Man arrested for raping a French tourist in San Quintín

Translated by Fulano from an article in

ENSENADA – The State Attorney General carried out an arrest warrant and filed charges against a man for rape and violent robbery against a French woman who was on vacation in the southern part of Ensenada, Baja California.

The investigation established that last November 13, Geovanny “N,” 30 years old forced the 28-year old woman to have sex when he threatened her with a knife and then stole her belongings.

In her complaint, the victim said she had been in colonia Lázaro Cárdenas, in San Quintín.

On November 13, at noon, she went to the bus station and bought a ticket to El Rosario. While she was waiting outside the bus station, she met the attacker, who asked her if she wanted to visit the area calle La Lobrera and he offered to take her there in his vehicle and to show her other beaches.

During the drive, the attacker supposedly consumed cristal meth, then suddenly changed direction to a beach called Valle Tranquilo.

It was there that he raped her and threatened her with a knife, took her handbag, where she had credit cards, money and a passport.

The victim walked to the highway where she was helped by a citizen, who took her to t he federal police station, and after that to the Public Minister is San Quintín.


Rosarito Beach hotel occupancy drops between 30% and 40%

Translated by Fulano from an article in Ecos de Rosarito

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The organized hotel sector expressed its concern over the prolonged fall in hotel occupancy, which has continued since the drop-off last August, when compared to the same period in 2016.

“Although we made an effort to invite tourists to come to Rosarito, they know the situation and know that to get to Rosarito, they have to enter via Tijuana. They need to combat the crime problem,” said the hotel operators.

The hopes for a recovery last weekend for Veterans Day in the USA, fell when there were drops of 40% in hotel room reservations.

In spite of it now being the low season, the figures for 2017 are way down from 2016, for the same period.

Analysts confirmed that it was not the work going on at the San Ysidro border crossing which caused the fall in tourism, but the serious crime problem which is shaking Baja California, mainly in Tijuana.

As has now been announced by the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professional, the real estate sector has also suffered the ravages of crime, with a drastic fall in tourist property sales along the Baja California coast.

The crime has reaches such alarming levels, that it has caused an American real estate developer from California to place his properties for sale to leave Rosarito for good, finding there are no safety guarantees for its customers nor its properties.

The situation has has unleashed a great worry in the tourist sector with the imminent threat of a new crisis.

“We continued with a decline since the last week in August, when the information on crime in Baja California was reported in Southern California, mainly about Tijuana.”


Crime and corruption in San Felipe

Meet Sunshine Rodríguez Peña, leader of the fishermen in San Felipe, Baja California.

In San Felipe, Sunshine shines. He is feared or revered. The street says he is not a fisherman, he is a real estate businessman, and that his leadership arose naturally. When he is asked about the totoaba, he points elsewhere.

“The Chinese come, they hire people. They come with people, and you know what? Some little guy says to buy him totoaba bladders, here is 100,000 dollars, buy all you can,” says Sunshine.

For the environmentalists, Sunshine is the leader, the leader of the mafia, the totoaba bladder mafia.

Sunshine knows that the authorities have him in their sights, but not as a leader, but as the visible face of totoaba bladder trafficking organization, which is presumable headed by this man, Oscar Parra. He is no fishermen, nor are his friends.

According to government intelligence sources consulted by Despierta, Oscar Parra Aispuro, alias “El Patrón,” “Tekle” or “Tekolin,” is the leader of the criminal organization which trafficks in the totoaba bladder in San Felipe, Baja California.

His brother, Gastón Eduardo Parra Aispuro, was arrested last October 12 in an operation with federal Gendarmes and the Navy. They seized money, bullets, drugs and 17 totoaba bladders.…ta-marina/

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Horse meat sold as beef in Mexico

Translated by Fulano from an article in

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Mexico City – Unimpaired by the lack of strict health controls, unscrupulous butchers and merchants in five Mexican states are supplying Mexican’s dinner tables with horse meat and saying it is beef.

This is one of the conclusions issued in a study sponsored by the non-governmental organization the International Humane Society, which identified cases of sales of horse meat as if it was beeg in butcher shops, markets, flea markets and street venders.

The investigation was headed up by María Salud Rubio and Juan Francisco Hernández, experts from the Veterinarian School at the UNAM, and is based upon the analysis of 433 samples of raw and cooked meat sold in tacos, gorditas, burritos and as breaded filets of beef.

The samples examined were collected from 157 businesses in Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Pachuca and San Vicente Chicoloapan.

According to the laboratory results, 10% of the samples examined tested positive as horse meat.

Ground meat is the food most likely to be disguised, with some 42% of the samples testing positive for horse meat.

The testing also detected the presence of clenbuterol, which is prohibited in food. Some 65% of the samples which turned out to be horse meat were contaminated with this chemical substance.

Mexico is the second largest producer of horse meat in the world, after China. The industry in Mexico has grown since the closing of horse slaughterhouses in the United States in 2007.

