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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Fauci Report: No Es Bueno, Pero Es La Verdad - Local COVID-19 & Drug War Stats

Paris finally fell asleep, tomorrow will be her last day on the pain medication which has jolted her system and personality into reverse (well, it is an opioid).  The good news is that she did not have to wear the comfy collar and she has not scratched or bitten at her stitches. Still, nothing is normal as ya'll well know.
 
I'm going to link and paste the New York Times report on Dr. Fauci's testimony today, the link includes video of his remarks, then move forward to some of our stats - but not the complete histories on the crime or the virus locally - hopefully will return to that a bit later because there are terrific reports from Zeta on the front line medical responders and investigative exposes of the violent crime in our region.

Meanwhile, gosh you know what, I like the New York Times and I feel they are entirely ethical unlike
some down here  who do not:"El New York Times es un Periodico Famoso, Pero Con Poca Etica", Afirma AMLO".

Didn't Trump say basically the same thing more or less?   Still, this is the guy who would not allow reporters from Zeta access to AMLO events...two events actually:

 ~ From La Silla Rota :

Niegan Acceso a Periodistas del Semanario Zeta En Evento de AMLO
Por, Eduardo Rubio 


As far as Azam Ahmed and his ethics, you can read all of his material here:

Azam Ahmed

Never forget The Pentagon Papers !  (;

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 ~ From MSN/The New York Times  - click title link for videos

At Senate Hearing, Government Experts Paint Bleak Picture Of the Pandemic
by, Sheryl Gay Stolberg


"WASHINGTON — Two of the federal government’s top health officials painted a grim picture of the months ahead on Tuesday, warning a Senate panel that the coronavirus pandemic was far from contained, just a day after President Trump declared that “we have met the moment and we have prevailed.”

The officials — Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — predicted dire consequences if the nation reopened its economy too soon, noting that the United States still lacked critical testing capacity and the ability to trace the contacts of those infected.

“If we do not respond in an adequate way when the fall comes, given that it is without a doubt that there will be infections that will be in the community, then we run the risk of having a resurgence,” said Dr. Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who is at the forefront of efforts to find a coronavirus vaccine.

If states reopen their economies too soon, he warned, “there is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control,” which could result not only in “some suffering and death that could be avoided, but could even set you back on the road to trying to get economic recovery.”

Dr. Fauci’s remarks, during a high-profile — and partly virtual — hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, along with those of Dr. Redfield, made clear that the nation had not yet prevailed.

They appeared to rattle the markets, driving the S&P 500 down as investors weighed the potential of a second wave of infections against Mr. Trump’s promises that the economy would bounce back once stay-at-home restrictions were lifted. Worrisome reports of spikes in infections in countries like China, South Korea and Germany, where lockdowns had been lifted, seemed to confirm the American officials’ fears.

Here in Washington, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Redfield, who have been barred by the White House from appearing before the Democratic-controlled House, drew a very different picture of the state of the pandemic than the president, who has cheered for a swift reopening, championed protesters demanding an end to the quarantine and predicted the beginning of a “transition to greatness.”

Dr. Fauci told senators that coronavirus therapeutics and a vaccine would almost certainly not be ready in time for the new school year, that outbreaks in other parts of the world would surely reach the United States and that humility in the face of an unpredictable killer meant erring on the side of caution, even with children, who have fared well but have recently shown new vulnerabilities.

Dr. Redfield pleaded with senators to build up the nation’s public health infrastructure, even as he acknowledged that the C.D.C. had not filled 30 jobs authorized by Congress last year to expand its capacity to track outbreaks, and had yet to put in place a “comprehensive surveillance” system to monitor outbreaks in nursing homes, which have been hard hit by the pandemic.

“We are not out of the woods yet,” he said, “but we are more prepared.”

The two were among four government doctors — the others were Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of food and drugs, and Adm. Brett P. Giroir, an assistant secretary for health — who testified remotely during the hearing. Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, who like Dr. Fauci, Dr. Redfield and Dr. Hahn is in quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus, presided as the committee’s chairman from his home in Maryville, Tenn.


The doctors’ downbeat assessments came as the death toll in the United States surpassed 81,000 — a figure that Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, noted was “45 times the rate of South Korea.” The hearing, titled “Covid-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School,” offered little concrete advice on how that would happen. It was the first chance lawmakers have had to publicly question the officials in Congress since Mr. Trump declared a national emergency two months ago — and to do so without Mr. Trump standing nearby.

Despite the gloomy predictions for the months ahead, the experts drew a somewhat more upbeat picture over the long term. Asked by Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, if the scientists would ultimately develop a vaccine, Dr. Fauci said: “It’s definitely not a long shot, Senator Romney. I would think that it’s more likely than not that we will.”


And Admiral Giroir assured Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, that his office was determined to see to it that a vaccine “reaches all segments of society regardless of their ability to pay.”


Some Republicans sounded their own upbeat note. Mr. Alexander proclaimed testing in the United States “impressive” and “enough to begin going back to work.” Senator Mike Braun, Republican of Indiana, agreed, saying in an interview, “I have great optimism that we won’t backslide.”

But the sentiment was not universal. Mr. Romney drew an unfavorable comparison between South Korea, which conducted 140,000 tests by March 6 and has had 258 deaths from Covid-19, and the United States, which had conducted about 2,000 tests by March 6.

“I find our testing record is nothing to celebrate,” Mr. Romney said.

For Dr. Redfield, who has largely been sidelined by Mr. Trump — at least in the administration’s public response — the hearing was a rare opportunity to speak directly to Americans, though he often seemed at pains not to showcase any disagreements with the president. Dr. Fauci, one of the most visible federal health officials and voices in the pandemic, has had less frequent appearances at the podium the past two weeks, since Mr. Trump abandoned his daily coronavirus task force briefings. Often the subject of speculation that the president will fire him, Dr. Fauci reassured senators that their relationship was intact.

“There is certainly not a confrontational relationship between me and the president,” he said, adding that when he gives Mr. Trump advice, “he hears that, he respects it, he gets opinions from a variety of other people.”

The hearing scene was extraordinary. The wood-paneled hearing room, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, was set up with tables along all four walls, so senators — some of whom were wearing masks that they removed while speaking — could sit a reasonable distance apart.

 Those who participated virtually gave viewers a peek into their private lives. Senator Patty Murray of Washington, the top Democrat on the panel, appeared beside a pine cabinet in her home office. Mr. Alexander’s dog, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Rufus, slept in the background as he spoke.

The mood was at times tense. Mr. Alexander put Democrats on notice not to engage in “finger pointing” and insisted that “even the experts underestimated Covid-19.” Ms. Murray followed that by calling Mr. Trump’s response “a disaster,” adding: “The president isn’t telling the truth. We must, and our witnesses must.”

Across the Capitol, House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a $3 trillion economic stimulus measure to respond to the pandemic, including $1 trillion in aid to state, local and tribal governments, another round of $1,200 direct payments to American families, and more money for jobless aid and food assistance.

Ms. Murray used her time to make a pitch for the package, saying Republicans — who have already joined with Democrats in approving nearly $3 trillion in government aid — had not done enough.

“What good is a bridge that only gets you to the middle of the river?” she asked.

There were flash points between the witnesses and the senators, as well. In one sharp exchange, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, pressed his belief that children needed to return to school and told Dr. Fauci that his voice was not the only one senators would listen to.

“I think we ought to have a little bit of humility in our belief that we know what’s best for the economy,” Mr. Paul said. “And as much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don’t think you’re the end-all. I don’t think you’re the one person who gets to make a decision.”

