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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet, Tijuana - Think You Have Problems? Check Out The Deniers (Los Imbeciles) - Link to William Rivers Pitt's "Florida, Georgia and Trump Are Lying. COVID Is Far From Over"

From CNN: Crowds In Indiana



Memorial Day came and went...but wait for the aftermath.  Zeta reported there were problemas with mask wearing and social distancing in our neck of the woods., however I can tell you that Rosarito gets an "A+". Mike picked up Luis to look at the old volvo, both wore masks and gloves.  The tow truck driver also wore a mask and gloves, town was clean with people adhering to the rules.  We even stopped at the Home Depot to look at more wash machines, everyone was compliant.  We're going to cancel the wash machine up in the States because it won't be here until the 6th and I cannot wait that long. Found a GE with great warranty coverage down here and I can have it in three days.

 ~ From Zeta:

Tijuanenses "Retan" al COVID-19; Salwen a Playas, Parques y Sobreruedas Sin Sana Distancia
Por, Uriel Saucedo 

"On Saturday, May 23, it was two months since the social distancing program began and preventive measures were applied to avoid raising the contagion curve in Mexico. However, the “stay at home” phrase repeated by federal and local authorities has not been effective, at least not in Tijuana, where people continue on the streets without taking preventive measures, despite being the second city in Baja California in number of infections by COVID-19 and first municipality in deaths at the state level.

Two months after the closure of beaches, shopping malls, parks, stores and non-essential companies, Tijuana is home to 1,822 COVID-19 infected patients and 451 deaths, in addition, the hospitals have 50 percent capacity, according to official information, but it is known that the lack of beds is a constant problem, so it has been necessary to open a space in a basketball stadium to attend to non-serious patients.

Non-essential companies have had to close under the health agreement and tourism has been reduced to a minimum; the health sector, for its part, has denounced shortages in the supplies received, and they were seen standing in long lines to buy the material to protect themselves from their own pocket, a situation that was not enough and has taken its toll on the health of doctors, nurses and hospital staff, who have tested positive for the pathogen.

All of the above has been evidenced both in the media and on social networks, and in some cases confirmed in the video conferences of Governor Jaime Bonilla in which he is accompanied by the head of the Ministry of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico.

But this climate of alert has not been enough to raise awareness in the population of Tijuana, who today went out on the streets for a walk. In a tour carried out by Semanario Zeta, in the market on wheels of the Tomás Aquino neighborhood, a significant influx of people was identified, some accompanied by their families, the elderly and minors. Not everyone covered their faces with a face mask, some did wear it, but as it has been found, most used it incorrectly.

The issue of overcrowding in crowded markets has been constant, each week the Inspection and Verification department has carried out operations to prevent them. This Saturday, its director, Adolfo García Dworak, reported that they visited 20 markets and made 29 administrative minutes to non-essential positions, in addition to removing 230 positions with turns not allowed at this stage of the pandemic.

At the Otay gate the crossing to the United States was constant, with up to 300 vehicles on the Sentri line and another 200 on the Ready Lane, the crossing to Mexico through that gate was smooth. Through San Ysidro, long lines were also present, in this area of ​​the city, 8 traveling vendors were fined for not having corresponding permits.

Although the non-essential stores were mostly closed, convenience stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and food outlets remained open. The points where there were more people gathered, were again the Coppel and Elektra stores, just outside these stores there were long lines of customers waiting to enter, not all to make payments, some came out with shopping bags.

Stores such as Dax and Waldos, maintained a constant visit of customers, in some cases without distance measures, so several people were observed inside both stores.

Although the Directorate of Inspection reported that a car wash premises in the Libertad neighborhood was closed because it was not an essential activity, it was detected that in the Buena Vista neighborhood, there are establishments of this type that continue to work regularly, without any sanction.

In Playas de Tijuana the situation is worsening, since the number of people entering the beach is more and more frequent, although the passage is prohibited; On Saturday morning, elements of the Municipal Police reported having withdrawn a group of people who were walking on the sand. This Weekly was able to verify the easy access to the boardwalk, since several areas do not have protective tape.

