Friday, January 31, 2014



Note: The environmental cults have been essentially silent on damage done by smuggling in the AZ desert. Their solution here seems to be to not interfere with drug & human trafficking.
The ultimate blame rests with the "american" doper.

30 January 2014 Last updated at 14:10 ET Share this pageEmailPrint

Drug trafficking is speeding deforestation in Central America
By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent, BBC News

A new report says that drug smuggling in Central America is rapidly increasing rates of deforestation.

Remote forests in Honduras and Guatemala are being cut down to facilitate landing strips for the transportation of narcotics.

The scientists believe the influx of drug cash encourages ranchers, timber traffickers and oil palm growers to expand their activities.

The research has been published in the journal Science.

Drugs have been smuggled through Central America for decades, with marijuana and cocaine from countries like Colombia heading for lucrative markets in major US cities.

"When we asked the local people the reason, they would tell us - 'los narcos' (drug traffickers) "
Dr Kendra McSweeney
Ohio State University

But according to the researchers, the importance of the area as a route for trafficking has increased significantly over the past seven years after a crackdown on the narcotics trade in Mexico.

This prompted drug traders to move their operations into more remote areas in countries like Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Narco effect
The move has seen a rapid increase in the amount of land cleared for forest.

In Honduras, the level of large-scale deforestation per year more than quadrupled between 2007 and 2011, at the same time as cocaine movements in the country also showed a significant rise.

"A baseline deforestation rate in this region was 20 sq km per year," said lead author Dr Kendra McSweeney from Ohio State University.

"Under the narco-effect, we see over 60 sq km per year. In some parts of Guatemala, the rates are even higher. We're talking up to 10% deforestation rates, which is just staggering."

The problems caused by the narcotics trade usually commence with the building of clandestine roads and airstrips in remote forests.

The number of drug-related landing strips prompted Unesco to declare the Rio Platano biosphere reserve in Honduras a "world heritage in danger," in 2011.

chart (at link)
The number of larger than expected forest clearings in eastern Honduras, indicating a connection to drug trafficking
In both Honduras and Guatemala, these forested areas are often poorly governed. With the influx of new cash and weapons, local ranchers, oil-palm growers and land speculators are emboldened to greatly expand their activities.

Conservation groups are threatened and state prosecutors are bribed to look the other way, says the report.

Laundering profits
The local indigenous populations are often too frightened to speak out.

"Real firebrand indigenous and conservation leaders don't breathe a word of this, out of fear," said Dr McSweeney.

"Honduras now has the world's highest homicide rate. They've all been silenced."

Drugs and the environment

Peru's forested Alto Huallaga region was also the country's largest coca cultivation area
The cultivation of opium in Thailand and Burma is depleting thin forest soils of nutrients
Areas of some US national parks have been used to grow cannabis by Mexican drug cartels
The drug dealers themselves often see advantages in converting the forests into agricultural land.

Buying and clearing the forests helps launder profits, and the traffickers usually have enough political influence to ensure their titles to the land are not contested.

Through this process, the "improved" land can then be sold on to corporate concerns.

In this way, what was once forest is permanently lost to agriculture.

The researchers believe that the attempts by the authorities to declare a "war on drugs" have merely pushed the traffickers into other remote areas, exacerbating pressures on vulnerable and ecologically important forests

A sign in front of an indigenous farm in Honduras recently overrun by narco-traffickers says: "The entry of persons with violent intent is prohibited. Yes we are Christians and we avoid violence"
"Once you start fighting them, you scatter them into more remote locales and greater areas become impacted, more people get involved and you raise their profits as they put a risk premium on their products," said Dr McSweeney.

"You increase their profits and their need to launder the money."

The authors say that this happened in Honduras in 2012. A crackdown on narcotics has seen the business shift operations and impacts to new areas of eastern Nicaragua.

The report authors argue that conservation groups now need to push for major changes in the use of military force to tackle the problem.

"Conservation groups have big offices in Washington DC and have proven successful at lobbying," said Dr McSweeney.

"We would encourage them to use their clout to really explore alternatives to this appallingly inappropriate, militarised approach to the drug problem."


Thursday, January 30, 2014



Note: More from the actual boots on the ground. Agency speak but most should be able to translate, decipher it.

The End of AUO Begins

The first phase of the de-authorization announced yesterday specifically targeted areas that OSC identified in its 2008 and 2013 reports. The only exceptions were the Laredo North and Lyndon (now presumed to be Sumas) Washington, Border Patrol Stations. Due to the field activities being performed at the two stations, a waiver was requested, and the Union will learn more about the waivers this Friday. There is no doubt that these stations perform work that qualifies for AUO and therefore, de-authorization is not appropriate. As such, If DHS denies the waiver request, the Union will have no choice but to take appropriate action, which in turn will cost the Agency a substantial amount of money in lost wages and attorney's fees when the Union prevails.

The OSC investigations have also caused DHS to look at all positions earning AUO and as Mrs. Emerson testified yesterday, a position-by-position analysis for all components is due by February 15. This position-by-position analysis will no doubt show that non-FLSA earning managers do not qualify for AUO. Due to DHS using OSCs interpretation of AUO, many essential support positions filled by bargaining unit employees will also not qualify for AUO, such as but not limited to: Training instructors, intel, vco, prosecutions, data management, sector details, public relations, liaison units, and checkpoint operations (unless working walk-arounds or similar activities). Although these positions provide essential support to the field, the Agency will have difficulty filling these positions in the future if they are now ineligible for AUO. Furthermore, DHS is putting together a list of acceptable activities allowable under their interpretation of the law that can be performed during AUO. In a nutshell, if it isn't irregular and can be controlled by scheduling, it isn't AUO.

Example: If agents on swing shift at station B are constantly chasing groups of illegal aliens and narcotics traffickers at the end of their shift that causes them to REGULARLY work AUO it is deemed a scheduling issue and the agency must adjust accordingly.

The ramifications this will have on the security of our nation's borders are huge. The decision by DHS to interpret the AUO law based on the direction of OSC will be equivalent to the loss of at least 5,000 full time employees. In addition to the loss of 5,000 agents, the Agency will be forced to create at least four shifts at every station, which will reduce the number of agents in the field at any given time further causing the loss of an additional 1,500 agents and unnecessarily jeopardizing the safety of the agents. The total net loss will be 6,500 agents for a manpower intensive strategy.

Congress mandated that the Border Patrol maintain a workforce of at least 21,370 agents to cover all of the land borders of the United States. They did this knowing agents have always worked ten-hour days. Notwithstanding Congress' intent, these hours will now be cut to eight. Under these extreme cuts, our agents will never be able to secure the borders and the American public will suffer. This is unacceptable, and we are working as hard as we can to convince the appropriate authorities that this is not the way to do business!

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Note: There are records going back several years on lethality of rocks employed as missiles.

Homeland Security blacked out recommendation on Border Patrol restraint
By Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz,
Published: January 28

It's one of the U.S. Border Patrol's most controversial practices: shooting at migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at agents. Many law enforcement experts say the best option is to take cover or move elsewhere, rather than use lethal force.

A law enforcement think tank — hired last year by parent agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection to review the Border Patrol's practices — recommended restraint when agents encounter rock throwers who don't pose an imminent threat of serious injury or death.

But when the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general released a report in September on the Border Patrol's use of force, officials blacked out that call for holding back in such incidents, among other recommendations, according to an uncensored copy reviewed by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

The redacted report highlights how the Department of Homeland Security has attempted to mute the debate surrounding a spate of agent-involved shootings that have killed more than 20 people since 2010, critics say.

Josiah Heyman, an anthropology professor at the University of Texas at El Paso who co-wrote a recent report on the Border Patrol that focused on migrant abuse, said the agency has a long tradition of resisting greater transparency, which has limited public discussion about issues such as the appropriate use of force.

"Accountability is absolutely fundamental in this whole story," he said.

William Hillburg, a spokesman for the inspector general's office, declined an interview request. He wrote in an e-mail that the report was "redacted due to deliberative material."

Congress asked the inspector general to review the agency's training and policies on the use of force in spring 2012. The inspector general included material from a 2013 report that Customs and Border Protection commissioned from the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based law enforcement think tank.

Agency officials ordered the outside review after a rash of fatal shootings, including the October 2012 death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, who was killed after mistakenly exchanging gunfire with other agents while on patrol in Arizona.

