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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Texas - Mexico Border News - 11.10.2011

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Border shootout
KXAN.com
A failed smuggling attempt ends in a shooting on the Texas-Mexico border.
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Fairfield, Rupert Mourn Missionary Killed in Texas
Twin Falls Times-News
The three missionaries were struck at 7 pm by 32-year-old Mexico resident Jose Luis Garza Flores, who Texas Highway Patrol officials say fled the scene but later surrendered to police at the Texas-Mexico border. Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Johnny ...
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Man Killed In Mexico For Social Media Comments
Fox News
Mexican police found the decapitated body of a man left in the border city of Nuevo Laredo Wednesday at the same monument where the corpse of a woman purportedly killed in retaliation for her postings on an anti-crime website had been left previously, ...
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As a victim's family speaks, 38 congressmen demand Eric Holder's resignation
Daily Caller
The Border Patrol agent was killed in December 2010 by a gun trafficked into Mexico as a result of Operation Fast and Furious. “Mr. Holder needs to own Operation Fast and Furious,” the Terry family's statement read. “In the end, Mr. Holder may chose ...
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Feds to announce pilot program aimed at speeding up border crossings in El ...
The Republic
AP El Paso, Texas — US Customs and Border Protection officials plan to unveil in the West Texas border city of El Paso a new system aimed at shortening the time it takes for pedestrians and vehicles to be processed at ports of entry. ...
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University of Texas at Austin, Espacio de VinculaciĆ³n Conduct Jornadas ...
University of Texas at Austin News
“Americans and Mexicans are ready to move beyond policies and produce positive results; the rise of leadership in our youth in the border region will be the most promising development of the next decade.” “The IC2 Institute has been involved in ...
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Photographer David Taylor illustrates jobs of agents on the US-Mexican border
UTA The Shorthorn
David Taylor spends his time on the US-Mexico border taking photographs of patrol agents and monuments built by the US government. On Wednesday, the photographer showed images from “Working the Line,” a project he has been occupied with for the past ...
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SWAT teams dispatched to US-Mexican border
Catholic Online
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) A shootout between where the Mexican military and a group of gunmen near the US-Mexican border has drawn SWAT teams to contain the violence. The SWAT teams responded to a ranch near Escobares, where a shootout broke ...
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Mexican Deportees Strain Cities South Of The Border
NPR
Last year, the US deported a record number of immigrants — and the Mexican border towns where they are being released face serious problems coping with the influx. A group of illegal immigrants from Central America deported from the United States eat ...
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Family of slain border agent wants Holder to take responsibility
Washington Times
By Jerry Seper Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry was slain north of the Arizona-Mexico border. (Associated Press) The family of US Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, killed by Mexican bandits at a site where investigators found weapons purchased ...
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Washington Times
The NRA guns for Holder
Salon
Under the supervision of ATF officials, the operation let guns get into the hands of criminals on both sides of the Mexican border. The NRA claimed Holder perjured himself before Congress and lied about what he knew about the operation and urged the ...
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Salon
Mexican drug wars beset by systematic torture and killings, report finds
The Guardian
Mexican soldiers stand guard near the site of a drugs-related murder in the border city of Juarez. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images South America Mexico's drug wars are infused with systematic torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial ...
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The Guardian
Review: Sheriff of small Texas town takes on Mexican drug cartels in 'The ...
Winnipeg Free Press
(AP Photo/Minotaur) "The Territory" (Minotaur), by Tricia Fields: Readers get a taste of the fear experienced when Mexican drug cartels threaten a small Texas border town and its sheriff in Tricia Fields' new mystery, "The Territory. ...
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The constantly evolving US-Mexico border fence
FOX11AZ.com
The border fence is a hot topic on the republican presidential campaign trail. Herman Cain wants to electrify the fence. Michelle Bachmann wants a double fence, and Mitt Romney wants to extend it along the entire southwest border. ...
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Mexican Social Network Moderater Beheaded By Cartel
Lez Get Real
Where US I-35 South becomes Mexico Highway 85 South at the Rio Grande the American city of Laredo turns into the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo – “New Laredo.” One of the most popular social networking sites across the border is Nuevo Laredo en Vivo ...
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Holder Cites Lack of Gun Control on Mexican Drug Cartel Problem
The New American
Holder contends that Congress is partially to blame for the fact that American guns are landing in the hands of Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for murdering tens of thousands of people because Congress refuses to pass stringent gun control. ...
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Fourth Blogger Reportedly Killed by Los Zetas Mexican Drug Cartel
TIME
This is the fourth blogger since September that has been reportedly killed by the Zetas, a powerful drug cartel that has been instrumental in keeping the country's devastating drug war alive. The man helped moderate a site called En Vivo, which posted ...
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America's Mexican War
New Yorker (blog)
Almost one out of five Americans is estimated to use pot annually, according to the UN That is more than four times the rate in Mexico. It is irrefutable that the Mexican drug cartels exist because American politics and policy have not adequately ...
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New Yorker (blog)
Sheriff takes on drug cartels in `Territory'
San Francisco Chronicle
By MARY FOSTER, AP "The Territory" (Minotaur), by Tricia Fields: Readers get a taste of the fear experienced when Mexican drug cartels threaten a small Texas border town and its sheriff in Tricia Fields' new mystery, "The Territory. ...
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Mexican Drug Cartels Target Social Network Users, Blogger Beheaded
Christian Post
By Brendan Giusti | Christian Post Contributor Mexican authorities discovered the body of a blogger who was brutally slain by drug cartels in an apparent ratcheting up of their campaign against members of the media that now is targeting bloggers and ...
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Mexican Drug Cartel Frees Kidnapped Anonymous Hacker
International Business Times AU
By Windsor Genova | November 10, 2011 10:55 AM EST The Zetas drug cartel in Mexico has released a local member of the hackers group Anonymous following threats by the latter to expose the identities of the criminal gang's accomplices in the government. ...
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International Business Times AU
7 more bodies found amid Mexico's drug violence
People's Daily Online
Authorities believed most of the victims were kidnapped and killed by the cartels. More than 40000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched the "war against organized crimes" in December 2006.
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Austin man shares cartel experience - 5 pm News
KXAN.com
An Austin man is speaking publicly about his time working for one of the largest, most profitable drug cartels in Mexico.
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Mexican cartel may be trying to silence bloggers
Newsday
Click here Mexican cartel may be trying to silence bloggers Originally published: November 10, 2011 12:14 AM Updated: November 10, 2011 2:41 PM By The Associated Press (AP) -- Mexico's hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel appears to be launching what one ...
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