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One more Victory on the ongoing battle against child pornography. A small victory indeed but a huge step towards freedom for our children on this planet.

MEXICO – A child pornography ring operating from Mexico City and contacting their victims through Facebook and Twitter, was thwarted by prosecution authorities of the state. It highlights the digital version of Mexican newspaper El Universal.

According to a statement from the General Federal District Attorney, the investigations to these alleged criminals began in September 2010. Through them we could discover that they used social networks to contact their victims, children aged between 8 and 14 years.

In addition to Facebook and Twitter, the criminal group would have created child flirting pages and emails in order to have more contact with these children.

Sexual abuse

After getting intimate images of minors, these criminals would send the material to pedophiles from other countries in America and even Europe.

Besides the obvious gravity of the crime, the Mexican authorities are investigating because there are cases that have gone beyond the virtual, and have ended up with sexual abuse against minors, says El Universal.

One of the things that hinder the punishment of those responsible for these crimes is the lack of complaints by victims. Officials urge parents to monitor their children relationships established through social networks, and suggest not to let children interact with strangers.

The number of towns affected by flooding in Australia has already reached 40 and the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the country is threatened. According to environmentalists, tons of waste and debris can be swept away by rivers and discharged into the sea, affecting part of the largest coral reef in the world.
In Queensland more than 12 000 houses were flooded and about 4,000 people are homeless. The monsoon rains that cause flooding can still last for three months, raising concern of authorities.

Estimated loss could reach over $ 5 billion (about U.S. $ 8.5 billion) and the cleaning and rehabilitation of roads and railways should last at least a year. The Prime Minister of Queensland, Anna Blingh announced the creation of a task force to begin work in the area of transport.

This is a disaster on an unprecedented scale – Said Anna.

In Rockhampton, one of the places most affected by the floods, the level of the river Fritzroy rose to 9.4 meters above normal, reaching its peak. Despite the military best efforts to raise levees and prevent water from entering the homes of the city, they could not prevent further flooding.

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