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  • Teen murdered in Mexico weeks after he was deported from US


    AnonymousJune 8, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    CHIVIS!! THANK YOU, all us average people appreciate your comment on the forum regarding the person ICE deported... I applaud your rational analysis.. very refreshing..

    ChivisJune 8, 2018 at 11:44 PM

    And thank you. The story was sent to me from 2 main page followers yesterday or wed. At first pass I believed the story, that the young man was a good kid, making good choices, but was deported at the age of 18 and left at the border then was killed in 3 weeks.

    A couple years ago a family through the blog reached out to me as their 18 y/o family member went missing at the border and they were unable to get info from BP or GEO. My neighbor on the border is BP chief for three cities I called him and he found the kid. He was being deported in a couple of hours! Long story but I had him hunted down on the international bridge, [another BB follower, who became my friend, helped with this] took him to the safety of a migrant shelter where I know the priest and I have contributed to over the years. My sec took him a little money, a sack lunch and bottles of water and put him on the bus to SLP.

    There are many people to offer up as deserving of a chance. But sadly, the kid from IA who was deported and killed is not one. However sad, He actually bolsters the argument for those against DACA.

    If I had not done my research I would not have known the life path he was on.



    • Here it is

      Teen escorted from U.S. by ICE slain soon after in Mexico


      This post was updated on Jun 09, 2018; 1:49am.

      This is not a great example of a DACA poster person.
      He has done everything wrong. the two arrests were after waiting for his hearing on immigration status. he had arrests in addition to that. as for graduation....the school could not confirm he was actually going to graduate. He became a father while 17.

      Yes he was under he influence at the time of his last arrest. He also had drugs in the vehicle and driving without a license. he volunteered to leave the country because he was facing prison or jail.

      His father has a long rap sheet and is in prison.

      He has an abundance of family in Zacatecas, and in fact the "person" he was with was not a friend of his cousin, it was his first cousin. Who has a criminal history.

      Nope, this is not an example of DACA kid treated wrongly, it is a DACA young man who lived his life wrongly.

      It does not help the cause to set forth this family as an example of why we should give DACA's the path to citizenship, there are thousands of examples of why we should, this story just fuels those who are not in favor of amnesty for these people. they will want the wall height to increase another 10 feet.....and hold this up as an example as to why..


      • Is this the U.N. forcing it's hand in Tamaulipas on Mexico?


        Calgary Herald Homepage

        Mexican federal prosecutors take over border disappearances

        The Associated Press
        Updated: June 1, 2018

        FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, women carry a banner calling attention to the cases of people who have gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime, demanding authorities locate their loved ones, as they mark Mother's Day in Mexico City. According to federal data, there have been more than 6,000 registered disappearances in Mexico's Tamaulipas state alone since 2006, more than any other state. Eduardo Verdugo / AP

        MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal prosecutors said Friday they are taking over the investigation into the disappearances of 28 people in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in recent months.

        The 20 case files will be handled by the federal prosecutors’ office on forced disappearances, a term used to refer to abductions by security forces. The office said “there have been complaints alleging the participation of marines” in the disappearances.


        There are some vague evidence that this has been staged by CDN. If so, it must be the largest PR victory any cartel have ever managed to manipulate the world media with.

        That last incident in that AP press release did happen, but there are pictures on social media with families and individuals making complaints and protesting that have been bought by the Nuevo Laredo cartel to do so.

        It is hard to know what to believe in Mexico, I guess anything is possible.
        Apparently investigations have shown that CDN paid 80.000 pesos a week to a Human Rights Group in Nuevo Laredo to discredit Semana and Semar. This practice started back in 2015 with the arrest of Ramiro Pérez Moreno AKA Ramas, where he paid the president of the Human Rights Committee of Nuevo Laredo, Raymundo Ramos Vázquez, 5.000 dollars a week to hide members of the crime organization in their offices, carry out demonstrations against and file complaints against the armed forces.


        • Piedras Negras Federal Candidate Killed as he exited debate

          By Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

          Violence continues out of control during this deadly Mexico election season.

          “We took back the city from the Zetas!” said Purón in the debate minutes before his murder

          The victim was a candidate for the Coahuila First District Deputy position. There are seven Coahuila districts. It is a federal position similar to a congressman in the U.S. The first district is located at the upmost northern part of the state and borders Texas cities such as Del Rio and Eagle Pass.