Dr. Fauci replied, “We should be humble about what we don’t know.” But, he continued, “we really better be very careful, particularly when it comes to children,” because new research is showing that they may not be “completely immune to the deleterious effects” of Covid-19.

The White House has put out guidelines for states to follow, called “Opening Up America Again,” in planning how to reopen businesses and get people back to work and school. The plan recommends, among other things, that before reopening, states should have a “downward trajectory of positive tests” or a “downward trajectory of documented cases” of the coronavirus over two weeks, while conducting robust contact tracing and “sentinel surveillance” testing of asymptomatic people in vulnerable populations, like nursing homes.

But the guidelines are not mandatory, and many states are reopening without adhering to them, seeking to ease the pain as millions of working people and small-business owners are facing economic ruin while sheltering at home.

Senator Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, complained on Tuesday that Dr. Fauci and the other witnesses were “trying to have it both ways” by saying that states should not reopen too early while giving governors guidance that was “criminally vague.”

 The C.D.C. has been working on a more specific plan that has been held up by the White House. Mr. Murphy demanded to know when it would be released — especially given that states were reopening.

“Is it this week? Is it next week?” the senator asked. Dr. Redfield replied that the guidance would be on the C.D.C.’s website “soon,” after being reviewed by Mr. Trump’s coronavirus task force.

“Soon isn’t terribly helpful,” Mr. Murphy shot back."


 Then there is this report from AP:

 ~ From MSN/AP:

As Trump Urges Reopening, Thousands Getting Sick On the Job 
by, David Crary

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Down this aways, remember what Presidente AMLO said back on May the 4th:

 ~ From El Politologo:

El 17 de Mayo Vamos a Regreso a la Normalidad: AMLO 

"This morning, during the Executive's press conference with the representatives of the media, the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador , explained that in some places it will " return to normal " next Sunday, May 17, after the days of isolation derived from the Covid 19 pandemic.

I tell you: there is little left.

The president pointed out that the indications of the experts, "the scientists," who have helped the Federal Government to contain the pandemic, must continue.
"Almost there. The light is already visible at the end of the tunnel. I think it will be nothing more this month . That is my forecast.
Even in some places, we will return to normal, little by little, carefully, with sanitary measures, from the 17th .
And, on June 1st, we want to do it nationwide. Carefully. So there is certainty."

May 17th is four days away.

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~ Local Covid-19 stats:

A note that in Baja California 70 Maquiladoras reopen..." 40,000 workers restarted work this week and 30% more companies are expected to re-open. From Luis Manuel Hernandez, Presidente de Index Zona Costa, " we have seen high pressure from the United States Manufacturing Association sending letters to the [Mexican] Federal Government." 

***Note:  Inotherwords, United States Big Business Pressured Mexico To Re-Open The Maqs. Well, you guys remember what JFK called U.S. Big Business?  C'mon I know you remember...he called them "S.O.B's."


Baja California: 2,524 Infections and 433 Deaths :

 Por COVID-19 se Preve Dificil Regresa a Clases Presenciales en BC; Hay Mas de 2 Mil 500 Contagios
Por, Uriel Saucedo 

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Nation wide:  38,324 Infections and 3,926 Deaths :

Suman 3 Mil 926 Defunciones de COVID-19 en Mexico 


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Local Drug War stats:

YTD Tijuana = 726 Dead

YTD Baja California = 985 Dead

Tres cadaveres Calcinados en Tijuana
Por, Gerado Andrade 


"According to information obtained by ZETA, around 16:05 hours on Tuesday, May 12, residents of the Rancho Las Flores neighborhood, in Tijuana, reported to the emergency number 911, that in an unpopulated area, attached to a hill, They had found three people lifeless, handcuffed and charred.

The first agents to arrive at the crime scene confirmed that there were charred human beings, so elements of the Fire Department attended, although the fire had already been extinguished by consuming the bodies.

After the fire was completely put down, the authorities were able to see three totally burned corpses and the case was taken by the State Investigation Agency, which on Tuesday night, was still looking for clues to determine if there were more victims among the ashes found in the place.

Neighbors who were near the macabre scene, informed ZETA that in that area of ​​the city located in the Playas delegation, there is a lot of drug sales, and homicides are unfortunately common.

However, they pointed out that they had never witnessed something so "gloomy", the bodies were completely charred and the smell could be perceived from several kilometers away.
 
"I had never seen anything like this, because poor people, who know who they were, were there, there, (he pointed to the direction where the bodies were found) I find it very sad because this (homicides) is getting worse," said one neighbor of the Rancho Las Flores neighborhood.

24 hours before the discovery of the burned bodies, eleven people had been killed in different parts of the city of Tijuana, one of those executions was in the same delegation of Playas, in the courtyard of a house located on Morelia street in the neighborhood. Artesanal, a man identified by the name of Sergio was shot, the experts located 10 scene casings in the scene.

Tijuana has a total of 726 victims of intentional homicides so far in 2020, according to the State Attorney General's Office (FGE), a high percentage of the 985 murders committed in the same period, in Baja California."

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Take care everyone.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Another Great One From Truth Out - Local COVID-19 Stats - Local Drug War Stats ....A Brief Look At Ensenada Violence - UPDATES 04/30/20 : COVID-19 & EXECUTION STATS RISING AND THE DAY IS NOT OVER @ 3:45 PM

We lost our Internet server for around 15 hours, but they are now back in business. Here is yet another great one from Truth Out and don't miss all of their coverage which is fantastic.

 ~ From Truth Out:

 Trump and McConnell Aren't Waging War On COVID. They're Waging War On Us
By, William Rivers Pitt


 ~ Excellent non stop COVID coverage:

Democracy Now ! 


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All Reports From Zeta.

We ended the last blog on the report from Zeta regarding Trump's influence on re-opening at least one business down here which has contracts with the U.S. Military despite the fact that the Governor had shut it down.  So far, there has been no coverage of this in the U.S. press - perhaps Tele-sur will pick this story up. 

 Meanwhile on Tuesday workers in Tijuana demonstrated against their employer Honeywell for not informing them of the COVID-19 infection(s) at the facility and one death  from COVID by a co-worker. There has been no follow up on this for reasons you can probably figure out for yourselves:



Trabajadores de Honeywell se Manifiestan en Demande de Informacion Por Casos de COVID-19 (VIDEO)
Por, Julieta Aragon

"About 200 Honeywell workers protested outside the plant, located on Insurgentes Boulevard in Tijuana, demanding information after they pointed out that there are two cases of SARS CoV2 (COVID-19), and one person died from this disease.


According to the version of some employees, on April 28, the company "removed" the workers from the night shift at five in the morning, one hour before their usual departure, without giving them an explanation.


Given this, a group of workers stationed themselves at the main door of the plant, demanding that the manager come out and give them information about that decision and the cases they say there are of COVID-19. This prevented the employees of the morning shift from entering the place, so they could not work.


Around 10 in the morning, the group dispersed, once those responsible for the plant indicated that in the afternoon they would contact them to provide them with information."

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UPDATE/EDIT 04/30/20 @ 3:45 PM LATEST COVID-19 REPORTS INCLUDES ALL MUNICIPALITIES :

"Tijuana es El Epicenter de La Pandemia en Baja California":Secretaria de Salud"
Por, Uriel Saucedo - 04/30/20 @ 1:09 PM

"In the last 24 hours, 66 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in Baja California, reaching 1,577 patients, in addition to 223 deaths, 18 more than yesterday, the state Secretary of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, reported this Thursday morning. April 30th.

