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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 Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 9-6-10

Cloning priests!

Monterrey, N.L. – Members of criminal organizations not only wear military type garments to disguise their activities but also dress as religious figures, the Cardinal of Monterrey, Francisco Robles Ortega, revealed yesterday.

Over the two days that the Army has operated a checkpoint on the Reynosa Highway, numbers of people dressed as priests have been detained. The hierarchy of the Catholic Church has assured that the presumed priests are imposters.

In an interview after a mass, the Cardinal said, “People dressed as priests have been detained at checkpoints. They say, ‘See how I am dressed? I am a priest’, don’t believe them.” “The collars they wear are not valid.” The Cardinal said that real priests have identification issued by the church. “Criminal organizations are ready to use whatever tactics they can to perpetrate the harm they are causing,” said the Cardinal.



Squabble between gangs leaves one dead

San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora – One person is dead and another wounded after a squabble between gangs in this border city.

The dead man was identified as Rodolfo Aguilar Felix, 23, also known as “El Ato”. He was a member of the gang known as “Los Traviesos.” The wounded man was Israel Aguilar Medina, 21, AKA: “El Isra.”

According to State Investigative Police, the men had engaged in a gunfight with one another in which a .22 caliber revolver and a .38 caliber revolver were used.

Translator’s Note: Under the comments section one reader wrote, “Perfect! One less cholo!


El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 9-6-10

Two more die from the attack on a city jail in Neuvo Leon

Monterrey – A second man died hours after being admitted to a hospital from gunshots coming from the military fired at an automobile in which two families were riding in Monterrey.

On Sunday night, soldiers killed a minor and wounded another two minors and two adult women in another attack which resulted in the death of children.

One adult woman, who was wounded, said she didn’t pay attention until a military vehicle chased them and started firing at them with large caliber weapons after they failed to notice a stop sign put up by the military.

She said they were returning home after attending a party when their car was suddenly impacted by bullets.

Paramedics from the Red Cross attended to the five wounded which were transported to hospitals.

On the 31st of July the military pursued a white Mercury in which two minors were riding in the back seat. The soldiers fired on the car and a six year old was killed and a three year old was wounded.


La Voz de la Frontera, (Mexicali, B.C.) 9-6-10

Police alert: The line to cross into Calexico 4 hours long

Mexicali – Due to intense scrutiny by North American authorities at the Port of Calexico, the line was four hours long streaming along Avenida Reforma yesterday morning. Municipal Police Agents detained a man who was selling a “place in line” in the pedestrian lane.



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