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February 2011 Blog Posts (38)

Please Help the Dunsavage Family Help Joe's Kids

For those of you who don't know my family's story, the story that led to the creation of the Missing Americans Project, I will briefly recount it:

 

My brother Joe disappeared on May 10, 2009 after taking a small recreational catamaran into the shallows off the West End of the island of Roatan in Honduras. Thanks to the efforts of friends and family across the country calling their congressmen to ask them to press for action, we succeeded in getting an exhaustive 3-day air/sea…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 14, 2011 at 12:56am — 3 Comments

The Humphrey Family's Frustrating Wait

I just stumbled upon this BBC article about the maddening wait the family of Alex Humphrey, missing in Panama since August 2009, has had to endure to find out if a badly burned body found last year is Alex.

Alex's Mom, Gill Humphrey said: "We are meeting diplomatic blocks every time we move."

Gill said Interpol Panama should have contacted Interpol in the UK to arrange for DNA from a male…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 9, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

U.S. Customs Seize Machine Gun Bound for Mexico

Agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge found the .30 caliber browning machine gun on the backseat of a Hummer H3 headed to Reynosa, Mexico, last Friday and arrested the 21-year-old driver from Pharr, Texas, the Customs and Border Protection agency said in a news release. Read the full Reuters article.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 9, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

KRGV Airs Spot on The Missing Americans Project

KRGV in Weslaco, Texas, continued its reporting on the plight of families who lose loved ones in Mexico last night devoted a segment to the work of The Missing Americans Project. Read story, watch the video.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 8, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

As Cartels Maintain Stronghold, Mexican Police Chief Taken Near Christmas Still Missing

Erika Gandara, police chief of Guadalupe, Mexico, has not been seen or heard from since being abducted two days before Christmas. Her predecessor was murdered and decapitated, his head was found in an ice chest. Gandara, 28, a single woman with no children, was the only applicant for the job and its salary of $580 per month.

 

"We have no police, no security, no electricity, no water, nothing," said one 25-year-old woman who was afraid to give her name.…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 8, 2011 at 10:39pm — No Comments

KRGV: Fleeing to South Texas to Escape the Mexico Cartels

Read the article

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 7, 2011 at 11:24pm — No Comments

FOXNews: 3 teens killed in Mexico, 2 were US high schoolers

Three teenage boys were shot to death in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, and at least two of them had been high school students in Texas, according to this article on FoxNews.com. The boys were killed at a car dealership in the city across the border from El Paso, Texas, Chihuahua prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval said. He said there were no witnesses and no…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 7, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments

PEACEFUL PROTEST CANCELLED

DUE TO RESENT INFORMATION I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO CANCEL MY PEACEFUL PROTEST

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

CANCELLED PROTEST WAS SCHEDULED FOR 02/12/2011

Added by Adriana Aviles Allen on February 7, 2011 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

Wall Street Journal: Google Exec in Egypt Released

Here's the article.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 7, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

New York Times: Missing Google Exec Detained, Expected to Be Released

After disappearing in Egypt more than a week ago, leaving an ominous message on his Twitter account, Wael Ghonim, who leads Google’s marketing efforts for the… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 7, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

Google Exec Still Missing in Egypt

Wael Ghonim, who leads Google’s marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, remains missing in Egypt. The company asks anyone with information about Mr. Ghonim to call +44 20 7031 3008 or e-mail infoaboutwael@google.com.

Meanwhile, Google engineers have worked with Twitter to build a service for people in Egypt without Internet access to post messages to…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 5, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Great News! Ilya Salkind Found Alive in a Mexican Hospital

Here's the article. Not a lot of details, but it's great to know he's alive and well!

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 4, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

PEACEFUL PROTEST IN BROWNSVILLE FEB 12,2011

Will be taking a 6 hr drive just to go do a peaceful protest right by the gateway bridge in Brownsville texas.

Please come and join us and show your support if you can.

If anyone knows of any groups or organizations in the brownsville area that can help us by joining us or any other way ,please let me know.

Date :02/12/11

Time:10:00am-4:00pm

Place: Gateway Bridge in brownsville Texas

 

Thank You everyone

Added by Adriana Aviles Allen on February 3, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

Update on Ilya Salkind Disappearance

Information posted on a website by friends and family noted Salkind went "missing from his family home in Tepozlan Mexico about one hour south of Mexico City in Morales County; and the next largest city is Cuernavaca which is further south from Tepozlan. Ilya was last heard from on Sunday night, January 30, 2011 at about 8:00… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 2, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

"Superman" Producer Ilya Salkind Reported Missing in Mexico

Here's the Fox News article.

Not a lot of information yet. I hate to be crass, and of course I am praying for Mr. Salkind and his loved ones, but I can't help wondering if a little bit of Hollywood appeal might FINALLY generate some  interest in the topic of Americans and others missing in Central America and the Caribbean.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 2, 2011 at 5:33pm — No Comments

KGRV: Nancy Davis's Husband Talks of Their Final Hours Together

Read full article (watch video).

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 1, 2011 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Google Exec Missing Amid Egypt Turmoil

From the Wall Street Journal.

Let's just hope he's out of contact because of the chaos and has not come to harm.

Does anyone know of others who are missing amid the turmoil? Please let us know.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 1, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

KGRV: FBI Says It Is "Monitoring" Cases of 5 Missing in Mexico

Here's the article.

Why only 5? What about the rest?

"FBI officials [say] until they can find proof of a crime, they can not get involved in the case."

Beautiful - we can't look for investigate until someone else investigates and gives us evidence. I've also heard the phrase "We need to be invited…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 1, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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