Tijuana and Mexicali continue to be the municipalities with the highest incidence of infections.
Pérez Rico indicated that they have taken samples from 3,648 patients, of which 1,577 are positive, 1,479 negative and 592 are pending results. Of the positive cases there are 859 from Tijuana, 589 Mexicali, 40 Ensenada, 67 Tecate, 17 Rosarito and five in San Quintín.

In deaths, Tijuana has 153, Mexicali 55, Ensenada six, Tecate five, Rosarito three and San Quintín remains in one. While there are 206 recovered patients, 111 of them are men and 95 women. From Mexicali there are 78 from Tijuana 117, Ensenada dos and Tecate 9.

Regarding suspicious cases, in the Ministry of Health they have 83 cases, the IMSS continues with a high number, registering 494, while ISSSTE has two, ISSSTECALI with four, the Secretary of the Navy with 7 and private hospitals have two patients.

He reiterated that the bulk of the infections is in an age range of between 25 and 59 years. As of this morning, 81 percent of the positive cases were recovering from home and 19 percent were hospitalized. Of the comorbidities that are affecting the recovery of 1,577 confirmed patients, 26.7 percent have hypertension, 20.8 percent have diabetes and 18.4 percent are obese.
Deaths are occurring mainly in people over 65, but it has also been detected that between 40 and 64 years of age, deaths are accumulating.

Regarding the occupation in the converted hospitals of the Ministry of Health, they are at 67.5 percent with 157 beds and 43 ventilators available. In the IMSS they are at 62 percent capacity with 231 beds and 14 unoccupied fans.

"The two weeks that follow are critical, the first two weeks of May, as we have said, the end of April, the first of May is a very high point of the epidemiological curve that we are having in Baja California. Tijuana is the epicenter of the pandemic in Baja California and right now we are dealing with more personnel who want to help us in the fight against COVID, ”said Pérez Rico, inviting more medical and nursing personnel to come to work caring for patients. with positive test."

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The COVID-19 StatsFrom Yesterday Early Afternoon:

Baja California Con Mil 511 Contagios y 205 Muertes Por COVID-19
Por, Uriel Saucedo


"The number of patients infected with COVID-19 in Baja California reached 1,511 infections, and 205 deaths in the last hours, reported Alonso Pérez Rico, Secretary of Health in the state, continuing in second place for deaths and third of infections throughout the country, behind Mexico City and State.


Compared to Tuesday, April 28, the number of patients increased in 114 new cases, 66 correspond to Tijuana, 35 to Mexicali, 10 to Tecate, two to Ensenada and San Quintín. As for deaths, there were 15 new ones; in Tijuana 12 and in Mexicali three. The other municipalities did not present deaths. As for the recovered, the number is176.


Nationwide, there are already 16,752 accumulated confirmed cases, 5,332 are active cases, 11,220 suspects, 49,333 negative, 1,569 deaths out of a total of 77,500 patients studied. In the last 24 hours, the curve increased with 1,222 new cases.


Pérez Rico reported that 3,561 tests have already been performed that have tested positive for 1,511 patients, 1,455 cases have been ruled out and there are 595 suspected patients, awaiting a response. Of these pending results, 92 are from the Ministry of Health, 483 from IMSS, three from ISSSTE, two from ISSSTECALI, 7 from the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR) and 8 from private hospitals.


In the case of the pending results of the IMSS, the Secretary of Health explained that some were sent to the La Raza Laboratory and other tests are being analyzed in the four private laboratories, but if necessary, they will support the state laboratory to reduce the amount of suspects.


Given these delays, Governor Jaime Bonilla called on the IMSS to carry out the tests in Baja California and stop sending them to Mexico City, so that people are informed up to date, so that there is no lag in the list of deaths reported at the federal level due to the lack of results.


“When people see the report from Mexico, they are going to have to compare the 205 deaths that we have with those that the federation is reporting. That is why I want the pending tests to be carried out as quickly as possible, because people are dying and we do not know if they died from COVID-19 unless the proof is available, "said Bonilla Valdez.


For his part, Pérez Rico explained that the pending evidence from the IMSS is no longer in its entirety in Baja California because many were sent to Mexico City for analysis.


Speaking of the comorbidities that are contributing to a slow recovery from COVID-19 or that has led to the death of some patients, he highlighted that patients suffering from obesity, diabetes or hypertension are costing them their lives, “Right now we are paying the not having a good diet, being so sedentary, not having any physical activity or a sports culture, because obese people are having a poor response to COVID. "

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So, at this point in time if you were making a comparison, COVID-19 deaths beats the drug war executions in Tijuana for the month of April. Here are those numbers:

 ~ Tijuana Executions:

Monday (04/27/20) Tijuana Monthly total = 157 dead. Tijuana YTD total = 632 dead.  Baja California YTD total = 855 dead.

Reportan Cuatro Homicidios, Entre Ellos Una de Mujer a Golpes y Un Hombre Calcinado


"In Tijuana, four homicides were reported in the last hours, among the victims is a woman beaten to death, and three men. According to statistics from the State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI), 157 executions have been registered during April, while in 2020 the figure rises to 632.


On the afternoon of Sunday, April 26, at the Issstecali Mirador facilities, a woman died with various head injuries, apparently with a blunt object. So far, the victim, aged between 25 and 30, appears as an unknown. During the year 64 murders have been committed against women.

Then the discovery of a charred body was reported to the emergency center, which had plastic around his neck and his face covered with a tarp. The events were dated in Manuel M. Diéguez street, in the Lázaro Cárdenas neighborhood.
 
At the crime scene of a young man, between 20 and 25 years old, until now unidentified, at least 8 40-caliber casings were located. The victim, who was inside a Chevrolet Cavalier vehicle, gray color, plates 5XJG099, He was shot in the head. The events occurred in Privada Isabelitas, Natura subdivision Bosques section.


Finally, this Monday morning, April 27, in a section of dirt road next to the CESPT wastewater plant on the Oriente expressway, the body of a man wrapped in gray canvas was found. The deceased was handcuffed and with visible signs of torture.


With these facts, Baja California registers 855 intentional homicides so far in 2020."

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 Tuesday (04/28/20) Tijuana Monthly Total = 163 dead. Tijuana YTD total = 638 dead.  Baja California YTD Total = 865 dead.

Reportan 7 Homicidios en Tijuana 

"The violence in Tijuana does not stop. In the last hours, seven people were killed in different parts of the city, as reported by the State Security and Investigation Guard.


With these facts, intentional homicides amount to 163 during April and 638 so far in 2020.

 First, at around 07:25 a.m. on Monday the 27th, on a country road next to the Cespt purple water treatment plant, in the Imac Tijuana neighborhood, the body of a male was found wrapped in gray canvas. . So far the deceased has not been identified.

 Later, the lifeless body of a young man, between 25 and 30 years old, was found on the slow east highway in the Third Stage of the River. The victim had various head injuries, abrasions on the back and legs.

 With firearm injuries to the head, the body of a man of approximately 45-50 years old was found in Loma Amarilla in front of number 9110, Colinas de La Mesa subdivision. At the crime scene, 3 9mm casings and a bullet fragment were located.

 On the El Árabe ramp in the Los Almos neighborhood, there was an armed attack that left a male person dead. The victim, aged between 25 and 30, was shot in the head and back.

27-year-old José Luis Amaro Jasso died at the Red Cross facilities, who was attacked by a firearm when he was in the vicinity of the Los Santos neighborhood.

