U.S. Drones Fight Mexican Drug Trade; Tijuana Killings: A Return to the bad old days?

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SDP Noticias   (Mexico)  3/16/2011

Military seizes 95 kilos cocaine in Tijuana

The Mexican military has seized 95 kilos of cocaine and 176 kilos of crystal meth from a home in the La Mesa area of Tijuana.  The seizure is the result of a citizen’s report of strange packages being taken into the home.  The drugs have an estimated value of $80,342,000.  A handgun and ammo, plus cash and vehicles were also seized.


Jornada  (Mexico)  3/16/2011

Quintana Roo:  38 per cent increase in drinking water price

CHETUMAL, QUINTANA ROO – A few days before the end of this Legislature, during a night session adopted an increase of up 38 percent to potable water rates to be effective the first day of April.  The proposed increase was presented by the holder of the Committee on Water Supply and Sewerage (CAPA), Pedro Alcocer Fleet. According to the petition, the cost of producing one cubic meter of water is 15 pesos 90 centavos and the public is charged at 4 pesos 77 centavos, a very large gap between revenues and costs, and threatening the viability to provide services and investment.  Thus, the minimum rate for water consumption, which covers a maximum use of 10 cubic meters per month will increase from 43 pesos 48 centavos in force now to 60 pesos 36 centavos after April. (Quintana Roo is the state where Cancun and other tourist destinations are located.)


El Universal  (Mexico)  3/16/2011

Every 6 hours, a Mexico City worker dies

The Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion of the City (STyFE) has about 30 health and safety inspectors to serve 300 thousand businesses in the capital.  This shortage contributes to the high death rate associated by employment. The riskiest jobs are within the areas of construction and services, such as tortilla manufacturing, gas stations, bars and restaurants.  Chemical, physical, biological, ergonomic and psychosocial factors that may be imperceptible everyday to workers, however, are some of the most common risks of mortality.  Among these are cancer from exposure to chemicals, damage to the auditory system from noise, hypertension, diabetes and myocardial infarction due to stress. In one year there were more than 45, 000 accidents, with 17,000 of these accidents while traveling and 268 caused by illness while in travel. The year 2009 was one of the most
dangerous yearsm   There were 166 deaths from occupational hazards, of which 132 were for work accidents, and 34 accidents during the journey from work to home or vice versa


La Voz de la Frontera  (Mexico)

Government buys grain to prevent exploitation

The Baja California state government has purchased 4,000 tons of corn used to make tortillas, in order to insure an adequate supply and curb speculation.  Mexico is facing a shortage of corn due to frost earlier this year in major corn-producing states such as Sinaloa and Tamaulipas, which lost thousands of hectares of crops.  The state of Baja California uses about 1,200 tons of corn per month.


La Razon  (Bolivia)  3/16/2011

Mega drug lab seized in Bolivia

A major laboratory was found and dismantled yesterday by Bolivian anti-drug authorities. According to the Special Antidrug Task Force (Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico – FELCN), it is the fourth major lab found so far this year, and was able to produce at least 400 kilos of cocaine per week. It was found some 110 kilometers from the country’s most populated city, Santa Cruz.  Four Colombians were arrested but so far there have been no indications of their possible relationships to Colombian DTOs. Authorities also noted that the lab was technologically more advanced than the previous ones found in Bolivia. At least 6,500 liters of chemical liquid precursors were also seized at the scene.


TAMAULIPAS – 10 tons drugs, 197 vehicles, 2 Million pesos, 200 guns and 51 grenades, 51,201 cartridges, 510,000 magazines seized in Feb; 137 arrested.

APODACA, NUEVO LEON – Hitmen attack police station; 1 officer wounded; Marines drove off attackers.

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO – Municipal police chief’s brother shot in head.

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON – 2 teens, 16 yrs. old, kidnapped, then executed
in front of home.

APODACA, NUEVO LEON – Marines arrest 3 kidnappers; a rifle, 2 submachine guns, 26 rounds of ammunition, 3 magazines of ammunition, 32 bundles of marijuana.

TIJUANA – 2 bodies dumped, separately; army seizes 500 lbs. pot elsewhere.

ROSARITO – Abandoned van; inside magazines and 900 rounds of AK ammo.
Blog del Narco (www.blogdelnarco.com)

TEPIC, NAYARIT – 4 year old shot 3 times, crossfire; others injured.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA – Cartel executes 2 men, woman; spares
newborn & 3 yr old.

MEZQUITAL, NUEVO LEON – Municipal police station attacked (this village just had 10 homes burned)

GUADALUPE, NUEVO LEON – 3 executed, civilians wounded.

Tijuana Killings: A Return to the Bad Old Days?
Obama to Visit El Salvador While Guatemala is the New Front Line – main criminal threat is the Zetas, a Mexican cartel that has expanded operations in the country
U.S. Leadership Approval is Suffering in the Americas
The Most Dangerous Job in the World

Domestic News – United States

 U.S. Drones Fight Mexican Drug Trade
Arizona border agents find 3 backpacks with ammunition

Feds: Nigerian’s paid driver to smuggle them into Canada
Arizona  – police fired at during chase involving suspected human smugglers
Man re-sentenced to life in prison for 2006 smuggling case
Abuse of Trust-The Case of the Crooked Border Official

Napolitano, Canadian Security Chief Release Border Plan
-end of report-

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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  7. pf Says:

    Crooked Border Official? Why am I not surprised? Cartels will use any avenue to get their product across the border – and people can be bought!

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