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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.
Correo (Mexico) 1/10/011
Mexican Prisons Overcrowded
(Mexico City) The majority of the 429 prisons in the country are overcrowded, and many more prisoners are expected this year. At least 50,000 federal inmates are either serving long sentences or are still in trial without a sentence. They range from murderers to drug traffickers. The states receive money to house the federal prisoners. The federal government is moving those prisoners to federal prisons, as well as building a ‘supermax’ escape proof prison in Veracruz with 3000 cells. Each inmate costs 130 pesos a day ($10.61 US). It continues with individual counts, but essentially there are 227,000 prisoners in facilities made to house only 172,000 prisoners.
La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador) 1/10/2011
New $.05 Increase in Fuel Prices
Starting tomorrow diesel will go up $.02 throughout the country, and gasoline will go up from $.03 to $.05 depending on the area. The increase is blamed on expectations of economic recovery in the U.S. and international demand.
El Faro (El Salvador) 1/6/2011
Increased Penalties for Torture
The Assembly of El Salvador has increased the penalties for torture and have made it an offense against humanity to adapt to international law. The prison sentence has doubled and is now 6 to 12 years imprisonment. The law will punish anyone who commits torture, orders it, does not prevent it, or follows orders of a public official to commit torture.
Frontera (Mexico) 1/10/2011
Police Agent Buried with Honors
(Tijuana, Baja California) State police officer Jose Guerra Acuña, who was shot and killed outside his home January 7th, is honored during services at the State Police offices. His fellow officers, family and other officers attended. The Attorney General said they are in mourning as tomorrow they will visit Playas de Rosarito for another officer’s services. The AG said that the killing is related to cases he was investigating, and may be related to organized crime.
El Heraldo de Chihuahua (Mexico) 1/10/2011
Sinaloa Cartel Leader may be Responsible for Violence in Acapulco
(Mexico City) The Mexican government is investigating the hypotheses that the drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel is responsible for the violence which left 30 dead over the weekend in Acapulco. Messages left with the bodies claimed the deaths were done by the Sinaloa Cartel. However, the prosecutor said, “We cannot believe everything these criminals say.” The government spokesman added that a new cartel is emerging in the South Pacific from the former Beltran Leyva cartel. He said their information is that there is strife between the criminal
Note: A poll in the above paper asks if readers believe there will be more poverty and hunger in the country. 87% said yes, 10% said no, and 3% don’t know.
Domestic News – United States
Fourteen Cuban Migrants Land On Elliott Key
Bill To Let “Exemplary” Illegal Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens
Agents Seize More Than 6,400 Pounds of Dope in 24 Hours-Texas
America’s Most Wanted Nabbed at Mohegan Sun-Connecticut
Ex-Juárez police officer denied asylum-Texas
Convicted Sex Offender Arrested on U.S. and Mexico Border-California
Emergency Alert System: Law Enforcement Officers (Blue Alert)
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