The think tank report, portions of which were shared with The Washington Post and CIR, recommended that Customs and Border Protection "train agents to de-escalate these encounters by taking cover, moving out of range and/or using less lethal weapons. Agents should not place themselves in positions where they have no alternatives to using deadly force."

In a written statement provided to The Post and CIR, agency spokeswoman Melanie Roe said the agency has begun implementing the vast majority of the recommendations, but the report remains for internal use.

R. Gil Kerlikowske, the nominee for Customs and Border Protection commissioner, signaled during a Senate hearing earlier this month that if confirmed, he would push for more transparency with the agency's use-of-force policies.

"If you don't have the trust and the cooperation of the people you serve and they don't understand or they're not knowledgeable of your policies, it makes that trust and cooperation very difficult," he said.

The Border Patrol has resisted calls to limit deadly force against rock throwers, who often try to distract or retaliate against agents along the Southwest U.S. border. Agents say that when migrants or suspected drug runners hurl rocks at them, it could be lethal.

Such confrontations have ended in fatal shootings, including the killing of minors across the international boundary from Arizona and Texas into Mexico. No agents have been killed by thrown rocks.

Michael J. Fisher, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, rejected two of the think tank's main recommendations in an Associated Press interview published in November. He told the AP that the agency did not agree with restrictions on using deadly force against rock throwers and potential assailants in moving vehicles.

Human rights groups have questioned the agency's stance on shootings, and pushed the agency to publicly release its use-of-force policy. Customs and Border Protection released a redacted copy of the handbook in response to a federal Freedom of Information Act request.

CIR obtained a complete copy of the 2010 policy handbook, the most recent version. The think tank recommendation not to shoot at people or moving vehicles if they don't pose an imminent threat of death or serious physical injury to agents or others closely follows the agency's policy on the use of deadly force.

For instance, according to the agency's Use of Force Policy Handbook, an agent or officer may use deadly force against the driver or other occupant of a moving vehicle if he or she has a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury and "the hazard of an uncontrolled conveyance has been taken into consideration before firing."

The inspector general also blacked out the number of recommendations made by the think tank — 55 — and even redacted information about agency actions that the review's authors applauded, such as the use of a computer-generated mapping program that helps Customs and Border Protection study use-of-force incidents.

The National Border Patrol Council, the union representing more than 17,000 agents, echoed Fisher's rejection of the recommendations to stop shooting at rock throwers and moving vehicles.

In an interview, Shawn Moran, a national vice president and spokesman for the agents' union, said that the Border Patrol's strategy to pressure unauthorized border crossers by placing agents close to the layered border fence contributes significantly to rock-throwing incidents and the agents' response with force.

"When our agents are stuck between the primary and secondary fence, a lot of times, they don't have anywhere to go" to take cover, he said. "I think rockings would dramatically decrease" if the agency jettisoned the strategy.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014



EZ Money Pawn: ATF, Silent Witness offer $6,000 reward for arrest of three suspects in gun theft
Suspects in EZ Money Pawn gun theft.
Photographer: Courtesy: ATF
Posted: 01/29/2014
Last Updated: 1 hour and 36 minutes ago
By: staff

PHOENIX - Authorities are looking for the public's help to identify three suspects who stole dozens of guns from a Phoenix pawn shop this week.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is working with the Phoenix Police Department to locate and arrest the three men.
According to a news release from ATF, approximately 36 handguns were taken from EZ Money Pawn near 27th and Glendale avenues early Monday morning. ATF says the burglary happened between 1:30 and 4:30 a.m. when the three suspects forced their way into the store through the roof, making four trips to remove the weapons.

Stolen firearms for us would definitely be a risk for transportation to Mexico," said ATF Special Agent in Charge Bernard Zapor. Zapor said there's a big reason ATF is involved in a pawn store robbery. "It's a big concern for us because right now there is a civil war happening in the Mexican drug cartels, some power positioning, things like that," he said.

ATF is offering a $5,000 reward to add to $1,000 being offered by Silent Witness for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Anyone with information related to the theft of the firearms is urged to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or online at .

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$6K reward offered in Phoenix gun store theft
Credit: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
by Jennifer Thomas
Posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM
Updated today at 4:11 PM

PHOENIX -- Three dozen firearms were stolen from a Phoenix gun store earlier this week and authorities are asking for the public's help to identify the suspects.

According to authorities, three unknown males forced entry into EZ Money Pawn near Glendale and 27th avenues between 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Monday.

The Phoenix Police Department and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the store, which is a licensed gun dealer.

Surveillance video shows the suspects made four different entries into the store from the roof.
Approximately 36 handguns were stolen.

A $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the firearms theft.

Anyone with any information related to the theft is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or

Tuesday, January 28, 2014



Note: From the real boots on the ground.

New DHS Secretary, We Have a Winner Folks

Fortunately, this guy will only be around for 3 years, max. Illegal aliens have "earned the right" to become United States citizens, according to Jeh Johnson.

That pain in your back as you are on patrol isn't from the worn out, broken down seat in your patrol car…it's from our new DHS Secretary, who stabbed us in the back in record time (he had just concluded his "border tour" prior to these comments).
Since every illegal alien who crashes the gates and gets by us has apparently "earned the right" to become a United States citizen, we must have a fundamental misunderstanding of our immigration laws.

A massive new VLC course should be implemented immediately. We should not be arresting these people. Come to think of it, any bank robber who is successful in grabbing the cash and getting away has "earned the right" to keep the money. Nobody should be allowed to take the money from them if they get away clean. Ever. Think of the hardship it would cause their families. Think of the unfair lifestyle changes their innocent children would be exposed to. After all, the children committed no crime. Why should they be punished for the criminal acts of the parents? Let them all keep the money as a reward for the parents' criminal activity. It is only fair.

And so it continues. The Obama Administration trots out another clueless "DHS Secretary" who is nothing more than a puppet and a mouthpiece for the Administration's political goals (panhandling for votes, the laws of this land be damned when it serves their political goals).

We are waiting for our voter registration packets so we can pass them out to all our customers. We believe another VLC course (in addition to the course explaining our new citizenship initiative) is called for. Why should illegal aliens have to wait to vote? They have "earned the right" to vote.

Note: Govt. agency speak, but most should be able to translate it.

Another Body Slam Coming for AUO
NBPC has received information from very good sources that sometime this week, and possibly as early as today, DHS will notify OBP that the use of AUO for managers at HQ, the Situation Room and all agents at the Academy and Asset Forfeiture will no longer be allowed. These were the specific areas most recently investigated by OSC, but OSC is continuing and expanding their investigation into Sector and Station level use of AUO.
DHS will also notify ERO and AMO that AUO is no longer allowed for their components (they were also named in the OSC report). DHS will give OBP, ERO and AMO a deadline, presumably 180 days, to implement this change.

The NBPC is concerned about this knee jerk reaction by DHS. We feel it will cause irreparable harm to border security and the Border Patrol. The President of the United States will make his State of the Union address tonight and one of the topics he discusses will undoubtedly be "Immigration Reform". But while he's laying out the need for "reform", our borders continue to come under attack by this Administration, lawmakers and the organized crime cartels who control almost all the illegal activity on the United States border.
The Senate passed their version of Immigration Reform, which calls for 20,000 new Border Patrol agents. But we're not allowing our agents to work the number of hours now that are required to secure the border.

This AUO purge that appears to be coming is going to further handcuff agents and destroy morale in this Agency.

So the question is, what is more important to the American people, amnesty for illegal aliens or real border security?

Amnesty seems to have all the steam, and real border security continues to take a beating at the hands of politicians and bureaucrats with political agendas to pursue.

Simply disgraceful.



Note:  Wrap up on last weeks shootout in Auga Prieta, Son.  Across the fence from Douglas, AZ.  Video from AP showed probably hundreds of empties on the streets.   Also seem to be a de facto news black out along the AZMEX border past few days, as if nothing is happening.  You betcha.  


  Although there was more talk that many more people were killed after gunmen clash between groups apart from missing , officially reported to date have only been eight men executed in 31 hours on this border .

