TIJUANA BC (Tijuana Press, Daniel Angel/Leonardo Ortiz, 5/11/11) – While there are few complaints about child pornography on the Internet here, the geographical location of this State is "prone to egregious dimensions", said the Prosecutor for Rights Human in the State, Heriberto Garcia. "There is data from organizations in the US, ECPAT, INTERPOL and Cybernetics of Mexico, indicating, "This is the reality", he said before the presentation of a short 10 minute film about this problem. ECPAT International is “a network working to eliminate child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It seeks to ensure children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from commercial sexual exploitation.” Cybernetics is “closely related to control theory and systems theory”. The fact there are few complaints does not mean that there is no crime. That, he added, is because they sometimes operate from homes. He noted the unit in charge indicated receiving five recent complaints. Three of them were channeled to the appropriate authorities, but the two others preferred to not press charges due to fear, he said.

TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Laura Durán, 5/12/11) - With the presence of senior officials of the three levels of Government, as well as businessmen, academics and diplomats from Japan, Korea, China, India, and Australia brought home the fourth Baja California-Asia Forum, promoted by Cetys University. "It is an honor to be able to give continuity to an effort initiated by the business community in Baja California that seeks to strengthen the relationship between the Asia and our State," said the rector of Cetys University, Fernando León García. Unlike the three previous forums, the fourth Baja California-Asia forum integrates in a vigorous formal and academic way of business and Government participation. In addition, it expands coverage of countries in Asia and the Pacific. "We want the Institute to be a promoter between academics, Government and business so that it will contribute to the sustainability of the respective villages’ economies," added the Cetys rector. The Forum seeks to promote academic exchanges with universities in these countries through joint programs, fellowships, research practices or bibliographic exchange and internships. This relationship will transfer models of business incubators to generate jobs, as well as development tours of businesses in Asia, the Pacific and in the State, said the director of Cetys. "We anticipate significant progress between Asia-Pacific through this forum, we look forward to a solid base mechanism which results in a robust contribution from bilateral development" finished León García.

TIJUANA BC (El Sol de Tijuana, Laura Sánchez Law, 5/12/11) – Border areas to the North and South of Mexico have in recent months seen an increase in number of people sexually abused and treated. This and other related phenomenon is with the involvement of organized crime, revealed Emilio Maus, national director against the trafficking of persons in Mexico. In his visit to the city of Tijuana, the federal representative pointed out that despite ignorance about the exact percentage, there is a dynamic in recent years associated with those who come from abroad and bring organized crime. The phenomenon will tend to increase. "And the border does not escape. It has more of the same migratory dynamics and a higher incidence. It is recurrent in the North and South of Mexico where there have been increases", he said. Emilio Maus reported in recent months that they have detected certain groups vulnerable to trafficking, such as women. Children are the most afflicted for sexual exploitation, and they are subjected to sexual and labor exploitation. "In addition, migrants who are exploited workforce now," he noted. The director against the trafficking in persons of the National Commission of human rights (CNDH) pledged that they would continue to promote programs that help reduce the incidence of crime, as well as prevention. "We have led various campaigns throughout the country, to promote and to prevent the very specific topic of trafficking in persons and that includes child pornography", he argued. However, the federal representative agreed that without a doubt in recent months, the number of people treated has increased. "But programs like “Your children through other eyes”, is a further effort to inform parents about these crimes, because the child has lived in hiding," he concluded.

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Michael Hemmingson May 12, 2011 @ 1:41 p.m.

The organized crime is not relegated to the Mexican mafia cartels...there is the Russian mob working out of San Diego, shipping guns down, and bringing women up...and there are the Chinese...anyone who lives in Tijuana has noticed an increase of Chinese and Japanese businesses moving in, renovating and building new skyrises and having an increased presence in Zona Norte and Zona Rio, playas and elsewhere...this isn't being racist, I happen to know what they are up to. Can anyone say "yakuza"?

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