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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 Universal (Mexico) 2/9/2011
Fox: Venezuela Facilitates Drug Trafficking
(Santiago, Dominican Republic) Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada, said that Colombia still produces narcotics and that “Venezuela continues to facilitate drug trafficking.” He spoke after meeting with entrepreneurs and tobacco processors, was honored by the mayor and also received an honorary doctorate from the university. Fox also launched criticisms against the Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, and argued that “it seems that there is an association between the agent and South American drug cartels, because that’s what happens when we lose the compass of democracy.” He believes that the violence in Mexico can be ended by decriminalizing drugs. Portugal 10 years ago decriminalized drug use, and studies show a 25% reduction in drug use. Meanwhile, Venezuela denied by its ambassador in the Dominican Republic, Alfredo Murga, the accusations of former president against Chavez.
La Hora (Guatemala) 2/9/2011
A New War in Guatemala’s Northern Jungles
In this area of the jungle of northern Guatemala, inhabited mostly by poor families of Mayan Indians, the Army has declared a war against a powerful Mexican drug cartel known as Los Zetas. The area of Alta Verapaz, a key transit point for South American cocaine into the United States, was until recently a feared place where members of Los Zetas operated quietly in the streets of villages and cities without fear of being made by law. But on 19 December, the government of President Alvaro Colom imposed a state of emergency (martial law) in the area and sent 300 extra troops to try to restore the rule of law in this troubled area, near the Mexican border. In little over a month of operations, the military has earned the trust of the population. For now, it seems that the Zetas have left, abandoning their weapons in the jungle. The Government extended the emergency for 30 days, hoping to preserve the calm that returned, although it is possible
that the Zetas are just lurking, waiting for a chance to try to resume their activities in this area.
Finally a ‘hero’ of Ciudad Juárez 2/9/2011
Alvaro Sandoval, 50-year-old man who last month put to death three criminals with guns who robbed his home in Puerto Palomas, was killed Tuesday evening. The gunmen also killed his wife. A heavily armed group raided his home, locked the daughter in the bathroom, and then executed the parents.
La Voz de la Frontera (Mexico) 2/9/2011
Outbreak of anger at Checkpoint
(Mexicali) The organization called ‘Angels without Borders’ demonstrated outside the international border as part of pro-immigrant march. It was peaceful until one protester, who claimed to be a resident of the U.S., crossed into the U.S. and was caught by U.S. officers This caused the demonstrators to become angry ad throw rocks until one of the leaders calmed them down.
La Prensa (Nicaragua) 2/9/2011
Managua neighborhoods plagued by garbage
Illegal dumps in neighborhoods of this waterfront capital city are found in every single residential neighborhood. Some have existed as long as 10 years, and are creating problems. In one, so many come to dump that not a single vehicle can pass on the street. About 175,000 tons of domestic waste are produced each year in the city. The amount of waste collected by the city of Managua is less than that generated by the population.
El Colombiano (Colombia) 2/9/2011
Members of Gang ‘Los Triana’ Arrested
A joint operation of the U.S. DEA, National Police, Prosecutor’s gang unit, and municipal police conducted 57 raids in Medellín and another city. There were 20 arrested, including 5 municipal police officers which provided information to the gang and also a ringleader of the gang. Seizures included 5500 lbs of cocaine, 7 firearms, 30 million pesos (US $15,900) in cash, and 4 kilos of marijuana.
Violence notes from various sources
Cd. Juarez: Body found on street; shot 187 times.
Tijuana: Body found in vacant lot; shot multiple times.
Rosarito: Man kidnapped Tuesday night.
Cd. Juarez: Gunmen kill man in wheelchair.
Pachuca, Hidalgo: Three of four kidnapped Federal Police rescued.
Cd. Juarez: Fourteen killed by cartel on Saturday, in 4 separate incidents.
Guatemala: Five killed by gunmen.
Honduras: Four gunned down in northern part of the country.
Blog del Narco:
Querétaro: A confidant of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman caught; on US most wanted
Monterrey: Clashes between Mexican military and cartel; no known injuries.
Torreon: Cartel hits TV station, kills engineer and steals equipment.
Tepic, Nayarit: Police shootout with cartel; 1 gunman dead; cartel
safe house seized.
San Luis Potosi: Tuesday attacks on police headquarters ; now have
ATF stonewalling highlights importance of getting answers under oath-Arizona
-and about Agent Brian Terry’s murder
Border Patrol Data Contradicts Napolitano’s Testimony That U.S. Has ‘Effective Control of the Great Majority’ of Both Northern and
Man claims Mexican gunmen pushed him to smuggle machine gun
Border Patrol Agents seize more than a ton of marijuana-Texas
Man gets 10 years in prison for role in drug smuggling (Canadian
Want to practice your illegal alien smuggling skills? There’s an app for that
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