Saturday, June 18, 2011

60% of Mexican Meat Contaminated With Clenbuterol

Clenbuterol is a steroid that when fed to cattle causes them to rapidly add muscle, and hence value, when sold for slaughter. When the meat is eaten by humans, it can cause heart palpitations and rapid breathing. In this video interview, the cattle rancher is saying that 60% of the cattle in Mexico are contaminated with the steroid and the authorities know about it, but are corrupt.

More Chutzpah From Our Neighbors

Chutzpa - shameless audacity; impudence, gall

11 Latin American countries added their voices to legal efforts to halt Georgia's tough new crackdown on illegal immigration.

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru joined the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and several other civil and immigrant rights groups in arguing the Georgia law is unconstitutional because it's preempted by federal law.

Their federal class-action lawsuit also asks U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash to keep the measure from going into effect while their case is still pending.

Much of the law is set to take effect July 1.

Link to article.

Immigrants Fear Deportation to Northern Mexico

A group of 21 undocumented immigrants being held in New Mexico is asking not to be deported to Mexico through the northern states of Chihuahua, Coahuila or Tamaulipas, where they fear they could become victims of organized crime, the El Paso Times reported.

The group, detained at the Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, said in letters written to the immigrant-rights group, No More Deaths, that they feared falling prey to violence, extortion or forced recruitment by the Zetas drug cartel, the Times said.

A No More Deaths news release said the detainees are asking to be deported through the Mexican state of Sonora and have called on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for help, the paper reported.

“They’re not asking not to be deported,” said Sally Meisen Helder, a volunteer with No More Deaths. “The immigrants asked us to intervene to avoid being deported along the Texas and New Mexico borders because their feeling is that it’s all Zetas territory.”

One member of the group said in a letter that he had been deported before through Texas and was kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by local police when he returned to Mexico, the Times said.

Link to article.

Friday, June 17, 2011

“Slut Walk” Hits Mexico City

Hundreds of scantily clad women marched this city on Sunday to protest the blame and shame assigned to victims of unwanted sexual attention or assault. 
The women took to the streets in fishnet stockings, short skirts and tall heels carrying placards reading “My body is mine!” and “No means no!” Dozens of men participated, too. 
“We are demanding respect from men,” said Veronica Martínez, 35, who marched with her 13-year-old daughter, also named Veronica. 
Demonstrators, who organized largely over social media, said they were protesting a pervasive macho culture that too often faults women for aggressions against them. 
This, in a country where the mayor of a small west coast town recently proposed banning miniskirts to prevent teen pregnancy, and in a city where hit-and-run spankings of women are not uncommon. 
Despite progress, vestiges of misogynism remain evident even in Mexico’s penal code. According to Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission, in populous Mexico state, which surrounds Mexico City, sex with a female minor under the age of 18 is a punishable crime but charges cannot be brought against the perpetrator if he decides to marry the victim. In a similar vein, rape of a minor is punished with six months to four years in prison—a lighter sentence than that attached to stealing a cow or goat.


Link to article.

"If being happy, free and dressing as I like is to be a slut, then I'm a real good slut."

Fulano's Factoids

During the first quarter of 2011, the number of international tourists in Mexico fell 3.2% from the same quarter in 2010. Tourist revenues in the first quarter of 2011 fell 9.2%, compared to the same quarter in 2010. This is based upon a report released by the Center for the Study of Public Finance of the Mexican Congress.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Houston Police Officer Killed By Drunk and Drugged Illegal Immigrant

Officer Kevin Will lost his life when, investigators say, Johoan Rodriguez hit the officer with his vehicle in north Houston, just off the north loop on May 29.
Rodriguez, an illegal immigrant, was drunk and had drugs in his system at the time of the accident, according to court documents.

San Onofre Panga Pot Bust

At about 4 a.m. last Saturday, California National Guardsmen working with the Border Patrol spotted a boat with three men traveling without navigation lights along the San Diego County coast.

Border Patrol Agents and Guardsmen kept an eye on the boat, following it until it landed at San Onofre State Beach at about 5 a.m.

Agents arrested the three men, who they determined crossed the border illegally, as they were unloading 21 bundles of marijuana with a total weight of 1,543.04 pounds and an estimated street value of $925,821.60, according to a news release.

The men, the drugs and the vessel were turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

Panga at San Onofre State Beach

Sheriff wants feds to pay for illegal immigrant's mental health care

NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - Newberry County's sheriff is sending a bill to the federal government. Lee Foster says he is having a problem with an illegal immigrant who keeps breaking the law. He says she needs help but no one will give it to her, and the people who live in his county are paying for it.

Anselma Rico-Martinez
The hospital is a place not everyone wants to be, but Foster said it's just the place Anselma Rico-Matinez needs to be. "The hospital at first didn't want to see her, because they said there's nothing they can do for her," said Foster. "Then she immediately went back into the parking lot and got into trouble again."

