Tuesday, November 21, 2017

AZMEX UPDATE 21-11-17

AZMEX UPDATE 21 NOV 2017

Note: Photos at link.

BP arrests deported child molesters who snuck back into country
Phil Villarreal
12:19 PM, Nov 21, 2017
5 hours ago
http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/bp-arrests-deported-child-molesters-who-snuck-back-into-country

CBP

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two Mexican men who had been convicted of sex crimes against children before they were deported and snuck back into the country.

They arrested the men in separate incidents.

On Saturday, agents arrested 34-year-old Abigael Calvo-Calvo after he illegally crossed the border near Naco. He was convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14 in 2012 in California.

On Sunday, agents arrested 33-year-old Juan Herrera-Gameros after he illegally entered the country west of Douglas.He had been convicted of sexual conduct with a child in 2005 in Bisbee.

Both men are in federal custody and will face immigration charges.

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Border agent assaulted near Sasabe
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 2:06 PM MST
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 2:06 PM MST
Posted By Faye DeHoff
http://www.kvoa.com/story/36899561/border-agent-assaulted-near-sasabe

Anyone can report suspicious activity toll-free and anonymously at 1-877-872-7435/ U.S. Border Patrol

Sasabe -
A Tucson Station Border Patrol agent was assaulted by a 22-year-old Mexican man Friday morning near Highway 286, north of Sasabe, Arizona.

When the agent responded to a group of suspected undocumented immigrants north of the international boundary and attempted to arrest one of the suspects, the Mexican national violently resisted by throwing dirt in the agents face and assaulting him. The agent managed to subdue the suspect after a brief struggle.

The agent was later evaluated at a local hospital and released. The Mexican national was uninjured and declined medical attention. He will be processed for immigration violations, per Tucson Sector guidelines, and charged for assault on a federal agent.

Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Solis out as CBP's port chief in Nogales
Nov 14, 2017
Nogales International

http://www.nogalesinternational.com/news/solis-out-as-cbp-s-port-chief-in-nogales/article_f0ff8026-c8d4-11e7-9d03-43011119f72b.html

Less than eight months after taking command of Arizona's busiest land port of entry, Efrain Solis is out as Nogales port director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection does make management changes, as needed," a spokeswoman said in response to an email from the NI asking for confirmation of rumors that Solis had been relieved, as well as an explanation as to why the change was made.

Michael Humphries is serving as the interim port director in Nogales "until further notice," the spokeswoman said. Humphries has previously served as area port director for the Douglas/Naco ports of entry.

The change at the top of the local CBP hierarchy coincides with the retirement of Assistant Port Director Joe Agosttini, who stepped down on Friday, Oct. 27 after more than 30 years of service.

Solis, who began his career with the former U.S. Customs Service in Brownsville, Texas, more than 25 years ago, assumed leadership of the Dennis DeConcini and Mariposa ports, as well as the Morley pedestrian gate, the Nogales International Airport and the Rio Rico railyard, during a change-of-command ceremony on March 30.

"It's an honor and a privilege to accept this position," he said at the time. "I don't know of any other place I wanted to be. When they asked, I said I would take Nogales."

Solis took over for Guadalupe Ramirez, Jr., who left to become assistant director of field operations for CBP's Tucson Sector.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

AZMEX UPDATE 20-11-17

AZMEX UPDATE 20 NOV 2017


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offers $20,000 for information on those who killed Border Patrol agent
Posted: Nov 20, 2017 11:41 AM MST
Updated: Nov 20, 2017 11:42 AM MST

http://www.kvia.com/news/texas/texas-gov-greg-abbott-offers-20000-for-information-on-those-who-killed-border-patrol-agent/659481158

EL PASO, Texas - Texas Governor Greg Abbott has authorized Texas Crime Stoppers to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent Sunday.

36-year-old agent Rogelio Martinez, of El Paso, died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained while on patrol in the Big Bend area. His partner, also injured during the attack, remains in the hospital in serious condition.

