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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.
El Universal (Mexico) 12/1/2010
Government is Winning the Drug War
(Oaxaca, Oax) Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora said the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking is weakening its structure and will be won by Mexico.
Interviewed on leaving an inauguration here, Blake said this administration will reach higher levels of security. He continued that the fight against organized crime is decisive and defined by the presence of armed forces in the places with the most violence. He stressed that the government must have more interaction with its citizens while strenghthening the basic fundamentals of institutions (infrastructure).
La Hora (Guatemala) 12/1/2010
Worrying about Hatred of Women
(Los Amates, Izabal) Femicide and violence against women has put Guatemala in the eye of the international community, as it has the second highest death rate for women in the world. Even with the laws, 99 per cent of these crimes remain unpunished. The report said the media misreports these deaths as just events without highlighting any motives. As an example, the landmark case of the Suray sisters in May 2009 had significant space devoted to the invetigation and judicial process, but not the sentence. Although one of the children witnessed a robbery in her aunt’s home and was threatened, the media did not condemn that act. In the end, the offenders were each sentenced to 163 years in prison.
Diario (Mexico) 12/1/2010
Assassin 18 years of age Arrested in State of Mexico
(Tlalnepantla, Estado de Mexico) Two men, 18 and 34 years old, and both from Uruapan, Michoacan, were arrested for 28 homicides. The arrests came after the discovery of two bodies on Nov. 25. One subject said he began killing at 16 years old, participated in at least 23 murders and was involved in 28 more. The second subject took part in six murders. They said they were protected by a municipal policeman, who was paid 10,000 pesos ($808 US dollars) a month to alert them to police operations or surveillance. The state attorney general said there were 806 homicides in the state betweent January and October 2010.
Milenio (Mexico) 12/1/2010
Latin America on Yellow Alert for Violence
(Mexico City) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights warned that Mexico and all of Latin America are on yellow alert due to use of the armed forces to combat crime. The report revealed for the first time in decades crime has overcome unemployment as the main concern. According to the report, the Americas have a homicide rate of 25.6 per 100,000 while Europe has 8.9, the western pacific 3.4 and 5.8 in Southeast Asia.
Domestic News – United States
Illegal immigrant charged in fatal crash-VIRGINIA
$4 Million In Pot Confiscated From Warehouse, Upper Arlington Home-OHIO
Deputies Have Busy Days, Nights In Desert-AZ
Gulf Coast Taskforce seizes sailboat, 4,500 Pounds of Marijuana, arrests 3-LOUISIANA
WikiLeaks to target Mexico, narcotics
Despite cartel violence, DHS moves to increase travel between countries
Port of L.A. heist raises questions about port security-CALIFORNIA
Federal agents bust Port of Miami workers
-drugs-Latin America to Caribbean to Miami
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