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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 Imparcial (Mexico) 12/5/2010
Seven Reported Executed in Guerrero
(Acapulco) Within 24 hours, seven people were executed in Acapulco, Coyuca de Benitez and Cocula. It began with 3 executed on an Acapulco street corner. At dawn, the body of a 28 yr old man was found, with his hands tied behind his back with duct tape and rope. Then at 7:10am, two more bodies were found with multiple gunshot wounds. In the north of the state, the body of a 46 year old man was found shot in the temple. His companion was taken to a hospital for a bullet graze to his head.
Milenio (Mexico) 12/5/2010
Son of Public Ministry Assassinated
(Culiacan) Three young people, one of them the son of an agent of the Public Ministry, were shot and killed inside their vehicle. The vehicle was pursued for several miles by two vehicles with AK-47’s opening fire. The bodies were burned inside the car as the bullets caused the gas tank to explode. None of the attackers were caught.
Prensa Libre (Costa Rica) 12/5/2010
38 Per Cent of Costa Ricans believe that insecurity and crime are major problems
In a study of 18 countries taken between September 4 and October 6 with 20, 000 people interviewed, it was found that in Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia, the main problem was the economy and unemployment. Unemployment alone was the Achilles heel in Paraguay, Colombia and Peru. The study also showed that American support had increased the belief in democracy to 61 per cent.
Milenio (Mexico) 12/5/2010
Sixty Years for Kidnapper of Three Women
(Mexico City) Raul Martinez Gutierres was found guilty and sentenced to 60 years in prison. The women, aged 23, 24 and 28 years old, were kidnapped from a gym and held for a month in a safe house in Chlco, state of Mexico. Ten people were arrested for the kidnapping. The others are still in trial or awaiting sentencing.
Frontera (Mexico) 12/5/2010
Investigation of Japanese Mafia in Mexico
(Mexico City) Mexican authorities have opened an investigation to determine if the Yakuza, or Japanese mafia, are involved in trafficking of drugs to Japan. It began with the arrest of Eriko Kuratomi (51), known as ‘The Casio’, the network leader. He lived in Guadalajara, and recruited women in the capital to smuggle the cocaine inside their bodies. The women were met at the Narita airport, taken elsewhere and delivered the drugs. His capture occurred when three women transporting drugs in their genitals were caught at the airport.
All of the Spanish-language papers from south of the border have numerous reports on the DREAM Act and what is being done to push for its passage. Nine different sources also had reports of executions and bodies found, and were simply too numerous to list them all here in this report.
Domestic News – United States
Adios to Mexico?
U.S. Aided Mexican Drug War, With Frustration
Mexico mayhem unravels border cities’ ties-Texas
Border Patrol Activity Report December 2, 2010-Tucson
A tale of two border cities
Border drug tunnels put warehouses under scrutiny
Police find 10 minors (8 female) in drophouse-Arizona
The Open Secret on Sex Trafficking Victims
Chris Lopez: Journalists’ safety in Mexico is big concern
6 officers killed in Juarez shootout
USBP Weekly Blotter: November 25 – December 1
We have room for but one flag, the American flag…and we have room for but
one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
~Theodore Roosevelt 1919