PGJE to Verify Pawn Shops and Flea Markets (Radio Informa, 12/17/12)

MEXICALI, BC - To combat home thefts, the Attorney General Justice of the State (PGJE) will use a program targeting flea markets and pawn shops. Thus, the Prosecutor Rommel Moreno Manjarrez said when questioned about the crime of home robberies and the need for effective investigations.

"Research will always show we need prevention, i.e. research and prevention in Mexico have to be redefined; But what we are trying to imply is that structure isn't enough in all of the colonies, therefore we must coordinate with all entities of Government," said the Attorney.

He added theft is accentuated by the problems of drug addiction, migrants, deportees and former convicts, apart from poverty and by "others with serious problems especially criminal groups, where they work with pawn shops and flea markets a lot ".

He said that the role of the General Secretariat of Government is to regulate pawn shops, and on the basis of this regulation, "we can find objects there that many times - unfortunately – are acquired unlawfully and therefore it is a strategy that we will use".

Airport Must Pay Property Taxes (Radio Informa, 12/18/12)

TIJUANA, BC - Since their owners have not paid their taxes, the Tijuana municipal government started a rigorous program for the collection of taxes that includes the publication of a list of sites that will be tentatively seized, said Mayor Carlos Bustamante Anchondo. "There are people who have not paid for many years but have the ability. Others less able pay, I pay; they who can afford must pay or make agreements to pay or we are going to have to finish them off", he explained.

The municipal President of Tijuana announced that there will be no airport binational if Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico does not become current with its property taxes. "They are still reluctant to pay, but if they want the airport, they have to pay. I can not give land to use for those who don't pay taxes... won't give permission, I can not legally if they do not pay for what you have to pay... this is eternally in the courts. When the last payment is made, it will be in our favor", he explained.

The situation of the Matrix Company, located on the grounds of the airport declined to comment. "It is my family company and as it is private, I don't have to say anything or get into that," they highlighted.

This week, the city home Realtor delivered 98 titles of ownership in colonia Tijuana Progreso, the Mayor announced. There is also a situation in such colonies as Terrazas del Valle and La Morita, where thousands of families are at risk of losing their land though a resolution favoring ejido Javier Rojo Gómez.


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