 A man identified as Diego Alberto Barajas Meza, 44, shot to death in the Playas de Tijuana neighborhood in the Costa Azul section on April 22, died Monday night at the ISSSTECALI Mirador facilities. The victim had entered the hospital with various bullet injuries in the abdominal region, chest and back.

 Finally, on Santa Fe Avenue, in the third section of the Santa Fe neighborhood, a man was attacked with gunshots. When he was moving in his vehicle, the victim was lying on the pavement. So far it has not been identified.

 Until the morning of this Tuesday, April 28, in Baja California there have been 865 intentional homicides."

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Wednesday (04/29/20) Tijuana monthly total = 169 dead.  YTD Tijuana total = 644 dead. Baja California YTD total = 870 dead.

Reportan 5 Homicidios, Van 169 Victimas en Abril 

"In Tijuana, at the end of the month of April, 169 intentional homicides have been registered, with this number, the murders exceeded those dated during March, where the statistic reached 163 victims.
During Tuesday, April 28, five homicides were recorded in different parts of the city, reaching 644 murders in 2020.
 
Around 4:30 p.m. in the private Salvia in the Natura section Arboledas fractionation, an armed attack took place in which one man was killed and another injured. The fatal victim was identified as Germán Enríquez Cuenca, 39. While the wounded man was transferred to a local hospital. A .380 caliber organized ammunition was located at the crime scene

Another armed attack was registered 10 minutes later in Villas de San Quintín street and Huapango street corner in front of the Rex car wash, Villas de Baja California subdivision, where a male between 35-40 years old was killed and two more men were injured, one of 40 -45 and the other 30-35. None of the three has been identified. Expert elements located 4 caps.

Then in private Galapagos, in Urbi Villa del Prado 2nd section subdivision, the body of a man with a gunshot wound to the head was found on public roads. The victim, still unidentified, ranged from 30 to 35 years old.

Jaime Enrique Sánchez Zúñiga, 40, died at the Red Cross facilities. He arrived at the hospital with injuries from a projectile from a firearm. The victim was attacked in the Urbi Villa del Prado subdivision.

Finally, on the street of Los Héroes in the Buena Vista neighborhood, the body of a man whose identity is unknown was found. Information obtained refers that the deceased today had his hands held with padlocks and had a large head injury."

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UPDATE/EDIT 04/30/20 @ 4:00PM THE lATEST  DRUG WAR EXECUTION STATS: TIJ  Monthly total= 179 dead; TIJ YTD Total = 654 dead; Baja California YTD total = 885 dead.

Reportan 10 Homocidios en Tijuana se Eleva @ 654 Victimas en 2020 
(Report @ 9:30am) 

"The State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI) reported that during the last hours 10 executions were recorded in different parts of Tijuana. With these facts the number of intentional homicides rises to 654 victims so far in 2020.

First, around 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, an unidentified male, between 35-40 years old, was found dead in a wooden construction located on Cumbres del Sol street, Cumbres del Sol subdivision. The victim had various injuries to the face caused by a firearm.

Then in the Regional General Hospital of the IMSS number 20, the young Carlos Francisco Sánchez Maldonado, 23 years old, perished due to various injuries from a firearm projectile. According to revealed information, the victim was attacked in the Natura neighborhood.

With a shot to the neck, a man identified as Humberto López Castillo, 70, was killed when he was on Venustiano Carranza street in the Lázaro Cárdenas neighborhood. At the site, expert officers located a 45-caliber shell, two shells with no visible legend, a bullet, two bicycles, and a cell phone.

Inside a wooden room, 48-year-old Cesar Ángel León Gutiérrez was executed. The events occurred in a neighborhood street in the Mirador Capistrano neighborhood.

At the crime scene of two unidentified males, 5 9mm caliber casings were located. The victims were lying inside a house located in private Nile # 61, Urbi Villa del Prado II neighborhood.

A 39-year-old man named Carlos Alberto Ponce Ordaz perished at the Red Cross facilities. The deceased today entered the hospital on April 25 with wounds from a projectile in the chest. It is unknown where he was assaulted.

The decapitated body of a woman, between 35 and 40 years old, was found early this Thursday, April 30, wrapped in a sheet on Manuel J Contreras Boulevard in the Jardines de la Mesa neighborhood. The severed head of the female was found inside a white plastic bag, still on the side of the body.

An armed attack registered on Hacienda de Jerez street in the Ejido Rojo Gómez neighborhood, left two people dead. One of the victims identified as Eduardo Alcántara Cordero, 39, died at the scene; while Martin Alcántara Cordero, 37, perished minutes later at the Red Cross facilities.

Until 05:00 hours this Thursday, in Baja California there are 885 intentional homicides in the year 2020."

end edit.

 
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A Quick Look At Ensenada.....


Reported over last weekend:

Matan Policias del Poblado de Ojos Negros, Ensenada al"Chiles Verdes"
Por, Lorena lamas 

"Elements of the municipal police assigned to the Real del Castillo delegation, in the town of Ojos Negros, in Ensenada, received a report of an armed person in a vehicle between Esteban Cantú and 10 de Julio streets.
 
The events occurred at 8:28 p.m. this Friday when the officers found the reported Ford Explorer. When they arrived,  a person identified as Fabricio Bernardo Gomez, nicknamed the “Chiles Verdes”, about 30 years old, descended from the vehicle carrying two weapons, one short and one long. 
 (pistol & rifle)

The first data indicates that at the time of the police intervention, the subject pointed the gun at them and threatened them, which represented a risk for the agents, who at one point shot at the “Green Chiles” who died on the spot.

The group of armed residents launched a persecution against the police who took refuge in the delegation building. The elements were unharmed and were able to secure three weapons.

In support of the municipal police, several units of the State Investigation Agency went to Ojos Negros. 

The last arrest of the man nicknamed the "Green Chiles" was in March 2019 for possession of a firearm."

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Monday (04/27/20): Ensenada Monthly total = 28 dead.  Ensenada YTD total = 94 dead.

Localizan Cuerpo Encobijado en Ensenada; Suman 94 Homicidios 


"The remains of a man were found shortly after midnight on Monday, April 27, in a vacant lot located in the Gómez Morín neighborhood, in Ensenada.

With this violent act, there are 94 homicides committed in the port, of which 28 were registered in April.

According to the C4 report, it was at 12:55 pm when witnesses reported the presence of a body on the side of the Jesús Enciso and Villa Grande dirt roads, in the Gómez Morín neighborhood.

Upon arriving at the place of the report, the municipal police officers found the body of a male with firearm injuries wrapped in a blanket; the victim has not been identified.

Once they confirmed his death, the elements cordoned off the area and notified the State Attorney General's Office, which is responsible for conducting the investigation.
Until this moment the victim has not been identified."

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Tuesday (04/28/20):

 Matan a Ministerio Publico de Narcomenudeo en Ensenada (VIDEO)

The body of the public servant was on board a vehicle, on Emiliano Zapata street in the Villas del Real 1 neighborhood.

"ENSENADA.- The lawyer Hiram Rivera Lizárraga, Public Ministry of Narcomenudeo of the State Attorney General's Office, was shot to death on Tuesday afternoon, April 28, in the Vilas del Real 1 neighborhood.

The attackers opened fire on the public servant in front of his family; the body was left on board the vehicle in which he was traveling. 

Elements of the State Attorney General's Office were the first respondents and did not allow the municipal police officers to approach.

 Rivera Lizárraga had a history of approximately 15 years with the then Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado, which is now the Fiscalía General del Estado.

Among other positions, he served as channel and secretary of agreements. He also carried out search warrants on Isla de Cedros."

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Wednesday (04/29/20) Two more making the Ensenada YTD total = 99 dead.

