Friday, January 28, 2011

Police Chief And 38 Policemen Resign In Mexican Town After Colleagues Beheaded

Mexican town's cops quit after colleagues beheaded

Even though the Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was about 1,000 miles off - there is indeed a problem with decapitation murders in "civil war" ravaged Mexico.

If nothing else - please note how the various politicos that were aggressive in going after their political enemy in the governor's seat are all too quiet in reporting upon the carnage that is taking place below the border.

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MONTERREY, Mexico — The police chief and all 38 police officers of a northeastern Mexican town have quit following a series of drug cartel attacks, including the decapitation of two of their colleagues.

Soldiers, state and federal police had been deployed to patrol General Teran, a town along a notorious drug-smuggling route to the U.S. border, said Mayor Ramon Villagomez.

The police quit after the discovery Wednesday of the mutilated bodies of two officers who had been kidnapped by gunmen two days earlier.

The killings followed three attacks on the police headquarters since December. Gunmen hurled grenades and sprayed the building with machine-gun fire.

Villagomez said another police officer has been missing for weeks in the town of 14,500 people southwest of the industrial city of Monterrey.

Mass police resignations have been common in small towns in Mexico. Municipal police complain they are outnumbered and outgunned by Mexico's brutal drug cartels, who frequently stage bold attacks on security forces with semiautomatic assault rifles and grenades.

President Felipe Calderon has introduced a proposal in Congress to dissolve Mexico's more than 2,000 municipal police forces. They would be replaced by a single force for each of Mexico's 31 states.

Municipal police are generally underpaid susceptible to corruption. Many have only an elementary school education. In some towns, police have protested that they lack bullets and flak jackets.

Villagomez said General Teran's officers earned around 9,200 pesos ($760) per month.

Monday, January 24, 2011

High Educational Cost Increases Escape Government Regulatory Cost Controls Akin To Health Care

Student loans leave crushing debt burden

Notice that people with a certain ideological proclivity seem to go after corporations and banks while skipping over "their friends".

When health care was said to be escaping from people's ability to access it due to price increases - the service providers, the insurance companies were targeted for regulation.

Now that we see that higher education costs are spiralling out of control - the first shot was to remove the banks as loan service providers.  No effort has been made to regulate the invoices presented by the schools known as tuition. 

It is really the "student loans" that are leaving the burden or the tuition increases?

The way the title is set up the authors are seeking more government subsidy into education but most certainly not cost controls.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

American Solar Panel Firm Packs Up Shop - Moves To China

Green Jobs In Red China

Evergreen Solar Receives $43 In Assistance From Massachusetts - Moves To China

If nothing else, people, please understand that ECONOMIC TRUTH must be factored into your lofty dreams of a green economy.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Cruise Ship Docks In Cuba

Cash-strapped communist nation welcomes cruising industry once again

I look forward to the day when travel will be opened to Cuba.
This is a beautiful island with a rich culture to share with the world.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Anarchists In Europe And Around The World Exact Violence To Get Their Way

  1. Slate: What Do The Anarchists Want?
  2. European Anarchists Grow More Violent, Coordinated  

When there is a sympathetic intent to avoid the indictment of a group who acts violently the typical course of action is to under-report the story.

Mexico Revamps Its Own Immigration System After Masacre Of Central American Immigrants Transiting To The USA

Move comes after 2010 saw some of the worst atrocities ever against illegal migrants

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is poised to receive a collective apology from the American far left who tried to make HER the issue instead of addressing the issues of unchecked violence that she feared flowing into her state.

MEXICO CITY — Mexico plans a shake-up of its corruption-ridden immigration institute, officials said, after a year that saw some of the worst atrocities against illegal migrants trekking through the country — including the mass slaughter of 72 Central and South Americans trying to reach the United States.

The dismissals early this week will include several top directors of the National Institute for Migration, according to two government officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been made public.

The government of President Felipe Calderon also plans to reform practices that have led to omissions, oversights and acts of corruption, though the officials didn't provide details.

The hardships migrants face in Mexico have long been a source of discomfort for a country that lobbies hard for better treatment of its own immigrants in the United States.

The shake-up comes less than two weeks after El Salvador reported the kidnapping of 50 migrants from a train in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Mexico angered its Central American neighbors by initially denying the Dec. 16 abduction took place, but now says it is investigating and has several migrants who escaped in protective custody. El Salvador later denounced a second kidnapping in Oaxaca: nine migrants who apparently were taken from a train Dec. 22. Five escaped and reported the kidnapping and one was killed trying to flee, the Salvadoran Foreign Relations Department said in a statement.

The bodies of 72 migrants were found Aug. 24 at a ranch about 100 miles (80) kilometers south of the U.S. border they were trying to reach. Authorities have said the migrants were killed by the Zetas drug gang after refusing to work as traffickers. The Zetas have also been linked to the disappearance of the 50.