Archive for August, 2010


August 31, 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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 Cambio de Michoacan (Morelia, Michoacan) 8-30-10

Morelia – In a speech before local legislators, the Attorney General of the State of Michoacan, Jesus Montejano Ramirez, admitted corruption, lawlessness, lack of coordination with other agencies and practices contrary to citizens’ interest within the State Attorney General’s Office (PGJE).


Correo (Leon, Guanajuato) 8-30-10

Another Mayor Murdered

Hidalgo, Tamps. – A group of armed people blocked and murdered the Mayor of Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, Marco Antonio Leal Garcia, this past Sunday as he attempted to board his vehicle at his residence. The Mayor was with his ten year old daughter. She was injured. The crime was immediately condemned by President Felipe Calderon.

They Mayor died at the scene and his small daughter suffered grave but non-life threatening injuries.


El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 8-30-10

“Narco Graffiti” Threatens Calderón  

Chihuahua, Chihuahua – Narco-graffiti aimed at Mexican President Felipe Calderón and the Mayor of Cd. Juarez, Jose Reyes Ferriz, was posted by presumed members of a criminal organization early yesterday on a bridge in Chihuahua City, according to Municipal Police.

Police responded and took photographs in an effort to identify those responsible.


El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 8-3010

Surviving Migrant Leaves Mexico


Mexico, D. F. – The Mexican Secretary of State has announced that the only survivor of the massacre near San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in which 72 Central Americans were murdered by presumed Zetas, has been returned to Ecuador.

The repatriation was co-coordinated through the government of Ecuador.


Federal Police in Sonora re-inforced with 120 agents

Hermosillo – More than 100 Federal Agents arrived yesterday into this city by air. Before being transported out of the area, the agents assembled into formation outside the airport. Among them were at least 30 women.

The new agents will augment patrols and public security in the capital city.


El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 8-30-10

Twelve hour gun battle

The Governor of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera, confirmed that a gun battle in the northern part of the state yesterday between the military and members of a criminal organization lasted at least 12 hours.

As of this moment there are no exact details given by the state government, but there has been coordination between the government of Tamaulipas, the government of Veracruz, federal forces and state forces.

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