          With this murder, the death tally for candidates is 113

          The states of Guerrero (23), Oaxaca (19), Puebla (13) and Veracruz (8) are the ones that register the greatest number of aggression.

          The PRI coalition with Verde Ecologistas de México and Nueva Alianza the Green Ecologists of Mexico and Nueva Alianza parties has been the hardest hit with 44 murders of politicians


          • Alabama Doctor Dies After Being Found Beaten, Left in Ditch During Mexico Vacation

            An Alabama man, who was reportedly beaten and left for dead in a ditch while vacationing in Mexico, has died, according to a report.
            Dr. William O'Byrne III, 54, who worked as an anesthesiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, died Wednesday, friends told
            O’Byrne was reportedly found by friends in Puerto Vallarta and flown back to the U.S. He was pronounced dead while undergoing life support at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.
            His injuries reportedly included a severe head wound.
            Many details about the death remained unclear, the website reported. Authorities in Birmingham said they were not aware of the case and the U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to the site.
            However, a spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said he was aware of the case.


            • Violence and unemployment dry up Tlapacoyan, Veracruz: young people and wealthier families flee


              In Tlapacoyan, the crime that causes the most pain and fear is kidnapping. This is recognized by its Municipal President, Ofelia Jarillo Gasca, of PAN-PRD. However, townspeople don’t report it as groups of kidnappers have exercised harsh control through fear.

              The mayor says that the insecurity situation is so critical in Tlapacoyan that 30 to 40 wealthier families have left. Almost everyone had to live in an environment of violence or endure kidnapping. Those people, he ads, were people with money, who generated jobs with their businesses and now have left, leaving a complex situation for the town. The municipality is also already a capital of migration, where month after month truckloads of young people leave in search of the American dream.

              The mayor says that the insecurity situation is so critical in Tlapacoyan, that 30 to 40 wealthier families have left. Almost everyone had to endure an environment of violence or a kidnapping.

              Those people, he admits, were people with money, who generated jobs with their businesses and now have left, leaving a complex situation for the town.

              And this is not the worst of it, as the price of the Dominican banana, the emblematic product of Tlapacoyan, has dropped drastically. It pays less than 50 MX centavos per kilo. In some cases, producers prefer to let them spoil.

              All this has generated a breeding ground where crime has found a workforce and victims for it to strengthen. The municipality is also already a capital of migration, where month after month truckloads of young people leave in search of the American dream.

              The most modest estimate from the mayor is that about 5 thousand young people leave each year for the north. Those who stay in town are the people who cling to the roots and who can not leave.


              • Mexican Narcos Invest in Dubai


                The luxurious city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has become in recent years a den of international magnates enriched with criminal capital and sanctioned by the United States Treasury.

                Along with smugglers of nuclear material, sponsors of armed conflicts, kleptocrats, money launderers and financial terrorists also appears Mexican Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gómez , a businessman from Jalisco who, along with his father, Ezio Benjamín Figueroa Vázquez, was identified as a drug trafficking ringleader by the Kingpin Act in 2012.

                The Sandcastles-Tracing Sanctions Evasion Through Dubai's Luxury Real Estate Market report from the private firm Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), located in Washington, to which Universal had access, Figueroa Gómez and Figueroa Vázquez were accused by the US of trafficking tons of chemical precursors from Europe and sub-Saharan Africa to Mexico, to sell to Mexican cartels to produce methamphetamines.
                Ezio Benjamín Figueroa Vázquez was arrested in Mexico in 2011, while Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gómez remains a fugitive; despite this, C4ADS points out, "it seems to have used Dubai as a base to continue its commercial activities", through transactions for at least $4.34 million dollars in luxury goods.

                Due to its weak regulatory framework, especially in the real estate sector: "Dubai has offered a way to the international financial system for illegitimate actors and illicit funds," says the document published today in different countries

                Nuclear proliferation:

                In addition to Figueroa Gómez, C4ADS also points to Wael Abdulkarim and Ahmad Barqawi for financing conflicts in Syria; to Kambiz Mahmoud Rostamian and Hossein Pournaghshband for nuclear proliferation in Iran; Altaf Khanani for financial terrorism in Pakistan; to Kamel and Issam Amhaz in Lebanon, also for financial terrorism, and to Rami Makhlouf for corruption in Syria.

