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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
Real Lefebvre -- the Canadian sailor who was reported missing after leaving Roatan, Honduras -- has been found safe in El Bluff, Nicaragua. His boat, the Dorcilyn, apparently experienced a complete electrical breakdown. According to this post on Riodulcechisme.com, Lefebvre is seeking assistance to repair his…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 25, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments
Law enforcement bean arriving before sunrise ahead of the funeral at the Brownsville Event center. Read article.
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 23, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments
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A 43-year-old Quebec man is still missing two weeks after his boat disappeared off the coast of Honduras. Real Lefebvre, an experienced sailor from Saint-Donat located about 140 km north of Montreal, left the island of Roatan on Feb. 5. He was scheduled to get to San Andres, near Nicaragua, by Feb. 10. But he never arrived. Read full article.
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 20, 2011 at 11:47pm — No Comments
More than 40 Honduran women have been killed this year and their cases remain unsolved, Grissel Amaya, special prosecutor for Women told the La Tribuna daily and requested more resources from authorities of the National Criminal Investigation Institute. These cases are added to the more than 800 Honduran women violently killed in the last two years, with the motive and perpetrators were unknown in the majority of cases.
The cities with the most cases are San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba and…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 18, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments
A heavily armed suspected killer of two expats in Panama, has been arrested in Panama. Border patrol officers found Spanish citizen, Javier Martin, the evening of Jan. 14. He was wanted in connection with two murders: U.S. citizen Don North and Jean Pierre Bouahard of France. Read the full article.
He is the second suspected multiple murderer…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This article from The New Statesman is yet another in a long line of stories about the plight of the hundreds, some say thousands, of women who have been murdered or disappeared without a trace in Ciudad Juarez. I read these stories with great frustration because they are the same story, over and over, and as with the genocides in Rwanda and Darfur, and so many other massive tragedies…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 17, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Armed Mexican soldiers making an incursion into U.S.
Cartel wars spilling across the border.
Pakistan holding U.S. diplomatic staff -- against international agreements on diplomatic immunity.
Americans disappearing, being murdered, being unjustly arrested around the world.
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 16, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
First, I want to thank everyone who reached out to Sen. Lautenberg and Sen. Menendez today. You all made a real impact.
I want to explain the issue at hand. Here is the link to the relevant legislative language, which the State Department invokes whenever they tell us they "cannot give" or "are prohibited by law from giving" my family a consular finding of presumptive death. Please make sure you read it so you understand the issues.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 9, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments
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.
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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.…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 8, 2011 at 10:39pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 7, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments