Cartel Violence: 4 Journalists Missing In Durango, Mexcio – Human Rights Commission Issues Call To Mexican Government

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission called on the government Tuesday to find four Mexican journalists reported missing in or near the violence-wracked northern state of Durango. The journalists include two cameramen from the Televisa network, a reporter for Multimedios television and a reporter for the newspaper El Vespertino.

“The lack of investigation into attacks on journalists has made them more vulnerable in doing their work,” the government’s rights commission said in a statement.

The four disappeared Monday in the Laguna region, which includes Durango and areas of the neighboring state of Coahuila.

The commission said three of them were “picked up” — a tactic frequently used by drug gangs in which victims are forced into waiting vehicles — around noon Monday, and the fourth was snatched that night.

The area has been wracked by drug gang violence. Prosecutors say officials at a prison in Gomez Palacio — the Durango city

Troops stand on roof of Gomez Palacio Prison

where some of the journalists are based — allowed drug cartel gunmen to leave the penitentiary temporarily and provided them guns and vehicles to carry out executions.

At least seven journalists have been killed in Mexico so far in 2010. Many more Mexican reporters have received threats from drug gangs.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-07-27-Mexico_N.htm?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomWorld-TopStories+(News+-+World+-+Top+Stories)

The Immigration Debate: Modern Slavery – 27 Million Enslaved World Wide In 2010

Rape Tree: Cartel Coyote Trail – After raping the woman Coyotes tie their undergarments in a tree

Millions ‘live in modern slavery’

Some 12.3 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a major report. [McAuley’s World: I believe this number is inaccurate. As several of the vidoes in this post indicate, it is estimated that there are 27 million people “enslaved worldwide”]

The International Labour Organization says 2.4 million of them are victims of trafficking, and their labour generates profits of over $30bn.

The ILO says that while the figures may be lower than recent estimates, they reflect reported cases which may rise as societies face the problem.

The report calls for a global alliance to improve laws and raise awareness of what it calls a “hidden” issue.

Global problem

The report, entitled A Global Alliance Against Forced Labour, is the ILO’s second major investigation into slavery this century.

The organisation says forced labour is a global problem, in all regions and types of economy.

The largest numbers are in poor Asian countries and Latin America, but there are more than 350,000 cases in the industrialised world.

Four-fifths of forced labour is exacted by private agents and most victims are women and children, the ILO says.

The report has uncovered a significant amount of the kinds of forced labour which have been known about for a long time.

An example is bonded labour – where children are forced to do the same jobs as their parents, without hope of release.

Modern slavery is growing in some conflict zones, with the seizure of children as soldiers or sex slaves.

But the report sees the biggest deterioration in the newly globalised economy, in sectors such as the sex industry, agriculture, construction and domestic service.

Clothes Discarded Along Coyote Trail

Local knowledge

The ILO calls for better laws and stronger law enforcement to break “a pattern of impunity” in “privately-imposed forced labor”.

The report also urges societies to address the roots of the problem by working with local communities in the poorest countries.

The ILO suggests that wealthier countries could tackle the issue by looking at their labor and migration policies.

BBC developing world correspondent David Loyn says there are some positive signs of change.

Increased concern about organized crime has led to a new international protocol against people-trafficking.

Last year, trade unionists from a range of countries met in Cameroon to discuss issues including slavery and abduction, forced domestic labor and the sex trade.

The problem could be resolved in these smaller-scale non-governmental meetings, our correspondent says, because local individuals with business knowledge are more likely to uncover the practice than formal investigators.

But, he adds, it will take a lot to change the culture of forced labor, as it operates best in informal areas outside the view of the normal economy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4534393.stm

McAuley’s World Comments

 The video above presents statistics that supports the claim that are an estimated 27 million “slaves” world wide, over twice the number claimed in the title of this article.  UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, reports that 1.2 million children are “trafficked” evey year. One child is trafficked every 30 seconds, two for every minute, of every minute, of every hour,of every day, 365 days a year. 1.2 million. 

I don’t agree with many of the comments above. You can “search” my blog for a number of articles, from a number of sources that refute some of the basic claims offered in the article.

