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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Texas and Mexico Border News - 12.10.2011

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Police: 14 killed in Juarez attacks
CNN
Juarez, one of Mexico's most violent cities, shares a border with El Paso, Texas. The border city has become a symbol of the brutal realities of the nation's drug war, which has claimed about 43000 lives since President Felipe Calderon declared a ...
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GOP congressman: Dems playing Holder's 'defense lawyers'
Daily Caller
... on Thursday about Fast and Furious and admitted he doesn't plan to terminate anyone over the program that led to the murders of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and at least 300 Mexican citizens. As Republicans continued to grill Holder, Texas Rep. ...
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Daily Caller
Dagoberto Gilb's 6 favorite books
The Week Magazine
Photo: Jean-Luc Bertini With His Pistol in His Hand by Américo Paredes (Univ. of Texas, $19). Written with fine humor, Paredes's book explores the story behind a popular ballad about a Texas Mexican who in 1901 was wrongly accused of being a horse ...
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The Week Magazine
Gun Law-Enforcement Operation Called 'Reckless' by Holder
BusinessWeek
8 (Bloomberg) -- A US law enforcement operation to track guns shipped illegally to Mexico was “reckless” and the tactics used weren't approved by the Mexican government, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers. Holder made the comments today in ...
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El Paso Is Tops Again On The Low-Crime Cities List
Texas Tribune
El Paso Mayor John Cook has touted his city's safety and railed against politicians and journalists who warn of spillover violence from Mexico and talk about sending military to the border. Sheriff Richard Wiles, the former police chief told The Texas ...
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Leader of Zapata Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization Convicted
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
In addition to being responsible for transporting drugs, he also admitted he used a residence on Falcon Lake to store the marijuana after it had been smuggled from Mexico into the United States. This marijuana would normally be ferried across the lake ...
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US, Canada Announce Trade, Security Deals
The Lincoln Tribune
The United States and Canada have announced deals to ease the flow of trade between them and improve security on their common border. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met Wednesday at the White House. ...
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Rudy's Mexican Grill Celebrates Sixth Anniversary
Patch.com
"I serve food from seven regions in Mexico," said Garza, who grew up in south Texas. Within the last year, Garza added a full-service bar to Rudy's. "Everybody's talking about our new margarita menu," Garza said. "We offer 11 different margaritas, ...
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When it comes to Israel, why is the world silent?
Chicago Tribune
Not because of some natural disaster or a nuclear or chemical accident, because groups in Mexico have purchased and are firing thousands of deadly missiles at Texans across the border. Sometimes a school is hit, sometimes a grocery store, ...
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The gathering storm: Tracing the trail of a killer
Kansas City Star
Here, cold Arctic air from Canada, hot dry air from the desert Southwest and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico collide, with an assist from the Rocky Mountains. The mountains act as a giant skateboard ramp for air masses moving east, shooting them up ...
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Kansas City Star
EDITORIAL: Colonia gas: New program applauded
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
A colonia is the Spanish word for colony, and usually describes rural settlements along the US-Mexico border. They are generally defined as clusters of poorly built homes with inadequate infrastructure. We still have some in El Paso. ...
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Congressman Working on Legislation to Classify Cartels as Terrorists
KRGV
“They are in control of Mexico, and I think it's time to really start ramping up our efforts to go after them,” says McCaul. Two retired military generals offered the same recommendation earlier this year. The generals studied Texas border security and ...
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Davidson Man Bond $5 Million For Sexually Assaulting Boy
WFMY News 2
Detectives learned that Aaron Gomez was apprehended attempting to cross into Reynosa, Mexico at the Hidalgo, Texas border crossing. Gomez was arrested and transported back to North Carolina and is currently under a $5000000.00 secured bond.
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George Courtney McCarty
Amarillo.com
In 1953, he became the head basketball coach at Texas Western College, now UTEP, and won several Border Conference Championships. American players at a time when all-”white” college sports teams were common. Charles Brown was the first African-American ...
