Eighteen Bodies found in Unmarked Graves in Chihuahua

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El Imparcial (Mexico)  11/29/2010

18 Bodies found in Unmarked Graves in Chihuahua

(Chihuahua, Chihuahua)   Chihuahua state authorities said that 18 bodies have been found in 11 mass graves in Chihuahua.  These were found along a road near the border town of Palomas.  The identities are not yet known, or whether they were suspected members of a drug cartel.  Authorities continue to search for more bodies. Chihuahua has been one of the states most affected by violence and killings caused by drug trafficking, especially along the U.S. border.

Elsewhere in Chihuahua, a female municipal police chief and former city prosecutor was shot and killed shortly after leaving for work.  Some women have assumed these jobs because men feared to take the positions. A 20 year old college student, Marisol Valles Garcia, assumed leadership of a municipal police department east of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua’s most violent city.  In two other villages near Juarez, women became responsible for security when men declined due to fear.



El Imparcial (Mexico)  11/29/2010

Mexico is fifth in trafficking for Latin America

Mexico City (El Universal)  Nearly 1, 200,000 people are trafficking victims in Mexico, representing 20% of the figure that places it in fifth place among leading Latin American countries with this problem.  According to a coalition against trafficking, it is concentrated on the northern and southern borders and the Pacific, and is linked to drug trafficking networks.  Two in 10 trafficked persons are minors, with an increase in those from Russia and Bulgaria.  The coalition said it is increasing daily and urged national legislation against trafficking be advanced



Frontera (Mexico)  11/28

Police command denies ties to the Sinaloa Cartel

Luis Cardenas Palomino, regional head of Federal Police, denied charges that he had ties to the Sinaloa Cartel and that there was no invetigation of him.  During a press conference at the police command center, he said it was not worth denying if it would discredit the work initiated by the federal police.  Another police official said the charges were made by a member of the Beltran Leyva cartel who had accepted money from Joaquin “El hapo” Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa cartel.  The police expressed willingness to have their employees investigated, but defended the commander’s work.



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