Friday, November 30, 2012



Note: be prepared for significant increases in corruption, on both
sides of border. Have to wonder how barbie's claims go with

Edgar "Barbie" Valdez Villarreal: Mexican officials sought cartel deals
By Diana Washington Valdez \ El Paso Times
Posted: 11/28/2012 08:38:14 AM MST

Alleged drug kingpin Edgar "Barbie" Valdez Villarreal claims that
Mexican officials detained him two years ago because he refused to
collaborate with Mexican officials who sought agreements with the
major drug cartels.

In a letter to the El Paso Times, Valdez, 38, who was born in Laredo
and is a U.S. citizen, names several high-level Mexican officials
whom he alleges colluded with drug traffickers. Several of the
officials he named died in the wave of violence that gripped Mexico
over the past six years.

He said in the letter that the late army Gen. Mario Arturo Acosta
Chaparro, on orders from Governance Secretary Juan Camilo Mouriño,
set up meetings with representatives of organized crime groups to
discuss a potential pact.
Two such meetings were carried out with members of La Familia
Michoacana, one of the cartels.

He also alleges the general met with Heriberto Lazcano, leader of the
hyperviolent Zetas, in Matamoros before Lazcano was killed last
month. Mouriño died four years ago in a plane crash in Mexico City.

Later, Acosta allegedly met with Arturo "Barbas" Beltran Leyva and
with Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. Valdez's letter also said that Valdez
was contacted about meeting, along with leaders of the Juárez and
Gulf cartels, with members of the organization led by Ismael "Mayo"
Zambada. Acosta was shot to death in April.

Valdez also alleges that high-ranking law enforcement officials in
President Felipe Calderón's administration embarked on a persecution
for his refusal to collaborate in the effort to develop pacts with
the cartels. He alleges that several of the officials received bribes
from drug traffickers.

Valdez faces extradition to the United States, where he is charged in
more than one jurisdiction in various drug-related cases. Last month,
he went on a hunger strike to protest what he said were poor
conditions during his incarceration at a maximum security prison in
the state of Mexico.
Mexican officials deny that he was mistreated in any way.

According to the U.S. State Department, Valdez was a high-ranking
member of the Beltran Leyva drug trafficking organization and was
suspected of being responsible for collecting tariffs at all drug
plazas controlled by the organization.
"Valdez-Villarreal was Arturo Beltran-Leyva's most trusted lieutenant
and hit man," the State Department said in a statement. He also led
the "Fuerzas Armadas de Arturo," a group of assassins responsible for
a majority of the killings committed by the drug-trafficking
organization, officials said.
"He was a key player in the bloody turf war for control of the
Interstate 35 smuggling route into the U.S., and, according to the
Drug Enforcement Administration, the person most responsible for
pushing the battle into central and southern Mexico," the statement

Valdez faces a 1998 two-count indictment in the Southern District of
Texas and a 2002 two-count indictment in the Eastern District of
Louisiana. He was arrested by Mexican authorities in August 2010.
Valdez played football for his high school in Laredo, where he
received his "La Barbie" nickname because of his light hair and blue-
green eyes. He was also given the nicknames "Guero" and "Mike."

In his letter, Valdez also said that "it is worth noting that the
Federal Police, no matter how many detentions they carry out, they
never seize anything, everything gets lost (money, watches, vehicles,
drugs, etc.,) yet it should also be mentioned that the Mexican
military and the Navy Secretariat are more honest, because when they
detain someone, they turn them over to the corresponding authorities
with whatever they had at the time of their detention."

He also denies categorically that he participated in any witness
protection program.
A spokesperson for Mexico's Federal Police was not available for
comment late Tuesday.

Juárez residents filed complaints with state and federal officials
against Federal Police agents who were sent to restore order during
the peak of the drug cartel wars. Residents accused the agents of
extortions, kidnappings for ransom and other violations.
Valdez alleges that before his 2010 detention he heard rumors that
certain officials had plans to kill him instead of capturing him.

Diana Washington Valdez may be reached at;

Barbie accuses the PF and Genaro Garcia Luna of receiving drug money
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In a letter from Valdez Villarreal and delivered by his lawyer,
Joselyn Erendira Gutierrez War, to Grupo Reforma, the alleged drug
dealer states that "the controls of the federal Public Security
Secretariat responsible for major operating (...) to combat drug
trafficking in Ciudad Juarez, Monterrey, Acapulco and Morelia,
received bribes from the same drug gangs. "

Below the full text of the letter delivered on Tuesday November 27
Reform Group (daily El Norte, Reforma, Mural) and published Wednesday:

I want to state, first, that I welcomed me to the witness protection
program. Likewise categorically deny the accusations and statements
that refer captors elements regarding the way how was my arrest, and
that the truth of the matter is this: my arrest was the result of
political persecution by the C. Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, who
established a harassment against me, for the reason that the
undersigned refused to be part of the agreement that Mr. Calderón
Hinojosa desired with all organized crime groups, for which he
personally conducted several meetings to have discussions with
organized crime groups.

Joints were subsequently implemented through General Mario Arturo
Acosta Chaparro, who met on the orders of President and Juan Camilo
Mouriño, with two of the leaders of the Familia Michoacana.
Subsequently, General in Matamoros met with Heriberto Lazcano and
Miguel Angel Trevino, the Z-40. Later, Acosta Chaparro and Mouriño
met with Arturo Beltran Leyva, El Barbas, and also met with El Chapo
Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

Calderon wanted the deal with all cartels: Los Zetas cartel, Gulf
cartel, with me, the Juarez cartel, Vicente, Mayo and Chapo (Sinaloa
Cartel), situation in which, in the absence of response from me and
not want to have any ties to criminal organizations, was established
in acute persecution against me, to the point of having flunked
several homes without a warrant for it and of which I stole money,
jewelry, cars, and various belongings.

Genaro Garcia Luna, head of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP),
who at least since 2002, first in the AFI and the PFP then, I know
that I have received money, drug trafficking and organized crime, as
well as a select group composed of Benito Armando Espinosa, who
worked with the DEA and I was giving information; Luis Cardenas
Palomino, Edgar Eusebio Millán Gómez, Francisco Javier Palacios Garza
(PF Colombia), Igor Labastida Calderón, Facundo Rosas Rosas, Ramon
Small Eduardo Garcia and Gerardo Garay Cadena, who are also part and
receive money from organized crime and from me.

Among them had the charge of "operating a stop in" when in reality
were instructed to kill me, so much so that at the time of my arrest
which was carried out at the address in the media, and instead in
which I was alone. They say that day were reported dead but the truth
was yes. A federal police that was the same as I moved to this place,
where I am currently, urging me to run so I can shoot, so we can say
that to repel the attack would have killed me as Arturo did with
Aaron Gines Becerril, who was killed near the Mall Perisur, whom the
bullets we were provided all the back the day of my arrest.

Everything was covered by the PF, it should be mentioned that despite
the history of Genaro Garcia Luna, which are in various criminal
cases and that the U.S. government is already aware, even formed part
of the issues raised in the Initiative Mérida, and to which I have
already had access the latest witness testimony collaborator Matthew
(Sergio Villarreal) President Felipe Calderon holds it in position
without exercising criminal action against him.

As alternative data must be noted that in many Federal Police made
arrests, not seize anything, everything is lost (money, watches,
cars, drugs, etc). However it is necessary to note that both the
Mexican Army and the Navy are more honest, who is arrested, and make
it available so that stop. I could have done what they have done but,
I mention public officials, are also part of the criminal structure
of this country.

Edgar Valdez Villarreal

La Barbie acusa a PF y a Genaro García Luna de recibir dinero del narco
Miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2012

En una carta redactada por Valdez Villarreal y entregada por su
abogada, Eréndira Joselyn Guerra Gutiérrez, a Grupo Reforma, el
presunto narcotraficante señala que "los mandos de la Secretaría de
Seguridad Pública federal responsables de los principales operativos
(…) para combatir el narcotráfico en Ciudad Juárez, Monterrey,
Acapulco y Morelia, recibían sobornos de los mismo narcotraficantes".

A continuación el texto íntegro de la carta entregada el martes 27 de
noviembre al Grupo Reforma (diarios El Norte, Reforma, Mural) y
publicada este miércoles:

Quiero manifestar, en primer lugar, que no me acogí al programa de
testigos protegidos. Así mismo niego categóricamente los
señalamientos y manifestaciones que refieren los elementos
aprehensores respecto a la forma de cómo fue mi detención; y que la
verdad de los hechos es la siguiente: mi detención fue el resultado
de una persecución política por parte del C. Felipe Calderón
Hinojosa, quien instauró un acosamiento en contra de mi persona, por
la razón de que el suscrito se negó a formar parte del acuerdo que el
señor Calderón Hinojosa deseaba tener con todos los grupos de la
delincuencia organizada, para lo cual él personalmente realizó varias
juntas para tener pláticas con grupos de delincuencia organizada.

Posteriormente se realizaron diversas juntas a través del general
Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro, quien se reunió por órdenes del
Presidente y Juan Camilo Mouriño, con dos de los jefes de la familia
michoacana. Posteriormente, el general se entrevistó en Matamoros con
Heriberto Lazcano y Miguel Ángel Treviño el Z-40. Tiempo después,
Acosta Chaparro y Mouriño se entrevistaron con Arturo Beltrán Leyva,
El Barbas, y también se entrevistó con El Chapo Guzmán, líder del
cártel de Sinaloa.