He says he's seen that trouble time and again. Foster says Rico-Martinez is an illegal immigrant, whom deputies have arrested for disorderly conduct, breaking into a car, shoplifting and assault and battery.

"When she gets in jail, she exhibits signs of mental illness," said Foster. "Beating herself against the wall."

So deputies keep taking her to the hospital, and they say the hospital releases her. They're supposed to do that by law, according to immigration attorney James Smith.

Link to story.

Hey! Fulano has an idea. Deport her. If she was an American in Mexico, how long do you think it would take the Mexicans to figure that out?

Just Coming For Work Because They Are Starving?

TUCSON - Three members of various Mexican street gangs and two individuals with violent criminal histories were apprehended by Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector on Friday.

On Friday, Casa Grande Station agents were patrolling near Sells when they apprehended an illegal immigrant who was identified as a member of the Mara Salvatrucha 13 street gang, according to a release from Customs and Border Protection.

Later that evening, agents from the Ajo Station apprehended another illegal immigrant northeast of Lukeville - he admitted to being a member of the Sueno Street Gang. On Saturday, Naco station agents apprehended an illegal immigrant who admitted affiliation with the 18th Street Gang. All three subjects are being criminally prosecurity for Illegal Entry.

Also on Friday, an illegal immigrant was apprehended near Amado. Records checks revealed the suspect had a prior conviction in Queens, New York for First Degree Manslaughter and Intent to Cause Serious Physical Injury. On Saturday, agents patrolling northeast of Lukeville apprehended a Mexican national with an extensive criminal history from California, including convictions for voluntary manslaughter, robbery, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. Both subjects are being prosecuted for Re-Entry of an Aggravated Felon.

Link to article.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Live Lunar Eclipse

There is a very long lunar eclipse today. Unfortunately, it will not be visible in North America, it is visible in Europe. Fortunately, there is a live streaming video of it that can be watched here:

Live streaming lunar eclipse.

Jorge Hank Rhone Accused of Murdering His Daughter-in-Law

The Attorney General of Baja Calfornia, Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, in a press conference Tuesday afternoon, has accused the former mayor of Tijuana, Jorge Hank Rhon, of the murder of the common law wife of his son Mario Hank Kraus. María Angélica Muñoz Cervantes, 24-years old, was murdered in August 2009.

The prosecutor has said he has a witness who has accused Hank Rhon of ordering him to commit the murder.

This murder has been added to the two others that were uncovered when guns recovered in Hank Rhon's home were linked to other murders in Tijuana. Minutes after announcing the new charges against Hank Rhon, he was released from custody by a judge who cited weak evidence.

Go figure.

Jorge Hank Rhon (on the right)

The Dangers For Journalists Covering Mexico's Drug War

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jorge Hank Rhon Released and Then Detained

Former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon, who was arrested last June 4 on charges of possession of illegal weapons, was ordered released from prison early this morning by a federal judge. The judge ruled there was lack of evidence to hold Hank, presumably as she has disallowed the evidence of the search of his home where 88 weapons were found.

However, Hank never made it out of the jailhouse door. The Baja California Attorney General immediately detained Hank for investigation of murder. Two of the weapons found at his home were linked to the murder of two men in Tijuana. Hank is currently at the offices of the Attorney General in Playas de Tijuana. Hours before Hank's release by the federal judge, Fulano predicted he would be immediately rearrested.

Click on image to enlarge.

UPDATE AT 9:25am
It is now being reported that the state Attorney General has charged Jorge Hank Rhon with murder and he is being arraigned.


UPDATE AT 12:15pm
Jorge Hank Rhon was arraigned for a period of 40 days under state of Baja California charges of possessing weapons linked to two murders. The other eight persons who were arrested with him were released.

Flaming Piñatas

Just when you think the drug cartels have run out of ways to make hanging some poor soul from a bridge interesting, they get more creative.

Another man was hung last evening from the same bridge overpass above Chapultepec boulevard Monterrey, Mexico that was the scene of the hanging of two men last Wednesday morning. This new hanging last evening occurred on the opposite side of the overpass from last week's incident.

The hanging occurred at approximately 7:00pm under similar circumstances, with gunmen stopping on the overpass, pulling the male victim out of a vehicle and hanging him in full view of hundreds of horrified motorists and pedestrians.

However, today the gunmen doused the victim with a flammable liquid and set him on fire as he hung from the overpass.

Fortunately, there were no naked bicycle riders passing under the bridge at the time.

World Naked Bike Ride Mexico

The pacifist movement World Naked Bike Ride held a rally last Saturday in Mexico City. The bike ride was called "Desnudos sí nos ves" (naked yes you see us). The purpose was to raise awareness of cycling as a means of clean transport. Over 500 people rode.
Is that a pinger?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ironic Photo Of The Day

Left: Arturo Cervantes Fernando Rivera receives award. Right: He does his perp walk.