Today, in 2010, most slavery is organized and does not involve “children being forced to work in the same job as their parents”, unless of course their parents have been abducted and sold into sexual slavery or a mother and daughter have been duped into coming to the United States to work as “hostesses” only to be forced into brothels.

 It maybe that some young men have followed their father’s footsteps into  “The Cartel” or “Drug Gangs”, however, that is an act of volition, a voluntary act, not an act of slavery. 

The vast majority of illegal immigration coming into the United States is controlled by Organized Crime, whether it is the Mexican Cartels, the Russian Mafia or the Oriental Triads. If you want to use their “routes of transit” you will pay for passage.

Many that are smuggled or trafficked are held for additional ransom once they arrive,. Others are simply forced to work as slaves in deplorable working and living conditions. 

Today, in 2010, there are more slaves in the world than at any time in our prior history. 

When Cities pass “Sanctuary City Laws” they are acting to foster the modern day slave trade. 

Human or sexual traffickers thrive in environments where local law enforcement is prohibited from determining an individual’s identity or immigration status by local Politicians.

Rape Trees: Psychological  and Ecological Devastation

The day after Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security blocked the Border Patrols access to “hidden camera” vidoes like the one above. Why would the Department of Homeland Security do that?

San Francisco proudly boasts of its “Sanctuary City” status, yet it may well be the largest hub of human and sexual trafficking in the Free World. Not only does San Francisco harbor and protect the human smugglers, the sex traffickers, SanFrancisco also ignores our Immigration Laws. Today, San Francisco turns it’s back on those who have been “sexually trafficked” and are being degraded on a daily basis as they live their lifes as “sexual slaves”. Click on video below, then click on “Watch on You Tube”.

https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/sex-trafficking-san-francisco-major-center-international-crime-networks-smuggle-and-enslave/

https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/illegal-immigration-sex-trafficking-who-is-at-risk/   

THE UNICEF / MTV EXIT VIDEO – Performed by The Killers

Click on video below, then click on “Watch on You Tube”.

 

Slavery Map.Org From The University of San Francisco

 

Review of Judge Bolton’s Decision: The Immigration Debate: The Arizona Law – Judge Bolton’s Decision (Part 1) 

A comprehensive review and analysis of Judge Bolton’s erroneous decision.

Read why the Judge was wrong – compare “Congressional intent” with the Judge’s reasoning.

With these PDF documents:

Bolton’s Decision

DOJ Memo 04/02/2010

Links to:

DOJ Complaint

Arizona Law

The actual Immigration Statutes that should have “controlled” the Judge’s decision.

Official Web Sites of: DOJ/DHS/LESC/NSEERS/FBI

What does Congress “mandate” be done and by whom.

 https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/the-immigration-debate-the-arizona-law-judge-boltons-decision-part-1/

19 Dead In Mexican Drug Violence

19 Dead In Mexican Drug Violence

Five severed heads left on disco floor

The latest spate of drug-related violence in Mexico left 19 people dead, including five factory workers near the US border and four police officers in Acapulco, officials said.

The Chihuahua state prosecutor said the workers were gunned down when armed men burst into a party at a house in Ciudad Juarez late Friday.

Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso, Texas, is a key battleground for drug traffickers seeking routes to the United States. It is also home to many factories, called maquiladoras, for US firms that can use Mexican workers.

Six other violent deaths were recorded in Ciudad Juarez, including a man and his daughter, who were shot by gunmen who entered his home early Saturday, authorities said.

In other municipalities of Chihuahua, which shares a long border with Texas, there were four killings late Friday, prosecutors said.

Separately in Acapulco, four policemen were shot dead Saturday by unknown assailants on a rural road near the port in the Mexican resort, state officials said.

The port of Acapulco and the surrounding area and other regions of the state of Guerrero, have been caught in a spiral of violence linked to turf battles of drug cartels.

Bullet hole in door of ambushed police car

Violence linked to drug cartels has left 7,000 people dead so far this year in Mexico, compared with 9,000 killed in all of 2009.

Nearly 25,000 people have died in suspected drug violence since President Felipe Calderon launched a military crackdown on organized crime three and a half years ago, according to official figures released Friday.

http://www.france24.com/en/20100718-drug-violence-kills-19-mexico

Cartel Gunman Kill 17 At Private Party – Cartel Violence Continues Unabated

The gunmen did not say a word as they jumped from their cars and stormed the private party. They simply opened fire. When they were done, 17 people lay dead and 18 wounded.