                He stresses that despite the fact that the authorities have taken action, the response of the UAE to confront this criminal activity is still "limited". "The weakness of the regulatory system can strengthen and empower a variety of global illicit actors," he insists.

                All these people, sanctioned by the US Treasury, add properties for at least $28.2 million dollars and others more involved in business for $78.8 million dollars.

                According to C4ADS, the three coincidences they have are: their assets are directly linked to sanctions imposed by the Kingpin Law; They have corporate networks with ties in Dubai and branches in Mexico, Romania, Syria, Hong Kong, Lebanon and the British Virgin Islands, and finally, they use third party networks through family members, lawyers and business partners.


                • Comments are very interesting.

                  Presidential Campaign in Mexico Gets Dirty (Dirtier)


                  LAURA CARLSEN: This week the gloves came off in the Mexican elections. What appears to be hundreds of thousands of phone calls are being made to cell phones throughout the country, Claiming that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador poses a danger to society. At the end of the recording, which consists of incendiary and often false statements against the candidate, there is a loaded question, and the voice asks the person to mark one to determine whether it’s a Lopez Obrador sympathizer or not.

                  Calumnious phone calls from anonymous sources are an ominous sign for the days to come, but it gets worse. There have been over 110 political assassinations since the campaign period began on September 8. Most have been candidates, especially on the local level. These elections are already among the bloodiest in Mexican history. On June 2, for example, four women politicians who were assassinated, including Juana Maldonado, a candidate in Puebla, and Pamela Teran, a candidate in Oaxaca who was murdered with the young photographer assigned to cover her campaign, Maria Del Sol Cruz.

                  The National Electoral Institute decried the violence, but according to CNN declared that it does not have sufficient evidence to prove that the violence is linked to the elections. It’s a coincidence that candidates are being assassinated at a rate of several a day, just weeks before the elections?

                  The situation is critical. Citizen groups are pressuring the electoral authorities to take a more active role in denouncing and investigating the violence before a cloud of fear settles over the nation on election day, which could threaten lives, keep people home on voting day, and restrict their choices. Low turnout favors the institutional party, which can fall back on its core voter base, forged in large part on vote buying and voter coercion, which is also rampant at this stage of the elections.

                  Meanwhile, the center-left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is maintaining his lead, and the assumption that he will take the presidency is growing even among reluctant actors, such as the financial sector. The hard core that rejects this outcome is becoming more aggressive in its tactics and actions. But with every affront, the citizenry invents new ways to call out the dirty tricks on social media, organize for poll watching, and create endless memes and parodies to relieve the tension that surrounds these elections.

                  This is DD with Borderland Beat. Times change, technology changes society very rapidly. You might remember 3 years ago just before Mexico's midterm elections Pena Nieto's PRI government gave away reportedly about 10 million digital flat screen TVs.

                  The election was widely seen as a referendum on EPM's job performance. Epn and PRI vowed the give away had nothing to do with the elections, but was to help the poor transition into the digital electronic age. That year they also gave away millions of Soriana debit cards. (one of mexico's largest grocery chains). But that didn't work out too well because someone "forgot" to put funds in many of those accounts and they had a bunch of mad Mexicans on their hands because the cards were worthless.

                  As I said times change. EPN currently has an approval rating somewhere around 14%. This evidently has caused PRI to fall on hard times financially. I couldn't help but laugh a couple of weeks ago when the PRI diehards came through my neighborhood campaigning. But rather than giving away free gifts, the were selling eggs. A carton of 30 eggs were 10 pesos (a little less than 1/4 the cost in the stores.). I bought 2 cartons, 60 eggs, not because I am a PRI supporter but because they were a real bargain and I knew PRI was losing money on each sale. After I got my eggs and paid the lady I told her I was a gringo and not a Mex. citizen and couldn't vote in Mexico. She gave me a pretty dirty look.

                  “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.
                  .The Future Depends on Knowing.”


                  • CJNG increasing the violence in BC (Baja California)


                    The months of April and March raised the bar to 200 assassinations monthly in Tijuana, the 24 hours between the 12th and 13th of June accumulated 16 victims of violent homicides, the biggest number of executions committed in a day in Baja California so far this year.

                    Until 8 in the morning on Thursday the 14th of June, the statistics of Baja California in matters of homicide closed with 1343 executions, of which 1077 have been committed in Tijuana, 118 in Ensenada, 75 in Mexicali, 37 in Rosarito and 36 in Tecate.

                    The Attorney Generals Office of Tijuana, notes the results as following: 212 homicides in Tijuana in April, with 12 persons reported detained for this type of crime, with 15 processed and 17 arrest warrants granted.


                    • Link shows photo of arrested police lying on the ground!!

                      30 Municipal Police Detained in Ocampo, Michoacan
                      Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Mich321.0


                      A Surprise Operation had to be carried out by the SSP to Detain the Municipal Police
                      By: Carbell Lucio
                      June 25, 2018

                      Ocampo, Michoacán: In a surprise operation carried out early this Sunday, about 30 elements of the Municipal Police of Ocampo, some say the town's entire police force, were arrested and will be transferred to the city of Morelia to be investigated for their alleged participation in criminal acts, including murder of the PRD mayoral candidate, Fernando Ángeles Juárez.


                      • Michoacan: Barrio Azteca Founder-Capo, 'El Tablas' arrested, U.S. top ten most wanted

                        Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat material from Reforma and FBI website
                        Accused in Juarez U.S. Consulate 2010 murders


                        The Army and the Attorney General of the Republic detained Eduardo Ravelo Rodríguez "El Tablas" in Uruapan, Michoacán, one of the 10 most wanted by the FBI and leader of the criminal organization "Barrio Azteca", linked to the Juarez Cartel .

                        The alleged drug trafficker was apprehended along with Juan Arturo Padilla Juárez "El Genio" or "El Vaquero", Martín Alonso Bustos Rodríguez and Raúl Alberto Mendoza Coronado, considered as members of the closest circle of "El Tablas".

                        At the time of the arrests, executed during a search with judicial authorization, the suspects were in possession of small arms, chargers, and methamphetamine, which were seized, according to information from the PGR.

                        Ravelo Rodríguez was on the list of the 10 most wanted by the FBI, who offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information to find his whereabouts, he is accused of being responsible for the planning and killing of three Americans in 2010 in Juárez.

                        "El Tablas”, "has a provisional arrest warrant for the purpose of extradition to the United States..

                        He is considered a high-ranking founding leader of the criminal organization "Barrio Azteca", whose operating area is located in El Paso and Midland-Odesa, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

                        This organization is an ally of La Línea, the execution arm of the Juarez Cartel, in the dispute against the Sinaloa Cartel, of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, for the control of that border city.


                        • US to Colombia: “RoundUp” those Coca Plantations

                          Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: TeleSur

                          Sighting pressure from the United States, Colombia’s Minister of Defense says the country will reinstate the policy of eradicating its coca production with glyphosate, this time with the help of drones.
                          Luis Carlos Villegas announced on Monday that the government will reinstate its practice of fumigating the illicit crops with glyphosate, an herbicide that Colombia’s Constitutional Court prohibited in 2015 arguing it threatens the health of local communities and the environment.
                          Villegas, trying to quell fears regarding the chemical’s negative health impacts, said that by using drones to disperse the Roundup creates “half the concentration of the poison that the planes had," saying that "the risks to people and the environment are quite mitigable."

                          In 2015 the U.N. cancer research center labeled the potent weed killer, devised by Monsanto, as a probable carcinogen. Tractors will also be used to rid areas of the crop, said the defense minister.

                          Villegas added on Tuesday that the National Council of Narcotic Drugs still needs to authorize the drone use, but that 10 teams will start the practice by next Wednesday. Even though he hasn't taken office yet, Colombia’s president-elect Ivan Duque said Monday he welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s support for his planned "head-on fight against drug trafficking," and eradication of the leaf.
                          James Carroll, acting director for the U.S. National Drug Control Policy said in a press statement Monday, "President (Donald) Trump’s message to Colombia is clear: it must reverse the record growth in cocaine production," adding that the country "must do more … to improve its eradication efforts."

                          The strong statements come just as the White House released a report showing that coca leaf cultivation grew by 11 percent over last year and is at an all-time high. Coca production has been on the rise since 2012.
                          However, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday that "there is a smaller coca production increase than expected."

                          To read the Full Unclassified DEA Intel Brief use this link
                          Referring to the 2016 accord he signed with the former FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) the head of state said, "The important thing is to have a strategy and for the first time you have something viable and effective to combat this scourge more effectively."
                          The Colombian president added, "For the first time we have a plan, a vision and we can be effective thanks to peace, and we have to be very honest: without that peace, a structural solution to illicit crops would not have been possible."