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UFC 140: Jones Vs. Machida Predictions & Analysis
Camel Clutch Blog (blog)
Walel “The Gazelle” Watson is an American fighter from El Paso, Texas. Watson is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai fighter from the Team Hurricane Awesome Gym in San Diego California. Watson made his professional debut in Mexico and fought several of ...
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Lead From Old US Batteries Sent to Mexico Raises Risks
Gainesville Sun
In Mexico, a truck from Texas was impounded in October after a border agent noticed it was dripping acid. It contained 1800 spent batteries. The truck's paperwork indicated that it was heading for a licensed recycler, but the driver told the police he ...
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Americans drive through Mexican border for Gas | TruckerSteve.ORG
By admin
Cardenas says that these drivers are here for a bargain, because when gas hit a record high north of the border in Mexico, gas is still cheap. Laredo, Texas, a gallon of regular was 0.95, but just across the river is over a dollar cheaper per ...
TruckerSteve.ORG
Family Of Girl Who Predicted Her Own Death On Facebook Feared ...
Before they met their tragic end, the family had moved to a rundown trailer near the Texas-Mexico border where her struggle to feed the children led her to the standoff in the welfare office over food stamps. PHOTOS: Most Notorious American ...
Radar Online
Immigration falls as campaign border rhetoric soars
By Julian Aguilar
Julian Aguilar The Texas Tribune. Campaign rhetoric ... While presidential candidates talk about how to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, data reveals that their focus should be on other problems caused by illegal immigration. Apprehensions by ...
All Headlines | TucsonSentinel.com

Wanted Breckenridge attorney who disappeared in 2007 arrested at US-Mexico border
Denver Post
Then Wednesday, Daniel arrived by bus from an unknown location in Mexico at the US border, where he walked into a pedestrian checkpoint. At about 11:40 am, he was asked for his passport at the San Ysidro port of entry, said Angelica De Cima, ...
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Arrests on US-Mexico Border Hit Lowest Levels in Three Decades
About - News & Issues
By Dan Moffett, About.com Guide December 8, 2011 Federal authorities report that the number of illegal immigrants arrested along the US-Mexico border has fallen to its lowest level since the 1970s. US Border Patrol officials say they arrested 327577 ...
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X-ray found drugs hidden in nacho cheese cans, officials say
Los Angeles Times
Customs officials said their practice of X-raying suspicious products crossing the US-Mexico border helped them discover illegal drugs that smugglers hid in cans of jalapeno peppers and cheese sauce earlier this week. Officials said the case began when ...
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Illegal Border Crossings Dip Sharply
New York Times
While presidential candidates talk about how to secure the United States-Mexico border, data show that their focus might instead be on dealing in a positive way with the millions of illegal immigrants already here. Apprehensions by the United States ...
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New York Times
Lead From Old US Batteries Sent to Mexico Raises Risks
New York Times
An analysis of trade statistics by The New York Times shows that about 20 percent of spent American vehicle and industrial batteries are now exported to Mexico, up from 6 percent in 2007. About 20 million such batteries will cross the border this year, ...
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New York Times
US Attorney General Faces Critics Mexico Gun Operation
Voice of America
Holder made clear Thursday that the controversial tactic known as "gun-walking", where US law enforcement officials allowed suspects to take guns across the border into Mexico in an effort to track and arrest top arms and drug traffickers, ...
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Postcard from Mexico: Border battle for America's youth
Major League Soccer
The top Mexican clubs – Guadalajara, Club América, Pachuca and Tigres UANL, among others – see US-based Latino talent as withing their scouting territory and are constantly bringing youngsters south of the border for trials. Just how many is difficult ...
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US says anti-drug aid to Mexico is an alliance against crime
Fox News
Mexico City – US assistance to Mexico's battle against drug cartels "is not a handout" but rather an alliance against organized crime, Washington's envoy here said upon delivering a fourth Blackhawk helicopter as part of the Merida Initiative. ...