 In the early hours of Saturday January 18 , the population of this city panicked , to hear the detonations in the city center that left several people dead . At approximately 00:45 hours began to hear the f the bursting grenades and heavy weapons , waking the population

In that same confrontation allegedly was injured Luis Enrique Ceballos Barraza , 25 , originally from Culiacan , Sinaloa , who was taken to the IMSS hospital and of the severity of injuries died
same Saturday around 11:00 hours. When the forensic and medical staff was preparing to prepare bodies Barragán Funeral Home , at 12:20 hours came a vehicle approached by several men and left outside the building the body of Hector Ulises Romero Reyes , 29  native of Guasave , Sinaloa, but residing in this city. 

It is noteworthy that the above described had several bullets wounds in the body, face , head and extremities . But at 11:15 am , had been discovered the body of a man on Calle 48th Avenue to Avenida 33 same as last Tuesday was identified as Lorenzo Hernández Ocotlan and had several bullet wounds . also
authorities said that five vehicles were found abandoned and the detonations could be heard several miles away.

The confrontation began at that hour on 7th Street and 4th Avenue , where some apartments are located, place several men shooting and throwing grenades arrived.

Neighbors said that were many armed men and then the melee several wounded were lying on the ground , but they were aided by their peers and transferred into beds of various pick- ups . According to official information , the scene only found in the back of a pick -up Ford late model , armored , the corpse of Juan Miguel Favela Ramirez, 37 years old , known as "Juanito" , originally from Culiacan , Sinaloa and had his residence on calle 23rd and 24th avenue 39 , in this town. Hence arose another confrontation on 8th Street 6th Avenue , where presumably  Sabino Olivares Solis died aged 34 , residing at 5 and 6 Primera Avenue house number 3 and he was from Veracruz .

 gun cartridges found.  Later around a sedan Dodge , Stratus line , red color, which had  armor . In the garage of an apartment on 7th Street Avenue 4, a Ford pickup ,armored bed in which was the body of Juan Favela Ramirez.

Three bystanders injured 
When the shooting occurred in 8th Street 6th Avenue injured Moran Laura Lizbeth Benitez 25; Manuel Alejandro Navarro Márquez 24 and Manuela Beatriz Pérez Suárez 25 , suffering injuries that take longer than 15 days to heal and not jeopardize life , being treated at a local hospital.

Injured persons who were said turning around in their car and were hit near the place of the shooting.

To such places came the Public Prosecutor of the Common Jurisdiction , accompanied by staff of Expert ServicesAttorney General  Justice of the State , who recovered  several long gun shell casings from two different calibers. In several of the vehicles involved in the clashes were visible in the front windows the letters GN which means new people . ( Gente Nueva) 

The spate of violence began on Thursday, January 16th , when after a
 armored , being : a Chevrolet , pick -up , gray color, 2005 model without license plates , a Chevrolet GMC , black , with Sonora plates , a black Chevrolet Tahoe color, model 2008, in which found a magazine and stocked 15 rounds and a chase for several blocks , executed were Armando Moreno, Jose Cabrera and Adan Toscano Montaño , at Calle 6  and Avenue 33 , opposite the Municipal Sports Unit .

Note:  an unknown number of Uzi's have been issued in Mazatlan over the past few years.  The real ones, not the U.S. imports. 

Arrested by cops after shootout
by Editor on January 28, 2014

An alleged robber carrying a submachine gun, was arrested yesterday afternoon by members of the Municipal Police after a shootout in New Colony Village , located in Mazatlan.

The suspect, who was shot by municipal agents is  Roberto Osuna Alapizco aka "Squid " , 35  from the neighboring colony López Mateos.

It was around 13:40 pm when police elements were informed that a subject had assaulted a young person on the street between Maclovio Herrera , between Doroteo Arango and Algodones, and upon arriving at the scene, they were met with bullets.

Minutes earlier, depending on the version of the police officers and a local resident , Roberto Osuna had intercepted a young man walking down the street of commercial shops located in the area.

On the way the offender ran into municipal agents who made ​​words and then began to flee , entering several homes where abandoned clothing, but back on the street Herrera, armed policemen exchanged bullets .

After the attack , officers repelled the attack wounding him twice, so he opted to throw down an Uzi submachine gun, 9mm , and a cell phone, a charger and 220 pesos he had stolen.


Note:  No we don't make these up.

Arizona legislator champions $30M 'virtual' border fence
By Associated Press
Originally published: Jan 28, 2014 - 11:24 am

PHOENIX -- An Arizona legislator wants the state to spend $30 million for a high-tech surveillance network near the U.S. border with Mexico.

Republican Sen. Bob Worsley of Mesa said the "virtual fence" consisting of 200 cameras would monitor cross-border movement to see if the federal government keeps its promises to secure the border.
Under Worsley's bill, the new surveillance system would be erected within 20 miles of the border.

The Arizona Capitol Times reported that funding for the project could include the approximately $260,000 of donations that the state has already collected for border enforcement under previously enacted legislation.


Monday, January 27, 2014

AZMEX I3 25-1-14

AZMEX I3 25 JAN 2014

Note: The issue continues to be illegal immigration. Legal immigration continues to be absent the problems.
The treatment of illegal immigrants in Mexico continues to be a national disgrace. Many of the abuses continue when north of the border, but nothing approaching what happens in Mexico. Abuse and exploitation by the smugglers (AKA scum of the earth) and employers. The survival of Padre Solalinde continues to amaze. Very unpopular with the 'establishment".

Posted January 25, 2014 , 3:10 a.m.
Solalinde calls for respect for migrants
The defender of the rights of migrants priest , Alejandro Solalinde , said violence against migrants should disappear.
He notes that the U.S. border is " porous " despite security to avoid crossing
Roman Perea
Nogales , Sonora - Nuevo Dia

For the disappearance of corruption generated by people who extort migrants passing through Mexico , Father Alejandro Solalinde Guerra spoke at a press conference .

The priest in charge of a migrant shelter in Oaxaca , said recently joined citizens to help support networks established from Chiapas to the northern states .

"This part of a collective that serves migrants throughout the republic , migration is an event , I do not like to call the phenomenon, because we can find in many places , because it is like the water of a river , the channel has different parts , but the output is the same . "

" In the south we are struggling much because in Chiapas there is no end in crimes against migrants , the nice thing is that we made a collective, comprehensive and transversal because the event is very complex , they are lay , laity , religious, priests and a bishop . "

Sister Engracia Robles, the Kino Initiative , said the deportation traffic has decreased, but it has treated people who were already living and established in the United States for 20 , 30, 40, years, people ( deported ) , resulting in family breakdown .

Regarding the increase in quotas for migrants , he said in Altar, the mafia earned 50 pesos for several years and recently a migrant woman gave testimony that they charged twelve thousand pesos , " that's another remarkable thing , much more violence against migrants at all levels try to extract the most possible "juice" , "he said .

Father Solalinde explained that , by adding the number of " shares " , have added $ 1,200 (USD) for transit to the border, "apart you have to pay for the jump ."

In a press conference attended by the priest Ricardo Machuca , spoke about the relationship of violence to migration and Paulina Rojas, the collective Taco de Perro , on artistic activities to make in connection with the event .


Note: Many IA's have been killed in single vehicle accidents in AZ over the years.

15 undocumented immigrants injured in crash near Flagstaff

A van carrying as many as 20 undocumented immigrants rolled over on Interstate 40 near Flagstaff

last night after the vehicle swerved to avoid another car changing lanes, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Officials say that 15 passengers had to be taken to the Flagstaff Medical Center and six were admitted for treatment at about 7:30 p.m.

The other occupants of the 1979 Ford van fled on foot. Arizona Highway Patrol officers remained on the scene near the Winona exit until 9 a.m. Saturday. A spokesperson said that officers wanted to make sure anyone who ran off did not need help. "We don't know how many fled, but a number of them took off on foot," said Sgt. Gary Phelps.

It's not clear who was driving the vehicle at the time.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is now involved.
Three children were handed over into the custody of Child Protective Sevices.

Phelps said that some of the passengers were Guatemalan and contact has been made with that country's embassy.


Department of Defense rescues 29 kidnapped in Tamaulipas
Among those released 14 Mexican nationals , five Guatemalan five Hondurans five Salvadorans
SHARE NOTIMEX 25/01/2014 10:34

Reynosa , January 25 - . Elements of the Mexican army freed 29 people from different nationalities who were allegedly deprived of their liberty inside a home located in this border city .

