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Border News: School Money Needed; Five Captured; Human Remains Found
TIJUANA BC (El Sol de Tijuana, Sonia García Ochoa, 6/13/11) - Government must invest at least 740 million pesos ($62 million) for the maintenance and equipment in schools to work properly and achieve the objective of giving enough student space at all levels of education. Roger Alexander Gudiño Valenzuela, Secretary General of Section 2 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), said, in Baja California there is still a large backlog in infrastructure, which prevents compliance with 100% of the demand for spaces, especially in high school. The master considered the joint work between teachers, parents and educational authorities will be a definitive formula that generates permanent modernization of teaching, but infrastructure is needed because the population explosion is well underway. He said that in Section 2 of the Magisterium in Baja California "the doors are open to the scrutiny of society as we should be held accountable". Gudiño Valenzuela explained that they currently have 902,000 students enrolled at different educational levels in BC, of which 750,000 are in public schools. They expect the best quality of education and it has improved over time as the Government provides tools for teachers. The leader stated education workers should always count on timely payments, incentives and preparation of reforms. Changes to the programs and guidelines have to be projected for the classrooms, at the same time promoting participation of parents to do their share.
TIJUANA BC (Luis Gerardo Andrade, 6/13/11) - As it was announced yesterday, the Municipal Police arrested three men who were identified as participants in the murder of two people. They however turned out to have a long history of executions and were even suspected of killing the Commander of the Federal Police this year. According to the Municipal police, the detainees are Aaron Juarez Jimenez, 27, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, 26, and José Antonio Peña, 28. It was reported that the first two were arrested in a vehicle with a Squadron 9 mm caliber firearm. The third individual ran away. They finally captured Pablo Torres Gomez, 33, and Luis Alberto Villa, 24, on calle Agustín Iturbide in fraccionamiento Infonavit Presidentes. According to municipal officials, the men confessed to having participated in other four murders in the same Division and six in colonia Torres Parte Alta. They also admitted to participation in the murder of the Federal Police Commander near the Tijuana airport, which occurred a few weeks ago. The detainees indicated they work for a person nicknamed "El Rana" and were turned over to the public prosecutor's Office.
MEXICALI BC (La Cronica, Saul D.Martinez, 6/13/11) - Parts of a human body were found this morning in the landfill located at km 27 on the road to San Felipe this morning. Police sources said they received a complaint from one of the pickers who works on the site. Agents of the police were directed to attest to the facts and initiate legal proceedings.
MEXICALI BC (La Cronica, Saul D.Martinez, 6/13/11) - A man found a wooden box located on the side of the road to Ensenada. Authorities reported the discovery of human remains inside. Around 4 p.m., municipal and ministerial officers went to the site of the discovery, located at km 165, in Rancho El Borrego, down the road that runs through the Valle de la Trinidad. Elements of the Municipal Police gave notice to the Attorney-General, that agents of the police and expert services will start a relevant investigation.