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MEXICO CITY, An outflow of top young professionals to the United States

Mexico's young professionals going to USA
Mexico’s young professionals going to USA

MEXICO CITY, An outflow of top young professionals to the United States

Most of the 767 deaths recorded in 2011 were young people with secondary and higher education, while trying to cross the border.

The 2011 was one of the years with the largest number of Mexicans killed trying to cross the U.S. border, reaching the figure of 767 deaths, most of them young and educated women of secondary and higher education.

He noted in a report by the legal vice coordination, the PRI in the Chamber of Deputies and the Ministry of Immigrant Affairs of CNOP, which coordinates Edmundo Ramirez Martinez, where he adds that the lack of employment opportunities and violence in Mexico is bordering young professionals across the border without documents not get visas.

In this sense, the PRI federal deputy Arturo Zamora Jimenez stated that the zero generation of sources of jobs has more than 2.5 million Mexicans, most young professionals, is leading to increased migration of this sector in search opportunities in the United States.

“Now you lead the exodus of educated young people and higher education and also women with high education, who have not found in these 10 years of PAN government responses in labor and there are works in underemployment, street vendors or in the ranks of crime, “he said.

Also the legal deputy coordinator of the PRI in San Lazaro, who described 2011 as a “black year” for Mexican and Central American migrants, the increase of violence not only on the northern border, but almost everywhere in the country, which affects Central Americans also.

The report adds that the 767 killed in US-Mexico border, 85 percent were young men and women aged 15 to 29 years.

Ie 652 of the deaths by drowning, deshidratración, insolation, harassment and even some shot by the Border Patrol, are young people in these age ranges.

“Of the total deaths, 75 percent had some degree of preparation. 575 of the Mexicans who died had secondary school studies, senior high, even professional. “

Edmundo Ramirez Martinez, a specialist on immigration issues, said he also was the year 2011, more women died in the attempt to cross the border, with 62 percent of the total. That is 476 women killed in the US-Mexico border.

“Of the total 767 deaths, it is estimated that about 60 percent were deaths attributable to third parties, they can be by violence, theft, rape, abandoned in the desert by a smuggler, smugglers, among others. Even murders with organized crime involvement, “he adds.

“The United States-Mexico border has become the largest cemetery of migrants in the world, not just Mexicans, Central Americans, but now, with the graves that have continued to appear in various states of the country,” said the leader of the CNOP.

Arturo Zamora Jimenez, a member of the Commission of Government in San Lazaro, regretted that the federal government has in a process of dismantling the safety net for migrants in Mexico and consular network is used more for political and facing the 2012 election .

He said the federal Executive cut the 2012 budget allocated to the tasks of protecting the National Migration Institute (INM), ie the Beta Group, which is one of the only areas of this unit performing work of real protection for migrants.

Even in 2011 detected a decrease in security personnel at different points, it is the case of Nuevo Laredo, where Grupo Beta has about 150 miles to attend and in 2010 had over 50 items, in 2011, by the lack of agreements with the state and municipalities operated only 10 people.

By contrast, the high bureaucracy INM reported a budget increase in 2011 and in 2012, this despite the recent cases of corruption by state delegates, by abuse against Central American migrants.

Zamora Jiménez, Jalisco lawmaker, said the federal government’s inconsistency is that despite the new Immigration Act that the Executive itself proposed to Congress, not labeled or resources planned for 2012, so that the law will be ” dead letter. “

“As in many problems facing the country, President Felipe Calderón demands the adoption of laws, and when resources are not applied they are used as an election issue.”

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Posted by on 01/02/2012 in Crime!


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El Chabelo”, was arrested with ten other alleged gang members!

Mexican forces have captured an alleged high-ranking leader of the Zetas drug cartel gang after a shoot-out which had left at least nine people dead.

The suspected leader, known as “El Chabelo”, was arrested with ten other alleged gang members after several days of co-ordinated police and military operations.

El Chabelo is believed to have been in charge of several cities in the northern Nuevo Leon region.
In a separate development, the Mexican military has freed 61 men being held captive and forced to work for a drug gang in a violent northern border city.

The army said on Sunday that the men were found in a safe house in Piedras Negras on Saturday.

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Soldiers made the discovery during a security sweep in the area that also turned up an abandoned truck filled with 6 tons of marijuana.

A statement said one of the captive men is from Honduras, while the others are from various parts of Mexico.
Piedras Negras sits across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas, in the Mexican state of Coahuila, which has been the scene of ongoing battles between drug gangs.

Last week the army arrested a major figure from the Zetas drug cartel there.
The rescue mission comes a day after more violence hit Mexican prisons.
Twenty prisoners died and 12 others were injured on Saturday in a prison on the Mexican-US border town of Matamoros, after a dispute between two inmates turned into a melee that lasted almost three hours.

President criticises opposition

Meanwhile, Felipe Calderon, the Mexican president, said on Sunday that politicians in the main opposition party may consider deals with criminals, opening an inflammatory new front in the nation’s presidential election campaign.

