“Pretty lady” assaults Rosarito police officers while resisting arrest

Translated by Fulano from an article in Ecos de Rosarito.

Citizens called her “Lady bonita” (Pretty Lady), the woman who attacked police while resisting arrest for driving under the effects of “toxic” substances. She drove a vehicle at full speed and ran stop signs on Benito Juarez Boulevard the afternoon of Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Witnesses said that the driver, Elida “N”, 30 years old and a resident of Playas de Tijuana, was about to run over people and crash into vehicles due to the imprudence of driving in a “deranged” state and without a license. She was in black Nissan, with California plates.

She was accompanied by a man who claimed to be her uncle, who confessed that she was “bipolar.”

The officers chased the girl for a long time and when they managed to stop her, she refused to be arrested and began to attack them physically and verbally, repeating at all times that they stopped her just for being pretty.

She even took off her handcuffs and tried to get back into her car, so officers had to use the correct arrest techniques and get her into the patrol car.

She also put up resistance to the medical exam which determined she was under the influence of “undefined” substances. The magistrate sent her to jail.

Due to her aggressiveness, during the ride in the police car, she hit her head in the patrol car and caused a slight injury, which was attended by paramedics from the Red Cross.


Military seizes over 3 tons of illegal lobster and sea turtle meat in Ensenada

Translated by Fulano from an article in Zeta Tijuana.

More than 3 tons of lobster and sea turtle meat were seized by soldiers from the 67th Infantry Battalion last Sunday, September 9, at a military roadblock, reported the Secretary of Defense in a press release.

The soldiers and authorities from the CONAPESCA searched a freezer truck at Ejido Ajusco, north of Santo Tómas. Most of the lobsters were undersize. They also found 450 pounds of sea turtle meat.


Grandmother watches her grandson lynched, she could only cry

Translated by Fulano from an article in Uniradio Informa.

Petra Elia García is Alberto Flores’ grandmother. 22-year old Alberto was burned alive along with his uncle Ricardo Flires at the town square in Acatlán, Puebla.

She told how she arrive at the town square just as her grandson and his uncle were burning in flames, after the police turned them over to the mob. She could do nothing. She only cried as the crowd threw gasoline on them and burned them alive, according to the Periódico Central.

In the tumultuous mob, she could only listen as the crown demanded they be burned. They also mocked them, stole their cell phones and wallets. The also burned their vehicle which several other family members relied upon.

Likewise, José Guadalupe Flores saw his brother and his uncle laying on the ground. Ricardo was still breathing, he was still alive. But there was nothing he could do. Moments before he had run through the streets for the City Hall, looking for the mayor, he urged the police to intervene, asked for telephone number to call some authorities. Nobody offered any help.

Alberto Flores was 43 years old, and his nephew Ricardo Flores was just 22. Ricardo was studying law in Xalapa, but was on vacation for a few days.

He has several jobs to earn money to continue supporting his wife and three daughters, and to continue studying. He worked in the countryside, selling Telcel accessories and in construction.

The two victims had been parked outside a school, and drinking. One of the neighbors called the police and said there were two suspicious men parked, and did not know them and was worried they were child stealers. That little information was enough. That lit the fuse, and a simple rumor took the lives of Ricardo and Alberto, burned to death in the town square without any intervention by the police.


Americans beaten and robbed in Rosarito

Translated by Fulano from an article in Frontera.info.

Three hooded men entered a home located on calle Via de las Olas, in downtown Rosarito, beat and tied up the occupants hands and feet and stole 160,000 pesos.

According to the police report, this happened a little after 3AM this Wednesday, when, according to the victims, who are Americans, they were inside a home when three hooded men arrived and started to beat them. They then tied them up hands and feet with grey tape.

The robbers took US$7,000 dollars and 32,700 pesos, also two cell phones and identifications.

The victims waited for the attackers to leave and then freed themselves and got into a SUV to find a police patrol for help. One of the victims received an injury to an eyebrow which required a suture.


“This country murdered my daughter and thousands more”

Translated by Fulano from an article in El Mexicano.

GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, August 6, 2018 – Orlando is the father of two teenage daughters: Katia and Zulema who, together with his wife, Maricarmen, were kidnapped in April 2015 by a group of armed civilians who identified themselves as members of the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG).

Katy, 17, was murdered in front of her mother and sister. The three women were tortured for a month and a half in a part of ​​Tlajomulco municipality, where two clandestine graves were located two years later.

Orlando, originally from Zamora, Michoacán, said his wife and daughters were mistakenly kidnapped because the vehicle in which they were traveling was the same model as the family of one of the leaders of the “Los Viagras” criminal group, an organization with which they are fighting over territory in Michoacán.

The chemical engineer and agricultural consultant the states of Michoacán and Jalisco said that his wife and daughters were kidnapped when they went from Zamora to Guadalajara to go to the high school where the two girls studied.

Orlando and Maricarmen decided to enroll their daughters in a school in the capital of Jalisco, due to the wave of violence that hit the state of Michoacán, their homeland.

Katia and Zulema had been together with their mother in Guadalajara for two years when they were intercepted by an armed group on an April afternoon as they were traveling to Tlajomulco. They were forced to board another vehicle.

According to Orlando, the armed civilians insisted from the onset when they were kidnapped, that they tell their kidnappers where Juan Carlos Sierra Santana, “La Sopa”, was hiding. He is one of the leaders of “Los Viagras”, who was murdered in 2017.

“Don’t be an idiot, you are La Sopa’s whore, this is his truck. Tell us where he is hiding, who he comes to Jailsco with and we’ll let you go,” recalled Orlando of some of the phrases that they shouted at his wife.