"We owe a great deal of gratitude to the brave men and women of the United States Border Patrol who serve every day to protect our homeland," said Governor Abbott. "Cecilia and I offer our deepest condolences to the families of the agents killed and seriously injured in this attack. As authorities continue their investigation, it is important that they receive any and all information to help apprehend and deliver swift justice to those responsible."

The Border Patrol hasn't released many details about what happened. It said in a statement that the agents "were responding to activity" while on patrol near Interstate 10. The FBI has taken over the investigation.

Border Patrol records show Big Bend accounted for about 1 percent of the more than 61,000 apprehensions its agents made along the Southwest border between October 2016 and May 2017. The region's mountains and the Rio Grande make it a difficult area for people to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, anyone with information on fugitives can provide anonymous tips in three different ways:

Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
Text the letters 'DPS' - followed by your tip - to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone

CLICK HERE to submit a web tip https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTipsCSI.aspx?L=E&AgencyID=650


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AZMEX EXTRA 19-11-17

AZMEX EXTRA 19 NOV 2017


Five men receive sentences for smuggling firearms into Mexico
Laredo Morning Times
Published 12:36 am, Sunday, November 19, 2017

http://www.lmtonline.com/local/article/Five-men-receive-sentences-for-smuggling-firearms-12369121.php

IMAGE 1 OF 12 File photo of court room gavel. gavel

Five Laredoans have been ordered to prison following their convictions for their roles in smuggling firearms into Mexico.

Juan Diego Madrid, 27,
Rolando Armando Madrid, 21,
Erik Villasana, 20,
Edward Alexander Duenas, 20, and
Francisco Xavier Martinez, 25,
participated in a scheme to purchase civilian variants of firearms issued to military forces from various local firearms dealers.

Between March 2016 and November 2016, Juan Madrid directed several individuals,
including Rolando Madrid, Duenas and Martinez, to purchase the firearms.
The firearms were then transferred to Villasana, who arranged for the firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.

U.S. District Judge Diana Saldaña sentenced Juan Madrid to a term of 65 months in federal prison,
while his brother Rolando Madrid, Villasana, Duenas and Martinez received respective sentences
of 51, 63, 27 and 41 months in prison.

The straw purchasers bought AR-15 and
AK-47-type semiautomatic rifles,
Beretta 92FS (Pistols) and
DPMS AR-type rifles
from Academy and Kirkpatrick Guns & Ammo stores in Laredo and San Antonio.
Juan Madrid would then purchase the firearms from the straw purchasers and then re-sell them at a profit to Villasana.

Villasana told federal agents that he had established contact with Rolando Madrid through Facebook.
Madrid sold Villasana a rifle for $1,100 and told him he could get more firearms.
Villasana said that he told one of his friends in Mexico, who works for a cartel, about the firearms.

That friend asked Villasana to buy more firearms for Madrid.
"Rolando Madrid's brother, Juan 'El Padrino' Madrid, called Villasana back and said he could get Villasana anything he wanted, including firearms and grenades," court records states.

Villasana would sell the firearms to his friend and contact in Mexico for $1,300 to $1,400.
The contact would send different people from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to pick up the firearms from Villasana
in Laredo and then smuggle them to Mexico.
Villasana would meet the smugglers at a downtown McDonald's parking lot in Laredo.

RELATED: Convicted felons busted with firearms, marijuana yards away from Laredo high school
Juan Madrid was already a convicted felon and prohibited from purchasing, owning or possessing firearms.
His brother, Ruben Madrid, was also involved in the scheme as a straw purchaser.
He will be sentenced at a later date.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. attorney Homero Ramirez and special assistant U.S. attorney Lisa Ezra are prosecuting the case.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

AZMEX EXTRA 15-11-17

AZMEX EXTRA 15 NOV 2017


Man smuggling guns, ammo to Mexico stopped at port
Release Date: November 15, 2017

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/man-smuggling-guns-ammo-mexico-stopped-port

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona's Port of Nogales apprehended an 18-year-old male U.S. citizen Tuesday evening after finding weapons and ammunition under the front and rear seats of the Chevy sedan he was driving.
Officers working outbound operations at the Mariposa crossing selected the man for an outbound inspection as he was leaving the United States. Subsequently, officers located five assault rifles, two handguns, and more than 800 rounds of ammunition.

