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Showing posts with label CNN & KPBS & Sky News & Zeta Coronavirus Updates. Show all posts
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Monday, March 16, 2020

A Return to the Local Drug War and Mexico Corona Virus Stats - As of 03/15 YTD Drug WarTijuana = 371 Dead - YTD Drug War Baja California = 482 Dead - Increase In Violent Robberies In Tij & BC Careful You Guys On The Roads - Update 03/20 : Border Observations Update & Interview With Dennis Carroll From Santa Cruz !



  Despite the worldwide Corona Virus Pandemic which feels like a really spooky early Stephen King novel, the bloody fight for control of the Plaza continues in our neck of the woods.  I just hope the first responders to these murders are wearing heavy duty hazmat suits when they retrieve the bodies and the body parts laying around Baja California so they don't catch the virus.

I'm typing this up as fast as my little fingers will go before the rain starts and the electricity blows out, will return to update the stats since I am so far behind due to the US primaries and elections - speaking of which we may see a complete cancellation of the next primary. 

 ~ The Executions: 

From Zeta - 03/15/20

Llega Tijuana a 371 Muertos en 2020 
Por, Angela Torres Lozano


"During Saturday, March 14, two more homicides were registered in Tijuana, reaching 371 deaths so far in 2020; and 482 in Baja California.
 
The State Attorney General's Office reported in its daily report that the victim of the first murder was identified as Germán Alberto Fuentes Chávez, 31, who died in hospital.
He had firearm projectile injuries to the chest, left limb, abdomen, pubis area'
In the second event, it occurred at 11:49 p.m. on Saturday, in an abandoned building on Alamo Street, in the Ciudad Jardín neighborhood, where the body of a man, between 30 and 35 years old, still unidentified, was found. , also with firearm projectile injuries to the head. Five signs were also found at the site
 
With these two crimes, it amounts to 371 deaths in Tijuana, plus 31 in Mexicali, 38 in Ensenada, 21 in Tecate; and 21 in Rosarito, to give a total of 482."

So, YTD Tijuana = 371 Dead

YTD Mexicali = 31 Dead

YTD Ensenada = 38 Dead

YTD Tecate = 21 Dead

YTD Rosarito = 21 Dead.

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 The Tijuana number increased this morning by three; seems the drug guys obviously do not view women as sacrosanct (they never have). Note that Lourdes reports Tijuana's total for this month with these executions stands at 70 dead.

 ~ From Zeta: 

Por, Lourdes Loza Romero 

"Between the night of Sunday, March 15 and the first minutes on Monday, March 16, three women were deprived of life in different violent acts in Tijuana. This adds 8 females killed so far this month and 35 in the year.
 
The first was at 8:18 p.m., in a double homicide registered in the Palma Real neighborhood. Two lifeless bodies were found at the scene, an unidentified man and woman, with injuries caused by a firearm to the head. Four .9 millimeter caliber bushings were also located.
 
At 8:50 p.m. another double homicide was registered, this time in the Roma neighborhood.
Two bodies, an unidentified man and woman, were found inside an apartment on Milan Street, both with cables around their necks.
 
The third attack occurred on the free highway Tijuana - Tecate, at the height of the Ojo de Agua neighborhood, at 00:20 on Monday the 16th.
A couple, a man and a woman, were attacked with gunshots while traveling aboard a gray Jeep brand Cherokee SUV.
 
Both were taken to the El Refugio subdivision fire station, where the woman was pronounced lifeless and the man received medical attention before being transferred to a hospital. At the site of the attack, two .9-millimeter calipers were located.
 
In other events recorded between Sunday, March 15 and Monday, March 16, five other people were killed in different events, bringing the number to 70 intentional homicides so far this month.
 
The first report was at 7:58 am on Sunday, March 15, via C4, a lifeless man was reported on Lázaro Cárdenas street, in the Chilpancingo neighborhood, with injuries caused by a firearm to the head. A .9 millimeter caliber bushing was also located.
 
At 17:45 years old, José Rodriguez Cervantes, 32, died at the General Hospital of Tijuana after being the victim of an armed attack on March 10 in the El Florido neighborhood.
The attack resulted in a neck injury and he died of cardio-respiratory arrest.
 