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Drug war failed across Latin America in 2011
AFP
Over 45000 people have been killed in Mexico since 2006 when President Felipe Calderon launched a major military crackdown involving 50000 troops against the powerful drug cartels that have terrorized border communities as they battled over lucrative ...
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AFP
Cannabis Culture News LIVE: House Passes Bill C-10; Obama Admin Helps Mexican ...
Cannabis Culture
... the passage of Bill C-10 by the Canadian Parliament and play the latest videos from the continuing Fast and Furious and DEA money laundering scandals involving the US government providing guns and financial assistance to Mexican drug cartels. ...
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Cannabis Culture
Counting the cost of Mexico's drug violence
BBC News
Others believe the government has been too narrow in its definitions and the total could be approaching 60000. Where do the cartels get their guns and their money from? And which Mexican states are the worst affected?
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Federal Drug-War Weirdness
MWC News
Now, it turns out that the feds have also been laundering large amounts of cash for the drug cartels. It's harder to get weirder than that. Before long, we'll learn that the feds have been operating one of those big Mexican drug cartels and smuggling ...
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MWC News
Honduras' Impending Existential Threat
Honduras Weekly
Part of the explanation for the rise in killings and other forms of violence is the invasion of Honduras by foreign drug cartels, primarily from Mexico. Because of the Mexican government's declared war against cartels such as Sinaloa and the Zetas ...
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Motorcycle Passenger Ban in Honduras
Ultimate MotorCycling | News and Reviews
And with this smuggling arrives much presence from Mexican drug cartels and Honduras street gangs. These criminals have recently being using motorcycles as major tools for drive-by shootings; the driver drives, and the passenger (gunman) does the ...
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Ultimate MotorCycling | News and Reviews
Mexico's PRI Names New Chairman
Latin American Herald Tribune
Observers have expressed fears that Mexico's wealthy and powerful drug cartels will seek to influence the outcome of the 2012 balloting. Coldwell urged President Felipe Calderon not to seek to exploit those concerns to attack opposition candidates and ...
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Latin American Herald Tribune
Lopez Obrador promises different path for violence-torn Mexico
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Mexico City, Dec 10, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who will make another run for the Mexican presidency in the July 2012 elections, promised to lift the country out of drug-war chaos and spur economic development by ...
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A hacienda, a horse and me
Sydney Morning Herald
In Mexico, drugs are no laughing matter. Not only has the government's ongoing battle with the powerful drug cartels brought the economy to its knees but it has effectively crippled the country's tourism industry. No one is more aware of this than Pepe ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Mexican armored-car industry grows 10 pct in 2011
Fox News
... 10 millimeters (2/5 of an inch) thick and sheets of polyvinyl. Drug-related violence over the past five years in Mexico has left nearly 50000 dead and shootouts between drug cartel enforcers and security forces in public places have become commonplace.
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Mexico City's microbuses offer cheap thrills and spills
Los Angeles Times
It can be fun to watch rider reactions to radio chatter, like the rolled eyes that greet a government radio spot touting victories over drug cartels. And during a jampacked rush-hour run, when knapsacks jab kidneys and passengers spill from the doors, ...
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Los Angeles Times
Criminals Disguised as Cops Raid Illegal Gaming Establishment
Reason Online (blog)
Some police are theorizing that they might have been members of the notorious Zetas, the Mexican drug cartels. Look closely and you can see 5-men wearing badges and raid jackets and they're all carrying weapons; one is even carrying an assault rifle. ...
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Reason Online (blog)
Bolivian Government Reinforces Anti Drug Fight
Prensa Latina
Questioned by press reporters about a report of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which mentioned operations of Mexican and Colombian drug cartels in Bolivia, Garcia referred this Friday to the statements made by UN representative against ...
