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Showing posts with label Uriel Saucedo. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Edith Heath Pottery ! Current Stats of Local Drug War and The Virus: March ends with 162 executions in Tijuana - YTD Tij = 476 Dead - Statewide YTD = 633 Dead - Conditions For Preparedness of COVID-19 in Baja California No Es Bueno - Jesus On the MainLine Come In Jesus !-

Edith Heath Pottery! Hippie dishes !


 
Edith Heath

For eons I have had a pottery addiction - I've managed to collect a complete set of red marked Spode (which was stashed in the basement of a person's house in London during WWII), a set of Mason's Regency (with the little bug) from 1949 also from England, many James Borsey /Wade of Ireland pieces and early (pre WWII )Rosenthal pieces from Europe. For everyday use, I've stuck with Franciscan Desert Rose pieces from the '50's.

Just prior to the virus, I had my eye set on Edith Health pieces of dinnerware which I always wanted but were too expensive for me.  Actually, you can still buy freshly made Edith Heath , and I love the redwood plates, but they are pricey.  So lately during the virus I've been able to pick up several dinner and salad plates from ebay from across the country.  Since I missed the Edith Heath boat for years, I feel I'm making up for lost time and Mike really likes them.  So far, I've collected 6 perfect Rimmed Mojave dinner plates ,3 rimmed Mojaves with just a bit of damage, one perfect avocado 1970's cereal bowl, and several  71/2 rimmed salad plates in the redwood and brown colors .  So, it looks like these will be our go to plates now, and it's lots of fun - a destressor in the time of the virus.

Hope you guys out there are holding up and staying healthy.

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The Local Drug War Stats:

Zeta  reports this morning the month of March ended with 162 executions in Tijuana, giving Tijuana a YTD total 476 dead.  Statewide, YTD recorded are 633 executions.  So, you can see a tiny reduction, but not much.  It is still at the point where the drug war deaths far outnumber the virus deaths. In fact, you can get a birds eye view of  40% of the drugland territories here. 

Cierra Marzo Con 162 Homicidios Dolosos en Tijuana 


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The Covid Virus Stats, Local & Nationwide:

First of all, I am still waiting on reports regarding the 28 - 70 students infected by the virus in Cabo San Lucas, BCS.  What we don't know with absolute certainty is if these people were infected prior to their flight, or even became infected on their private flight down to Cabo. Plus we don't know how many other people were infected by these students down in Cabo or how many other people were infected by the students when several of them took a public flight home.  So, before we start jumping through hoops, let's keep an eye on this situation; however, these students were really dumb - the US government had issued an advisory warning for non-essential travel but they, the students chose to travel anyways.  Speaking of travel, Mike reports only  four of the Sentri Lanes have been open very early in the mornings and the lines are backed up once again with tons of people crossing into the USA in the normal lanes at San Ysido POE.  Unsure of where they are going - work related?

Keep in mind these numbers will change and here is a link from WHO if you are following the virus around the globe with daily updates.


  ~ All Reports From Zeta: 04/01/20


Suman Tres Muertes en Baja California por Civid-19, Uno en Tijuana y Dos en Mexicali
Por, Uriel Saucedo

"The deaths in Baja California by COVID-19 have already accumulated two more cases, in addition to the one reported yesterday in the city of Mexicali, with three cases until this Wednesday, April 1, reported the state secretary of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, during the morning conference.

 The victims are two men, one from Tijuana and the other from Mexicali, one between the ages of 50 and 54, and the other between the ages of 60 and 64. All three had obesity problems and diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.
 
With 43 confirmed cases, 15 in Tijuana and 28 in Mexicali, Baja California continues in position number 11 in the states of the republic with a patient infected with COVID-19; One of these patients is a woman 7 months pregnant, who became infected after a family member returned from abroad.
 
Pérez Rico reported that out of every 100 tests that are done, 15 are coming out positive, also indicated that of the 43 positives, 26 are recovering at home and eight have had to be hospitalized.
149 people are suspected, 83 from Tijuana, 38 in Mexicali, 22 in Ensenada, 2 in Playas de Rosarito, 1 in Tecate and 3 in Vicente Guerrero, San Quintín. Among the suspects is the case of a one-month-old baby, who presented symptoms after the mother tested positive.
 
He stressed that in patients who have died, they have realized that they died four or five days after presenting the first symptoms. Some characteristics of infected people are that they are mostly men, between 45 and 54 years old, and have a history of smoking, hiv, diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

The Secretary of Health emphasized that COVID-19 is a disease that can affect all groups in society regardless of age, so he invited citizens to continue with preventive actions, such as healthy distance, avoiding leaving Unless necessary, do not make any contact when greeting, constantly washing your hands, or using antibacterial gel, and avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.

 
For his part, the governor of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla, spoke of the arbitrary increases in food stores, said that these actions, raising prices, hiding the merchandise and generating the idea that there are food shortages, will incite the population for him to loot.

 
"They can't do that because the only result is going to be that people are going to get angry and forcefully enter those markets. My recommendation is not to be voracious, give the prices that they should be, because they are creating very bad faith throughout the community, and no government will see them overlap.

 
We are not in favor of any looting, but we are also not in favor of the commercial abuse that they are doing to the public, "stressed Bonilla Valdez.
Of the Integrative Migrant Center, he said that they have 193 people, well below capacity, so they are planning to use the center installed in Mexicali, as a hospital for those infected with COVID-19."
 
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The local medical supply Information:

 Incertidumbre por Falta de Sumistros -  03/27/20
Por, Angela Torres Lozano y Uriel Saucedo


"With a population of 3.3 million inhabitants, Health Secretary Alfonso Pérez Rico estimates that in Baja California there will be 5 thousand people infected by coronavirus, 500 of severity. The official explained that not all health personnel will receive protective equipment, "they will be delivered according to the level of exposure they will have with COVID-19 patients," he announced."

Doctors and nurses from all health institutions in Baja California are in uncertainty about the challenge they face due to the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in the State, and they do not have the infrastructure and sufficient medical supply.

