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26 April 2010

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LATIN AMERICA BRIEFS MEXICO
Special points of interest:  MEXICAN DRUG NARCOTERRORISTS ATTACKING MILITARY 1 CHAVEZ AND PUTIN CONTINUE TO SIGN ARMS AND OIL DEALS 1 ARIZONA GETS TOUGH ON IMMIGRATION 1 VENEZUELA’S CHAVEZ LOSING FAITH AND TRUST OF HIS PEOPLE 1 VENEZUELA’S WOES AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY 1

victims of disputes between rival gangs. This blind eye has apparently forgotten the common place multitudes of police chiefs, officers, and government officials slaughtered since as early as 2005. Police and military routinely face sophisticated weapons and tactics.

VENEZUELA While Hugo Chavez stock piles war-like weapons and armament purchased from the Russians and rubs elbows with Ahmadinejad Of Iran, many Venezuelan’s are getting significantlyconcerned about Chavez’s 11 years in power.

.Mexico's murderous narco-

terrorist cartels are escalating their attacks on military and police authorities, rather than on rival gangs. Deadly ambushes of government convoys and near military installations are becoming common place. This certainly puts to rest the repeated statements from officials and some media that this war is primarily just between the

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rivals for territorial disputes. Officials have long said that more than 90 percent of the death toll in Mexico's wave of drug violence that has claimed 22,700 plus lives are VENEZUELA Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Russia’s Prime Minister Putin met once again recently in Caracas. This, to sign military and oil agreements. Chavez continues to expand ties with the Russians as a way of countering U.S. influence in Latin America. This included the sale of 2,250 Russian-built vehicles, and four MI-17 helicopters.

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Their real concerns- Life in the shantytowns where more than a million people PHOENIX, ARIZONA live in red-brick tin-roof Identified as having the world’s houses clinging precarilargest kidnapping rate; Phoenix ously to the hills. garbage and the State of Arizona is fight- piles up, sewers leak and ing back. running water becomes scarce higher up the hillSweeps are occurring on both sides, and rampant crime sides of the border targeting huamong the most dangerous man smuggling and related illein the hemisphere. People gal entry into the U.S. One inhope for improvements and vestigation used 800 law en“stopping all the oil money forcement officials that were going to the rich." focused on organized systems transporting illegal immigrants Economic recession, high from the Mexican border to cit- inflation and electricity and ies through out the U.S. The water shortages have Arizona Legislature stepped up dented his popularity furtheir move to adopting a ther. Where is the massive “stringent immigration enforce- oil wealth from the tough ment bill.” This, in partial, in talking anti U.S. Leftist response to the murder of a President? Where have the popular Arizona rancher murpromises gone that Chavez dered on his property near the so vehemently expressed to border. President Obama and the populace with his Boliimmigrant advocacy groups have varian Revolution? They denounced what they call “a appear to be in other counclimate of fear.” ICE and other try’s coffers so “Venezuela federal officials have been criti- can ward off U.S. attack.” cized for their enforcement acts.