Con pipas que distribuirán el líquido en diferentes colonias, es como estará operando el
proyecto de la fundación Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra, dio a conocer la Junta Municipal de Agua y
Ayer se entregaron tinacos de 200 litros a residentes de la colonia Bello Horizonte., por lo que
Nora Elena Yu, presidenta de la JMAS anunció que a partir del lunes se distribuirá agua potable
y se regalará mil tinacos de 750 litros para su depósito.
Las colonias beneficiadas son: Bello Horizonte, Campesina, Villa Esperanza, y El Centauro,
“Agua para todos” es en apoyo a las familias que, por su ubicación geográfica no cuentan con
red de agua potable y alcantarillado”, dijo la funcionaria.
Indicó que el programa durará todo el verano, por lo que exhortó a hacer buen uso del agua y de
los tinacos para beneficio de las familias.
Speaking of the more or less forced seizure of the new directive of the Colosio Foundation, spearhead by Marcelo González Tachiquín, the event brought together representatives from different teams operating within Juárez.
Alongside Mayor Murguía were Sub-Secretary of State Government, Carlos Silveyra Sayto; President of JMAS, Nora Elena Yu; Secretary General for the State Directives Committee for the PRI, Adriane Fuentes and the President of the Municipal Committee, Adriana Terrazas Porras.
Unity was precisely the fundamental concept of the speech with which Luis Murguía took the reins as President of the Foundation (after a farewell to Enrique Serrano.)
Everyone, including Governor César Duarte Jáquez, will reunite this coming Sunday as the so-called “Sunday Masses” of the PRI are reinstated in the restored Lerdo y Galeana building, which will serve as a backdrop for the commemorating the 101st Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
The State Government, Secretary of Education, Culture and Sport, by way of the Institute for Sport and Physical Education of Chihuahua, in coordination with the Municipality of San Francisco of Borja and Leche Zaragoza (tr = Zaragoza Milk), held the Zaragoza-Namurachi 10K race today.
The race started at Namúrachi Canyon with 614 runners who enjoyed favorable weather conditions for the competition. Fresh air and majestic landscapes provided a backdrop for the challenging course spanning ten thousand meters.
Municipal President Arturo Mendoza Arras, alongside Luis Alfonso Rivera Campos, Director of ICHD and Francina Priego, Head of Marketing for Leche Zaragoza, representing other authorities in attendance, all took part in the starting signal commencement of the race for first place.
On the men’s side, Carlos González de Cuauhtémoc and Alfonso Rodríguez de Delicias, trailed Kibet Cherop for great part of the race. However, by kilometer 8 (approx. mile 5) the Kenyan took off in order to dominate the last two kilometers (approx. one mile and a half) of the race with a time of 33:00, and receiving a standing ovation from the five thousand spectators who waited for him at the finish line at the main plaza in “San Borjas.”
Carlos González took Second Place, while Alfonso Rodríguez finished third with the following times, respectively: 33:16 and 33:19. On the women’s side, Kenyan Dorcas Kangogo took First Place with a time of 37:34, followed by Beatriz Méndez with 42:36 and Third Place runner Virginia Palma with 43:33.
During the organizing stages of the race, the “Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra” foundation carried out a thousand anthropometric tests in order to identify and diagnose those members of the population who suffered any level of malnutrition, focusing treatment mainly on youths and the elderly. This is part of the social pact between Leche Zaragoza and the community at large.
Mayor Hector Murguía of the City of Juarez has created a campaign titled “En Juarez esta Navidad, ¡Cenamos Todos!” which translates as “This Christmas in Juarez, Dinner for All!”. The municipality’s goal is to be able to distribute 200 thousand chickens among the poor this Christmas.
Among the highest donors were Pedro Zaragoza with 500 thousand pesos, Mayor Hector Murguía with 100 thousand pesos and the Chihuahua Group with 150 thousand pesos.
Municipal President Hector Murguía Lardizábal led collection efforts among other officials, totaling 100 thousand pesos. Administrative Official Rodolfo Martínez later contributed 50 thousand pesos, with other directors following suit.
Businessmen and members of the Entrepreneurial Coordination Council, as well as Senior Management from media outlets such as Televisa, TV Azteca and Channel 5 also participated.
2.5 million pesos were collected on this day, but the goal is to reach 5 million pesos, which would allow for the purchase of not just food but light blankets and other needed items for the families.
A distinguishing feature of the benefit is that funds will be donated and not deposited into the public treasury. It is the direct result of hard work and this hard-earned cash will allow the campaign to flourish.