Weapons found in sedan

Officers arrested the man for weapons trafficking and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. Officers also seized the vehicle, ammunition and weapons.

Federal law allows officers to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

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Note: more photos at link.

Decomisan arsenal and methamphetamines in Mariposa
Details Published on Wednesday, November 15, 2017,
Written by Marco A. Flores

http://www.eldiariodesonora.com.mx/notas.php?nota=101316

Nogales, Az

A young man just of age was arrested with an arsenal, while a woman was assured a shipment of methamphetamine, when both intended to cross through the local posts, in separate cases.

According to the official report of Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English), in the first case, the subject of 18 years and American nationality, was apprehended with several assault rifles and municipalities, under and behind the seats of a Chevy seden he was driving.

He was intercepted by federal agents at the Mariposa exit, when he was looking to cross to the Mexican side, with five long guns, two pistols and more than 800 useful cartridges.

In the other case, a 42-year-old woman, also a legal resident of Arizona, was detained in Mariposa when she tried to cross with thirty packs of methamphetamine, which were valued at $ 101,000.

They were hidden in the box of a Ford F-150 double-cab pick-up, and were stopped and turned over to Immigration and Customs Control for processing, along with the drug and the unit.

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AZMEX UPDATE 15-11-17

AZMEX UPDATE 15 NOV 2017


Wanted polygamist free after 15 years on the lam in Mexico
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 1:42 PM MST
Updated: Nov 15, 2017 1:42 PM MST
By BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press
http://www.kvoa.com/story/36853298/wanted-polygamist-free-after-15-years-on-the-lam-in-mexico

PHOENIX (AP) - A polygamist who fled to Mexico about 15 years ago with this wives and kids while facing child molestation charges in Arizona is now free after the charges were dropped.

Orson William Black Jr. was arrested by Mexican authorities in the northern state of Chihuahua and handed over to U.S. officials in El Paso, Texas, last week. He was briefly held on an Arizona fugitive warrant before being released because no agency would extradite him.

The Arizona attorney general's office charged Black in 2003 with molestation over allegations he persuaded two teenagers to impregnate themselves with his sperm. The charges were dropped in May after a review.

Former state Attorney General Terry Goddard, who charged Black, called it a "sad development" that Black successfully dodged them by fleeing to Mexico.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

AZMEX I3 12-11-17

AZMEX I3 12 NOV 2017


Deport the 26 detainees along with sect leader
El Diario de Juárez | Friday 10 November 2017 | 08:55 hrs
The Diario de Juárez

http://eldiariodechihuahua.mx/Estado/2017/11/10/deportan-a-los-26-detenidos-junto-a-lider-de-secta/

Related
Expect leader of sect extradition to Arizona
Sect Leader is already in the EP County jail
US is handed over the sectarian leader accused of pedophilia
PGR charges against sect leader
Two of the children rescued are Mexican: Office of the Prosecutor
Family members of cult victims arrive
Nobody claims the bodies of the Blacks
They give status of victims to aliens of sect
Two executed in November alleged sons of cult leader
They manage the repatriation of the US sect
Seized animals seized on property of escaped pedophile
Cuauhtémoc deports leader of the fugitive sect to the United States

Ciudad Juárez.- The group of 26 foreigners who were arrested along with the leader of a polygamous sect in the city of Cuauhtémoc, were handed over to US authorities this morning.

The mobilization of the federal authorities occurred at 01:15 hours.

On board two vans of the National Institute of Migration (INM), guarded by two units of the Federal Police (PF), the 16 adults and nine minors, were taken from the immigration offices, located under the bridge and delivered to officers of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the international bridge Paso del Norte.