Calderón quería el acuerdo con todos los cárteles: cártel de Los
Zetas, cártel del Golfo, conmigo, cártel de Juárez, con Vicente, Mayo
y Chapo (Cártel de Sinaloa), situación por la cual, al no haber
respuesta de mi parte y no querer tener nexos con ninguna de las
organizaciones criminales, se instauró en mi contra una persecución
aguda, al grado de haberme cateado varios domicilios sin una orden
legal para ello y de los cuales me robaron dinero, alhajas,
automóviles, así como diversas pertenencias.

Genaro García Luna, titular de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública
federal (SSP), quien cuando menos desde el año 2002, primero en la
AFI y luego en la PFP, me consta que ha recibido dinero de mí, del
narcotráfico y la delincuencia organizada, al igual que un grupo
selecto integrado por Armando Espinosa de Benito, quien trabajaba con
la DEA y me pasaba información; Luis Cárdenas Palomino, Edgar Eusebio
Millán Gómez, Francisco Javier Garza Palacios (PF Colombia), Igor
Labastida Calderón, Facundo Rosas Rosas, Ramón Eduardo Pequeño García
y Gerardo Garay Cadena, quienes también forman parte y reciben dinero
de la delincuencia organizada y de mí.

Entre otros ellos tuvieron la encomienda de "detenerme en algún
operativo", cuando en realidad tenían la instrucción de matarme, tan
es así que al momento de mi detención la cual se realizó la en el
domicilio que salió en los medios de comunicación, y lugar en el que
me encontraba solo. Dicen que ese día no se reportaron balazos pero
la verdad sí hubo. Un policía federal que fue el mismo que me
trasladó a este lugar, en el que actualmente me encuentro, me instaba
a que corriera para poderme disparar, y así poder decir que al
repeler el ataque me habrían matado al igual que hicieron con Arón
Arturo Gines Becerril, a quien mataron en las inmediaciones del
Centro Comercial Perisur, a quien los impactos de bala le fueron
proporcionados todos por la espalda el mismo día de mi detención.

Todo fue tapado por la PF, es de hacer mención que pese a los
antecedentes de Genaro García Luna, los cuales se encuentran en
diversas causas penales y de los que el gobierno americano ya tiene
conocimiento, incluso formaron parte de los temas tocados en la
Iniciativa Mérida, y a los cuales yo ya he tenido acceso el más
reciente el testimonio del testigo colaborador Mateo (Sergio
Villarreal); el presidente Felipe Calderón lo sostiene en su cargo
sin que se ejerza acción penal en su contra.

Como dato alterno habrá de hacerse notar que en cuantas detenciones
realiza la Policía Federal, no se decomisa nada, todo se pierde
(dinero, relojes, vehículos, droga, etc). Sin embargo es menester
señalar que tanto el Ejército Mexicano como la Secretaría de Marina
son más honestos, detienen a quien es, y lo ponen a disposición con
lo que detienen. Yo pude haber hecho lo que haya hecho pero ellos,
los funcionarios públicos que menciono, también son parte de la
estructura criminal de este país.




Note: how did they ever get through our secure border?

MCSO arrests 18 illegals piled inside one camper bed
Source: Arizona News
Originally published: Nov 29, 2012 - 2:15 pm

The suspected illegal immigrants are shown in the truck bed
underneath the camper cover. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Eighteen suspected illegal aliens, all piled in the bed of a pickup
truck with a camper shell, were arrested Wednesday night, the
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said in a release.

The suspect vehicle was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed on
State Route 87 by deputies, who pulled the vehicle over. When they
did, eight men fled on foot. Three were captured.

Fifteen more suspected illegals were found in the truck bed. All 18
suspects admitted to paying a smuggler between $1,000 and $8,000 to
be taken into the United States. Some of the men were Mexican
nationals, others were Guatemala nationals.

One suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was turned over to Immigrations and
Customs Enforcement. The other 17 suspects were booked into the
Fourth Avenue Jail.

Note: safer working conditions for the bad guys

Do you think the campaign despistolización exceed expectations this
NO (70%, 21 Votes)
SI (30%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 30
(15:54 AZ time)

Posted November 29, 2012, 1:55 AM
Starts Nogales campaign of despistolización
Is expected to exceed the target of last year when it received 95
Eliazar Alvarez Gastelum
Nogales, Sonora. - New Day

In order to increase security in families and prevent unlawful acts
committed with firearms, state and municipal authorities, supported
by the Mexican Army, the campaign started despistolización 2012.
In that promotes the exchange of firearms, magazines, cartridges,
fireworks, gunpowder, among other additions, up to one thousand
dollars in food stamps but only for food.
The official event was devel-oped in the Plaza Miguel Hidalgo, on
behalf of the Secretary of Public Security of the State, Ernesto
Munro Palacio, attended by the Director of Liaison with the
municipalities of the state agency, Irma Dolores Romo Salazar and
hosted by the mayor Ramon Guzman Muñoz.
"We found that every weapon that we take out of a home increases the
chances of preserving the security of a family, weapons that are
available to young people and children are at high risk, but also the
number of suicides increases in households where weapons are at
hand, "said Romo Salazar.
Despistolización 2012 campaign will take place from 28 November to 15
December next, involving 25 municipalities simultaneously and in
Nogales will jave reception centers at the square of Luis Donaldo
Colosio near the Benito Juarez sculpture .
Last year at this same campaign despistolización in this border
received 95 guns, of which 62 were useful, four thousand 320
cartridges, 33 weapons not functional, five grenades, 350 fireworks,
17 knives and 161 magazines; so this year is to exceed that goal.
Last year Nogales was the fourth place in the state to capture
weapons in this program of despistolización.
The Mayor Ramon Guzman Muñoz said no doubt that the amount of effort
leads to greater reassurance to the community and therefore upheld
the decision that the City contribute an extraordinary amount to
sponsored by the State Government and thus encourage greater citizen
"Every gun that we can regain what we're hoping, is a possibility
under the deprivation of life and other issues," he said.
"Let see the Secretary of Security and the Governor to support the
positive things here, let's start with the campaign and I'm sure we
will exceed expectations," he said.
On behalf of the Commander of the 45th Military Zone, Adelfo Castillo
Lopez, attended the event Colonel Ariel Gomez, also the town clerk
Gerardo Rubio Romero, the Chief of Preventive Police and Traffic
Miguel Angel Portillo Lugo and Deputy Chief of the corporation,
Francisco Javier Arce Romero, besides councilors and officials.



Nov 27, 7:48 AM EST
New Border Patrol station to open in Arizona

WHY, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol officials are opening the doors
to their newest station in southeastern Arizona.

The grand opening for the state-of-the-art Ajo station will be
Tuesday morning. Tucson Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Manuel
Padilla Jr. and other officials are scheduled to participate in the

The station, less than 30 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, is
big enough to support about 500 agents. It has administrative space
along with room for detaining people.

The Border Patrol says the area of responsibility for the Ajo station
encompasses more than 64 miles along the international border and
nearly 7,000 square miles in southeastern Arizona.

Note: following mostly computer english

Detect horses with 400 pounds of marijuana
Details Published on Tuesday November 27 2012, Written by Gerardo R.
Valenzuela / The Journal
Phoenix, Az

Three horses loaded with nearly four hundred pounds of marijuana were
seized by Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales station,
without being able to apprehend the "narcojinetes" who escaped from
federal authorities.

The incident took place last weekend, when members of the Border
Patrol were conducting a routine patrol by an unpopulated area
located in the vicinity of this boundary.
In the distance, the officers observed several subjects on board the
horses, so that immediately came to the area. However, when he
noticed the police presence, the subjects fled, abandoning their
horses loaded with several packages.
The Border Patrol officers immediately secured the horses, which
carried several packages containing 396 pounds of marijuana (about
182 kg), cargo could be worth more than $ 240,000 on the black market
in the United USA.

Note: destroying more evidence? How many stolen from U.S.?
Not to mention safer working conditions for criminals.

Despistolización campaign launch in AP
Starts Wednesday 28 and ends on December 15

Agua Prieta, Sonora. - This Wednesday 28th at nine o'clock
despistolización campaign starts at the border on the ground floor of
the Town Hall, undertaken by the Ministry of Public Security in the
State under the watchful supervision of the Secretary of Defense

At Monday's meeting, agreed to the placement of a single module
receiving weapons from 9 am to 5 pm, with a financial support of 400
thousand dollars in cash to people who voluntarily surrender weapons
useful and not useful will the value of 300 to 700 pesos, and will be
the National Defense Secretariat solely responsible for determining
whether the weapon is useful or not delivered.

One of the most eco are the public facilities for the delivery of
weapons, with simple requirements to transport the weapons should be
in view, unloaded, without the charger, and within the same time
module reception.

Alfonso Novoa, Commissioner in this city, promised to provide
facilities to the inhabitants of rural areas through the
commissioners, to be authorized to make the transfer.

For residents of Naco, which this time did not count on receiving
module should be moved to Agua Prieta and Cananea having to go
through the military checkpoint located on federal highway, so the
Baptist General Fausto Ramos asked before leaving Naco, communicate
their intentions to the local authorities, either Municipal or State
Police Investigator, in order to give due attention to their passage
through the checkpoint.

"We must avoid taking as a pretext, since this is a campaign of good
faith, with the intention of taking weapons from homes and avoid
accidents in Sonora households with loss of life," he said.