 
In the week that ends, the administrators of clinics and hospitals of the Social Security of Tijuana, Playas de Rosarito and the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE), reported that employees who were over 65 years old or Morbidity -hypertension, obesity, diabetes, or some immunosuppressive disease- would not show up for work. Those who would continue to work would have to do so without protective equipment.

 
At IMSS Regional Hospital Number 1, doctors reported that they put together their kits to care for patients arriving with respiratory diseases, regardless of whether it is COVID-19 or some other.
"In a plastic bag we put gloves, a mouthpiece that we can get, a disposable hat, a gown and glasses, but when their validity ends we have to discard them, it is obvious that we are afraid," said an employee.

 
At Clinica 17, located in Rosarito, another worker reiterated: "We do not have enough respirators for other illnesses, much less for a contingency like the one that is going to start because of COVID-19."
In the Institute of Security and Social Services for Government and Municipal Workers of the State of Baja California (Issstecali) the situation is not better.

 
“A few days ago a woman came, not so old, she has a picture and initial diagnosis for atypical pneumonia, but it is not that, and they did not want to do the coronavirus test because she had no travel history, but she was negative for influenza and all the others, so they did it and we are waiting for results, but now nobody wants to get closer, we have no way to protect ourselves ”, he explained.
In this situation, some doctors from IMSS clinics have decided to ask the public for donations and to buy special suits from their bags. They know that the directors of the Institute have this team, but they keep it safe, for when the high point of the pandemic occurs.

 
“Here we have (sic) several doctors that we are getting the teams, cardiologists, internists mainly, intensivists, pediatricians, geriatricians; as well as pulmonologists, epidemiologists, and infectologists, who will be the first line of defense. Please ask for support, ”said Doctor José Juan Trasviña Torres, through a live broadcast on March 25 from Plaza Las Palmas .

 MEXICO AND BC ENTER PHASE 2

 
On the night of March 22, Mexico entered Phase 2 of the pandemic, in an announcement made by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to the refusal of the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to accept the seriousness of the illness.
 
In Baja California, the first case of a patient confirmed with COVID-19 without having a travel history was registered on the night of Sunday, March 22 in Mexicali.
 
The statewide Phase 2 announcement was made the morning of March 24. The Secretary of Health, Alfonso Pérez Rico, accompanied by Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez, announced that they would initiate other measures, in addition to the social distancing that they had been promoting for weeks.   
They asked for support - they did not order - the closure of clubs, bars, gyms, churches and any non-essential establishments, and reported that the police would patrol beaches and parks to avoid crowds for entertainment purposes.

 
Another of the announced preventive measures was the reconversion of general hospitals, such as care centers for patients with COVID-19, which would imply the cancellation of scheduled non-vital surgeries, postponement of outpatient consultations and transfer of patients with other pathologies to other institutions. medical.


NO CAPACITY
 
In Baja California -which has 3.3 million inhabitants according to the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics- it is estimated that around 5,000 people become infected with COVID-19, that is if its population abides by prevention and social distancing that have been promoted for three weeks.

 
Of those possible 5,000 cases, around 500 people will require hospitalization because of the virus or complications of their disease morbidity.
 
"In the third phase scenarios, where we are already talking about an epidemic dispersion, we are talking about 500 people who would need to hospitalize in the following three months," said Pérez Rico.
With social distancing measures, "the scenario we want is for those 500 to be, but in the next eight or nine months."
 
In any of the two scenarios, the plan is that the General Hospitals of Tijuana, Mexicali and Ensenada would become the center of care for all patients with COVID-19, with a capacity of 150 beds available in each one, that is, 450 beds and 120 respirators throughout Baja California.
 
“We are going to have certain hospitals that are going to be designated as headquarters of COVID-19. There we will have the doctors who will manage all the patients with the disease, there we will have the highest concentration of supplies and those who will require a ventilator, ”he pointed out.
“Right now we don't need many beds, but we want to plan for when we have them. If we never use them, that's good, but yes, we need them to be there. "
 
Although they announced that the reconversion would start on March 23, at the close of this edition, there was not even the result of the census made between Health personnel and patients to determine how many would be transferred to other institutions.
 
Meanwhile, the rest of the patients who come to the Emergency Department, for services that do not have to do with respiratory diseases, will also be redirected to other ISSSTE hospitals, Issstecali and IMSS.


HOSPITAL GENERAL STAFF MAKES SURE YOU ARE NOT PREPARED
 
The strategy of turning General Hospitals into care centers for COVID-19 worries the workers of that institution in Tijuana. Interviewed, some say they have been trained while others deny it, in which all agree, is that they have not received the equipment that allows them to protect themselves from contagion. They also reported that medications are lacking and that the building is not in a condition to accommodate large numbers of patients requiring hospitalization.

 
Employees of the Health Sector who asked to omit their names detailed: “The situation in the General Hospital of Tijuana is a bit critical, we do not have enough supplies to solve the COVID-19 cases that may occur, we do not have mouth covers, we do not have gel antibacterial, we don't have enough soap. Nor have we seen that the equipment has arrived, such as the protective suit, we have not even had a meeting to know how we are going to work if there is a large influx of infected patients. "

 
One of the main concerns of hospital workers is the risk of contagion to their families because they work without protection and continue to wait for them to deliver what is required in a contingency like the current one: glasses, protective suit, covers mouths N95, boots , Hat and gloves

.
"Although not all staff will be in contact with infected patients, we will be at risk because we work in the same place, and all medical and nursing staff are in constant contact," said one of those affected.
As an example, they cited the German woman who entered the hospital facilities on March 16 as a suspected case of COVID-19. At that time, the paramedics who took her in the ambulance wore the necessary equipment to handle these types of patients, but when they arrived at the hospital, the doctors and nurses who received her only had cloth mouth covers, putting their health at risk.

TRAININGS WERE NOT MANDATORY: SECRETARY OF HEALTH

 
Questioned about the lack of training for General Hospital personnel, the head of the Ministry of Health in Baja California, Alonso Pérez Rico, assured that they did teach courses focused on personal protection, but they were not compulsory and some employees did not attend. They will retrain them because operational definitions are constantly changing.
 