Previous analysis determined that they were in good health and physical condition, the 26 people were taken one by one from the units of the INM and delivered to the federal authorities of the United States.

Migration staff commented that relatives of the 26 foreigners held in the city of Cuauhtémoc by the leader of the sect, Orson William Black Jr., were waiting for their arrival at a Customs office in El Paso.

Part of the process for the deportation of foreigners was the elaboration of an individual file on the immigration status of each one, as well as the recovery of their belongings that were collected at rancho el negro located in the Mennonite camps of Cuauhtémoc, said the informant .

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Don't forget:
Mexico decides who enters our country
"the decisions of who enters Mexico, are made by Mexico and only Mexico"
Luis Videgaray Caso, Mexican Foreign Minister
10 March, 2017

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AZMEX UPDATE 12-11-17

AZMEX UPDATE 12 NOV 2017
Fugitive leader of sect of the United States caught in Cuauhtémoc, Chih.
The Journal | Sunday 05 November 2017 | 06:27 hrs
http://eldiariodechihuahua.mx/Cuauhtemoc/2017/11/05/cae-en-cuauhtemoc-lider-de-secta-profugo-de-eu/

Related

Deport the 26 detainees along with sect leader
Expect leader of sect extradition to Arizona
Sect Leader is already in the EP County jail
US is handed over the sectarian leader accused of pedophilia
PGR charges against sect leader
Two of the children rescued are Mexican: Office of the Prosecutor
Family members of cult victims arrive
Nobody claims the bodies
They give status of victims of sect
Two executed in November alleged sons of cult leader
They manage the repatriation of the EU sect
Seized animals seized on property of escaped pedophile

Cuauhtémoc.- Orson William Black Jr, leader of a group of polygamists, presumably based in camp 8 of Colonia Manitoba in the municipality of Cuauhtémoc, was captured yesterday after an intense operation in which more than 100 elements participated, including agents of The United States and the State Attorney General's Office at El Negro ranch, where on September 10, three US citizens, including a minor under 15 years of age, were gunned down.

Black was wanted by the FBI as the alleged perpetrator of the crime of pedophile. Another 25 people, all foreign, and apparently with illegal status, were taken by the authorities and will be transferred to immigration authorities.

It was learned that the actions, which led to the securing of property and vehicles, were led by elements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, for its acronym in English) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with the participation of personnel the Consulate of the United States.

During the police action, which began last Friday, they secured at least thirteen trucks, seven motorcycles and two ATV's, and stuffed animals, which were transported aboard cranes and trucks provided by the Prosecutor's Office.

Orson William Black was wanted since 2006. He faced charges of sexual misconduct with a minor in Mohave County, Arizona. He was also accused of having sex with teenagers who later became his wives.

Black, 55, is a former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with headquarters in Hildale and Colorado City.

In a presentation of the program "Most Wanted" (Most wanted) The North American authorities affirmed that it had separated from the religion and founded its own group.
"It is believed that he fled to the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, where his wives and followers live," the report says.

In El Negro ranch, located in Field number 8, the presence of the first American foreigners dates back to 2003. Until this year, according to information provided by residents of the area, more than 20 people lived, all alien to the customs of the region. None professed the Mennonite faith.

They also told El Diario, who did not know if it was a matter of several marriages, of a single family, or of young people and single adults who lived in a kind of commune: the ranch composed of at least three houses built in the architectural style of the Mennonites. It was said that they were dedicated to livestock.

On that site on Sunday morning, September 10, the bodies of Jesse L. Barlow, 23, and brothers Robert and Michael Black, ages 19 and 15 respectively, were found, who shared a surname with the detainee. .

The State Investigation Agency informed that same day that two bodies were at the entrance of a motor home and the third a few meters away. In the crime scene of the Crimes against Life Research Unit, they collected 35 caliber 9-millimeter casings and another two caliber 357-caliber casings. There were no detainees, but one of the lines of investigation was focused on clarifying whether the Three people killed were part of the group that lived on the ranch.

