Message; Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab Linked To Drug Cartels; Mexico’s Economy Remains Weak in First Quarter; Guatemala Creates Air Task Force

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS INC.

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Memorial Day Weekend:  This holiday is about remembering the fallen veterans. Please remember a lot of men, and a few women, have died for you to enjoy the holiday as you wish. If driving, please everyone, SLOW DOWN. MOVE OVER if you see any Emergency unit in or near the roadway.

Slow Down. Move Over. Too many officers have died or been injured by vehicles while working a roadway. Be safe, wear your seat belt.   PLEASE do not drink or text and then drive.
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DEPT OF STATE

Nicaragua 2014 Crime and Safety Report 5/12/2014

Nicaragua is a developing country with one of the poorest economies in the hemisphere. While crime rates are lower in Nicaragua in comparison to neighboring countries like Honduras, general crime is a persistent risk for residents and visitors alike. Crimes against U.S. citizens in the past year have ranged from petty theft to violent offenses. Criminal activity occurs throughout the country, but higher rates of crime reporting against U.S. citizens occur in Managua, Granada, Leon, San Juan del Sur, and the Northern and Southern Atlantic Autonomous Regions. Travelers should maximize caution while traveling by road. Political demonstrations and strikes occur sporadically and have occasionally become violent. For rest of report, link is below:
http://tinyurl.com/nyb3lzl
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Brasilia (Brazil), Nationwide Demonstrations 5/6/2014

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens throughout Brazil of the possibility of widespread demonstrations in cities throughout the country, based on recent media reports. U.S. citizens should avoid protests and areas where large gatherings may occur. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens in Brazil are urged to monitor local news reports and to plan their activities accordingly. For more info, link below:
http://tinyurl.com/pf7expc
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Illness in Travelers Returned From Brazil
(Infectious Diseases Society of America)
http://tinyurl.com/qegw8ld

Tips for travelers to avoid Brazil World Cup crime
http://tinyurl.com/om454v8
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DOMESTIC

Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab Accounts Linked To Mexican Drug Cartels: SEC
http://tinyurl.com/nwo5r4f

Missing Calif. Woman Found After Allegedly Being Held Captive for Decade (both illegal)
http://tinyurl.com/oyfqus6

Tucson Border Patrol Honor Guard Wins National Competition

http://tinyurl.com/nma8dz4
http://tinyurl.com/nlexnb6 (Photos on flickr)

Only Cartels Benefit from Obama’s Border ‘Monument,’ says Former Border Patrol Association
http://tinyurl.com/pyh7f6r

New National Monument Sparks Border Concerns
http://tinyurl.com/p2n8scx

Land grab? Local officials blast move by Obama to set aside 500,000 acres in NM
http://tinyurl.com/n4cpvw3

Border Security Is Not An Option-Mike Cutler
http://tinyurl.com/nn8sl8j

Latest immigration debate: Are churches, schools safe havens?
http://tinyurl.com/nt5py87

No Evidence of a STEM Worker Shortage
(STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
http://tinyurl.com/n9ny7w3

Chikungunya spreads to three Florida counties
http://tinyurl.com/o3f8dnc

Mexican Jail Holding U.S. Marine Controlled By Notorious Drug Lords
http://tinyurl.com/ns2pwpr

Immigration Enforcement Isn’t Smart, Obama Says
http://tinyurl.com/lcwdoxs

Homeland Security chief says ‘fresh start’ needed for deportation program
http://tinyurl.com/lfzc8bd

Illegals freed by Obama later commit 19 murders
Statistics pose grim outlook for 36,007 newly released criminals
http://tinyurl.com/mvvcvbo

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Continues to Block Public Access to Enforcement Data
http://tinyurl.com/nguxl8x

Special Report: Reality of the Border
http://tinyurl.com/qht229d

Methamphetamine trafficking increases, new psychoactive substances flood markets, according to new UNODC report
http://tinyurl.com/onqyvbe

HSI New York announces arrest of 71 individuals for sexual exploitation crimes against children in ‘Operation Caireen’
http://tinyurl.com/ohk9w7l

Lawmakers criticize DHS’s spending on border security projects
http://tinyurl.com/on7gf3a

Deep Ties, Tested on Mexico’s Border
http://tinyurl.com/lhh64fz

‘La Bestia’ – Honduran immigrants in El Paso describe journey on notorious train
http://tinyurl.com/q994th4
http://tinyurl.com/m92qpsz    (Photos)

PA
Feds: Cartel money launderer charged in cocaine conspiracy
http://tinyurl.com/o75sbj4

TX
Del Rio Border Patrol Agents Rescue Honduran Girl, Mexican Man From Rio Grande
http://tinyurl.com/ptne6an

Border Patrol: Agents rescue 3 in Arizona desert
http://tinyurl.com/px52xld

CA
Border Patrol Agents Rescue Young Man in Distress
http://tinyurl.com/muywrku

TX
Sinaloa drug cartel bodyguard pleads guilty to murder
http://tinyurl.com/nkgsu58