"In the State we have given 24 thousand trainings in general in these six weeks, to know how many are going to the General Hospital of Tijuana, I would have to consult with the epidemiologist, but I invite those who have not been trained to come to the Epidemiology area to train them, ”said Pérez Rico.

NO SUPPLY FOR EVERYONE

 
Both Pérez Rico and the general director of Social Security, Zoé Robledo Aburto, have reported that they have the necessary supplies to attend the first stage of the contingency, but they will only be delivered to certain personnel.
 
Baja California does have them, but not all employees will receive them, since they will be delivered according to the level of exposure they will have with COVID-19 patients, “to avoid misusing the material due to fear and misinformation that could exist ”.
 
While Robledo Aburto had to go out and give a message to IMSS personnel, after ten demonstrations were held in different states of the Republic, demanding protective equipment for health personnel.
He contradicted the protesters and assured that since before the WHO declared Phase 2 they were already working on the delivery of supplies to the different delegations.
 
"We must prioritize those places where our battle will begin, such as the metropolitan area of ​​Mexico City and those states where there are the largest number of confirmed cases," taking into account that BC is in place 8 and there are no deaths, for which delivery will not be immediate.
 
He also stressed that the Ministry of Finance made a consolidated purchase of supplies for all medical institutions, "all the material we have and will increase, will have the receipt of the Mexican Army in the 37 delegational warehouses and in the central warehouse in Vallejo, and the Sedena (Ministry of National Defense) will support the IMSS in the matter of distribution, ”confirmed the federal official.

LACK OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL

 
On March 24, the national call for the hiring of doctors and nurses, especially specialists in the epidemiological area and internists, was launched, as there is also a need for staff.
 
Alonso Pérez Rico indicated that Army and Navy doctors will work hand in hand with Isesalud in the event of a contingency, since their hospitals are not suitable for managing patients suffering from COVID-19.
 
He also invited volunteer doctors who want to help during the looming crisis for the next three weeks. The idea is to integrate a census of health personnel for the time that is required.
Currently more than a thousand people work at the General Hospital, a figure that could be insufficient if the necessary measures are not taken.

 
FEDERAL RESOURCES
 
Regarding the 10 billion pesos corresponding to the two-month periods from April to June that the Ministry of Finance announced that it advanced to the Health Institute for Welfare, Secretary Pérez Rico declared that he does not know, because the meetings with the Federation are still ongoing. , to determine how much money Baja California will have.
 
Although this resource will not be additional, but an advance of the contributions, he recognized that it will not be an inconvenience for the future, once the contingency passes, because the Federation is committed to providing additional support to the states if necessary once that justify the operating expenses during the following months.
 
Currently they are at 67% of supply of medicines and 100% in pediatric oncological medicine, in addition to the fact that the Health Sector has enough medicine to attend to the symptoms that "infected patients present".
 
Of the recently created Control Committee of COVID-19, he said that it was an initiative of Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez to make centralized decisions on the destination and organization of human and material resources. It will be made up of military authorities, the Health Secretariat, the Federal Government delegation in Baja California and some additional secretariats such as the Welfare Secretariat.
The Army's participation is to implement Plan DN-III and protect the food and medicine supplies that are strategically concentrated.
 
Shelters restrict new entries to prevent coronavirus infections
 
The National Institute of Migration (INM) announced that in the eight land access points to Baja California, as well as in the Comprehensive Centers for Attention to Migrants in Tijuana and Mexicali, the protocol for receiving repatriated migrants includes a medical check-up to detect if they are infected with the coronavirus.  
 
However, the various migrant shelters in Tijuana and Mexicali have not been trained regarding the protocol, nor has the Ministry of Health informed them how to handle suspected or confirmed cases.
Paulina Olvera, director of Espacio Migrante in Tijuana, commented that they developed a plan to prevent infections inside the shelter, where about 40 people live, mostly families waiting to receive asylum in the United States.

“They announced that there will no longer be hearings for those seeking asylum, and we think the shelters will not have enough space to serve these people when COVID-19 cases worsen. We do not have the resources or capacity to isolate someone, in Mexico there is no plan to care for people who are returned to this health crisis, ”he lamented.

 
For his part, José Moreno Mena, who chairs the Pro Migrant Defense Coalition, explained that there was an approach with the Ministry of Health after they issued a statement demanding preventive measures against the risk posed by the COVID-19 virus, but apart from the talk , did not receive any work plan to attend to coronavirus-related emergencies. They were only given a telephone number to receive information and resolve doubts, which they have called without receiving a response.
 
On Wednesday, March 18, after US President Donald Trump announced that those in the process of applying for asylum would be deported to Mexico, the delegate of the Federal Government in Baja California, Jesús Ruiz Uribe, declared that from Friday 20 to Monday 23 March they registered an average of 60 deportations and repatriations, and about 50 express expulsions; less than they were observing in previous weeks, when they received up to 500 people.

 
Government already resents COVID-2019

 
In addition to three state cabinet officials in isolation for suffering from a coronavirus, according to Baja California Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez at his last morning conference on Thursday, March 26, three other members of various government agencies are under guard by confirmation or by suspected COVID-19.

 
Three new reports have been mentioned in Mexicali, which would represent an alert for the authorities. The first, from a former commander of the State Ministerial Police, now the State Investigation Agency, who vacationed in Los Angeles, California two weeks ago, accompanied by his wife.

 
The agent close to former attorney Christian Colosio Lule, was on vacation when his condition was discovered, so the contact he had with other colleagues in the corporation was reduced. However, they had to take isolation measures in some of them awaiting confirmation.

Deputy Jorge García Alcibíades, who with that closeness spoke with the national leader of the Citizen Movement, Dante Delgado, and the former rector of the UABC, Alejandro Mungaray (they say they want him as a candidate), before celebrating on March 14 in Mexicali, your daughter's wedding. Act in which he received hundreds of people
 
The second case was formally disclosed on Wednesday 25, that of the federal deputy Jorge García Alcibíades, of the Citizen Movement, who was positive for the coronavirus, according to the political body, who requested that all persons who had contact with the 10 to March 12 at the work meetings in which García participated, take the appropriate care. He is under care at his home in Mexico City.
 