Among those released are 14 Mexicans, five Guatemalans, five Salvadorans and five Hondurans

The Ministry of National Defense ( Department of Defense ) reports through the Command of Military Region IV and the Eighth Military Zone in Reynosa that personnel rescued 29 people who were in a building of the colony Lazaro Cardenas this municipality.

Notes the Department of Defense , military land patrols conducted in the colony when detected above the house the people who were deprived of their liberty .

Explain that among those released were 14 Mexican nationals , five Guatemalan five Hondurans five Salvadorans .

Those released were made ​​available to the relevant authorities as presented , along with two vehicles that were seized in the scene .

The Department of Defense indicates that with these actions, the Mexican Army and Air Force contribute to the efforts of the government of the Republic of Mexico for a peaceful , confirming its commitment to ensure the safety and security of citizens.


Publicado enero 25, 2014, 3:10 AM
Pide Solalinde respeto a migrantes
El sacerdote defensor de los derechos de los migrantes, Alejandro Solalinde, dijo que la violencia contra los migrantes debe desaparecer.
Señala que la frontera con Estados Unidos es "porosa" pese a la seguridad para evitar el cruce
Román Perea
Nogales, Sonora - Nuevo Día

Por la desaparición de la corrupción que generan las personas que extorsionan a los migrantes a su paso por México, se pronunció el Padre Alejandro Solalinde Guerra, al ofrecer una rueda de prensa.
El sacerdote, encargado de un albergue de migrantes en Oaxaca, dijo que recientemente se han unido ciudadanos a apoyar las redes de ayuda establecidas desde Chiapas hasta los estados del Norte.
"Esto parte de un colectivo en que atendemos a los migrantes en toda la república, la migración es un evento, no me gusta llamarle fenómeno, porque lo podemos localizar en muchos lados, porque es como el agua de un río, el cauce tiene diferentes partes, pero el caudal es el mismo".
"En el sur estamos luchando muchos porque Chiapas no repunte en los delitos contra los migrantes; lo bonito es que hemos hecho un colectivo, de una forma integral y transversal porque el evento es muy complejo, están laicas, laicos, religiosos, sacerdotes y también algún obispo".
La hermana Engracia Robles, de la Iniciativa Kino, dijo que el tránsito de la deportación ha disminuido, pero han atendido gentes que ya vivían en Estados Unidos de 20, 30, 40 años, gente ya establecida (deportada), con la consiguiente desintegración familiar.
Respecto al aumento de las cuotas a los migrantes, dijo que en Altar, la mafia cobraba 50 pesos hace varios años y recientemente una mujer migrante dio testimonio que le cobraban doce mil pesos, "eso es otra cosa muy notable, mucha más violencia para los migrantes, en todo los niveles tratan de sacarles el mayor "jugo" posible", expresó.
El Padre Solalinde detalló que, sumando la serie de "cuotas", han sumado mil 200 dólares en tránsito hasta la frontera, "aparte hay que pagar el brinco".
En la rueda de prensa participó el sacerdote Ricardo Machuca, habló respecto a la relación de la violencia con la migración y Paulina Rojas, del colectivo Taco de Perro, sobre las actividades artísticas a realizar en relación con el evento.


Sedena libera a 29 secuestrados en Tamaulipas

Entre las personas liberadas se encontraban 14 de nacionalidad mexicana, cinco guatemaltecos, cinco salvadoreños y cinco hondureños
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Foto: Archivo Cuartoscuro
Foto: Archivo Cuartoscuro

REYNOSA, 25 de enero.- Elementos del Ejército mexicano liberaron a 29 personas de diferentes nacionalidades que se encontraban presuntamente privadas de su libertad en el interior de un domicilio ubicado en esta ciudad fronteriza.

Entre las personas liberadas se encuentran
salvadoreños y

La Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena) informa a través de la Comandancia de la IV Región Militar y de la Octava Zona Militar, que personal jurisdiccionado en Reynosa logró le rescate de 29 personas que se encontraban en un inmueble de la colonia Lázaro Cárdenas de este municipio.

Señala la Sedena, militares realizaban recorridos terrestres en la colonia mencionada cuando detectaron el inmueble con las personas que estaban privadas de su libertad.

Explica que entre las personas liberadas se encontraban 14 de nacionalidad mexicana, cinco guatemaltecos, cinco salvadoreños y cinco hondureños.

Las personas liberadas fueron puestas a disposición de las autoridades correspondientes en calidad de presentados, junto con dos vehículos que fueron asegurados en el lugar de los hechos.

La Sedena indica que con estas acciones, el Ejército y Fuerza Aérea mexicanos coadyuvan con los esfuerzos del gobierno de la República para lograr un México en paz, ratificando su compromiso de garantizar la seguridad y tranquilidad de la ciudadanía.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

AZMEX I3 - 2 25-1-14

AZMEX I3 - 2 25 JAN 2014

Comment: All those legal immigrants who worked through the process will be most pleased. Not to forget the illusion than everyone wants to become a U.S. citizen.

Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have 'Earned Right to be Citizens'
January 24, 2014 - 4:17 PM
By Penny Starr

( – Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have "earned the right to be citizens."

"An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage people to come out from the shadows," said Johnson, in what he remarked was one of his first public speeches since being confirmed as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief in December.

"It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as Americans," he said, "to offer the opportunity to those who want to be citizens, who've earned the right to be citizens, who are present in this country--many of whom came here as children--to have the opportunity that we all have to try to become American citizens."

Johnson, who had earlier served as general counsel for the Department of Defense under Obama from 2009 to 2012, told the more than 270 mayors in attendance that enforcing immigration law was one of the main missions of DHS.

"The five core missions of the Department of Homeland Security are guarding against terrorism, securing our borders, enforcing our nation's immigration laws, safeguarding cyberspace and critical infrastructure in partnership with the private sector, and supporting emergency preparedness and response efforts at every level," Johnson said.

Then he concluded his remarks by calling for "comprehensive, common sense, immigration reform."

"Common sense immigration reform is supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, businesses, and if the polls (are) to be believed, the majority of the American people," Johnson said. "Border security is inseparable from homeland security."

"And border security must and should be part of comprehensive immigration reform – protecting our borders, securing our ports, promoting the lawful flow of trade and travel through our ports to cities and other communities," he said.

Johnson touted the alleged improvement in border security over the last four years and said comprehensive immigration reform also would increase that security.

"Comprehensive immigration reform would also promote a more effective and efficient system for enforcing our immigration laws, and should include an earned path to citizenship for the approximately 11-and-a-half-million undocumented immigrants present in this country, something like 86% of whom have been here almost 10 years," Johnson said.

"An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage people to come out from the shadows, to be accountable, to participate in the American experience, the American society," he said.

"It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as Americans," said Johnson. "To offer the opportunity to those who want to be citizens, who've earned the right to be citizens, who are present in this country – many of whom who came here as children – to have the opportunity that we all have to try to become American citizens." is not funded by the government like NPR. is not funded by the government like PBS. relies on individuals like you to help us report the news the liberal media distort and ignore. Please make a tax-deductible gift to today. Your continued support will ensure that is here reporting THE TRUTH, for a long time to come. It's fast, easy and secure.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

AZMEX EXTRA 23-1-14 F&F b


Note: Spin Advisory. But not a word about Obama administration F&F supplying drug gangs with weapons. Also not to forget other U.S. govt. supply of tens of thousands of weapons to Mexican govt. with many going to the cartels/DTO's/TCO's, etc.

Arizona is a source of illegal weapons along with Texas and California
Details Published on Thursday 23 January 2014 ,
Written by Special / El Diario

Mexico , DF

One third were purchased in this state , of which the majority was destined for Mexico .

Texas was the place where more weapons were purchased and then are trafficked illegally to Mexico between 2006 and 2010 , followed by Arizona and California, because according to a database of the Bureau of Alcohol , Snuff , Firearms and Explosives ( ATF ), in this southern state bought the 50.33 percent of these devices, while almost a third of the weapons, 29.17 percent , came from Arizona.

Data were filtered by the organizations Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity ( MPJD ), founded by writer Javier Sicilia , who released the study yesterday in Mexico City .

