12 bodies found in Lake Chapala

Translated by Fulano from an article in El Mexicano.

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GUADALAJARA – In the last 24 hours, four more bodies have been found at the mouth of the Lerma River in Lake Chapala, on the border between Jalisco and Michoacán, and that makes 12 bodies found since last Monday at the location.

The Jalisco Attorney General reported that one of the bodies is a woman and three other were dismembered. All have appeared floating at the riverbank in the Maltaraña district, in the Jamay municipality.

As of the moment, none of the bodies have been identified, said the agency, which has started an operation to find more bodies in the area.

The state Attorney General, Eduardo Almaguer Ramírez, said that as of the moment there have been no complaints of missing or kidnapped persons in the area.


Baja California leads the country in pulmonary tuberculosis

Translated by Fulano from an article in Uniradio Informa.

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TIJUANA – In spite of the fact that Tijuana has 40 locations which offer free treatment for tuberculosis, the city and Baja California leads the country with more than 750 cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, which is highly contagious. Poverty, drug addictions, the secondary affects of treatment and the spreading of resistant bacteria are some of the obstacles that cause these results, said pulmonologist Rafael Laniado Laborin, chief of the Tuberculosis Clinic at the Tijuana General Hospital.


55% of the dogs in Baja California Sur are street dogs and can spread Rickettsia

Translated by Fulano from an article in BCS Noticias.

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La Paz, Baja California Sur – The investigator for the “Animal Science and Habitat Control” of the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Professor Armando Romero Yerena, estimates that according to the census carried out by department students, around 55% of the dogs are street dogs.

In that sense, he said the other 45% are domestic dogs, and the students are carrying out two sterilization campaigns each semester to reduce the problem.

The expert said in light of the number of street dogs, there is more risk that this sector of the dog population will develop and distribute rickettsiosis or rickettsia (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever), which is a disease which which affects humans due to the presence of the brown tick, which mainly is carried by street dogs.

He said the symptoms of the disease are very similar to dengue fever, or like the flu, as the patient presents a headache, fever and pain in the joints and muscles. If not promptly treated it could result in death.


More than 10 fights per hour during rush hours at the border to cross into the USA

Translated by Fulano from an article in Uniradio Informa.

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TIJUANA – Auxiliary police attend to 10 fights every hour during rush hours to cross into the United States at San Ysidro, reported the head of the municipal police, José Luis López Medina.

“We have reports of fights, mostly during the rush hours, which are more than 10 per hour and we have to respond to them, we have citizens who even charge their cars at the police,” he said.

López Medina said that due to the fighting between citizens who cross into the US, it is necessary to deploy police, and other parts of the city remain unprotected.

“The squabbles are a distraction, and the people are waiting two or three hours, and everybody wants to cut in,” he said.

He said there are 25 police officers who patrol the area of the border crossing, “the Auxiliary Police who are in charge of the border crossing are going to be divided as they also have to cover security for the PedWest pedestrian crossing.”

In conclusion, he said the before fights between drivers and motorcyclists were common, as they motorcycles could easily cut in front of the waiting line “but now another route was opened for the motorcycles.”


Mexico’s Human Rights Commission reprimands the federal Attorney General

Translated by Fulano from an article in Jornada BC.

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Mexico City, September 11, 2016 – The National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) issued a recommendation to the Attorney General of the Republic, Arely Gómez, about a vehicle inspection operation without legal substance by federal ministerial police, which victimized a woman from whom they stole 150,000 pesos (US$8,000) on the Minatitlán-Villhermoda highway in Veracruz.

In its recommendation 39/2016, the national organization charged that the victim had her human rights and access to legal security violated, and this was attributed to the federal ministerial police.

The events happened the night of May 20, 2015, when six federal ministerial police officers, among them a woman, carried out highway operation on the border of Minatitlán and Ixhuatlán, in the southeast of Veracruz, where they took some suitcases from the trunk of the victim car, and one of them had perfume box which contained the money.

In the action, which also stole her jewelry, the victim was intimidated and they took her cell phone to stop her talking to her husband, although they were later returned with the threat they would arrest her.