The same night, the Mexicali City Council had to re-analyze its protocols in a case that disrupted the close circle of Mayor Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda. This is a first-rate official from the Public Relations area of ​​the City Council, who was sent to isolation for coronavirus symptoms, as was her entire team.
 
On Thursday, March 26, the Mexicali City Council announced that the security measures against the coronavirus, which has Mexico in Phase 2, will be strengthened. Among the new measures, is to close access to municipal offices, except in procedures that require urgent attention, in addition to maintaining health filters in all properties.
 
Similarly, citizens were asked to refrain from going out as far as possible, especially in houses where there are older adults, pregnant women, children and anyone with conditions such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension. Angela Torres Lozano "

 
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 National stats:


Suman 29 Decesos por COVID-19 en Mexico, Hay 1,215 Casos Confirmados 
Por, Carlos Alvarez 


"In Mexico, up to March 31, there are 29 deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Of these deaths, 10 percent women and 90 percent men, while the median age of people who died is 56 years.

 
José Luis Alomía Zegarra, General Director of Epidemiology, of the Ministry of Health (SSa) of the Federal Government, indicated that the highest number of deaths is in Mexico City, with 8; while Hidalgo, Jalisco and Sinaloa, with 3 each entity, and San Luis Potosí, with 2.
 
The federal official indicated that so far, there are 1,215 confirmed cases, 2,511 suspects and 6,282 cases that have been negative. Of these, 42 percent are women and 58 percent are men, while the average age is 42 years.
 
Of these cases, 16 percent of the patients are hospitalized and 84 percent are on an outpatient basis. As for the comorbidities that affect those infected by the virus, hypertension continues to lead, with 55.17 percent.
 
-Information in development… (Developing story...) "

Prior to that report, Carlos summarizes the "obstinacy" of AMLO in dealing with the virus:

Una Crisis Sin Respaldo
Por, Carlos Alvarez 

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Update/edit 04/01/20 around 8PM: 

The Nationwide count has risen to 1,378 infected:

Mexico Registra 37 Fallecidos por el COVID-19 

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In the last 24 hours , in Mexico there were eight deaths from coronaviruses , totaling 37 victims, health authorities reported on the afternoon of this Wednesday, April 1.

 
In the country, 1,378 cases have been confirmed, 3,827 suspects are being investigated and 7,073 have been ruled out.

 
The 37 people who have died from COVID-19 suffered from diabetes, hypertension or obesity, said José Luis Alomía Zegarra, general director of Epidemiology, from the National Palace.

 
"We have to stay home. If we all stay in our house, we will reduce the transmission speed. We will thus have a more manageable epidemic, "added Hugo López Gatell, Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion.
"The measures are aimed at very intensive mitigation. With health security measures we are reducing the mobility of 70 million people, "he added.

 
Just before the press conference, and after the inauguration of the Tlaxiaco hospital in Oaxaca, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico, called on all the country's medical personnel to surrender to the noble cause of saving lives in front of the pandemic.

At the afternoon conference, the COVID-19MX application for mobile devices was also presented, which, according to what they pointed out, will help to guide the symptoms of coronavirus and will facilitate contact with the Ministry of Health.
APP coverage will be nationwide and will be available to Androind. They explained that soon they will do it for iOS."
 
To download it enter here: cutt.ly/covid19mx.
With information from SinEmbargo


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We will be keeping an eye on the situation. 


Meanwhile.... 




Tuesday, September 24, 2019

KABOOM !!! House Launches Impeachment Inquiry !!! 09/25: Stats Updates For TIJ - 155 Executions So Far this Month Of September, YTD TIJ Number Nearing Close To 1,689 Dead - Possible Caravan Of African Migrantes En Route To Baja - 09/26: More Impeachment Updates - 09/27: More Impeachmernt Updates





Kaboom ! House Lauches Impeachment Inquiry !!!

From CNN All The Latest:

Updates and Videos

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Update/edit 09/27:

Just returned from San Diego for the Paris VCA Dermatology Clinic appointment, it's a long story & will share later because you might be interested if your fur one has skin problems - but really worth the trip.

  Also found out a new google "page" has appeared about me, with bogus information.  Man, these BS real estate mafias et al down here are horrible.  They even included false information about my husband.! But as Mike said, "You know you have struck a nerve when they do crap like that."  Guess so, thanks Mike.It could be worse, will return at some point to cover the Lydia Cacho story.  Fuckers. But, keep that in mind, because that is how it works down here ~sigh~.

Meanwhile, here are the latest Impeachment Updates:

 ~ From CNN:

Live updates: 09/27

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Update/edit 09/26:

Click this one for the most current updates:

 ~ From CNN:

Trump Impeachment - Latest News 



Wow, people are always on my case  for linking CNN.  So try these instead:



 ~ From Common Dreams: 

'Unfit For Office': Trump Reportedly Suggests Person Who Informed Whistleblower Should Be Executed 
by, Eoin Higgins -  09/26


 ~ From Truthdig:

The Problem With Impeachment 
 by, Chris Hedges  - 09/26


 ~ The Real News 


 ~ From The Guardian: 

Trump Impeachment Inquiry|Trump-Ukraine Scandal 


~ From The Nation:

The Republican Party Is Going Down  With Trump
by, Joan Walsh


 ~ Still waiting on Jeffrey St. Clair and I might add, this story & all of its nuances is simply not making the headlines locally in Tijuana.  

end edit.

 


Let's hope the Democrats and the Republican sycophants don't fuck this one up.







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Meanwhile, since I'm having a really difficult time getting down here to blog anything here's the week in review and I promise to stay up late tonight or early tomorrow and do the execution/homicide stats:

From Counterpunch:

Roaming Charges: Pompeo and Circumstance
by, Jeffrey St. Clair - 09/20/19


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 Update/edit -  09/25: Finally the stats...

