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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.
El Universo (Guayaquil, Ecuador) 7/21/10
At Mexico’s behest, eleven countries condemn Arizona law
At the closing of the Assembly of Parliamentary Presidents held in Geneva, eleven countries signed a declaration condemning Arizona’s Law SB1070, which they consider to have a “racist, xenophobic spirit and one contrary to immigration of any type.” The declaration was introduced by Felipe Solis Acero, Vice-President of Mexico’s Parliament, and was signed by delegates from Mexico, Uruguay, Panama, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Turkey, Senegal, Micronesia and Chile.
Besides lamenting the “spirit against immigration in general and the irregular (read: illegal) in particular” the declaration acknowledges the efforts of Barack Obama, for “his personal commitment to promote an integral migratory reform.”
(This item was also reported in some Central American papers and was prominently featured in many papers in Mexico. The balance of pertinent news from Mexico consisted of the endless accounts of scattered homicides and some dismemberments)
El Espectador (Bogota, Colombia) 7/19/10
Another drug shipment stopped
The Colombian navy seized 488 kgs. of cocaine and 184 of weed that were ready to be shipped abroad. The drug, totally sealed in 690 packages, was found by the beach at Bahia Solano, a town on the Pacific coast some 75 mi. south of the border with Panama.
El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 7/20/10
Official, but phony, documentation
During the dismissal process of a number of employees of the Honduran National Registry of Persons at San Pedro Sula (the country’s 2nd largest city) it has come to light that a couple of higher ranking officials have also been involved in the trafficking of fraudulent documentation. This ploy allows citizens of other countries to be falsely documented as Hondurans in order to be able to travel to the United States.
RCN Radio (Bogota, Colombia) 7/21/10
New mode of camouflaging cocaine
At a bus terminal, military personnel examined a suitcase and found that part of it was made out of a rubberized material. A subsequent chemical exam revealed that it was actually a blend of rubber and cocaine weighing 4.4 kgs. No arrests were made, but it’s believed the suitcase was destined to a Colombian port and from there was to be shipped overseas.
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