SecurityCornerMexico.com Recommended Reading: Earthquakes in California are common occurrences as the state is located on the San Andreas fault, which cuts across California and forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific and the North American Plate. There are many thousands of small earthquakes per year, most of them are so small that they are not felt. California's complex and interesting landscape can be attributed to the network of faulting that runs underneath the state.
This is a list of Earthquakes in California HERE by Wikipedia.
REFERENCES TO VARIOUS ISSUES IN THIS PAGE
What do you need to know before you leave for the United States of America?; California Travel Advisory, see chapter under Street Gangs heading, below. Also, Safe Destinations in MEXICO: Travel For Every Budget.
Why the U.S. military is ignoring its own regulations and permitting white supremacists to join its ranks, You Tube: Gang Bangers in the US Military Forces. Also, Blood River Barrio Azteca (1 of 5 videos)
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Jose Horacio Gomez (born December 26, 1951) is a Mexican American prelate of the Roman Cathpolic Church. He is currently Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, serving since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on April 6, 2010. He previously served as Archbishop of San Antonio from 2004 to 2010, and as an auxiiary bishop of the Archidiocese of Denver from 2001 to 2004.
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Fmr. 'Survivor' Producer Arrested in Wife's Death
Bruce Beresford-Redman was being held by Mexican officials as a suspect in the death of his wife, Monica Beresford-Redman, a Mexican official told The Associated Press.
Bruce Beresford-Redman Reported Wife Missing in Mexico, Now Held as Suspect
A former producer of the hugely popular CBS reality series "Survivor" was arrested in Cancun , Mexico, today after his wife was found dead at the luxury hotel where the couple was staying.
Bruce Beresford-Redman was being held as a suspect in the death of his wife, Mónica Beresford-Redman, a Mexican official told The Associated Press.
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Security Stepped Up at LAX After Denver Shoe Bomb Scare
FBI: Qatar Diplomat Tried to Set Shoes on Fire on United Flight
April 7, 2010 - DENVER, Colo. Federal air marshals subdued a man who reportedly tried to light his shoes on fire aboard a United flight from Washington to Denver Wednesday night.
The man has been identified as Mohammed al Modadi, a diplomat in the Qatar embassy in Washington, according to the FBI. The FBI said he was the 3rd secretary and vice-consul, and that he had full diplomatic immunity.
Air marshals who were on the flight restrained al Modadi, according to the FBI.
Wife of "Survivor" Producer Reported Missing in Cancun
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SAN DIEGO READER
Things San Diegans Should Consider When Driving To Baja This Spring
Recent violent incidents involving U.S. citizens in Mexico have highlighted the precarious nature of Baja travel.
Written by: Chuck Lundy and Richie Matthews, San Diego, CA
April 1, 2010 - Believe it or not auto accidents and theft are more common in Mexico than violence against U.S. tourists. When driving over the border to Mexico consider a few factors to ensure a fun and safe journey.
Driver attention is more important south of the border because roadways there are much less merciful than the wide highways we are accustomed to in San Diego. The primary cause of car accidents in Baja is due to the roads with low shoulders.
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Automobile Accidents in Mexico
Alcohol-Related Fatalities in 2004, With State-by-State Listing
USA Legal Help Website registered in 2002 alone, almost 43,000 deaths. A cost of US $ 150 billion per year was estimated in material losses. In 2002 more than 6.3 million car crashes occurred on highways. Sadly, impaired driving and failure to use safety belts were major contributors to fatalities: 17,429 persons were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the same year.
More detailed information, thanks to the U. S. Department of Transportation.
In 2005 a total of 51,000 deaths were estimated by the National Highway Safety Administration in the document Reducing Highway Deaths
Worldwide, automobile accidents kill an estimated 1.2 million people each year, and injure about forty times this number (WHO, 2004).
This is the Risk of Driver Injury in Great Britain from 1996 to 2000 published by the United Kingdom’s National Statistics. More pertinent information, about Automobile Accidents, thanks to Wikipedia.
More, HERE by SecurityCornerMexico.com
7.8-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia
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5th April 2010 - WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff.
Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.
Mexico may cut millions of cellphones to fight crime
Aftershock on US-Mexico border as Sen. Boxer tours
Producer detained after death of wife in Mexico
Talks break down over fines for drugs on trains
Climate talks could pick up from failed summit
Mexico: 12 found dead in Nayarit, Pacific coast state
Rare Kahlo painting of idol to reappear at auction
Mexican dad doubts mom's innocence in girl's death
Thousands refuse to go home after Mexican quake
A snapshot of new LA Archbishop Jose Gomez
Gomez introduced as next leader of LA archdiocese
VIDEO: Large quake kills 2 in Mexico, damage widespread
Earthquake rattles Mexico, U.S.