Asesinana Dos en El Fraccionamiento El Roble de Ensenada 


ENSENADA - Two men were shot to death tonight on Wednesday, April 29 in the El Roble subdivision, located by the exit to Ojos Negros, while another subject was similarly deprived of life in San Quintín.
  
These homicides bring the number of victims to 34 during April, and 99 to a day that ends the first third of the year. Throughout 2019, 275 people were killed.
 
The double homicide committed around 8:54 p.m. on the outskirts of the city was reported on the streets of San Andrés Islands and Isla Catarina.

After an operation carried out by several police units, Red Cross paramedics arrived at the site and confirmed the death of both.

An hour earlier, a man preliminarily identified by the name of Jairo, 43, was shot in the yard of a house; Paramedics who treated him confirmed the death to the police."

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Take care everyone...should be back in a few days..all of this information is available on 
Zeta Tijuana.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Why The Heck Didn't More Americans Demonstrate Against Bolsonaro's Visit ? Over One Hundred Executed In TIJ This Month - Attacks on Policia Double - Santiago Roel Has the Last Word On The Violence In Mexico

Nazis


Was anyone out there surprised as I was that not more Americans protested the Bolsanaro visit with the crazy man ?  Could it be because the U.S. consensus of right wing radicalism is on the rise ? I think about that a lot, especially when we want to leave here due to the violence and the pollution, particularly the ocean contamination - we cannot even take a dip out in front of us and the past two early mornings the stench is horrible - more raw sewage coming down the baranca.  BTW, I found a house out in Warner's but I have to win the lottery because we'll never be able to sell this place, and it looks like it needs quite a bit of work, everything including a pool.




Meanwhile there has been some coverage of the protest which did happen:

  ~ From Telesur - 03/18/19 :

"Bolsonaro is a Murderer' Signs Greet Brazilian President in US


 ~ From Radio Mayabeque 

Protests Against Bolsonaro's Visit to the United States
by, Jose Daniel - 03/18/19 

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Did you think I was kidding when I said the consensus in the United States towards right wing extremism is on the rise ?

 ~ From CBS:

Concern Grows Over Fed's Sluggish Response To Rise of Right-Wing Extremism
By, Jeff Pegues - 03/19/19 


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Probably the most current and actually the best in depth coverage of Bolsonaro & Brazil are coming from The Intercept & Democracy Now !  Needless to say, we are worried about Glenn Greenwald and his family who actually live there:

~ From The Intercept - and do not miss the Related Reports regarding Bolsanaro under the articles:

 Video:As Brazils' Jair Bolsonaro Prepares to Meet Donald Trump His Family's Close Ties To Notorious Paramilitary Gangs Draw Scrutiny and Outrage
By, Glenn Greenwald & Victor Pougy - 03/18/19



 Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Meets With Donald Trump To Consolidate Their Far-Right Alliance 
By, Andrew Fishman & Rafael Moro Martins - 03/18/19


~ From Democracy Now ! - 03/20/19

Trump & Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime change in Venezuela & To Attack Media as "Fake News"



I might add that there are a lot of people in Mexico who actually LIKE Bolsonaro.


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Locally, we are at over 100 executed this month in Tijuana, I'll be back later tonight with those reports.  Daca Bob was in another cat fight and hurt his leg again.  Paris wants to move to Warner's and says woof.

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The Violence Continues.....A Sampling of Reports while I was recovering....

According to the authorities, there has been a 34% reduction in violent crime in Tijuana:

 ~ From Zeta:

Queremos bajar un poco mas los homicidios - Sanchez Gonzales
Por, Julieta Aragon

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"In the last three months and after the arrival in Baja California of elements of the Federal Police, as well as the Secretariats of National Defense and the Navy, homicides in Tijuana have dropped 34 percent, said José Fernando Sánchez González, manager of the Ministry of Public Security of the State.
 
However, "we want to lower them a little more," said the official who replaced Gerardo Sosa Olachea since March 15. So, the encomienda conferred by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, is to continue working in a coordinated manner with the three levels of government.
 
For which, he said, we already established contact with the Secretaries of Public Security of the five municipalities and the states of Baja California Sur and Sonora.
Although he did not specify the strategy to be followed in the fight against crime, Sánchez González mentioned that they will continue to work in coordination with the other levels of government and in actions to prevent the consumption of alcohol, drugs and violence.
 
Regarding the increase in attacks that the police have suffered, he commented that these are a response from organized crime to the "frontal fight" that is taking place.

He added that they are working on the operational deployment and training of the uniformed to take care of them too, because they go out to the streets to protect the security of the population every day.
On the other hand, considered as "fortuitous" the case of a subject who killed a man in the Arcángeles Hospital, in Mesa de Otay last Sunday.
 
In his opinion although this time the protocol was not complied with because before the authority to obtain the information of the man who had been shot, due to the fact that the operation of the dependencies was exceeded, the protocol works in other cases, therefore, it is not proposed to revise it, nor to reinforce security in hospitals that treat injured by firearms.
 
In the event "Sum of Efforts for Prevention", the general directors of the CECyTE BC, José Luis Kato, and the Cachanillas campus, Ramón Reynoso Cervantes, asked for security to be reinforced, through the installation of a police station and constant patrolling in the vicinity of the place, since students have been victims of assaults, which are becoming more frequent.
 
"It's a difficult point. The day we had the assault of the 5 youths opposite to the primary school set fire to a vehicle with one person inside. Last Sunday, on the side of the ramp, a person appeared in a tambo, "said Reynoso Cervantes.
 
This Tuesday, March 19, the young people went out to pick up weeds in a street next to the upper secondary school in order to contribute to the fact that there are no hiding places that can make them more easily prey to insecurity. (With information from Eduardo Andrade)"

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More than ever, it has been the Policia who have been the targets:

~ From Zeta:

Policias de Tijuana Sufren el Doble de Ataques Armados
Por, Ines Garcia Ramos  - 03/11/19
 
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" More and more municipal police are attacked in Tijuana. It is not a matter of direct aggressions, but of criminals who, in order not to be detained, respond with bullets or bladed weapons. In 27 months, 95 attacks have been recorded in which ten agents have lost their lives in compliance with their duty, in addition to 33 injured. The SSPM attributes the increase to the greater presence of arms in the city and impunity.

 
The holes of the bullets are counted throughout the house. In windows, doors, a microwave oven, a plaid blanket hung as a curtain and in the kitchen sink. On the floor there are blood stains, pieces of glass and wood between water and a little mud.

 
It is the scene of an armed confrontation that left one policeman without life, another with a shot in the neck and one more wounded. The exchange of bullets ended when the man who confronted the municipal agents committed suicide.

 
It happened at dawn on March 5 and is the most recent of 22 attacks against elements of the Municipal Police of Tijuana that have been registered since January 1, 2019.
Under this number, every third day, a municipal police officer is attacked with bullets or with a knife, an increasing number according to information from the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM).

 
In 2017 there were twenty events of this type. By 2018, the figure had risen to 45 and in five days of March in 2019, the number had already exceeded the 2017 statistics and represented half of all the attacks counted in the previous year.

 
Since December 1, 2016, the date on which the current municipal administration began, 95 attacks on police officers have been registered, in which ten agents have died and 33 have been injured.
As a result of these attacks, the Municipal Police has arrested 101 of those responsible -in some events more than one person participated-, has left 22 injured and 22 more attackers died during the clashes.

