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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.
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La Voz de la Frontera (Mexico) 2/2/2011
Mexican Army Seizes 5.6 tons of Marijuana
(San Luis RC Son.) The Army yesterday seized 5.6 tons of marijuana, and arrested two during checkpoint operations. The driver tried to turn before the checkpoint, but was stopped. The truck was coming from Caborca and enroute to Mexicali.
La Hora (Guatemala) 2/1/2011
Bus Attack leaves Six Wounded
The month of January has been a violent one for buses. Another attack left 6 wounded, including a 14 year old girl who was treated and released. On January 3, a firebomb on a bus killed 9 people. A woman was raped by 4 men on January 17th, and the following day a driver and assistant were shot and killed. An attack with an assault rifle occurred on the 24th with no injuries, followed by the burning of 2 buses on January 26th. It is believed the attacks are in revenge for the bus company not paying extortion money.
Belize Times (Belize) 1/28/2011
War Cry! Opposition to Oil Drilling May Lead to Civil Disobedience
The Barrow Administration has been served a stern and unequivocal warning of looming civil disobedience by conservation groups and activists who are lobbying for a ban on offshore drilling and oil exploration in protected areas. The activists, belonging to a coalition, held a press briefing on Tuesday to publicly scold Prime Minister Dean Barrow for his January 5th statement that his Government will allow oil drilling in the Sarstoon Temash National Park, if oil companies are prepared to do so. Geovannie Brackett, who is now the Coordinator for the Belize Coalition was livid in his demands. “It is time for our people to rise up. It is only when we come together and move in the direction of unity and be willing to pay the price and make the sacrifice for freedom that we will see justice roll in this nation…It [Government] continues the hope that this will blow over. But let me promise you this. The hell of a storm that is coming – this won’t pass over so quickly.” Brackett then warned that members of the Coalition stood ready for civil disobedience.
El Deber (Bolivia) 2/2/2011
Pedro Montes criticizes lack of economic policy by government
The Executive Secretary of COB (Central Bolivian Obrera-worker’s organization) criticized the government’s lack of a long term economic policy to address the plight of Bolivia’s poorest families. He said at a news conference that the poor need jobs, and families need food, health care and education, and that he’s seeking to meet with President Evo Morales to discuss these issues. The COB can not accept this, he said, so we propose a commission to find solutions, “not patches to the problems we are living with which tend to worsen further.”
El Universal (Mexico) 2/2/2011
Wave of violence in Mexican states: Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Jalisco and Puebla have suffered the ravages of organized crime over the past 24 hours.
Zacatecas: State Police lieutenant colonel killed, 5 police wounded, 2 civilians wounded, 2 arrested
Zacatecas: Narco blockades; clash near state governor’s home; schools & businesses closed; at least 10 injured; unknown exact count
Guanajuato: Clandestine lab seized; tools, chemicals, firearms, ammunition seized; 5 arrested; third this year in state
Lazaro Cardenas: Police chief assassinated; found in dumpster
Tamaulipas: MX Marines use helicopter gun ship when cartel attacks them; other clashes nearby
Colima: Narco grave found; 4 bodies so far
Durango: Fourteen bodies in three graves, so far
Guerrero: Two bodies found in grave
Blog del Narco (http://www.blogdelnarco.com):
Puerto Vallarta: Gunmen burst in to wake, execute one on the spot.
Guadalajara: Police checkpoints targeted with grenades and gunfire;
car dealership & university attacked with grenades; gunfights in various locales; unknown how many killed/injured
Allende, Nuevo León: Gunmen kill police officer, wound another
Apodaca, Nuevo León: Federal police agent killed; others wounded;
Puebla: Municipal police officer, mayor’s brother, another killed; woman injured; mayor managed to escape
Nuevo León: Mexican Marines fail to capture major drug trafficker, but
4 gunmen killed; one a former municipal policeman
Frontera (Mexico) 2/2/2011
Union leader attacked in Mexicali
(Mexicali, Baja California) Tuesday night, Carmen Frias, was attacked while inside the union’s building. The attackers set a large fire at the front entrance, trapping him inside. The back door was locked and could not be opened. He managed to call 066 (their 911), and municipal police were the first to arrive and broke out glass to rescue him. He’s in stable condition at the hospital.
Domestic News – United States
Pinal sheriff expects armed conflict with cartels soon
Border Patrol Foils Maritime Smuggling, 8 Illegal Aliens Arrested in San Clemente-California
Charlotte, NC is now the main distribution center for Mexican heroin
Arizona border town frustrated over response to violence
Twentyfive abandoned children found in Mexican border city
Dangerous Mexican Gang Member Apprehended at Border-Arizona
Border Patrol seizes more than 50 pounds of coke-Texas
Is domestic violence cause for US to grant asylum?
Tancredo looks to reignite immigration debate
Drug Wars film trailer
Controversial illegal immigration bill gets first hearing before house committee-Kentucky
Drugs, cash and phony documents seized in joint ICE, DMV bust-Reno
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