Turning away from the Impeachment Inquiry which is holding everyone's attention as the minutes tick by, a quick look at the local drug war stats for the month of September.   What we have noticed this month is that there were periods of inactivity as far as the killings have gone.  Then suddenly multiple homicides, then a pause, then more multiple homicides.  Earlier this month  there was a rash of dismembered bodies which has subsided, but still there are bodies.  


 - On 09/16 @ 10:16 am, Zeta reported at that point since the beginning of the month, Tijuana  registered 95 executions, which brought the YTD total in TIJ to 1,629 people killed.  This particular grouping included two burned bodies:

~ From Zeta:

Matan a Tres Mujeres y Siete Hombres En Las Ultimas Horas
Por, Uriel Saucedo 


 - On 09/25 @ 11:21 am, Zeta reported eight more dead, bringing the monthly total in Tijuana up to 155 dead. An official YTD figure for TIJ was not given, but given the figures from the Uriel Saucedo report, Tijuana looks to be standing at a YTD total of 1,689 people killed.


 -  From Zeta:

Ocho Muertos en 24 Horas, El Ultimo Asesinado se Registra en Jardines del Rubi


  - Click for the latest updates and local news, great reports:


Zeta Tijuana

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We haven't spoken much of the migrantes, this report is from today's news:

~ From Zeta: 

Caravana de Africanos Podria Salir de Chiapas Hacia Baja California
Por, Manuel Ayala


"African caravan could leave Chiapas towards Baja California

 A group of African migrants who are detained at the Siglo XXI immigration station in Tapachula, Chiapas, could leave there in the next few days and head towards Baja California, with the intention of being able to cross into the United States.

This was announced this morning Manuel Marín Salazar, head of the National Institute of Migration (INM) in the State, after the security meeting held daily by state and federal authorities in the facilities of the Federal Police.
 
The official shared that there is information that this African delegation is organizing so that in case they are not given an exit pass in that southern station of migration, they will go by caravan to this state, either to Tijuana or Mexicali.
 
He explained that currently the Federal Government is not delivering the so-called safe passages so that migrants can travel for 20 days through the Mexican territory, as previously; This determination was taken as a containment measure so that foreigners do not arrive precisely at the northern border, a situation in which Africans have been protesting for a few weeks.
 
He said that at the moment these people are “contained” on the southern border, but it may be that at some point they leave for this region.
 
Jaime Bonilla Valdez, elected governor of the state, shared that this situation worries him because they are still working with the shelters, however, he emphasized that the issue will be followed up so that in case migrants arrive, they will see how they are will receive and attend, in addition to give their respective documentation."

There is no mention of how many of the African Migrantes we should expect to see, or when they may arrive or of their plight in OaxaCA...dEMOCRACY nOW COVERS THAT ASPECT:

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Democracy Now ! had covered this story earlier this month with video and interviews:

An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants A Stranded in Mexico Hoping To Head North


More Immigration developments  here:


Democracy Now!||Immigration  


 You may have noticed this report from DN:

Mexico Pushes Back against Trumps Asylum Ban As Groups Warn Of Crisis - 09/13: 

Excerpt:

 "This comes as tens of thousands of asylum seekers are stuck in border cities on the Mexican side, waiting to be processed for initial asylum proceedings in the United States. At the Tijuana-San Diego border alone, there are more than 10,000 migrants on the waiting list to turn themselves in to U.S. immigration officials. The binational legal aid group Al Otro Lado tweeted, “We r the only OTG org here providing legal aid. This is a death sentence for most our clients. Our hearts are broken + we’re exhausted.”

Ten days later we have this report, with no mention of the hopelessness of the situation:

 ~ From Zeta:

 Mas de 10Mil Migrantes Han Sido Retornadosna BC Para Esperar Protocolo de Asilo
Por, Manuel Ayala - 09/23


"More than 10 thousand migrants have been returned to BC to await asylum protocol


Manuel Marín Salazar, in charge of the delegation of the National Institute of Migration (INM) in Baja California, shared this morning that since January to date more than 10,000 migrants have been returned to the state, to wait here for their asylum processes requested to States United, as part of the bilateral agreements and the Migrant Protection Protocol (PPE).

During his participation with Grupo 21 Tijuana, the federal official explained that 74 percent of migrants have entered through this border and 36% through Mexicali; An average of 150 returned daily, most of these are families with young children, all of Central American origin.
He stressed that this amount does not mean that everyone is or is still in the state, since some have chosen to return to their countries of origin or have gone to other states.

 
Marín Salazar added that of these people, a total of two thousand 317 have requested and received their work certificates, to be able to work in the country while they are waiting for their next appointments with the immigration court of the neighboring country.

 
Regarding the asylum processes, he said that there are about 25 people who know they are already in their second, third or fourth appointment for the approval of the applications, however, they do not keep an accounting of how many are those who already have it accomplished.
On the issue of deported Mexicans, the official said that there are approximately 150 people who receive daily, 60% for Tijuana and 40% for Mexicali.

 
By the way, he stressed that to date they have reduced up to 50% in the number of expatriates, "so they have nothing to do with the famous raids that have been mentioned," he said.

 
Finally, he said that although the INM is part of the security and development coordination of the new migrant shelter, it still does not know where the federal shelter will be besieged, nor when it will start operations."

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It's all bad news for the most part, but this one is beyond cruel :


 ~  From Democracy Now !


U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing


"In the Bahamas, authorities have published a list of 2,500 people who went missing after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island nation in early September as a Category 5 storm. The official death toll stands at 50, but Prime Minister Hubert Minnis warned Wednesday the number is likely to soar. Compounding the Bahamas’ misery is a massive oil spill that’s begun to spread into the ocean off the southern coast of Grand Bahama island after Hurricane Dorian blew the lids off six giant crude oil tanks.