On February 4, 2011, Rosarito deputy commandant of the motorcycle section, Arturo Cervantes Fernando Rivera, 38-years old, was the first police officer recognized by various Rosarito social organizations, led by the Rotary Club of Playas de Rosarito. He was recognized for his outstanding record in detention, social work and citizen care.

On June 11, 2011, that very same Arturo Cervantes Fernando Rivera was arrested in a joint operation between municipal police and the Mexican military in colonia Colinas del Sol, where he was providing protection for an illegal cock fighting operation for 3,000 pesos per week. It was revealed that Cervantes Rivera tipped off the operators of the palenque, and many attendees were able to flee before the police raid.

Link to article in Spanish.

17 Mexican Illegal Aliens Abandoned On High Seas 4 days

17 Mexicans who were trying to make it to the US illegally were rescued by the Mexican Navy. A US pleasure craft notified the US Coast Guard of the panga afloat some 28 nautical miles west of Ensenada. The Coast Guard notified the Mexican Navy, which towed the panga back to Ensenada.

According to the passengers, 15 men and two women, the panga's motor broke down and the polleros rescued the boat operator, leaving the immigrants adrift on the high seas for 4 days. 28 nautical miles is out of sight of land.

Link to article in Spanish.

Some of the 17 rescued illegal immigrants arrive in Ensenada.

Mazatlan Restaurant Burned Down By Armed Men

The popular restaurant "El Habaleño" in the heart of the tourist zone of Mazatlan was burned down Sunday morning, June 12, by masked men who came as the employees showed up to open the restaurant. The men doused gasoline and set fire to the restaurant, while the employees ran away.

Two months ago gangsters left the mutilated body of a man in front of the restaurant along with the carcass of a pig.

Link to article in Spanish.

Jobs Once In Mexico Come to Kentucky

This is so kewl...



Link to article.

Improve Your Spanish #27 - La Bruja

La Bruja (the witch) is a folk song from the Mexican state of Veracruz. Salma Hayak sang it in "Frida", the movie she produced and starred in. The lyrics are somewhat macabre, but no more so than a lot of Mother Goose Fairy Tales. Fulano translated them into English.



Ay que bonito es volar
A las dos de la mañana
A las dos de la mañana
Y ay que bonito es volar, ay mama

Volar y dejarse caer
En los brazos de tu hermana
En los brazos de tu hermana
Y hasta quisiera llorar

Me agarra la bruja,
Me lleva al cuartel,
Me vuelve maceta,
Me da de comer

Me agarra la bruja,
Me lleva al cerrito,
Me sienta en sus piernas,
Me da de besitos.

Ay dígame, ay dígame, ay dígame usted!
¿Cuantas criaturitas se ha chupado usted?
Ninguna, ninguna, ninguna ¿no ve?
Que ando en pretensiones de chuparme a usted!

Y ahora sí maldita bruja
Ya te chupastes a mi hijo
Ya te chupastes a mi hijo
Y ahora sí maldita bruja

Y ahora le vas a chupar
Y a tu marido el ombligo
Y a tu marido el ombligo
Y ahora le vas a chupar

Me agarra la bruja,
Me lleva a su casa,
Me vuelve maceta,
Y una calabasa

Me agarra la bruja,
Me lleve al cerrito,
Me sienta en sus piernas,
Me da de besitos.

Ay dígame, ay dígame, ay dígame usted!
¿Cuantas criaturitas se ha chupado usted?
Ninguna, ninguna, ninguna ¿no ve?
Que ando en pretensiones de chuparme a usted!

* * * *

Oh, how lovely to fly
At two o'clock in the morning
At two o'clock in the morning
Oh, how lovely to fly, oh mother

To fly and let yourself fall
Into your sister's arms
Into your sister's arms
I almost feel like weeping

The witch grabs me,
Takes me to her home,
Turns me into a flowerpot,
She feeds me

The witch grabs me,
She takes me to the hill,
She sits me on her lap,
She smothers me with kisses.

Oh tell me, oh tell me, oh you tell me!
How many children have you sucked the life out of?
None, none, none. Can't you see?
It is you who I intend to suck the life out of!

And now evil witch
You've already sucked the life from my son
You've already sucked the life from my son
And now evil witch

And now you're going to suck the life
From your husband's navel
From your husband's navel
And now you're going to suck the life

The witch grabs me,
Takes me to her home,
Turns me into a flowerpot,
And a pumpkin.

The witch grabs me,
She takes me to the hill,
She sits me on her lap,
She smothers me with kisses.

Oh tell me, oh tell me, oh you tell me!
How many children have you sucked the life out of?
None, none, none. Can't you see?
It is you who I intend to suck the life out of!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fulano In The Back Country

Fulano was out and about in the San Diego County back country the other day.

Fulano's nectarines are coming along.