 
On this rising trend, Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezcua, Municipal Public Security Secretary, explains: "We have a complex situation in the city with the presence of criminal groups, with people who are armed with weapons that come from the United States, that we do not have a control on our border, but also, for more than two years the Law has been friendly with these criminals and allows them to be on the streets. "

The municipal official continues: "What is the option of the Tijuana Police? The only option we have is to face them and that is what has been happening. It is not an option to turn to another side and let them walk in the street with a weapon with impunity so that they deprive innocent citizens of their lives, rob them or kidnap them ".

 
In an interview with ZETA , one day before the attack on March 5, the head of the SSPM detailed the daily risks that a municipal policeman faces, "at all times, he is subject to a surprise attack because it is everywhere. Unlike the state authorities, the Army, the Federal Police that go in a group of two or three units, the Army, the Federal Police, the Municipal Police, is always the first response. "

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ATTACK
 
According to the police report of the events recorded at dawn on March 5, the confrontation resulted from an attempt at routine review. Shortly after 2:00 am, policemen on board a patrol observed a man walking on Perla Street in Colonia El Rubí, who upon seeing the police unit, ran away.
He entered a house with blue fence and the number 20 written with white paint.

 
According to the report of the officers, from the door of the domicile, the man shot them twice and then entered. It was about Jasar Antonio Martínez Álvarez, 34 years old.
The police requested support through their radios and decided to enter the home. At that time, according to the officers' account, the man was no longer in the yard, but inside the house, located less than three meters from the fence. From there he continued to fire them with a 40-gauge Glock pistol.

 
That is how he wounded officer Enrique Gerardo Ramos Talledos, operative supervisor of San Antonio de los Buenos, a district to which the colony where the confrontation belongs belongs to.
Ramos Talledos, 30 years old, was transferred to the hospital by his own colleagues, but lost his life minutes after entering the hospital.

 
He was not the only policeman who was shot in the confrontation. Also agent Cristian Orobio García was shot in the face, so until the close of this edition, his health was reported as serious.
The third injured, but of lesser severity, was Adrián Santaella Guevara, who suffered cuts in the abdomen due to a glass that broke with the shots on the site.

 
Although other units of the Municipal Police and the Mexican Army responded to the report of support, by the time the reinforcements arrived, the agents had already been injured.
According to Mario Martinez, director of the corporation, a couple of police arrived at the site to try to talk to the person in charge and so he turned himself in, but he did not allow them to approach because he was still shooting.

 
The official added that after a lapse of ten minutes in which no shots were heard, the officers entered the house and found lifeless Jasar Antonio in the bedroom located on the second floor.
The pistol was inches from his hand and there was a bullet wound in his temple, in apparent suicide.

EX SICARIO DEL CAF WITH A GLOCK 40, ONE OF THE ATTACKERS
 
On the afternoon of January 3, 2009, Jasar Antonio Martínez Álvarez was arrested along with Gilberto Zapién Hernández and José Arce Villa by elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP) in the Lomas del Hipódromo subdivision, one of the most luxurious residential areas in Tijuana. 

 
The three were carrying a kidnapped man and were identified by the authorities as hit men by the then leader of the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF), Fernando Sánchez Arellano "El Ingeniero".
They were traveling in a 2007 White Trail Blazer truck that ended up completely destroyed after it crashed into several vehicles waiting at a traffic light and a tree during a chase that the PEP initiated due to the report of a man kidnapped in the same colony.

 
The victim, Raymundo Álvarez, stated that the armed men forced him into the truck. He admitted to the trafficking of people and having left the ranks of the CAF to work with Teodoro García Simental "El Teo", rival of "El Ingeniero" and then leader of the Sinaloa Cartel in Tijuana.

 
At 23, Jasar was the youngest of the detainees. Along with his accomplices, he was accused of kidnapping, organized crime and carrying weapons exclusive to the Army, as they were found two AK-47 rifles, a .380 long caliber weapon, eleven chargers, 495 useful cartridges, bulletproof vests and hoods.

 
After remaining nine years in prison, he was released in 2018. Although the police have no reports that he has committed a crime since leaving prison, he has criminal records prior to his arrest in 2009 for the crimes of robbery with violence and robbery. vehicle.

 
For the Secretary of Public Safety, Jasar Antonio was a "delinquent accustomed to face authority," but he had an advantage due to a greater field of vision, which is why on March 5 he was able to wound two elements of the corporation. before taking his life.

REFUTA FAMILY SUICIDE VERSION
 
Although, Sotomayor Amezcua argued that the suicide of the man who confronted the police with bullets is what they could appreciate when they found the body, the Attorney General's Office of the State (PGJE) confirmed that this line of investigation is being followed.
"The first impression it gives us refers to this (suicide), but I can not guarantee it, until we collect the evidence," said Jorge Álvarez, deputy attorney general in Tijuana.
"The investigating policeman saw a body that apparently has a bullet impact on the side of the head and a gun, at first intuition there is an issue that may be suicide, but we have to carry out the investigations first, confirm the identity of the person, the ballistics tests and process the scene, "he added.

 
For his part, Juan Antonio Martínez, father of Jasar Antonio, expressed hours after the events to the media that his son was inside the house when the police forcefully entered the building.
The man admitted that Jasar was armed at the time and started firing at the officers, who had been released from prison in 2018 and for days before the attack drank alcohol in the wake of a problem with his partner.

 
The father of the assailant reported that he was in the place when the confrontation began, but that police took him by force to get him out of the house and they did not allow him to try to dialogue with his son so that "he would not do more harm, so that he would surrender "
Despite not having been inside the building when Jasar lost his life, the man ruled out that it was suicide.

 
In this regard, the head of the SSPM said: "It would not make any sense to deny that we had deprived us of life, when there was self-defense because since they arrive, the offender starts shooting them. That already gives the legal option to the police to enter.

 
"The Municipal Police has to work according to law, we understand that it can be a disadvantage because criminals do not work according to law. At the slightest suspicion, reasonable doubt, that his life is at risk, the policeman is authorized to use force. If the offender has a handgun, the police will not wait to give verbal instructions to release it. The police are authorized by the Constitution and the Penal Code to make legitimate use of force, "the official added.

 IT IS NOT A POLICE COURT: SSPM
 
Sotomayor Amezcua reiterated that, due to the characteristics of the most recent events, the aggressions to its elements are not part of a hunt.

 
In less than a week, a supervisor was shot and wounded when an armed man was involved, a deputy chief was also injured by a bullet when he responded to a robbery report, and an armed attack was recorded -without any injuries- to the Strategic Operations Group (GOE) and the Army, when they persecuted those responsible for a homicide.

 
"In these events there have been coincidences, there has been an event where the police go, see an armed criminal and there is this exchange of shots, but not where they have followed the police or there was an armed command. What it is that we are going to take measures so that this does not happen again, to reform the strategy of grouping of units, to look for that the policemen are safe to be able to give security to Tijuana ", commented.

These attacks are "a clear sign of what the police are doing, situations that are happening and we see that it is not an armed commando, it is a person with a criminal trajectory that at that time determined that it was more important that he not be arrested. his life, but it is not a direct attack to the Police, but it has to do with the preventive work of police routes ".

On the characteristics that expose municipal agents more to this type of attacks, the secretary said: "We do everything possible because the units are distributed equally, according to the criminal incidence, to emergency calls to have patrols in different areas of the city, that people see presence and inhibit the commission of crimes, but also to respond quickly to emergencies. This is also a vulnerability because these elements are alone, perhaps in a colony with a high incidence of crime, because here, unlike what happens in many parts of the country, wherever the police go. "
Regarding the violence with which the criminals respond when arrested, "to the extent that they have been detained two or three times, they know that they can be kept in preventive detention. This implies that they are seeking not to be stopped, in some cases, and in others, they are people under the influence of a drug. "

 
Indeed, on February 2, an agent of the Municipal Police was shot and wounded when he tried to check a man who was at a drug store in the Sonora neighborhood.
His attacker, arrested in flagrante delicto, was a former gang member from San Diego who was drugged.

