NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
Visit our website: http://www.nafbpo.org
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.
El Universo (Guayaquil, Ecuador) 7/15/10
Migration will increase at end of economic crisis
The world’s economic recovery ought to generate enough jobs to bring about a new increase in emigration toward developed countries next year, according to a recent release by the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD.) According to the OECD, the flow of emigrants fell approximately 6%, down to 4 million persons, in 2008, and it continued downward in 2009, ending a five year period of increase.
(In turn, the above news item was apparently based on the following English language report from the OECD)
El Sol de Morelia (Morelia, Michoacán) 7/15/10
Michoacán residents keep emigrating to the United States
Zayra Mandujano Fernandez, head of the state of Michoacán Dep’t. of Migrants, said that some 30,000 residents of that state emigrate to the United States every year despite that country’s measures to increase border security to halt the passage of undocumented persons. She added that the phenomenon of migration will not diminish during the next twenty years due to the economic blows that Mexico has suffered.
El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 7/15/10
Small arsenal found
In Linares, Nuevo Leon, an anonymous call led Mexican military to a locale where they seized 12 shoulder weapons, 208 loaders, a grenade launcher, a rocket launcher, 7,000 rounds of ammo, three “tactical equipment” and vehicles. Some 20 men reportedly fled when they saw the military approach the place. (The link below includes photos of the seized items and also a video showing that one of the vehicles seized is a pickup bearing TX lic. AL5 8227)
A most grisly find
In an industrial suburb of Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, (a satellite city of Monterrey) police found vestiges of decomposed human remains inside eight 55-gallon barrels. Eight shallow graves were also located in the area, and five of them yielded burnt pieces of human remains. Officials assume that the victims were first placed in the acid filled barrels. If portions remained, they were then burned and later they were placed in the graves. A couple of stolen vehicles and some firearms were also found at the same place.
Diario Rotativo (Queretaro, Qro.) 7/15/10
And four more…
The bodies of four men were found at dawn today (Thurs.) on a street in San Pedro Garza, another suburb of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. All four had their hands bound and each had been finished off with a coup de grace.
El Universal (Mexico City) 7/15/10
“Ten million Mexicans are ‘invisible’ “
At least some 10 million Mexicans, around 11% of the country’s population, lack a birth certificate, and thus also lack access to education and social programs, according to a private foundation named “Be Foundation Derecho a la Identidad.” (sic) The report states that half the residents of the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Hidalgo & Puebla lack these documents. Arturo Zamora, a Mexican congressman of the PRI Party, stated that “poverty, ignorance and internal migration are the principal causes, since this phenomenon is found more often in indigenous areas and in cordons of misery.”
– end of report –