Sunday’s massacre in the city of Torreon was ghastly, but no longer unprecedented in northern Mexico, a region that is slammed day after day by gruesome slayings that authorities attribute to an increasingly brutal battle between drug gangs feuding over territory.

Investigators had no suspects or information on a possible motive in the attack, but Coahuila, where Torreon is located, is among several northern Mexican states that have seen a spike in drug-related violence as the Gulf cartel and its former enforcers, the Zetas, fight for control of drug-trafficking routes.

The attack on the party came just three days after a car bomb killed several people in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez — and a little more than a month after assailants raided a drug-rehab center in the northern city of Chihuahua, killing 19 people in cold blood.

Television footage showed the patio of the house in Torreon streaked with bloodstains and white plastic chairs overturned beneath a party tent decorated with pictures of snowmen.

Several of the victims were young and some were women, police said, but their identities and ages had not yet been determined.

The assailants arrived in a convoy of vehicles, the Coahuila state Attorney General’s Office said in a statement. Police found more than 120 bullet casings at the scene, most of them from .223-caliber weapons.

Torreon is no stranger to violence.

In May, gunmen killed eight people at a bar in the city, while later that month a television station and the offices of a local newspaper came under fire. A pregnant woman was wounded in the attack on the offices of Noticias de El Sol de la Laguna.

Across northern Mexico, there have been increasing reports of mass shootings at parties, bars and rehab clinics.

In January, gunmen barged into a private party in the border city of Ciudad Juarez and killed 15, many of them high school or university students. Relatives say that attack was a case of mistaken identity, while state officials claim someone at the party was targeted, although they have not said who it was.

On Thursday, drug-gang members set off their first successful car bomb. They lured federal police and paramedics to an intersection in Ciudad Juarez by calling in a false report of a wounded police officer, and when the authorities were in place at the scene, they detonated the explosive. Three people were killed, including a federal officer and a private doctor who had rushed to help.

The FBI has sent a small team to the crime scene to offer technical assistance to the Mexican investigators, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said. She did not immediately offer more details. Mexican investigators have not said what type of explosive was used.

Officials say 24,800 people have been killed in drug-gang violence since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels in December 2006, deploying soldiers and federal police to fight traffickers.

On Saturday, four municipal police officers were ambushed and killed in the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, state police said.

The government attributes much of the rise in violence to infighting among drug gangs, whose leadership has been splintered after the arrest of kingpins.

Federal police said in a statement Sunday they have arrested 1,626 people suspected of belonging to the command structures of Mexico’s drug gangs since Calderon launched his offensive. They said 622 of the detainees belong to the Gulf cartel and 304 to the Sinaloa cartel.

On Sunday, a judge formally charged an alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, Jose Gerardo Alvarez, with organized crime. Alvarez, who had a $2 million U.S. bounty on his head, was captured in April in a wealthy neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City.

The federal government has steadily wiped out the leadership of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva cartel. In December, cartel boss Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed in a gunbattle. Two of his brothers are behind bars.

A fourth brother, Hector Beltran Leyva, remains at large and is believed to be battling for control of the cartel against Edgar Valdez Villareal, a U.S.-born suspect known as “La Barbie.”

Mexican authorities say Alvarez partnered with Valdez in his quest for control of the gang.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/07/15/international/i162557D96.DTL#ixzz0u8cei3te

The Immigration Debate: Attorney General Holder Threatens Second Suit Against Arizona

The Immigration Debate: Attorney General Holder Threatens Second Suit Against Arizona

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department hasn’t ruled out filing a second lawsuit challenging Arizona’s immigration law if evidence shows racial profiling at work, Attorney General Eric Holder says.

The Obama administration sued Arizona last week, arguing that the state is impinging on federal responsibilities for dealing with immigration. The state law requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person’s immigration status if there’s reasonable suspicion the person is in the country illegally. It also requires legal immigrants to carry their immigration documents.

