Pentagon contradicts Napolitano’s Mexican border assessment; U.S. Sends Mexican Ex-Cop Home to Face Drug Charges

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Diario (US)  4/19/2011
Indifference of citizens, increasingly common at homicide scenes
A teenager turned and saw the bloodied body on the street, looked at the body just a few seconds and moved on.

On the dirt road, with his head practically destroyed, a hitherto unknown man, who was killed while walking toward an unknown point.  He was homicide victim number 119 this month. Many people watched with indifference, and others are fed up with the amount of violence that is daily living in this city. The site where the crime occurred is located right in the intersection of China and Fiji Bay in the colony José Martí, on one side of Infonavit Technology, where murders are the “daily bread”, to say the neighbors. “This happens all the time. The police just come to collect the bodies and make off without doing anything, and we do not see them again until they kill another person,” said a resident of Bay Street Fiji.  In front of the body is a Child Welfare Center and a primary school, both empty for the holiday period.  Women with babies in their arms came up the street ready to see what was happening. Others stayed away and continued their routine activities.  Several men rushed to the scene trying to identify the victim, but the elements of the Special Crime Scene Unit prevented them from access and directed them to the Police, which was occupied much of time to cordon off the scene crime and then find shade to protect from hot sun.

The victim was face down in the street and presented at a glance multiple gunshot wounds to the skull. This person was described as a man of 1.65 meters of stature, swarthy complexion and regular, who wore a blue shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.  After securing 10 items, .45 caliber cases, units of the Attorney General’s Office withdrew from the place and the Medical Examiner staff proceeded with the transfer of the body, then the few neighbors who were there left.

But this feeling of indifference is not just the those in the neighborhood. Yesterday the Attorney General’s Office declined to even issue a communication of a homicide recorded in there.
El Diario de El Paso  (US)  4/19/2011

US has 500 agents ‘spies’ deployed throughout Mexico

EL PASO – Mexico is in the process of a virtual invasion by the United States, but this time quietly and controlled, after the Mexican government revealed the presence of 500 U.S. federal agents to “spy” on their territory. Officials of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) said that the U.S. has that number of officers from various departments. Reportedly, the purpose of these elements, which are legally in Mexico, is to obtain information on criminal organizations, investigate and prosecute, in order that the criminal’s activities do not jeopardize U.S. security.

According to officials of the PGR, in 2005 only 60 U.S. agents were deployed south of the border. Currently, Mexican authorities are working with about five hundred members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The PGR has reported that binational cooperation in fighting criminal organizations and drug trafficking has generated positive results, including the location of Arturo Beltran Leyva, “El Barbas.”

Charles Bowden, journalist and author of several books on drug trafficking, including “Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields”, says sending more and more agents to Mexico can be a pilot project for a larger plan for the future.  Apparently, the U.S. fears war could break out. Therefore, it is sending agents to Mexico to see if the stage is set in that country. America wants to have a level of control and repression south of the border, and Mexico obviously has two forces: change and liberation and violence and crime. And the U.S. does not want it to be chaos and crime.

MEXICO –  Between 1/1/2000 and 3/22/2011, there have been 470 federal police and military killed.-El Universal

ACAPULCO – Acapulco reaches 71% of hotel occupancy. (M3 Opinion: It is disturbing that in many of the Mexican tourist area, the government is willing to commit military and police resources to protect the tourist dollars, but won’t commit to it’s own citizens, forcing them to plead for protection as reported in the M3 recently.)-El Universal 
ACAPULCO – Four found executed near beach at 8:30 am.-El Sol de Acapulco

VERACRUZ –   Marine shootout with cartel leaves 6 dead and 10 arrested.-Milenio

CANATLAN, DURANGO – Two gas stations and 2 shot up, and grenades used to set on fire, destroying them.-OEM

PUEBLA – Two children with grandparents shot.  The 7 year old shot in the chest  died and the 13 year old is critical.-OEM

MEXICO – Brazil has offered to send equipment and manpower to aid in fighting the wildfires burning in Coahuila.  The state of Quintana Roo (where Cancun is located) is reporting 13 forest fires, and the state of Hidalgo reports 264.-Milenio & El Universal
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ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA – Mexican Marines have arrested Antonio Valenzuela Aguilar, a friend of El Chapo Guzman, most wanted leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

SAN FERNANDO, TAMAULIPAS – Reliable but anonymous sources have revealed that more bodies have been found totalling 55 so far.  Authorities have asked the media to be silent on this.  Reports are these include babies, children and young people.

 JUÁREZ, SINALOA – Two State police agents and an investigator with Attorney General gunned down.  Fourth man made it to hospital but died in surgery.  Unknown if he was also in law enforcement.