Calderon’s blunt remarks about the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which is favored to win the July 1, 2012 election, are unusual in a country where the president is expected to stay largely aloof from party politics.

Centering on the policy that has dominated his presidency – an aggressive army-led crackdown on drug cartels – his comments risk polarizing opinion on how to restore stability to Mexico, where the drug war has killed 44,000 in five years.

Leading members of Calderon’s conservative National Action Party (PAN), other PRI opponents and political analysts have accused the once-dominant party of making secret deals with drug cartels in the past to keep the peace in Mexico.

In a weekend New York Times interview published a day after he said a state governed by the PRI had been left in the hands of a drug gang, Calderon was asked whether the opposition party might pursue a corrupt relationship with organized crime.

“There are many in the PRI who think the deals of the past would work now. I don’t see what deal could be done, but that is the mentality many of them have,” Calderon, whom the law prevents from seeking a second six-year term, said.

Analysts say Calderon is bitterly opposed to the PRI, which dominated Mexico for seven decades until the PAN won the presidency in 2000 under its candidate Vicente Fox.

The tide of drug war killings has eroded support for the PAN, and the PRI’s main hopeful, Enrique Pena Nieto, is said to have around twice the support of his nearest rival.

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Posted by on 12/22/2011 in Mexican Drug Cartels


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Mexico- European Union condemns escalating attacks and threats against activists


Activist attacked in Mexico

Activist attacked in Mexico



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He also expressed his confidence that the Mexican authorities bring to justice the perpetrators of such actions

The European Union (EU) today condemned the attacks in Mexico Mexican activists in recent weeks and hoped that the authorities bring to justice the perpetrators of the “increasing attacks and threats against defenders of human rights. “

In a statement, the delegation of the European bloc in Mexico condemned “tight” the shooting on Dec. 2 against activist Norma Andrade in the state of Chihuahua and the kidnapping of environmentalists Eva Marcial Bautista Alarcon, Guerrero on day 7 .

Also failed assassination on 7 December Chrysostom Trinity Cross, in the western state ofMichoacan, and Moreno Nepomuceno, Sonora (northern Mexico) in late November, the latter whose research was taken today by the prosecution general.

Cross Chrysostom and Moreno were part of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD), who was born last April after the murder of the son of poet Javier Sicilia, Juan Francisco, to demand an end to violence and a new strategy of security.

The EU delegation expressed his solidarity with the families of the victims and hoped that “the Mexican government will continue working to set up effective mechanism for protecting human rights defenders”, announced earlier this year by the President Felipe Calderon.

He reiterated his support for the efforts of Mexican authorities to strengthen respect for human rights and expressed “its readiness to cooperate with them in this way.”

The human rights violations in Mexico have increased due to the resurgence of violence from organized crime and the involvement of military forces in the fight against drug cartels.


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Posted by on 12/22/2011 in Crime Watch


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Marijuana is being planted in 20 US States and run by Mexican nationals!


Large marijuana crops being raised in 20 US States

Large marijuana crops being raised in 20 US States

U.S. officials say the Mexican drug cartels grow marijuana in 20 states and 67 national forests in the country, which protect people armed with homemade mines and up.

When appearing at a hearing held by the Senate Committee for International Narcotics Control, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske, said yesterday that Mexican cartels are “disproportionately represented” in U.S. marijuana crop, but has not established whether they direct and give instructions from Mexico.

“Criminal groups benefit from remote lands that allow traffickers to operate and grow crops on a large scale, marijuana limiting the possibility of being detected and without owning any land that can be confiscated,” said Kerlikowske.

The Director of Research Forest Service, David Ferrell, said that over the past five years, 80% of those arrested for their involvement with marijuana are Mexican nationals without proper documentation to reside legally in the United States.

According to Ferrell, between 2005 and 2010 three thousand 900 marijuana crops on land guarded by the federal government was eradicated, which represents a severe environmental impact, not only because deforestation and the reduction of the natural course of rivers, due to the large amount of water transported for irrigation, but also by the use of herbicides and pesticides.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said authorities recently found that La Familia Michoacana recently tried to obtain licenses to legally grow marijuana in California, with the excuse for medicinal purposes, but “with actual intent to traffic into neighboring states, “according to the legislator. Feinstein said this year there have been 12 homicides and 62 weapons seized in crops located in California. “We must do something to stop this. The situation in California is terrible,” Feinstein said. He added that laws on medical use of marijuana, in force in 16 states and the District of Columbia, complicate efforts by federal authorities to eradicate illegal marijuana.

 Regional También are called to a meeting in Washington, Rafael Fernandez de Castro, Mexican presidential adviser, said that the Merida Initiative, which assists in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking in Mexico must become a regional plan that includes Central America to succeed. As the strategy against the cartels give results in Mexico, crime migrates to Central America, said Fernandez de Castro in the Inter-American Dialogue analysis center. “We know this is obvious, and yet we continue to work bilaterally with the United States,” said Fernandez de Castro, who this year was foreign policy adviser of President Felipe Calderon, a position he held for three years.

