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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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Saturday 7/31/10

El Universal (Mexico City) 7/30/10

Devastating blow to Sinaloa drug cartel

The death of narco-boss Igancio (Ignacio?) ‘Nacho’ Coronel was described as a devastating blow that will affect the operational ability of the Sinaloa drug cartel, according to the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Coronel was killed in his luxury home in Zapopan, Jalisco, in a shootout with Mexican Army troops in which the leader of the military operation was killed and another wounded. Coronel was described as the right-hand man of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, head of the powerful cartel and top of Mexico’s most wanted. According to Mexican authorities, Coronel’s death will alter the flow of cocaine and methamphetamine to the US.



Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 7/30/10

Probable successor to ‘Nacho’ Coronel dies

The Mexican Army delivered yet another blow to the Sinaloa drug cartel by taking down a nephew of Ignacio Coronel, killed last Thursday [above story]. Mario Carrasco Coronel, “El Gallo,” was located Friday in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in another military operation and, when resisting arrest by firing at the soldiers, was promptly killed. “El Gallo” was considered to be a probable replacement for his uncle ‘Nacho’ whose life ended the same way the day before.



U.S. Border Patrol rescues six migrants

The US Border Patrol rescued a total of six undocumented illegal crossers in the desert west of Calexico, California, July 25, saving five of them from possible heat strokes. The group had become lost after crossing. One of them showed serious signs of disorientation and required medical attention. The Border Patrol gave him first aid until medical help arrived. [There was only one reader comment. It noted that no one else had made any comments and pointed out in rather salty language that if the story had been about the Patrol doing something bad, the readers would be spewing hate at the gringos.]



El Nuevo Diario (Managua, Nicaragua) 7/30/10

US Ambassador: “Arizona violates US Constitution”

US Ambassador to Nicaragua, Robert Callahan, described the controversial Arizona law as “unconstitutional and a violation of human rights.” Callahan explained his personal opinion: “I am completely in agreement with my president because our Constitution has an article that speaks to equal treatment under the law and, for me, the Arizona law is a violation of this article.” The Ambassador stated that next year, the US government will be dedicated to working on an immigration reform for the purpose that immigrants enter the country legally, since they represent a major part of the economy and culture of his country. “We do have laws concerning legal immigration to the US, but we don’t apply the laws. There is almost complete chaos in our immigration policy. It is then necessary for [Congress to pass] a clear, just law that we can use to assure that immigrants who want to go to the United States can go, but in a legal way,” the Ambassador said.



El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 7/30/10

A day without the US

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua – The US Consulate in Cd. Juarez closed last Thursday for an indefinite period due to unspecified threats. The US Department of State said that it is evaluating the threats while the office is closed. On Friday, an estimated 300 people seeking visa applications and other services were left stranded outside the building wondering what to do. A State Department spokesman, P.J. Crowley, said there was certain information about threats that they were evaluating and that it was difficult to determine if the threats were directed at the area or the consulate itself. Many of those having appointments for consular services had traveled long distances and complained about the inconvenience of the sudden closing. “What kind of help is this?” asked one of them. The governor of the state of Chihuahua offered security support to re-open the consulate due to the volume of Mexicans who need services to cross into the US.



Sunday 8/1/10

El Universal (Mexico City) 7/31/10

Ransom for kidnapped journalists: publicity

Last week, four journalists, three from TV stations and one from a newspaper, were kidnapped by elements of organized crime in Gomez Palacio, Durango. Today (Saturday), the Mexican Secretary of Federal Public Security, Genaro Garcia Luna, reported that the Sinaloa drug cartel, headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman orchestrated the kidnappings for publicity about the criminal organization. All four journalists have been released with stories of negotiations in which their companies yielded to demands by “El Chapo” to broadcast information about his criminal activities.




