Wednesday, September 14, 2016



Haitian and African arrivals continue in Mexicali
Posted by Garna Mejia Date: September 13, 2016
in: Arizona / California State News,

CALEXICO, Calif. – The Calexico Port of Entry continues to see an increase of Africans and Haitians. Authorities are trying to figure out what is causing so many to leave their home countries.

Among those, is Loikesma Pierre. It has been nearly two years since she left her home in Haiti.
"I have my two children and would like to give them a better education," said Pierre.

Pierre says she first flew to Brazil then went through Peru to Central America. In Nicaragua she says she was robbed and beaten. She says women were often raped, even by police.
"Nicaragua was bad, really bad. There I suffered a lot. I lost my money and I went through a lot there," Pierre says.

Jean, another member of the group that arrived on Sunday, says his experience was similar in Nicaragua.
" I know a lot of people that are in Costa Rica right now. They can't cross because things are so bad in Nicaragua," Jean said.

Pierre Hardol says he left his family in Congo nearly five months ago. Hardol says he flew from Congo to Chile and then made his way to Colombia where he says many of his travelling companions perished in the jungle from snake bites or soldier attacks.

Hardol and Pierre both say they entered Mexico through the small town of Tapachula in the Mexican state of Chiapas. There they say Mexican immigration officials handed them a humanitarian permit that allows them to stay in the country for 20 days.

According to the Mexican newspaper, El Universal, immigration officials registered 424 Africans arriving in Tapachula during a two day period in late August.

Pierre says she has been treated well since arriving in Mexicali, but says her ultimate destination is the United States. "For now, I'm just waiting. I went through all of it, through all those countries to make it there, the United States," said Pierre.

KYMA reached out to Customs and Border Protection who declined to comment on the matter but stated in a press release that they have, "seen in uptick in the number of cases of Haitians arriving to the ports of entry in Calexico." They say these individuals are being processed on a case by case basis.


Also: More coverage in Spanish:

Hundreds from Haiti and African countries seek political asylum in Calexico
Posted by Roy Dorantes
Date: September 10, 2016

CALEXICO, Calif. – Several hundred people coming from Haiti and various African countries are seeking political asylum in the United States at the Calexico port of entry. Twenty-six year-old Maxell Calixton from Haiti said he just wants a better tomorrow.
"I would like to go United States because I would like to have a better life," Calixton said. "We need some help," Calixton said.

They've been waiting for days in line in the heat just to get a chance to be interviewed by U.S. Immigration Services. "The situation is very, very bad to cross the line," Calixton said.

Mexican officials who didn't want to be identified said close to 200 of them arrived on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday there were more than two dozen at the port of entry. Many others are in shelters across Mexicali, waiting to see if they will get political asylum. Officials said they're expecting hundreds more to arrive in the coming weeks.

Calixton said their situation is desperate.
"If there's a person who can help me just do it right now because I got three days here," Calixton said.
He said he's willing to endure the waiting and the heat if it means a chance to make his dreams come true. "I want to work and I want to finish my university. If I cross the line, I enter to United States, everything is possible," Calixton said.

There is still no word yet on whether political asylum will be granted or not. The influx of refugees jammed the Calexico port of entry Friday and could continue to affect wait times for pedestrians trying to enter the United States.


PFP confiscates 5 million dollars in drugs are 170 kilos of crystal.
Tribuna de San Luis
September 10, 2016
By Fredy Mejia

Elements of the Federal-division Regional Security Police during a operation carried out on the Sonoyta-San Luis, road at kilometer 68 arrested the driver of a white Peterbilt tractor-trailer located within a pallet, 170 kg of "glass" a value on the black market in the United States for 5 million dollars (80 million pesos).

Therefore the driver José Ernesto "N", 29 was secured and transferred to this city for presentation at the Public Ministry of the Federation, where he will get his legal status.

José Ernesto is from Navolato, Sinaloa and at the time of the interception explained that he was only his way to Tijuana carrying a load of pallets.

This happened at 14.00 pm on Friday.

The officials made the routine interception to check the documentation, but being interviewing José Ernesto, was very nervous, for which he was asked to come down for inspection.

At the time of inspecting the cargo they noticed something strange in some, so later discovered the 270 blocks containing 170 kilograms of methamphetamine-like substance.

This gave notice to the Public Ministry of the Federation .


More: Five tons of pot in TJ, in Spanish:


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