AZ
Chiricahua park employee recalls near-deadly attack
http://tinyurl.com/nyojdtl

TX
CBP stops a ton of pot at El Paso port of entry
very well concealed inside machinery rollers
http://tinyurl.com/o922y4o

TX
$2 Million in Marijuana Seized at Checkpoint
http://tinyurl.com/mgpo722

Ecuador sends 30 million boxes of bananas to U.S. every year
http://tinyurl.com/mtff4a3

AZ
Illegal immigrant kills cop driving on the wrong side of the freeway drunk
http://tinyurl.com/qcey463

U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone
http://tinyurl.com/ky8nzq2

MA
Guaman gets 12-14 years in Milford motorcyclist fatality
http://tinyurl.com/npmfa7s
http://tinyurl.com/mq3qxnu Victim family

DHS wants changes in Calif.’s ID for undocumented immigrants
http://tinyurl.com/mkwq9d8

Nebraska city free to enforce ordinance banning renting to undocumented immigrants
http://tinyurl.com/mv4mmk9

TX
CBP Seeks to Expand Falfurrias Checkpoint
http://tinyurl.com/pndcv8z

TN
Five Persons Charged in Drug Conspiracy Case; Marijuana, Cocaine & Meth Seized
http://tinyurl.com/nrhj89r

TX
Houston man pleads guilty to smuggling and trafficking counterfeit pharmaceuticals
http://tinyurl.com/ocmyvzm

AZ
CBP seizes nearly $3.6M in drugs at Arizona ports
http://tinyurl.com/q637shb

TX
Smuggler Wearing Life Vest Bails Out of Vehicle
http://tinyurl.com/qzo3kgn

TX
Suspected Immigrants Bailout Along I-37
http://tinyurl.com/ol7tjl9

Arizona Woman’s Credit Destroyed by Illegal Alien Who Stole Her Identity When She Was a Child
http://tinyurl.com/kyr3wey

TX
Thousands Found in Old TV Set During Traffic Stop
http://tinyurl.com/mmqobn2

CA
Head of Southern California-based drug trafficking organization sentenced to 15 years
http://tinyurl.com/lmoxxcj

TX
Border Patrol seize 50 bundles of marijuana at checkpoint
http://tinyurl.com/od3tlhn

NE
Man to be charged with first-degree murder in connection with rape, death of 93-year-old
http://tinyurl.com/qdvrkgt

CA
Feds seize boat with 17 aboard in suspected human-smuggling operation
http://tinyurl.com/ogwemd9

TX
Border Patrol detains 1,000 people at McAllen Station, agents warn about overcrowding
http://tinyurl.com/oyhklon

AZ
CBP officers seize more than $479K in hard drugs
http://tinyurl.com/ojnuljq

NM
US Border Patrol agents intercept narcotics haul near Santa Teresa
http://tinyurl.com/o3c5vcb

TX
Two bizarre billboard messages startle El Paso commuters
http://tinyurl.com/ln47aan

TX
City prepares for growing immigrant population
http://tinyurl.com/pach25r

Puerto Rican Cops Arrested on Corruption Charges
http://tinyurl.com/pexm3gz
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LATIN AMERICA

Dual exhibit explores cartel violence, family history
http://tinyurl.com/ojmylbw
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MEXICO

Mexico’s Economy Remains Weak in First Quarter
http://tinyurl.com/pg828of

Mexican State Legislators Approve Use of Firearms Against Violent Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/p6etgy7

IMF Expects Mexico to Grow 3% in 2014
http://tinyurl.com/pg8gfg2

Mexico Earns $4.43 Billion from Tourism in Q1
http://tinyurl.com/qxsgkv9

Senior Police Officer Gunned Down in Mexico* 
http://tinyurl.com/n9a8wd3

Nine Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves in Southern Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/qhjlkut

Mexico authorities rescue 35 kidnapping victims
http://tinyurl.com/pdzumtp

State of Juarez: City rebounds, hurdles remain
http://tinyurl.com/qfahqdn

Airbus to Open Military Maintenance Facilities in Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/phopk5e

The U.S. is solidly behind Mexico’s president, but his own people aren’t. Now what?-OpEd
http://tinyurl.com/puegx49

Journalist: Women’s Killings Kept Quiet While Peña Nieto Was Mexican Governor
http://tinyurl.com/kkfzjrb

Inside Mexico’s feared Sinaloa drugs cartel
http://tinyurl.com/nyeufwf

Beltran Leyva Cartel Boss Captured in Southern Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/pgcpdkj

Drug cartel members join Mexican militia in Michoacan
http://tinyurl.com/n2s5ver

Mexico struggles to sort self-defense forces from cartels as players switch sides
http://tinyurl.com/ovbrxne