At the request of the Western Zone Prosecutor's Office, after the personal finding of the National Institute of Migration, it requested the American consulate to review the legal status of the victims to strengthen the investigations, the stay was illegal, it transpired.

The story of Orson Black occupies several media headlines in the United States.
It is said that he separated from the Mormon church, after claiming to have received a revelation that named him a prophet.

He affirmed to his followers that he maintained direct communication with God.

In another story entitled 'Few dare to disobey' it is said that at 39 years of age he married a 12-year-old girl, named Petersen, in the city of Colorado.

In 2002, one of his polygamous wives fled the house after what she said were years of abuse. Tamara Phelps, then 33, told authorities that she married Orson William Black Jr. when she was 17 and he was 27.

Phelps sought and received custody of his children in March, but Black's legal wife, Amy, filed a lawsuit for Amy to be the legal guardian of the children.

Phelps, a woman who was described as timid and fearful, signed the guardianship because she felt intimidated.

On February 27, 2003, Arizona authorities filed five charges against Black for sexual misconduct with minors, but he fled. Phelps and others close to the family told authorities they believed Black and his other wives and children had fled to Mexico to live in a polygamous community.

"I'm so worried that my children are in Mexico now," Phelps wrote in an interview.

According to the US investigations, he tried to take refuge in Colonia LeBaron, municipality of Galeana, but "when he arrived with three wives and a future underage girlfriend, the residents threw him out of the city," the report said.

The authorities assumed that during his entire stay in Chihuahua, Black was receiving food, money and other assistance from his followers in the United States.

As of yesterday the ranch remains in police custody.

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Also: Another version. Story at the link:

Fugitive American polygamist caught in Mexico linked to triple murder
Nicole Chavez, associate writer CNN Digital
By Nicole Chavez, CNN
Updated 3:43 AM ET, Sat November 11, 2017
Polygamist linked to triple murder captured

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/10/us/fugitive-polygamist-orson-black-detained/index.html

Orson William Black is accused of child sex crimes in Arizona
He was living in a Mennonite community in northern Mexico

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Friday, November 10, 2017

AZMEX I3 10-11-17

AZMEX I3 10 NOV 2017


Local DACA student arrested in D.C. demonstration
Belen Sisa joined protesters in Washington D.C. in a peaceful demonstration to support a clean Dream Act when she was arrested.
Nico Santos, KPNX 5:22 AM. MST November 10, 2017

http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/local-daca-student-arrested-in-dc-demonstration/490656413

PHOENIX – The day of action turned into tense moments for some demonstrators, including a public DACA recipient from the Valley who received backlash earlier this year for posting her income taxes.

A representative from United States Capitol Police said Belen Sisa was arrested for crowding, obstructing and incommoding along with 14 other demonstrators.

There were hundreds of demonstrators outside the Capitol to encourage Congress to pass a clean Dream Act. By "clean," they mean they want a permanent solution, not a simple extension of protection under DACA or something similar.

Another protestor told 12 News many of the demonstrators entered the Capitol building through the required security procedures.

They started chanting inside, and while it is a public building, it is against the law in Washington to use a public building in such a way, according to U.S. Capitol Police.

That's when the arrests happened, but Sisa was soon released.
"[I was] fighting for a clean Dream Act, because I want the thousands and thousands of undocumented youth, who feel that they are voiceless, to be heard," she said. "I am doing this for the families who have DACA recipients in their families and don't know what's happening to them March 5."

March 5 is a reference to President Donald Trump's deadline for protection for anyone who is a DACA recipient.

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Then another perspective:

Subject: All hell just broke lose in DC today!
From: ALIPAC <alerts@alipac.us>
Date: Thu, November 09, 2017 2:52 pm

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AZMEX UPDATE3 9-11-17

AZMEX UPDATE3 9 NOV 2017

Note: From the good folks at Borderland Beat www.borderlandbeat.com/
thx


You are more likely to win the lottery than see a crime solved in Mexico
Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2017/11/you-are-more-likely-to-win-lottery-than.html#more

Subject Matter: Impunity, inefficiency, Mexican Justice System
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required
Reporter: Patricia Davila

The insufficiency's and inefficiencies of the criminal investigations are the heart of impunity in Mexico, above all in crimes of major impact, signalled a study of the incompetence of prosecutors offices of the country, carried out by the investigator Guillermo Zepeda Lecuona.