The campaign ends on Saturday December 15, the final count and
destruction of weapons was scheduled for the 20th of the same month
in the state capital.

They call made to participate despistolización campaign
Details Published on Monday November 26 2012, Written by Azucena
Mazon / The Journal
Puerto Peñasco

Last year we managed to catch 51 firearms, 40 of which were useful.

Despistolización launch campaign in Rocky Point on 28 November as
part of the crusade program for safety and crime prevention, so it is
an invitation to the community to carry the weapons they have in
their homes to avoid fatal accidents.
Through a statement from the Regional Liaison Coordination
Secretary of Public Safety in the State indicated that it will be in
coordination with the 4/ay 45 / Military Zone Secretary of National
Defense with whom this journey will take place receiving weapons from
November 28 in the module installed in the Plaza del Camarón located
in Fremont and Benito Juarez Boulevard.

Note: NGO gangs?

Authorities seize 45,400 ammunition in Venezuela from U.S.
Photo: AFP
Organización Editorial Mexicana
November 27, 2012

Caracas.-Venezuelan authorities in the last week seized 45,427 rounds
of ammunition hidden in household items at the port of Maracaibo
(northwest) from Miami, reported Tuesday the deputy interior
minister, Gen. Alejandro Kerelis.

"The National Guard yesterday (Monday) achieved the seizure of the
batch of 18,667 cartridges of different calibers" in a container in
the port of Maracaibo, said the official broadcaster Kerelis National

"Next to the batch of 26,650 cartridges were seized last week at this
same port, given a batch of 45,427 cartridges that were shipped by a
company, Sosa Service Corp. in Miami," he added.

Ammunition found on Monday were "hidden in household items" reported
earlier the ministry press officer, Major Jorge Galindo, on his
Twitter account.

According to authorities, the cartridges that are restricted in
Venezuela, were to be sold to criminal gangs of western Venezuela.

Detectan caballos con 400 libras de marihuana
Detalles Publicado el Martes 27 de Noviembre de 2012, Escrito por
Gerardo R. Valenzuela / El Diario
Phoenix, Az

Tres caballos cargados con casi cuatrocientas libras de marihuana
fueron asegurados por agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza asignados a
la Estación Nogales, sin que pudieran aprehender a los
"narcojinetes", quienes lograron huir de las autoridades federales.

Los hechos se registraron el fin de semana pasada, cuando elementos
de la Border Patrol realizaban un recorrido de rutina por una zona
despoblada ubicada en las inmediaciones de esta frontera.
A la distancia, los oficiales observaron a varios sujetos a bordo de
los caballos, por lo que de inmediato se acercaron a la zona. Sin
embargo, al percatarse de la presencia policiaca, los sujetos
emprendieron la huida, abandonando los caballos cargados con varios
Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza aseguraron de inmediato los
caballos, en los cuales transportaban varios paquetes que contenían
396 libras de marihuana (alrededor de 182 kilogramos), cargamento que
podría alcanzar un valor superior a los 240 mil dólares en el mercado
negro de los Estados Unidos.

Iniciará campaña de despistolización en AP
Arranca este miércoles 28 y finaliza el 15 de diciembre

Agua Prieta, Sonora.- Este miércoles 28 a las nueve de la mañana
inicia la campaña de despistolización en esta frontera en la planta
baja del ayuntamiento, emprendida por la Secretaría de Seguridad
Pública en el Estado bajo la atenta supervisión de la Secretaria de
la Defensa Nacional.

En reunión del lunes, se acordó la colocación de un solo módulo de
recepción de armas con horario de 9 de la mañana a 5 de la tarde, con
un apoyo económico de 400 a mil pesos en efectivo a las personas que
voluntariamente entreguen armas útiles y las no útiles tendrán valor
de 300 a 700 pesos, y será la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional el
único encargado de determinar si el arma entregada es útil o no.

Uno de los puntos de mayor eco, son las facilidades a la ciudadanía
para la entrega de las armas, con sencillos requisitos para el
traslado, las armas deberán llevarse a la vista, descargadas, sin el
cargador, y dentro del mismo horario del módulo de recepción.

Alfonso Novoa, Comisario en esta ciudad, se comprometió a ofrecer
facilidades a los habitantes del área rural a través de los
comisarios, para que sean ellos los que hagan el traslado.

Para los habitantes de Naco, que en esta ocasión no contara con
módulo de recepción deberán trasladarse a Agua Prieta o Cananea
debiendo pasar por el reten militar ubicado en la carretera federal,
por lo que el General Fausto Bautista Ramos, pidió que antes de salir
de Naco, comuniquen sus intensiones a las autoridades locales, sea
Policía Municipal o Estatal Investigadora, con el fin de darles la
debida atención a su paso por el retén.

"Debemos evitar que se tome como pretexto, ya que esta es una campaña
de buen fe, con la intención de sacar armas de los domicilios y
evitar accidentes en hogares sonorenses con pérdida de vidas", dijo.

La campaña finaliza el sábado 15 de diciembre, el conteo final y la
destrucción de las armas se programó para el día 20 del mismo mes en
la capital del estado.

Realizarán campaña de despistolización Llaman a participar
Detalles Publicado el Lunes 26 de Noviembre de 2012, Escrito por
Azucena Mazon / El Diario
Puerto Peñasco

El año pasado se lograron captar 51 armas de fuego, de las cuales
40 resultaron útiles.

Iniciará campaña de despistolización en Puerto Peñasco el próximo 28
de noviembre como parte de programa de la cruzada por la seguridad
y prevención del delito, por lo que se hace un invitación a la
comunidad a llevar las armas que tengan en sus domicilios a fin de
evitar accidentes fatales.
Por medio de un comunicado de la Coordinación de Vinculación
Regional de la Secretaria de Seguridad Publica en el Estado se
indicó que será en coordinación con la 4/a y 45/a Zona Militar de la
Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional con quienes se llevará cabo esta
jornada de recepción de armas a partir del 28 de noviembre en el
módulo instalado en la Plaza del Camarón ubicado en boulevard Fremont
y Benito Juárez.

Decomisan en Venezuela 45.400 municiones procedentes de EU
Foto: AFP
Organización Editorial Mexicana
27 de noviembre de 2012

Caracas.-Las autoridades venezolanas decomisaron en la última semana
45.427 cartuchos de municiones escondidos en artículos para el hogar
en el puerto de Maracaibo (noroeste) provenientes de Miami, informó
este martes el viceministro del Interior, general Alejandro Kerelis.

"La Guardia Nacional Bolivariana ayer (lunes) logró la incautación de
este lote de 18.667 cartuchos de diferentes calibres" en un
contenedor en el puerto de Maracaibo, dijo Kerelis a la emisora
oficial Radio Nacional.

"Junto al lote de 26.650 cartuchos que se incautaron la semana pasada
en este mismo puerto, da un lote de 45.427 cartuchos que fueron
embarcados por una empresa, Sosa Service Corp., en la ciudad de
Miami", agregó.

Las municiones encontradas este lunes estaban "camufladas en
artículos para el hogar", informó más temprano el jefe de prensa del
ministerio, mayor Jorge Galindo, en su cuenta de Twitter.

Según las autoridades, los cartuchos, cuya comercialización está
restringida en Venezuela, iban a ser vendidos a bandas criminales del
oeste venezolano.



Note: interesting, but without resources on the ground?

CBP Plans To Buy 14 More Predators
By: Mickey McCarter
11/20/2012 ( 8:00am)

Buried in a contract award notice, US Customs and Border Protection
(CBP) signaled on Nov. 1 its intent to purchase up to 14 additional
Predator unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to be used to patrol US
borders and respond to disasters.

"The requirements associated with this [justification] are for the
procurement of up to 14 MQ-9 AUS, associated equipment, and
operational and maintenance support service," read the supporting
materials of a contract award to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Inc., San Diego, Calif.

The total estimated value of the UAS contract is $443 million over
five years.

The details of the contract were underscored Monday in a blog for
Security Debrief by David Olive, a consultant at Catalyst Partners,
Washington, DC. Sources confirmed the contract with Homeland Security

General Atomics was silent on the contract award as of Monday, but
the company intends to release a statement sometime after the
Thanksgiving holiday, sources told Homeland Security Today.

Olive panned the purchase of the 14 Predators as wasteful in a time
of fiscal uncertainty and tight budgets.

"So, congratulations to CBP," he wrote sarcastically. "While the rest
of the DHS mission will be subject to budget cuts amid the
sequestration debate, and seemingly without concern for those
personnel who will be laid off, CBP is telling the rest of us we can
be comfortable knowing that giant drones will be patrolling the skies
above the US borders for up to 20 hours at a time at the mere cost of
$3,500 per hour. Cheap at any price!"

As recently as October, Retired US Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael
Kostelnik, chief of CBP Office of Air and Marine, said the CBP UAS
program was on hold. In that instance, Kostelnik spoke at the IDGA
Border Expo in El Paso, Texas.

CBP spelled out its plans to ultimately buy 24 UAS vehicles in a
conference in Washington, DC, on May 22. The purchase of 14 Predators
in addition to the 10 it already owns would achieve that goal. CBP
plans to provide other agencies at the Department of Homeland
Security, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with
access to the UAS systems to survey disaster events within three
hours from anywhere in the country.

