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Friday, June 19, 2015

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Authorities decommission a second network of cameras in Tamaulipas

Posted: 19 Jun 2015 04:34 AM PDT

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

[ Subject Matter: CCTV network, Tamaulipas
Recommendation: see link to previous decommissioning]

Reporter: Proceso Redaction
For the second occasion in less than a month, the Police have dismantled an network of video cameras put up by narco's in the frontier city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

On this occasion, the network comprised of 39 video cameras from which organized criminals that operate in Reynosa can monitor and react to the Military Forces and the Police.

The decommissioning of the equipment was carried out on the night of Thursday 17th of June, after one of the alleged technicians was surprised by the Police while he was fitting a camera to a post located on the corner of Calle Purificacion, in the Doctores Colonia.

In a communication, the Group for Coordination in Tamaulipas detailed that some subjects declared that they had installed 38 other cameras around distinct areas of Reynosa, utilised by the criminal group to monitor the activities, deployment and operations of Military and Federal Forces, and State Police in the frontier Town.

With this information, the Police decommissioned every one of the cameras. The video cameras and the two technicians were detained, their names were not given, they remain at the disposition of the Public Ministry of the Federation.

This past 22nd of May, elements of the Tamaulipas Force and the Army, dismantled another network of video cameras installed by criminals in Reynosa. On that occasion they decommissioned 39 cameras from 52 specific points of the city, they were operated by computer, both wired and wireless networks.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso

Pan Delegate accused of visiting El Chapo, she denies it

Posted: 18 Jun 2015 01:17 PM PDT

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article with image from Google Images

[ Subject Matter: El Chapo
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]

The Legislator for Cosala, Sinaloa, Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez denied that she is the girlfriend of the capo and of having visited him at Altiplano no.1 with false documents.

Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez

Reporter: Cynthia Valdez

Culiacan, Sinaloa: the Pan legislator for Cosala, Sinaloa, Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, denied all links to the capo Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Loera, later today the journalist and collaborator of Milenio, Joaquin Lopez-Doriga, wrote that the legislator allegedly visited the narco trafficker using false documents at the Maximum Security Altiplano no.1 Prison.

"Girlfriend, Pan will investigate their legislator for Cosala, Sinaloa, Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, for her relation to Joaquin Guzman Loera. She went to Altiplano no.1 with the credential of the INE and a birth certificate, wrote the journalist in his column "In Private".

Two months after, the Commission for National Security informed that a woman, without revealing her identity, visited the capo in an illegal manner with the help of El Chapos Lawyer.

In a press conference, the legislator denied being the girlfriend of the capo and qualified the accusation as "heinous slander", of which she said, had put at risk the lives of her two children of 8 years and six months, and that this falsity had lead to her receiving anonymous telephone threats.

I reproach this making of a scandal, to be implicated, judged and found guilty without due process, I have two children, I already mentioned, the fruit of my marriage to my husband who already died.

I am not a girlfriend, and I have no interest in seeing another person, much less if he is part of a criminal organization, she said.

I affirm that I went with a delegate of the PGR in Sinaloa, Brenda Lohr Preralta Fuentes, in order to put at the disposition in the case that you are quoting, and that any official who wants to litigate this matter, appear in said investigation, and contribute any evidence that may be considered.

She said that there had been no requirement by no authorities and assures that PAN is not investigating her.

In the press conference, the legislator was accompanied by legislator Guadalupe Carrizoza Chaidez.

The Panista legislator accused the Federal Legislator of the PRI, Francisca Elena Corrales, "Paquis", to be the intellectual author of "heinous slander".

Lucero Sanchez participated as a candidate of the PAN_PRD_PT and PAS alliance for district 16 of Cosala, and her contender of the PRI was a sister of "Paquis" Corrales, who lost in the election.

Original article in Spanish at Milenio

Sedena (Secretary of National Defense) Discloses One of "Missing 43" Was Active Duty Soldier" Infiltrated Into School

Posted: 18 Jun 2015 10:01 PM PDT

Borderland Beat Posted by DD Republished from Proceso

By Ezequiel Flores Contreras
Graffiti painted on wall at by normalistas at the barracks of the 35th Military Zone based in Chilpancingo, Guerrero.

 Chilpancingo, Gro. (Apro) .- One of the 43 missing normalistas Ayotzinapa is enlisted as a soldier on active duty, but his identity was classified as "confidential",  revealed the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA).

 "Providing the information represents a real risk to the safety of the family of the missing military, because they could be easily identified, resulting in possible attacks against them," the Sedena to this news weekly Proceso.

 In mid-April, the reporter made a request for information to this federal agency 77315- -folio in which he asked if among the missing normalistas were any active duty soldiers .

 This request was made due to a line of research being followed on the level of infiltration of government agents in the rural normal school "Raúl Isidro Burgos", considered by authorities and politicians as "hotbed of guerrilla".

Last week, the Department of Defense issued an official response which makes the following disclosure:

"From our search of records, we located a person corresponding to the name of one of the 42 missing students from the  Isidro Burgos Rural School referred to in your  application; however, the name is classified as confidential because it is personal data. "

 This is indicated in the office as 2433, signed by the deputy chief administrative and logistics staff of the Department of Defense, General David Cordova Campos.

The resolution called "confidential" justifies reserving the name of the member of the military on active duty who was a student at the Normal Ayotzinapa and part of group of 43 young people who disappeared during the night of 26 and morning of September 27 in Iguala.

This because the to provide the soldier's name, "would enhance significantly a threat to the detriment of the lives, safety and health of his family," says the resolution of the Department of Defense.

Then he adds: "Since the information could be used by disaffected military groups, including organized crime, endangering the lives, safety and health of the family of the missing military".

This opens a new line of investigation in the Ayotzinapa case;  it had not  been addressed by the federal government to explain the reason for which authorities acted in collusion with crime against normalistas 43 missing, including a soldier on active duty.

Orig. Spanish at link above, computer translation edited by me.

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