Skip to comments.Eight of the world’s ten deadliest cities are in Latin America
Posted on 01/14/2010 8:02:41 AM PST by AuntB
La Razon (La Paz, Bolivia) 1/12/10
Phony document time
Cloned passports and U.S. visas are being sold for between 7 and 10 thousand dollars in the Bolivian cities of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. Some deals also include counterfeit departure stamps from the U.S. The Bolivian Consul in Miami, Milton Paniagua, revealed that some 140 Bolivians with this type of phony documentation have been detected and detained since the month of November.
El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 1/12/10
Eight of the ten deadliest cities of the world are in Latin America
A Mexican organization called the Consejo [Council] Ciudadano para la Seguridad Publica y la Justicia Penal has ranked the ten most violent cities of the world. For the second consecutive year, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, heads the list with 2,658 homicides, a rate of 191 per 100,000 residents. Following Ciudad Juarez is San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with a rate of 119 per 100,000; then San Salvador, El Salvador, at a 95 rate; Caracas, Venezuela, at 94; Cali, Colombia, at 73; New Orleans, LA, and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, tie at 69; Medellin, Colombia, at 62. Cape Town, South Africa closes the top ten at 60.
El Espectador (Bogota, Colombia) 1/12/10
Another cocaine find in Colombia
Colombian army personnel seized 399 kilos (877.8 lbs.) of cocaine in the countryside near Mutata, in the northwest corner of the country, (near Panama.) The drug, worth some 10 million dollars in the black market, was ready to be sent abroad. No arrests were made.
La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 1/12/10
El Salvador pushing for U.S. immigration reform
El Salvadors Vice-Minister for Salvadorans Abroad visited Los Angeles this weekend to let the Central American community know about the migratory reform that the regions governments are preparing. On Saturday, Vice-Minister Juan Jose Garcia said, via telephone, that he had met with the Service Union and with the American Federation, composed of state employees. He added that they are two of the most important labor unions in the United States who are working on the issue of integral migratory reform. Garcia stated, For the first time, labor unions with a very large amount of resources and social mobilization are decidedly supporting the issue. Furthermore, he gave information regarding the document produced by the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. The official emphasized the regional character of the proposal, and that never before had the region come to an accord about such an important strategic issue as migratory reform. Likewise, he had a work meeting planned for Saturday with the Guatemalan Chancellor, Haroldo Rodas. A meeting with Salvadoran community leaders in Los Angeles is also foreseen. He added that they are open to suggestions from the community.
Prensa Libre (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 1/12/10
Hunger strike aims to halt deportations from the U.S.
Three Guatemalans from Huehuetenango reached the twelfth day of a hunger strike to demand that the U.S. Government halt round-ups and deportations of undocumented persons. The protest is being carried out in Homestead, 45 minutes from Miami, Florida.
Augusto Francisco, Sebastian Sebastian and Simon Mateo, who come from Santa Eulalia and Barillas, Huehuetenango, started a hunger strike on January 1st, along with Jenny Aguilar, Honduran, the Puerto Rican Wilfredo Mendoza, and the American Jonathan Fried, executive director of the pro-immigrant organization We Count, who called for this activity.
The purpose of the measure is to demand Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to stop the round-ups and the deportations against the undocumented.
In a tent house, in the atrium of a Catholic Church of that locality, the six demonstrators placed air mattresses, chairs and other furnishings to ease discomforts while they await a response from Napolitano. Sebastian, who dedicates himself to the arts, in Miami, said via phone, I hope the deportations stop; the disintegration of families cannot go on. Above all, God, we strive for something to take place in favor of the migrants. My heart breaks to see so many abandoned children when they capture the parents. He asserted that he will go on a fast until attaining the stoppage of the persecution of undocumented ones.
Fried, grandchild of Jewish migrants, expressed his disillusionment about the actions of U.S. officials. He stated, We are going to continue here until the situation of the undocumented improves, and the migratory reform is approved.
