Mexican Women are Risking Their Lives Against Violence

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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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Milenio  (Mexico)  1/13/2011

Mexican Women are Risking Their Lives Against Violence

They are mothers and daughters, and use lipstick and high heels.  Hundreds of Mexican women who, even with the nation’s insecurity, leave daily for the streets to combat crime.  One example is Marisol Valles Garcia, chief of police for a troubled municipality in Chihuahua not far from Juarez.  The 20 year old married criminology student was the only one willing to accept the position after previous ones were kidnapped and executed.  She says she wants people to not live in fear, ad for her son to live in a different community than what they now have.  The day after Christmas, Erika Gandara, the only female police officer in Guadalupe, Chihuahua, was kidnapped by gunmen from her home.  She had been in that position for only 6 months.  It isn’t just in Chihuahua that there are brave women, but also in Coahuila.  An example is Raquel Quesada, the only woman to make it through the difficult screening & training to become an officer with the Municipal Police in Torreon.  A bilingual secretary by profession, and married with three daughters, her goal is to one day become chief of the police department.

Jornal do Brasil  (Brazil)  1/13/2011

At Least 386 Dead due to Rains

The death toll continues to rise due to torrential rains which have washed away dozens of people.  The rural areas have been the hardest hit, and in some cases, whole families have died.  Authorities are asking for donations of basic necessities. (Note: several Portuguese-language sources used, with the toll changing regularly.)

Correo Guanajuato
 (Mexico)  1/13/2011

Increase in Underage Pregnancies

(Irapuato) There is an increase in unwanted underage pregnancies in Irapuato due to lack of contraceptive knowledge and use.  Statistics show that 1 in 4 pregnancies is unwanted, which cause depression for the girl, family and financial problems.  Some pregnancies are girls as young as 13, which means high risk pregnancies due to their bodies not being fully developed.  Health centers are now providing contraceptive education to adolescents, including going into the secondary schools and colleges. (Better late than never.)

La Prensa  (Honduras)  1/13/2011

Police Tighten Security in San Pedro Sula

(San Pedro Sula, Honduras)  Two hundred new police officers were sent to San Pedro Sula to provide security for citizens today.  The deputy commissioner said that one group would be on foot near downtown businesses and city markets, while another group will patrol different neighborhoods. (Note: San Pedro Sula is the second largest city in Honduras after the capital Tegucigalpa, with a population f over one million.  It is an industrial center for the country.)

Debate  (Mexico)  1/13/2011

Nine Executed in Nayarit

(Tepic, Nayarit)  Nine bodies were found dumped in various parts of the city Thursday morning.  The police began picking up the bodies at 6 in the morning.

Frontera  (Mexico)  1/13/2011

Five Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges

(Tijuana, Baja California)  The Mexican Army arrested five men in Rosarito Beach for drug and firearm charges, seizing marijuana, meth, guns, ammo and vehicles.  A second operation by Mexican Marines, based on a tip of armed people being seen, resulted in a seizure of more marijuana, crystal, guns and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in another location in Tijuana.

Other news from Frontera

Confusion continues on procedures for renewing U.S. visas.

Ten arrested for various offenses

Murder suspect caught by US Agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Man (49 yrs.) arrested for rape girl’s over 6 years period, since girl was 11 years old.

Seven men arrested for kidnapping, beating and rape of 3 migrants trying to cross into U.S.

Shootout near downtown Tijuana only hits hotel.

Robbers of private security company arrested near La Mesa (part of Tijuana).

Man of 22 years shot and killed in front of his family, died in his mother’s arms.

Domestic News – United States

USBP Weekly Blotter: January 6 – January 12
ICE Homeland Security Investigations Agents Seize 15 AK 47s Assault Rifles-Texas
Agents transfer Zetas cartel member to Mexican authorities-Texas
Border Crossing Shut For Security Reasons To Reopen Unmanned-Texas
U.S. executive kidnapped to steal armored vehicle-Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Stratfor is a member-only intel source, thus there’s no online link for this item.
Workplace enforcement has dropped 70 percent under the Obama administration
Indictment for man who pointed light at Border Patrol helicopter-Washington
Virginia to consider banning illegals from colleges

-end of report-

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~Theodore Roosevelt 1919

One Response to “Mexican Women are Risking Their Lives Against Violence”

  1. Johnnie Y. Herring Says:

    One example is Marisol Valles Garcia chief of police for a troubled municipality in Chihuahua not far from Juarez. ..The day after Christmas Erika Gandara the only female police officer in Guadalupe Chihuahua was kidnapped by gunmen from her home. An example is Raquel Quesada the only woman to make it through the difficult screening training to become an officer with the Municipal Police in Torreon.

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