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Iran, Hezbollah Tentacles Reaching Latin America
Christian Broadcasting Network
US law enforcement officials fear Hezbollah is sharing some of those same techniques with Mexican drug cartels along America's southern border. Mexican authorities arrested a Hezbollah operative last year for attempting to establish a large network in ...
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Violence tops results of Mexico's 5-yr drug war
Atlanta Journal Constitution
22, 2008 file photo, soldiers carry coffins during the funeral of six members of Mexico's Army that were found decapitated in Chilpancingo, Mexico, the most gruesome attack yet against the Mexican army in its battle against drug gangs. ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Book Review: El Gavilan by Craig McDonald
Blogcritics.org (blog)
Tell Lyon, an ex-border agent whose family has been slaughtered by a Mexican drug cartel, has come to New Austin to take over as the new chief of police. There he meets several of the local sheriffs from the surrounding counties. ...
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Blogcritics.org (blog)
Prosecutor: Surveillance footage no help in solving case of heroin missing ...
Chicago Tribune
The heroin is tied to a drug case against Jose Zamago-Pena, accused of transporting drugs for a Mexican cartel using a semi with California plates. Zamago-Pena listened to a Spanish translator as Knick dropped his objection to releasing the ...
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Commentary Michael Costello With Obama, it's see no evil
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription)
So now, the Obama administration has been exposed for laundering Mexican drug cartel profits. When will enough be enough? Combined with what we already knew about the administration's gun smuggling program, it's quite clear that this regime has ...
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Airline baggage ripe for rifling, and smuggling
San Antonio Express
When federal investigators announced they had broken up a cocaine-trafficking ring, the crime boss was not a member of a Mexican cartel or the Mafia. The ringleader was Victor Bourne, a low-wage baggage handler for American Airlines at Kennedy ...
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Gunwalker goes “legal” … again
Hot Air
In 2006, this same kind of rifle — tracked by serial number — is legally sold by a US manufacturer to the Mexican military. Three years later — it's found in a criminal stash in a region wracked by Mexican drug cartel violence. ...
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Texas man sentenced for illegal gun buys
Austin American-Statesman
... about 220 firearms at gun shows in San Antonio and Austin. Investigators say the 50-year-old was a straw purchaser, a person who buys guns for other individuals. So-called "straw purchases" are commonly used to get weapons to Mexico's drug cartels.
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The peril of 'smart' politicians
New York Post
... so smart — was elected along with big majorities in Congress and brought in his highly educated advisers, and the result is high unemployment and out-of-control debt . . . plus, for some reason, he sold guns to Mexican drug cartels. ...
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Deneen Borelli on "Fast and Furious" Scandal
Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog (blog)
... Holder should “produce the documents or step down” with regard to the Department of Justice's missteps in the failed “Operation Fast and Furious” sting that allowed guns to be smuggled to Mexican drug cartels under the watch of the US government. ...
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Mexico Busts Drug Cartels' Private Phone Networks
North Country Public Radio
by Jason Beaubien Dec 9, 2011 (All Things Considered) — Mexico's military recently dismantled phone networks that drug cartels were using in northern Mexico to assist with their smuggling operations. A number of telecommunications workers have been ...
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GOP candidates hail NLRB's decision to drop Boeing suit
msnbc.com
Regardless, nothing is more inexcusable, more vile, more despicable than Obama, the President of the United States, his administration wantonly and capriciously selling 2500 assault rifles to drug cartels, animals responsible for thousands of murders, ...
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EDITORIAL: Let's make Christmas about peace
Dallas Baptist Standard
Brutality spawned by drug cartels has frightened visitors out of many regions of Mexico. Closer to home, daily news reports describe domestic abuse, shootings and road rage. This fall, our hearts broke as we learned how respected members of communities ...
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Defying the Myth of Native Desolation: Cultural Continuity in Oaxaca
Upside Down World
Drug cartels, their own breed of transnational organization, also jeopardize indigenous culture by increasingly luring young people into lives of violence far from home. These giants make for formidable foes in the fight for cultural survival, ...