The suit didn’t deal with concerns about racial profiling so that it could focus on the most serious problem with the law, Holder said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” In six months or a year, his department might look into the law’s impact on racial profiling, he said. [Previously, that was all AG Holder and President Obama could talk about, “racial discrimination” and “profiling”, while they both played the “race card”, you remember in the weeks before either had even read the Arizona law.]

“If that was the case, we would have the tools and we would bring suit on that basis,” Holder said.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who defends the state immigration law as constitutional, said she believes federal officials would have included racial profiling in the suit if they thought it was an issue.

“Why would they have to hesitate, after all the comments they made, and all the outrage that they made against the bill in regards to racial profiling, that it didn’t show up?” Brewer told The Associated Press during a break in the National Governors Association meeting in Boston.

Brewer said she is confident that the state law can be enforced without racial profiling, which she acknowledged is against state and federal law.

“The bottom line is that people in the Southwest, particularly Arizona, we love our diversity. It’s in our DNA. We are almost, I believe, colorblind,” she said. “It’s just not in us. We’ve grown up, we’ve lived next door, we work together, we eat together. I mean, it’s so different than the issues they always want to relate to the South, you know, in regards to the civil rights issues down there.”

McAuley’s World Comments:

The Immigration Debate: DOJ (Department of Justice) Declares Arizona Immigration Law Legal

Almost 8 years to the day before Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s “Immigration Law” into effect, the United States Department of Justice issued a memo stating that Arizona’s Law is legal.

On April 23, 2002 the DOJ (Department of Justice) considered and rejected the very arguments presented by the Obama Administration through its DOJ by Attorney General Eric Holder in its lawsuit against the State of Arizona.

The “findings” of the DOJ are “memorialized” in the following memo:

http://www.aclu.org/files/FilesPDFs/ACF27DA.pdf

The DOJ lawsuit filed in June 2010: http://legaltimes.typepad.com/files/usa_v_arizona.pdf

The Arizona Law: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/hb2162c.htm

For a full discussion of Arizona’s Immigration Law see:

http://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/the-immigration-debate-arizonas-law-facts-from-fiction-are-you-tired-of-being-lied-to/

https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/the-immigration-debate-doj-files-suit-against-arizona-why-arizona-will-win/

Following the attacks on the World Trade Towers on 9-11-2001, the United States Congress fundamentally altered the manner in which the United States enforces its Immigration Laws.

Congress enacted many laws after 9-11, laws intended to bring the full force of the States into the National effort to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.

By doing this Congress added the nearly 800,000 State and Local Law Enforcement Officers to the less than 20,000 Border Patrol Agents and Immigration and Customers Enforcement Agents employed by the Federal Government …. increasing the total number of law enforcement officers “on the job” by 4000%.

The lawsuit filed by the Obama Administration and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has nothing to do with “racial profiling” or “preemption” ….

The lawsuit is nothing more than the political tool being used by the Obama Administration to reverse the security protocols enacted by Congress after 9-11, after the publication of the 9-11 Commission Report.

This lawsuit is nothing more than an ideological extension of the Obama Administration’s policies that call for the closing of Gitmo, the removal of enemy combatants from Military Tribunals to Civilian Courts, the refusal to acknowledge a “war on terror” or “radical jihadists” and the replacement of the term “terrorist attack” with “man made events”.

The Department of Justice’s ideology which was manifested in the decision to “dismiss the charges” against a radical New Black Panther who was guilty of “voter intimidation”, to dismiss the charges after a “default judgment” had been obtained from the Court.

An Administration that refuses to “respect” and “honor” the decisions of our Federal Courts and Constitutional processes, an Administration that has taken the issue of “drilling moratoriums” to the Federal Courts twice and lost on both occasions and rather than follow our Constitutionally prescribed method of filing an “appeal”, the Obama Administration threatens additional “moratoriums” or “Executive Orders” to block drilling and ruin the economy of the Gulf …..

See Holder’s Latest Here: Holder Raises Question On Sept. 11 Death Penalty –

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/07/11/1263431/holder-raises-question-on-sept.html

https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/the-immigration-debate-doj-depratment-of-justice-declares-arizona-immigration-law-legal/

The Immigration Debate: DOJ (Department of Justice) Declares Arizona Immigration Law Legal

Almost 8 years to the day before Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s “Immigration Law” into effect, the United States Department of Justice issued a memo stating that Arizona’s Law is legal.