Police Kill 5 Gunmen in Mexican Gulf State – Drug Cartel
http://tinyurl.com/obs99vz

3 killed, many injured by Reynosa strip mall blast
http://tinyurl.com/p9sabsj

Nine Die in Shootouts with Security Forces in Mexico
all bad guys
http://tinyurl.com/nzqju2c

Drug Cartel’s ‘Narcocamp’ Training Grounds Discovered in Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/p9k6r92

Mexico captures leader of Los Rojos drug gang in violent state
http://tinyurl.com/oug8wyj

Deep Ties, Tested on Mexico’s Border
http://tinyurl.com/lhh64fz

Seven Bodies Found Inside SUV in Northeastern Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/pmrlenu

Mexico Busts Counterfeiting Ring
http://tinyurl.com/q3mmro6

Mexico Nabs Man Behind Kidnap-Murder of 13
http://tinyurl.com/knyqvo5

Scientists discover 12,000-year-old skeleton in Mexican cave
http://tinyurl.com/mvq3qqs
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CENTRAL AMERICA

Guatemala Creates Air Task Force to Fight Drug Trafficking
http://tinyurl.com/pytedgw

Dual exhibit explores cartel violence, family history
http://tinyurl.com/ojmylbw

Three Presumed Gang Members Die in Shootout with Honduran Police
http://tinyurl.com/nzojvjs

Guatemala captures suspected drug trafficker with Zeta ties
after a shootout that left three dead
http://tinyurl.com/poavyep

Who Will Fill Vacuum After Key Guatemala Capture?
http://tinyurl.com/o64sn49

Six Arrested in Guatemala for Human Trafficking
http://tinyurl.com/qbde83n0
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El Mundo 5/21/2014 El Salvador

Number of homicides totaled 239 in May

There have been 239 homicides in El Salvador. (a country slightly smaller than Massachusetts). Tuesday (5/20/2014) alone there were 19 homicides. One victim had retired from the MS-13. Those assassins wore dark clothing, with faces covered and claimed to be police.
http://tinyurl.com/qylxzbl     (Original source in Spanish)
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Nicaragua 2014 Crime and Safety Report 5/12/2014

Nicaragua is a developing country with one of the poorest economies in the hemisphere. While crime rates are lower in Nicaragua in comparison to neighboring countries like Honduras, general crime is a persistent risk for residents and visitors alike. Crimes against U.S. citizens in the past year have ranged from petty theft to violent offenses. Criminal activity occurs throughout the country, but higher rates of crime reporting against U.S. citizens occur in Managua, Granada, Leon, San Juan del Sur, and the Northern and Southern Atlantic Autonomous Regions. Travelers should maximize caution while traveling by road. Political demonstrations and strikes occur sporadically and have occasionally become violent. For rest of report, link is below:
http://tinyurl.com/nyb3lzl    Original source in Spanish
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SOUTH AMERICA

Seven Dead in Bus Hold-Up Attempt in Venezuela
http://tinyurl.com/ng5sqt3

Argentina Details Bust of Liquid Cocaine Smugglers
http://tinyurl.com/pb46p3o

At Least 16 Burn to Death inDeath Toll Rises to 32 in Colombia Bus Fire
http://tinyurl.com/owouesa

Colombia Bus Crash (now 32)
http://tinyurl.com/krc7wbl

U.S. and Uruguay sign customs mutual assistance agreement
http://tinyurl.com/kjgsyzs

At Least 23 Dead, 18 Injured in Brazil Bus Accident
http://tinyurl.com/mh9p4xl

Inmates Free 125 Relatives, 4 Guards at Brazil Prison
http://tinyurl.com/pzpmzly

Looters Hit Stores in Brazilian City as Cops Strike
http://tinyurl.com/occo3pu

Bolivia Opens Its First State-Owned Computer Assembly Plant
http://tinyurl.com/okbwu76

Argentine Authorities Seize 2 Tons of Cocaine
http://tinyurl.com/omh23m8

Colombian Government, FARC Reach Agreement to Combat Illegal Drugs
http://tinyurl.com/onh7rhf

Paraguay Journalists Demand That Government Solve Colleague’s Murder
http://tinyurl.com/nry68dk

Colombian Police Dismantle Drug Gang
http://tinyurl.com/q8ta46f
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CARIBBEAN

Fidel’s Estranged Daughter Says Time Not Right for Return to Cuba
http://tinyurl.com/qex6hel

Santo Domingo to Naturalize Dominican-Born Haitians
http://tinyurl.com/psxhgeu

Costa Rican Judge Suspected of Taking Bribes
http://tinyurl.com/qy53v8o

Caribbean Airlines appoints Canadian as new CEO
http://tinyurl.com/ppyvnwp
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ELSEWHERE

Drug smuggler lets ‘mule’ die from drugs – then cuts stash from lifeless body
http://tinyurl.com/lqdocbn
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