Aftershocks cause blackouts, evacuations
USGS says NorCal quake report wrong after review
Mexico's earthquake is felt in three states
Mexico Calderon eyes higher fines, jail for monopolies
88 gay couples have married in Mexico City
Mexico stunned: Missing child found dead at home
Magazine interview: Reputed druglord fears jail
Official: Gang raid freed 13 Mexican prisoners
Mexican parents suspected in girl's death freed
New adversary in U.S. drug war: Contract killers for Mexican cartels
By William Booth
Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, April 4, 2010
CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO -- A cross-border drug gang born in the prison cells of Texas has evolved into a sophisticated paramilitary killing machine that U.S. and Mexican officials suspect is responsible for thousands of assassinations here, including the recent ambush and slaying of three people linked to the U.S. Consulate.
The heavily tattooed Barrio Azteca gang members have long operated across the border in El Paso, dealing drugs and stealing cars. But in Ciudad Juarez, the organization now specializes in contract killing for the Juarez drug cartel. According to U.S. law enforcement officers, it may have been involved in as many as half of the 2,660 murders in the city in the past year.
Mexican mom denies role in her 4-year-old's death
Nightclub shooting kills 7 in Mexican Gulf state
5 gunmen killed in shootout with Mexican soldiers
Police: Border agent shoots man near Rio Grande
U. S. & INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Furor from in-flight incident
Air marshals detain passenger, reportedly a Qatari diplomat, after he apparently tried to sneak a smoke in bathroom, officials say.
Kyrgyz police open fire on protesters
Kyrgyz president flees capital amid uprising
Report dissident drowns attempting return to Cuba
U.S. gunfire kills two Reuters employees in Baghdad
White House considering canceling Karzai's visit
Vatican priest likens criticism of church on abuse to anti-Semitism
By Michael E. Ruane and William Wan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, April 3, 2010
On the most solemn day in the Roman Catholic calendar, a senior Vatican priest ignited a fresh chapter Friday in the debate over the priest abuse scandal by comparing criticism of the Church and Pope Benedict XVI to the historic persecution and "collective violence" against Jews.
In a Good Friday sermon in St. Peter's Basilica attended by the pope, the Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa said a Jewish friend had written to him, saying the recent accusations about the Church reminded him of the "more shameful aspects of anti-Semitism."
Anglican leader voices criticism
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German soldiers kill Afghan troops in friendly fire incident
Cuba wants churches' help in stopping corruption
Ariz. AG: Rancher's slaying the work of cartels
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Air marshal subdues man on Denver flight
Sweeping injunction targets "commuter drug dealers" in downtown L.A.
Gomez vows to be an advocate for L.A.'s immigrants, the less fortunate
Cardinal Roger Mahony on Tuesday introduced Los Angeles to his successor, San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez, saying Gomez would be an advocate for the city's vast immigrant community as well as the less fortunate.
April 6, 2010 -"Over the years he has been a most effective leader working with priests serving the Spanish-speaking communities across the country, and his leadership in proclaiming the dignity and rights of our immigrant peoples has helped motivate many people to advocate for our immigrants," Mahony said.
Gomez voiced his unequivocal support for immigration reform and said he wholeheartedly supported Mahony's advocacy for immigrant rights.
Gomez spoke of his joy of coming to Los Angeles, which he said “like no other city in the world, has the global face of the Catholic Church.”
Mexicali beginning to return to normal after Sunday's earthquake
Historic De Anza hotel in Calexico may have been irreparably damaged by quake
Northbound U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico reopened after earthquake
2 Desert Hot Springs officers charged with excessive force for allegedly Tasering unarmed suspects
Four dead after gunman opens fire at Valley Village restaurant
Man arrested for allegedly impersonating Alhambra police officer
Police stop ambulance, arrest driver after it's stolen at San Diego hospital
31 charged in federal methamphetamine investigation
Campus attacks at UCLA prompt warning to female students
Woman killed, man wounded in Hawthorne shooting
L.A. Council committees approve fees for pot dispensaries
MEXICO UNDER SIEGE
Mexican cartels cannot be defeated, drug lord says
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's war on the drug trade is futile even if cartel bosses are caught or killed as millions of people are involved in the illicit business, a senior drug chief said in an interview published on Sunday.