“I want him to live,” said the teary-eyed grandmother of 11 year-old Vicente Arturo Aguilar Hernández at the local airport’s boarding gate yesterday, moments before their departure for Mexico City where he will undergo life-saving heart surgery.
For the past eight years, the young adolescent’s health has been precarious. The congenital malformation, to be corrected during the surgery, was addressed at birth by means of a heart valve implant long overdue for replacement since he turned three.
Economic hardships forced him to postpone surgery but his grandmother, Francisca Isabel González, dedicated her time to ‘knocking on doors’ looking for assistance.
In spite of the fact that most doors did not answer her call, she did not lose faith in her endeavor. This past Children’s Day, she approached a group which had gathered to celebrate the occasion at Lomas de Polco, where the two live.
There she explained her situation and was able to achieve in a single month what she’d been unable to do in several years: ensure that her grandson receive the medical attention he needs. Although the 59 year-old grandmother’s main concern is for her grandson’s heart condition, she also stated that she suffered from a ruptured eardrum, resulting in a significant loss of hearing.
She added, however, that the condition is to be addressed after his operation.
They boarded the plane, yesterday, which would transport them both to Mexico City, where the boy will be admitted to the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social’s (IMSS) Hospital Siglo XXI (Mexican Institute of Social Security’s [IMSS] 21st Century Hospital) which specializes in cardiology. They hope that he will be able to regain his health, completely.
Andrea Rivas Álvarez, head of Social Service Assistance Project Implementation for the Fundación Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra, has accompanied them on their journey towards remedying Vicente’s health. The boy showed physical signs of weariness as he walked from the parking lot to the boarding gate.
But this was only one example of the hurdles the two had to clear yesterday morning. Police and military checkpoint activities in the neighboring locality of Anapra also caused them to arrive late to the airport.
“We learned of their plight by virtue of the fact that we carry out many programs for the foundation at Lomas de Polco, this past Children’s Day the dear grandma approached us, as a last resort, and told us what had been going on,” she said.
It turned out the woman had asked assistance from the General Hospital, the Municipality and other organizations, to no avail.
One organization in the United States reached out to help them, going so far as to clear their immigration status, but a few days before they were to travel to an American hospital the answer came back to Francisca as a “resounding no.”
Exhausted, she nonetheless approached employees of the foundation and asked for their assistance and they were determined to help her and her grandson.
They sought a hospital with a medical doctor, both here and in El Paso, who could perform the operation, with no luck.
When all seemed lost, things turned for the better.
They learned that the IMSS’s Siglo XXI had the equipment and the staff to perform the operation, so they contacted them to ask for their support.
Commencing with the next school year, 2 thousand children in 11 preschools located in the southern and northwestern parts of the city will benefit from daily breakfast services including milk, yogurt and cereal thanks to a three-month long drive held by patrons of Oxxo stores for Fundación Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra’s Children’s Food and Nutrition Program.
In all, the convenience stores collected 751 thousand 734.82 pesos during the months of March, April and May, which guarantees breakfast meals for city children who are most in need, for a period of at least four months; this, according to a statement issued yesterday by Verónica Jiménez, Director of the Fundación Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra, during the award presentation ceremony.
“We’d like to thank the patrons for, this, the largest contribution to date; thank for your support in helping bring about change. We promise that your funds will be put to good use,” said Jiménez.
Thousands of children, who would otherwise due to violence and unemployment go days without eating, may now benefit from a healthy breakfast and take full advantage of their education, thanks to this donation.
“Studies made available to us show that, aside from being more disposed to the learning process, children with access to a proper breakfast also have better attendance and are late to class less often, with incidents of playground violence being dramatically reduced,” she pointed out.
She further stated that children skipping breakfast, or not having eaten dinner the night before, show signs of anxiety, aggression, and tend to act out against their peers, while those who’ve eaten breakfast are shown to be calm and more willing to help each other.
She added that among the 4 thousand children currently benefiting from the program’s services, cases of malnutrition, from mild to severe, we found to be evident, such that many have been handled through the appropriate channels and given supplements as part of their nutrition.
Students from the Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra kindergarten will be among the 2 thousand newly benefiting from the program. The director reassured those in attendance that she will continue ‘knocking on doors’ in order to secure funding for the program beyond the current four months.
The Junta Municipal de Agua y Saneamiento (Municipal Sewerage and Water Board) announced the launch of its “Water For All” program this week. It will distribute clean drinking water and donate one thousand water tanks each holding 750 liters (approx. 198 gallons) of water.
