Volume XXXII Number 04 January 25 2008

FrontPage Stories

Fuertes golpes al Cártel Arellano Félix

Por Luis Alonso Pérez

El cártel de los hermanos Arellano Félix, mejor conocido como el Cártel de Tijuana ha recibido fuertes golpes los últimos días de parte de las autoridades policiacas, quienes lograron clausurar una casa usada como campo de entrenamiento de sicarios y detener a un grupo de pistoleros después de un enfrentamiento en esta ciudad fronteriza.

Casa de seguridad en colonia Cortez

Tres largas horas de angustia vivió Tijuana el pasado 17 de enero, cuando un enfrentamiento entre integrantes del cártel Arellano Félix se enfrentaron a tiros contra militares y agentes policiacos en la concurrida colonia Cortez de Tijuana.


Un agente federal, izquierda, y soldados del ejercito mexicano en guardia en la calle de la balacera entre gatilleros y policias en Tijuana. Foto de David Maung.

De acuerdo con la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública Federal el incidente inició alrededor de las 10 horas, después de que agentes federales arribaron a una casa de seguridad y fueron recibidos a balazos provenientes del interior del inmueble.

Esta agresión desencadenó un tiroteo que resultó en la captura de cuatro presuntos sicarios y el hallazgo de seis cadáveres, probablemente víctimas de secuestros o “levantotes”.

Todos fueron encontrados con las manos atadas a la espalda, amordazados y con un tiro de gracia en la frente. Días después se determinó que los seis hombres fueron ultimados en el momento de la balacera, probablemente como una forma de evitar que proporcionaran información a las autoridades ante su inminente captura.

En el interior del domicilio se encontraron vehículos de reciente modelo, chalecos antibalas, armas largas y cargadores abastecidos.

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Everyone’s an Expert on the Latino Vote, Except Latinos
By Roberto Lovato
NEW YORK – The most interesting development out of this weekend’s Nevada caucus votes had little to do with Hillary Clinton winning a large percentage of the Latino vote – that was predictable. More fascinating was the sudden and exponential surge in the number of experts in Latino politics.


Steve Padilla
OUR BROTHER’S KEEPER?
Few are more revered in American culture than are those who have or who currently serve our country in uniform. In times of conflict they are ultimately the stuff of our history, in many cases legends, sometimes under-appreciated and even ill-treated. In all cases, they are heroes.


Kimball Students Show-off Nature-Inspired Artwork at Paradise Creek Park
National City
- As a part of National City’s expanding Public Art Program, Paradise Creek Educational Park Inc., the Children’s Rainforest Project, and the City of National City unveiled its newest Public Art Project at the Paradise Creek Educational Park, Outdoor Amphitheatre. The project consists of dozens of colorful, nature-inspired tiles created in a 12-week art course with students from Kimball Elementary School and will be installed on neighboring Paradise Creek Educational Park’s outdoor amphitheatre.


Stories


NAFTA Awakens the Ghost of Pancho Villa
By Kent Paterson, Editor
On a day when the giant Mexican flag that usually flutters in the breeze over Ciudad Juarez’s Chamizal Park was oddly absent, images of the Aztec eagle were still prominent among the Chihuahua farmers and their supporters who assembled across the street. Defying a fatally-frigid cold front that’s left a slew of victims dead from hypothermia and carbon monoxide poisoning in the borderlands, a hardy group gathered on the morning of January 18 to begin a trac-torcade to Mexico City. Organized as the Francisco Villa Campesino Resistance Movement (MRCFV), the northern-ers are moving south with a firm message for the administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderon: renegotiate the agricultural section of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to shield corn and beans from foreign competition.


Guerra contra el crimen organizado cobra víctimas inocentes
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
Eran las 2 horas del martes 15 de enero en la ciudad fronteriza de Tijuana, cuando un comando de hombres fuertemente armados atravesó las calles de tierra de la colonia 3 de octubre y abrió fuego sobre la casa de Mainol Gómez Ortiz, un hombre de 29 años originario del Estado de Chiapas.


México del Norte
Por Jorge Mújica Murias
“Fue un error…”
“Esto no tiene nada que ver con la reforma a la inmigración. Este es un error del sistema”.


New era in higher education in San Ysidro
By Pablo Jaime Sáinz
Southwestern College will break ground of its new, state-of-the-art Higher Education Center at San Ysidro on Friday, February 8, at 11 a.m.


Nueva era para la educación superior en San Ysidro
Por Pablo Jaime Sáinz
Southwestern College pondrá la primera piedra para el nuevo centro de Educación Superior en San Ysidro el viernes, 8 de febrero, a las 11 a.m.


Civil rights coalition calls for higher graduation rates, more accurate statistics
By Nanette Light
WASHINGTON — While Congress considers renewing the No Child Left Behind Act, a coalition of civil rights groups is pressing for higher graduation rates.


“Serious Possibilities” Await Students at Grossmont College
Spring Classes Begin Weeks of January 28 and March 28
EL CAJON — More than 1,900 class sections await Grossmont College students at the beginning of the 2008 Spring Semester. Students may continue to enroll through February 1 for the full 16-week semester, and at anytime prior to the beginning of the second eight-week session March 28. Students may apply and register online at www.grossmont.edu.

Community Notes:
Southwest Chula Vista Civic Association Annual Meeting
The Southwest Chula Vista Civic Association will have its annual meeting and potluck on Monday, January 28 at 6:45 at the MAAC Charter School, 1385 Third Ave. (between Palomar and Quintard) http://www.swcvca.org, (619) 425-5771.


LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Marangely Rodríguez
Consejos para ahorrar gasolina
Cada día nos cuesta más llenar el tanque de gasolina, y como parece que no podemos hacer nada para controlar la inflación, por lo menos sí podemos obtener el mejor millaje posible por galón si-guiendo al pie de la letra las recomendaciones que nos ofrecen los expertos:

Workshop Offers Help For Subprime Sufferers
By John Han
Hundreds of anxious homeowners packed the Chamber of Commerce in Oakland’s City Hall last Saturday to hear what local, state, and federal lawmakers had to say about solutions to help people caught in the sub-prime mortgage crisis.



Editorial and Commentary

Editorial:
Gaming Compacts: are we missing out on a better deal?
Propositions 94 -97
Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact
Referendum - Majority Approval Required
Propositions 94 through 97 are four similar (almost identical) gaming compacts with Sycuan (Prop 96) and Pechanga (Prop 94) casinos in San Diego County and the Morongo (Prop 95) and Agua Caliente (Prop 97) casinos in Riverside County. 


Editorial:
Proposition 92 fiscally irresponsible
Proposition 92
Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees
Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute - Majority Approval Required
Proposition 92’s main argument for passage is that they will reduce per college admission fees from $20 per unit to $15 per unit, who can be against lowering college fees?


Commentary:
Latino Voters: Beyond Obama and Clinton
By Carlos Muñoz Jr.
As Latinos move center stage in the Democratic primary campaign, they should get past the race and gender of the candidates and focus on the issues.


Commentary:
Who Will Take the Fall for the CIA Torture Tape Scandal?
By Roberto Lovato
As he concluded a closed-door congressional hearing into the CIA torture tape scandal, Committee Chairman Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, on Wednesday opened the country to a historic possibility: that the fate of the investigation into the destruction of the tapes will be decided by Latino government officials. Current and former Latino officials may even determine whether the investigation reaches the White House.


Commentary:
More Victims of Immigration Control
By Sheldon Richman
Consistent advocates of individual liberty often point out that government restrictions on free immigration violate the rights of people not born in the United States. Not only are they denied their freedom to move and improve their lot in life, but if they make it into the United States, they are subjected to police-state raids and exploitation because their illegal status denies them access to justice.


Comentario:
Con Dios y con el diablo
Por José R. Uzal
Defender la ilegalidad es imposible en un país de leyes. Abogar a favor de los indocumentados solo ha causado ponerlos en peligro y aumentar la animosidad contra todos los hispanos.


Etc. Etc. Etc.
Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits


¡ASK A MEXICAN!
Por Gustavo Arellano
Dear Readers: Mucho feedback from ustedes regarding recent questions about archetypical Mexican dogs and the propensity of wabs to D.U.I. Let’s empezar with the doggies:


First Person:
By Al Carlos Hernandez
LATINOS DON’T EAT LAWNS, THEY MOW THEM
We had an occasion to get dressed up all smooth-urban- chic and go to a well known Mediterranean restaurant with some artist type friends of my wife and her sister in celebration of their birthdays.


Demostrará su Privilegiada Voz Juan Pablo Villa Joven Cantautor Mexicano
Por: Paco Zavala
La voz humana considerada como una bendición celestial, porque así lo es, ésta nos sirve para hablar correctamente nuestro idioma y otro cualquiera y para cantar bien o mal, pero también en la decrepitud de nuestro concepto humano la usamos para mentir, vociferar, insultar humillar, chismear, declarar la guerra, etc.,etc.


Martha Higareda charms in ‘Niñas Mal’
By Kiko Martinez
Mexican actress Martha Higareda says she’s a good girl and a bad girl depending on the situation.

Identificaciones del Mexicanismo se Despiden en el Mes de Enero y Febrero
Por: Paco Zavala
Como dice el refrán muy mexicano “ no hay víspera que no se llegue ni fecha que no se cumpla”. Durante el presente mes de enero llegan a su término la presentación de tres exposiciones que se encuentran establecidas en el Centro Cultural Tijuana.

Latino/a Poets Expressing Rebellion, Pain, Beauty will Read Works Feb. 2
By Jan Jennings
An evening of politically charged poetry on issues that effect the Latino/a community will be presented by seven Latino/a poets at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in the auditorium of the downtown San Diego Central Library, 820 E. St. It is free and open to the public.


Family and Culture Important to PLNU’s Manjarrez
By John Philip Wyllie
Off to a 12-2 start, the Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions are currently ranked seventh in the nation in NAIA women’s basketball. Former La Jolla High forward, Angela Manjarrez stars for the Sea Lions and has been a big part of their success this season. She is helping to provide the leadership they will need if they are going to be successful in their quest for a national championship. She is one of a limited number of Hispanic athletes excelling on the basketball court at the collegiate level.


The “Old Roy Jones, Jr.” beats up an old Tito Trinidad!
By Mike Indri
NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden was not nearly as filled as had been expected; quite possibly even the most ardent supporter of legendary five-time World Champion Felix “Tito” Trinidad knew the obvious. Their Puerto Rican boxing hero, who had not fought since getting thoroughly dominated nearly three years ago in his embarrassing 12 round unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Ronald “Winky” Wright, was bought out of retirement (for the not so embarrassing price of 9 million dollars) to face a bigger, stronger and faster fighter in Roy Jones, Jr.


Fishing Unfamiliar Water
By Boyd Duckett
Bass tournament season will shift into high gear later next month when the Bassmaster Classic kicks off the Elite Series season at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina. Hartwell is a great fishery that most pros have quite a bit of experience fishing. These days, it’s pretty rare when for the pros to get a chance to wet a line in a body of water that they have never fished before, though it still happens to vets and rookies alike. Though we may fish for a living, we still find ourselves from time to time in the same position many of you find yourselves in on a regular basis: on the verge of fishing a lake that they know nothing about.


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