El Informador (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 1/12/10
Another noted Mexican criminal arrested
Teodoro Garcia, El Teo, one of the most wanted Mexican drug traffickers and extortionists, was arrested today (Tues.) in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Garcia had links with the Sinaloa Cartel as well as with La Familia Michoacána. He is said to be responsible for the death of at least 300 persons, including by chemical disintegration. [This news item was reported in every Mexican newspaper seen today, as well as some from Central America.]
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Juarez is not numero uno?
It is a disgrace that even ONE of those top ten cities is in the USA, even if it IS New Orleans.
See tagline... :)
” ....Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, heads the list with 2,658 homicides....” according to the posting.
Take note of this item: El Salvador pushing for U.S. immigration reform
” On Saturday, Vice-Minister Juan Jose Garcia said, via telephone, that he had met with the Service Union and with the American Federation, composed of state employees. He added that they are two of the most important labor unions in the United States who are working on the issue of integral migratory reform. “
SEIU is pushing amnesty! They are more loyal to foreign governments than they are to the citizens of this nation.
7:31 AM Eastern - January 13, 2010
Florida Immigrants Fast for Families
By Ali Jost
During this immigration week of actionwhile labor, faith and immigrant rights activists hold vigils, rallies, and press events across the countryone small group in Homestead, Florida is raising the stakes. Today marks the 13th day of a fast by six courageous activists, who are risking their lives to raise awareness about the hardship for communities and families when the government removes productive and peaceful loved ones from their midst.
After eating their last meal on December 31, 2009, Francisco Agustin, Jenny Aguilar, Jonathon Fried, Wilfredo Mendoza and Sebastian Caña committed to consume only liquids until the Obama Administration responds to their request to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants with U.S. family members. As part of their demands, Fast for Our Families is asking DHS Secretary Napolitano to meet directly with fasters so that she can hear first-hand the cost of further delay on an overhaul of our broken immigration system.
Current detentions and deportations, the group says, are not only devastating for immigrant communities but are also wasting limited resources when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to focus on serious criminals and U.S. security risks. The tremendous resources wasted on deporting hard-working immigrants is out of line with U.S. values and makes little strategic sense as the Obama administration simultaneously commits to passing comprehensive reform this year.
So far, the call from Homestead, has gained national attention and inspired solidarity fasts across the country from activists who are frustrated that comprehensive immigration reform has not yet moved in Washington. These heart-felt actions in communities across the country mark a trend of field escalations that will continue until lawmakers make serious on their promise to overhaul a broken immigration system that has festered for far too long.
From the more than 1,000 mile march of DREAM students from Miami to Washington to a massive march planned to boycott Arizona Sheriff Arpaio, immigrant rights groups are finding new, creative ways to put a face on todays broken immigration system. Simply putthey will not back down until Congress and the Obama administration passes a smart, comprehensive overhaul that truly protects immigrant families, strengthens the U.S. economy, and gets undocumented immigrants into the system. And until Congress acts, theyll continue pressuring the Obama Administration to do everything they can to protect the human rights of immigrant families.
You can help support the fasters in Homestead, Florida! Fast for Families is asking for supporters to:
* Write a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking Secretary Napolitano to meet with the fasters: http://ow.ly/VCC0
* Have lunch at your desk while visiting the Fasters: Watch their live stream daily at noon ET
* Send them a supportive Tweet (@fastforfamilies) and
* Become a fan of their Facebook page
To learn more, go their website at www.fastforourfamilies.org where they share daily updates of the fasters progress. And dont forget to take action to support their cause.
New Orleans beats Cape Town? Damn.
“SEIU is pushing amnesty! They are more loyal to foreign governments than they are to the citizens of this nation.”
Of course they do. They want dutiful little illiterate peasants who will do what they are told, and vote as they are told. No rocket science here!
More from NAFBPO today....’family values’....what kind of people turn their babies out in the desert???
U.S. Border Patrol Agents come to the aide of two unaccompanied children
NOGALES, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales station rescued two unaccompanied children yesterday who were seen being pushed through the International Boundary fence into an inhospitable area.