This comes as multiple news outlets reported the Trump administration has decided not to grant temporary protected status to Bahamians, which would allow them to work and live in the U.S. until it’s safe for them to return home. In response, the National Immigration Law Center tweeted, “For the Trump admin to deny TPS to those seeking shelter is yet another example of their sheer cruelty.”


On Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported a 12-year-old Bahamian girl whose home was destroyed by the hurricane was separated from her family by U.S. authorities after arriving in South Florida. The girl, Kaytora Paul, had arrived with her godmother at an airport in West Palm Beach and was taken into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and moved to a facility for unaccompanied immigrant children in Miami-Dade County."


Too bad they can't impeach him for that one alone.

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Plus Jeffrey St. Clair always has the most cool music.

Who in the world do you think this one is about ? 








Monday, May 13, 2019

Zapata Se Queda ? Zeta Updates The Stats of April & May: April:183 Executed in TIJ - As of May 8th: YTD 924 Executed in Baja California And The Violence Is Not Diminishing

Relatives of the real Emiliano Zapata Greet AMLO



Last week when asked at Democracy Now ! how she felt about AMLO's new Presidency, Lila Downs was very kind and tactful and answered, "It is too soon to tell." Meanwhile, Presidente AMLO is getting hit from all sides with criticism, skepticism and doubt.  The most recent reviews, aside from the The Wall St. Journal's scathing portrayal, to long time political opponents, to acclaimed journalists,  to Javier Sicilia's reproach, to Jorge Ramos (who we cherish), to everyone in between including the environmentalists and Zapatistas, are reports from the New York Times.

Here then, pasted for you is Zeta's summary of one of the New York Times reports:

  ~ From Zeta:

 El Nuevo Pais Que AMLO Afirma Construir se Parece Mucho Al Mexico Viejo Que Juro Dejar Atras: NYT
Por, Carlos Alvarez - 05/13/19 

" Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is approaching his first six months in office and the so-called "Fourth Transformation," which he promised after his "overwhelming" electoral victory, has not yet been reflected, The New York Times reported in an extensive interview. reportage, signed by Azam Ahmed and Kirk Semple.
 
"After his vast victory last year, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised a great transformation of the country, in his opinion comparable with the independence of Spain and the Mexican Revolution. But five months after starting his term, the new Mexico he claims to be building is very similar to the old Mexico he swore to leave behind, "the newspaper said.
 
The report of the NYT, entitled: 'AMLO is close to six months of government and Mexico still awaits the fourth transformation', as an example, among many others, the issue of corruption, which López Obrador claims to have eradicated. "However, since taking office he has not announced any significant prosecutions of public officials or other prominent figures on corruption charges," the paper said.
 
"Beyond that, in its first three months, its government awarded more than 70 percent of its contracts directly, without bidding, according to Mexicanos against Corruption and Impunity, a journalism research organization, which symbolizes a strong change in the promise of López Obrador to break with that tradition of Mexican politics. ", abounded the NYT.
 
In terms of security, López Obrador promised to remove the military from the streets, but ended up guaranteeing the Army's role in national security, while homicide rates in Mexico reached their highest levels in more than two decades. indicated the newspaper.
 
Regarding migration, López Obrador began his term of office by welcoming migrants heading north and criticizing the enforcement approach of the previous government. But recently, its management has taken a tougher line and has increased the detention and deportation of people from Central America, and from other countries, who enter Mexico.
 
"Far from counteracting the harsh measures taken by US President Donald Trump along the border, the Mexican president often backs them up, perhaps to avoid a fight with his most important business partner," the Times said.
 
"López Obrador has also alarmed many Mexicans for their threatening statements against the media, including their warnings that reporters should 'behave' or say, 'If you pass by then you know what happens'. An ominous warning in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to practice journalism. At least six journalists have been killed since the current government began. "
 
The New York newspaper recalled, also, that last weekend, "about six thousand protesters" took to the streets to demand the resignation of López Obrador, "frustrated by their polarizing language and distrustful of the policies of their management."
 
However, the NYT said, the Mexican president continues to be very popular in the country, to then receive the most recent survey that places López Obrador's approval rating above 60 percent.
"This is largely due to the fact that it understands the historical distance that existed between the rulers of the nation and its people, and has committed to closing that gap," the US media quoted, and then set an example of the sale of the plane. presidential and the use of commercial flights to move around the country.
 
"He turned the presidential palace into a public cultural center. Cut the highest salaries of public employees and increased the lowest, and said that all public officials are required to declare their assets and possible conflicts of interest. "
 
"These actions reflect their interest in ordinary citizens, a rarity among the leaders of the country whose excesses and indifference have been old traditions of Mexican politics.", The NYT added in its report.
 
In addition to the constitutional reform that classifies corruption, fuel theft and electoral fraud as serious crimes. And as the President's Office told the newspaper, more legislative changes are planned in areas such as labor legislation and education.
 
"López Obrador has also announced a wide range of new programs for the poor, a central promise of his campaign. He has said that if he is successful, his programs could take some twenty million people out of poverty during his six-year term, despite the general questions about how he will pay for all these initiatives. "
 
"The new president also has a majority in both houses of the legislature, which gives him a great advantage. Since the opposition is divided, there are few controls over its power and that gives it a great freedom to fulfill its agenda, but it has also caused critics to worry about their combative attitude, "the Times said.
 
"His political dominance was shown at the beginning of his term when he canceled a $ 13 billion airport project, a decision that cost the nation dearly because the bondholders who backed it were rewarded."
 
The newspaper highlights the morning conferences of López Obrador, through which "he has won many Mexicans with his unusual availability."
 
"From his podium he answers questions about the day's events and talks about everything from infrastructure to baseball. On the contrary, his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto, only held a few press conferences throughout his term. ", Recalled the NYT.
 
"These sessions also show the erratic side of López Obrador: his susceptibilities, his rudeness and his tendency to answer with long and confusing monologues. His many public complaints have made his supporters also attack journalists, which has caused a great deal of confusion in many of them, "said the foreign media."