At the May conference, Douglas Koupash, CBP OAM executive director of
mission support predicted crews, initial sensor packages and hardware
for the Predators "will be in good shape" by the end of this year.

Egypt Confiscates Warheads Smuggled From Libya
By: Maggie Michael, Associated Press
11/21/2012 ( 9:38am)

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities confiscated trucks carrying
explosive warheads and a variety of small-arms ammunition smuggled
from Libya, security officials said Wednesday.

A flood of weapons from its western neighbor has added to Egypt's
security concerns as police have yet to fully return to their duties
since last year's uprising. Smuggled weapons often fall into the
hands of Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, or pass via
underground tunnels to the Gaza Strip, the site of fierce fighting
over the past week between Hamas militants and Israeli forces.

The Egyptian officials said authorities seized the pick-up trucks,
carrying 108 warheads for Soviet-designed Grad rockets, near Marsa
Matrouh, 270 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Cairo on the
Mediterranean coast. Suspected smugglers had fled the scene.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't
authorized to brief reporters.

Also on Wednesday in Egypt's troubled northern Sinai region, troops
from a multinational observer force fired on protesters demonstrating
outside their base against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. Egyptian
security officials said that one person was killed and another
injured. The 12-nation observer force is part of the peace treaty
signed by Egypt and Israel in 1979. American troops make up the
largest contingent of the 1,650-strong force.

Libya's revolution last year unleashed a flood of small arms and
heavy weapons, including shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles,
into circulation through the vast Sahara desert of North Africa.
Military experts say weapons that cross Libya's porous borders with
neighboring Egypt and Sudan could be falling into the hands of
Islamic militants.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza have stockpiled Grad
rockets and fired them at Israeli territory over the years, including
in the latest round of fighting.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

AZMEX F&F EXTRA2 29-11-12


Fast and Furious link to NM border town smugglers
By Associated Press
Originally published: Nov 29, 2012 - 5:43 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A gun smuggling ring run by former town
officials in Columbus, N.M., had a direct link to targets of the
failed ``Fast and Furious'' gun-tracking operation run by federal
officials in Arizona, records show.

Federal prosecutors have sought to distance the Columbus smuggling
case from the Arizona investigation, which has been the subject of a
two-year congressional investigation and a battle between Republicans
and Attorney General Eric Holder.

But reports obtained by the Albuquerque Journal (
SgbB9U ) show federal agents were aware in early 2010 that members of
the Columbus ring had been stopped by authorities a few months
earlier with weapons purchased by a suspect involved in the Fast and
Furious case.

That connection apparently dried up, and Columbus town trustee Blas
``Woody'' Gutierrez began buying guns himself and paying others to
buy guns for him from a New Mexico dealer, according to reports the
Journal obtained from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives and U.S. Border Patrol. Gutierrez has pleaded guilty to
gun smuggling and other charges but hasn't been sentenced.

In the Fast and Furious case, ATF agents in Phoenix allowed high-
powered weapons purchased by straw buyers to ``walk'' into Mexico and
had a failed plan to track and seize them. Of the 2,000 weapons
purchased in Arizona, 1,400 were never recovered. Two were found
where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a southern
Arizona shootout on Dec. 15, 2010.

In the New Mexico investigation, federal agents connected more than
200 gun purchases to the Columbus ring and recovered 40 weapons,
according to the Journal report. Most of the AK-47-like firearms that
were recovered were seized by law enforcement in January and February
2011 shortly before the Columbus indictment.

More than a year before the indictments, Gutierrez and another
convicted member of the Columbus group, Miguel Carrillo, were stopped
by Border Patrol agents driving around town, the documents show.

When agents searched their vehicle on Jan. 14, 2010, they found 10
semiautomatic weapons and noted the serial numbers. The agents at
that time ran the serial numbers through one law enforcement computer
database but came up empty. They also found no criminal arrest
warrants for Gutierrez or Carrillo, so the weapons were returned to

Three months later, federal ATF agents in New Mexico wrote a report
showing that three of the guns were purchased on Jan. 9, 2010, by
Jaime Avila Jr. from a Phoenix-area gun shop. Their report refers to
the Fast and Furious investigation by number.

Avila was convicted as a member of the gun smuggling ring in Arizona
targeted in the Fast and Furious investigation. Two guns he purchased
on Jan. 14, 2010, were found at the scene of Agent Terry's death.

Three other weapons found in the Gutierrez car on Jan. 10 also back
to Fast and Furious.

Avila has pleaded guilty in the Fast and Furious case and awaits

In the Columbus case, Gutierrez has pleaded guilty to 37 counts of
smuggling, illegally purchasing firearms and conspiracy. His plea
agreement has been sealed, and he hasn't been sentenced.

Carrillo pleaded guilty to five counts of conspiracy, smuggling and
making false statements to acquire firearms. He was sentenced to 46

The connection to the Columbus gun smuggling surfaced only after
Gutierrez, Columbus Mayor Eddie Espinosa, police Chief Angelo Vega
and their confederates were indicted in March 2011. All pleaded guilty.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Alan Bersin,
commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, asking about the
traffic stop of Gutierrez. Bersin declined to provide Grassley with
any information about the case, the Journal reported.

Gutierrez began buying guns himself and paying others to buy guns for
him from a gun dealer in Chaparral, N.M, according to the documents.
Except for the three guns identified as coming from Arizona in
January 2010, authorities say all of the guns in the 82-count
indictment against the Columbus ring were purchased in New Mexico.

The Columbus operation was supplying La Linea, the security arm of
the Juarez Cartel, according to the documents. The Fast and Furious
gun smuggling ring in Arizona was supplying weapons to the Sinaloa
Cartel, which was fighting the Juarez Cartel for control of its drug
smuggling pipeline, according to federal authorities.

Mexican law enforcement recovered 12 guns traced back to Columbus-
including three weapons found at the scenes of five people killed in
Palomas. One of the pistols recovered in February 2011 was in
Gutierrez's car during the Jan. 14, 2010, traffic stop by Border
Patrol agents.

Other weapons seized in Mexico were found during narcotics raids and
the site of another homicide in Juarez.

A request for comment from U.S. Attorney's Office in New Mexico was
forwarded to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of
Texas. Spokesman Daryl Fields said there would be no comment about
the Columbus investigation at this time.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal,



Note: Yet again, unless something has changed, the primary ID for
purchase of firearms remains the driver's license.

Lawsuit expected on immigrant driver's licenses
By Daniel González
The Republic |
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:36 PM

A group of civil-liberties and immigrant-rights organizations is
expected to file a lawsuit today challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's
executive order denying driver's licenses to young undocumented
immigrants approved for federal work permits under President Barack
Obama's deferred-action program.

The lawsuit would mark the first legal challenge against a state for
denying driver's licenses to young undocumented immigrants authorized
to live and work temporarily in the U.S. under the program.

The lawsuit could affect other states that have also denied driver's
licenses to non-citizens protected from deportation under the
program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The lawsuit is expected to be filed by the Arizona and national
chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American
Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the National Immigration Law

The same groups are involved in an ongoing civil-rights lawsuit
challenging Arizona's immigration-enforcement law, Senate Bill 1070.

The organizations have scheduled a news conference for this morning
on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University to announce a "major
lawsuit against the state of Arizona." The groups have declined to
discuss the lawsuit.

But several immigration lawyers said the ACLU and other groups have
been working on a legal challenge since Brewer issued her executive
order on Aug. 15, the day the federal government began accepting
applications for the deferred-action-from-deportation program.

"This lawsuit and the state having to defend that lawsuit has been
long expected," said Gerald Burns, a Chandler immigration lawyer who
represents several young undocumented immigrants who have applied for
deferred action under the program.

The deferred-action program, announced by Obama on June 15, allows
young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to
apply for a two-year reprieve from deportation. Those approved for
the program by meeting criteria, including graduating from high
school or obtaining a GED diploma, and passing a criminal-background
check, also receive a federal employment-authorization document, or
work permit.

Immigrant advocates say deferred-action recipients need driver's
licenses to travel to school and jobs.

As many as 1.7 million undocumented immigrants under 31 brought to
the U.S. before they were 16 could be eligible for the program,
including 80,000 in Arizona.

A total of 308,935 undocumented immigrants had applied for deferred
action nationally, including 11,074 in Arizona, as of Nov. 15,
according to the Department of Homeland Security.

A total of 53,273 nationally have been approved, according to the DHS.

Obama's program was seen as an election-year move aimed at winning
back the support of Latino voters disappointed with his failure to
get immigration reforms, including a legalization program for the
nation's 11million undocumented immigrants, passed during his first
term in office as promised. The program is credited with helping
Obama win re-election with more than 70 percent of the Latino vote.

Brewer, meanwhile, has taken a hard line on immigration. Her order
was seen as a way of rebuffing Obama's deferred-action program as
political payback after he asked the Justice Department to file a
lawsuit challenging SB 1070, which Brewer said was needed because the
federal government had failed to stop illegal immigration.

"They changed the rules in the middle of the game when it came to
driver's licenses and they did it as a political reaction to DACA,"
Burns said.

In her executive order, Brewer directed all state agencies to take
steps to ensure that any undocumented immigrants granted deferred
action would not receive any public benefits from the state,
including driver's licenses. As a result, the Arizona Department of
Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division determined that the agency
would not give driver's licenses to anyone with a federal employment-
authorization document obtained through Obama's deferred-action program.