 “We must develop a regional strategy to combat organized crime and drugs. It is the only means to deal with this problem,” he said, but admitted that the work is “very difficult . ” Separately, Mark Toner, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department, said the Merida Plan “continues to pay dividends to the interests of both nations,” when asked about the success of the program.

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Posted by on 12/08/2011 in Crime!


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PAN-Michoacan governor-elect denies links with drug cartels;

“I’ve never even said Fausto (Vallejo) is in collusion or a drug dealer, ever. I know Fausto and he is an honorable person,” says state leader

Morelia, Michoacan., The leader of the National Action Party (PAN) in Michoacan, Germain Tena Fernández, reiterated today that organized crime endorsed the Institutional Revolutionary Party(PRI) in the last elections in the state, “but we have never said that the PRI is collusion.”

PAN Michoacan Govenor elect!
PAN Michoacan Govenor elect!

In the traditional press conference Wednesday, said that criminal groups had supported the tricolor to inhibit PAN vote.

He denied that the PAN believes that the governor-elect, Fausto Vallejo, having links with drug trafficking and, instead, called the PRI as an honorable person.

He explained that what is trying to prove in court is that the involvement of organized crime was decisive in the election results and in this regard, said that the PAN will be subject to the authorities to determine.

“I’ve never even said Fausto (Vallejo) is collusion or drug dealer, ever. I know Fausto and is honorable for me, I think it could have said and argued that organized crime is helped,” he said.

Tena Fernández predicted that the challenge to the election for governor will not be in the Electoral Court of the State of Michoacan, so you’ll have to let off steam in the federal courts.

In this regard, he noted that if the blue and white wins the challenge, surely the PRI call on the federal government (TEPJF) and in case the PAN lost, also resort to a second instance


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Posted by on 12/08/2011 in Crime!


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Can Calderon defend his Honor? Mexico!



Evaluate how to defend their rights after activists asked the Court to investigate possible crimes against humanity

The President Felipe Calderón and his security officials assess how to defend their rights and reputation after Mexican activists asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the president for the commission of possible crimes against humanity during the war on drugs.

One day after the President announced that explored proceed legally against those accused of crimes against humanity, the president’s spokeswoman said the government assesses how the president can assert their rights before they consider slanderous accusations.

“If a person as the President told murderer (has) every right to defend itself and in any case make claims for whoever has made this accusation,” said Alejandra Sota, a spokesman for Calderon in a radio interview.

The spokeswoman said the president and his staff are entitled to defend his “honor” and “reputation.”

Netzaí Sandoval’s attorney, on behalf of Mexican activists, on Friday filed a request to the ICC to investigate the president. He said the document has at least 470 cases of what they consider violations of international humanitarian law by bodies like the Army, including torture and extrajudicial executions.

Sandoval said the request is accompanied by 23 000 signatures of several activists, academics, journalists and security experts.

The lawsuit also names as possible perpetrators of crimes against humanity to members of drug trafficking and specifically mentions Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, considered the leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

A statement from the Presidency exploring warned on Sunday that legal action after the filing of the petition, which led to the attorney Sandoval to consider what the government did begin to understand is that a persecution against the signatories.

“Particularly is threatening us,” said Sandoval.

He noted that the signatories only exercise their freedom of speech by asking the ICC to investigate the president.




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Posted by on 11/29/2011 in Crime!


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Killed in search of his kidnapped son for walking in a Peace March; Hermosillo




HERMOSILLO, November 28 .- Nepomuceno Moreno Munoz when transiting through a central street in the capital of Sonora, was shot and killed, for walking in a “Peace March” with Javier Sicilia and never fulfilled the desire to find his son kidnapped by criminals.

He was riddled with at least five bullets at the intersection of Reforma and the colony Pesqueira Centenario, he was coming from west to east in a Chevrolet Silverado blue late model pick up, according to eyewitnesses. The armed attack was committed by a lone gunman in a PT Cruiser or HHR vehicle.

The victim had walked with Javier Sicilia in the “March for Peace” and, recently, he starred in the only manifestation during the visit of President Felipe Calderon to the entity.

His claim was the disappearance of his son and to locate him, Jorge Mario Moreno Leon, who was abducted by suspected criminals in Ciudad Obregon, Cajeme municipality, on July 1, 2011, along with three other young men later turned up dead.

“I’m here to listen and investigate the killings, disappearances, of my son, Jorge Moreno, and they already know, I’ve talked to the president,” on November 8, who showed up with a makeshift banner in hand, facing the place where the event took place presidency.

Nepomuceno said Calderón recently was able to meet in the Castle of Chapultepec during the “peace talks” with photograph in hand attesting the act.

“They already know, referring to the Federal Government, ‘but I want to speak with the governor to investigate here in Sonora, how is it, that if you hear me there and here in my state,” said one protester who was seen as Reform along the street, where today it killed him.

According to the official report of the Attorney General of the state, Muñoz Moreno, 56 years old, had about a year and a half ago been arrested for carrying and possessing firearms used exclusively by the army after he was involved with the armed attack suffered a house in Residencial Los Lagos, which occurred in November 2005.

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Posted by on 11/29/2011 in Crime!


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