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Monday, November 28, 2011

For Sale

Mexico has for years been known as a den of iniquity. It is a fact. What ever deviant behavior the human mind is capable of dreaming up the Mexicans will find a way to provide it. As the drug dealer and pimp to the United States and Canada, Mexico’s President Calderon along with political partners in crime have a vested interest in keeping the their northern border as porous as passable. It is not enough for the Mexican government to want the proceeds form illicit drugs but a cut of the sex trade as well.

The Mexican sex trade is well established and condoned by political leaders and police officials on the local and federal level. Like anywhere else in the world “money talks and bullshit walks” and in Mexico the American dollar is screaming these days. With the downturn in the American economy Mexico has been hit hard financially. The resulting loss of jobs and small business closing has left many illegal Mexicans out of work thus curtailing the flow of dollars back to Mexico. The illegal Mexican workers travel in packs and live like animals with far to many crammed into a house or apartment they routinely violate occupancy levels thus creating a fire hazard and overloading the sewage and electrical systems.

In May of 2010 President Calderon addressed a joint session of congress. During that speech Calderon received his longest round of applause when he spoke in Spanish, addressing Mexican migrants in the U.S. and telling them that Mexico admires them, misses them, and is fighting hard for their rights and their families.

Calderon also won sustained applause when he said, "I strongly disagree with the recently adopted law in Arizona. It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree, but also introduced a terrible idea using racial profiling for law enforcement."

HOLY MEXICAN JUMPIN BEEN BATMAN what did he say and he received a standing “O” from Congress for saying it. I can understand a president sticking up for his people and his country but comments like that are best said in private not in public and certainly not meant for a joint session of congress that is recorded and played live for the entire population of the U.S. and Mexico. This is total buffoonery. What Calderon failed to mention is that thousands of young Mexican and Central American girls are sold, resold and smuggled into the US and Canada for sexual exploitation. The scumbags willing to pay hundreds of dollars for the privilege of screwing up a young girls life rarely if ever get apprehended and punished. Calderon also neglected to mention that Mexico is the largest source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced prostitution and forced labor. Government and NGO statistics suggest that the magnitude of forced labor surpasses that of forced prostitution in Mexico. Groups considered most vulnerable to human trafficking in Mexico include women, children, indigenous persons, and undocumented migrants. Mexican women, girls, and boys are subjected to sexual servitude within the United States and Mexico, lured by false job offers from poor rural regions to urban, border, and tourist areas. Mexican trafficking victims were also subjected to conditions of forced labor in domestic servitude, street begging, and construction in both the United States and Mexico. In one case, 107 trafficking victims, both Mexican and foreign citizens, were freed from a factory disguised as a drug rehabilitation center in Mexico City; many of them had been kidnapped, and all were subjected to forced labor. 

The vast majority of foreign victims in forced labor and sexual servitude in Mexico are from Central America, particularly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador; many transit Mexico en route to the United States and, to a lesser extent, Canada and Western Europe. However, trafficking victims from South America, the Caribbean,Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa are also found in Mexico, and some transit the country en route to the United States. Unaccompanied Central American minors, traveling through Mexico to meet family members in the United States, fall victim to human traffickers, particularly near the Guatemalan border. Mexican men and boys from Southern Mexico are found in conditions of forced labor in Northern Mexico, and Central Americans, especially Guatemalans, are subjected to forced labor in southern Mexico, particularly in agriculture. Child sex tourism continues to grow in Mexico, especially in tourist areas such as Acapulco and Cancun, and northern border cities like Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez. Most child sex tourists are from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, although some are Mexican citizens. In addition to Mexican drug cartels, organized crime networks from around the world are reportedly involved in human trafficking in Mexico.

The Government of Mexico does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking Mexican authorities claim to have increased anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts but the magnitude of the trafficking problem is ever expanding. The number of human trafficking investigations and convictions remains low. While Mexican officials recognize human trafficking as a serious problem, NGOs and government representatives report that some local officials tolerate and are sometimes complicit in trafficking, impeding implementation of anti-trafficking statues. Take the town of Tenancingo for example it looks like any other small Mexican city. Situated partway between Mexico City and Veracruz. Tenancingo is full of extended families and children. But Tenancingo has a secret industry which is both hidden and known by many — the forced prostitution of women which has kept the town alive for three generations. Here's how one Mexican town became a petri dish for sex trafficking.

