Seven homes in San Antonio Del Mar in risk of collapse due to sewage discharges

Translated by Fulano from an article in

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TIJUANA, Baja California – At least seven homes are at risk of collapse in the San Antonio Del Mar subdivision due to sewage discharges at the location, which have affected half of a street.

One of the residents of the zone, José Luis Rivas, said that in spite of the fact residents have been asking for help for years, they have yet to receive any response from authorities.

“It’s not a fear of something serious happening, it’s here now and we have not been slow in reporting this, it’s been years,” he said.

Beside his No. 398, on calle Isla, there was a channel built to direct the rainwater, but now there is sewage flowing in the channel.

At first, he said, the State Public Services Commission of Tijuana responded by installing a pipe so that the sewage flowed directly into the ocean, but four years ago the sewage volume increased.

Because the flows run 24 hours per day, the channel infrastructure has been damaged starting in May, 2017.


Cancun seeks to stop police from extorting tourists

Translated by Fulano from an article in

CANCÚN, Faced with the constant extortion by transit police of tourists who visit the Mexican Caribbean, members of the tourist sector held a meeting with members of the tourist police to improve treatment and end the abuses and corruption.

“We have many complaints that the police are extorting the tourists who rent automobiles and other complaints that if a tourist is walking because he is a little drunk coming out of a discotheque, they approach him and take money. We came to some interesting agreements, among others, we are going to place decals on the patrol cars in the tourist zone which say it is not allowed to give money to the police officers and doing so is a crime,” said Sergio González Rubiera, president of the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies.

In this way, he said, it could considerably lower the number of extortions, which reach 2,000 or 3,000 pesos per each case, or the demand US$100 dollars on average and when the tourists do not have the money on them, the accompany them to ATMs to take out the money.

This compliant, he said, has been generally made by the consulates from several countries, which has created some worry among the representatives of the tourist sector, and it appears the tourist police have the will to participate so that this does not occur.


Todos Santos pastor accused or raping minors

Translated by Fulano from an article in BCS Noticias.

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS ). This Wednesday, January 31, 2018, around 5 victims, all minors, appeared before the State Attorney General’s Office in La Paz, 3 years after first filing complaints for sexual abuse against an alleged Christian pastor, because there has been no progress on the case.

The president of the association “70 Million Friends of the Family, Javier Pantoja González, was in charge of accompanying the victims to the PGJE facilities in order to demand that the case not remain unpunished.

Pantoja said that the crimes occurred about 3 years ago, in a Todos Santos home managed by Joel “N”, who was accused of having raped three minors.

It is worth mentioning that one of the cases was reported on December 6, 2014, and a doctor was able to confirm the rape of a child under 11 years of age. In 2016, there were also reports filed of the sexual abuse of four children in the same home.

Meanwhile, he said that among the existing evidence there is a collective complaint, made up of eight residents of Todos Santos, where they accused Joel “N” as responsible for sexual abuse in the home.

The children who attended gave their testimony, and said that they received threats from the Christian pastor to prevent them from continuing with their complaints against him.

“This man raped me, I was 10 years old,” said one of them, while another minor said she was abused at the age of 13. “They sedated me when they gave me tea, I did not know what it was, and before falling asleep I felt a penetration, which was when I realized that I had been raped […] I did not want to do it or say it because I was afraid of what was going to happen,” she said.


Los Cabos firemen say 911 is calling private ambulances when it involves tourists

Translated by Fulano from an article in Tribuna de Los Cabos.

Cabo San Lucas – The fire department commander in Cabo San Lucas, Juan Antonio Carbajal, complained that central command continues to send private ambulances, instead of the public emergency squads, saying that public emergency personnel: “don’t speak English,” when an emergency call involves foreign tourists.

The leader of the firemen in Cabo San Lucas said that medical emergencies have increased considerably, which shows the large number of calls they answer, as well as Red Cross paramedics. However, he admitted there are several private businesses with ambulances participating, and in one way or another they are being called to respond to emergencies.

In that sense, Carbajal made it clear the Fire Department is not against the existence and services provided by private ambulances. The only thing he wants is that they comply with the law.

In that case, municipal civil protection regulation say that first responders to emergencies should be the Red Cross or fire department. Private companies may help when the Red Cross and Fire Department are overwhelmed in responding to emergencies.

However, he said this does not appear to be happening. There continues to be a tendency that when there is an accident on a public highway, mainly the Transpeninsular Highway and downtown, with the probability a tourist was injured, several private ambulances immediately appear, and “curiously” the last ambulances to be dispatched are fire department and Red Cross. This happens even if the accident is very close to the stations.


Mexico failed in the Rule of Law

Translated by Fulano from an article in El

MEXICO CITY – Mexico as a criminal justice system which is worse than Iran and a lower level of access to justice than El Salvador, according to a report, “Rule of law index 2017-2018,” which measures eight points on the Rule of Law developing in 113 countries in the world.