GUADALUPE, NUEVO LEÓN – Holiday horror: Children on a walk during vacation found the body of a man half buried.  Reports indicate the body was there about 5 weeks.

MONTERREY- Military and gunmen clash in front of church Palm Sunday. Three gunmen killed, 3 soldiers and 1 civilian wounded.

ACUYO TUXTEPEC, OAXACA – Three members of family kidnapped from their repair shop.  Execute bodies found in Tres Valles, Veracruz with narco message.

ACAPONETA, NAYARIT- Mexican Army seizes narco lab. Seized  82 kilograms of opium gum powder, more than 58 kilograms of opium gum, 200 liters of processed opium gum, almost 10 kilograms of chemicals used to process opium, among other things.  Anonymous calls reported it to authorities.

SALTILLO, COAHUILA – Los Zetas posting flyers that they are not responsible for recent grenade attacks, but the Gulf cartel is, and that don’t kill innocent people.  They are offering a $5 million peso reward and protection to the person or persons who lead them to CDG leaders Comandante Pareja and el Güero Valero.

SAN BLAS, NAYARIT – Marines came under fire, with 1 gunman killed, 2 wounded and 3 arrested.

LAZARO CARDENAS, SINALOA –  Military on patrol observe gunmen attack a  truck.  After clash, military has 2 captured and seized AK-47 rifles, AR-15, a grenade launcher, radio equipment, body armor, tactical gear, among other things.

SANTA CATARINA, NUEVO LEÓN – Five narco graves found by state investigators.  No further information yet.

PESQUERÍA, NUEVO LEÓN – Mexican military found narco grave with human remains, interred less than 2 years.

AGUA DULCE, VERACRUZ –  Municipal police located narco grave with 1 body, missing for 1 week

CAMPECHE – Head of Los Zetas in Campeche and 10 others arrested.

VERACRUZ- Two passenger buses found on a cattle ranch with bodies inside.  Bus company confirms buses disappeared while on a federal highway.

SAN LUIS POTOSI – Several narco graves found in Ciudad del Maiz produced 28 more bodies.  These are being connected to the others found in San Fernando, Tamaulipas.

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, COAHUILA – Citizens sending e mails with photos of town’s destruction by a cartel, as authorities do nothing and media remains silent.

HIDALGO – Thirty-two Zetas arrested, six of them women.

CHIHUAHUA, CHIHUAHUA – Three teen boys executed with AK 47. 

LAS CALABASAS, SONORA – Two men executed, left along roadside.

LAS FLECHAS, DURANGO – Four men executed.  Three were brothers. Over 225 shell casings were found.
Mexican military: 17 alleged cartel members killed, 4 abductees rescued in northern Tamaulipas cities
Security firms show off their wares in Mexico City
The price of Mexico’s ‘drugs war’   
Paraguay Ups Counter-Narcotics Effort on Border with Brazil
Buses Continue to Travel Through San Fernando
BRAZIL:  Huge police sweep in Rio aims at drug traffickers
MEXICO – U.S. Sends Mexican Ex-Cop Home to Face Drug Charges
CANADA – Teen refugee sent to Mexico to get new hearing  PHOTO
Drug Boss Figueroa Agosto’s Ex-Wife Surrenders to Dominican Law Enforcement
Can Mexico’s citizen movements make a difference in drug war?
Police Arrest One of Colombia’s 10 Most Important Drug Traffickers
‘Colombia could be world’s food basket’
Panama Breaks Up Colombian Drug Trafficking Ring

Domestic News – United States

Arizona Sheriff Cites Flood of Border Agents Confirming Feds’ No-Apprehension Policy-must read
‘More will die’ Mexico drug wars claim U.S. lives
CALIFORNIA:  25 pounds of cocaine found in I-5 pickup
ARIZONA: What does “securing the border” really mean?
Pentagon contradicts Napolitano’s Mexican border assessment
NEW MEXICO: Two of three escapees captured after Sunday jail break – held on illegal entry and ‘possession’ of pot; Mexican nationals
CALIFORNIA:  Agents Seize Heroin At Interstate 8 Checkpoint
Border is a clear line; ‘control’ is a gray area
ARIZONA: Border Patrol News: rescues and drug seizures
Border Patrol Banned From Top Smuggler Routes
CALIFORNIA: SDG&E buying power from Mexican wind farm
FLORIDA: Lynn Opens Countertrafficking Command Center 
TEXAS: Million Dollar Meth Busts         
NEW YORK:  2 suspects,  1 million dollars in drug netted in Ecstasy bust
TEXAS: Human smuggler forces Border Patrol agent off highway, agency says
61% Oppose U.S. Citizenship for Children Born to Illegal Immigrant
TEXAS: Border Patrol: 28 illegal immigrants rescued since Thursday
Cigarette taxes spur smuggling

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