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Upside Down World
State Troopers Getting More Firepower for River
KRGV
That's when smugglers will drive over the river bank to float their drugs back into Mexico. The troopers will join Border Patrol agents and game wardens. Those two agencies already have a heavy presence on the river and on Zapata County's Falcon Lake.
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Mexico busts drug cartels' private phone networks | 89.3 KPCC
By Jason Beaubien | NPR
The Mexican military has recently broken up several secret telecommunications networks that were built and controlled by drug cartels so they could coordinate drug shipments, monitor their rivals and orchestrate attacks on the security forces.
KPCC: Latest News
Virtual Mirage: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
By LL
Particularly when they don't even attempt to track the weapons that they sold to Mexican drug cartels. The "Fast & Furious" scandal is getting messier and messier. New e-mails finally released late this past Friday reveal that the Department of ...
Virtual Mirage
VIDEO: Who is winning Mexico's drugs war? | Odd Onion
By admin
VIDEO: Who is winning Mexico's drugs war? December 10, 2011. By admin. Five years ago, Mexico President Felipe Calderon launched a war on drug cartels. Since then at least 40000 people have been killed in drug-related crimes, ...
Odd Onion
The Pajamahadin: Add Money Laundering To Eric Holder's Rap Sheet
By Michael
So now, the Obama administration has been exposed for laundering Mexican drug cartel profits. When will enough be enough? Combined with what we already knew about the administration's gun smuggling program, it's quite clear that this ...
The Pajamahadin
M.E.Terrorists Plan U.S. Attack From Mexico | Ya Libnan | World ...
By syh
A segment is dedicated to the connection between Mexican drug cartels and the foiled plot to murder the Saudi ambassador in Washington D.C. a few months ago. One of the Iranians charged had been ordered by that country's Special ...
Ya Libnan
Spooky Georgia Socialist-Democrat Blames Eric Holder's Fast and ...
By Barry Secrest
... Eric Holder was testifying before the committee about Fast and Furious — a Justice Department program where Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents facilitated the sale of about 2000 guns to Mexican drug cartels. ...
Conservative Refocus News
Obama Department Of Justice Personnel Ought To Be Impeached ...
By Michael Eden
Starting With Eric Holder. Barack Obama and Eric Holder have murdered more than 200 people – including a U.S. Border Patrol agent – by literally giving the Mexican drug cartels thousands of guns. Behavior by Department of Justice Officials ...
Start Thinking Right
The Fast And Furious Fairies of Never-Never Land
By Vanguard of Freedom
... of narco-terrorists against a severely unqualified, incompetent, naive, unprepared, improperly led, spineless Justice Department, which has been no match for a heavily financed, heavily armed, determined force of Mexican Drug Cartels. ...
2012 Campaign Trail Report
U.S. Sale of Legal Firearms Destined for Cartels Overshadows Fast ...
By sakerfa
(KurtNimmo) – A CBS report on December 6 reveals that the U.S. government has legally sold thousands of weapons to the Mexican government and the firearms have ended up in the hands of the country's violent drug cartels. ...
Dprogram.net
Border Lines: Border Security is Food Security in Texas, & Public ...
By Tom Barry
Explaining why his department has taken on the border security issue, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples asserts “violent Mexican drug cartels are invading Texas farms and ranches, threatening the lives of our fellow citizens and ...
Border Lines
Eric Holder Lied Again | RedState
By littletboca (Diary)
Today Holder admitted under oath that he hasn't handed over all requested documents; he also admitted many have and will be harmed from the guns that walked across our border into the hands of the Mexican drug cartel. But in a scramble ...
littletboca's Diary
John Conyers | Operation Fast and Furious | Outrageous | The Daily ...
By Michelle Fields
Holder testified before the Judiciary Committee on Thursday about Fast and Furious, the program that facilitated the sale of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels. (RELATED: Full coverage of Operation Fast and Furious). Conyers called ...