The Database Report on Trafficking in Firearms 2006-2010 , part of the Report No + # # Nomoreguns weapons , reveals a total of 2,921 and 79 items of weapons seized in Mexico , came from U.S. territory , which were analyzed by both organizations in coordination with the Institute for Security and Democracy ( Insyde ) .

Behind every one of the 2,921 cases found in the database and analyzed by the MPJD FOR, there are hundreds of faces , stories and fragmented families. Just stop and read the newspaper articles and official documents collected in this study to demonstrate the horror and inhumanity of the criminal actions committed with guns illegally enter our country , from gun shops in the United States, " warned the organizations in the presentation of the document.

As we have reported , they said , it appears that the northern border has open doors to weapons , dirty money and drugs , but not for all those displaced people of this war who are in an absolute helplessness.

"In addition to murder, criminal groups use these weapons of mass destruction to extort , steal , kidnap and disappear thousands of people , regardless of gender or nationality. The pain caused by these weapons do not have borders , "they warned .

As long as they installed in Mexico a war is the result of a comprehensive policy to fight against assisted drug by the U.S. arms industry ( arming both the forces of the Mexican State and organized crime ) , said , it remains Mexicans who die , suffering and fear , without any reduction in traffic or anything or consumption.

The report revealed that it was in Texas where more weapons were bought to be trafficked into the country , for the 50.33 percent of the weapons originated in this state bordering Ciudad Juarez , followed by Arizona with 29.17 percent, California, with 3.08 , Illinois with 3.05 , Nevada 2.26, and Washington with 1.47 among 34 other states of the American Union.




Note: Important interview. Osorio Chong is a key member of the Mexican federal administration. Secretario de Gobernación is probably the single most powerful cabinet post. Combining many of the U.S. equivalent of secy of DHS, DOJ, and Interior. Long article, as with any cabinet level type, much spin. mostly computer translation.

"Nothing justifies self-defense" : Osorio Chong
"It is noteworthy that this includes cooperation with our international partners.
Mexico is a leader with overall responsibility and in this context our security cooperation favors a policy of secure borders , marked by responsibility and reciprocity with our neighbors and coordination with other countries and the promotion of human rights in the world ."


Mario Vazquez Rana interviews

Mexico is a country in peace and strong government : Osorio Chong

A priority of the President is to create an effective government that responds to the needs of citizens , said the head of Interior Ministry , Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, in an interview with Mario Vazquez Rana .

Organización Editorial Mexicana
January 21, 2014

(First of three parts)
By Mario Vazquez Rana

MEXICO CITY ( OEM , INFORMEX ) - . Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, said President Enrique Peña Nieto has firm decision to strengthen an effective government , and I hoped this interview for the readers of Organization Editorial Mexicana, the federal government maintains dialogue and agreements with all sectors of society. He added that Mexico is a country in peace and a strong government , while stressing that the political reform is one of the most important changes in recent decades .

* Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, according to The Economist, Mexico is at a high risk of social unrest in 2014. Does this perception ?

It is a wrong analysis. Mexico is a country at peace with a highly active and organized civil society with a vibrant democracy and a strong government. We are at a stage where the productive sectors and society , workers, employers and government work together and drive - reaching structural reforms to achieve higher levels of satisfaction .

Any reform process generates resistance , natural in a democracy. Manifestations and expressions of discontent have served with the dialogue and agreements within the framework of the law , leaving clearer than ever , I repeat, never will disrupt the processing reached by the reforms.

A priority of the President is to create an effective government that responds to the needs of their citizens . We are working collaboratively with all branches and levels of government , but especially with members of civil society who have an active voice heard in the decision -making processes .

An example of this is the National Public Security Council , a body that had its last meeting on December 20 and was attended by representatives of all the Mexican states.

I think it is important to mention that this is perceived within our country and the world . Unlike in the past , Mexico today has a story to tell, a narrative of success and therefore , in the international environment we are perceived as a country with an economy project and instead, due to the reforms concretized during 2013.

While it is true that there are some states focused on representing conflicts and expressions of criminal groups , Mario situations , so is that we are facing a coordinated manner and results , with the support of all levels of government.

* How did you act against movements like CNTE , anarchist groups and other social movements that are being radicalized ?

The fundamental principle of the Government of the Republic the peaceful resolution of conflicts using dialogue to address legitimate social demands. We use all the policy tools to find , with strict adherence to the law, institutional channel solutions that approaches to social movements.

However, it will act under the law in all cases where they violate the rights of others , violence is used or offenses.

* The authorities always invoke the rule of law and free expression , but Secretary , how can you reconcile the two positions , because merchants and citizens complain that their rights are affected?

But Mario, it is common that there are tensions between the right to free expression and the third for free movement, but always seek to harmonize them. We can do it with a different attitude , understanding that it is not affecting the citizenship issues are resolved .

In the area of ​​our expertise , we act to defuse conflicts and avoid even bigger problems . We have done so , with the removal of protesters occupying , for example, the Zocalo Mexico City Mexico -Acapulco or the highway.

Our performance is given in all cases, from the dialogue , but at the time we make decisions firmly.

* Mr. Secretary , 2013 was a year of many strategic reforms, including the Policy. Do you believe , as many experts believe , that was too short ? First it should be noted that the product of the Mexico Pact commitments .

It is the deepest constitutional reform , as amended 31 articles of the Constitution and is a transitional 21 precepts to give effectiveness.

Keep in mind that transform and strengthen various state institutions such as the IFE , CONEVAL and PGR , the groundwork was laid to allow a coalition government , the reelection of legislators and members of local councils, congressional ratification of the Plan national Development and the National Security Strategy , the date of the request of the Federal Government is also modified and new grounds for annulment of the presidential election raised .

It is a far-reaching reform Mario , and of great importance , both in the system of government , as in the electoral system.

It is undoubtedly the most important electoral political change in recent decades .

* Why not reducing the number of deputies and senators stared ? Like I stated a moment ago, the Political Reform Agreement is the product of the three major political forces , the PAN, the PRD and of course, the PRI.

Therefore, its topics and its scope were the product of negotiations and the possibility of agreement between these parties and in decreasing lawmakers did not reach consensus.

However, it is known the position of the president Enrique Peña Nieto about it, but it's up to lawmakers , while its constitutional power is taken, at the time, a determination thereon .

* It seems that more deprived the interests of the parties because neither the resources nor decreased the costs of campaigns do not think that the political class is very burdensome for Mexicans ?

In this reform deprived the interests of citizens in a more transparent and less costly political and electoral system. Independent candidates and the election for citizens to evaluate the performance of their elected representatives were incorporated .

An important step of this , is that clear to transparent funding rules were established , contracting and implementation of the expenditure of resources during the campaigns and elections.

It is very important to remember that in the transitional constitutional reform, mandates the Congress to issue a new general law on political parties which shall contain a legal regime concerning the organization and functioning of political parties , and that among other things , must Regular issues of public interest , as regards transparency in the activities of political parties.

The issue of campaign resources must be addressed in secondary legislation and I am sure that the parties attend the public demand for shorter and less costly campaigns .

* Mr. Secretary , still lack secondary legislation Political Reform , when will be ready and what are its key aspects ?

As is approved by the state legislatures and published , the Constitutional Reform force the Congress to issue no later than April 30 of this year, four new general laws are of Electoral Bodies , Electoral , of Political Parties , and Electoral Offences .

This new legislation Mario , will regulate elections under similar criteria apply to both federal and local , to provide a concurrent subject, but while that legislation is not issued, the National Electoral Institute must current regulations.

The work for the construction of secondary legislation to be issued , will be complex , it will take time and agreement between the political forces in Congress , this legislation will establish a number of powers to the local level.

The issuance of this secondary legislation is required for the new scheme of federal and local elections operate by 2015.

* Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong what powers, duties and scope have the National Electoral Institute ?

The INE will have all the powers currently held by the Federal Electoral Institute and , in the case of local elections , the following will be added : the control of income and expenditure primaries and campaigns, electoral geography and redistricting , location boxes , designation citizens that integrate and electoral training, and may issue guidelines for election observation , implementation and dissemination of surveys , preparation of quick counts , printing documents and voting materials and operation of programs preliminary results. Also, the National Electoral Professional Service including executive and technical institutes of the state electoral staff is .

In sum , the National Electoral Institute , once it is properly constituted , will play a key role in organizing local elections , becoming the axis of what will be a kind of national system of elections in the country .

