Saturday, June 23, 2018

Baja, Ca: “A Living Hell of Disappearances”

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Unimexicali/ Radioformula

                                   Just Another Day Somewhere in Northern Baja California
By: José Luis Camarillo
June 23, 2018

Recently the State of  Baja California has been enveloped in a dark cloud that casts uncertainty on families that incessantly search for those whom they have lost,  a figure of 14 women and 40 men have disappeared and/or vanished without trace. These are only the reported figures,  declared the president  of the Association United for the Disappeared of Baja California, Fernando Ocegueda Flores. 

He said that in Tijuana alone, plus one case from Mexicali, from last month to date there have been 16 missing women, where one of them was located another was found reported dead, and 14 remain missing. The ages of young women range between 18 and 24 years. All of them with a complaint reportedly lodged with CAPEA. (Spanish language acronym)

Along with these figures, the Municipality of Ensenada joins in with 89 disappearances, mainly in the areas of Valle de la Trinidad, San Quintín, El Maneadero and Ojos Negros, which qualifies this Municipality as an unexpected "red light" focal point.
Much of the responsibility for this problem, said Ocegueda,  is the inefficiency of organizations dedicated to the search for missing persons, and the need by authority figures to insist that there is no wave of disappearances in the state, which minimizes the actions of the Attorney General's office of the State on this issue.

"If you add all these disappeared and the anomalies in the attorney's office to the fact that the prosecutor already has almost all of the sexennium and part of the previous; I think we need a change within the structure of the heads that manage this area of the Peninsula," he said.

As a result of the above, Ocegueda stated that they have repeatedly demanded the resignation of the ex-judge Perla Ibarra, who in his opinion encourages this inefficiency, and although Perla Ibarra acknowledges that she will not answer that request, she assured CAPEA that she will not fail to point out the deficiencies of the Disappeared Persons Prosecutor's Office in Baja California.

Aggravating the conflict: the National Search Commission was created last year, which was approved by the senators in Congress and for that reason should be approved in each state of the country. However, after a conversation with the Governor of Baja California, Francisco "Kiko" Vega de Lamadrid, it was said that the decree was already signed but now the publication of the decree is still pending.
"I am extremely tired of the indifference of the Attorney General's Office of the State in the matter of missing persons, it is an institution completely overwhelmed by the high rates of homicides and insecurity," Oceguera said condemningly.

With Baja California in second place regarding the number of missing persons, Ocegueda said that it could even be the first if the authorities do not "manipulate" the figures, because there are five ways to catalog a disappearance, and it seems that organizations forget it and pigeonhole all in one, leaving the rest aside.

These classifications would be:

Not located

Kidnappings

Illegal deprivation of freedom

Missing

Domestic (those that reappear later and it is indicated that they were with a friend or sentimental partner).

WWW.SEMEFO.BC :

The obstacles in this topic do not stop there, since Fernando Ocegueda recalled that in 2008 the webpage www.semefo.bc had been created, which had photographs of the disappeared, and thanks to it they managed to find 23 people during the time that the website was active, but among the internal changes of the government, the site has been  forgotten, and now it is more complicated to access a public record of people not located.

DEMANDS :

For this reason, the President of the Association United for the Disappeared of Baja California, presented these demands addressed to the State Government to improve efficiency with respect to searches and records:

Insist the Governor  institutes the State Search Commission.

Create mechanisms so that prosecutors have sufficient resources to carry out a good job.

A operational structure for people looking for family members.

Genetic bank at the state level.

Reliable Missing Persons database in the state.

"This is a chain and if we start to run with it all, the negotiations between the municipal cemeteries and the authorities will come up and that issue is very rough; we might be better off not even touching it," he said sadly.

The Association's demands also arise because Ocegueda said that since 2010 there have been about 4,500 people sent to mass graves without their DNA being registered, an insurmountable problem in a case in which a relative came to look for, identify or claim a body.

Another big problem: when a person finds his family member in a common grave, the price to get that person out of it costs up to 60,000 Pesos, and therefore, the family decides to leave their loved one there, since the family can not afford that cost and thus cannot give them a decent burial.

Ocegueda reiterated that as an association they will  give the best of themselves to help people with missing relatives, while continuing  their insistence of pressuring the government to take action on the matter with greater precision.

"We have been in this struggle for 12 years already, we always behave truthfully, honestly, because we do not gain anything by discrediting the government, but we do want real investigations into the cases of these girls and the people who have been deprived of their freedom and/or lives.  I do not know when it's going to stop, this hell we're living through in Baja California," he concluded.

VIDEO:  http://www.unimexicali.com/videos/noticias/album/14/video18933.html
NOTE :  If you click on the Link from the source at top you should be able to watch the 2+minute Video, ie,  IN SPANISH of women protesting demanding a GENERAL ALERT for Baja California

27 comments:

  1. San Felipe tambien?

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    1. Si, San Felipe también a veces, que triste, feo y un barbarie. Hay muchos problemas con drogas.