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Here is the original article, and check out the comments:

 ~ From the New York Times:

A New Revolution? Mexico Still Waiting As Lopez Obrador Nears Half-Year Mark 
By, Azam Ahmed & Kirk Semple - 05/13/19

 
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Also from the New York Times:

Mexico: El Violento Pais Que AMLO No Tiene Baja Control
Por, Jose Luis Pardo Veirus - 05/12/19 

" MEXICO CITY - The exchange on the homicide data held by journalist Jorge Ramos and the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, last month during one of the daily press conferences of the president, led to an important discussion on freedom of expression, but at the cost of overshadowing the underlying theme: Mexico is going through the most violent period of its modern history. Two years ago he broke the record of murders, last year he surpassed it and the projections for this are that the same thing will happen.

López Obrador blamed the strategy of fighting violence with more violence and the legacy of corruption and impunity, but said : "We have controlled the situation, according to our data." It is true that the inheritance is catastrophic: during the last two governments the homicide rate more than doubled. But it is false that the situation is controlled. Around 2,500 people were killed each month in the first four months of their rule. With so little time in power, his statement is also impossible.
 
Lopez Obrador's grandiloquence does not marry well with the violent reality of his country. The prudence of the journalists that the president praised with irony the day after the meeting with Ramos is something he would do well to apply to his own speeches, especially on issues such as homicide. But even more important is that the debate on homicide should focus on the structural nature of violence rather than on statistics.

The murder in Mexico is more complex than the war against drug trafficking , the central axis of their predecessors, or the fight against the huachicoleo -theft of fuel-, one of the initial bets of the López Obrador government. And, although corruption and above all impunity are incentives for murder, they do not explain everything either. There are no magic solutions, not even quick, because violence in Mexico is already part of their being.
 
Sometimes the actions of violence rather than causes are consequences; practices at the service of political and economic interests, legal and illegal. In Mexico, killing has become a cross-cutting solution that serves not only to end the enemy, but to end any present or future annoyance that crosses those powers: fear as a form of social control.
 
The official discourse that only good or bad people who fight a war die is also fallacious. The murder has silenced journalists , activists who oppose mining or megaprojects and, of course, thousands of people who have committed the sin of living in abandoned areas or to which the State only arrives to corrupt or to become an actor criminal more.
 
The homicide is, in addition, only the realization of a constant threat and the expression of something that, in short, is a major phenomenon in the country: violence . The internal displacement -of which there are no figures- is a plausible reality of it. Another is extortion.
 
Saying 'the most violent year in Mexico' means that more than 33,000 people were killed in 2018; also that thousands of threatened people leave their homes with what they have to flee aimlessly; that many others pay a fee to have a business or that they close it because they can not pay; that even the simplest acts such as speaking are subject to the rules of violence and that, in many cases, reporting to the authorities all of the above can also cause death, without knowing very well who has pulled the trigger.

And, although we have an approximate count of the deaths of more than a decade of violence , we still can not measure its consequences. In several states of Mexico, such as Veracruz, clandestine graves continue to appear. The last ones in the La Guapota property: 43 pits and a number of human remains not yet determined . If we do not have accurate accounting, it seems impossible that neither this nor any government has the situation controlled.
 
In the long and vague response that López Obrador gave to Ramos, the president spoke about how part of his strategy is to repair the abandonment of the countryside and the future of young people. He is right, because reducing homicides requires a comprehensive policy, not just security. But we will have to see if this generic discourse becomes concrete public policies. So far the words of López Obrador have not always corresponded to his deeds. It has happened with the shift in the issue of migration and also in security .
 
For example, we still need to know if it occurs and how the announced regulation of marijuana for personal consumption and poppy for the production of medicines. It would not be the solution to the problem of violence, but part of it. It would drive thousands of peasants out of hiding, many young people, who are already engaged in this business in Mexico, the main producer in Latin America of these drugs, and alleviate the overpopulation of the prison system .
 
So far, López Obrador's position has been very similar to combating violence with violence that he criticizes from his predecessors. Against his campaign promises, his star plan is a deepening of the militarist logic that has contributed to bring the country to this situation: the creation of the National Guard .
 
This has been a missed opportunity to create the conditions for a necessary change more adapted to the needs of Mexicans. The military came to the streets twelve years ago under the logic that the police were corrupt to the core. Despite the failure of this strategy, it is impossible to leave overnight, but an institution could be created to prepare the return of security to civil power. To combat an all-encompassing violence, what is needed are good agents to investigate and on whom the community can rely, not large operatives and soldiers who carry out orders.
 
But the gradual demilitarization of public safety added to the regulation of drugs would not be enough either. The violent Mexican reality demands laws to recognize and protect the displaced, an independent justice that investigates the connections between organized and political crime, trained and well-paid policemen that the community can trust and a long-term social package to recover the countryside and young people, the main victims and victimizers of this tragedy. It is logical to think that solving such a structural problem will take longer than the six years of López Obrador's government, but its objective should be to lay the foundations so that one day when a president says "the situation is controlled" there is some truth."
 







 
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 Finally, some updated stats...sorry this took so long:

  ~  Zeta reports the stats from the PGJE; 183 executed en Tijuana:

Cierra Abril Con 183 Ejecutados En Tijuana

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 ~ May started off with separate attacks on the authorities including an armed attack against PEPOs in Sanchez Taboada:

Atacan a Balazos a Agentes de la PEP en la Sanchez Taboada 


Additionally, Municipal Police are attacked by gunmen in colonia San Angel (San Antonio de Los Buenos behind us) - no arrests in either case:

Ahora Agredan a Tiros a Policias Municipales, no se Reportan Lesionados


~ Zeta Reports:


"924 executions in BC during the year"
 
A little more than a week before starting in May, Baja California has 924 people deprived of life in different events. Tijuana leads the list with 745 deaths, followed by Ensenada (60), Rosarito (46), Mexicali (45) and Tecate (28).
 
So far in the fifth month, 50 people swell the statistics of intentional homicides.
 
Here is an account of the events that occurred between Sunday 5 and Thursday 9 May.
 
