Archive for July 20th, 2010


July 20, 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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Prensa Libre  (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 7/18/10
The M/V Sun Sea, transporting some 219 Sri Lankan and 12 Indian migrants, was spotted off Guatemalan waters on a recent but unspecified date.  The vessel reportedly is now headed toward British Columbia.

(For a more complete, English language article see the second link below, from the Globe & Mail, British Columbia.)

  El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 7/19/10

 Mexico cannot stop narcotics on its own

 Geneva, Switzerland – The President of the Mexican Senate, Carlos Navarrete, confirmed today that his country cannot stop drugs exiting into the United States and the problem needs to be confronted jointly with the United States.

 “Mexico needs to quickly make a crucial decision to suspend the bloody confrontations that are happening now and to initiate a bi-lateral agreement with the United States in which the United States completely assumes its responsibilities,” (in the war on drugs), Navarrete said before the Third World Conference of the Heads of Parliaments that commenced on Monday in Geneva.

 “Mexico confronts a serious situation like no other in history since the 1910 Mexican Revolution.  In just the last three and a half years we have had 25,000 people killed in the struggle against narcotrafficking,” explained Navarrete.

 The violence brought by the drug cartels has unleashed a battle for control of the drug routes into the United States that has left 7,000 dead just in 2010, and since 2006, has risen to 24,800 dead despite the deployment of more than 50,000 members of the military in the federal operation against narcotics traffickers.

 “It is a struggle that has exhausted the Government and the Armed Forces but has shown no reduction of the consumption of drugs or the availability of drugs to the North American society,” stated Navarrete.   

 “It is a problem that must be addressed in unison between the United States and Mexico and the drug producing countries.  We do not have the means of resolving this problem.  The incremental increase in violence weighs heavily upon our nation,” said Navarrete.


 El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 7-19-10

 17 Murdered in Sinaloa during 24 hours

 Culiacan, Sinaloa – The discovery of three men dead of gunshots with their feet and hands tied brought to a total of 17 dead in the last 24 hours in Sinaloa.


 Narco blockade in Nuevo Leon

 Monterrey, N.L. – Members of a criminal organization blocked the principal streets of the southern part of this city as part of an uprising against authority, according to the State Investigative Agency.

 Residents of Colonia Brisas reported gunshots moments before 5:00 AM in their area.  For at least 30 minutes henchmen, travelling in four vehicles, fired weapons and set off grenades (one of which failed to detonate), at a residence, and at the corner of Loreto and Puerto Trinidad, they left a dead man near an abandoned vehicle.

 Before the attack, the gunmen ordered trucks and passenger vehicles to block avenues Garza Sada and Lazaro Cardenas in the southern part of the city.


 La Voz de la Frontera (Mexicali, B.C.) 7-19-10

 Residents object to shelter

 Huixtla, Chiapas – Residents in the area of Avenida Gonzalez Ortega and Calle Iturbide are asking authorities to intervene concerning the presence of a shelter which for the last few days has housed a group of abused, exploited and abandoned Central American children.  The children misbehave and cause commotion at all hours of the night and won’t allow the neighbors to get any rest.  They call upon the police to restore order.

 The shelter was originally created to care for local street children, but now has been converted to care for a number of illegal children.  The neighbors complain that groups of these kids beg for money when they (the neighbors) walk through the area and cause them to feel helpless because the authorities won’t look into the situation.

 Additionally, the local residents ask that the Director, Jorge Alberto Lopez Munoz, be investigated for failure to control the activities of the children.


 Mayor-elect of Valparaiso meets with migrants in Illinois

 Chicago, Illinois – Recognizing the enormous economic potential available to Valparaiso, Zacatecas, the Mayor-elect, Jorge Torres, travelled to Illinois to meet with the Migrant Club from Valparaiso.  The newly elected Mayor wanted to participate in the celebration of El Dia Del Zacatecano in this North American City with several migrant clubs to generate support for his new administration and to launch projects to increase economic opportunities in their homeland.

 Mayor-elect Jorge Torres received invitations from several migrant clubs in Chicago that are ready to give support for public works and improvements in his city.

 -end of report-

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