Narcos, cartels, drugs are the words now in relationship with the evocation of Ciudad Juarez. Small tour of the latest news of the country, so that you are well informed.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Canada does not recommend travel to Ciudad Juarez
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out in his bulletin of advice to travellers that "despite the fact that foreigners have not been the main objective, the March 14, 2010, dos American citizens have been killed by gunfire."
The Canadian authorities recommend today to their nationals to cancel all non-essential travel to destination of Ciudad Juarez, given the growing violence attributed to the drug traffic in this region of Mexico.
This decision of the Canadian authorities to discourage travel to Ciudad Juarez comes two days after that the United States Department have enacted a similar recommendation to its nationals.
Canada is, after the United States, the second largest source of tourists to Mexico. According to the latest elements provided by the Mexican authorities, from January to septiembre 2009, 882,768 Canadian tourists have travelled to Mexico, exceeding 70,000 people the peak reached in the same period in 2008.
Ciudad Juarez - Chihuahua
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The federal government will invest approximately 600 million pesos for the benefit of 424,442 inhabitants of Ciudad Juarez, such as plan of the strategy to combat crime.
José Angel Cordova Villalobos, Secretary of Health, mantionne has also the possibility to invest between 800 and 1,100 million pesos to build a new hospital, yet he has reminded us that this was not provided for in the "Quote" initial.
According to him, 220 million pesos would go to people's relief and 315 other million for physical infrastructure, in more than 34 million pesos devolved to other actions.
Friday, March 12, 2010
The corruption of federal and local officials of the United States assigned to the border with Mexico is "a real threat" to national security, has admitted the government of the United States after door to knowledge the elements according to which several American agencies have been suspected and accused of crimes of trafficking in drugs, smuggling of people, money laundering, conspiracy and collusion with the Mexican cartels of organized crime.
In addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ensures that the Mexican cartels of narco maintain a concerted effort to infiltrate their members in the law enforcement agencies of the United States.
For the single year 2009, there are more than 100 arrests of officials and more than 130 police officers of state and federal involved in illicit activities to the border, according to the report prepared by Kevin L. Perkins, sub-director of the Division of criminal investigations of the FBI, released yesterday by the sub-committee on National Security and Government Affairs of the Senate of the United States.
The report notes that in the last few years, it was noted more than 400 cases of public servants involved in criminal acts on the border between the United States and Mexico, against which the FBI has therefore created the National Team of frontier work against Corruption, which collaborate several people of the various agencies of American security to deal with the phenomenon. It also revealed that "due to the interests at stake so important and to the magnitude of the problem if large, we have deployed some 700 agents in the fight against corruption in all the country", and this group 120 are more particularly assigned to work on the agents of the Mexican border.
Thomas Frost, deputy inspector general of the DHS stated that, for the only fiscal year 2009 have been carried out 839 charges against officers of the dependency, including 576 of the CBOP and 164 of the Office of Migration Services and Duanes (ICE) between other.
Kevin L. Perkins - who released the report of the FBI in the Senate - reported that some cases of public corruption detected have "implications in the national security".
Perkins has thus cited the example of an individual who has managed to make use as border inspector dedicated to drug trafficking. This last has allowed the passage of a ton of marijuana, for which he received a million dollars.
For the single year 2009, the CPB has saved 360 million pedestrian crossings of the border, arrested 556,000 undocumented immigrants , in addition to intercept 5.2 million pounds of illegal drugs.
Friday, March 12, 2010
The European Parliament has asked the Mexican Government to redouble its efforts to combat violence and impunity registered in the country, included increase the actions of the side of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and devote themselves with emphasis on human rights.
In a resolution adopted yesterday under the title "escalation of the violence in Mexico", the European chamber has asked that the security of women, particularly, in reference to the feminicides.
Narco-roman, in vogue!
There was the narcocorrido, songs to the glory of the narcos and some finance even their own authors and groups. There is also, and with a marked resurgence the narcoroman or literature of the narco.
Of course, for a population who wakes up each morning with the announcement of more bloody crimes each that the other, of kidnappings, growing insecurity, of growing corruption, the "narco" is between in the Mexican literature in many years ago. But if discreet once (nor a Octavio Paz, nor a Carlos Fuentes would have made their favorite topic of), the "narco" is today the subject which occupies the storefront of booksellers. Juan Villoro, in his essay "The alfombra roja", on the empire of narco-terrorism has thus obtained this year the price of the Journalism King in Spain. And to ensure that "The drug trafficking has won the battles of the culture and of the information in a society which has protected the subject in the denying".
The question that emerges from any ca in fact, it is: "the literature must it be reflection of the reality and if yes, does is converts it not in advocacy of violence and drug trafficking" ? The answers are crucial.