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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 Deber (Bolivia) 1/16/2011
Brazil Death Toll Rises to 610
The latest toll is 610 people killed by mainly flooding and landslides. The report says over 6,000 people lost their homes, and nearly 8,000 had to be temporarily sheltered in schools and public gymnasiums. This is one of the worst natural disasters ever in Brazil, and the numbers are expected to increase as there are many areas unable to be reached due to rain continuing at least for several more days. The crisis caused by food, water and medicine shortages worsened Friday with looting and strong arm robbery, while rumors of breaking dams sparked panic among the people.
El Heraldo de Chihuahua (Mexico) 1/16/2011
Ten Gangs Dismantled; Forty Five Kidnappers Arrested
(Chihuahua, Chihuahua) In the past 3 months, the Attorney General has broken 10 gangs, arrested 45 kidnappers, plus 14 extortionists operating in Ciudad Juarez, and closed 26 pending cases. (Note: a poll on the page asks if “Do you believe judges are threatened to release criminals?” 73% said Yes, 24% said No, and 3% Don’t know).
La Prensa (Honduras) 1/16/2011
Hondurans Can Work in U.S.
(Washington, United States) The U.S. government announced yesterday that the citizens of 53 countries are eligible for this year’s H-2A and H-2B visas, which are for temporary workers, including fifteen new countries and more Latin Americans. The H-2A program allows U.S. employers to bring foreigners to the United States to work temporary jobs in agriculture, while the H-2B offers U.S. companies the opportunity to hire foreign temporary non-agricultural workers. Among the 53 countries eligible to participate in both programs are several Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Uruguay.
La Prensa (Honduras) 1/15/2011
Mexico: 5 Kidnapped Policemen Released
(Mexico, DF, Mexico) Five policemen were abducted in the state of Zacatecas, in northern Mexico, were released early on Saturday and suffered only minor injuries. They were kidnapped early Friday (1/14/2011) by gunmen traveling in 20 vehicles.
Correo-GTO (Mexico) 1/16/2011
Nine People shot and Killed in Central Mexico
Sunday morning, nine people were killed and two injured. Gunmen entered a home, killing 3, and then chased & killed 5 people that had escaped. Other bodies were found later.
El Imparcial (Mexico) 1/16/2011
Zacatecas Records 9 degrees below Zero
(Zacatecas, Zacatecas) The community of La Florida, near Fresnillo, recorded a temperature of 9° below zero. Other area communities also had sub-zero temperatures.
Blog del Narco (Mexico) 1/15/2011
Police Chief Brutally Executed
The chief of public security for Taretan, Michoacan was shot and killed in front of his wife and three children. The gunmen spared their lives, although it is reported the children were hysterical at
seeing their father lose his life.
Weekend Violence, most from BlogdelNarco.com:
-Two Executed in Silao, Guanajuato
-Homicide investigator shot and killed in Mazatlan, Sinaloa
-Man executed in Oaxaca
-Decapitated body in Monterrey, second in past few days
-Police commander and bodyguard kidnapped in Veracruz
-Nine bodies found in municipality near Monterrey
-Nine police kidnapped in Zacatecas, 4 released after torture
-Saturday gunfight in China, Nuevo León; 2 injured, 8 vehicles seized
-Attacks on police chief near Guadalajara; used grenades
-Nayarit: three tortured bodies found in cartel grave
-State Police facility attacked with gunfire and grenades in Santiago, Nuevo Leon
-Drug enforcement agent killed in Iguala, Guerrero
Domestic News – United States
Mexican gunman fires across border toward U.S. highway workers-Texas
Gang’s terror felt far from drug war on U.S. border
Suspected Smuggling Boat Found Near Hotel Del Coronado-California
Jailers required to report illegal workers-Tennessee
68-year-old El Paso woman allegedly smuggled 40 pounds of cocaine from Mexico-Texas
Illegal Immigration a Top Priority for Baltimore County Delegate-Maryland
Want to help your illegal relative get citizenship? There’s a class for that!
ICE, Illegal Aliens and Fingerprint Checks
“Secure communities” comes to Wisconsin
R.I. part of illegal alien I.D. program (Secure Communities)
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