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Border News Translations: Book Fair; Dog Shot; 2 Robberies
TIJUANA, BC (Frontera, Iván Moreno, 5/13/11) - The Mayor of Tijuana, Carlos Bustamante, formally inaugurated the 29th book fair of Tijuana 2011 at Plaza River. Using more than 3,500 square meters at the fairground and coordinated by the Municipal Institute of art and culture (IMAC), it began the Friday afternoon as a program dedicated to literary enjoyment. In the presence of the Mayor, Carlos Bustamante Anchondo and distinguished guests, the Director of the paramunicipal, Elsa Arnaiz Rosas, took the microphone to invite citizens to be part of the celebration during the next 9 days, from May 13 to 22. "We have prepared a great festival of books, music, art and much more... the fair House has 105 display modules with books, records, magazines and a magical children's Pavilion," announced Arnaiz Rosas during the inaugural event in the parking lot of Plaza Río Tijuana. Waiting for 100,000 visitors, the twenty-ninth edition of the fair brings together publishers, booksellers and readers. It will host artistic performances, lectures, literary presentations and points of sale, making it one of the most important cultural projects of its kind in the region. In collaboration with the Unión de Libreros de Tijuana and comité de Plaza Río, the reading will be a pretext for the convergence of the Lazos (Tijuanese), who will see literary news from about four dozen publishers. The 2011 edition of the event added participation of the renowned creator Rosina Conde; the experience of writer and journalist Frederick Campbell and Dr. Guadalupe Jiménez, a figure in this issue, as well as the young talent of the winner of the national prize for poetry, Christian Amador. "The editorial program will take place in two parallel rooms, with the participation of more than 90 writers, journalists and experts on different topics that come from all parts of the country and United States", explained the director on the project who will present characters as Laura Restrepo, Francisco Martín Moreno, Eraclio Zepeda, among others. Also under the item "Enchanted read", the fair will be visited by thousands of children and young people in the children's Pavilion, whose activities will focus on the promotion of reading as a leisure activity. "We are happy to receive visitors to the tent and the Cecuti. This is laudable participation by the institutions. In good time, we invite them to share this great celebration of the spirit", concluded the Director of IMAC.
TIJUANA, BC (Frontera, 5/13/11) - This Wednesday night, police arrested Emilio Romero Jacinto, 57, in possession of a firearm on avenida las Torres, lateral with calle principal de la colonia Horóscopo. Officers responded to a citizen’s report. A person stated his uncle arrived at the home and shot his dog with a shotgun causing her death and material damage to the front door of the home. A search operation located the accused walking with the gun in his hands on the same road. He was approached by officers who said his breath smelled of alcohol. He was referred to the public prosecutor's Office.
REYNOSA TA (La Tarde de Reynosa, César Humberto González, 5/13/11) - A tense mobilization of preventive police elements resulted from a report of a violent assault to a bystander who just came out of a shopping center. The facts were reported at 1:55 p.m. by Liliana Garcia Bautista, 35 a resident of calle Fernando montes de Oca 212 of colonia Margarita Maza de Juárez. She stated she went to a shopping center located between boulevard Morelos and Rosalind Guerrero Street in the colonia Rodríguez, when suddenly a subject snatched her handbag. In the bag she had 800 pesos ($68), that she needed for the rest of the week. She said the offender was aboard a blue bicycle with white skin. He was hairy and had a moustache, was wearing jeans, a gray shirt and a baseball type cap. Despite the search by preventive authorities, they did not find the illicit character in the sector, but it was not ruled out that he will soon be caught.
REYNOSA TA (La Tarde de Reynosa, César Humberto González, 5/13/11) - At about 10 a.m. notice was given to the authorities of a crime that occurred in a convenience store located on calle Occidental de la colonia Longoria, very close to the facilities of a empresa refresquera. The cashier, 28, a resident in Nogal de la colonia Riberas de Rancho Grande told authorities that the assailant entered the store, asking for all the packs of cigarettes they had, in addition to several cans of different brands of juice. Finally, he wanted all the money. The subject wore denim trousers, a Hawaiian type shirt and a hat. He fled in an unknown direction.
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