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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-Guanajuato (Mexico) 1/24/2011
Clinton: Mexico must continue the fight against crime: Pledges Another$500 Million
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, meeting in Mexico with her counterpart, today said that Mexico has no choice but to continue the
fight against drug trafficking and the cartels. She reiterated the commitment of the U.S. to work with Mexico, and pledged another $500 million for the Mérida Initiative. Of that amount, $60 million is for non-intrusive equipment to detect weapons and illegal money.
El Universal (Mexico) 1/24/2011
Political Party leader Assassinated
(Chilpancingo, Guerrero) PRI says a state leader for the party , Efren Leyva, was killed in cold blood in front of his family. His wife and two children, ages 11 and 13 years, were injured. The party is blaming the killing on the PRD party.
La Hora (Guatemala) 1/24/2011
Mayors Demand Better Security
(Huehuetenango) Thirty two elected mayors have expressed concerns over the degree of insecurity prevalent, while the government authorities want residents to do more to combat crime and violence. Areas in the regions bordering Mexico are the least secure, with no government oversight or control and criminal activity is the order of the day. The Governor said their requests have been heard and the PNC (National Police) will serve them.
El Heraldo de Tabasco (Mexico) 1/24/2011
Federal Government investigates alleged dissolution of “La Familia Michoacana”
(Morelia, Michoacán) Several messages, supposedly from the Mexican cartel, appeared Monday in various cities in the state of Michoacan. These claim the cartel has disintegrated. Last month, one of its top leaders Nazario Moreno, alias ‘El Chayo’, was killed by the Mexican military, although his body was not recovered. The month before this, the cartel had offered to dissolve. The cartel has gained momentum since October 2006, especially in trafficking of methamphetamine, and according to the U.S. FBI, is known for its “sophistication and brutality.”
El Heraldo de Chihuahua (Mexico) 1/24/2011
Over the Weekend, 18 People Killed in Juarez
(Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) Between Friday and Sunday, there were 18 homicides, with 11 on Friday, 4 on Saturday and 3 Sunday. The piece continues with descriptions of the victims, vehicles and locations where found. Most had not been identified by anyone yet.
Blog del Narco (Mexico) 1/24/2011
Three Zetas Captured in Guatemala
(Esquipulas, Guatemala) Guatemalan authorities have captured three Zetas operating in this municipality. National Police agents went to a home with the subjects, and a gunfight occurred with grenade also being thrown, which injured several police officers. The gunmen initially escaped, but were captured after several hours. Inside the house police seized AR-15 and AK-47 rifles, bulletproof vests, ammunition, grenades, communication radios, cash, marijuana and other items. An altar honoring Santa Muerte (Saint Death) was also found in the house.
-Colima; family attacked, husband/wife wounded; 2 kids okay
-6 hr.shootout in Sinaloa; 1 gunman dead, 2 wounded, 2 military wounded
-Hidalgo car bomb had Zeta warning for dead police commander, other police
Domestic News – United States
Supporters of Slain Border Agent Seek Justice, Answers-Arizona
Do U.S. politicians fully understand the threat from the drug cartels?
Sheriffs to lawmakers: Border areas still unsafe-Arizona
US agents find rifles, grenades in border brush-Texas
New government move to crackdown on undocumented workers
U.S. Border Patrol intercepts $747k in cocaine and crystal
BLM trying to take on border protection-Arizona
Colombia Training Mexican Army, Police
DPS Holds 11 Suspected Illegal Immigrants-Arizona
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