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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Texas / Mexico Border News - 11.30.2011

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GOP presidential hopefuls straddle immigration issue
Detroit Free Press
Stephen Morton/Associated Press By Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples Associated Press Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who opposes a Mexico border fence, campaigned with a hard-line Arizona sheriff Tuesday in Amherst, NH / Jim Cole/Associated Press AMHERST, ...
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Fitch Rates McAllen, Texas' Certificates of Obligation 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
MarketWatch (press release)
... and seven miles north of the Mexican border and the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas. McAllen is part of a rapidly growing metropolitan statistical area that includes Edinburg and Mission, Texas, as well as populous neighbors to the south of the border; ...
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Arpaio endorses Perry
Washington Post (blog)
Speaking to a small coffee-sipping breakfast crowd, Arpaio said Perry was an “honest and ethical” man who has taken action to help secure Texas' border with Mexico, by spending tate tax dollars on Texas Rangers and to send National Guard troops to the ...
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Smuggler who recruited immigrants to be sentenced in case of 9 drownings
The Republic
AP MCALLEN, Texas — A Mexican man is to be sentenced in the 2004 drowning of nine Central American immigrants when the vehicle in which they were being smuggled fell into a South Texas canal. Joel Cardenas-Meneses is to be sentenced Wednesday in ...
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Drug tunnel found on US-Mexican border 'sophisticated'
BBC News
US police have found one of the most sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels to date on the border with Mexico. The tunnel was discovered on Tuesday and links warehouses in Tijuana, Mexico, with San Diego. "It is clearly the most sophisticated tunnel that ...
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BBC News
Smartphone pocket spy tracking by drug cartels at Mexican border war zone?
Computerworld (blog)
Yon may start to report from a new war zone at the Mexican border which he believes is aa greater threat to the USA than al Qaeda. If he does, drug cartels may consider him a threat and try to target him via smartphone pocket spy actionable ...
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The Malleable Mexican-American Border
Canada Free Press
The Mexican-American border is more than the Rio Grande or a fence in the desert; it's a mobile frontier where cultures have struggled for centuries. Forces of mayhem are currently dominant because governments on both sides don't care, don't appreciate ...
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Mexican man who's a convicted felon has been arrested by US Border Patrol ...
The Republic
AP ALAMOGORDO, NM — A Mexican man who's a convicted felon has been arrested by US Border Patrol agents. Agents from the Alamogordo station assisted the Lincoln County Adult Probation Office in Ruidoso in identifying 36-year-old Jesus Avalos-Tinoco. ...
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Perry Says Amnesty Not Solution to Illegal Immigration
NewsMax.com
Rick Perry says the US-Mexico border must first be secured, and then under no circumstances would he support any type of amnesty for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants who now live in the United States. The presidential contender also told Fox ...
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Immigration officials to expand border fence
OCRegister
BY CINDY CARCAMO / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER As early as next year, an 18-foot tall steel fence is expected to adorn the western edge of the US-Mexico border, according to a Los Angeles Times story. US Border Patrol officials are expected to expand an ...
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Decriminalizing drugs in US could dissolve Mexican cartels
The Daily Cougar
Phil Truluck, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the conservative Heritage Foundation made note of the numerous “drug-related crimes and violence” on the US-Mexican border, and asked the candidates what the federal government can ...
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The Daily Cougar
Mexico seeks to fill drug war gap with focus on dirty money
Bellingham Herald
US agents here say the first arrests, involving a network in the northern border state of Chihuahua, could come by year's end. Separately, US Customs officials familiar with sophisticated money-laundering techniques have begun training Mexican tax ...
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Oh look, another giant drug tunnel from Mexico unearthed at the US border
National Post
“The tunnel was located after we were informed of it by US authorities,” who had found the other end of the passage in nearby San Ysidro, California, Tijuana police chief Ricardo Garduno told AFP. Security forces who took part in the raid said three ...
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Honduras army to take on drug gangs
The Guardian
Honduras has voted to deploy the army to fight encroaching Mexican drug cartels in an effort to curb violence in the country. By an overwhelming majority, congress decided to follow a model used by the Mexican president, Felipe Calderón who launched an ...
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The Guardian
Mexican drug lord's son captured
Fox News
5, 2010, with marines, marking one of the biggest blows dealt by the government to Mexico's drug cartels. The Gulf cartel was founded by Juan Nepomuceno Guerra in the 1970s and was later led by Juan Garcia Abrego, who was arrested in 1996 and ...
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DA: 24 arrests of violent Mexican drug cartel trying to set up in Central Valley
Merced Sun-Star
Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II on Tuesday announced the arrests of 24 people during a major narcotics operation targeting La Familia Michoacana, a violent Mexican drug cartel trying to gain a foothold in the Central Valley. ...
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Mexico Drug War Update
Drug War Chronicle
According to the coalition behind the complaint, Mexican security forces have been involved in approximately 470 cases of human rights violations. The complaint filed in the Netherlands also mentions crimes committed by drug cartels, and specifically ...
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Mexico unearths 600m border drug tunnel
NEWS.com.au
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement service trumpeted the find as a major victory over Mexican drug cartels responsible for vast trafficking across the border into the United States. Some 45000 people have been killed since 2006, when Mexico ...
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Mexican peace activist gunned down
CNN
Other peace activists were present at the meeting, including poet Javier Sicilia, one of the movement's leaders and a vocal critic of the Mexican government's war against the drug cartels. "I am shocked, angry and outraged," Sicilia said in an ...
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Mexico's top 2 crime gangs engaged in turf war
MiamiHerald.com
After overcoming a spate of drug violence in the mid-1980s, Guadalajara quieted down, perhaps because the Sinaloa cartel held a monopoly on operations in the surrounding state of Jalisco. "Here in Jalisco, we've seen this as a distant thing. ...
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