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Baja & Border News Translations: 248 Police Join BC Forces; Rosarito Half-Marathon Postponed
248 Cadets Join BC Police Forces at Conclusion of Training (El Sol de Tijuana, 9/13/12 by Daniel Angel)
Tijuana, BC - 248 cadets joined State police forces Wednesday following the completion of their training at the Center for Police Training (Cenfocap). "We guarantee that we do not minimize the trust placed in us," said the new Mexicali police officer, Elsa Susana Flores Muñoz, when she spoke on behalf of the graduates.
The new police officers were assigned: Ministerial Police - 31, Tijuana; 24, Mexicali, 29, Ensenada and 4, Tecate. Municipal Police – 56, Tijuana; 51, Mexicali; 50, Ensenada; 1, Rosarito and Tecate, 2.
Along with their families, and after singing the cadets’ hymn for the last time, they heard the charge to stop corruption and intimidation on the streets. Similarly, civil representatives assured them that there will be monitoring to guarantee them training and equipment, as well as to seek the approval of salaries between the five cities.
"You are and will continue to be citizens, but with the additional requirement which exceeds any personal interest, first and foremost the tranquility and social coexistence in the State," said Daniel of the Rosa Anaya, BC Secretary of Public Safety. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2693462.htm
Puerto Nuevo Half-Marathon Suspended due to Crisis (El Sol de Tijuana, 9/13/12)
Rosarito, BC – Due to the difficult economic situation experienced by the municipal government, the Rosarito Municipal Institute of Sport (Imder) reported that its traditional Rosarito-Puerto Nuevo half-marathon has been canceled and is postponed until a possible date in October.
Imder spokesperson Ignacio Martinez Ortigoza said: "We were deferred by the situation at Town Hall, however, is not time to completely cancel the event". Imder tried to clear the race corridors, purchase t-shirts and medals, to assure visitors and entrepreneurs.
"We will postpone the date until next month. This is an event that we are not going to stop having," he stated. 1,800 participants are expected.
Ortigoza Martinez added, "This event is one of the most beautiful in the whole nation and people ask, why we want to continue. I would like people to support us. We are not asking for money. We ask no more than the cost of the t-shirts and medals, to be able to move forward". He said an estimated 150,000 pesos ($11,681 US), which includes the awards and medals, is required.
"Have not had the response we wanted but we believe that if we deferred we could obtain the sponsors," he said in the interview.
The Imder representative concluded, "The half-marathon is a highly anticipated race among participants, since it is also one of the most beautiful in the country with the panoramic view of the Pacific Coast". http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2693484.htm
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