 
"We, as Tijuanenses, feel proud of the bravery of the police officers who are facing the criminals at the cost of their own lives," concluded the head of the SSPM."
 
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Since that report, another Ministerial Police Officer wounded:

 ~ From Zeta - 03/16/19

Policia Ministerial Resulta Herida en Ataque Armado  

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" An agent of the Ministerial Police attached to the Deputy Attorney's Office for Special Investigations   (SIE) was injured after an armed attack in the vicinity of the neighborhood Lomas Conjunto Residencial, in the La Mesa Delegation, in Tijuana.

 
The first data refer that around   At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, it was reported that between the streets of Paseo de las Lomas and Monte Everest detonations were heard by a firearm where apparently there were wounded police officers.

 To the place arrived municipal, state and ministerial agents, who when seeing a wounded comrade with reason of bullet in the head, they transferred it to the facilities of the Red Cross, enclosure that remains under police guard.

In the surroundings of the Lomas Conjunto neighborhood, an operation is carried out to find him or the alleged perpetrators. So far no detainees are registered."

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Ghosts From the Past (2018): 

And I might add, a difficult and delicate time for this report to be published, however true that it is. The push is for spring breakers and the return of the gringo touristas. Nothing changes, same tactics. Surely the real estate or tourism industries would have preferred to forget about the past ( a little less than 3 months ago) and sweep this report  which created a firestorm in Tijuana under the bed. Lucky for them, I saw no posting of this report on the USMSM:

 ~ From Zeta  - 03/18/19:

Logra Tijuana Primer Lugar Mundial en Homicidios
Por, Lourdes Loza Romero y Patricia Tamayo 

Tijuana wins first place worldwide in homicides

 The border city went from step five to first in less than twelve months, in the list where the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice "highlights" the 50 cities with the highest rate of violence in the world. Both Governor Francisco Vega, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum and Secretary of Public Safety, Marco Antonio Sotomayor, rejected the study. The head of the SSPM argued: "It is clearly false and is totally removed from the reality that exists in Tijuana." According to Semáforo Delictivo, 2019 "started very much in red". According to the PGJE, in the first two months of the year there were 365 homicides.

Tijuana ranks first in the world, but it is not the best city in Mexico that its mayor, Juan Manuel Gastélum Buenrostro, proclaims, but the number one site and the most violent municipality in the world.

This position was obtained thanks to the 2 thousand 640 homicides that occurred in the border city during 2018, and that having a population of one million 909 thousand 424 inhabitants, averaged that in Tijuana there was a rate of 138.26 homicides per 100 thousand inhabitants , according to the study shared by the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice (CCSPJP)

 
The figures are not far from the registry that makes the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), which in 2018 had 3,157 criminal crimes committed in Baja California; 2 thousand 518 correspond to Tijuana.

 
The CCSPJP was in charge of carrying out the analysis that detected the 50 most violent cities worldwide, according to the figures of malicious homicides recorded; The report and its respective list referring to the 2018 figures were presented to the general public on Tuesday, March 12 in Mexico City.

 
But it is not the first time that Tijuana is listed among the most dangerous cities.
In May 2018, Eduardo Guerrero, security analyst for the Center for Economic Research and Teaching and partner of Lantia Consultores, considered that based on a study conducted during the first four months of 2018, this border municipality had been considered the most dangerous in the country. country.

 
On that occasion, the security expert considered that the increase in violence is related to the confrontation between the Arellano Félix, Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartels, for the control of the local market and the fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine transfer routes to United States, so the study conducted by the CCSPJP confirmed that crime rates continued to grow during the rest of last year.

 
"For a few years, murder figures were rising in the city and Tijuana was approaching becoming the most violent city in the world, more with that very important increase that has occurred in the area of ​​intentional homicides," José Antonio Ortega declared. Sánchez, president of the CCSPJP in an interview for ZETA .

 
In the decade that the agency has been making the list, Ortega said that 2018 is the most violent year for Mexico, given that it was ranked first with more cities on the list, and for the second year in a row, one of them occupied the first place.

"It is a worrisome situation that Mexico has, because five of the most dangerous cities in the world are Mexican. In addition, this year is the one that more Mexican cities entered, a total of fifteen, "he explained.

 
In general, it gives the impression at international level that the public policy that was implemented in the country on the security issue is not having the expected effect, "when we started this list Ciudad Juarez occupied the first place for three years and then left the list, because it was going down and was improving, it came out but right now it is back. It is clear that something is not working, and the face that shows our country is not the friendliest, "said Ortega.

RISING UP PILLARS TO THE FIRST PLACE
  
In 2015, Tijuana was ranked number 35 on the list, with a figure of 668 intentional homicides, below cities such as Caracas, Venezuela, that year was placed in the first place with 3 thousand 946 homicides; in second place appeared San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with 885 violent crimes; and in third place San Salvador, El Salvador, with 1,918 murders.

 
The following year, 2016, Tijuana climbed to position 22 with 871 murders, Caracas remained in first place with 4 thousand 308 homicides, while the Mexican city of Acapulco -which a year before was located in the fourth site- was placed in the Second place, with 918 homicides. In third party appeared San Pedro Sula, with 845 murders.

 
In 2017, Tijuana managed to position itself as the fifth most violent city in the world, with a thousand 897 murders; Los Cabos was in the first place with 365 homicides that, in relation to its 328 thousand 245 inhabitants, achieved a rate of 111.33 murders per 100 thousand of its residents. It should be noted that it did not appear in the list of the previous year.

 
Also in 2017, Caracas was ousted to second place with 3 thousand 387 murders, Acapulco remained in the third place, with 910 murders, and in fourth place was the Brazilian city of Natal, with 1,378 homicides.

 
In the list of 2018, in the second place is Acapulco -948 homicides-, in third place Caracas remains -2 thousand 980-, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas is located in the fourth place -314 homicides- and fifth appears Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - 251 murders.


VEGA, GASTÉLUM AND SOTOMAYOR, REJECT MOST VIOLENT CITY NOMINATION
 
Within minutes of concluding on Tuesday, March 12, the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) was the first authority to issue its rejection of Tijuana being considered the most violent city in the world.

 
Under this context, the unit in charge of Marco Antonio Sotomayor, stressed that homicides were reduced by 34 percent in February, while 2018 has been ranked as the lowest crime rate in the last ten years.

 
"We must start by accepting the problems generated by the rivalry between criminal groups that caused the homicide figures to increase significantly last year in Tijuana," the document shared by the SSPM begins.

 
Therefore, the corporation claims that it has faced the situation by applying the Law, for sample, the results of the various operations carried out during the previous year, highlighting the seizure of weapons and drugs, as well as the arrest of narcomenudistas.

 
About the CCSPJP, he indicated that it is not a public body or similar to the Public Safety Citizen Council of the State of Baja California, highlighting a series of "errors" in the methodology of the study on which the list is based and which could influence their results.

 
The first of these errors is "that only considers as a variable the homicide to measure violence in a city, when violence must be measured based on all crimes."

 
To this, it is added that it was considered to add the murders of Playas de Rosarito so that Tijuana could complement itself as a Metropolitan Area, a situation that does not occur with other cities and, in consideration of the SSPM, "this methodological error seems to have been used for Tijuana to head the ranking ".

