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FridayJuly 2, 2010

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Brasil Pierde Contra Holanda en las Semifinales

La selección de fútbol de Brasil fue descalificada por Holanda, 0-1, en el Estadio Nelson Mandela de Puerto Elizabeth. La selección de Holanda volcó el marcador inicial, Brasil anotó un gol en el minuto 10.

Sin embargo, en el minuto 53 Felipe Melo igualó el marcador, y en el minuto 68 Wesley Sneijer metió una cabezada a la salida de un tiro de esquina.

Holanda espera ver los resultados del partido entre Uruguay y Ghana para saber con quien jugara por el pase al Final de la Copa del Mundo 2010 el próximo 6 de julio en la ciudad del Cabo.

Read more at International Business Times →

Boycott Intolerance

Congressman José E. Serrano introduced H.Res. 1370, a resolution created as a direct result of Arizona’s SB 1070, the resolution urges Major League Baseball to move the 2011 All-Star Game from Arizona to another state for as long as Arizona’s anti-immigrant law remains in effect.

Serrano requested that Bud Selig, MLB Commissioner, via-letter take these measures in order to take the interests of players of Latino descent into consideration. Latinos make up more than 27% of all the players in the majors and more than 40% of professional players.

Congressman’s letters to the MLB commissioner have gone unanswered as of yet.

Read more at National Council of La Raza →

Mueren 21 Presuntos Narcotraficantes en la Frontera de México y EE.UU.

En un enfrentamiento entre dos grupos rivales de narcotraficantes resulto en 21 muertos este jueves en la zona rural del estado mexicano de Sonora. La Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de Sonora reporto sobre los protagonistas por medio de un comunicado, “dos grupos de presuntos traficantes de drogas e indocumentados,” señalando en el comunicado que la Policía capturó a nueva personas, seis de ellas con heridas de bala.

La autoridades aún no saben la causa del enfrentamiento, los detenidos no han declarado todavía. La Policía y el Ejército fueron movilizadas para la ciudad donde ocurrió el incidente. El vocero de la procuraduría señalo que, “En esa parte es muy fuerte la actividad del tráfico de drogas e indocumentados.”

Read more at Yahoo en Español! →

SB 1070 Training Materials Released

AZ Police are to be trained to consider a person, who speaks poor English, traveling in an overcrowded car or simply looking nervous when deciding if they are dealing with an illegal immigrant. They may also consider if someone is hanging out in an area where illegals are known to seek out employment or wearing several layers of close on a hot day. The training video comes with a strict warning though that race or ethnicity may not be considered, emphasizing that the “entire country is watching.”
The law however only applies to traffic stops, and people detained or arrested. Police in Arizona are not required to look into the immigration status of victims, witnesses or if a person simply flags them down. Anyone who shows a valid Arizona state license is presumed to be legal.
Arizona is home to nearly 2 million Hispanics who are either US citizens or legal residents. (Approx. 30% of the population) The estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona are almost all Hispanic.
If the officer suspects they may be dealing with an illegal immigrant, they are instructed to call Border Patrol, a federal immigration authority. If the feds refuse to pick up the immigrants, the police are instructed to take them to jail or a federal detention center. Each police department will determine how they wish to train their officers. There is no legal requirement that training be completed before the bill takes affect on July 29.
Stephen Montoya, a lawyer representing police officers suing to block the law, said the video is “a good introduction” but isn’t sufficient to train officers on immigration law.
“I thought it would be more detailed. I thought it would be more thorough. I thought it would be more expansive,” he said.

See Training Manuels here

Read more at The Boston Globe →

Suspect in Mexico’s U.S. Consulate Shooting CAPTURED

The Mexican government announced another key arrest made in their war on narcotrafficers and drug-gangs today, with the arrest of Jesus Ernesto Chavez Castillo, also known as “Camel”.  In March, Castillo was suspected of orchestrating the ambush deaths of 3 U.S. consulate personnel in Cuidad Juarez.  In addition, Castillo, as a leader of the Azteca drug gang, was accused of killing 13 teens at a party in June.

The teens were attending a party in Cuidad Juarez, when they were mistaken as gang members of the Aristas Asesinos, a rival drug gang.  Since that shooting, the Aristas and Azteca gangs have engaged in bloody retribution shootings throughout the country.

Read more at CNN World →

The Mexican Government Offers Increased Security for Political Candidates

The Mexican government is offering to provide candidates with bulletproof vehicles and bodyguards due to recent assassination of politicians running for office. This decision was made after Rodolfo Torre, front-running candidate for governor of a Mexican border state was assassinated on Monday.

Assistant Interior Secretary, Roberto Gil, says increased security has been given to politicians who asked for it, after government review however.

Gil reported on Thursday that few requests have been received. Voters are on the cusp of electing governors for 12 of 31 of Mexico’s states this upcoming Sunday.