In a press conference, Federico Reyes Heroles, president of the organization Zero Impunity, told of the study" State Indices of unemployment of Prosecutors Offices", whose result is that in Mexico it is more probable to get a double win in the National Lottery than solve a crime, which currently stands at a rate of 1 to 0.9 % respectively.

According to the study, only 9.7% of the crimes committed are reported in the country. Of these, only 65% are investigated. This means that only 6.4% of the crimes committed in the country are investigated. According to these numbers, the un-investigated figure, for authorities is 93.6%.

Therefore, the effectiveness of investigations based on the parameters of determining whether or not there is an offence to be prosecuted, and if there is a probable perpetrator, or some other form of resolution is 14.1%.

The figure distributed is 10.2% in the traditional system, and 18.1% in the new criminal justice system.

The study " State Performance Index" concludes that, just a few months after the deadline for the implementation of the new criminal justice system in the whole country, the capacity for criminal investigation has deteriorated, this means that 15 years ago, 23% of the cases and today only 14%.

The States of Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato and Baja California are the only ones in which professionalization and management models are applied with greater efficiency.

According to the study, only nine out of every 20 arrest warrants issued by local judges result in the arrest of the probable perpetrator. In addition, only one in ten Mexicans actually trust a lot in the local public ministry.

A disturbing fact is that, in the accusatory system, one in three cases in which it is determined that there is no crime to pursue, is done without having carried out an investigation, explained Reyes Heroles.

In addition, he informed that, before the criminal reform, in Mexico, the victims pardon was resolved between 8% and 10.5% of the preliminary inquiries.

With the new system, the are solved by alternative mechanisms in the country, on average 6.4% of cases are resolved with the research files.

All this, despite the training and certification of the facilitators, such as public ministries and Judges.

Borderland Beat Reporter Otis B Fly-Wheel Posted at 7:42 AM

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

AZMEX UPDATE2 9-11-17

AZMEX UPDATE2 9 NOV 2017


Comment: Not to forget that Mexico has a de facto death penalty, not in the courts, but on the streets. Used very frequently. Many observers believe it to be a result of the culture of corruption. Especially of the courts, prosecutors and law enforcement. Although Mexico is not alone in that problem of the judiciary, the USA seems to be trying hard to catch up over the past few years. "does not solve problems"? Rubén will not be committing any more crimes in Texas.
thx



CNDH condemns not to stop execution of Mexican in Texas
The ombudsman, Luis González, claims that the execution 'does not solve problems'; reproaches that this practice still exists; Donald Trump represents regression for human rights, he says

11/08/2017 13:41 NOTIMEX

http://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/2017/11/08/1199963

The National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) regretted that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles of Freedom ignored the requests of the Mexican government and international and local organizations to postpone and commute the death sentence of the Mexican Rubén Ramírez Cárdenas, 47 old.

"It is regrettable that this exists, because it is proven that the death penalty does not solve the problems of justice and it can incur injustice and is irreversible," said the national ombudsman, Luis Raúl González Pérez.

In an interview, the president of the CNDH reproached that these practices still exist in the world, and recalled that in Mexico the death penalty is not practiced.

Gonzalez Perez said that the commission in charge sent a respectful letter to the US authorities, requesting "that this penalty not be carried out, that it be reviewed and replaced, and well, the closure prevails in this and other issues today."

Asked about the first anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump, the head of the CNDH considered that his election has represented a "regression for human rights."

This, given that it has shown a rejection of the dignity of the people and, even, to his own American citizens, when he looks for to revert laws or agreements in matter of environment.

He adds his racist and xenophobic policy against migration, without forgetting the hate speech he has proclaimed during his tenure, "that is why, almost a year after the Trump presidency, it has been a terrifying year for human rights" .