Ismael "el Mayo" Zambada, the right hand man of Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, blamed the government for surging drug violence and said President Felipe Calderon was being duped by his advisors into thinking he was making progress.
MEXICO DRUG GANGS TURN WEAPONS ON ARMY
In northern states this week, gunmen fought troops and sought to confine some to their bases by cutting off access and blocking roads. The aggression shows they are not afraid to challenge the army.
April 2, 2010
Reporting from Mexico City - Drug traffickers fighting to control northern Mexico have turned their guns and grenades on the Mexican army, authorities said, in an apparent escalation of warfare that played out across multiple cities in two border states.
In coordinated attacks, gunmen in armored cars and equipped with grenade launchers fought army troops this week and attempted to trap some of them in two military bases by cutting off access and blocking highways, a new tactic by Mexico's organized criminals.
Map: Hitting the army
Suspect details U.S. Consulate-related shootings, officials say
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Mexico most affordable place to do business: report
A man works at U.S. thermoplastics maker in Monterrey, near the border with Texas, October 29, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Tomas Bravo
Mexico retained its top ranking as the most affordable place to do business, while the United States dropped to eighth, according to KPMG's report about cost-effective competition among 10 countries.
Mar 30, 2010 - The Competitive Alternatives 2010 study, which KPMG publishes every two years, found that Mexico had an 18.2 percent business cost advantage relative to the United States, which was treated as the baseline.
Canada ranked second with costs that were 5 percent lower, while the fifth place United Kingdom, at 1.8 percent, pulled ahead of the United States as an affordable jurisdiction for business.
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Mexico City, April 1, 2010 (EFE).- Traditionally Catholic Mexico has modified its religious profile in recent years not only because of the increase in atheism, but also because of the growing activity of other denominations such as evangelical Protestantism, experts consulted by Efe agreed.
Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons and Seventh-Day Adventists are now part of Mexico's religious landscape, along with 10 percent of the population who acknowledge that they do not belong to any religion.
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The Opium Wars in Afghanistan
Can Anyone Pacify the World's Number One Narco-State? - by Alfred W. McCoy - 2010-04-06
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This week’s Geopolitical Intelligence Report provided a high-level assessment of the economic forces that affect how the Mexican people and the Mexican government view the flow of narcotics through that country. Certainly at that macro level, there is a lot of money flowing into Mexico and a lot of people, from bankers and businessmen to political parties and politicians, benefiting from the massive influx of cash. The lure of this lucre shapes how many Mexicans (particularly many of the Mexican elite) view narcotics trafficking. It is, frankly, a good time to be a banker, a real estate developer or a Rolex dealer in Mexico.
However, at the tactical level, there are a number of issues also shaping the opinions of many Mexicans regarding narcotics trafficking, including violence, corruption and rapidly rising domestic narcotics consumption. At this level, people are being terrorized by running gunbattles, mass beheadings and rampant kidnappings — the types of events that STRATFOR covers in our Mexico Security Memos.
Mexico: The Struggle for Balance
Mexico and the Failed State Revisited
April 6, 2010 By George Friedman
.. " it is not clear to STRATFOR that Mexico is becoming a failed state. Instead, it appears the Mexican state has accommodated itself to the situation. Rather than failing, it has developed strategies designed both to ride out the storm and to maximize the benefits of that storm for Mexico."
.. "Mexico’s Core Problem
Let’s begin by understanding the core problem. The United States consumes vast amounts of narcotics, which, while illegal there, make their way in abundance. Narcotics derive from low-cost agricultural products that become consumable with minimal processing. With its long, shared border with the United States, Mexico has become a major grower, processor and exporter of narcotics. Because the drugs are illegal and thus outside normal market processes, their price is determined by their illegality rather than by the cost of production. This means extraordinary profits can be made by moving narcotics from the Mexican side of the border to markets on the other side."
.. " The Drug War and Mexican National Interests
From Mexico’s point of view, interrupting the flow of drugs to the United States is not clearly in the national interest or in that of the economic elite. Observers often dwell on the warfare between smuggling organizations in the northern borderland but rarely on the flow of American money into Mexico. Certainly, that money could corrupt the Mexican state, but it also behaves as money does. It is accumulated and invested, where it generates wealth and jobs.
Complete article, HERE.