                          Santos went on to describe the fight against drugs, as a 'static bicycle', since "we fumigate one day and the next day its was back on his feet

                          MORE AT LINK....


                          • Mexico’s Ninis: World Bank Report Shows Numbers Skyrocket

                            Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Universal


                            June 4, 2018
                            Full 42 Page WB Report Here: Mx Dropouts

                            In Spanish

                            The World Bank identified that in Mexico the "very persistent" problem of young people who neither study nor work (ninis), ie school dropouts has grown , which "may be linked to organized crime and violence , which increases the risks for young people and the society as a whole ".

                            In its report by Miguel Szekely Pardo: Ninis in Latin America, 20 million young people in search of opportunities , the international organization describes that in Mexico that problem is presented by three factors: "An increase in the proportion of ninis men, the lack of job opportunities for young people and an increase in the illegal market that made organized crime demand more workers. "

                            He adds that if the results for Mexico can be extrapolated to other countries in the region, the existence of ninis men could also be correlated with violence in Central American countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and El Salvador, which Mexicans see as moral influences, ie, role models, not to mention the glorification of "Narco Cultura" and the seemingly endless available opportunities to turn to that lifestyle of what on the surface appears to be easy money and access to drugs.

                            "Some Ninis, ie dropouts, could participate in criminal activities that cause enormous damage, not only to themselves, but also to the welfare of society." according to Miguel Pardo.
                            Based on data from the National Occupation and Employment Survey, and official statistics on homicide rates in the country, the study found that between 2008 and 2013, when homicide rates tripled in Mexico and there was "a positive correlation and significant between the proportion of Ninis and the homicide rate. There is also a positive and significant correlation between the Ninis and the homicide rates in the states bordering the United States, a region that is very affected by both organized crime and the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009. "

                            The profile of the Mexican and Latin American nini is a male who is between 19 and 24 years of age, lives in the cities and did not finish the baccalaureate, ie high school and dropped out. Normally the path that leads to this condition, especially among men, is the early school dropout to start work, followed by unemployment


                            • Court approves sale of marijuana seeds in pharmacies
                              Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Milenio

                              Decriminalization of marijuana
                              The Second Chamber granted amparo for 3 people in order to obtain the seeds to cultivate and consume their own marijuana for recreational purposes; it is a "wake-up call" for Congress to legislate on the issue.

                              by Rubén Mosso

                              The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation opened the door for three citizens to legally acquire, for only one occasion, before the Cofepris [Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk], marijuana seeds in drugstores or in an establishment destined for the production of authorized medicines with derivatives of cannabis.

                              Eduardo Medina Mora, president of the Second Chamber said that this ruling is a "wake-up call" for the Congress of the Union to legislate on the issue.

                              "The sentences we issue in this Supreme Court must have a practical effect and be obviously deferential to reality ... I believe that the issue of behaviors that are prohibited in the General Law of Health regarding marijuana, should not be addressed from an exclusive or basic personal liberties point of view, but from a perspective of public policy.
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                              • On the border of Laredo, Texas

                                Luxury transportation bus drives through Nuevo Laredo shootout on route to Monterrey

                                Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from Zocalo...thank you BB Fren


                                After a bus received gunfire, during a shootout that broke out Tuesday in Nuevo Laredo, a driver drove the unit with several passengers, from the conflict, to the safety of Monterrey.

                                Unit 5248 of the company Enlaces Terrestres Nacionales (ETN) arrived at midnight at the company's headquarters located in Churubusco and Miguel Aleman, safeguarding the passengers.

                                This morning the authorities of the General Prosecutor's Office and the Monterrey Police inspected the bus.

                                According to a police source, the events occurred on Monday afternoon at Reforma Avenue, in Colonia Concordia in Nuevo Laredo, where the bus passed through the site where a shootout was occurring.
                                The bus received at least six impacts, four on the front windshield and two on the sides.

                                After being shot at, passengers were seized by hysteria, who asked the driver not to stop driving.

                                "That bus arrived two hours late, it arrived at 12 o'clock at night, when, that's what the driver told us, they were shot when they left Nuevo Laredo," said an employee, who did not want to identify himself.

                                The same employee stressed that the authorities of the Attorney General of Nuevo Leon took reporting cognizance of the facts.