Sunday 5 A lifeless body burned and covered with blocks and debris, was located in a vacant lot in Leandro Valle. In the General Hospital, Manuel Enrique Salinas Martínez, 36 years old, was killed by a bullet wound two days earlier in Las Delicias. Sandra Luz Oliva Ramírez, 50, was murdered with a knife by her partner, a 53-year-old man, who was assured by the authorities.
 
Monday 6 A 40-year-old stranger was found dead in the Las Torres neighborhood. A calcinated lifeless body was found in the trunk of a sedan vehicle without license plates and no visible serial number, in a vacant lot in the Margarita Morán neighborhood. On Boulevard 2000, at the height of Real de San Francisco, a subject was shot by members of the Municipal Police of Tijuana when, after a persecution and shooting at the agents, he tried to steal a patrol; At the scene of the crime were a gray Chevrolet Equinox and a Chevrolet Tornado, five base bushings 223, ten 9 mm base sockets, a vehicle SSPM P-2891 and a firearm model 09 High Point .
 
In Urbi Villa Prado, a stranger aged around 30 years was found dead with injuries to the neck and abdomen; On the site, expert witnesses located six 40-caliber casings. Ernesto Ruvalcaba Sauceda, 57 years old, was shot dead when he was in the Guaycura subdivision. A rotten corpse with injuries from gunfire was found in Paseos del Vergel. A metallic knife was located in the place where a stranger was murdered in the colony Leandro Valle. In La Morita a man of 40 years was executed; six 9 mm sockets were found scattered in the area.
 
Tuesday 7. In Los Alamos the discovery of the lifeless body of a 45-year-old man wrapped in a black plastic bag was found. On the side of the corpse was a message with the following caption: " ANTONIO MATA PEDRO GUAJICALCO SIGAN CHINGANDO PEOPLE AND SO ARE GOING TO END NOT TO BE POLICE SIT A SENSE ... AS THIS WHIP RATA PR NO KNOWLEDGE HAD.
The bodies of a man and a woman were found dead in Camino Verde; next to the deceased, their perpetrators left a card with the following message: "THIS IS GOING TO PASS TO ALL THE CHAPULINES" PUTOS. In the place, two 40 mm caliber casings were packed.
In the El Encinal neighborhood, a 35-year-old man was shot in the face, head and abdomen. In Montes Olímpicos, five shots ended the life of Cristhian Daniel Flores, 25; according to witnesses, his attacker was dressed in black and fled foot-land. A male between 45 and 50 years old was killed by gunshot wounds to his chest at El Pipila, where experts found nine nine-mm-caliber gun shells. With gunshot wounds to the head, the body of a 45-year-old stranger was found at the entrance of a second-home address in Las Flores.
 
Wednesday 8 On the Vía Rápida Poniente, at the height of the Astor hotel, inside the canalization was located a dead person of approximately 45 years. While at the General Hospital died Antonio López Palafox, 41, after being wounded by a bullet in the thorax in the Ciudad Jardín neighborhood."


 ~  May 13th @ 2:52 pm Zeta Reports we are now at 70 executed en Tijuana:

Ocho Ejecutados en Las Ultimas Horas 

 
An employee of a mechanical workshop was shot dead in front of the business located in the vicinity of the Sanchez Taboada neighborhood, at noon on May 13. With this fact add up to 70 crimes so far in May.

It was around 12:00 hours when it was reported that a person had been shot to death while he was repairing a vehicle on Virgo Street and Sanchez Taboada Avenue.
The man, between 25 and 30 years old, known as "Lupe", was declared lifeless in the place.
 
Yesterday, at around 0620 hours, in a building located on the corner of the Empire Street and the Aztec Empire of the Imperial Valley, the burnt body of a person was located.

 Two hours later another burned body was found on Avenida Internacional in Colonia Libertad.
After a male of 25 years, was found dead wrapped in a blue blanket, in private Oriol 60 of Natura Fractionation.
 
Human remains inside two blue suitcases were found in a dirt section in San Pedro alley in Colonia Libertad.
 
A 45-year-old stranger was murdered in a house used as a "picadero" on Sinaloa street in the Mexico neighborhood.
 
This morning of Monday 13 in a red suitcase, were located the lower extremities of a person on Fermina Rivera Street of colonia del Rio . A card with a legend was left next to the remains.
 
Wrapped in a brown blanket was found between garbage and brush a body without life, in Angostura street in the Villa of Baja California.
 
No arrests so far."


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~ Still, there are even more, so make that 72+ dead in Tijuana this month:

 - Hallan Restos Humanos en Las Delicias 

- Tres Sujetos Intentan Asaltar Transporte de Ruta y Ejecutan a Pasajero 


 
Courtesy Zeta



~ Although no one was actually killed in this attack, it should be mentioned: 

 - 05/09:  Municipal Police have been accused of the harassment of two young PRD Brigadistas after they had been attacked by gunfire in SA de Los Buenos.  The young men  who were the victims of the assault were said to have been manhandled by the policia; one who had been shot in his hand was actually handcuffed.  However, Julian Leyzaola (PRD candidate for Mayor) remarked he would not press charges for an investigation since he simply does not trust the authorities - particularly since they have been ineffective in dealing with the violence/crime which plagues the city. Something to keep in mind if you are thinking of coming down here.

PRD Denuncia Acoso Por La Municipal Tras Ser Baleados Dos de Sus Brigadistas
Por, Uriel Saucedo


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You can keep up with all the latest inclusive of the gringo who was being pursued by Police and rammed into 17 vehicles and ran over 5 to 7 people attempting to flee...we'll be watching this for more details on this one - good pics and video here.  Importantly pre-election fever consumes the region.


 Zeta Tijuana 



  BTW, Frontera has changed their format, Carmen Gutierrez is still reporting from Rosarito Beach, hopefully they will bring back their political cartoons and the entire editorial board, they are missed.

 

I'll be back in a few days with updates on Ensenada where things are not going so good.  Paris is awaiting her "Himalayan Yak" chew bone from Amazon, and I am still going nuts trying to get things done around here, knees are holding out. (;