The Daily Caller
Saturday, December 10, 2011 - GUN WATCH
By jonjayray
... congressman is launching a new House committee investigation into the Fast and Furious gun trafficking sting operation that was designed to trace the route of U.S. weapons from U.S. gun dealers into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Rep ...
GUN WATCH

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War News Updates: President: Mexico's Drug Cartel War Is ...
REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- President Felipe Calderon acknowledged Sunday that despite five years of battling drug cartels, criminals today pose "an ...
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Cartel Tells Scary Stories About the Mexican Drug Cartels | Doug ...
Cartel Tells Scary Stories About the Mexican Drug Cartels. November 29, 2011 in Book Reviews. Sylvia Longmire worked as a senior intelligence analyst for the ...
dougcornelius.com/.../cartel-tells-scary-stories-about-the-mexi...
US Government Launders Drug Money for Mexican Cartels
US Government Launders Drug Money for Mexican Cartels. Fast & Furious worked out so well, the Obama Misadministration is applying a similar strategy to the ...
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Holder's choice: Name a Fast and Furious special prosecutor or face impeachment
Washington Examiner
Newly disclosed documents also reveal that the FBI, DEA, and other federal agencies were involved with illegal guns falling into the hands of Mexican drug cartels—and that at least one person in the White House knew. It's inconceivable that so much ...
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Washington Examiner
High Tide: From Blago Coverage To Suggestions From India's Lokpal Panel
Wall Street Journal (blog)
... William Boyland Jr. Texas Sen. John Cornyn is questioning the use of an alleged sting operation in which US narcotics agents laundered drug proceeds for Mexican drug cartels in hopes of tracing the money up the organizations' chain of command. ...
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'Heads should roll': US Attorney General Holder slammed for botched Mexican ...
National Post
The 2009-2010 sting, dubbed “Fast and Furious,” involved selling weapons to “straw buyers” and then tracking them as they made their way south of the border to violent Mexican drug cartels, with the goal of finding top cartel leaders. ...
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National Post
Mexico's drugs war: What you need to know
BBC News
Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels in the country in December 2006. More than 50000 troops and federal police are actively involved. But five years on, the total number of deaths in drug-related crimes has topped ...
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BBC News
Congress Probes DEA Drug Money Laundering Scheme
The New American
“It also appears as though these American agents, posing as smugglers, assisted Mexican drug cartels in their illicit and deadly drug trade,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigating ...
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Mexico's Drug Lords: Too Big to Fail?
InSight Crime
There are individuals who cannot be easily and safely held in a Mexican prison. In summary, I am in favor of the government's strategy of targeting cartel leaders, and will rejoice the day in which they capture “Lazcano,” “Treviño,” “Mayo Zambada,” “La ...
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Mexican drug lord gets 18-plus years in US prison | The Republic
The Republic
AP SAN ANTONIO — A Mexican drug cartel kingpin who fought extradition to the US for eight years has been sentenced to 18 1/2 years in federal prison on drug and racketeering charges. Federal authorities in San Antonio said Thursday that Juan Jose ...
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Bust topples alleged cocaine distribution organization; drug task force search ...
Times-Standard
According to the US Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center's 2011 National Drug Threat Assessment, there are seven Mexican drug cartels operating in the United States, including three -- the Sinaloa, Juarez and Tijuana cartels -- that ...
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Calderón visits Mexican border town ravaged by cartel violence
San Antonio Express
The Zetas drug cartel, at war with the Gulf Cartel that spawned it, had control of the city, a choice location for staging drug shipments to a remote part of South Texas. Despite the eventual arrival of the Mexican military and a return to relative ...
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Trucker sentenced in historic cash seizure
Knoxville News Sentinel
That co-defendant, Armando Guzman-Villegas, was captured on wire taps ordered up by authorities in California in conversations that definitively linked him to a California-based probe of a drug trafficking conspiracy between Mexican cartel members and ...