Read more at MSN →

Un Encuesta Revela que los Mexicanos son unos de los Más Pesimistas en Latinoamérica

Una encuesta reciente de Latinobarómetro revelo que los Mexicanos no creen que el país,ni el mundo vayan en la dirección correcta. Apenas el 32% de la población considera que México está en el rumbo correcto. Si se trata del mundo solo el 34% cree que el mundo va en la dirección correcta.

Los hondureños, que sufrieron un golpe de Estado, los nicaraguenses y los argentinos tienen una visión más negativa sobre sus respectivos países a comparación con México.

La encuesta aplica a 20 mil personas entre el 21 septiembre y el 26 de octubre de 2009. Hoy día Latinoamérica es más optimista que en 2003. Mientras que solo 30% consideraba en ese año que su país iba en la dirección correcta, en 2009, 45% tuvo esa opinión. En 2009, 41% piensa que el mundo esta en buen camino comparado con un 27% en 2003.

Read more at El Universal →

Líder Indígena es Emboscado en Oaxaca México y Muere a Tiros

El dirigente indígena de la Unidad de Bienestar Social de la Región Triqui (Ubisort), Severiano Flores Ramírez, fue asesinado en una emboscada en rumbo a la ciudad de Oaxaca. Flores recibio balazos en las piernas y uno en la cabeza, iba acompañado por su esposa, Hermelinda Verónica Alavez Mendoza, quien recibio heridas en la pierna.

El lugar donde el líder indígena fue emboscado es una zona donde el poder local es disputado por la Ubisort y el Movimiento Unificador de Lucha Triqui Independiente.

Read more at MSN Latino →

Murdered candidates Rodolfo Torre Cantu’s brother will stand as candidate for Governor in Election

Just days before people go to the polls, slain candidate Torre’s older brother will stand as the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate for Governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

“I am inspired by the memory of my brother. I ask you to go out and vote,” he said.

Slain candidate Rodolfo Torre was expected to win in Sunday’s election in the violence-ridden state of Tamaulipas. Located in northeastern Mexico, Tamaulipas is the scene of two rival drug gangs fighting over the lucrative drug smuggling routes into the US.
Officials are looking to Sunday’s election as a test for the PRI, which had run Mexico for some seventy years until it lost the presidency in 2000.

Read more at BBC News →

Pleas Continue for Cuba to Release 53 Prisoners of Conscience

Pleas continue for Cuba to release 53 prisoners of Conscience

Amnesty International report describes that Cuba has created a “climate of fear” in order to stifle political activists and journalists o the island. “The laws are so vague that almost any act of dissent can be deemed criminal in some way, making it very difficult for activists to speak out against the government,” Kerrie Howard, the group’s deputy Americas director, said in a statement.

Intense focus was directed at Cuba earlier this year when jailed Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo died after a lengthy hunger strike. Zapata’s death increased criticism of the country’s human rights record from Europe and Washington, prompting a statement of regret by President Raul Castro.

Jailed activist Darsi Ferrer was released last week and generally recognized as a result of the growing influence by Cuba’s Roman Catholic Church. Cuba’s Roman Catholic Cardinal Jamie Ortega has worked tirelessly for the release of some of the islands jailed dissidents.

Read more at Merco Press →

Jailed Colombian Warlord Sued in U.S. Courts for Human Right Crimes Committed in Columbia

Former Colombian militia leader, Carlos Mario Jimenez, is being sued by the family of individuals he killed in his native Colombia on the basis of a 200-year old U.S. law that recognizes human rights abuses regardless of where they occurred.  Jimenez, a former leader of a violent paramilitary group in Colombia, has been in this country since he was extradited on drug charges in 2008.  He is jailed in a Miami prison.

Jimenez was a leader of the “Bloque Central Bolivar” (BCB), that funded its militia activities through drug trafficking.  The Colombian government handed over many of these militia to the U.S. where they faced less serious charges of drug trafficking.

Many Colombian’s feared Jimenez would never be tried in their country for multiple violations of human rights that included torture, murder and crimes against humanity.  The families of murder victims Alma Jaramillo and Eduardo Estrada are testing the legal waters in U.S. courts to see if they can find justice.  This is the first time in U.S. history that a former Colombian paramilitary leader is sued in U.S. federal courts. 

Read more at Colombia Reports →

Another Bloody Day in Mexican Drug-Gang Related Shootings

It was a bloody day throughout Mexico as the government prepares for elections throughout the country. An Assistant Attorney General for the state of Chihuahua was gunned down along with one of her two bodyguards. Sandra Salas Garcia was assigned to the Attorney General’s office to deal with drug-related crime in the area. The death is being viewed as another message by the cartels that they do not want their authority undermined.

In Cuidad Juarez, the leading mayorial candidate from the PRI was left a decapitated head outside his house to serve as a warning from the drug cartels.

In Sonora, a deadly shoot out between rival gangs occurred 12 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border leaving 21 dead. At least 23,300 people mostly drug-gang affiliated have been killed since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on narco-trafficker.

Read more at English Al Jazeera →



FridayJuly 2, 2010