On April 23, 2002 the DOJ (Department of Justice) considered and rejected the very arguments presented by the Obama Administration through its DOJ by Attorney General Eric Holder  in its lawsuit against the State of Arizona.

The Memo is titled “Non-preemption of the authority of State & Local Law Enforcement Officials to arrest aliens for immigration violations.

The “findings” of the DOJ are “memorialized” in the following memo:

2002 DOJ Memo 

The DOJ lawsuit filed in June 2010: http://legaltimes.typepad.com/files/usa_v_arizona.pdf

The Arizona Law: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/hb2162c.htm

For a full discussion of Arizona’s Immigration Law see: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/the-immigration-debate-arizonas-law-facts-from-fiction-are-you-tired-of-being-lied-to/

https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/the-immigration-debate-doj-files-suit-against-arizona-why-arizona-will-win/

Following the attacks on the World Trade Towers on 9-11-2001, the United States Congress fundamentally altered the manner in which the United States enforces its Immigration Laws.

Congress enacted many laws after 9-11, laws intended to bring the full force of the States into the National effort to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.

Buy doing this Congress added the nearly 800,000 State and Local Law Enforcement Officers to the less than 20,000 Border Patrol Agents and Immigration and Customers Enforcement Agents employed by the Federal Government …. increasing the total number of law enforcement officers “on the job” by 4000%.

The lawsuit filed by the Obama Administration and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has nothing to do with “racial profiling” or “preemption” ….

The lawsuit is nothing more than the political tool being used by the Obama Administration to reverse the security protocols enacted by Congress after 9-11, after the publication of the 9-11 Commission Report.

This lawsuit is nothing more than an ideological extension of the Obama Administration’s policies that call for the closing of Gitmo, the removal of enemy combatants from Military Tribunals to Civilian Courts, the refusal to acknowledge a “war on terror” or “radical jihadists” and the replacement of the term “terrorist attack” with “man made events”.  

The Department of Justice’s ideology which was manifested in the decision to “dismiss the charges” against a radical New Black Panther who was guilty of “voter intimidation”, to dismiss the charges after a “default judgment” had been obtained from the Court.

An Administration that refuses to “respect” and “honor” the decisions of our Federal Courts and Constitutional processes, an Administration that has taken the issue of “drilling moratoriums” to the Federal Courts twice and lost on both occasions and rather than follow our Constitutionally prescribed method of filing an “appeal”, the Obama Administration threatens additional “moratoriums” or “Executive Orders” to block drilling and ruin the economy of the Gulf …..

SEE HOLDERS LATEST HERE: Holder Raises Question On Sept. 11 Death Penalty – http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100711/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_holder_terrorism

Immigration Officials Arrest 18 Illegal Alien Gang Members In Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota

UPDATE: Review of Judge Bolton’s Decision begins here: The Immigration Debate: The Arizona Law – Judge Bolton’s Decision (Part 1) 

Immigration officials have arrested 18 men during a weeklong operation that targeted gang members in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security investigations say 15 of the men are known gang members or associates of the Vatos Locos street gang.The others are members or associates of the Sureno-13 Gang.ICE officials say gangs like Vatos Locos are becoming more involved with illegal drugs in Minnesota.

http://www.keyc.tv/node/39373

The Sureno-13 Gang is an international drug gang with ties to the Mexican Drug Cartels.

This is the type of ICE support Mr. Morton is denying to the State of Arizona. Stop the boycotts, secure our borders. 

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Review of Judge Bolton’s Decision: The Immigration Debate: The Arizona Law – Judge Bolton’s Decision (Part 1) 

A comprehensive review and analysis of Judge Bolton’s erroneous decision.

Read why the Judge was wrong – compare “Congressional intent” with the Judge’s reasoning.

With these PDF documents:

Bolton’s Decision

DOJ Memo 04/02/2010

Links to:

DOJ Complaint

Arizona Law

The actual Immigration Statutes that should have “controlled” the Judge’s decision.

Official Web Sites of: DOJ/DHS/LESC/NSEERS/FBI

What does Congress “mandate” be done and by whom.

 https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/the-immigration-debate-the-arizona-law-judge-boltons-decision-part-1/

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