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Nude Woman’s Body Found in Boyle Heights

LOS ANGELES | April 26, 2011

KTLA Elizabeth Espinosa report of Nude Woman's Body found in Boyle HeightsAccording to a KTLA News report by Elizabeth Espinosa, in the Boyle Heights area off of the Interstate 5 Freeway Cesar Chavez off-ramp a homicide investigation is under way after a nude woman’s body was found in a plastic storage container Monday night. A homeless person found the body stashed inside the container shortly before 11 p.m. when he called the police, according to LAPD officials.

LAPD officials said the body is that of a Hispanic female who could be between 20 to 30 years old and that there is no obvious signs of blunt trauma to the body. The woman’s body did, however, have the words "love" and "hate" tattooed on each of her wrists.

It is believed that the plastic container was tossed from a moving vehicle and broke open.

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USA External Policies are Forcing Migration

In an interesting twist, in the heart of Boyle Heights at the corner of Soto Street and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue at the MTA stop across the street from King Taco where Hilary Clinton during the 2008 presidential election came to eat tacos with local area residents, were approximately 8 young men and women protesters in native-Aztecan dress dancing to the drumbeat with a sign that read “USA External Policies are Forcing Migration.” The dancers stated they were with Grupo Menchica Cuahtemoc and handed out flyers that read “Marcha por Zapata 2011” or March for Zapata 2011 on Sunday, April 10 with a famous quote of Emiliano Zapata that in English reads “I would rather die being a slave of principles than of men.”

Typically, protests in the area have been for immigration reform or for other matters, but as a first, the protest was about migration, or people leaving the United States for other countries, blaming the exodus on external policies of the United States, i.e. the North American Free Trade Agreement known as NAFTA. More specifically, the protest addresses a trend that began in 2008 where a large number of immigrants began returning to their countries of origin. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, an independent, non-partisan and non-profit research organization, “the new data not only indicate that there was a slowdown in immigration in 2008 and 2009, it also indicates there was a substantial increase in the number of immigrants who returned to their home counties, particularly in 2008.”

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L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar Against $2bn Plan That Creates 10,000 Construction Jobs and 3,000 Permanent Jobs

Plans to raze up to 4,400 apartments and condominiums in high-rises replacing the existing 153 apartments buildings containing 1,187 units that comprise the Wyvernwood Garden Apartments by Miami Beach based Fifteen Group in a project worth $2 bn is being opposed by Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar. Spokesman for District 14 Councilman Rick Coca, said the councilman opposes the demolition of Wyvernwood Apartments, an apartment community of 6,000 residents between 8th street and Olympic Boulevard bordered close to Soto and Lorena streets covering approximately 70-acres. "The bottom line for him is that it would dismantle an existing community that has deep roots, generations of families," Coca said. "We would no more dismantle Wyvernwood than we would dismantle Boyle Heights."

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