Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mexico is failing to provide social, enonomic and cultural guarantees to its people

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El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 3/18/08



In a column by Eduardo Leaman of Notimex, "Immigration an unfinished debate," he refers to Mexico as a third world country that although receiving 25 billion dollars a year in remittances, has a continuing exodus of its people at all levels because of the failure of the country to provide the social, economic and cultural guarantees of its constitution. He says the issue is not fences, the issue is our (Mexico's) social inequality and our indifference toward the marginal groups.



El Universal (Mexico City) Et al 3/18/08



Two violent crimes occurred in Cancun this morning. One, a gunfight left one hired killer dead and four wounded. One of the wounded was taken to the hospital by armed guards. The attorney General of the state of Quintana Roo said this morning hired guns in a vehicle parked in front of a house in the commercial center began firing into a building and one of the attackers was killed. The subject was dressed entirely in black and has not been identified.



In the other incident, apparently not related to the first, a group attempted to kidnap a person who, on resisting, ignited a gun battle through the streets of Cancun resulting in four wounded, one of whom may have been in the previous shootout.. He was transported to the hospital, but "rescued" by a group that forced their way in a short time later.

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El Financiero (Mexico City) 3/18/08



In Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, a group of heavily armed men invaded the home of the commander of a public security agency and, after beating him severely in front of his family, took him away with them. Mexican Army troops are assisting local police in the hunt for the man.

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Excelsior (Mexico City) 3/18/08



The body of a man executed by numerous large caliber gunshots to the face was located some four days later in a ditch in Zitacuaro, Michoacan. With this murder, the number of executions in the state Michoacan during the present year has already exceeded 50.

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Norte (Cd. Juarez, Chihiuahua) 3/18/08



String of 58 homicides

(Update on yesterday's report ) March 2008 has exceeded by 26 last year's murders. Yesterday, the number of isolated executions reached 9 in 12 hours at different places along the border.

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Diario de Yucatan (Merida, Yucatan) 3/18/08



A federal judge in the state of Jalisco formally sentenced to prison14 presumed members of a group of hired gunmen, known as the Zetas, of the Gulf drug cartel. Their assignment had been to observe and report the movement of army troops and vehicles throughout the area operated by the cartel.

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