A few minutes later, in the same hospital, 24-year-old Mario Valenzuela Astorga declared himself lifeless, after being the victim of an armed attack in the Santa Fe subdivision, which resulted in a head injury.
 
At 8:15 p.m., on Daniel Gaona street in the Hidalgo neighborhood, José Ángel Galaviz González, 26 years old, died. For a gunshot wound to the head. In the place 1 .380 mm caliber bush was located.
 
At 9:00 p.m., a man identified as 36-year-old Rafael Calleros Martínez was found dead, with firearm injuries inside the Latino sports committee, on Article 123 street, in the Infonavit Latinos neighborhood. In the place 1 .9 mm caliber bush was located.
 
At 11:55 p.m. on Calle Jalisco in Colonia 3 de Octubre, another lifeless man was found with several wounds caused by a firearm; 9 casings of different calibers were also found.
 
Finally this Monday morning, a homicide was registered in the Obrera neighborhood. So far the identity of the victim is unknown."


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Last month  and this month several Law Enforcement officers and ex-Law Enforcement officials were attacked from here to Ensenada, and I'll come back to those instances - but it is always good to hear from the CCSPBC  whose focus in this report is on the increase in violent robberies:

 ~ From Zeta:

Robos Violentes Rebusan a Autoridades: CCSPBC
Por, Angela Torres Lozano 


"The latest report of the Baja California Citizen Council on Public Safety showed that there has been a 43 percent increase in robbery with violence on public roads in Tijuana, compared to 2019; and the trend is increasing, a phenomenon that has not occurred since 2018.

 
The overall crime rate in Baja California has increased two percent compared to 2019. Violent assaults on public roads increased 24 percent in the state and 43 percent in Tijuana alone.
 
Just on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 3, a thief - dressed in black - entered a cleaner in the Jardines de Playas section of Tijuana; Gun in hand, he demanded the money from the cash register and later shot, injuring one of the employees, before fleeing without being captured.
 
Theft from commerce was reduced by 16 percent, but we will have to wait for the impact that it will have on the incidence of February and March, the wave of armed assaults committed in establishments of various twists during the last two weeks, particularly in Tijuana.
 
Such is the case of the robbery of the fast food restaurant, Hollywood Pop Diner, located on Ermita Avenue, in the Montebello neighborhood of Tijuana, which occurred on Sunday, February 25.
Witnesses reported that several youths - with their heads covered and dressed in dark clothing; one carrying a knife and the other a pistol - entered the establishment and stripped diners of their money and belongings, as well as the sale of the day to employees. One of the affected women heard one of the attackers tell another that if they did not give him the money “to shoot them”, which did not happen.
 
Also in Tijuana, a barber shop located in the Central Zone, between Third and Fourth streets, was robbed on Monday, February 24, by two men between the ages of 25 and 28 - one wearing brown denim pants; the other black and gray cap - who threatened employees and customers with a gun, stripped them of their belongings, locked them in the bathroom, and fled in the car of one of the victims.

"One of them pointed a gun at him and took the money from the sale of the day and the cell phones of the clients who were in the place, as well as some keys to a Ford Mustang vehicle, year 2004, black color," he explained. the report.
 
In another event that occurred again in the Central Zone, on Constitución Avenue (identified as a safe zone), on February 15 a young thief "well dressed" assaulted a man, who requested police support that never came, so the person affected decided to withdraw from the scene without waiting for the first respondents to arrive and put his complaint before the Public Ministry.
 
On March 4, the State Attorney General's Office reported the arrest of a man, named Franuel “N”, as the alleged person responsible for the robbery with violence to two businesses: on January 5, a similar pharmacy, in the Guaycura neighborhood ; and on February 22 at the Khoppi Caffe & Deli cafe, in the Downtown Zone.
 
In both events, he threatened the business employees with a firearm and told them to take shelter in the toilets while he committed the robbery, which consisted of stealing money from cash registers and valuables.