Around 9PM a federal police patrol arrived and, according to the victim, it was then that the woman police officer took the 150,000 pesos, gave some to her companions who were in the patrol, and threatened her to keep quiet and continue her trip to Villahermosa, Tabasco.

The victim stayed overnight in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and the next day went with her husband to report the crime to the federal public minister in that city. However, she noticed that the shield which the police who searched her was the same the same as the public minister, which caused her fear and when instead to the CNDH to make her complaint.

The CNDH concluded that three federal public ministers who were responsible for the investigation into this case failed to observe the obligation required by law, and violated the human rights of the victim and the administration of justice.

They also stressed that four federal ministerial police officers violated the right to legal certainty, by carrying out a vehicle search without a legal basis.


Donald Trump is now persona not grata in Baja California

Translated by Fulano from an article in Ensenada.net.

The full Congress of the state of Baja California unanimously approved a point of agreement presented by Deputy Juan Manuel Molina Garcia, by which it urges the governor and municipal mayors of Baja California to in no way provide facilities, accommodations, logistical support, nor any kind of honor nor privilege in the state to the person named Donald Trump. This is even in the unfortunate event he is elected president of the United States.


Merchants ask for police presence at PedWest at San Ysidro

Translated by Fulano from an article in AFN Tijuana.info.

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TIJUANA, BC September 10, 2016 – The president of the merchants association of Avenida Revolución, Julián Palombo Saucedo, asked the police to place officers around the new PedWest border crossing to the United States, as there have now been reported assaults on passersby.

In an interview, he said police officer are needed there permanently to inhibit crime at that location “there has been problems, especially in the night, where people have been affected by vandals, assaulted, and it is urgent a permanent police presence be there.”

On another matter, he said they are worried about the increased crime in the past months in the area, and if it continues could reduce tourists traffic, due to the murders which have occurred in the city, especially because United States news media magnify the situation so US residents will not come.

He said that the tourism sector on avenida Revolución and Historic Downtown, are peaceful areas and with municipal police vigilance, foot patrols, bicycle patrols and vehicles the tourists will be safe during their visit.

Palombo said that recently, they have met with federal, state and municipal authorities to specifically address this issue, and as a result of that arose the proposal that they will coordinate with merchants association to carry out strategies to find a way to inhibit crime, especially high impact crimes which are worrisome to the citizens.


Serious security failures at the San Felipe International Airport

Translated by Fulano from an article in Crisolvirtual.

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Being an international airport, the terminal area of this tourist destination is operating with a serious lack of security, as although the airport has immigration, customs and a refueling station for aircraft and other, it lacks the most important thing to protect airport users. For months now it has not had a fire engine and the fire station for the airport firemen is in terrible condition.

Based upon the commentary in the column Faro Politico in El Mexicano, where it said that the fire engine, which is a part of the Airport Rescue and Fire equipment, has been inoperable since last December, and in a mechanics shop on calle Mar de Creta. Photographs of another pumper truck were sent. It remains at the airport, but is is just bird perch, as it is not working and has been placed far from the terminal area to give the impression that the airport has equipment to address any emergency.

People who work at the airport, who have asked to remain anonymous, told CRISOL that not only do they lack a fire engine, but the fire station is in deplorable conditions, including electrical wiring which is unsafe, with wires outside of the conduits in the buildings electrical grid. This is yet another serious fault in civil protection protocols.

The buildings restrooms for the firemen are in terrible conditions, which shows the lack of attention on the part of the airport administration and the failure to maintain the installations in a safe condition by the airport commander.

This is not a small matter, as if there is some contingency with an aircraft, the nine kilometers between the airport and downtown San Felipe, will impede the quick response of the firemen at the downtown fire station, as they will be precious minutes to address a fire or any other kind of emergency.

The lack of fire fighting equipment alone is enough to cease operations at the San Felipe airport, but in an inexplicable complicity with those responsible for providing services to which airport users have a right, as they are charged for those services not provided, the authorities at the Ministry of Communication and Transport do not act.

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