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Visit to the Four Corners of Death in Southeast San Diego
Mar 10th, 2010 by Alex Alonso
The corner of Euclid and Imperial in Southeast San Diego is known as the 4 (Four) Corners of Death, so we decided to take a trip to this notorious intersection. Upon our arrival, we witnessed a young man being chased down Imperial avenue by the San Diego Police Department. He was caught and placed under arrest right before our cameras were rolling.
The police in San Diego would not acknowledge that this intersection was known as the 4 Corners of Death. Many people we spoke to in the community have acknowledged that the corner is known by that name because it has a violent reputation, but in recent years crime has dropped in this part of San Diego.
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Gang crime increases in upscale beach towns
FOX 5 San Diego Staff
March 31, 2010
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. – Gang crime and violence are on the rise in two of San Diego County’s most laid-back and upscale beach towns, deputies said.
According to sheriff’s Deputy Matt Clay, gang-related crimes have spiked in the last few months, but it’s unclear why.
Boom silencioso Por: Esteban David Rodríguez
Miércoles 7 de abril de 2010 - “Un trabajador, entre peor pagado sea, entre menos beneficios le otorgues, y que a la vez tú le confíes un servicio que implica tu protección, la de tu patrimonio y de tu propia vida —en un país con grave problemática de secuestro como éste—, más obligado estás a investigar si no es un promotor de factores de deslealtad”: Mario González-Román.
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Retienen a productor de Survivor por la muerte de su esposa
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Pistoleros compran masivamente Proceso en Sinaloa
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Choque de sicarios en table dance de Tampico; siete muertos
Madre de Paulette asegura que ella no la mató
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Telefónica reta: mantendrá servicio
Vecinos protestan por súper vía Sur-Poniente
Aseguran 80 toneladas de precursor químico
SSP despliega operativo en Juárez
Militares aseguran arsenal en Chiapas
Elementos federales asumirán el control de la seguridad en Ciudad Juárez y las acciones estarán apoyadas por el despliegue de vehículos y helicópteros | Ver nota | Fotogalería
EFE: TRASLADAN CUERPO. El cadáver de la esposa de Brucer Beresford- Redman, productor de Survivor, hallado hoy dentro de una cisterna de un hotel en Cancún, presenta lesiones; el creador de la serie televisiva figura como el principal sospechoso | Ver nota
Atacan instalaciones de PGR en Morelos
PGR confirma ataque en oficinas de Chiapas
ENCUENTRAN 12 MUERTOS. Varias personas fueron encontradas calcinadas, en la parte trasera de una camioneta, en una zona rural de las inmediaciones de la capital nayarita | Ver nota
RELEGADAS. Colonias de Mexicali cercanas al canal de riego Delta se encuentran encharcadas y con postes caídos, debido al sismo de 7.2 grados Richter que se registró el domingo pasado | Ver nota
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Calderón se reúne con congresistas de EU
La delegación estadounidense estuvo integrada por los representantes Silvestre Reyes (demócrata de Texas), presidente del Comité de Inteligencia; Henry Cuellar (demócrata de Texas), presidente del Subcomité sobre Frontera y Contraterrorismo Global, y Ed Pastor (demócrata de Arizona), integrante del Comité de Asignaciones Presupuestales y coordinador del Grupo Interparlamentario México-Estados Unidos
REUNION. El Ejecutivo reitera que el compromiso de México para abatir la violencia es total
Desastre natural para Mexicali y Tecate
Necropsia confirma asfixia en Paulette
Aplican Plan DN-III en municipios de BC
Senado urge reasignar recursos tras sismo
Elementos de la PFP tomarán control de Juárez
Segob declara emergencia en Mexicali
Sepultan a Paulette Gebara Farah
No sé cómo murió Paulette: Lizeth Farah
Tiembla durante visita de Calderón a BC
SCT descarta daños a infraestructura federal
Sobrevuelan zonas afectadas por sismo en BC
Más de 3 mil 500 en albergues en Mexicali
Sismo en Mexicali superó al de Haití: SSN
Se sabrá la verdad de caso Paulette: Peña Nieto
Gobernador pide declarar desastre en BC
Cesan a 105 policias en Monterrey
Colapsa carretera en BC por sismo
Elevan a 7.2 grados Richter temblor en BC
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Entregan a familiares cuerpo de Paulette
Desde la clandestinidad “El Mayo” dice que la guerra está perdida
Comando incendia dos predios en Cuernavaca
Iglesia ve alza de “cristianofobia”