Police car explodes in Linares, Nuevo León

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Modelo  (Mexico)  1/19/011

Police car explodes in Linares, NL

A vehicle was driven by 3 women into the parking area of a police station, and moments after they left the area, it exploded.  No one was injured but there was shrapnel damage to surrounding vehicles.


El Universal  (Mexico)  1/20/2011

Red Cross Adopts Security Plan due to Violence

The Mexican Red Cross has adopted the plan used internationally in conflict situations.  The Secure Access System allows rescuers to only enter a scene once it is secure, with no further risk (Note: same protocol followed by U.S. medics.) expected.  The Director said that the Red Cross does not check if the victim is on the side of good, bad, or a bystander.  He emphasized that the Red Cross uniform is very visible and makes the rescuers/paramedics more secure so they can’t be mistaken for police.  The Red Cross has 29,000 volunteers who are not exempt from being victims themselves.  Last year a 20 year old volunteer was killed when a gunman opened fire in a hospital,  as he tried to kill a patient. Although 90% of donations are anonymous, the
Director said that obviously if they know it is coming from organized crime, it would not be accepted.


La Hora  (Guatemala)  1/20/2011

Drug Traffickers Captured in Chiquimula

The National Police raided a residence and captured three men, assault
rifles, cocaine and marijuana.


La Prensa  (Honduras)  1/19/2011

Youth Centers to Prevent Violence

(San Pedro Sula, Honduras)  Eight outreach centers will be built in the most troubled areas of this city where workshops will be taught to help prevent youth violence.  Goals will include improving academic performance and job skills, as well as providing activities other than gangs such as sports, arts and entertainment.  Other classes will include English and computer skills. USAID-Regional Youth Alliance will be funding part of the program.


El Debate  (Mexico)   1/20/2011

Military Seizes Money, Cocaine and Vehicles

(Culiacan, Sinaloa)  Mexican military seized 42 kilograms of cocaine worth about US $830,000, vehicles, assault rifles, 3 money counting machines, 3 vacuum sealers and a satellite phone.


Frontera  (Mexico)  1/20/2011

Arrest of ‘The Boxer’ Confirmed

(Tijuana, Baja California)  The Mexican military today confirmed the arrest of Juan Miguel Valle Beltran, known as ‘The Boxer’, in Rosarito yesterday.  State police and military went to a house where it was reported there were armed men and a kidnapped person.  On arrival, they were met with gunfire. One gunman was killed, identified by those arrested as the one that decapitated their rivals.  A 14 year old kidnapped girl was rescued, and as a result of intelligence work, 14 other members of the group, aligned with the Sinaloa cartel,  were arrested. Also seized were 5 kilos of crystal, 34 packages of marijuana, 10 guns, 12 handguns, and 400 cartridges of different calibers.  The Boxer is linked to some 50 murders, and confessed that he takes 12 doses of crystal per day.


Blog del Narco:

-Hotel in Mazatlan attacked by gunmen, then body dumped

-Acapulco shootout between gunmen and two police officers at their
  home (father & son)
-Guadalupe, Nuevo León; after 2 cops killed, now 9 more bodies total
  found; explosions also near school
-violence increasing in Veracruz; shootout with police in Poza Rica
  leaves Zeta leader, 2 others, dead

-San Luis Potosi; two mutilated bodies hung from bridge; note left by
  Zetas (photo too graphic to post)
-Guanajuato; breeder of fine horses & another killed; possible prior
  link to trafficking
-Poanas municipality, Durango; head of police chief left in town
  square; note “This is going to happen to all police”

Domestic News – United States

Memorial service, scholarship will honor slain Border Patrol Agent-Arizona
More attention urged for border agent’s killing in Arizona
Anchor babies cost Los Angeles welfare $600 million last year
USBP Weekly Blotter: January 13 – January 19
U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ordered to Pick Up Trash Instead of
Protecting Our Border

Native American “Shadow Wolves” Track Smugglers and Immigrants Through Desert
-online photo series
Border Patrol Loved SBI – But Not Allowed to Show It
Border Security and the Terrorist Threat
New Law to Tighten Canada Border against Precursor Chemicals
Educating illegal immigrants is costly
Border Patrol gets more surveillance gear
Crackdown on Illegal Workers Grows
Pop singer Kalimba, wanted on rape charges in Mexico, arrested in El Paso, Texas

-end of report-

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

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