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Baja & Border News Translations: Fire Damages 3 Buildings in Balbuena; Parents Warned of Sexual Abuse at Primary School
Fire Damages 3 Buildings in Balbuena (La Cronica, 11/28/12 by Saul D.Martinez)
MEXICALI, BC - At least three homes were affected after a voracious fire started in a heap of cartons that was in the back of a house in colonia Balbuena, according to facts registered this Wednesday afternoon.
A woman of 84 years old, identified as María de el Socorro Inés Bustamante, was aided by municipal agents to fighting the fire that partially consumed her house.
The facts were recorded in three homes on the same block, marked 213 calle Sain Alto Street, 1375 calle Sombrerete, and another without a number located on calle Periodismo.
At least three fire trucks came in the direction of the fire and were required to control the flames, which momentarily threatened to easily spread to other homes, due to the accumulation of cardboard and wood in place. http://www.lacronica.com/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Noticias/28112012/644519.aspx
Parents Warned of Sexual Abuse at Primary School (La Cronica, 11/28/12 by Gina Rodríguez)
SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Sonora - After sexual abuse was suffered by least four children at the Abelardo L. Rodríguez Primary School, parents of the affected children asked authorities for the dismissal of the director.
Requesting anonymity, they alerted parents of other families of the situation that occurred on campus, asking them to talk to their children and reassess if they have changes in their behavior, depression or other symptoms that make them suspect abuse.
So far, sexual harassment has been detected in four children although it is believed that the figure could rise. Two more parents have already lodged corresponding complaints to the Public Prosecutor's Office.
Abuse towards minors was present for a month by a 16-year-old student at CBITS 33, identified as "Antonio" who lent his social service, and was already released by authorities, reported a parent.
To warn other parents of the situation that happened on the campus, this Wednesday morning, they came to find red spray-painted walls at the entrance to the school site, where parents bring their children.
The director of the school refused to provide any information in this regard. The school supervisor was not found in his office and the SEC delegation remained silent giving charge to Álvaro Tapia, who provided no interviews to the media. http://www.lacronica.com/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Noticias/28112012/644487.aspx