* How state elections are implemented ? , Because the Reformation does not seem to clarify.

It's a very good question , because this issue is important , since door in 2015 are 17 concurrent local elections with the federal . Local elections will be held under a local national regulatory framework and renovated with new organizational format that respect the responsibilities for electoral organization that until now had local agencies , but will have the unprecedented participation of a national body with powers governing and emission guidelines for the organization of local elections .

So Mario , talk of reform that a new national election system will be derived .

* Do you have estimated how much the settlement will cost the local electoral courts , the state electoral institutes and IFE ?

It is very important to note that there will be higher costs , because the electoral institutions of the states remain substantially unchanged. Indeed, both electoral institutions such as electoral courts will not disappear, only in the first directors and judges to the latter are renewed.

But so does the IFE , no express term in a transitional Decree of constitutional reform , in the sense that the new INE will absorb the human, material and financial resources of the current IFE , so likewise the costs will be minimal.

* Does the view that independent candidates and public consultation are major achievements ?

Well Mario , independent candidates and referendum are very prominent and unpublished figures that establish new ways and channels of citizen participation that the Government of the Republic sees with greater sympathy and interest of their occurrence as soon as possible .

These new figures arise from the Political Reform of 2012, but in the current process of issuing secondary legislation , regulations are driving these new formulas to make them a reality and are available to the public.

The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto has the highest commitment to drive to the Congress of the Union , the regulation of these figures with the clarity of the allocation to achieve this is for the legislature. (To be continued )


Mario Vazquez Rana interviews
Nothing justifies self-defense : Osorio Chong

The Interior Minister, Mario Vazquez Rana said that safety instruction Peña president is to continue with an attention to criminal phenomenon from a holistic view .
notes relating
• Mexico is a country in peace and strong government : Osorio Chong

Organización Editorial Mexicana
January 22, 2014

(Second of three parts)

By Mario Vazquez Rana

Mexico , D.F. (OEM - INFORMEX ) . - The federal government will continue with the implementation of the Public Safety Policy and Law Enforcement of the Mexicans, with the primary purpose of reducing violence , crime fighting and recovery of the public peace , said the Interior Minister , Miguel Angel Osorio Chong , who in this second part of my interview for the readers of OEM , said that the administration of President Peña Nieto will work to their fullest capabilities in Mexico to achieve peace.

* Mr. Secretary , Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, safety , what is the critical path for 2014 and when we can expect strong results ?

The route is to continue with care of the criminal phenomenon from an integral vision that puts people and respect for human rights at the center of public efforts.

In this context, the federal government will continue with the implementation of the "Public Safety Policy and Law Enforcement of the Mexicans" that instructed the President of the Republic.

The fundamental purpose of this public policy is the reduction of violence , fighting crime and recovery of the public peace .

Continuity to the actions arising from the 10 priority care strategies , among which crime prevention and social reconstruction will ; transformation Criminal Justice System to give legal certainty and security to the Mexicans, and the professionalization strengthening the police forces , the transformation of the prison system ? a more effcient and effective coordination between authorities , strengthening of intelligence with timely information to enable better decision -making , a regionalization scheme to align and strengthen capacities state to combat crime , improve the mechanisms for international cooperation, particularly with countries in our region , and particularly promoting and articulating broad citizen participation with timely information.

The results are already being made , and I quote some, Mario : In 2013, Mexico recorded for the first time in four years , the reduction in the number of voluntary manslaughter . Between December 2012 and November 2013 decreased 15 percent compared to the same period last year.

These positive results are even more evident in various entities who were stalked by crime in past years : feature , for example , reduced almost 50 percent of intentional homicides in Nuevo Leon , 43 percent in Tamaulipas , 32 per percent in Chihuahua and Veracruz 40 percent compared with the same period last year.

On 8 January, the transformation of Social Care Ombudsman for Victims of Crime ( Provictima ) to the Executive Committee for Victims materialized.

Progress has been made in strengthening and professionalizing the police force , specifying the training of 45 thousand or ? Ficial police and accreditation of 38 Centers for Evaluation and Control of Con? Bail.

I note that on 21 December, the National Public Security Council approved a new control model confident that an assessment of the police forces way more ? Sufficient .

Despite this , we know that many challenges remain . The Government of the Republic will continue to work to their fullest capabilities , with the goal of having the most advanced elements to achieve a peaceful Mexico .

It is noteworthy that this includes cooperation with our international partners.

Mexico is a leader with overall responsibility and in this context our security cooperation favors a policy of secure borders , marked by responsibility and reciprocity with our neighbors and coordination with other countries and the promotion of human rights in the world .

* Mr. Secretary , there was much talk that security the government has focused its efforts on prevention, could you give me some details of this strategy?

Mario , in the Government of the Republic recognize that insecurity can not be fought only through the use of force .

Therefore, we created the National Crime Prevention Program , which aims to create public policies, strategies and actions to prevent violence and crime to influence from a cross , interagency and intersectoral approach in improving safety and citizen and strengthening community cohesion coexistence.

The actions that have been implemented under this program are intended to strengthen social cohesion , combating addictions, promote productive projects , public spaces rescue and implement participatory actions that create community identity and belonging.

Has been allocated 2 billion 500 million pesos grant to operate the program directly in 61 districts of the country, bene? Ficiando nearly 4 million inhabitants , and over 118 billion pesos , taking into account the various programs all units during 2013. By 2014 , this budget will grow to 131 billion pesos , clear sign of commitment to social prevention.

In addition , Mario, community networks are being built and youth brigades to strengthening peaceful coexistence ? Ca 168 thousand in colonies that form the boundaries bene? Ficiadas you .

The Interministerial Commission for Social Prevention of Violence and Crime , which ranks 85 federal programs that are implemented at local level in a targeted manner to prevent risk factors in vulnerable environments exposed to violence and crime we have also consolidated . Additionally, we have contributed to the design of four strategies that seek to influence specific issues cas potentially generating violence : 1) Prevention of Violence in the School Environment , 2 ) Addiction Prevention , 3) Detection of Learning Disabilities and Behavioral and 4 ) Prevention of Violence Against Women .

For ? Finally, it is important to note that prevention requires the coordinated efforts of all agencies of the Government of the Republic, the authorities of the three levels of government and citizenship.

* Figures or ? Ficial speak that has decreased the number of voluntary manslaughter , but also shows an increase in other crimes like kidnapping . What is reality?

Progress in the fight against criminal organizations have pushed its members to seek other means ? Financed. Like I said , Mario, there is a decrease of 15 percent in the intentional homicide , but also the number of robberies in all its forms has been a decrease with a decreasing trend .

The federal government is working on the formulation and implementation of policies against all crimes , especially those most hurt society.

A fundamental change is the decision to attend not only the effects of crime , but also its root causes .

In this context, Mario , the National Programme for Social Prevention of Violence and Crime , which aims to reverse the social and economic conditions that favor the offense is created .

One issue of particular concern to the President of the Republic is the case of the kidnapping , a crime that has presented an upward trend . Therefore, the President instructed us to develop a specific strategy? to combat this Scourge.

On January 8th , I met with the governors of ten states of the Republic to assess the status of security in their organizations and to address the new strategy to combat kidnapping. We will give results , is an unwavering commitment of this Government .

* When do you field the National Gendarmerie completely ?

In training are 2,726 gendarmes. In this month began the process of training a thousand more . Importantly, we are selecting the best among more than 50,000 applications were received.

Cadets of the Gendarmerie and had their first experience during the holiday period , helping the population.

We anticipate that it is running at ? After the first half of this year. Also , keep in mind that the Gendarmerie will function and territorial control will be essential for the actions that we implemented in the most troubled regions , due to its high level of violence .

* Mr. Secretary , Michoacan is living a complex situation , how is it being treated ?

Mario , the Government of the Republic strengthened an effort that began seven months ago when we started working to regain the tranquility of the inhabitants in regions with greater impairment.

During this period have been deployed actions seek to address the problem of state from a holistic perspective , because we are convinced that the use of force is not his ? Sufficient to address the complex situation in the state.

In this sense , there has been close cooperation with society and there is intense application of federal programs in all its dimensions .

This has allowed us to recover territory and advance the solution with ? Conflicts which for many years had not been served. For example , Mario, through the operating Corredor Franco regain control of the roads in the regions of Costa and Sierra Tepalcatepec , retake control of the port of Lazaro Cardenas to remain one of the most important ports.