The European Union, a large consumer of horse meat, mainly in sausages, vetoed the importation of horse meat from Mexico in 2015 when it failed to comply with health requirements, safety and food safety standards.


Violence strikes Rosarito doctors, demand security

Translated by Fulano from an article in Ecos de Rosarito.

Just like all the other productive sectors of Rosarito society, doctors have not been safe from the havoc of crime.

For the president of the Rosarito Medical College, Héctor Veláquez Suárez, the crime is perhaps the main problem affecting the medical field.

“Clearly we are affected, because we spend time closed up in our medical offices, not knowing who will enter or what will happen to us. Some have restricted home visits. We no longer go out at night for medical consultations. We send everybody to the hospitals, because now we have to live with the rsik of being kidnapped, an extortion or a robbery.”

Two of our companions were crime victims in their own medical offices, where they were locked up in the bathroom, tied up and robbed. Fortunately, they were not hurt, but they were robbed of computers and personal objects. A doctor was kidnapped from a hospital, he was extorted into leaving and he was held captive for eight hours in a hotel until he was freed.

“Personally I have received extortion phone calls. The truth is we are very vulnerable, because our work is to serve the community, we are healthcare providers, but we need help from the authorities,” said the medical college leader in an interview during a dinner dance for Doctors’ Day, last Saturday October 21, 2017.

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La Grillito robbed in La Paz. They took her doll named Alberto

Translated by Fulano from an article in BCS

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La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). “La Grillito” (the Cricket), one of the most emblematic persons in La Paz, was a robbery victim, said members at a taxi stand if front of the Sears on calle 16 de Septiembre, in downtown La Paz.

According to the statements, a group of vagrants stole the true companion of María de Jesús Sánchez Velázquez, also called “La Grillito.” The doll represented to her her dead husband named Alberto.

However, the taxi drivers say this is just one more piece of her bad luck, as a little while ago her close nephew died. He was run over in Ciudad Constitución, and she went there to see him.

They say La Grillito had given her wheel chair to her nephew to help him recover, however he died from his injuries.

Finally, drivers at the taxi stand, have petitioned the population to see if anybody has another doll which looks like the one stolen to give her, as that doll was, “her only friend and for her it is a mannequin,” they say.

María de Jesús was born in Ixtlán del Río, Nayarit on May 7, 1934, and lived in Sinaloa for some years. She finally came to Baja California Sur with her mother to live with her sister.

“La Grillito” has had poor eyesight since birth. According to her, the doll Alberto is a representation of her husband, named Alberto, and who was very short of stature, measuring only 45 inches tall.


No Halloween joy for Tijuana adults

Translated by Fulano from an article in

TIJUANA, Baja California – Any adults who wear masks on Halloween which cover their faces will be subject to a fine or could be arrested for up to 36 hours.

The Chief of Police, Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezcua, said that in accordance with Tijuana Regulation Article 67, it is prohibited to use disguises who cause disturbances of the peace or threaten people’s safety.

“We ask that faces by uncovered, this is important for us because we do not want criminals taking advantage of the holiday to commit crimes and in some manner hide among all the people who enjoying themselves legally. We understand this could be a bother, but we ask for your cooperation,” he said.

The fines can run from 80 to 400 pesos if a person has his face covered and does not disturb the peace. But a person is wearing a mask and is disturbing the peace, the fine could reach 4,800 pesos (US$275).


Rosarito public official accused of robbery from the elderly

Translated by Fulano from a post in Primo Tapia al Día.

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Members of the Casa del Abuelo (Home for the Elderly) which belong to the the group Hilos de Plata (Silver Threads) meet every Tuesday. They complained that a worker for Rosarito’s Department of Family Services, named “Rosy,” took 700 pesos (US$40) that they had collected weekly.

They said that this “Rosy” took over charge of the property, and from that moment on problems started. Right now the elderly owe 500 pesos to a nearby store where they purchase food, but the social worker has taken the money.

Formal charges will be made if the Department of Family Services does not take action in this matter a force the official to put back the money which belongs to the elderly.

In another event, they said they witnessed how the Casa del Abuelo had collected donations for months for the earthquake victims in Mexico City, but personnel from Family Services have been taking the money for themselves a little bit at a time.


State of alert declared in Ensenada

Translated by Fulano from an article in AFN Tijuana.

ENSENADA, BC October 19, 2017 – Ensenada Municipal Police Headquarters and the Federal Attorney General reported that during the night and early morning of Thursday there were eight people reported dead and laying on the ground in different parts of Ensenada. All of them had obvious signs of physical violence and were naked.

The Coroner said the bodies were of six men and two women, and were tossed in residential areas, such as the Nueva Ensenada subdivision, another two in Maneadero, and the rest in the Villa Fontana subdivision, El Sauzal, La Esperanza and Vicente Guerrero, south of the city.

For this reason, Mayor Marco Novelo Osuna declared a state of alert and said these homicides are a red light, and it will be necessary for the Gendarmes to remain in the city and the state government must send more police officers.