State law requires anyone applying for a driver's license to prove
their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law.
Brewer has argued that the employment-authorization documents issued
to deferred-action recipients don't meet state law because DHS
officials have said the documents don't give undocumented immigrants
any sort of legal status, just the ability to live and work in the
U.S. temporarily without the threat of being deported.

But Brewer's order contradicts the state's long-standing policy of
granting driver's licenses to non-citizens, including illegal
immigrants, with the same employment-authorization documents granted
to deferred-action recipients, said Regina Jefferies, a Phoenix
immigration lawyer and chair of the Arizona chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union.

For years, the federal government has granted work permits to non-
citizens for a variety of reasons, including to illegal immigrants
with deportation-cancellation cases pending in Immigration Court.

Last week, The Arizona Republic and its broadcast partner 12 News
reported that over the past eight years, Arizona has issued licenses
and state ID cards nearly 40,000 times to non-citizens who had
federal employment-authorization documents, according to data
obtained through a public-records request from the MVD. The data also
showed that since Brewer's order, the state has issued more than
1,000 driver's licenses or ID cards to non-citizens with work permits
while denying licenses to those with work permits issued through
Obama's program.

Burns, the Chandler lawyer, said it does not make sense politically
to continue to deny driver's licenses to deferred-action recipients
in light of a growing push by Republicans in Congress to legalize
undocumented immigrants to attract Latino voters after Republican
presidential nominee Mitt Romney's defeat in November.

On Tuesday, retiring Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Kay Bailey
Hutchison, R-Texas, introduced legislation that would let young
undocumented immigrants earn permanent legal status, but not
citizenship, if they graduate from college or serve four years in the

"Does it really make sense for the state of Arizona to fight and
expend resources on this?" Burns said. "The rest of the U.S. is
moving towards doing something about comprehensive immigration reform."

Muzaffar Chishti, of the Migration Policy Institute's office at New
York University School of Law, said four states in addition to
Arizona have taken action to deny driver's licenses to deferred-
action recipients: Nebraska, Texas, Michigan and Mississippi.

None has faced a legal challenge.

Four other states, California, Massachusetts, Georgia and Wisconsin,
specifically allow deferred-action recipients to get driver's licenses.

AZMEX F&F EXTRA 29-11-12


Sentencing reset for man in Fast and Furious
By Associated Press
Originally published: Nov 29, 2012 - 8:53 am

PHOENIX -- A new sentencing date has been set for a man who admitted
being a straw buyer for a gun smuggling ring that was monitored in
the government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and

Sentencing for Jonathan Earvin Fernandez was changed from Dec. 12 to
Dec. 10.

Fernandez pleaded guilty in May to a federal conspiracy charge and
faces up to five years in prison.

He admitted that he bought 49 guns for the ring and that he falsely
claimed that the weapons he bought were for him when they were
actually purchased for the ring.

Federal authorities faced criticism for allowing suspected straw
buyers to walk from shops with guns, rather than arrest suspects and
seize the guns there.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

AZMEX EXTRA 28-11-12


Dallas trucker talks about time in Mexican prison
A tear begins to roll down Jabin Bogan's cheek as he talks about his
release from a Mexican prison, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in El Paso,
Texas, during a news conference. The Dallas trucker was imprisoned
for seven months in Mexico on accusations that he had tried to
smuggle in assault rifle ammunition. The ammunition belonged to
United Nations Ammunition. (AP Photo/El Paso Times, Victor Calzada)
1 hour ago • Associated Press

Jabin Bogan spent seven months sleeping on the floor of a cell in a
maximum-security Mexican prison, detained after he accidentally
crossed the border at El Paso with 268,000 bullets in his truck. Nine
people lived in Bogan's cell, with just five beds. Only one spoke

Bogan said he didn't eat for three weeks. He constantly wondered if
he was in danger.

"You never know what's going on," Bogan said Friday. "You're
surrounded by people that don't speak your language, so you never
know what they talk about."

The Dallas trucker gave new details Friday about his release and the
ordeal leading up to it. The 27-year-old Bogan returned to the U.S.
Friday after being freed from prison the week before.

Bogan maintains he was on his way to Phoenix in April to deliver the
ammunition stored in his truck. He says he accidentally crossed onto
a border bridge in El Paso, Texas, and tried to turn around after he
realized his mistake, but Mexican customs agents wouldn't let him go
back. He was detained and eventually sent to a Mexican maximum-
security prison.

Bogan was convicted of smuggling and sentenced to three years in
prison even though Mexican customs agents contradicted prosecutors'
claims at trial that Bogan had hidden the bullets under the
floorboards of his 18-wheeler's trailer.

His sentence was later commuted to time served and a fine. His U.S.
attorney, Larry Taylor, said about $5,000 in donations covered a fine
paid to Mexican authorities and fees for an attorney there.

Taylor and Bogan declined to say whether Mexican authorities had
banned him from returning to the country.

Bogan said a few guards spoke English, as did a cellmate who had
lived in Oklahoma City. Otherwise, he was isolated. He said he didn't
receive letters or phone calls most of the time.

"I prayed in the showers," Bogan said. "I prayed when I ate. I prayed
when I used the restroom. I prayed just when I was playing chess with
somebody else. I prayed while I was playing with them. I just prayed
as much as I could to keep myself focused from losing it."

He said he didn't eat prison food at first and eventually made it
through his time by imagining he was being served a cheeseburger or
slice of pizza. His first meal on the plane ride home was from Burger

Bogan said he was first told an investigation would take two days.

"Forty-eight hours turned into seven months," he said.

Mexican authorities have tried to crack down on smuggling of weapons
and ammunition across the U.S.-Mexico border. Mexican President
Felipe Calderon has blamed U.S. gun laws for allowing weapons to flow
into Mexico, where rival drug cartels are fighting a bloody war.

That sensitivity made it more difficult for American officials to get
Bogan back, U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson said. Johnson, a Democrat
from Dallas, said she and her staff continuously called Mexican
embassy officials and others to work for Bogan's release.

American officials wanted to let Mexico "understand that we were at
their mercy" and that Bogan had not done anything wrong on purpose,
Johnson said in a phone interview from Washington. She said she
hadn't spoken to Bogan yet, but likely would meet with him when she
returned to Dallas in coming weeks.

"I could write a book on all we went through just trying to make sure
we had some kind of humane resolution to this," Johnson said.

An appeal filed in August by Bogan's lawyer in Mexico, Emilio de la
Rosa, reduced the charge from smuggling to possession of military
ammunition. That cut Bogan's sentence and allowed him to get
supervised release, which he can do by mail.

On Wednesday, Bogan repeated that he had made an "honest mistake."

"If I would have known that crossing that line with bullets was going
to get me in trouble, I would have backed up from the border in the
middle of traffic," he said. "But I didn't know."


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

AZMEX UPDATE2 27-11-12


US Trucker Nabbed With Ammo In Mexico Is Freed
By: Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press
11/26/2012 (10:17am)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Dallas trucker imprisoned for seven months in
Mexico on accusations that he tried to smuggle assault rifle
ammunition into the country broke down in tears Friday when he
returned to the U.S., saying he had at times given up hope.

Jabin Bogan maintains he was on his way to Phoenix to deliver the
ammunition in April when he took a wrong highway exit and
accidentally crossed the border into Mexico. Despite his insistence
it was an honest mistake, the 27-year-old was arrested and taken to a
Mexican maximum security prison.

"Some days I gave up hope. Some days I felt like God was, to be
honest in my heart, like God was laughing. Like he was just punishing
me for no reason. I felt like just giving up," he said during a brief
news conference in El Paso shortly after arriving back in the U.S.

Bogan tearfully thanked his supporters, and said that at times he
felt like taking his own life or someone else's.

"I was the only black American person in the whole prison. God
brought me through and I made it," he said.

Bogan was released from the Mexican prison last week but had been
detained by immigration authorities until Friday. He was found guilty
of possession of military ammunition and sentenced to three years,
but the ruling was later commuted for time served and a fine.

He was arrested on April 17 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just across the
border from El Paso. Bogan said he was headed to Phoenix when he got
lost, and he told Mexican authorities that a law enforcement officer
at the border had told him to continue driving across the
international bridge.

Bogan said he attempted to turn back when he realized he had crossed
into Mexico, but the layout of the traffic lanes prevented him from
returning without first crossing into the truck inspection area in
Juarez, where his truck was searched.

He said Friday that when he acknowledged to the agents he had
ammunition, "they said, 'in this side of the country it's illegal to
have bullets.' And that's when everything went upside down they took
me in and never let me out."

During his trial, Mexican customs agents contradicted prosecutors'
claim that Bogan had 268,000 bullets hidden under the floorboards of
his 18-wheeler's trailer when he was arrested. Agents testified in
June that Bogan was trying to make a U-turn back into the U.S. when
they found the ammunition bundled on top of wooden pallets inside the

Bogan was arrested less than 100 feet from a giant billboard that
reads, "no more weapons." The sign, unveiled by Mexican President
Felipe Calderon two months before Bogan was caught, was made out of
seized high-caliber rifles and ammunition.

Calderon has blamed lax U.S. gun laws for the flow of weapons into

An appeal filed in August by Bogan's lawyer in Mexico, Emilio de la
Rosa, reduced the charge from smuggling to possession of military
ammunition. That allowed Bogan to be released after serving a portion
of his sentence and paying a fine. He also was sentenced to
supervised release, which he can do by mail.