In recent days the local government requested our support to deal more e? Ficiency violence and, on instructions of President Enrique Peña Nieto, went with the full force of the state to support the Michoacan .

I note the recent creation of the Commission for Security and Integral Development of Michoacán to align all efforts of local and municipal authorities in the state, with federal authorities in political , social, economic and public safety fields. Commissioner Alfredo Castillo has the full support of the Government of the Republic to meet efficiency ? Ness these tasks .

This coordinated effort is in the early results. Mario , so far we have dealt with safety in city in 27 municipalities in the southern part of the state , are evaluating just over 200 thousand members of the municipal police and those who pass will train

But, as commented, Mario , we know that the real solution is to achieve better development and more employment opportunities , better education. Our goal , and we are already working on it , is to align all efforts, federal and local , to achieve it.

This is to implement short-, medium and long term and we are working with light in each objective .

Let shutting crime, strengthen institutions , and quiet back guarantee better life conditions for return , shortly, to normal.

* Mr. Secretary , the situation in Michoacán was attempted in the previous administration and was not achieved , what is your strategy different ?

Mario , there are substantial differences in the effort we are undertaking , and I share some of them: coordination, this means that all agencies , local and federal , working with a shared purpose and concerted actions .

Do not bet on isolated actions , we believe that the combined efforts is the best way to achieve the results you require Michoacan .

The avoidance . Our actions are focused on reversing the causes that have led to this situation, and strengthen the programs that we were making a direct investment of over 200 million pesos. We are to restore economic and social development of Michoacán.

Another action is the lineup : All branches of the Government of the Republic are working in the state, not just security , because we are aligned in a comprehensive strategy.

Education , Mario, are promoting specific ? Cos programs and investing in education. We are convinced that strengthening the educational development background will bring results in the long run .

Similarly , the appointment of a commissioner, who , as I mentioned , will be responsible for coordinating the efforts of all agencies and monitor the actions taking place in the various levels of government occurred .

And obviously , institutional strengthening . The federal safety bodies have temporarily assumed the duties of security in the municipalities of the region, with give immediate results while strengthening their capacities.

This will be done through training, professionalization and evaluation of police and local prosecutors .

Feature Institute for Police Training Researchers and the creation of the Master for Public Prosecutors, in coordination with the State University .

In short, we are putting in place a comprehensive strategy to restore tranquility and development of Michoacan , which, Mario , I am sure , will give results.

* In recent months we have seen the emergence of self-defense groups in Michoacan , Mr. Secretary , what responds and how it is being served?

It is important to remember that the problem of Michoacán is extremely complex , given the social and economic conditions that the state has experienced over the last decade . Lack of attention to these issues allowed a weakening of institutions and growth in? Influence of organized crime in some areas of the state.

While we understand his argument, it is not justified Mario. As we have regained control of security throughout the region, ensuring peaceful conditions for the population.

If you want to contribute , they should channel their participation joining institutional efforts . To be clear , no person may act above the law. The use of force is a matter reserved to solely the Mexican state , and so we have made ​​it known on several occasions . (To be continued )


No legalizing drugs will raise , says Osorio Chong
Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Mario Vazquez Rana told a national debate on the use of drugs is necessary. With them, Jimena Saldaña.
January 23, 2014

(Third and last part )

By Mario Vazquez Rana

MEXICO CITY . (OEM - INFORMEX ) - . Stating that the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto continue willingness to forge agreements that are for the good of Mexico , the Interior Minister , Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, said in this third and final part of the interview for the readers of Organización Editorial Mexicana ( OEM ) in the Mexico Pact there are still a number of commitments to be drawn on. He also referred to the issue of drugs, and expressly asks whether Mexico will raise the legalization of drugs , the federal official said resounding no, adding that a national debate about its consumption is necessary .

Mr. Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong , impunity remains a serious problem. How to fight it more effectively ?

First we have , in the Government of the Republic, the will to do so . We are fighting crime firmly and relentlessly.

We are working on the implementation of the new criminal justice system throughout the country , which has among its objectives more effectively combat impunity.

Mario , which will be running throughout the country, in 2016 , as stated in our Constitution and Recall .

It is an inclusive cultural change that will affect the daily work of all public servants and security related to the administration and enforcement.

Is more training protocols achieve adequate performance as reach the goal we have set .

Mario , we must also encourage the culture of reporting and to achieve this we must regain the trust of the citizens.

* Mr. Secretary, the Mexico Pact made ​​possible reforms in 2013. Will it continue on? Already he is talking to the PRD ?

The Covenant itself by Mexico there are still a number of commitments that we must move forward . One thing is certain ; continue our disposal to forge agreements that are for the good of Mexico , citizens and their families. Beyond names or designations continue dialogue and using politics , good policy , to continue delivering results for citizens and their families.

Mario , 2013 was only the beginning of the great change that the President of the Republic , Enrique Peña Nieto, is determined to promote .

Uruguay legalized in late 2013 production, marketing and consumption of drugs , in Colorado and Washington made marijuana legal . How does this affect our country?

Mario , we know that other nations have opted for this type of action , we will look at its evolution. We have designed a National Strategy for Prevention of Addictions at the hands of the Ministry of Health , with special emphasis on ten shares .

First, the generation and analysis of information to support public policies in the field of addiction . After the creation and strengthening of media for the dissemination of information and awareness of addictions. Also strengthening actions addiction prevention in vulnerable populations , with emphasis on children and adolescents. Another important action is the promotion of research and the training of human resources that address the problem of addiction .

Just as expanding the coverage of comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation. As recognition of professionalism and treatment centers serving residential addictions mode. Another important consideration in this vein , action is updating the regulatory framework for the reduction of demand for legal and illegal drugs .

Along with boosting the implementation of alternative models of justice for people with addictions in conflict with the law. It should also develop models of addiction treatment within prisons. And the strengthening of international cooperation in the prevention and treatment of addictions .

* Mr. Secretary, this trend seems to be spreading , not raise ? Mexico legalize drugs?

No Mario . The President noted that " this may be a position or an easy way , or perhaps even false, possibly more effectively combat crime that is very linked to drug trafficking and drug sales . "

In this regard , the President has been clear that what is needed is a broad discussion of regional character , as isolated decisions will not change the international markets, and the behavior of the criminal organizations that do not respect borders .

The global trend has been to decriminalize the possession and consumption of marijuana , in practice is what was done in Mexico since 2009 with amendments to the Health Act and the Federal Penal Code.

We will continue to inform the population about the risks of consuming these substances and preventing addictions with a new strategy that we are launching in conjunction with the Ministry of Health .

* In past years there were questions about the lack of a serious human rights policy . In this matter the government is doing what President Enrique Peña Nieto ?

The Federal Executive granted a high priority to human rights , so Mario , in accordance with its commitment to work for the rights society a reality , the Government of the Republic focuses on four aspects: First, the construction public policies that reflect the mainstreaming of human rights. Second, the diffusion of constitutional reform, it is widely known throughout society , third , coordination between all stakeholders to build a comprehensive and country-wide process , and fourth, the training of all public servants based in the new constitutional requirements .

The Interior Ministry has a new institutional design that strengthens , among other areas , responsible for human rights.

The law is fulfilled , and to do it with legitimacy and efficiency , we must always respect human rights and due process . This Mario , update and adjust our organization and programs such as Secretariat , and today we have results.

We have a new protocol for police forces , attention to victims of crime is a priority , giving effect to the judgments of international and , among others, signed an agreement to strengthen our work in developing a people search protocol not localized .

We established a strategy to accelerate the implementation of the Penal Reform, because it represents a fundamental advance the law , will make it faster and more efficient criminal, justice and promote alternative force that processes are public .

Also, besides enact and improve the General Law for Victims , has created the Executive Committee for Victims , institution management autonomy with 7 commissioners who have been elected by the Senate at the proposal of the federal executive , whom the proposed after listening to victims' organizations and civil society.

The Commission has the responsibility to operationalize the National System for Victims we installed last week, and in a coordinated manner involving representatives of the three branches of state and federal government agencies as well as human rights and self- Commission.

Mario Finally , I want to strongly emphasize that we work in preparing the National Human Rights Programme 2013-2018 and which will be presented shortly.