 
"Nobody can go against the truth, there is no doubt that Tijuana has great security challenges, but to be considered by this study the most violent city in the world is obviously false and is totally removed from the reality that is lived in Tijuana, "he stressed.

 
The former was reiterated by the Governor of the State, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, through a brief statement that at first glance is a list of crimes and favorable numbers to "clean" the name of the city.


"The Governor of the State, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, flatly denied that Tijuana is the most violent city in the world; on the contrary, crime rates clearly show the decrease in crime in the last ten years ", is the first thing that is read in the document.
 
What continues, is an ode to the border city, which from the eyes of the State Government, is one of the regions with the highest foreign investment, being the most visited in Mexico and highlighted by its tourism, high rates of job creation and because "every day hundreds of Mexicans come from all over the country and from other nations", in reference to their migratory flow.

 
"Therefore, Vega de Lamadrid was forceful in stating that an insecure city could not present so many benefits for the one state and one country (sic)," says the text.
After presenting a series of points in which the criminal indices of both Tijuana and Baja California are compared in the last ten years, he concludes by assuring that all the achievements are the result of the Coordination Group and the Crusade for Security that unites the three government orders and all security authorities, including the Armed Forces and the Secretary of the Navy.

 
Like the SSPM, the State Government considered that Tijuana can not be the most violent city in the world, given that "violence must be measured based on the totality of crimes, and not only for one type of crime", which is precisely the one that has not presented a considerable decrease for a couple of years.

2019 SIMILAR PAINT
 
Santiago Roel, founder of the citizen project Semáforo Delictivo, pointed out that Tijuana begins the year "very much in the red," since during the first two months of 2019 there have been 365 fraudulent homicides compared to 2018, when 368 crimes were reported; records that are the same as those shared by the PGJE.

 "At the end of 2018, Tijuana had a very high homicide rate: 148.5 per 100 thousand inhabitants, for example, the national rate is 23 per 100 thousand inhabitants, and the world rate is 6.2; there you see the magnitude; Tijuana goes very poorly evaluated. "

 
He stated that the state authorities have not been able to do anything on the subject of homicide and will not be able to stop it if there is no regularization of the drugs.
"They will not be able to lower the homicides, because they are executions of drug trafficking, of those mafias that are dedicated to the black market. It is a war for the control of drugs that are brought in the whole country and that was originated by the prohibition of drugs and that exacerbates the war that it has with this market ", warned Roel.

According to the figures, some crimes have decreased and others have remained, however, drug trafficking continues to increase.

 
"Tijuana has one of the highest rates of homicides in the world, but I exempt local and municipal authorities, it's not theirs, but you have to put pressure on the Federal Government to regulate drugs; There is an initiative but it is asleep and it has not been discussed because it is a controversial issue. No drug should be in the hands of mafias, regulation is much healthier and it is important that Tijuana understands it. "

425 VICTIMS IN WHAT IS OF THE YEAR
 
In the course of 2019, 425 malicious homicides have been recorded in Tijuana, according to figures from the PGJE. The majority have been victims of armed attacks due to the dispute between narcomenudistas for the control of the drug.
 
So far in March, 61 people have been deprived of life in events that occurred largely east of the city.
Dismembered bodies, burned, shriveled, with wounds produced by firearm and threatening legends, appeared in the first thirteen days of the current month.
 
At the beginning of the year, the PGJE projected the perpetration of 2 thousand 610 crimes in 2019, however, in February, after the arrival of federal forces, the effects have decreased to 2 thousand 125 victims."

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 Since that report, we are up to over one hundred homicides/executions in Tijuana alone:

~ From Frontera.info:

Hombre Ejecutado en El Fraccionamiento El Florido
Por, Angel F. Gonzalez - 03/18/19 

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" After being attacked with a firearm, a man died on the outskirts of the Red Cross facilities in the El Florido subdivision today afternoon.

At 12:25 hours, a man of around 30 years old was attacked with bullets in the private Narciso, in the Margarita Residencial neighborhood.

After the attack, the victim was transferred to the hospital aboard a private vehicle, model Blazer, black.

The driver chose to take the assaulted Red Cross of El Florido, however, upon his arrival, paramedics declared the man lifeless because of the impacts.


Elements of the Attorney General's Office of the State carried out the corresponding process, to later transfer the body to the Red Cross.

The investigations were carried out by the Dolicide Homicide unit of the Ministerial Police.

In another incident, at 12:20 hours, inhabitants of Calle Ferrocarril, in the ejido Ojo de Agua, reported the presence of what looked like a burnt corpse in an abandoned home.

Experts from the PGJE went to the site and inspected the property, which was set on fire on Sunday.

Inside, the finding of a male body in a state of complete calcination was confirmed.

Statistics from the Attorney General's Office of the State indicate that March accumulates 104 violent deaths in Tijuana, with which it reaches 469 in 2019.

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 I have counted at least seven more since that last report and a flurry of kidnappings both in Rosarito & Tijuana. In fact as long as we are here, check out this daylight kidnapping video in Tijuana:

 ~ From Zeta - 03/20/19

Reportan Privacion de la Libertad de Hijo y Sobrina de Chuy Labra (VIDEO)


Rosarito this month:

 ~ From Frontera.info:

Toda la Informacion Relacionada Con Policiaca Rosarito  

They haven't put this one up yet:

De Un Tiro en La Cabeza Matan a Joven en Rosarito: 03/20/19


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Santiago Roel Has the Last Word On the Violence In Mexico:

An excerpt: 


"According to Semáforo Delictivo, it is estimated that 80% of the homicides registered in the country were executions for territorial control of the drug market.
 
"This is the main problem of violence in Mexico and the only way to solve this tragedy is by regulating drugs to take the business from the mafias," said Santiago Roel, director of the group.
He argued that, although Morena already presented an initiative for the regulation of marijuana, "we see no progress on the issue", so he urged the legislators of the Congress of the Union to regulate that and other drugs.
 
He abounded:
 
"We are very concerned that the issue will not be understood by the new administration and now, moreover, the militarization of the National Guard will be insisted on. Drug regulation is the right way to fight organized crime and the only way to return the army to the barracks. We thought that the president and his team understood it that way, but we see that they have taken the opposite direction and now, the risk is increased by elevating militarization to constitutional rank. "
 
In the opinion of Santiago Roel, each crime has different treatment. "There are local police who have done a great job and, above all, a drug market is not fought with police or army, but with regulation. If Mexico regulates drugs, the homicide rate would fall by 80% and we would have a rate close to 5 homicides per 100 thousand inhabitants, instead of 23 as it closed in 2018, "he said.
And riveted:
 
"Let's say it again: The deterioration of security in Mexico is not the fault of the police, or of poverty, but of a government that insists on public policies of war."
 
In its measurement of the criminal incidence, Traffic Light also detected a decrease in the commission of the following crimes: kidnapping 15%; home theft 8%; Intentional injuries 6%, and theft to business 3%.
 
However, it also recorded notable increases in the following crimes: executions 22%; 15% homicide; femicide 13%; 8% violation; extortion 6%; family violence 5%, and vehicle theft 1 percent."

 ~ From Proceso:

2018, El Ano Mas Violento En Dos Decadas Con 90 Muertos Por dia: Semaforo Delictivo - 01/24/10 


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You might be interested in all the events, including arrests and drug seizures and the editorials, don't miss those:

Frontera Policiaca (hit portada when you are at the report for the news & editorials) 


Zeta Tijuana
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Over and out for now.