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Monday, November 07, 2011

Texas - Mexico Border News - 11.7.2011

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A border, and no fence, in their backyard
Toronto Sun
Bette's Texas home -- which the 76-year-old shares with her son, Jay -- backs onto a dusty and hot slice of Mexican border that's along a 13-mile gap in the high fence that separates much of this area's US-Mexico border. Bette's wolf-emblazoned T-shirt ...
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Republican presidential candidates on the issues
The Associated Press
Perry: Opposes complete US-Mexico border fence, which he calls "idiocy," instead wants more border agents. Supports continued US citizenship for US-born children of illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants can get in-state tuition at Texas universities ...
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Looking out for our neighbours
Toronto Sun
In his excellent series, The Fence, published by Sun Media and featured on the Sun News Network, QMI Agency feature writer Thane Burnett took a eye-opening stroll along the Texas-Mexico border barrier, and then looked north to Canada with Mark ...
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With One of the Highest Uninsured Rates in the Country and a Shortage of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"The violence across the border in Juarez, Mexico has become a challenge in recruiting physicians to the area." In addition, the unemployment rate in El Paso is 10.9 percent which is higher than the national average of 9.2 percent, according to the ...
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UTEP Joins National Campaign to Restore the American Dream
Sacramento Bee
"For nearly a century, UTEP has provided a pathway to social and economic mobility for residents of this US-Mexico border region, including large numbers of low-income and first-generation Hispanic students," said UTEP President Diana Natalicio. ...
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Teams work to stem flow of money from US to Mexican drug cartels
Las Cruces Sun-News
It's a stream officials on both sides of the border say is key to the illicit drug trade - and Mexico's bloody drug war. King said a recent effort by attorneys general in four US border states is meant to curb the flow of drug-related money. ...
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Border still busy with smugglers
Toronto Sun
When people think of being nabbed for drugs at the Mexican border this arrest is likely what they envision. But each region has its own peculiar traits -- crimes that seem to repeat regularly. Here in El Paso, explains Roger Maier, spokesman for US ...
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A border war in reverse
News & Observer
BY ROB CHRISTENSEN - Staff Writer Authorities were helpless as thousands of illegal immigrants poured across the Mexican border searching for economic opportunity. The illegals made no effort to assimilate themselves into the local culture, ...
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Communities Remember Migrants Who Died Trying to Enter US
Fox News
An alter from the US and Mexico joined at the divide of the border fence. Holguin said every year over 500 people die attempting to cross the US/Mexican border. The migrants, many who remain unidentified, die due to extreme heat in the desert, ...
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Arrests at Arizona border fall 40%
USA Today
Those factors, coupled with the grim US job market, have driven the number of arrests down. Erik Lee, associate director of the North American Center for Transborder Studies, a think tank based at Arizona State University, said Mexico's booming economy ...
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USA Today
Greg Abbott Tells Obama to PROTECT US NOW after Texas Officer Shot by Mexican ...
Texas GOP Vote
In June, Texas law enforcement officers near Abram, Texas, exchanged fire with drug smugglers who attacked them from across the border. In May, US Border Patrol agents near Mission, Texas, also came under fire under similar circumstances. ...
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Texas GOP Vote
Lots to credit for quieter border traffic
London Free Press
Even a notorious stretch of US border highway into El Paso -- once, a favourite area for Mexican bandits -- is no longer feared by locals. There has been such a shift over a few short years, border patrol officials use this as a showcase of a ...
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Photojournalist shares music inspired by border drug wars
UTA The Shorthorn
Musical Ballads written by narcocorrido singers tell the tales of life on the US-Mexico border. Shaul Schwarz, a photojournalist based in New York, talked with students and members of the Arlington community Friday about his documentary, NarcoCultura, ...
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Mexico, US need closer border cooperation, says DHS task force
Fierce Homeland Security
In the latter effort, the newly-issued set of recommendations from the Southwest Border Task Force suggests the two countries should permit the stationing of US personnel in Mexico and vice-versa to conduct pre-screening of people, goods and products ...
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Arizona immigration laws: Number arrested by border patrol fall by more than 40%
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter Immigrant hub: US Border Patrol rides the fine line that divides Nogales, Mexico (left) and Nogales, Ariz. (right) The number of illegal immigrants arrested trying to cross the border from Mexico into Arizona has fallen by more ...
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Daily Mail
U.S. should help address Mexican drug wars
Madison.com
Herman Cain recently joked that he would build an electric fence along the Mexico-US border with alligators and a moat if elected. Putting aside these debates for the moment, everyone can agree mass Mexican immigration, and the enormous amount of ...
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Document Justification, Costs of New Arizona Border Surveillance Technology ...
HSToday
CBP set up SBInet surveillance and communication systems along 53 miles of the Arizona border under the SBInet contract with The Boeing Co., Chicago, Ill. The agency targeted the Arizona border with Mexico for initial technology deployments due to the ...
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US Working with Mexican NGOs to Prevent Human Trafficking
Mexidata.info
"Human trafficking is a global problem, one that affects people on both sides of the US-Mexico border. The governments of both countries are committed to cooperating closely to curb this criminal trade; however, governments alone cannot wipe it out. ...
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Attorney General Abbott Calls for President Obama to Take Action Following ...
Texas Insider
(Sent via facsimile and US mail). Over a year ago, I wrote to you warning of the increasing threat of cartel-related violence spilling across our border with Mexico. At the time, gunfire from cartels in Juarez had crossed over the border into El Paso. ...
