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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.
El Universal (Mexico) 2/7/2011
Residents of Zacatecas Rally and Demand Peace
(Zacatecas) Increased shootings and discovery of bodies, which formally only occurred in rural areas, has now moved into metropolitan areas. This has prompted residents to organize rallies and demand peace in Zacatecas. A university researcher says the citizen movement was created due to a collective fear and feeling of orphan hood caused by a lack of information. It goes on to discuss the distrust of the municipal police, and that the people are organizing and warning each other using the internet, specifically Facebook and Twitter. They have organized a sort of neighborhood watch with 2300 members, who act as sentinels and organize protests.
La Prensa (Honduras) 2/7/2011
Honduras: Unemployment Rate rose to 44%
(San Pedro Sula, Honduras) The unemployment rate for the month of January 2011 rose to 44 percent of the economically active population, said officials of the Ministry of Labor. Statistics show that in 2010 there were 1,500,000 people unemployed. it is estimated that each year 50,000 young people are added annually to the economically active population.
El Comercio (Peru) 2/7/2011
Environmental Crime: Using Rivers as Garbage Dumps
The group of volunteers, Cleaning Lima, shared a photo gallery that shows the pollution of rivers and streams in different cities of northern Peru. The accumulation of garbage, causes the death of several species of flora and fauna, and also makes it impossible to use for drinking water, as shown in the pictures. Cleaning Lima, aims to raise awareness among people to stop throwing their garbage in the streets. The piece then continues with “If something is bothering you in your town and you want the authorities to fix it, send us your photos and video. It then gives an e mail and Twitter address.
Blog del Narco (Mexico) 2/7/2011
La Familia Michoacána Leader Arrested
Friday, Federal Police in Michoacán arrested Alberto Morales Aguilar, alias ‘Hunter’, in the municipality of Tumbiscatío. Morales is the sixth boss of La Familia Michocána to be arrested by Federal Police since April 2009. At the time of arrest, he had two firearms and 2 two-way radios with him. He was turned over to the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SIEDO)
El Universal (Mexico) 2/7/2011
Police Seized 4 tons of Marijuana in Sonora
(Mexico City) Federal Police seized 3900 kilos of marijuana hidden in a truck carrying oil, and also 18 kilos of crystal. The driver, who had given conflicting statements, was arrested.
La Voz de la Frontera (Mexico) 2/7/2011
PRI Leader Assassinated in Ensenada
(Tijuana) Arturo Castellanos Ruiz, 49 years old, was shot and killed by two men that approached him on the sidewalk. He was the PRI (political party) leader for Ensenada. The killers escaped in a waiting pickup truck.
Mexican military seizes 1 kilo of crystal at airport, to be sent by delivery company and destined for Minneapolis.
Violence reports (various sources):
Cd. Juarez: Four men massacred; 100 shots fired.
Chihuahua: Dumped body; handcuffed, tortured, then shot.
Queretaro: Two bodies executed, burned in car.
Acapulco: Two bodies found in pit; women; maybe more.
Chihuahua: One body found; shot 60 times with AK 47.
Guaymas, Sonora: Resident executed in broad daylight while driving
Hermosillo: Two men arrested with grenades, handgun.
Blog del Narco (http://www.blogdelnarco.com/):
Nuevo León: Cartel attack on prison; shooting, grenade; no injuries.
Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán: Young man found executed Sunday.
Veracruz: Mexican Marines kill 2 cartel gunmen, 4 Marines wounded.
Nuevo León: Two men executed, tortured first.
Domestic News – United States
Three teens killed in Mexico, two were US high schoolers-Texas
ICE seizes more than $11M worth of pot-Texas
Document Forgery Factory in Virginia
Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana-Texas
More Voters Still Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration
Security Forces In Brazil Raid Favelas In Rio de Janeiro; Seize
Weapons And Drugs
U.S. Authorities In Phoenix Break Up Gun Running Ring For Sinaloa Cartel-Arizona
Jailing Illegal Aliens For ID Theft A “Travesty,” Judge Says
-this was a main item in the El Salvador paper ‘La Prensa Grafica’.
Reputed drug ‘queen’ sentenced for arms possession-Mexico
-once had botox treatments while in prison.
McCain And Graham Look To Push Amnesty In Senate
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