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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Texas - US and Mexico Border News - 10.9.2011

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The bitter price to pay for Mexico's bloody drugs war
Ms Valles, 21, fled Mexico in fear of her life, hustling her parents, sisters, husband and one-year-old son into a 4 x 4 vehicle and hurtling across the border to seek asylum in the United States. They left just in time. That night a squad of hit men ...
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Craddock: Ellis' plot became a grave situation
Longview News-Journal
Interestingly, that part of East Texas was claimed by Mexico and by the United States. The Treaty of 1819 had established the international border between the Mexican state of Texas and United States' Arkansas Territory. But several hundred square ...
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Perry Based Education for Illegal Immigrants Decision on 'Economics' not Heart
ABC News (blog)
“Our country has a mess on its hands because the federal government has failed to secure the border with Mexico, and states have to deal with the aftermath of that,” Perry responded. “States are forced to deal with those individuals. ...
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Perry avoids questions on pastor's Mormonism remarks
CNN (blog)
The governor explained that Texas has long grappled with the issue, given the porous US-Mexican border. "We had to make a decision: are we going to have tax wasters or taxpayers?" Perry said. "And the people of the state of Texas [decided] that they ...
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United States

Smuggled U.S. ammo feeds drug wars
USA Today
Over the past five years, seizures of ammunition at Arizona's six ports of entry along the Mexican border have risen steeply, from 760 rounds in fiscal 2007 to 95416 this fiscal year. That reflects both a stepped-up effort by US Customs and Border ...
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The Mexico drugs problem
Harriet Alexander and Glen Milner explore the Mexican drugs trade from the border town of Praxedis G Guerrero, made famous by its former chief of police. From a windswept ridge high above El Paso, looking out across the Rio Grande to the vast plains of ...
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Mexicans Irate About Fast and Furious, Wide Receiver
Huffington Post (blog)
Some later were traced to murders of police and civilians in Mexico and in the US, in two separate crime scenes in March, and December 2010. In this last incident, two Operation Fast and Furious weapons were found at the site where US Border Patrol ...
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'Teatro Chicano' to highlight border life next week
Laredo Sun
El Partido is a humorous portrayal of life on the Texas-Mexican border as Chale, a Mexican-American with a machismo mentality, refuses to lose control of his wife, who is an undocumented immigrant. Gloria Martinez, who plays the undocumented immigrant ...
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Laredo Sun
Gun battle prompts patrols by Starr Co. deputies
Fuentes sent deputies to the port of entry while US Customs and Border Protection officers warned people crossing into Mexico about the possible danger. At one point, Fuentes said, at least four Mexican military choppers were in the skies above the ...
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Border Agents Seize More Than 800K in Drugs
Courtesy of the US Border Patrol US Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 15 checkpoint near Temecula on Thursday arrested a 34-year-old woman from Mexico who allegedly tried to smuggle in 12 bundles of cocaine, officials said. ...
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Stabilizing Mexico should be a priority
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Moreover, the Mexican drug violence has its source in the American market for illicit drugs. While drugs go north, American guns go south. Because of drug wars' proximity to our border, because the wars are part of our own drug problem and because we ...
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Diversity, weather part of region's long list of attributes
San Diego sits at the border between the US and Mexico, one of the busiest borders in the world. More than 100 million individuals travel across the border yearly and 300000 people cross it daily. We enjoy the daily interactions between the Mexican and ...
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Immigrants fearing deportation make plans for kids
The Associated Press
Illegal immigrants interviewed by The Associated Press repeatedly said they crossed the border illegally because they were poor and could not meet US visa requirements to have stable jobs, bank accounts and property in Mexico. US officials ask for ...
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