GE will invest $550 million in Brazil; Former US Undercover Agent on attack says, “I’m not surprised”

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El Universal (Mexico) 2/17/2011

Cartel arsenal seized in Zitácuaro

(Morelia, Michoacan) After a violent clash with gunmen in Zitacuaro, Mexican military reported the arrest of 2 and seizure of 4 luxury vehicles, as well as an arsenal that included a .50 Cal. Barrett rifle that was used to bring down a helicopter. There was also a nickel and gold plated pistol with precious stones forming the legend ‘Familia Michoacana’ and ‘Walrus’, who is the local head of the LFM cartel in Zitacuaro. Other weapons seized included 11 rifles (AK47 and AR15’s), 30 grenades, and 70 magazines. The ‘Walrus’ managed to escape.

El Universal (Mexico) 2/17/2011

Mexican Senate receives bill to combat human trafficking

(Mexico City) The bill includes amendments to elevate the crime to the same level as kidnapping, rape, homicide and organized crime. It will also protect the victim’s identity and personal data and mandate remand for the accused under certain conditions. Human trafficking requires an interdisciplinary approach and a more active participation of federal, state and municipal governments, together with the participation of civil society. The bill was referred to the appropriate committee. (Note: Mexico is more lenient on releasing people pending trial, perhaps due to limited jail space to hold them.  Thus this bill will be an improvement in mandating remand by a Judge.)

Prensa Grafica (El Salvador) 2/17/2011

GE will invest $550 million in Brazil

Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE) will invest $ 550 million to set up a research center in Rio de Janeiro. Joao Geraldo Ferreira, president of General Electric in Brazil said “Brazil will become increasingly important in our global growth expectations.”  According to Ferreira, investments for the two years will be dedicated to the research center installation and training of local manpower.  All products developed in the center, by a memorandum of understanding will have patents registered in Brazil, he added. The firm plans to create 1,000 jobs directly with the center. Last year, the Brazilian arm of GE earned revenues of $ 2.600 million, Ferreira said, adding that it expects growth of at least 30% by the end of 2011.

La Hora (Guatemala) 2/17/2011

Supreme Court to expedite life insurance purchase

The M3 reported on Tuesday on the assassination of a judge. The Supreme Court decided to expedite the purchase of life insurance for judges of the judiciary. Aguilar held that judges are the ones most at risk, stating,  “We respectfully believe that judges are more at risk and the proof is that the greatest number of threats and attacks are on judges.”

La Voz de la Frontera (Mexico) 2/17/2011 PHOTO

Mexican military seizes 12.4 tons of marijuana

(San Luis RC Sonora) Mexican military has seized a total of 12.4 tons of marijuana in this small border city. Five people were arrested in total, 6 vehicles seized (5 with plates from Calif. & Arizona), with guns and ammunition also seized. The drugs were located in 3 different locations. The 2 drivers of a semi truck were arrested when it was established on  questioning that the marijuana was transported from Culiacan to Mexicali between grocery goods in the truck.

Blog del Narco:

Tierra Blanca
:  Military rescues 3 including woman & baby; 1 gunman dead.

Panuco, Veracruz:  Six heads left at police station; two were police officers there; some officers resigned immediately; Gulf cartel responsible.

Tepic, Nayarit:  One executed,  one injured.

Colima:  Marines detain 36 police officers and 11 cartel gunmen after being ID’d by arrested cops.

Monterrey, Nuevo León:  One kidnapped, three executed; grenade found.

Monterrey, Nuevo León:  Two state police officers attacked separately; shot and injured.

Acapulco:  Two federal police officers wounded by cartel gunmen.

Mexico: Government urged to suspend U.S. Mormon missionary visas

Brazilian police arrested over ‘vigilante death squad’

Honduras bets on coffee planting spree as prices soar

Domestic News – United States

US Border Patrol Weekly Blotter: February 10 – February 16
Mexican Gunmen Confronted ICE Agents Before Shooting, Sources Say
Cartel hit possibly behind US agent killing, congressman says
-New information points to a sanctioned hit by the Zetas
Former Undercover Agent on Attack:  “I’m Not Surprised”
Family of Enrique Camarena Speaks About Recent Murder
Los Zetas:  Massacres, Assassinations and Infantry Tactics
US, Mexico team up to seal the border
Border Patrol sees increase in hidden security threat-Arizona-video on tunnels
Report: Illegal immigrant decline in Virginia and Maryland – Areas that have cracked down
Obama team set to reduce border security measures
Editorial:  Border Patrol has a serious problem
History Repeats? New Book ‘The Fence’ Outlines Story of DHS’ VirtualBorder Wall Fiasco
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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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