Tenancingo has thrived as a center for sex trafficking for so many years because of several factors which have come together to help forced prostitution flourish. First, TenancingoTenancingo are also mostly Indians, and indigenous people are often more vulnerable to human trafficking than others because of the additional social and economic oppressions they face. Tenancingo (like many other towns in Mexico) also has cultural traditions of "machismo," bride kidnapping, and forced marriage, and other gender-unequal customs. These traditions have grown into an "understanding" among men that they allow each other to subjugate women without interference.

Another reason sex trafficking thrives in Tenancingo is the complete lack of desire to address the issue by local authorities. According to town council member Maximino Ramirez, "In this day and age, in the 21st century, are you going to tell me that a woman of 18 or 20 can be tricked? Maybe they went into (prostitution) of their own free will, and then after a while, they say: You know what? They forced me to." The attitude that adult women can't be forced, coerced, or tricked into prostitution means that local law enforcement won't recognize trafficking victims and won't even be looking for them in the first place. But even with a large number of vulnerable women, a culture of misogyny and silence, and a lack of acknowledgment from local authorities, sex trafficking wouldn't exist in Tenancingo if there was no money to be made in it. But there is money to be made, because a couple hundred miles away in Mexico City, there's a large market of men wanting to pay for sex. And a little farther away across the U.S. border, there are even more. For one victim from Tenancingo, that number was 40-50 men a night buying her in America. Sex trafficking is so profitable in Tenancingo, that at least one anthropologist estimates that almost a third of the town is involved in the trade at some level.

Tenancingo is a great example of what happens when factors like poverty, inequality, and a "good old boy" mentality come together. But the market for sex trafficking victims is ultimately what drives the pimps of Tenancingo. And the rest of the pimps in the world.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

King Abdullah; Assad Has "Expiration Date"

His Majesty King Abdullah of  Jorden

The Middle East potentates are finally getting pissed off at their Syrian sidekick Basher al Assad. Recently the line forms behind Turkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said the future of Syria could not be built on "the blood of the oppressed", and condemned attacks on Turkish missions in Syria. Turkey has also entered into the sanctions arena with their own slap on the wrist the energy minister announced that joint oil exploration projects that had been planed with Syria are now on permanent hold.

Assad is also under the gun from the Arab League as they chipped in with a shot across the bow by suspending Syria's membership. King Abdullah of Jordan became the first Arab leader to publicly denounce Syrian President Bashar al-Assad calling for him to stand down.

The Kings comments along with the Arab League's decision to suspend Syria’s membership signals an about face in the way the region has been fondling Assad, The love affair is over and the Arab leaders approach to Syria is one of disdain.
In an interview with the BBC the monarch seamed in simpatico with Assad’s situation  but he said that “stepping down was not enough.” The King is wise man and he understands the fact that Assad is loosing face with his regional peers. The Syrian President must seek asylum and get out wile the getting is still good or he will face the Qaddafi fate. The King went on to say that changing the Syrian "system" along with Assad’s ouster is the only way to minimize the body count. He admitted that no-one was clear how to do that, and the Syrian regime still believed it was "in a fairly comfortable position".

King Abdullah, like many others, also emphasised there was great concern about "life after Bashar". He warned that any outside intervention in Syria would open "Pandora's box".The relationship between two Arab leaders, seen as a new generation when they took over from their fathers, has been under growing strain. But King Abdullah said he still believed the Syrian leader had "reform in his blood". He had reached out to him earlier this year, even if, as he admitted, Jordan was not "by any means... a perfect story".

Meanwhile hundreds of people are being killed on a weekly basis and the longer this Syrian slaughter lingers the more atrocities will happen. The city of Homs is a perfect example. Homs and the surrounding province also have become a hub for thousands of army deserters who have refused orders to attack the protesters. Rights activists say Homs is a natural refuge for the defectors because many of them are from the province, the nation's largest.

Syria's government blames the violence in Homs and other protest hubs on troublemakers. It says religious extremists from the Sunni majority are terrorizing minority Alawites and Christians and attacking security forces.