Whole families roam the Pacific Avenue, few of them with a face mask, they took advantage of the fact that the locals were open to buy snacks and drinks, without queuing, standing close to each other, as if there were no series of infections in the city rising. In the Parque México the scenario was similar, parents with their children sitting on benches and on the grass, couples walking, street vendors with customers gathered around them, without taking the four-meter distance recommended in public spaces.

In the Central Zone, as every day the assistance to the Teniente Guerrero Park does not end, it does not matter that there is yellow tape around prohibiting the passage, it has not been a barrier to take a few hours of rest under the trees of the emblematic park. In the Plaza Santa Cecilia all the kiosks are open, the souvenir vendors are waiting for a tourist. 

In Tijuana, unlike Mexicali, the mandatory use of mouth covers has not been determined nor has social mobility been limited."

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I know, it is bad - but look at what's happened in the U.S.:

 ~ From CNN:

Full video coverage, you have to watch these and gasp:

CNN Reporter Debunks Beachgoers' Coronavirus Theories 


Can you believe that?

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More...

Photos Show Plenty of People Flocked To Beaches, But Not a Lot Of Social Distancing or Masks
By, Hollie Silverman 

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And now, for a comparison my amigos.  A fine example of leadership vs. crapola from numbnuts:

Leadership:

Canada Wants National Sick Leave plan In Place For Second Wave of the Coronavirus Pandemic
By, Paula Newton and Madeline Holcombe 


"Ottawa, Canada (CNN)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is trying to give all workers a minimum of 10 days paid sick leave per year as Canada starts to prepare for a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

"Nobody should have to choose between taking a day off work due to illness or being able to pay their bills. Just like nobody should have to choose between staying home with Covid-19 symptoms or being able to afford rent or groceries," Trudeau said during a news conference in Ottawa Monday.
As of Monday, Canada has reported more than 85,000 cases of coronavirus and 6,545 related deaths.
For those infected, sick leave is usually a provincial jurisdiction, which complicates the national effort.

Trudeau said putting the necessary mechanisms in place for a national paid sick leave program would be challenging, but his government and the provinces are determined to try.

"When the Fall comes and flu season starts up we don't want people who develop a sniffle to suddenly worry that while they really shouldn't go into work but they can't afford to not go into work and therefore the risk of contributing to a wave significantly, could be a real problem," Trudeau said.

Canada's top doctor repeated her assertion Monday that a second wave of the virus could be worse than the first and encouraged public health officials to build up capacity for testing, hospital beds and personal protective equipment in order to prepare.

Canada's top doctor repeated her assertion Monday that a second wave of the virus could be worse than the first and encouraged public health officials to build up capacity for testing, hospital beds and personal protective equipment in order to prepare.

"I think you can never be overly prepared and we have to just keep going with some of these capacity developments and that goes for lab testing as well," said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer during a press conference Monday.

In hopes of managing the spread of the virus into the country, Trudeau announced last week that the border with the United States will continue to be closed until at least June 21. Trudeau called the border, which has been closed since March 21, a clear point of "vulnerability" for Canada.

The prohibition of international travelers and quarantine of returning Canadians is the only thing that has allowed Canada to manage its first wave of coronavirus, Tam said."



Crapola From Numbnuts, Marvelously Penned by Stephen Collinson:

By, Stephen Collinson 

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To sum it up....please don't miss this piece: (I was only finally just opening email and there this was, so I didn't have time to ask permission to republish - Pitt is fantastico !!)


By, William Rivers Pitt
 
Of course....


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Locally the numbers are steadily increasing in virus and drug war related deaths, I don't have to cook tomorrow, so I'll be back with those grim reports .

And, you are welcome to request any music you want, just drop a line - how about that ?

Take care everyone and stay safe.



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."

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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.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Increase In Drug War Executions And COVID-19 Here In a Matter Of Hours - Governor Bonilla Said the Drug War Violence Cannot Be Controlled - The Trump Problem From TruthOut - Democracy Now! Covers The Otay Mesa Detention Center With Video:"Death Trap Jail: Pepper-Sprayed Otay Mesa Detainees Demand Release As COVID-19 Spreads Inside"

All Reports From Zeta:

We are now at a YTD total of 614 executions in Tijuana and a YTD total for BC at 812 dead and it seems as though the  cartels are taking advantage of law enforcement's sick outs due to the virus and attempting to take care of the general public - Governor Bonilla said it all point blank, "...we cannot control it."


