also condemned the wounding of an El Salvadorian during an attack by soldiers of the Mexican Army in another incident.

 “We want to express our condemnation and we reject the acts against our migrant community in Mexican territory,” said Councilor Hugo Martinez during a press conference accompanied by Vice-Minister of the Exterior for El Salvadorians Abroad, Juan Jose Garcia.

 The Vice-Minister alleged that armed men violently invaded Shelter San Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in the city of Lecheria in the State of Mexico and kidnapped some 20 Central Americans.

 In the press release, the Councilor said that armed men dressed in the uniform of Federal Mexican Police, carrying large caliber weapons, physically and verbally abused the migrants.

 The shelter was under the protection of local police but they did nothing to confront the armed men during the incident because of their high rank.

 The Vice-Minister also denounced the fact that the Mexican Army fired on 16 Salvadorian migrants on a boat in the Pacific Ocean near the Guatemalan Port of Guatemalteco de Ocos on June 22 wounding a 21 year old young man.

 “This attack took place in Mexican waters in which the El Salvadorians were assaulted and robbed of their clothing and money,” said Garcia.


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