Homs is about 40 percent Sunni, 30 percent Alawite and 30 percent Christian. Syria's Alawite-dominated leadership says it is trying to protect minorities by cracking down on the extremists. Nice try Basher that don’t pass the smell test.

President Assad is in a unique situation and he knows it, unlike the Libyan situation intervention in Syria would touch off a regional war dragging several wildcat extremists into the situation. The radical Islamic factions in Lebanon would certainly be involved as well as Hamas and Hezbollah forcing Israel to defend itself. Iran has already proclaimed its allegiance to Syria and will defend its interests their. The shit storm events could trigger a multinational conflict that has not been seen since World War II. Only the weapons are more powerful and the actors are more radical. This is the scenario that King Abdullah and the Arab league are trying to circumvent but the Damascus circle jerk continues. WAR MAY BE ON THE HORIZON!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Anonymous To Zap Zetas

As previously reported in the story “Blogging Can kill You” a couple was killed and hung from a bridge in Mexico, the female was disemboweled. These deplorable killings were acts of revenge by the Los Zeta drug cartel for the online reporting the couple did. The dead bodies were meant to be a warning to online activists opposing the cartels activities. Despite the gruesome display of dead bodies (meant as a deterrent) to the bloggers and tweeters, online reporting continues. Now the tables have turned and the online hacking group Anonymous has threatened the Zetas publicly. In a video posted on YouTube October 6th the hacking group threatened to out associates collaborating with the cartel. The exposure of these people would surely set back the Zetas activity for 10 maybe 15 minuets until the outed collaborators are killed by rival cartels or arrested by the police. If the Group Anonymous really wanted to hit the Zetas where it hurts then they would find the cartels money and money launders. Lets face it, the cartels are in the drug business to make money, and they need money (American dollars specifically) to keep the operation running.

The purpose of the video was to voice their demands in hopes of retrieving a kidnapped Anonymous member that was working one of the groups stunts they called Operation Paperstorm. The hackers believe that the Los Zetas snatched one of there colleagues in Vercruz during the leaflet demonstration. The mysterious masked man in the video threatened to release revealing information about journalists, police, politicians and taxi drivers colluding with the cartels.in an attempt to blackmail the Zetas into releasing the Anonymous colleague. 

The M. O. Anonymous takes on is not one of crime fighting but of the outing of crime fighters. Recently some of the online mischief they have been involved with entails acquiring personal and sensitive information about police organizations. On Oct. 21, Anonymous hackers stole sensitive information including Social Security numbers from a series of police-affiliated targets including the International Association of Chiefs of Police website and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association email portal and revealed more than 1,000 user names and passwords of Boston police officers.The cops are not the only targets, you can put the Pentagon, News Corp and the Syrian Government all on the list. The newest victim is Facebook, according to a open letter dated November 5th 2011 in which the group claims to be able to destroy the networking site. The letters opening paragraph is as follows.
Headless Mexicans 

“We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows:
Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy”.

The self proclaimed “hacktivists” hit a child sex abuse ring in a project they dubbed  "Operation DarkNet" The hacker group shut down the kiddy porn website known as Lolita City and reportedly posted more than 1,500 user names and activities of the websites users.. 

Although the cartels’ activities are focused on the streets of the cities they control, even cartels use the Internet for communication and some business transactions. The business of the cartels is their soft underbelly and just might be the true target of the hackers. Interdicting financial transactions or diverting them my be the true target. So if the Zetas are going to hold an Anonymous member hostage then Anonymous may just hold the Zetas money hostage and extract payment at the same time. Time will only tell and we will be monitoring the situation.

The hackers have already issued a warning in regards to their associates in Mexico.The message urged inexperienced activists, who might not be practicing proper online security measures, to abstain from participating. It also urged individuals associated with Anonymous in Mexico not to conduct physical pamphlet drops, participate in protests, wear or purchase Guy Fawkes masks, or use Guy Fawkes imagery in their Internet or physical-world activities. Guy Fawkes was a British Roman Catholic conspirator involved in a plot to bomb the British Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605. The British celebrate the plot’s failure as Guy Fawkes Day each Nov. 5. In modern times, the day has come to have special meaning for anarchists. Since 2006, the style of the Guy Fawkes mask used in the movie “V for Vendetta” has become something of an anarchist icon in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.