Se Reportan 13 Homicidios en BC, "Es Una Situacion Que No La Podemos Controlar":Bonilla 


"13 homicides are reported in BC; "It is a situation that we cannot control": Bonilla

Of the total murders, 12 were perpetrated in Tijuana; where the number of victims rises to 604 so far in 2020.

“We had a very serious day, 13 homicides in Baja California; 12 in Tijuana. We cannot control that situation. It has been a very serious beginning of the year; although, it is almost the same situation in the whole country, what concerns us and worries is Baja California, ”Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez declared this morning in his morning message, after the entity reached 812 murders this year. .


He noted that despite the operations carried out by the National Guard, Sedena, the Attorney General's Office and the Municipal Police, the crimes do not stop.


In Tijuana, in the last hours 12 murders were registered. Three of the victims are female. With these facts, intentional homicides in the city reached 604 in 2020.


First, at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday the 21st, in the bathroom of a home located on Calle Paloma in the Cañón del Sainz neighborhood, the body of a female person was found. The victim had injuries from a firearm projectile to the face and chest. The woman was identified as Arabella Villega Echeverria, 40 years old.

15 minutes later on a local road, behind the Urbi Villas del Prado Section II subdivision, in the area of ​​the hill, the body of a male was found in a state of putrefaction. The deceased was blindfolded with a brown cloth and had a bullet injury to the head.


The lifeless body of a woman, naked and wrapped in a gray colored sheet, was located on a country road at the height of León Avenue, Villa Fontana IX Secc neighborhood. The young woman, between 20 and 25 years old, had abrasions and bruises on her body.


A double homicide by firearm was perpetrated inside a building located on Calle Constitución without number, Colonia Xicotencatl Leyva. The male victims have not been identified.


A couple named Karla Herlinda Segura Jiménez, 60, and Felipe de Jesús Segura, were killed by firearms at a home located in Privada Canaria, building E, department # 4, Villa del Álamo neighborhood.


Almost at the end of the day, in the patio of a house in Rosario street, Lot 7, Colonia Ejido Francisco Villa, the lifeless body of 49-year-old José Pablo Luna Montañez was located. The deceased had firearm injuries.


The morning of this Wednesday, the 22nd at the ISSSTE Palmas facilities, 53-year-old Gerónimo Maurilio Figueroa perished. The victim arrived at the hospital with various injuries. Until now it is unknown where he was attacked.


Later, on Nogales Boulevard and Corridor 2000, a male body was found covered with a black cloth and tied by the hands. The victim has not been identified.


Lastly, the corpse of a man with various injuries from a firearm was abandoned in Paseo del Bosque and in private Del Olmo, Residencial del Bosque subdivision.


For these events, no detainees are reported."


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Local COVID-19 Stats Increase:

 123 Nuevos Casos Positivos y 37 Muertes Por COVID-19 en 24 Horas en BC
Por, Ariel Saucedo



"The number of deaths and infections in Baja California by COVID-19 continues to rise, registering 37 deaths and 123 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, reported the Secretary of Health in the State, Alonso Pérez Rico, on the morning of this Wednesday 22 April in the video conference of Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez.


As “a heavy day,” Pérez Rico described the last hours in Baja California, in which the number of positives for COVID-19 reached 975, more than 100 compared to the previous day. He explained that this is because the results of the tests that had been sent to the La Raza Epidemiology Laboratory in Mexico City, and that they had not been released, arrived.


The total of tests that have been applied in Baja California until April 20 are two thousand 666, of which one thousand 205 have given negative, 975 gave positive and 486 are pending, of these 405 correspond to the IMSS, 65 to the Secretariat of Health, 11 from ISSSTE and 1 to private hospitals.


