50,000 Tijuana Youth Unemployed (El Sol de Tijuana, 9/14/12, by Korina Sanchez S.)

TIJUANA, BC - It is unfair, calling them "ninis", says Juan Carlos Chairez Díaz. Around 50 thousand young people 12 - 29 years of age are not studying or working. He is the Secretary of Youth in the city (Sejuvt). In an interview at a press conference at Canacintra to announce the 14th Employment Fair, he explained 1.8 million inhabitants are registered at the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

34% are young and a great number of them do not perform any productive activity. Of the 600,000 thousand young people living in Tijuana, 8% are unoccupied with schooling or work which commonly categorizes them as "ninis".

“We are working to eliminate the nini concept. We do not believe in calling a young man who does not study or work in a derogatory way”, he said. As part of the programs to combat the phenomenon, so far this year, we have provided 2,500 scholarships to middle and high school youth to avoid dropouts and decrease the number of "ninis".

In addition, he reported they are working closely with the private sector (IP) in eight programs to boost employment in the city and region. "Some young people are in this situation due to a lack of opportunities. Others have not sought out solutions because society itself can lead to depression. Much of the problem is a mental situation", he said. The estimates are based on INEGI 2010 census data. http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.oem.com.mx%2felsoldetijuana%2fnotas%2fn2694878.htm

30% of Those Addicted to Narcotics Declare Themselves Free: PGJE (El Sol de Tijuana, 9/14/12 by Adam Mondragon)

Tijuana BC - The State Attorney's Office investigates 500 new narcotic cases per month. Of those, at least 20 - 30% of the defendants have gained their freedom from addiction revealed the State Attorney General of Justice against crime organized (PGJE), Abel Galvan Gallardo.

In an interview after a meeting held with the members of a group of lawyers, Abel Galvan said that to further strengthen the tasks of fighting the narcotic crime in Baja California, greater resources are required.

He explained in nearly 400 cases, people have been able to return to work. A few days ago in some first common law search warrants served by authorities, we have been ensured they are conducting themselves properly. Our efforts to combat drug crimes have had positive results, i.e. the seizing of at least 2 ,500 doses of several drugs.

Abel Galvan said that the bulk of what you get is the synthetic drug known as "glass" and doses of marijuana, cocaine, etc. He acknowledged that the fight against drug crimes has been complicated and admitted there are problems with the storage, since they do not have places for storage and later destruction. They are currently stored at Mexican army installations.

The State Attorney against organized crime reiterated that the drug trade generates profits of around 22 million pesos ($1.7 million US) a day in BC.

In the case of the death of a woman and her 12-year-old son last Wednesday in the city, the State official said the father and husband of the woman victim was detained and is being questioned. He did not rule out drug activity, as well the likely settling of accounts, so an investigation is expected to provide more information about the family environment. In addition, he said, we have not eliminated the possibility of a theft, however we are focusing more on the victims’ family environment. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2694875.htm

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