Fulano makes guacamole

The ingredients: Avocados, Pico de Gallo, salt, lime

Guacamole 1

 

Toss all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. The citric acid in the lime prevents the guacamole from turning brown while being stored.

Guacamole 2

 

Use the meat tenderizer (or a large spoon or fork) to mash the ingredients together. Salt to taste. Et voilà!

Guacamole 3

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Deportees take refuge in Rosarito Beach

Translated by Fulano from an article in El Sol de Tijuana

Playas de Rosarito – The deportations from the United States to Mexico have caused migrants to search for some chance for a life in Rosarito, a “horizon of possibilities.”

Some live on the beaches, others in the streets or under bridges. Many of them are persecuted by the police, either for their appearance or because they do not have any official identification to prove their identity.

The authorities do little to attend to the problem because they believe there are only a few who come to this municipality. The churches have a contrary opinion, as they are the ones who address this problem.

“There is a demand from the deportees, many of them come to the parish, they live in Tijuana or Rosarito and walk the streets,” bemoaned Marcela Lara, a woman who is a part of the “Help the Immigrants” program in Rosarito.

The Missionary Church of the Blessed Sacrament of Guadalupe created this program to give a helping hand to those who were returned from the United States to Mexico, and have no documents.

“They all arrive destitute, hungry and with health problems,” said Marcela. For her, the help extends not only to food, like soup and bread, but also spiritual substance so their faith does not falter and their hopes to start a new life becomes a reality.

The lack of support by the authorities is evident, according to her comments, as almost every day they receive some person looking for help, penniless, but with the hope and desire to get help.

“Every week we help around five people, some in families, others alone, and there are both men and women,” said Marcela Lara.

This does not present a problem for the local government, they had earlier considered building an immigrant shelter, but according to information from Integral Family Development, there is little demand for it, for both them and the current municipal government headed by Javier Robles Aguirre, and the project will not be developed.

“We only have a very few cases and those who come are helped with some resources so they can return to their cities of origin,” said Jorge Crosthwaite, director of Integral Family Development in Rosarito.

Meanwhile, they remain in the streets or living outdoors.

For Alejandro, 60 years old, his life changed when immigration returned him to his native country. Tijuana gave him a welcome, and without giving more details, he told the reporter forEl Sol de Tijuana, he decided that Rosarito would be his home.

“I had everything: home, car, credit cards, but they’re all gone,” said the man. His voice broke off and although he tried to contain his sentiments, the tear that arose and ran down his cheek was noticeable. Now the beach is his home. The stars are his roof and if the cold grips him, he looks for another location “with some friends.”

“And to eat, where do you get food?” the reporter asks.

Shyly the man said: “Well, here in this parking lot I help signal people who are driving so they don’t collide, meanwhile when at the beach I give a helping hand for their cars, if I see they are very dirty I ask if I can wash them, and if the answer is no, then no. What I earn I use for my expenses.”

Interviewed in front of the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, near Popotla Blvd., the man lamented that because of his appearance he is persecuted by the police. “Here, they arrest us all the time, they arrest me all the time and as soon as I finish by 24 or 36-hours of detention I am out on the street again.”

The member of the “Help the Immigrants” program in Rosarito believes that some are cheated and robbed, “we see them listless and disillusioned.”

Some immigrants are waiting for death to come, while others don’t let die the hope of regaining what they once had: family, friends, a home and a life. Here in the soft sand of Rosarito’s beaches not only do tourists come for enjoyment, this place has also become a home for those who were repatriated from the United States.

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Deaf-mute woman kidnapped and murdered in San Miguel de Allende

Translated by Fulano from an article in Periódico Correo

Nancy Miriam Valenzuela

March 6, 2013

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato – A young girl of 29 years of age was murdered and found wrapped in a canvas tarp last Saturday afternoon, after being missing for almost two weeks. Nancy Miriam Valenzuela left her home last February 18 in the afternoon and did not return.

Since the day she disappeared, relatives of Nancy asked for help to find her through the social networks and with posters hung in the municipality.

Her body was found beside a dirt road the leads to the community of Montecillo de Nieto, near the route of the Indian chapels, at 1PM.

The body was wrapped in a canvas tarp and tied with grey tape. Through a slit one could see her forearm.

Neighbors in the area reported the finding to the police and Public Minister personnel could not identify here. It was not until the next day that her father said it was Nancy Miriam and a homicide investigation was initiated.

According to the results of the autopsy, the woman died from a bullet wound to the head and profound trauma to the chest.

Due to the seriousness of the case, the investigation was taken over by the SIE (Deputy Attorney for Special Investigations) for high impact crimes.

Sources close to the investigation confirmed to this paper that Nancy Miriam Valenzuela, who was a deaf-mute and played basketball, left her home the afternoon of February 18 to walk her dog in the downtown area of the municipality.

The case about Nancy sparked outrage among the people of San Miguel de Allende, who when they became aware of the murder, organized the “March Against Organized Crime,” that will be held next Thursday at 1PM, leaving from the Main Garden.

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Crime in Baja California Sur

According to the report of the State Attorney General, in 2012 20,886 crimes were committed in Baja California Sur, of which 9,140 were theft, 1,983 were damage, 1.393 were injuries, 803 fraud, 719 threats, 426 breaches of trust, 219 were evictions, 78 were extortions, 143 were rapes , 34 were cattle rustling, 22 statutory rapes, 35 manslaughter, 47 murder, and 5,844 various other crimes.

La Paz was the town where the most crimes were committed (10,622), followed by Los Cabos (7,262), Mulege (1,395), Comondú (1,212) and Loreto (395).

Baja California Sur had a population of 691,161 in 2012. With 82 homicides, this produces a homicide rate of 11.9 per 100,000 population. The homicide rate for the entire US is 4.7 per 100,000. No state in the United States has a homicide rate as high as 11.9. Let me state that again for effect: The homicide rate in Baja California Sur is higher than the homicide rate in the highest state in the US. By comparison, the state of California had a homicide rate of 4.8 in 2011, which means that Baja California Sur has a homicide rate which is 2-1/2 times higher.

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American assaulted and mutilated in Rosarito Beach

Translated by Fulano from an article in Rosarito En La Noticia.info

Rosarito – It all started early Monday morning, when three masked subjects stormed into the home of Charles White, 51 years old, located at Number 9, calle Milton Castellanos, in colonia Echeverría. The objective was to rob him, they finally cleaned out the house.

That same day, the victim was taken to the Red Cross hospital, where they had to amputate the little finger on his left hand.

The subjects caused multiple injuries all over his body, giving him a heavy beating and mutilating a piece of his finger at the fingernail. The doctors who attended to him had to amputate his little finger on his left had. Among the other injuries caused by the thieves from the beating were bruises on his face and one eye was swollen shut.

The deputy attorney general, Adolfo Santiago Azcárrega, said that the investigation is in process and did not provide more details to avoid hindering it.

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