Of the 133 people who have died since March 31, there are 86 men and 47 women, the majority of cases being people over 65 years of age. By municipality, in Tijuana 86 COVID-19 patients have died, Mexicali has 36, Tecate and Ensenada with four deaths, Playas de Rosarito has two and San Quintín one death from this disease; having an average of three deaths per day at the state level.
As for the converted hospitals of the Ministry of Health, there is a 47.6 percent occupation with 252 beds available; There are 47 fans available, 23 in Mexicali, 16 in Ensenada and only 8 in Tijuana, so they will be sending ventilators from Mexicali to Tijuana if necessary.

The IMSS COVID centers in Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada and San Quintín, have an occupation of 55.92 percent; Of the 608 beds in the state, 268 are available. As for the fans, they have 24, of which there are only two in the Regional Hospital number 1 in Tijuana.


“In Tijuana, both in the General Hospital and in the IMSS, for the two COVID hospitals we have 10 ventilators. If for example, out of every 10 patients discharged, 12 arrive, and of those at least one requires a ventilator, we are gaining patients every day, we are using ventilators; the reality of things is that we are already going to have to move fans from Mexicali and Ensenada to Tijuana, in what reaches us over 60 fans projected for this week, "said the head of the Ministry of Health.


He stressed that fans are still not needed, however, there is an upward trend if people who continue to go outside and do not respect preventive measures, so it is vital that citizens continue at home, because of increasing the number of patients will not reach respirators.

 If the increase in patients continues, starting this Saturday, April 25, the IMSS could have a fan deficit, but supposedly the Secretariat would be supporting the missing teams.


At the end of the videoconference, Pérez Rico reported that this morning he had communication with the general director of the IMSS, Zoé Robledo, to coordinate with the samples that the IMSS is applying in Baja California and to have results in less time, in addition to making a IMSS auxiliary hospital unit at the Baja Center Convention Center in Playas de Rosarito with the capacity of 200 beds, which is projected to be ready in three weeks."

SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19)
FIGURES COVID-19 (April 22)
            Positive cases 975

  • Tijuana 557
  • Mexicali 364
  • Ensenada 14
  • Tecate 26
  • Rosarito 11
  • San Quintín-Vicente Guerrero 3


  • Deaths 133

  • Tijuana 86
  • Mexicali 36
  • Cove 4 (Ensenada)
  • Tecate 4
  • Rosarito 2
  • San Quintín-Vicente Guerrero 1
  •  
Mexico National COVID-19 Stats:

Van 970 DefuncionesPor COVID-19 en Mexico, Hay 300 Casos Activos en BC 
Por, Carlos Alvarez 04/22/20 - 5:23pm

" In Mexico, from February 28 to Wednesday April 22, there have been 10,544 accumulated cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19), with 3,618 active over the last 14 days, 7,796 " suspects" and 970 deaths, as reported by Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion of the Federal Government.

1,043 new cases, representing 11 percent more than the previous day. Of the deaths, 31 percent correspond to women and 69 percent to men. While the median mortality age is 59 years, the majority because they have comorbidities, or are over 60 years old, or in a few cases, are pregnant women, said the federal official.

López-Gatell Ramírez added that in Baja California there are 300 active cases and 206 in Sinaloa. On the other hand, a total of 46 thousand 943 tests have been performed, of which 10 thousand 541 is SARS-CoV-2, 939 influenza, 105 other respiratory viruses, and 35 thousand 362 negative."

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 Okay, the Convention Center is just down the road, so if it is outfitted to be a Hospital, more traffic down that way, no traffic lights, be careful. BTW, thanks to Governor Milan for that building.

Also, the old  free road into Ensenada has been officially blocked off so that people will go through the El Sauzal checkpoint - this doesn't mean Ensenada has been blocked off, but you will be checked going in .

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Back in the USA....er...San Diego: 


 ~ From Democracy Now !  :

Chilling coverage of the Otay Mesa Detention Center:

Death Trap Jail: Pepper-Sprayed Otay Mesa Detainees Demand Release As COVID-19 Spreads Inside

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The Trump Problem

Let's turn to just a few instances of the lack of leadership of Donald Trump during the COVID crisis. I read this report a few days back, and it just jumped out at me, entirely accurate:

From Truthout: 
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Trump’s Inaction on the COVID-19 Crisis Seems More Deliberate Each Day

 

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