There is no political presence
 
“Finally, the robbery with violence occurs because the police do not arrive; it could be an addict who arrives with a weapon, who goes and assaults an individual, risking it that the police are not going to arrive, ”said Juan Manuel Hernández Niebla, president of the CCSPBC.
 
The robberies with violence have developed in colonies where there is usually a greater police presence, however, Hernández Nieblas confessed to ZETA that since September 2019 they have stopped receiving reports on the police incidence by colonies, despite the different written requests they have sent.
 
Regarding the increase in robbery with violence on public roads, which in Tijuana went from 129 complaints in January 2019 to 184 in January 2020, which implies an increase of 43 percent, Hernández Niebla added: "It is a trend that started in January of 2018. We began to see it with great curiosity, and then with alarm bells (because the robbery with violence was also going down). ”

 
None of the administrations, past or current, municipal or state, have been able to notice what is happening, he added.
 
One of the explanations for the phenomenon is that corporations have diluted the police presence, "understanding that robbery with violence does not need public ministries, but occurs because the police do not arrive," he reiterated.

The incidence
 
According to the report of the Citizen Council of Public Safety of Baja California (CCSPBC), in January 2019 there were 7,662 complaints filed with the entity, while on the same dates of this year there are 7,831, which means a two percent increase.
 
Meanwhile, shoplifting has been on the downside since last year. In January 2018, 707 complaints were registered in the state; in 2019 there were 540; and 454 in the same month of 2020. According to reports from the State Attorney General, it is a 16 percent improvement.
 
A similar case occurs in Tijuana, since of 344 robberies of commerce in January 2018, in 2019 there were 272; and this year 215 were reported. We will have to wait for the February incidence to account for the effect of the recent rebound.
 
As for robbery with violence on public roads, it has increased 24 percent in the state, as well as 43 percent in Tijuana.

During 2019, Baja California reported 307 armed robberies on public roads, against 382 this year; Tijuana, specifically, registered 184 complaints in January 2020 against 129, in the same month of 2019.
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The CCSPBC president pointed out that this increase in crime incidence at the state level is a reflection of the increase in complaints in Tijuana, Mexicali, Tecate and Rosarito; the exception is Ensenada, the only municipality that presents a reduction with respect to the previous year.
 
“For four or five months, the total crime incidence has been increasing; that's something that somehow in the past had not happened. The number of complaints was high, but it was going down; Every year and month after month we watched how it was going down, and this changed four or five months ago, ”he told ZETA .
 
Hernández Niebla stressed that although there is always an increase in incidence when there is a change of government, it stabilizes after a certain time, a situation that, despite efforts, has not occurred in Baja California.

Disintegration of the social fabric
 
The president of the CCSPBC expressed that this increase is due to the disintegration of the social fabric, and is a chain of crimes that are related at different levels.
 
“We bring a homicide problem; these are related to drug dealing, and this, in turn, to additions; and addictions are related to the family, to the social fabric, "he said.
 
Given this, he stressed that robberies with violence, feminicides, homicides, and other crimes, are directly related to the social fabric. Such weakening is growing day by day, surpassing the authorities and their strategies.
 
"All the plans of social security, of security, everything that has been done, basically returns to zero when a new government starts because they create their own programs and start again," he assured.
 
He said that the authorities are overwhelmed by crime and it is reflected in the reports and social perception. "Five daily deaths in Tijuana are not to be applauded. These become 1,800 a year: and although it is difficult to reach last year's figure, we are still one of the most dangerous cities, ”he concluded."

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Don't panic ! From prison,  El Chapo will be controlling the sales and distributions of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and paper towels to your area soon !



The Pandemic

To keep up with what exactly is going on in the USA & around the world, I've been keeping an eye on CNN's coverage (even though they are the plaything of the Corporate DNC).

