Sunday, March 02, 2008

Reinforcements being sent to Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Matamoros

Mexico – Reinforcements being sent to Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Matamoros
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DIARIO (Cd. Juarez) 2/29/08

Killers wearing ski masks fired more than sixty rounds from AK47 rifles to kill two more men at a gas station in Juarez at mid-afternoon. (note: not to be confused with the other two dead victims at a gas station in Palomas, Chih. reported yesterday)

LA CRONICA DE HOY (Mexico City) 2/29/08

1. In a conference at the Monterrey Technical Institute, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico's Secretary of Public Education, Josefina Vazquez Mota, called for the immigration phenomenon to be seen as an agenda of opportunity, respect and construction and not from the point of view of threats, fences, distance and impropriety.
She emphasized that migration has a very clear future and that it will grow ever larger and more important not only for economic reasons but because this is the world's new reality.
She insisted that it necessary to turn around not only the anti-immigrant but the anti-Mexican sentiment which exists in the country to the north mainly because, unlike communities from other countries, Mexicans do not integrate completely into American society.
Further, that the United States cannot envision its prosperity without the Mexican community and Mexico cannot consider migration without looking at its own responsibilities and answering to millions of Mexicans so that when they leave they do so for reasons other than poverty.

2. Yesterday morning by the airport in Villahermosa, Tabasco, officials found the body of a man. His severed head was a few centimeters away and so was the machete that had been used to decapitate him.

EXCELSIOR and MILENIO (both Mexico City) 2/29/08

"SEDENA" (the Mex. Dep't. of Defense) announced that military reinforcements are being sent to Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Matamoros, all three in the state of Tamaulipas, to combat Gulf Cartel operations. 110 soldiers have just arrived in Matamoros and the following units are on their way by land and air from various parts of Mexico:
- 1st Artillery Reg't.
- 5th Mech. Cav. Reg't.
- 99th Inf. Bn
- A company of the 6th Bn., Spec. Forces
- 10th Bn., Spec. Forces
- 15 armored vehicles

OCHO COLUMNAS (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 2/29/08

La Soledad, Tamazula, (on the extreme west end of Durango and fairly close to Culiacan , Sinaloa) was the scene of the arrest of three men bearing arms and a comparatively small amount of weed. 17 firearms were seized (incl. 10 assault rifles), two fragmentation grenades, cammo uniforms, and caps bearing the Mexican federal investigation agency lettering ("AFI")


EL INFORMADOR (Culiacán, Sinaloa) 2/29/08

Two laws introduced in the Federal Chamber of Deputies have the objective of professionalizing police and establish procedures to follow in different situations. The Deputy introducing the bill said that the problem with Mexican police is that they have no law that specifies how to perform duties when confronted with various circumstances.

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