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Texas Insider
Mexico says key figure in Tijuana drug gang caught
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AP NewsBreak: US limits troubled visa program Army spokesman Col. Ricardo Trevilla says 34-year-old Juan Francisco Sillas Rocha was captured in the border city across from San Diego, California. He said Monday that Sillas allegedly reported directly to ...
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Signs of Mexican cartels in Kentucky
WDRB
Investigators say they're seeing signs the seven deadly Mexican Cartels are in our area. It's so dangerous, some local law enforcement wouldn't even talk to us about it on camera, partly because of scenes on the Mexico/US border where mass murders, ...
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Mr. Romney, tear down this wall
Daily Caller
What will that say about us? Will it contradict the Statue of Liberty? Or is there a better way for immigration hawks and doves to work together on the complex issue of border security and immigration? Romney claims he supports legal immigration and ...
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Mexican Authorities Crack Down on Protests
Salem-News.Com
(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Mexican authorities this past week suppressed two demonstrations in the border states of Chihuahua and Baja California. The actions drew sharp protests, and cast new doubt on Mexico's oft-stated commitment to uphold national and ...
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Salem-News.Com
Preacher stays on Texas side of border
Toronto Sun
Jan Brewer tripped over her tongue by saying law enforcement had found decapitated bodies in the desert on her border with Mexico. While there are reports of increased gang activity and intimidation -- and even of Americans being kidnapped and taken ...
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Questions Remain As Anonymous, Zetas Showdown Ends
RedOrbit
Members of the hacker group Anonymous say that they have abandoned plans to expose members of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas, various media outlets reported Saturday. However, there are conflicting reports over which side can claim victory in the ...
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RedOrbit
Armed men kill volleyball players in Mexico
Aljazeera.com
Attackers target working-class neighbourhood in Sinaloa, the home state of a powerful drug cartel. Armed men have opened fire on a group of volleyball players in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, killing eight people and wounding at least seven, ...
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Aljazeera.com
Guatemalans Vote in Runoff Election Amid Mounting Violence
BusinessWeek
Now, Mexican gangs including the Zetas, Sinaloa and Gulf cartels are battling for drug routes in northern Guatemala, said InSight Crime's Dudley. The government blamed the Zetas for the killing of 27 ranch workers in May. Guatemala's location and weak ...
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Mexico jails soldiers for 2007 killings
Gulf Times
It marked the first time a military tribunal has handed down convictions against soldiers engaged in a nearly five-year-old campaign against Mexican drug cartels launched by President Felipe Calderon. The commander of the operation was sentenced to 40 ...
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Cartel leader makes Forbes' “Most Powerful” list…again
Examiner.com
In 1993, Guzman was arrested on murder and drug charges. However, he escaped from a Mexican federal prison in 2001, and has eluded capture ever since. He is believed to be directing the powerful Sinaloa Cartel from the mountains of Mexico's Pacific ...
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Mexico's missing consensus on fighting crime
The Korea Herald
These words deserve consideration and contemplation, but the drug gangs that torment Mexico won't pay them the slightest attention. Although it's obvious that the destruction of the social fabric creates conditions for the proliferation of crime, ...
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Anonymous backs off in clash with Mexican drug cartel
Register
By John Leyden • Get more from this author On-again-off-again plans by the Anonymous collective to publish details of the infamous Zetas drug cartel and their associates were finally cancelled over the weekend, following the supposed release of a ...
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Mexican army arrests top Tijuana cartel lieutenant
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff Mexicans soldiers guard Juan Francisco Sillas Rocha, a top lieutenant of the Arellano Felix drug cartel. Mexico City (CNN) -- Authorities have arrested a top lieutenant of the Arellano Felix cartel, the Mexican defense ministry ...
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Newspaper office set on fire in Mexico
Examiner.com
Many of Mexico's traditional news sources have either greatly curtailed or even completely ended their coverage of the drug cartels, after dozens of reporters have been kidnapped and murdered for reporting on the incredible violence now gripping Mexico ...
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NRA Thinks Obama Let Guns Walk To Mexico To Crackdown On Gun Rights
TPMMuckraker
The director of the organization thinks that DOJ gave weapons to Mexican drug cartels during Operation Fast and Furious in an effort to churn up support for changing gun laws. National Rifle Association Director Wayne LaPierre — who has also suggested ...
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TPMMuckraker
Reeling from Drug Violence, Guatemala Turns to a Former General
Fox News
Instead, voters supported PĂ©rez's "iron-fist" approach to rampant crime in the country, which has been overrun by gangs, Mexican drug cartels and has one of the highest murder rates in the world. President Alvaro Colom had to send the military to ...
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Record Pot Bust In Leon County - Mexican Drug Cartel Suspected
KBTX
Sheriff's Investigators say several men have been taken into custody including two undocumented workers from Mexico. A ranch hand walking the fence line discovered the patch and called it in. Leon County Sheriff's Office along with DPS Narcotics Unit ...
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Gun Walking the Mexican Border
New York Times
It turns out that Fast and Furious, the foolhardy government operation that allowed high-powered weapons to cross the border to Mexican drug cartels, was not a one-off. The Bush administration used the same improper tactic in Operation Wide Receiver in ...
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Mexico is Making Some Headway in Fight against Crime Cartels
Mexidata.info
The "drug cartels," as they are popularly labeled, have clearly demonstrated their diversity in turning a few (billion) dollars. Drug smuggling to supply a voracious appetite for drugs in the USA has been their previous mainstay. ...
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