With democratic governance , legality and respect for human rights , is that we will achieve the objectives of consolidating a company picture .

It is with this conviction that we have promoted a cross human rights agenda . A policy that part of an integrated approach that coordinates the efforts of all public and private , national and international actors in order to achieve effective protection thereof.

* Mr Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong , I think we have reviewed much of the challenges facing the government of our country, obviously on the items that are incumbent upon you at the Secretariat in charge , but I feel that were still some issues along the way , do you have to add anything else ?

Well Mario , have certainly been very good and varied the questions you've raised me , as well mention it, probably missed some details but I think that overall we did a good analysis of current issues and hope I have clearly stated objectives which we have raised and that are intended to achieve the great change that the President , Enrique Peña Nieto, is determined to promote . I deeply appreciate this interview.




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Local officials meet DHS Secretary Johnson on the border
Head of Homeland Security talks with ranchers, mayor, sheriff
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:52pm

Beatrice Richardson • Jack Ladd, left, listens as his son, John Ladd, talk about the meet and greet with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at the Douglas Border Patrol Station on Wednesday. The Ladds are ranchers whose property is adjacent to the U.S/Mexico border.
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DOUGLAS — For a pair of local ranchers — Jack Ladd and his son John — they envision the new Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will look at border issues affecting Cochise County residents with a fresh attitude.
Johnson was invited to tour Cochise County by U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, on Dec. 23, the day Johnson was sworn into office.

Wednesday, the Ladds were among a small group of local officials who met Johnson at the Douglas Border Patrol Station in what was the secretary's first visit to Arizona in his new role as the head of the Department of Homeland Security.
Jack Ladd said he was impressed with Johnson's attitude.
During the meeting of residents and officials — to include Sierra Vista's Mayor Rick Mueller and Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels — Ladd said a number of suggestions were given to the DHS secretary "and there were some complaints" on how the department handles border issues.
But generally it was a positive meeting, he said.
His son said Johnson reminded him of Colin Powell.
"He was very attentive," John Ladd said.

While the number of people crossing their ranch properties is down, it is still happening, Jack Ladd said.
"Five to 10 groups a day cross," he said, adding they are small groups now consisting of three people or fewer.
By his estimation anywhere between 10 to 20 illegal immigrants cross Ladd's ranches, which have property directly adjacent to the border, every day.
One positive downward trend are drug vehicles crossing their land.
"There hasn't been one since Nov. 16," John Ladd said.
His father smiled and said maybe it's because the harvest is over.
John Ladd said the Border Patrol installed a couple of surveillance cameras on their property, for which he and his father are thankful.

Jack Ladd said what he got out of the meeting, which the Herald/Review was denied access to, is most of the people "are looking for the Border Patrol to do a better job."
Mueller said he came away from the more than hour-long meeting with Johnson feeling that "he sincerely wants to help."
Although the mayor said he still has a dose of skepticism, he hopes the DHS secretary will do more to help southern Arizona.
Dannels said having the DHS secretary visit has happened before, with former Arizona Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano doing it when she headed the department.
The Border Patrol does excellent work, but it is "time to redefine the plan," he said.
Johnson listened carefully and promised to make things better, the sheriff said.
"People are not looking for words, they are looking for action," Dannels said.

More on Secretary Johnson
Department of Homeland Security Jeh (pronounced Jay) Johnson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 16 after being nominated in October for the position to be the fourth head of the department created after the terrorist attacks on the U.S. On Sept. 11, 2001. He was sworn on Dec. 23.
'Born in 1957 in New York City, Johnson has served in a number of government positions including General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Air Force General Counsel and as a federal prosecutor.
He has degrees from Morehouse College and Columbia University.


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Arrested with 159 kilos of 'pot' in AP
Details posted on Wednesday January 22, 2014 ,
Written by Editor / The Journal
Agua Prieta

They were surprised by members of the PEI and PESP performing the security operation.

Elements of the joint operation , composed by members of the State Investigation and State Public Security Police , arrested in Duarte colony Balles - two subjects in possession of around 159 kilos of marijuana.
Those arrested were : Graham Irving Jesus Vielna originating in Coatzacoalcos , Veracruz , and Alejandro Araque Ambrosio , who is originally from Pueblo Unido , Culiacán , Sinaloa. Both have 24 years .
The arrest was made ​​Joint Operational elements when conducting tours and surveillance. When walking down the street 33 35th Avenue , officers located a sedan type vehicle, the Chevrolet line Impala, model 2002 , with Arizona plates , which was addressed by today arrested.
At the top and mark them realizarles reviews , the police officers found in the trunk of the vehicle 18 packs large and 17 small , made of plastic cellophane containing marijuana inside , which showed a weight of 159.4 kg.
The arrested today , drugs and the insured vehicle , were made ​​available to the Public Prosecutor of the Federation.


Note : For the locals, good if it finally resolved.

Posted January 22, 2014 , 5:03 a.m.
Vícam lift blockade
The deal, led by head of the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry ), Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padres , along with representatives of the Yaquis , including the removal of the roadblock up to Vícam and establishes the National Commission water (Conagua ) will oversee the taking of water from the dam " Calles " .
Achieve target efforts of Governor Padres before the federal agency
Mexico City - New Day

Independence will continue to operate the Aqueduct water to give 24 hours to Hermosillo , while respecting the rights of peoples and users Yaquis Irrigation District 041 is guaranteed by agreement signed today between the Government Secretariat , the Governments of Sonora , Sinaloa and members of the Citizens Movement for Water .
The deal, led by head of the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry ), Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padres , along with representatives Yaquis , including the removal of the roadblock up to Vícam and establishes the National Commission water (Conagua ) will oversee the taking of water from the dam " Plutarco Elias Calles ," while it ultimately resolves the legal situation in the Supreme Court of Justice ( SCJ ) .
Sonora Governor thanked the intermediation of the Interior Ministry to achieve this agreement that benefits all of Sonora , as well as provide water 24 hours to Hermosillo, also gives guarantees to the citizens of Cajeme that will not be affected by the operation Aqueduct Independence.
" As the Secretary said in his own Osorio Chong intervention in this agreement we all win , win Cajeme wins Hermosillo, Sonora wins and won all Mexicans ," said Padres .
The Sonoran president explained that the agreement signed in Segob includes the Conagua be the slope of the volume of water to be drawn from the dam, but the proper operation of the entire system will run Aqueduct of the State Water Commission ( CEA ) .
In the coming days , said the Sonoran Executive , Technical tables will take place between authorities of the three levels of government , so they make a number of infrastructure projects that provide even more availability of water to all regions of Sonora, including of course , potable water 24 hours for Yaquis peoples , among others .


Note: Gracias a Dios!

Chicken feather, blood mask seized at border
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 9:43 PM MST
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 9:43 PM MST
By Jackie Kent - email

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
A sleep mask covered in dried blood and chicken feathers was seized at the Nogales border Tuesday.
The border patrol officers who intercepted it said the people driving in from Mexico got the mask from a curandero, or "native healer," as a remedy for insomnia. The mask was seized and destroyed because of the potential threat of spreading Avian Disease.

The people in the car were not fined.


DPS detectives seize $30,000, drugs and firearms during service of a search warrant in Chandler
The search warrant stemmed from a traffic stop by DPS' Highway Patrol Division
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 -

Detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Criminal Investigations Division served a search warrant at a Chandler residence on Jan. 21 that resulted in the seizures of approximately $30,000 in cash, numerous firearms, hundreds of ammunition rounds, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and other tools used to weigh and package drugs.

The Chandler Police Special Operations Unit (SOU) assisted DPS with service of the warrant.

Three rifles, a shotgun, and four handguns were seized. One handgun had previously been reported stolen to the Tempe Police Department.

The drugs seized included half an ounce of methamphetamine, three grams of heroin, and an ounce of marijuana, all of which were prepackaged for sale.

Detectives located four suspects inside the residence while a fifth suspect attempted to evade detection by hiding in the attic. SOU operators gave verbal commands for an extended period of time but eventually fired pepper balls into the residence and the suspect came out from the attic.

The five suspects were taken into custody.

The search warrant stemmed from a traffic stop earlier in January where a DPS officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills packaged for sale. Information obtained during the traffic stop led detectives to the residence in Chandler.

The occupants of the vehicle were arrested during the traffic stop.