The purpose of the program is to benefit families who, due to the geographical location of their homes, lack access to clean drinking water and a sewage system.
The local government office issued a statement noting that it will support Fundación Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra’s program by distributing water and delivering water tanks each holding 200 liters (approx. 53 gallons) to residents of the Bello Horizonte settlement.
Nora Elena Yu, president of JMAS, announced that the “Water For All” program will distribute clean drinking water and donate one thousand water tanks each holding 750 liters (approx. 198 gallons) of water to the Campesina, Villa Esperanza and El Centauro settlements, among others.
She stated that the “Water For All” program is by request of César Duarte Jáquez, State Governor, and is ongoing through the summer. She cautioned against the misuse of water and the water tanks, so that families may reap their full benefit. According to reports by the local government office, 6 thousand 48 families in 20 settlements throughout the city benefit from the service delivered by cistern truck. In winter months six water bins each holding 200 liters (approx. 53 gallons) are delivered per family, per week and in summer months, eight water bins each holding 200 liters (approx. 53 gallons.) In addition to the settlements previously mentioned, one finds Granjas del Desierto with 583 families, Granjas Unidas with 303, Kilómetro 28, with 433 families, Kilómetro 29, with 858, Polo Gamboa, with 11, Valle Dorado, with 131, Santa Elena, 132, Poleo Alto, with 101 and Plazuela de Acuña, with 337.
The gas pipe which was confiscated last week near San Diego, and which carried a four-ton load of cocaine, could be part of an extensive drug trafficking operation, according to a statement issued Wednesday by a United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) official.
“This could be the tip of the iceberg,” said special agent Julius Beretta, who heads the DEA’s Southern California office.
North American Customs agents discovered the cocaine, valued at 262.5 million dollars, within a gas pipe belonging to “Hidro Gas de Juárez” on October 3rd at the Otay Mesa port of entry, near San Diego. The pipe was initially held because it was 7,700 pounds above the weight limit.
Hidro Gas belongs to the Miguel Zaragoza Fuentes family, one of the wealthiest families in Mexico. Hidro Gas has subsidiaries throughout Mexico, in many Central American countries, and the state of Florida.
Bobbie Cassidy, Customs spokeswoman in San Diego stated that approximately 12 to 20 “Hidro Gas de Juárez” pipes are transported across the border to the United States through ports of entry in California. She stated that, in 1985, marijuana was discovered within Hidro Gas pipes on two separate occasions, hidden inside the spare tires.
Ken Squires, Customs inspector in El Paso, said that an average of 50 “Hidro Gas de Juárez” pipes are transported across Zaragoza Bridge every day. “We have found small quantities of marijuana aboard some of these shipments”, he said, “enough for the driver’s personal consumption. Once we discovered heroin adhered to the side of the beading. We pay special attention to these pipes, seeing as the potential for hidden objects increases. Representatives for the company in the United States, however, have trained us quite well in the detection of any abnormalities specific to these tanks, going so far as to show us how to open them.”
Beretta stated, via telephone interview from San Diego, that he was one of the first to witness the pipe prior to its opening at the port of entry and saw no evidence that the seal had been compromised.
In 2006, the Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra Foundation thanked Mayor Hector Murguia Lardizabal for his assistance in finding a solution to the problem that Mr. Pedro Zaragoza Fuentes had with his estate located in the “Anapra” region.
As recounted by Mr. Pedro Zaragoza Fuentes, “Likewise, members of the “Comité Procreación Granjas Lomas del Polco, A. C.” (Procreation Committee of Polco Hills Farmland, Civil Association), represented by Mr. Faustino Olivares Nava, brought the same matter to Mayor Murguía’s attention.
All parties were fully aware that Mayor Murguía had, since the early days of his administration, expressed profound interest in providing legal certainty to families displaced within the region. As part of his intervention, he appointed Carlos Morales Villalobos, Director General of Urban Development, to the task so that he, in full use of his physical and mental faculties as well as regulatory powers, hold immediate talks towards a settlement, one whose main objective was to resolve the longstanding dilemma and find a solution which would benefit the inhabitants of that part of the city.”
As a result of the mayor’s actions, there were many benefits. Ten hectares were donated on behalf of the Fundaction “Pedro Zaragoza Vizcarra” to develop a housing complex. They received aid as well in the form of supplies for the self-building of housing. They constructed a kindergarten, an elementary school, a church and a commercial strip.