 ~ From CNN:

 ~ Corona Virus Live Updates 


 ~ Sky News Live...International


Terrific coverage and advise here:

 ~  Coronavirus Live Updates: KPBS - San Diego

Excellent Reports: 

 ~ The Intercept - The CoronaVirus Crisis


 ~ Democracy Now ! - Coronavirus


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 Update - 03/20:  *** A note on the Border "Shutdown":at this point (03/20) there really are not any wait times at the Border.  We went up yesterday - no lines at Sentri or otherwise - and dropped into Sprouts in Eastlake, but I noticed people were not wearing masks and gloves; I almost did not go in after seeing a woman sneezing, wiping her nose with her hand then touching the fruit outside, gross.  No meat & this could be a problem because Paris has her dinner cooked each night, lots of bread and veggies, try the Suma tangerines...to die for. The remainder of my medical appointments have been cancelled, so I have to wait for the two cortisone shots in my knees, the hernia surgery & glaucoma treatment and I'm almost blind.  

Despite the order for people to stay at home, Mike still has to report to work because he is considered "essential". 

So, I'm going to make a carrot today.

Boy, Trump is being a prick as usual.

Executions slowing down, will return with those.

Take care everyone.

Oh and P.S. One neighbor told me that due to the severity & crisis of the situation, he did not think the Outer-Space video was appropriate.  Okay then try this one:



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*** Adding this for ya'll: Check out this interview of Dennis Carroll, es muy importante :


Dennis Carroll waits to be interviewed for the Netflix production of “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak.” Carroll for 15 years directed the pandemic influenza and emerging threats unit at the federal Agency for International Development (USAID) that helped identify more than 2,000 zoonotic viruses, or germs in animals. (Courtesy of Dennis Carroll) aption


 ~ From the Santa Cruz Sentinel 

Former Federal virus Hunter Says US Needs To Act Before New Germs 'Kick Your Door In' Interview with Dennis Carroll
by, Carmen Hereda Rodriguez


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The Virus In Baja California & Mexico: 
 
To keep abreast of the Virus down here, I suggest you check in on Zeta throughout the day , who have been devoting massive reporting on both local & national events.  Here are just a few highlights, remember to check with Zeta each day ! I have two cortisone shots coming up, and am unsure right now if I'm going to cancel the surgery for the hernia due to possible conditions at the hospital...but anyways I might not be here so do link Zeta for vital information. On edit:  everything was cancelled.

Zeta Tijuana 

Locally, and keep in mind these numbers will probably change - there are 11 suspected-active cases of the virus in Tijuana, 6 in Mexicali, 4 in Ensenada, 1 in Rosarito and 2 in Tecate.  Nationally, there are 53 confirmed cases of the virus.

Update:  Proceso is reporting a larger number: (and note reports on their sidebar)

Sube a 82 el Numero de Contagiados de Coronavirus en Mexico

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Concerts and Fairs have been cancelled one by one. Classes are being shut down locally and across the nation.  It remains to be seen if the Pre-Schools, Primerias and Secundarios will also be shut down, although an extended Semana Santa is likely. With all of the massive shutdown of events throughout the country, people are raising their eyebrows at AMLO's party hearty this last weekend with muchos besos y fiesta ! Okay, well at least he didn't call the virus a hoax made up by the Democrats. Apparently, these guys have no fear:

Ven Medios Internacionales Irresponsabilidad y Polemica por Vive Latino y Gira de AMLO

Of course it is a horrible contagious virus with so many sick.  Even though the lines to buy toilet paper and paper towels and supplies are pretty much the same in both countries (at least on the borderline - also, Mike just stopped at Vons on Dennery and said they were cleaned out of everything, just wiped out !) it is Mexico who is suffering the worse with the collapses of the Dow Jones.  Earlier today, the peso stood at 23 to 1, unthinkable ! 

However, if you are a spoiled gringo and just have to have paper towels, try a Smart & Final down here, but note they are pricey and may even go up higher in price due to the status of the peso.  So, like jeez, the pioneers didn't have paper towels, right? 

Meanwhile, take care everyone.

And here's something to think about...what IF there are bizarre after effects of  being infected by this virus? Such as.......creepy, huh? What IF it didn't really come from China after all but was released from deep and ancient buried soils when Bolsonaro let the Amazon burn ?   Or, what IF it didn't really come from China after all but it came from Outer-Space?  Wow. Whatever the case, don't end up being a paper towel/toilet paper/hand sanitizer smuggler. (Or hoarder ! NO Hoarding !)