The document was presented in Washington by the World Justice Project organization, which surveyed 1,000 citizens and experts in each country to evaluate several areas, and to thus determine the level of the Rule of Law. Among the elements are the restrictions on governmental power, the lack of corruption, an open government, fundamental rights, order and security, compliance with regulations and civil and criminal justice.

In this list of 113 countries, Mexico is places as one of the worst, at 92, while Iran is in 80th place and El Salvador at 79. The score for Mexico was 0.45, on a scale where the maximum is one, and represents a large compliance with the Rule of Law.

The list is lead by Denmark, Norway and Finland, in first, second and third place, respectively.


79.8% of the population of Tijuana feels unsafe

Translated by Fulano from an article in El,

TIJUANA – 80.2% of the population of Mexicali and 79.8% of the people of Tijuana believe their cities are unsafe, according to the National Survey on Urban Public Safety by INEGI.

The document says that in both cities the percentage of citizens who think living in their locale is unsafe surpasses the national average of 75.9%.

Only 11% of the people of Tijuana and 14.3% of the people of Mexicali think their city government is “very or somewhat effective” in resolving the principle problems. In that sense, both cities are below the national average of 24.7%.

Places were citizens feel the least safe are ATMs on the streets (82.3%), public transportation (72.9%), on the streets the usually use (68.25), parks or recreation centers (54.4%), markets (61.6%), among others


Surgeon exonerated after death of young foreigner

Translated by Fulano from an article in El,

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MEXICALI.- After being released from responsibility for the death of his patient, Eva Nicole Sarmonikas, surgeon Víctor Ramírez said he had been the object of a smear campaign and said that in Mexicali there are people who perform plastic and aesthetic surgeries illegally.

In a press conference he showed documentation about the case by which the justice authorities exonerated him.

He explained that Eva Nicole died of thromboembolism, a complication that arose during the surgery to which she was subjected and occurs when pulmonary blood vessels absorb body fat. He said that such a situation can occur in other types of surgeries, not just reconstructive ones.

He claimed to have years of training and credentials as a surgeon and claimed to have received death threats after reporting false surgeons operating in Mexicali.

He warned the public about a group of doctors who are accredited to perform surgeries through a master’s degree in Veracruz, in which they can be certified in just three or six months of online classes.

The surgeon accused Andrea Cisterna, sister of the deceased, of having defamed him for the purpose of making money.

He asserted that he will regain the trust of society


Military operation in Rosarito

Translated by Fulano from an article in Rosarito en la Noticia.

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Monday morning, January 8, 2018, there was a surprise operation carried out by the Mexican military, in coordination with the ministerial police of Playas de Rosarito.

After two robberies on the Scenic Highway, where the thieves placed rocks and damaged vehicles to get the driver to stop and get out to what happened. The criminals were hidden and jumped out of their hiding place in the emergency lane and with a machete in hand, they beat and robbed their victims.

In the second case, it was an Italian tourist who had just arrived in Mexico from the United States and had crossed over the Cross Border Xpress bridge, rented a car at the airport to come to Rosarito.

He was ambushed in the same way early last Sunday morning. Some people who had seen the publication in Rosarito en la Noticia were driving right behind the tourist’s car.

Knowing what was happening on the Scenic Highway, they saw the activity of the suspicious people. They stopped and the assailants started to flee, one hand a machete in hand, and they called 911.

By coincidence a municipal police patrol was nearby and arrived quickly and managed to arrest one suspect who was fleeing with a machete.

The municipal police showed the suspect to the victim and he was clearly identified as the person who had threatened the victim was the machete and demanded his belongings. The suspect said his name was Miguel “N,” and was turned over to the Public Minister. The suspect was wearing black pants, a black sweater and a black hat.

In the first hour of the military operation, they arrested two suspects. One had an order for re-arrest and the other had an outstanding arrest warrant. They also recovered a stolen vehicle. The soldiers placed roadblocks at different parts of the city and in areas which are considered hangouts for criminals, such as Plazas San Fernando and at the entrance to Rosarito, in front of the Pabellón.

They announced that the operations will be continuous in the city and Primo Tapia. For her part, Mayor Mirna Rincón welcomed these actions as there are insufficient municipal police in Rosarito.

That day there were at least 100 soldiers deployed in different colonia and troubled areas. It was announced that over the next few days there will be new operations in high crime areas of the city.


The police in the capitol of Guerrero have been disarmed by the Army

Translated by Fulano from an article in

MEXICO CITY, January 4, 2018 – State and federal police, supported by Mexican army soldiers disarmed the local police in the state capitol of Guerrero, after finding the bodies of two men who had been last seen in the custody of the police.

State and federal police have relieved the Chilpancingo police and started to review the personnel, weapons, vehicles and radios, according to a spokesman for state security in Guerrero, Roberto Álvarez.

The operation took place in the afternoon in Guerrero, a state punished with drug trafficking violence. The state police have assumed security duties in Chilpancingo.

The bodies were found in black plastic bags on Thursday afternoon, according to a press conference by state Attorney General Xavier Olea Peláez. The victims were identified as two me and they were last seen on December 31 under police custody. Municipal police are suspected in the murders.