The ombudsman celebrated the appointment of Nasheli Ramírez Hernández as head of the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (CDHDF) and expressed the full support of the national body for capital management.

"She is a civilian fighter for the defense of human rights and children in particular, there was a expression of civil society and I believe that the designation of Nasheli will be an augury for the defense of human rights in Mexico City. and will have all the support of the CNDH, "said González Pérez.


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AZMEX UPDATE 9-11-17

AZMEX UPDATE 9 NOV 2017

Note: "Cardenas' defense team, funded by the Mexican government,"
gracias

Mexico fights to stop Texas from executing convicted murderer, citing treaty
By Barnini Chakraborty | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/08/mexico-fights-to-stop-texas-from-executing-convicted-murderer-citing-treaty.html

At right, Ruben Ramirez Cardenas, who is set to be executed. At left, Mexico's Deputy Foreign Minister for North America Carlos Manuel Sada Solana speaks at a news conference about the case. (AP/Reuters)

After two decades on death row, a Mexican national at the center of an international dispute is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection Wednesday night in Texas unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in and issues an 11th hour stay.

Lawyers for Ruben Ramirez Cardenas asked the nation's highest court to halt the Texas execution, citing advances in DNA testing. Cardenas is set to die for the February 1997 rape and beating death of his 16-year-old cousin Mayra Laguna.

Cardenas told police he and his friend Jose Antonio Lopez Castillo were on drugs when they drove to Laguna's apartment and raped her. When he untied his cousin she "came at me," he said, scratching and kneeing him. He said he "lost it" and then started punching her in the face.

When he hit her in the neck, Laguna started to cough up blood. Cardenas tried to revive her. When that didn't work, he tied her back up and "rolled her down a canal bank."

Mayra Laguna

It's what happened next that has Mexican officials and human rights groups arguing he shouldn't be put to death.

Cardenas' defense team, funded by the Mexican government,
claims the United States violated an international treaty by denying Cardenas the opportunity to speak to his country's consulate after his arrest.

'This guy deserves the death penalty.'
- Rene Guerra, prosecutor

"It's a significant treaty violation," Gregory Kuykendall, an Arizona attorney authorized to speak on behalf of Mexico, told the Houston Chronicle.

If Texas officials execute Cardenas, they would be in apparent violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

In 2004, the U.N.'s international court in the Hague ruled that the U.S. must review cases similar to Cardenas'. Then-President George W. Bush told states to comply but the Supreme Court overruled him and said it was up to Congress – not the president – to order states to obey.

Since then, Congress has dragged its feet.

"The result: an illegal loophole states are exploiting to execute foreign nationals in violation of international law," the ACLU says.

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights issued a statement Tuesday calling for the death sentence "to be annulled and for Mr. Cardenas to be re-tried in compliance with international standards relating to due process and fair trial."

Kuykendall adds that the legality of the treaty was never in question and therefore should be followed.

"It's not a question of whether there really is a binding legal obligation or not; every justice in the Supreme Court agrees that there is," Kuykendall, who heads up the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, said. "The only question is who is going to implement the legal mechanism to put it into place."

Mexico, unlike the U.S., does not have capital punishment. The country hasn't weighed in on whether Cardenas committed the crimes but instead has focused on the treaty.

Cardenas also reportedly was denied a lawyer for 11 days. His attorneys argue that the DNA evidence against him is faulty, his confession was coerced and their client is innocent.

But Rene Guerra, the former local district attorney who prosecuted Cardenas, dismissed the complaints.

"I never would have authorized a case that was not there or was a flimsy investigation," he told The Associated Press. "This guy deserves the death penalty."

With only hours until his scheduled execution, Cardenas attorneys filed two federal lawsuits seeking to stop Wednesday's execution.

One argues that Cardenas' due process and civil rights are being violated because state officials are refusing to release evidence that could lead to new DNA testing in the case.