Cuarto Poder (Chiapas state) 7/31/10

Racist terrorism against Mexicans in Arizona

[Opinion columnist Mario Ruiz Redondo in a column titled as above writes in part:]

The pack of white power hounds has been set loose in full force this Thursday, July 29, in Arizona, United States, against 600,000 dark-skinned Mexicans — nine percent of the state’s population — who have entered illegally into this extremely racist space of the so-called American Union, bordering Sonora. Upon enactment of law SB 1070, introduced by Governor Janice K. Brewer, the full force of local and federal anti-immigration police [will be] to eliminate all presence of undesirable Mexicas [referring to native Mexicans] found undocumented on US soil in search of the dream that has now become a nightmare.

[The column continues at length in this vein with accusations of xenophobia, hate, injustice, Nazi tactics and an historical reference to Arizona being a part of Mexico that was “given” to the US by then President Santa Anna. It concludes with what might be considered a travel advisory: ] Governor Brewer forgets that, with her attitude, she can incite more than one Mexican, who in solidarity with his compatriots (can) implement similar systems of violent aggression on US nationals in our country, with all the terrorist and racial overtones that she has introduced. Something like reviving that slogan of an eye for an eye …



Monday 8/2/10

Prensa Libre (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 8/1/10

Texas leads in Guatemalan alien arrests

A study by the Guatemalan Human Rights Agency (PDH) regarding deportations of Guatemalans from the US showed that, of arrests of undocumented Guatemalan aliens during the first part of this year, 25% were made in Texas. Other states were Florida with 11%; Nebraska, 7%; Georgia, 6%; New York and Ohio, 5% each, and North Carolina, Mississippi and New Jersey each with 4%.
The study also revealed that 35.5% of the deportees had from one to five years in the US, while 27.2% had from six to ten years residence. In addition, 70% of those interviewed said they left families behind in the US.



-end of report-


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  2. norm9do Says:

    If America is such a raciest hate filled country with few job prospects for illegal aliens, why do they continue to come across the borders and subject themselves to all these problems??

    • Donald H Says:

      From what I read in these reports, there is a myth in Latin America that what ever the living conditions are there, the conditions are better in the United States. The education levels are not like here in the U.S, which creates an abundance of low skilled, manual laborers. Our ambassadors perpetuate the myth by telling the people that we do not enforce our immigration laws. So, the people come, legally and illegally, only to find out that life is not so good here. The language, laws, and customs are foreign to them. It’s a grand bait and switch routine. Many of our businesses can use their manual labor for a cheap price, so the foreign labor gets hired before the local, higher priced help. This has gone on for too long, and now in our recession, we have an over abundance of cheap, under educated foreign labor here in the U.S, and they are sucking our social services dry. This situation can no longer be tolerated if we want to continue our social-economic life style as we have had in the past. Something has got to change before we can move forward again. We don’t need all those foreign workers. Arizona has taken a step in the right direction for change. Let’s hope Arizona can prevail, so other states will follow.

  3. Donald H Says:

    US Ambassador to Nicaragua, Robert Callahan, says: “We do have laws concerning legal immigration to the US, but we don’t apply the laws.” And we wonder why those illegal immigrants just keep coming? Something is very wrong here. It’s time for the people of the U.S. to make a stand.

  4. pf Says:

    “US Ambassador to Nicaragua, Robert Callahan, described the controversial Arizona law as “unconstitutional and a violation of human rights.”

    Obviously Ambassador Callahan’s allegiance lies elsewhere. Since he no longer represents the interests or the welfare of the United States, it’s time for him to step down.

  5. Donald H Says:

    While it is good to see that the feds are finally doing something about illegal aliens who have resided in this country for some time, it troubles me that those illegal aliens never made an attempt to become legal resident aliens in all the time they resided here. There is legal redress for illegal aliens within our courts. It cannot believe they did not have the money to do the right thing under our laws. It’s cheaper to get legal than it is to pay a coyote guide. Those who stayed here for so long should have been aware of this legal path. Instead, they preferred to live hiding in the shadows, waiting to be discovered and deported. Well, maybe it is for the best that they are deported. No point in trying to convert people to the American way of life, since they prefer to scoff at our laws from the time they set foot in our country.

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