Maricarmen insisted they did not know what they were talking about and it was then that they took the three women to a camp belonging to the criminal group, where they were tortured.

Orlando said that after several days, after finding out they had no relationship with any of the rival cartel members, the members of the Jalisco cartel opted to ask for a ransom of 4.5 million pesos from their relatives.

It was a million and a half pesos for each, and Orlando said that amount was unattainable, even with the sale of his house in Zamora or a couple of properties where he thought one day of planting “berries” and bequeathing them to his daughters.

Unable to pay the ransom, Zulema and Maricarmen were forced to witness the murder of Katia, whose body was not found. 44 days after being kidnapped, they were released in the La Barca municipality, Jalisco, on the border with the municipality of Briseñas, Michoacán, but not before being warned by the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación that “this was going to happen to all the fucking Michoacanos.”

After being treated by a trusted docto, Maricarmen and her daughter Zulema left the country. Orlando stayed a while longer to sell his properties and to cope with a life with his family abroad.

“It does not hurt to leave Mexico because this is the country where we were born, but also murdered my daughter and thousands of other innocents,” said Orlando, husband and father of three of the many victims left by the war between the Jalisco and Michoacan cartels, worsening the violence in those states.


Beggars and street vendors damage Rosarito’s image

Translated by Fulano from an article in Ecos de Rosarito.

Street vendors continue to proliferate in downtown Rosarito and with them there is damage to the image of the Tourist Zone, a problem which has gone out of control this Summer.

There are not only locations which have taken over the sidewalks, now there are people carrying with them, from candies, pastries, crafts, personal items and fantasy jewelry, who do not hesitate to enter restaurants and small businesses to offer their products to the customer, including begging for money from diners and customers.

As with every Summer, many children are made by their parents or guardians to sell candies in the streets and commercial establishments, or simple to beg for money from every passerby who walks by them. However, now there are also young adults who chase after the tourists to offer some product or beg for money.

Among the business operators, they warn of beggars who have entered restaurant kitchens to demand food, as with last Sunday, July 29, at a well-known seafood restaurant in the Tourist Zone. Among the beggars have been some Americans.

Enrique Muñoz, head of the Rosarito Office of Inspection, Verification and Street Regulations, reported that during the last weekend of July they had guards in the Tourist Zone, who removed women who had come from the interior of Mexico to beg for money on the streets, along with their children.

He added that during the first weekend of August they will try to carry out operations in coordination with Municipal Child Protective Services, to detect children who are put in the streets to work or to beg money from passersby.


80% of foreclosed homes have been taken over by squatters

Translated by Fulano from an article in Frontera.info.

TIJUANA, Baja California, July 29, 2018 – The State Real Estate Council says that squatting in homes, mainly foreclosed homes, is a strong inhibitor of investments and it continues to exist in spite of fact it is a criminal offense under the Penal Code.

Gustavo Chacón Aubanel, president of the State Real Estate Council, reported that more than 80% of foreclosed homes have been taken over by squatters, which causes a serious affect on safety in different areas.

He said to get them out of the homes, these squatters extort investors, demanding money, which creates crime and reduces community development, which impacts investment in Baja California.


Businessmen are closing or plan to close their businesses in Rosarito due to kidnappings

Translated by Fulano from an article in Ecos de Rosarito.

Kidnappings and extortion have returned to Rosarito

While a young pharmacy businessman was kidnapped and freed after paying a ransom, the emblematic fruit and vegetable store La Serranita has closed its doors after the kidnapping of a young manager.

Regarding this last event, relatives said that criminals continued to threaten the victim after he was freed, sending him narco messages of threats, the motive by which they have decided to close the family business a week ago.

Regarding the kidnapping of the pharmacist, authorities have been keeping the issue a secret since the morning of Saturday, July 14, 2018, when the young man was kidnapped across from the Rosarito Beach Hotel in the tourist zone and in broad daylight.

At the beginning of this week, there was a story circulating that the young man had been freed alive, after the family paid a ransom which was thousands of dollars.

The stories say the young man was tortured for force the family to pay the ransom. They say he was freed with his nose broken and his ears very wounded from the torture methods used on him.

The stories also say the young man was held captive with other persons who had also been kidnapped and that one woman was executed at that location.

It is said the band of criminals doing the kidnappings have the appearance of ministerial police officers. It was said that days before the kidnapping, people who looked like ministerial police came to the pharmacy with a suspicious attitude and asked about some medication.

While businessmen and merchants live in fear of kidnappings, other have started to “pay extortion” to avoid being victims of criminal bands.

Owners of nightclubs said that charging extortion money has always been present in Rosarito, but now the conflicts and deaths are because of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which is violently trying to take all the territory.


Concern about the possibility of closing the Sea of Cortez

Translated by Fulano from an article in Colectivo Pericú.

There is an advanced intention for the complete closure of the Sea of Cortez in its international and territorial waters, such that no industrial extractive activity is carried out, which has already generated a concern from the National Chamber of the Fishing Industry.

This initiative is driven by the environmental organization Coalition to Defend Mexico’s Seas (CODEMAR), which stresses the need to consider as a refuge the enitre Gulf of California and Pacific coasts of the Baja peninsula.

The president of the National Chamber of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CANAIPESCA), Humberto Becerra Batista, has been declared as against the closure of the Gulf of California to make it a protected natural area, because 1.2 million people depend on and are involved with the production of 60 percent of the seafood produced in Mexico.

He said that there is already an established industry around fishing in the Gulf of California, such as shipyards, freezing chambers, fishing fleets, etc.

Humberto Becerra Batista says that behind this proposal to close the Gulf of California is a “radical” Non-Governmental Organization that works for a group of mining, tourist and landowners in Baja California.