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President Felipe Calderón declared that “criminals” are “the main threat to the human rights of Mexicans,” to meet Wednesday with leaders of Human Rights Watch (HRW), an organization that presented a critical assessment of human rights in the country.

During the meeting, HRW gave his report to President Calderon’s initiative and defined the formation of a joint working group to analyze the content of the study, said the Office of the President in a statement.

“The (criminals) who through offensive crimes such as homicide, kidnapping and extortion, systematically violate the fundamental guarantees of the citizens and their families.

“Hence the legal and ethical obligation of the Government, to deploy all the means at its disposal to which, under the principle of responsibility, strengthen the presence of authority in communities with greater criminal rivalry,” said President Calderón.

The Mexican president expressed his conviction that full respect for fundamental rights is an essential element “for both the consolidation of our democracy, to build real and lasting security.”

Calderon said that in recent years, “Mexico has taken decisive steps for effective promotion and protection, always within a framework of transparency and openness to public scrutiny, whether international or domestic.”

He explained that the Constitutional Reform in the Field of Human Rights, the Law Reform Amparo and Constitutional Reform Criminal Justice System in Mexico “is not only aligned with international standards, but builds a solid foundation for our future generations develop in a more open, integrated and democratic. “

He also noted that the strengthening of security institutions and law enforcement of the three orders of government is, in more ways than one, a necessary condition to strengthen the protection of human rights of Mexicans against crime.

“Are corporations and local prosecutors who, pursuant to the authority of law, it is primarily the prevention of crime and law enforcement.

“Therefore, the Federal Government has promoted the transformation of state and municipal institutions, through the purification of their staff and improving its legal instruments,” he said.

He said that the Federal forces have worked closely with the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and various international organizations to further training in human rights.

Furthermore, he added, “that have always been open with full transparency, to accept the recommendations of the Commission and, where appropriate, to initiate processes for the demarcation of responsibilities.”

President Calderón was accompanied by Secretaries of the Interior, José rancisco Blake Mora; of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa, and Attorney General’s Office, Marisela Morales Ibañez, as well as by the Coordinator of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic Alejandra Sota Mirafuentes.

Running from the Mexican Police; Did he or did he not cross the Border?

“Residents near the small border town of La Rosita reported helicopters circling Tuesday afternoon as law enforcement officials searched for a man shot in Mexico who fled to the U.S.

The wounded man was apparently a drug smuggler fleeing a confrontation between traffickers and Mexican troops responding to a call from U.S. Border Patrol agents, authorities said.

Sheriff Rene Fuentes said agents found a man in his mid-30s with gunshot wounds to the neck, leg and shoulder. “The Mexican military actually got into it with some dope dealers, some cartel members,” Fuentes said. “One of the suspects made it across the river with multiple gunshot wounds. But it occurred in Mexico.”

The wounded man is a Starr County resident who was in the U.S. illegally and has prior arrests, he said. He was taken to hospital and is expected to survive, Fuentes said.

There was no indication anyone else had crossed into the U.S., he said.

Border Patrol agents patrolling in the La Rosita area ran across smugglers with a load of narcotics near the Rio Grande at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, said supervisory agent Rosalinda Huey.

The traffickers fled back across the river, and agents called Mexican authorities to alert them, Huey said. She would not comment about what happened on the Mexican side of the river.

The incident brought swarms of local and federal law enforcement to a rural intersection near La Rosita, a small community between Rio Grande City and Roma where residents can sometimes hear thegun-fights in Mexico.

Porfirio Alaniz, a tire repair shop owner, said the response, which included both U.S. and Mexican helicopters circling overhead, raised fears among local residents that dangerous cartel operatives had escaped to this side and Border Patrol and police were looking for them.

“That’s what we thought was going on,” he said. “If they get into a battle with the cartels, that’s going to be something. But right now it was just the random smugglers.”