The ammunition belonged to United Nations Ammunition. De la Rosa said
the bullets would not be returned to the company.

A spokesman with the Mexican Attorney General did not immediately
respond to a request seeking comment.

Bogan's attorney, Carlos Spector, maintains that Bogan made an honest
mistake. But he said his lawyers decided not to fight the case, in
part because of the potential political implications.

"He (De la Rosa) knew the options were get him out in six or seven
months or sink him with a 30-year-sentence. Asking for a not-guilty
sentence was impossible because the Mexican government had to get
something out of this," Spector said.



Note: interesting selection of meetings, guess the consensus is
that republicans no longer relevant. mostly computer english

Peña Nieto to Obama: Reducing violence is the main challenge
J. Jaime Hernandez / Correspondent / The Universal | November 27,
2012 | 15:47 pm

Washington. - In an atmosphere of open dialogue and camaraderie, the
elected president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, said today before
U.S. President Barack Obama, that reducing violence is one of the
main challenges in the beginning of his administration .

Peña Nieto also vowed to enhance cooperation in the fields of
security, trade and migration, in what was a clear statement of
intent against its main partner in the White House.

Under the gaze of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the images
of former presidents of the American Union who witnessed the event
from the Oval Office of the White House, President Obama
congratulated Peña Nieto for his victory last July, and said he is
willing to work with a man who is reputed to "do and achieve all that
is proposed."

"Mexico is for us a very important country," Obama said.

He reiterated the readiness of his government to give continuity to
all projects and plans of bilateral cooperation in the field of
security, trade and employment.

He highlighted its commitment to promote comprehensive immigration

The meeting between the two leaders took place in a high degree of
comfort for both towards the end of an interview, in which witnesses
were Vice President Joe Biden; Luis Videgaray, general coordinator
for the Transitional Government, and the U.S. ambassador Anthony
Wayne, among others.

Peña Nieto will meet later with Majority Leader Harry Reid in the

El Diario de Chihuahua

EPN held his first meeting with Barack Obama
In the Oval Office of the White House, Obama said he would be honored
to work with the president-elect of Mexico

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. - When you start your meeting with President-
elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, the U.S. president, Barack Obama
hoped to be a professional and very firm, because the political state
of Mexico "is reputed to be a person who likes to make things. "

In the Oval Office, West Wing of the White House, Obama said he would
be honored to work together.

At the reception, attended by their security teams, the U.S.
president told Peña Nieto: "I was born in an entity much colder than

"I know that Peña Nieto has an ambitious reform agenda and we are
talking about how to strengthen economic relations," said the U.S.

Meanwhile, President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, thanked Obama has
appointed Joe Biden to attend his inauguration.

"It is my first visit to the U.S. as President-elect, I congratulate
him on his victory in the last election," said Peña Nieto.
"I extend an invitation to visit Mexico officially, on a state
visit," the president-elect of Mexico.

With information from Notimex
2012-11-27 15:04:00

Needed, a secure border, Pena and Nancy Pelosi agree
The leader pointed to President-elect Barack Obama for instruction,
the need also for comprehensive immigration reform and comprehensive.

Rosa Elvira Vargas, sent
Posted: 11.27.2012 13:38

Washington. Enrique Peña Nieto and the minority leader of the House
of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, agreed on the need for Mexico and
the United States a modern and secure border. The political leader
also said, a statement from President Barack Obama, the need to
promote a global and comprehensive immigration reform.

Before the scheduled meeting in the House of Representatives, and
Pelosi, Peña Nieto also insisted on a approach to give greater trade
and investment ties between the two nations.

In fact, Pelosi admitted that the Mexican nation represents the major
U.S. client so it is important to reinforce areas.

However, both also noted the need to maintain the fight against drug

Peña Nieto will meet this afternoon with President Barack Obama at
the White House, first in a meeting in which members will transition
team and officials from the American side the Obama administration at
the end of the meeting of 35 minutes will have a private meeting with
the U.S. president.

Employment generation, common challenge between Mexico and the U.S.:
Related Notes
• Pena Nieto, for relationship "more constructive and purposeful"
with EU
• Requires "hemispheric debate" about drugs, said in an interview EPN
• Peña Nieto calls on Canada to review visa requirement
Organización Editorial Mexicana
November 27, 2012

Alejandro Colon / The Press

Washington, DC. - When meeting with the minority leader of the House
of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, the elected
president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, manifested by increased
North American integration to generate more jobs and opportunities,
"share equally a major challenge in creating jobs," he noted.

In a joint message, Enrique Peña Nieto said his government will begin
on December 1, will work towards a closer relationship, purposeful
and constructive relationship between the two countries.

After meeting with Secretary of Homeland Security in this country,
Janet Napolitano, with whom he discussed security issues, Peña Nieto
said the topics with members of Congress and public safety; borders
more secure and modern and to reach agreements higher economic growth
and cultural exchange, while stressing the importance of the topic of

He reiterated the Mexican government's intention to broaden the good
relationship between the two countries and mentioned the importance
of their management will extend bridges of dialogue and communication
in order to maintain a constant dialogue with political and social
sectors of the country's north.

Meanwhile, to welcome the President-Elect of Mexico, Nancy Pelosi
offered to work together to strengthen the borders as to fight
organized crime and drug trafficking, and expressed interest in
raising the issue of immigration reform.

Pelosi, who will retain the leadership of her party in the lower
house, congratulated President-elect for his victory in the
presidential election last July and vowed to keep working together
with Mexico.

"We hope to resolve the immigration issue through comprehensive
immigration reform. That is the mandate of President Obama," she said.

Monday, November 26, 2012

AZMEX F&F EXTRA 26-11-12


Note: what happened with steward? Some actual time.

2 men sentenced in Fast and Furious gun case
Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:35 PM MST
Updated: Nov 26, 2012 5:35 PM MST
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - Two men have been sentenced to several years behind
bars for their roles in a gun smuggling ring that was part of the
U.S. government's Operation Fast and Furious.

The U.S. Justice Department says Jacob Anthony Montelongo was
sentenced Monday in Phoenix to nearly 3 1/2 years in federal prison
after pleading guilty to conspiracy and dealing guns without a
license. Sean Christopher Steward received a nine-year sentence for
conspiracy and lying.

During the Fast and Furious operation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives agents hoped to track illegally obtained
weapons to high-level arms traffickers, but authorities lost track of
many of the guns.

The operation led to congressional inquiries. It was exposed after
two of the illegally obtained weapons were found at the scene of the
2010 fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Note: look at the charge.

Fast and Furious: Sentencing set for alleged rip-off crew member
Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:12 pm
Associated Press

TUCSON — A man accused of robbing marijuana smugglers after they
sneaked into the United States will be sentenced in federal court on
Dec. 17 for a conspiracy conviction.
Authorities say Rito Osorio-Arellanes was part of a ring that preyed
on smugglers.

Five other members of the alleged rip-off crew were accused of murder
in the December 2010 shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian
Rito Osorio-Arellanes was in custody before the shooting and doesn't
face murder charges in Terry's death.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to interfere with
commerce by robbery.
One of the five people charged in Terry's death has pleaded guilty to
a murder charge
Of the four others charged in Terry's death, one is in custody, while
three others remain fugitives.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AZMEX EXTRA 20-11-12


Note: yet another very light sentence, probation and has to stay home.

CBP officer sentenced to probation in firearms case
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:40 am | Updated: 3:30 pm, Tue
Nov 20, 2012.
Mark Reagan | The Brownsville Herald

A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was sentenced
Monday to five years probation for straw-purchasing firearms.
Manuel Pena, 38, was convicted in August on two counts of making a
false statement in a firearms record and one count of making a false
statement to a federal agency, United States Attorney Kenneth
Magidson said in a press release.
Pena will also serve six months under house arrest.
During his trial, a Homeland Security Investigations agent testified
that he saw Pena buy firearms from an Academy Sports and Outdoors
store on two occasions in December 2011 and deliver the weapons to
another person in exchange for money, Magidson said.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of
Texas, Pena filled out a weapons-purchase form stating that he was
buying the guns for his own personal use.
Pena was arrested May 24.
He told investigators at the time of his arrest that he bought the
guns for hunting at his deer lease, and that he had used them and
then left them with a friend, Magidson said.
But the FBI had the weapons, which "clearly were straw-purchased for
another person," Magidson said.
Pena had been a CBP officer for 12 years and the charges are
unrelated to his official duties. He was fired by CBP as a result of
the conviction, Magidson said.

Saturday, November 17, 2012



Texas trucker released from Mexican prison
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:16pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Texas truck driver who says he made a wrong turn
into Mexico with a trailer full of ammunition has been released from
prison but remains in the custody of immigration authorities, U.S.
officials said Friday.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico said that 27-year-old Jabin Bogan was
freed from a maximum security prison in the state of Veracruz. It did
not say why immigration authorities were holding him, or when he is
expected to return to the U.S., but Bogan likely is accused of
violating immigration rules when he entered Mexico.

Bogan's family and lawyers declined to comment. He had faced up to 30
years in prison on an ammunition trafficking charge, but the judge
reduced the charge to possession of ammunition after testimony from
Mexican customs agents contradicted prosecutors' claim that Bogan hid
268,000 bullets under floorboards.
Bogan's mother, Aletha Smith, has told The Associated Press that the
truck driver had been ordered to pay a fine in order to be released.

