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El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 8-17-10
Juarez Cartel recruits pretty hitmen
Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua – They are young and pretty and pleasing to the eye, but they fool the competition.
The armed branch of the Juarez Cartel that operates on the U.S.-Mexican Border is recruiting dozens of young, pretty women as deadly hitmen, according to a captured gunman employed by the organization.
“They are young, pretty and pleasing to the eye and they are better able to fool the competition,” says member of “La Linea,” Rogelio Amaya, before a camera owned by the Secretary of Federal Public Security Police in a clip circulated today.
This criminal band, whose characteristics are shown against its rivals, has deployed between 20 and 30 “Little Prettys”, aged between 18 and 30 years, with orders to kill, said Amaya.
Amaya was arrested last week with four other members of “La Linea” who are accused of killing two policemen in Cd. Juarez, the most violent city in Mexico.
These women, according to Amaya, have joined “Los Comandos” of La Linea to bring death to the henchmen of the Sinaloa Cartel in order to control Cd. Juarez, an important route of drugs, arms and money.
“The majority of them (the female hitmen) are adolescents,” said Amaya, in his recorded statement before the camera, a practice used by the SSP to take important statements from narcotraffickers.
Amaya said he does not know who recruits the women.
The women are just as deadly as the other members of this criminal band and they accompany other hitmen as they accomplish their deadly missions, according to Amaya, who is 27 years old.
The pretty murderers have already done several jobs and their work is equal to that of a man and they carry pistols and long guns, according to Amaya.
Other lead stories in El Debate:
- Two “bagged” subjects found;
- Three young men are kidnapped in different parts of the city;
- One murdered with a message left behind;
- Three dead bodies appear in the outskirts of Campo Cuba
El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 8-17-10
Another black record
Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua – After the gush of 51 murders over the weekend, which was a record for the year, crimes continued into Monday with a reported 20 murders, which brings the total to 71 murders in four days, according to authorities.
These cases bring the total to 1,884 dead victims this year (In Cd. Juarez), a figure compiled by various reliable newspaper sources.
El Financiero (Mexico City) 8-17-10
Hispanic immigrants have a more idealistic view of the USA
Miami (Notimex) – Hispanic immigrants have a more idealistic view of the United States than those Hispanics born there, according to a study released today.
The poll taken by Neilsen, Stanford University, Univision and the Associated Press, found that 77% of foreign born parents believe that their children will find good jobs compared to 31% of Hispanic parents born in the United States.
More foreign born parents believe that their children will have an easier time buying homes and raising families compared to the same question posed to parents born in the USA.
The poll discovered that a majority of Hispanics live in two worlds and prefer to preserve their ethnic identity than to adapt to life in the United States.
The economic crisis has had profound impact on the Hispanic segment of the population with six of every ten living in fear of losing their jobs, and not being able to pay bills or save for education.
These economic pressures are a serious barrier for Latinos who place great importance on education. Some 90% hope to enroll their children into a university but only 13% go on to graduation, according to official statistics.
The study underlines the importance Hispanics place on assimilation into society in the debate of the immigration law in Arizona.
Before the approval of SB-1070 on April 23rd, a full 40% of Hispanics thought learning English is important to integrate into society and after approval of SB-1070 that figure rose to 55%.
The poll was taken from 1500 people from the 11th of March to the 3rd of June by the National Research Center in the University of Chicago. Participants were Hispanic families selected by Neilsen. The margin of error is + or – 3.5 percentage points.
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 8-17-10
Recruiting police from other states
Hermosillo, Sonora – Only 300 applications have been taken for positions in the State Security Police (PEI) when around 500 vacancies exist in the entire state. “For this reason we are recruiting agents from other states in the Republic,” says Abel Murrieta Gutierrez, the State Attorney General.
Due to the lack of interest of Sonora residents because of the violence that exists, people from other states are being recruited into the State Police.
“It is necessary to maintain standards and ideals but it is not important where the recruits are from,” said the state official. “If the recruits pass the exams and are able to meet the requirements, that is what is important.”
“We require around 550 positions, but right now there are about 300 applications and those applicants have yet to pass the exams,” said Murrieta.