NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
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Foreign News Report
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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A proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement and Reform
Cambio de Michoacán (Morelia, Michoacán) 11/1/10
These days, in Michoacán….
On Monday, near Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, two workers at a blackberry farm decided to go to lunch. While walking along the shoulder of the local highway their curiosity got the better of them and they looked to see what could be inside a black plastic bag someone had left there: they found a pair of cut off human legs.
Critica (Hermosillo, Sonora) 11/1/10
“Narco grave” in Nogales
Last Saturday (Oct. 30th), State Police in Nogales, Sonora (right across from Nogales, Arizona) discovered two human remains that had been buried just south of town. Both bodies evidenced burn marks on the chest and legs. And on Monday, passersby alerted police when they happened to see a human hand protruding from the ground in the same general area. Police then came upon a “narco grave” with seven more bodies. These seven all had their hands tied behind their backs. One victim had also been beheaded. Now the police are looking around the area in a search for more human remains.
El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 11/2/10
Millions of $ keep flowing southward
Fourteen persons who arrived by air in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, are now in jail, charged with carrying undeclared sums of money. All fourteen are believed to have the same amount, $172,000 dollars. The subjects, 7 from Panama, 3 from Argentina, and 4 from Guatemala, were each paid $2,500 to be “mules” and to carry the funds. Their flight (#796, but no airline or place of origin was mentioned) was destined to Panama. Each of the detainees had the cash hidden within false bottom areas of their luggage or back packs.
La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 11/2/10
Consuls prepare for “anti-immigrant” victory
In Arizona, consuls from El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Honduras plan to meet on Dec. 16 to “define a strategy” regarding the results of the elections on Nov. 2nd. They aim to be prepared to confront “a racial law” and “attacks to the Hispanic community” promoted by candidates such as Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona. Jose Joaquin Chacon, Salvadoran Consul, warned, “This unity will serve us to reject measures in case the Republican governor is reelected.” They plan to be prepared as a consular group and gain more strength.
(Note the common practice and use of the language in not differentiating between legal and illegal immigration)
Homicides drop in El Salvador
The director of El Salvador’s National Civil Police, Carlos Ascencio, reported that the number of homicides has dropped 6% so far this year. From January to October, this Central American country has recorded 3,335 homicides, 320 less than the same period last year.
“El Salvador is one of the most violent countries in the world, where daily 11 persons are murdered in a wave of violence and criminality that prevails in this Central American country.” (El Salvador is slightly smaller than Massachusetts)
Prensa Libre (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 11/2/10
Police become victims
Forty seven police officers have been murdered “by the bullets of criminals” during this year in Guatemala.
During the last ten months, 24,530 Guatemalans have been deported from the United States, according to Guatemalan immigration officials. The figure includes 2,232 females and 450 minors.
According to Guatemala’s Foreign Relations Ministry, more than 1.5 million Guatemalans reside in the United States, and some 60% do so illegally. The Guatemalan government has asked Washington to grant a TPS (Temporary Protection Status) to the Guatemalans due to damages caused by the rains this year, but so far there has been no reply.
El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 11/2/10
Violence continues in Acapulco
An “armed group” fired AK47 and AR15 rifles at a police patrol vehicle in Acapulco; the result was three policemen killed and one wounded. Two other persons were also wounded.
“State and federal forces have implemented operations to locate the aggressors of the police forces in this state lashed by a wave of violence.” In the last ten days, Acapulco has been the scene of thirty-some assassinations linked to a fight between drug cartel groups. Also in that city, 20 persons from the neighboring state of Michoacán were kidnapped and their whereabouts remain unknown. (At the time of preparation of this report there were a couple of “breaking news” items reporting that a certain area was being investigated and being dug into to see if it contains the bodies of the missing 20 persons.)
(“El Universal” (Mexico City) also adds to the tally of blood in Acapulco by reporting the execution by gunfire of four other young men today)
(Mexico and many other countries in the hemisphere celebrate the “Day of the Dead” on Nov. 2); the cartoon below is from the opinion page of “El Diario.” Except for the eyes, the cutout in the pumpkin ‘s face is an outline of the map of Mexico, and its title is “Terrifying!”)
(Likewise, though the “Day of the Dead” is celebrated only on Nov. 2nd, “El Economista” (Mexico City) features a cartoon showing the Grim reaper tearing off yet another monthly “Day of the Dead” page for November, from a calendar only featuring a “Day of the Dead” for every other preceding month)
El Siglo de Torreon (Torreon, Coahuila) 11/2/10
Violence seems inescapable
The bodies of six tortured and murdered men were dumped from two light trucks whose drivers did not stop while the bodies were being dumped; this took place along a highway near Tampico, state of Tamaulipas. Several of the bodies were then run over by freight trucks whose drivers were unable to avoid them.