The other asks for a phone in the prison so Cardenas' attorney Maurie Levin can contact the Texas governor or the courts before and during the execution.

Cell phones are typically barred from Texas prisons. There are no landlines either.

If Cardenas is executed, he would be the 166th inmate to be executed in Texas in the past decade. He'd be the 11th Mexican national to be executed in the U.S. in 35 years.

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AZMEX UPDATE 8-11-17

AZMEX UPDATE 8 NOV 2017



Jailed undocumented detainees in Arizona
manuel POSTED ON 08/11/2017
Omar Chiquete
New Day / Nogales, Arizona
http://nuevodia.com.mx/2017/11/08/daran-a-carcel-a-detenidos-indocumentados-en-arizona/

Border Patrol Agents from the Tucson Sector, assigned to the Ajo Station, Douglas "Brian A. Terry", recently arrested three Mexican citizens previously convicted and expelled from the United States for committing serious crimes.

In a first case, the arrest was reported of Ernesto Ventura Gil, 52, who was arrested Thursday afternoon after agents of the Ajo Station discovered that he was illegally in the United States. The agents conducted a record check of the Ventura data and discovered that he had been convicted of a felony of child cruelty in Fresno, California.

In another case, federal agents assigned to the Douglas Station arrested Rutilo Morales Gomez, 42, after he illegally entered the country east of the Douglas border on Friday. During the prosecution, the agents discovered that Morales was found guilty in London, Ohio, for involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

On Sunday, officers from the "Brian A. Terry" station, who worked in Cochise County, arrested José Antonio José, 57, for being illegally in the United States. Further verification of his records revealed that he was convicted of a felony in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and that he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The three men are currently in the custody of Border Patrol authorities and have been charged with federal immigration violations for serious crimes.

All persons detained by the Border Patrol are subject to criminal background checks through biometric data to ensure that illegal immigrants with criminal records are positively identified.

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Note: not all the drugs make it across the border.
thx

Marijuana consumption predominates in Nogales (Son.)
manuel POSTED ON 08/11/2017 0 90 Views 0
Everardo Rivera
Nuevo Día / Nogales, Sonora
http://nuevodia.com.mx/2017/11/08/predomina-consumo-de-marihuana-en-nogales/

The consumption of marijuana among young people and adolescents in Nogales has increased considerably, according to data from the Juvenile Integration Center (CIJ) of this border.

The Director of the Center Zulema Thomé Martínez, informed that from 2014 to 2017 there has been an increase of 5 percent in the consumption of cannabis, a problem that mainly affects the mental health of adolescents. This health problem generates different damages such as low capacity in learning and a syndrome called A-motivational, where adolescents who are dependent on marijuana, seem to have no motivation for anything, just for consumption.

Thomé Martínez pointed out that statistics places cannabis at the top, due to the issue of its legalization, and that it is hypothesized that young people see it as a healing product.

"The fact that marijuana was legalized favored that young people and adolescents were thinking that it, because it is a plant that has medicinal properties and that does not hurt and that triggered its consumption in the last three years," said the Director of CIJ

He added that so far in 2017 has served 62,278 young people, of which 32 percent are between 15 and 19 years of age, and its greatest consumption is marijuana, on alcohol and snuff. The Director pointed out that she will continue working in prevention seminars, mainly in the education sector, in order to reach the goal established during this year, which is to serve 77 thousand people.

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He commits suicide due to drug problems
Fredy Mejía
Friday, November 3, 2017
in Police

https://www.tribunadesanluis.com.mx/metropoli/policia/se-suicida-menor-por-problemas-de-droga

Last night, Pablo, aged 17, was found dead on a tree in the yard of his house.
According to family members, he was desperate for days because he could not stop drugs.

The police went to San Juan Avenue between San Esteban Street and San Emeterio Street to start the investigations, finding the body on the ground, and that the 15-year-old brother took him down ,trying to save his life.

Days before, he had already told his relatives that he would hang himself.
In a posthumous letter he wrote in his social network space he said that only then would he leave drugs.

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