Bogan crossed from Texas into Juarez, Mexico, on April 17.
Agents testified in June that Bogan was trying to make a U-turn back
into the U.S. when they found the ammunition bundled on top of wooden
pallets inside the trailer.
Since then, Bogan's lawyers and family in the U.S. have cried foul,
saying the ammunition charge was too hefty for what they claim was an
honest mistake.

Bogan had made two deliveries in El Paso, Texas, and said he was
supposed to drive to Phoenix to deliver assault rifle ammunition to a
wholesaler there when he got lost. He said he took a wrong exit on
the freeway and drove toward the border, where he said a law
enforcement official told him to continue driving across the bridge.
Bogan said that when he realized he had crossed into Mexico, he
attempted to turn back, but the layout of the traffic lanes prevented
him from returning without first crossing into the truck inspection
area in Juarez.

Bogan's attorneys have said surveillance footage taken at the border
crossing shows Bogan blocking several lanes of southbound traffic for
more than half an hour while trying to maneuver his 18-wheeler back
to U.S. soil.

Mexican prosecutors alleged he tried to clandestinely smuggle bullets
commonly used by drug cartels.

Friday, November 16, 2012



Note: evidently the drug cartels extensive drug and human smuggling
activities result in no problems, despite what our lying eyes see of
the cut fences, tons of trash, abandoned vehicles, occasional body
and cross country tracks. BTW, not a whole lot of industrial or
ag activity out there.

Sonoran pronghorn threatened by water issues, coalition says
2012-11-16T00:00:00Z 2012-11-16T00:10:14Z
Sonoran pronghorn threatened by water issues, coalition says
Andrew Boven Cronkite News Service Arizona Daily Star

WASHINGTON - A new report lists the endangered Sonoran pronghorn as
one of the species most threatened by water problems across the nation.

The pronghorn was one of 17 species identified Wednesday by the
Endangered Species Coalition as threatened by water-quality issues or
a lack of water in 10 different watersheds.

For pronghorns, which live in the Sonoran Desert between Southwest
Arizona and northern Mexico, problems include a lack of rainfall,
water-quality problems from industrial and agricultural runoff and
habitat damage from Border Patrol activities, among other factors,
the report said.

Leda Huta, the coalition's executive director, said the timing and
duration of rainfall in the desert is vital for the pronghorn's
survival for several reasons.

"It's not just water, but also what they're eating," Huta said.
"Without water, they're not going to have food."

Another problem is off-road activity by Border Patrol agents. That
damages vegetation that the herds graze on, said Tierra Curry, a
conservation biologist at the Center for Biological Diversity, one of
the groups that make up the coalition.

"It changes the nature of the area," Curry said of border activities,
pointing out that the border fence divides pronghorn herds between
the U.S. and Mexico.

"The fence is certainly a problem because it separates the population
in Mexico and the population in the U.S.," Curry said.

But the Border Patrol challenged that claim, saying it works to
protect the environment while doing its job of protecting the border.

"The preservation of our valuable natural and cultural resources is
of great importance to Customs and Border Protection, and we are
fully engaged in efforts that consider the environment as we work to
secure our nation's borders," the agency said in a written statement

The statement said the agency's work in the Barry M. Goldwater Range
in Arizona, where it "has funded mitigation and recovery efforts for
the endangered Sonoran pronghorn, is an example of our commitment" to
the environment.

The report, "Water Woes: How dams, diversions, dirty water and
drought put America's wildlife at risk," is the latest by the
coalition, which releases a report every year listing areas that are
at greatest danger from a different environmental threat.

Environmental groups nominate species that are reviewed by
scientists, who put together a final list. Huta said the coalition
chose species that "aren't a lost cause," where human changes could
alter the situation.
"They wanted species where we can highlight what can be done," Huta

She said people can help by cutting water use and reducing their
carbon footprint, which she said contributes to global warming, which
can lead to drought.

Pronghorns were listed as an endangered species in 1967. Officials
estimate that there are only about 500 in the wild, about 100 of
which are on the U.S. side of the border.

AZMEX EXTRA 16-11-12


"Bullets over the border" extended video by Phx Ch. 12 KPNX

Couldn't find link on Ch. 12 webpage, but there is this one on
Unable to find any text version so far.

Securing the border still doesn't seem to be an option.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

AZMEX I3 6-11-12

AZMEX I3 6 NOV 2012

Note: as the U.S. debates immigration reform, a look at how Mexico
does it. computer english

lmost 120,000 migrants have disappeared in Mexico

Martha Sánchez Soler, coordinator of the caravan "Unlocking Hope,"
said that in Mexico have gone any number of between 70,000 to 120,000
migrants passing through Mexico in recent years.

The also president of Mesoamerican migratory movement also stressed
that the disappearance of people using it as a route Mexico to reach
the United States, mostly because they are prey to drug trafficking,
criminal groups operating and extort.

The caravan of mothers of Central American migrants, who are acting
as missing, Reynosa arrived this afternoon from the port of Tampico,
in their search for data or reports that allow them to have a hope of
finding their relatives.

Women recognized that although these trips are expensive and risky,
continue performing them and acknowledged that the results are few
compared to the number of missing.

He noted that although there are no official statistics, according to
data provided by the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH),
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, among others, indicate
that 2006 to date has gone from 70 to 120 thousand people in transit
through Mexico.

He said the first place he occupies in missing persons Honduras,
followed by El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala, although to a
lesser extent there are other nationalities as Peru and Brazil.

He said that the mothers of missing migrants started coming into
Mexico on their own feet since 1979, using its own resources and in
very precarious conditions that allowed them to reach the south only.

He recalled that after a tour of Central America, the members of the
coordination of the migratory movement Mesoamerican discovered the
group of women, so since 2006 began to support them in their quest.

He said that on his first trip, just raided the state of Oaxaca and
then penetrated down to Veracruz and in 2010 entered Puerto Vallarta
Migration Congress that concentrated immigration authorities worldwide.

He mentioned that last year marked the Day of the Dead in the
municipality of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, that blessed place.

The coordinator of the Caravan said on his travels are not looking to
meet government officials and prefer to get to shelters or homes that
assist migrants, Ceresos, Forensic Medical Service facilities in each
city, or where they can obtain information about relatives or track .

He said that on this occasion did request the support of the
government of Tamaulipas after considering that it is a high risk
status and protection required for entry and travel on their roads.

"We have met with the government of Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas Institute
only for migrants, but could not get into this state without the
support of the authorities, they had to enter armored danger we fear
for the land, so we needed come wrapped "he said.

He noted that along their caravans were able to locate 100 people and
an unknown number of migrants has established communication with
their families.

He explained that it is difficult for Central American immigrants
achieve communication to their places of origin, since according to
versions of those achievers, they indicate that they have been robbed
of money, documents, clothes and everything they carry.

He mentioned that this year, thanks to the sponsorship of the
organization of German origin "Medical International" managed to rent
two buses, which will visit 23 cities in 14 Mexican states, through
four thousand 600 kilometers in 19 days provided the route.

Tamaulipas regretted that they have not been successful in their
quest, they said at least a six mothers of the caravan say the last
point where his family remained in communication with them was this

Finally, said the number of mothers who have a missing child is more
than you were able to come, given the lack of money and resources
prevents them go look for them, though they live longing receive a
call or message from your loved ones or to least know their
whereabouts or whether they are alive or dead.

The contingent of the caravan made a trek to the migrant Cross,
located on the banks of the Rio Grande, in memory of those who in
their desire to cross into the United States have died in the attempt.

Casi 120 mil migrantes han desaparecido en México

Martha Sánchez Soler, coordinadora de la caravana "Liberando la
Esperanza" , señaló que en México han desaparecido un número
indeterminado de entre 70 mil a 120 mil migrantes en su paso por
México en los últimos años.

La también presidenta del movimiento migratorio mesoamericano destacó
además que la desaparición de personas que utilizan como ruta México
para llegar a Estados Unidos, en su gran mayoría se debe a que son
presas del narcotráfico, de grupos delictivos que operan y que los

La caravana de madres de migrantes centroamericanos, que se
encuentran en calidad de desaparecidos, arribó esta tarde a Reynosa
procedente del puerto de Tampico, en su búsqueda de datos o informes
que les permitan tener una esperanza de encontrar a sus familiares.

Las mujeres reconocieron que aunque este tipo de viajes son caros y
riesgosos, continuarán realizándolos y reconoció que los resultados
son pocos en comparación con el número de desaparecidos.

Señaló que aunque no hay estadísticas oficiales, de acuerdo con datos
proporcionados por la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos
(CNDH) , Amnistía Internacional y Human Rights Watch, entre otras
organizaciones, se desprende que del 2006 a la fecha han desaparecido
entre 70 y 120 mil personas en su tránsito por México.

Indicó que el primer lugar en personas desaparecidas lo ocupa
Honduras, seguida por el Salvador, Nicaragua y Guatemala, aunque en
menor porcentaje existen otras nacionalidades como Perú y Brasil.

Dijo que las madres de los migrantes desaparecidos empezaron a venir
a territorio Mexicano por su propio pie desde 1979, utilizando
recursos propios y en condiciones muy precarias que les permitían
llegar solo al sur del país.

Recordó que tras un recorrido por Centroamérica, los integrantes de
la coordinación del movimiento migratorio mesoamericano descubrieron
al grupo de mujeres, por lo que desde el año 2006 empezaron a
apoyarlas en su búsqueda.

