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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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El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 8-18-10

Mexico leads the world

Mexico City –OEM – The President of Grupo Multisistemas de Seguridad Industrial, Alejandro Desfassiaux, stated that in Mexico, there exist three principal crimes: Robbery with violence (assault), kidnapping and narcotics trafficking.

Upon conducting a study of the subject, he is sure that Mexico has the highest number in the world of assaults and kidnappings. He established that of all the methods of robbery, 50% of them are by violence. He recorded some 8,000 kidnappings this year committed by armed groups under the command of drug cartels.

The study revealed that the states having the most assaults are Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Distrito Federal, San Luis Potosi, Nuevo Leon and Veracruz. This is counting the assaults taking place between April and June of this year.


Body of mayor located

Mexico, City-OEM- Authorities in Nuevo Leon confirmed finding the body of kidnapped Mayor Edelmiro Cavazos, of Santiago, Nuevo Leon, who had been taken by armed commandos from his residence last Monday.

The Governor of Nuevo Leon, Rodrigo Medina, attributes the incident to narcotics traffickers.

At least four Mayors of various cities in Mexico have been murdered so far this year by criminal groups.


La Voz de La Frontera (Mexicali, B.C.) 8-18-10

Depraved gringo captured

Mexicali – A disturbed individual who, in Los Angeles, kidnapped a 13 year old mentally handicapped girl and took her to a hotel where, over several days, he imposed his passions upon her, was arrested here in Baja California.

He tried unsuccessfully to blend into the population unnoticed despite being huge and ugly.

The pervert was identified as Robert James Ruiz, 46 years old, who has a long criminal history such as trafficking in narcotics and attempted murder.

United States authorities had asked for his location and capture.

Yesterday, Agents of the State Preventive Police spotted him walking around without a shirt near the International Border and due to his physical stature and having a body covered with tattoos, there was no doubt about his identity.

International Co-coordinator, Alfredo Arenas Moreno, said that U.S. Marshalls had put out an attempt to locate on “Roberto James” and said it is known that he had fled to “La Baja”.

Arenas said that Ruiz had raped a minor in a depraved manner in a hotel room in an unspecified location in California.


El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 8-18-10

Who will secure our families?

An editorial by Luz del Carmen Sosa of El Diario de Juarez.

A black bag contains the body of little Fernando. He is dead. He was strangled. In another part of the city, his brother Miguel Angel, 19, teeters between life and death. They were attacked in their own home while their mother was shopping.

Fernando and Miguel Angel are brothers of an Agent of the Investigative Police who had received threats and who rushed to give comfort to his wounded family.

“It is not just us; our families are at great risk because of our work. We cannot protect them. Who then protects them?” was the angry comment of a companion of the officer whose family was the object of the violent attack in Colonia Praderas del Sur.

So far this year, 10 state Policemen have been murdered in different parts of this city. The last one occurred this past Friday in the southern part of the city when agents responded to a car hijacking report.

“He was a child who couldn’t defend himself and they brutally murdered him,” said a nurse from Cruz Roja Salvacar to where the little four-year-old boy, Fernando, was transported. He was dead on arrival.

As of this writing, nobody knows the motive behind the murder of little Fernando and the wounding of his brother Miguel.


-end of report-


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