David Dodd 1:48 a.m., May 18
Tijuana Press TIJUANA - Tijuana and Tecate are two of 71 Mexico municipalities the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) identified as a risk for migrants. There have been documented abductions, abuse, extortions, robberies and sexual attacks on migrants on roadways and railway areas in the two municipalities, reports the NHRC. Places of highest risk are determined from victim testimonies, investigations and data provided by authorities in a report issued on migrant abduction in Mexico. Other states at risk, according to an NHRC information officer: Chiapas, Coahuila, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Mochoacán, new Leon, Oaxaca, Queretaro, Quintana roo, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas and Veracruz. Of these regions which have the largest number of high-risk municipalities: Nuevo León, 14; Veracruz, 12; and Chiapas, 8. Those at the bottom of the list are: lower California, Guanajuato and Guerrero with two each, and State of Mexico with one. The NCRH called for “Mexican authorities to ensure the right to public safety in places of assembly and transit of migrant Mexican and ‘extranjeros’ in order to avoid events such as those that occurred in San Fernando, Tamaulipas"…By Daniel Angel
AFN ENSENADA - An underage high school student, a girl in the city of Ensenada, suffered a brain hemorrhage is in serious condition after suffering an attack by a classmate. The State Attorney General of Justice commented the child was attacked and almost beaten to death by her aggressor at school dismissal. The attacker was waiting with her father two blocks from preparatory school CET 74 and injured the victim’s neck, face and head while defenseless on the ground. At night she complained of a severe headache and was admitted to a clinic, arriving not knowing she had a stroke. The younger aggressor was sent to the juvenile public prosecutor's office. The father was also arrested and jailed. The Attorney-General did not know the identities of the students, because both are minors, the aggressor, 17 and the victim, 16.
SanDiegoRed JUAREZ - The Secretariat of Municipal Public Safety (SSPM) of Ciudad Juárez recommended residents of the most violent city in Mexico use guard dogs to protect their homes from thieves when they go away this week on vacation. The SSPM, which has under his command, the Municipal police, said in a statement that during Holy week he will increase the presence of police officers on the streets of the city and they will carry out preventive measures to prevent robberies to homes or businesses. He also requested residents of Ciudad Juárez and the U.S. city of El Paso to take into account a number of recommendations if they go away soon on vacation, taking advantage of the Easter break. In addition to the classic tips to leave windows and doors locked, the SSPM requested residents manage in a discreet way to inform trusted neighbors they are going away. “A watchdog can be very useful to deter anyone trying to enter his property” was another recommendation. Ask a trustworthy person to check your house at least once a day, collect correspondence to prevent it from filling the mailbox, and other tasks. Do not leave a key under the mat or in the pot, "since by routinely thieves check such sites". He also suggested installing "lights with automatic sensors" at the entrance of a home. Finally, he points out, “it must be remembered that opportunity makes the thief, and to implement the previous recommendations can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of theft at home”. With 1.2 million inhabitants, Ciudad Juárez is the Mexican city most affected by the violence attributed to the war that fights against the drug cartels of Juarez and Sinaloa, and upon which they rely, the misdeeds of hundreds of gang members from this town and El Paso.