Indicó que en su primer viaje, sólo incursionaron al estado de Oaxaca
y posteriormente se adentraron hasta llegar a Veracruz y en el año
2010 ingresaron a Puerto Vallarta al Congreso de Migración que
concentraba autoridades migratorias de todo el mundo.

Mencionó que el año pasado conmemoraron el Día de Muertos en el
municipio de San Fernando, Tamaulipas, lugar que bendijeron.

La coordinadora de la Caravana señaló que en sus recorridos no buscan
encontrarse con autoridades de gobierno y prefieren llegar a
albergues o casas que asisten a migrantes, Ceresos, instalaciones del
Servicio Médico Forense de cada ciudad, o donde puedan obtener datos
o pista sobre sus familiares.

Refirió que en esta ocasión sí solicitaron el apoyo del gobierno de
Tamaulipas tras considerar que es un estado de alto riesgo y que
requerían la protección para poder ingresar y transitar por sus

"No nos hemos reunido con el gobierno de Tamaulipas, sólo con el
Instituto Tamaulipeco para los Migrantes, pero no podíamos entrar a
este estado sin el apoyo de las autoridades, teníamos que ingresar
blindados pues teníamos temor por la peligro del terreno, así que
necesitábamos entrar arropados" , dijo.

Señaló que a lo largo de sus caravanas han podido localizar a una 100
personas y que un número indeterminado de migrantes ha logrado
establecer comunicación con sus familiares.

Explicó que es difícil para los migrantes centroamericanos lograr la
comunicación a sus lugares de origen, pues de acuerdo con versiones
de quienes lo han logrado, les indican que han sido despojados de
dinero, documentos, ropa y todo lo que portaban.

Mencionó que este año, gracias al auspicio de la organización de
origen alemán "Médico International" lograron rentar dos autobuses,
en los que recorrerán 23 ciudades de 14 estados mexicanos, a través
de cuatro mil 600 kilómetros en 19 días que establece la ruta.

Lamentó que en Tamaulipas no hayan tenido éxito en su búsqueda, pues
dijo que al menos unas seis madres de la caravana aseguran que el
último punto donde sus familiares mantuvieron comunicación con ellas
fue en esta entidad.

Finalmente, dijo que el número de madres que tienen un hijo
desaparecido es mayor a las que pudieron venir, ante la falta de
dinero y recursos que les impide que salgan a buscarlos, aunque viven
añorando recibir una llamada o mensaje de su seres queridos o al
menos conocer su paradero o si se encuentran vivos o muertos.

El contingente de la caravana realizó una caminata hasta la Cruz del
migrante, que se localiza en las márgenes del río Bravo, en memoria
de aquellos que en su anhelo por cruzar a Estados Unidos han muerto
en el intento.



Note: On old maps this area used to be considered well inside the
U.S. about 80 miles north of the "former" border.

Agents find $500K worth of pot near Arizona border
By Associated Press
Originally published: Nov 6, 2012 - 2:30 pm

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Federal and local authorities have found more than
$500,000 worth of abandoned marijuana near Interstate 8.

The U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that agents seized the more than
half-a-ton of abandoned marijuana found inside a Chevy Tahoe. The
drugs and vehicle were discovered in the Vekol Valley area along the
Arizona-Mexico border.

The vehicle, reported stolen out of Phoenix, was released to the
Department of Public Safety.
Agents and officers on the ground searched the area for suspects but
no arrests were made.

Note: Same incident
Half-ton of marijuana found in stolen vehicle near I-8
U.S. Border Patrol agents found 1,097 pounds of marijuana inside a
stolen vehicle.
by Jennifer Thomas
Posted on November 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than
1,000 pounds of marijuana and recovered a stolen vehicle on Monday.

Casa Grande Station agents conducting joint operations in the Vekol
Valley area with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland
Security Investigations and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office
discovered an abandoned Chevy Tahoe near Interstate 8 on Monday.

The vehicle was filled with 1,097 pounds of marijuana worth more than
$548,500, according to officials.

Agents and officers on the ground searched the area for suspects, but
no arrests were made.

The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The vehicle was reported stolen out of Phoenix and was released to
the Department of Public Safety.

El Paso County Sheriff's Strike Team members recover stolen firearm
By David Burge / El Paso Times
Posted: 11/06/2012 10:43:12 AM MST

El Paso County Sheriff's Strike Team members recovered a stolen
firearm and arrested a man who was attempting to sell it, the
Sheriff's Office reported.
Humberto Martinez, 31, was arrested Monday by Strike Team members,
who were following up on information that a man was attempting to
sell a handgun at two locations.
Deputies said the firearm is the same weapon that was stolen during
an vehicle burglary on Sunday along the 14400 block of Gateway West.
Martinez was charged with theft of a firearm and unlawful possession
of a firearm by a felon. His bond is $40,000. The investigation
continues and additional charges may be coming.

El Paso lawyer arrested on Friday allegedly worked with drug cartel
By Lorena Figueroa / El Paso Times
Posted: 11/06/2012 12:00:00 AM MST

Agents with Homeland Security Investgations lead Marco Antonio
Delgado, center, out of the County Jail downtown Monday. Delgado was
apprehended at a local restaurant last Friday and charged with
Conspiracy To Commit Money Laundering. Rudy Gutierrez/Elaso Times
(Rudy Gutierrez)
El Paso lawyer Marco Antonio Delgado, 46, was arrested on charges of
conspiracy to commit money laundering of over $1 million, federal
officials said.
Agents from the office of Homeland Security Investigations arrested
Delgado on Friday at a West Side restaurant, a representative from
the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.
Delgado allegedly worked with the Milenio drug cartel, or Cártel de
los Valencia, based in the Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said.
The local attorney had his initial appearance in federal court Monday
afternoon. A federal magistrate scheduled a detention hearing for
9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Delgado will remain detained at the County Jail without bond.
The indictment
against Delgado was still sealed Monday afternoon.
According to ICE, the local attorney allegedly conspired with other
individuals to launder money believed to be from drug-trafficking
proceeds between July 2007 and December 2008.
The investigation revealed that Delgado is linked to the Mexican drug
organization and conspired to launder more that $600 million. Delgado
allegedly delayed extradition warrants of Mexican nationals serving
sentences on drug charges in the United States, according to ICE.
Delgado's defense attorney, José Montes Jr., declined to comment on
the case, but mentioned that his client will plead not guilty on the
money laundering charges. If found guilty, Delgado could face up to
20 years in prison
and pay a maximum of a $250,000 fine.
Montes Jr. confirmed that his client worked at Delgado & Associates,
P.C., located on the West Side.
The law firm was operating Monday. A woman who answered the phone
declined to comment on the lawyer's arrest.
According to its website, the law firm has offices in Texas; Calgary,
Canada; Distrito Federal, México; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and
Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos islands.
It describes itself as a "boutique law firm uniquely designed and
committed to provide its clients with unparalleled legal services in
the areas of energy regulation (power and gas), alternative energy,
international business, international energy, and international
transaction planning."
The Web links that lead to the firm's members and significant cases
are "under construction."
The investigation that led to the arrest of Delgado was coordinated
by HSI El Paso's financial group and the HSI-led Southwest Border
Financial Operations and Currency United Strike Force, a multi-agency
group that includes federal and state agencies that target financial
Lorena Figueroa may be reached at; 546-612

martes, noviembre 06, 2012

10:45 am: La movilización de unidades policiacas se los tres niveles
de gobierno se registro hace un par de minutos en las cercanías de la
población de Altar, Sonora, donde según fuentes extra oficiales un
grupo delictivo que opera en la región de altar llamado "los cobra
cuotas" se agarro a balazos con elementos de la Policía Federal…
pendientes para confirmar dicha información…

11:10 am: Información que nos llega en los últimos minutos es que se
registró el enfrentamiento hacia el lado noreste de Altar, derivado
que aterrizaban dos avionetas con droga en una pista clandestina, de
las cuales solo se logro asegurar una...pendientes con mas detalles…

Balean 'bajadores' a indocumentado
Detalles Publicado el Domingo 04 de Noviembre de 2012, Escrito por
Redacción / El Diario
Nogales, Az

El migrante fue agredido luego de cruzar a EU ilegalmente.

lesionado de un balazo en la pantorrilla por "bajadores" al momento
que intentaba cruzar a los Estados Unidos de Norte América, donde
después de haber sido atendido en la ciudad de Tucson Arizona, fue
deportado en esta Frontera. La persona deportada dijo llamarse José
Trinidad Laysa Aguilar, originario de la ciudad de Hermosillo Sonora,
el cual había sido entregado al Instituto Nacional de Migración
(INM). De acuerdo a la versión José Trinidad manifestó a las
autoridades mexicanas que la semana pasada del año en curso, había
cruzado al vecino país por esta frontera de Nogales, por el área de
Las Mariposas, cuando observó a unos sujetos armados, de los cuales
intento huir, siendo herido de bala donde los sujetos, una vez que se
encontraba lesionado lo despojaron de sus pertenencias. Según la
versión del herido, los hampones lo habían dejado tirado, cuando fue
rescatado por un ranchero del vecino país, quien lo auxilio y lo
llevo a un nosocomio de Tucson, donde fue atendido, y una vez que fue
curado de la herida de bala, fue deportado por las autoridades gabachas.