One of the alleged murderers of ICE Agent caught; Trial date moved

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El Heraldo de Chihuahua  (Mexico)  2/23/2011

One of the alleged murderers of ICE Agent caught in Mexico

(Mexico City)  Mexican military and Federal Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of  U.S. ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, and the shooting of his partner, Victor Avila.  The Secretary of Defense (SEDENA) has given limited information at this time.  The arrest of Tony Jones of U.S. origin occurred in the town of Charcas, San Luis, Potosi. More information is expected on his involvement and other arrests.
Another in English: Slay Suspect Is Named in Mexico (Wall St Journal)

El Heraldo de Tabasco  (Mexico)  2/23/2011

Governor of Tabasco criticizes insecurity of Mexico’s southern border

(Cárdenas, Tabasco)  Governor Andrés Granier Melo said during an interview that “The federal government should look at the two borders, the South and North and that it’s not enough to cover the North when the South is totally unprotected,”  The border is quite porous, where drugs and illegal weapons enter which belong to organized crime cartels. Among the irregularities as a result of the neglect on the southern border are Guatemalan trucks entering with drugs and concealed weapons and that is what we urge the government to fight.  There needs to be an effective program in coordination with state forces to cope this type of crime that is more advanced along the southern border.   The government saying the border is controlled “is a lie that there are no effective controls, the border is porous and the facts show that,” insisted the governor of Tabasco.

El Heraldo de Chihuahua  (Mexico)  2/23/2011

Drug shortages causing delayed surgeries

(Chihuahua, Chihuahua)  There is a shortage of 850 types of medicines, that began in January and has caused a delay in performing surgical procedures at various facilities.  Some patients have had to wait up to 10 days to fill their prescriptions due to the absence of the drugs.  Patients are being asked to telephone first to check on availability of their prescribed medication.

El Imparcial  (Mexico)  2/23/2011

Juarez violence leaves 8,500 orphans

(Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) More than 7,000 murders in Ciudad Juárez over the past three years  attributed to the drug war, have left nearly 8,500 children orphaned, according to an official source for the state of Chihuahua.  To support these children, the government of Chihuahua has created a trust fund to benefit those minors under 14 years old.  Ciudad Juarez is considered the most violent city in Mexico with 3,100 murders in 2010. So far this year, there have been 350 people killed, according to the Attorney General.

Frontera  (Mexico)  2/23/2011

-Tijuana; state police capture another gang member responsible for robbing and raping up to 30 women. This is the 5th arrest, which included two 13 year old’s.  (

-Tijuana; Los Tucanes de Tijuana (musical group) are still persona non grata for the Tijuana Municipal Police because of “narcocorridos” they have in their repertoire. (

Blog del Narco

Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán:  Municipal police woman killed, husband

Acapulco:  Four more executed on Wednesday.

Culiacan, Sinaloa:  Double execution on banks of Tamazula River.

Michoacan:  Federal Police arrest five La Familia members; also seized guns, ammo, ammo. magazines, radios, a bag of counterfeit money, vehicle, and marijuana.

Oaxaca:  Beheaded man found with narcomessage.

Tamaulipas:  Bomb kills two, wounds three.

Acapulco:  Three found, with one dismembered in car trunk; narcomessage left.

Assessing the Who, How, Where of the ICE Attack-good writeup
Mexican state police seek increased firepower
Mexican marines find 72 sticks of explosives, guns
Gangs Kidnapped Over 11,000 Migrants in Mexico, Says Report
Another bloody weekend  for Juárez: Living amidst tragedy
Bullying linked to teen suicides in Mexico City

Domestic News – United States

Trial date moved back for man arrested night of agent shooting- Arizona
Border Patrol agent injured in crash near Douglas-Arizona
Border Patrol, Mexican officials see more children crossing into U.S. -some unaccompanied

Large group of illegal immigrants found in Arizona
Border Patrol thwarts smuggling attempt-California-by sea
Obama to meet Mexico’s Calderón
Drug Traffickers Targeted By Treasury
Is the CIA behind Mexico’s Bloody Drug War?
Border Patrol agents arrest felon wanted out of Miami-wanted on murder charge
UNODC teams up with Mexico to launch statistics center
Most Voters Say It’s Better to Enforce Existing Immigration Laws Than Create New Ones
Customs and Border Protection 2010: arrests and drugs down, security up
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