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    2. Drug usage has had a devastating impact for employers in America. Candidates for employment are slim. Yesterday, son and I spoke with a friend who recently closed (sold) his concrete company and moving to Montana due to age and lack of workers who can pass a drug test.

      This enormous drug epidemic problem. has fueled a shortage of dependable / qualified people who are drug free.

      Dont know the employment policies / practices in Mexico. But if like that of US with drug testing can only imagine numbers dwindling of qualified people.


      E42

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    3. Gracias Yaqui. He oido que la marina estaba alli. Fue in problema con Kia pescadores. Perdoneme pero Ingles es mi primer Idioms. Bien Dia.

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  2. All, a little off topic, but what's the status of juan josé esparragoza monzón "el negro". I havnt seen much on El Negro since his jail escape during the chapitos vs damasos.

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    1. Nothing is jumping out at me that isn’t 2 years old.
      Anyone else know something ??

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    2. Pos no q se escapo con gente del mayo y que ahora anda peleando le al guano los terrenos

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    3. I thought he was called El Azul. A guy named Raul Sabori Cisneros is El Negro. Think he was in Sonora. They caught him.

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    4. @12:14 El negro is Azul' son

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  3. Filthy Mexico's immigration policy is Nazis on steroids!
    Fact!

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    1. Is this comment supposed to have injections of racism?
      Immigration is an issue facing many borders and countries today globally.
      Walls and fences have been erected by many countries to comebat immigrants.
      According to statistics since the beginning of the 90s this display of concern has led to such for many countries.
      History repeating itself if one looks closely. Its fear and distrust by many which has led this campaign of uncertainty.
      While some of us are simply implying the enforcement of immigration policies.

      E42

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    2. 10:21 - Go and read a history book. My family died in the holocaust, this is nothing like that. Stop being ignorant.

      Like E42 said, this is happening all over the world right now.

      I just think people are scared of losing their cultural identity with the rise of globalism.

      Phelpso

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    3. Sympathy for your unimaginable loss.
      A tragic and criminal era in history that should never have happened nor repeated again.

      E42

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  4. And these are the ones that have been reported missing. Think of all the girls working the clubs from other states that might be missing and people that are afraid to say something. What a mess they have created. This is why the amount of people they report as murdered here year is not even close. Some they will never find the bodies so the amount of people killed is far greater. Same with migrants, where I read there are reports in the high 6 figures of migrants passing through Mexico that their families have never heard from them again.

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    1. Many migrants get forced to be zetas or to work for other cartels but then again some do it on their own to get 💰. In Baja califas the cjng went in full force to go against cds (mayos crew) so bad that half the cds split and went with Mencho causing even more blood bath because ex cds were killing the chapulines and vice versa.. And same happened in Tijuana with half of CAF joining cjng and even a big chunk of cds joined cjng too.. That's a fact that cds groupies fail to understand.. Jusst saying..

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    2. The missing and the murdered are a problem, but let's not lose sight of the real biggest problem, GOVERNMENT INCOMPETENCY.
      The state government's police corporations have been infiltrated by military zone commanders and their military or former military deputies as chiefs or officers of police and these greedy motherfakers are losing every battle because there is no money to be made from real Law And Order enforcement that compares to what drug trafficking and prostitution produces, and the military have been eagerly putting their claws on all of it while blaming the evil narcos and cartels, there is Julian Leyzaola there and giniral Alfonso Duarte Mujica from Tijuana to Sinaloa fucking everybody up.

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  5. 120 people killed in Juarez this month. Aztecas at war with la linea... Azteca bosses from El Paso gave Green Light.. that is the rumor...

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    1. 1:46 - Damn, the poor people of Juarez. They cant seem to catch a break.

      Phelpso

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    2. So I’m guessing that los aztecas want the cristal and los lineros don’t!

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  6. It used to be safe, now the retired Americans are thinking twice about living in Mexico.

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  7. damn, karma is a bitch huh?

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    1. Yea, less retired Americans, less tourist,less legit money... Just narcos will be left killing, extorting, kidnapping...from whoever is left. Pure stupidity.

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  8. Everyone in government and cartels are f-up, people will continue getting killed, everyone kidnaps, extortion, nothing will change.

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    1. Just hold on a little longer things are going to slow down on the violence as soon the pri is gone.

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    2. 701 talk about Mexico fked up, state Police department, busted 30 currupted cops, that killed a political man. Can't even trust de police.

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    3. 6:52 you can't trust the accusers either,
      they are doing the accusing based on their pistolas and on NO SCIENCE unless it is Science Fiction, their old trick has been seen too many times now.

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    4. 1102 so the state police is into currption too, boy no one is trusted in Mexico.

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