An agent who responded to the scene was unable to locate any adults in the area related to the children. The agent took the children to the Nogales station for their safety as the area that they were in was unsafe for children.
At the station, agents learned that the children were five and two years old but were not related to each other.
Agents were unable to obtain further information including the children’s citizenship and contacted Child Protective Services.[snip]
This can’t be right if Newark and Camden NJ are not on the list.
Another one today from NAFBPO...perp is likely an anchor baby...you know the ones the squatter support squad INSIST are assimilating SO well!
Border Patrol in Texas Responds to Burglary Call, Arrests Member of Mexican Mafia
(Friday, January 08, 2010)
contacts for this news release
Del Rio, Texas U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a Mexican Mafia member Thursday morning.
Agents patrolling near Asherton, Texas received a report of a burglary in progress. When agents arrived at the scene they saw a subject fleeing from a residence. Agents gave chase and took the individual into custody and recovered two rifles and a shotgun in the area.
The subject, a 24-year-old United States Citizen, admitted to being an active member of the Mexican Mafia criminal organization. Record checks indicated that he is wanted burglary of habitation and various probation violations
Sad though. The three cities that birthed my favorite music (New Orleans, Chicago, and Detroit) are hellholes now. (sigh)
More from NAFBPO today:
MEXICO UNDER SIEGE
Tijuana reels amid a surge of violence
It’s been a bloody new year so far in this violence-racked city, leaving authorities stunned and apparently speechless. Three teenagers in school uniforms were mowed down by automatic-weapons fire Wednesday. Another youth was shot multiple times last week as he sat in his car outside his parents’ upscale home.
Four people were decapitated, at least 10 people were killed in drive-by attacks, and five people were kidnapped, including two security guards and a prominent businessman.
Just a few months ago, Tijuana was hailed by some as a success story in Mexico’s war on drug cartels. Top officials from the U.S. and Mexico, including President Felipe Calderon, praised the city’s efforts as a model for the rest of the country.
Now the bodies are piling up at the morgue again, and authorities appear dispirited by the turn of events. After the drive-by shooting of the three teenagers — two boys and a girl — outside their high school, authorities didn’t even hold a news conference.[snip]
WHY have these NAFBPO news reports been delegated by you to ‘bloggers’??? Dozens of useless vanities every day in the ‘news’ section, but real news gets stuck in Bloggers???
Something has gone awry in Moderatorville.
Just like clockwork...
Do you suppose that has anything to do with the enormous influx of illegal aliens to New Orleans?
NEW ORLEANS As the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina receded in September, roads filled with residents leaving the city, their cars, SUVs and moving vans jammed with what they had salvaged of their lives.
But another mass movement was taking place on the other sides of the highways.
Thousands of men from Mexico and Central America were driving into the city. Word had spread throughout the Latino immigrant diaspora in America that the city had plenty of work, construction wages had doubled to $16 an hour and no one was asking for papers.
“It was like a Gold Rush,” said Oscar Calanche, a Guatemalan immigrant who lived in New Orleans before the storm and returned as soon as the waters receded. “In one car there’d be three up front and three or four in the back, with suitcases and tools on top. It looked like a river of people from our countries.”
Ten years ago, when I was on vacation in Vietnam, the hotels wanted to hold your passport while you stayed there. When they returned my passport at one hotel in the boondocks, I noticed it was ripped, but at the time I thought that might be a result of heavy usage (carrying it in my pocket and sitting down over a period of years). I'm still not sure if it wore out or was tampered with. A few weeks later, when I applied for a new passport, I had to write a letter to the govt. explaining what happened to the old passport.
Old movies show hotels in France holding your passport, but I have never stayed in a French hotel. I don't think hotels I stayed at in Germany, Greece, and Scotland wanted to hold my passport. I used to stay at hotels all over Mexico (some very cheap ones, like $2 a night) and don't think those hotels wanted my passport either.
I wonder how many places in the world still have this requirement, and how much forgery is involved. I'll bet expert forgers can make a tampered passport look more normal than the way mine looked.
Stay outta those places!!
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