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Attorney General Eric Holder Grilled on Bungled Gun Sting
Daily Beast
Under intense questioning from House Republicans, Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged Thursday that hundreds of semiautomatic weapons that federal agents let flow to “straw”—ie, proxy—buyers for Mexican drug cartels will continue to show up at ...
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Daily Beast
Three Arrested for Massacre in Western Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Authorities in the western state of Jalisco announced the arrest of three drug cartel enforcers in connection with last month's slaughter of 26 people whose bodies were dumped in Mexico's second-most-populous city. ...
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Violence Drives Exodus from Monterrey, Once Mexico's Business Capital
Fox News
Though not immune to drug crime, the capital has avoided Monterrey's main problems: various high-profile killings; narcobloqueos, traffic blockades orchestrated by cartel members; and anything comparable to the city's Casino Royale fire, which killed ...
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Armed Societies, Another Tragedy for Women
Inter Press Service
IPS discussed the impact on women of the proliferation of small arms with experts from three countries with high levels of violence that have different causes: Mexico, which is overrun by drug cartels; Pakistan, a hotbed of political and religious ...
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Task Force busts suspected cocaine dealer
Times-Standard
Serving two search warrants simultaneously Wednesday night in Arcata, the task force seized approximately 13 ounces of cocaine authorities believe was imported into the United States by a Mexican drug cartel. Arrested at the two scenes were Hector ...
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All They Are Saying Is Give War a Chance: "Narco-Mania!" Premiers in Mexico
The Narco News Bulletin
In this video, the US State Department cooks up a plan from their drug-addled brains to break up the Mexican drugcartels” by fixing up alleged “cartel boss” Chapo Guzmán with Yoko Ono. The “expert analyst” in the film, one Jorge Martín, explains: “We ...
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The Narco News Bulletin
Member of Mexican peace movement found dead, 2 others missing
Fox News
The strategy has led to headline-grabbing captures of cartel kingpins, but drug-related violence has skyrocketed and claimed nearly 50000 lives nationwide during Calderon's tenure, which began in December 2006.
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Four dead as Mexico gunmen attack ambulance
Wikinews
... the most significant locations in the Mexican Drug War, which was launched by Felipe Calderón, the current President of Mexico, in 2006. Since then, about thirty thousand deaths have been recorded as Calderón has proceeded against the drug cartels. ...
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Mexico's Calderon Talks up Narco Threat to Elections
InSight Crime
That's not to suggest that the organized crime won't play a role on July 1. In addition to the presidential contest, there are, after all, dozens of state and local elections that offer easier targets for Mexico's drug gangs.
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Pay no attention to the the jack-booted thugs breaking down your door
Drug WarRant
Wondering whether or not it may be wise to maintain your affiliation to any one of the estimated sixteen currently-active Mexican Drug Cartels? Then maybe you should consider the following information very carefully: As a gesture of good will vis-à-vis ...
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Selling the Drug War for $3 Billion? How the Pentagon Will Privatize an ...
AlterNet
Other contracts would include delivery of equipment and training to exchange information on drug trafficking activity. The Mexican government hasn't addressed thus far, the potential presence of private foreign firms teaching on how to patrol the many ...
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The Money Carousel
Kyiv Post
Maslakov had unwittingly become head of Tormex Limited, a phantom company that investigators suspect laundered money on a global scale, including for Mexican drug cartels. It also actively worked with various Ukrainian businesses, ...
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Violence tops results of Mexico's 5-yr drug war
Defiance Crescent News (subscription)
But some entire states were controlled by cartels, which benefited from a culture of corruption that dated back decades. Under Mexico's 71 years of single-party rule, traffickers moved drugs and controlled certain states, often making alliances and ...
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Glenn Garvin: In war on drugs, dissent 'unpatriotic
The Salinas Californian
He did not let a drug smuggler go. He did not even sell guns to the Sinaloa Cartel. (Though, to be fair, that's apparently not a firing offense in the Obama administration.) All he did was express an opinion. ª Last month, former Arizona probation ...
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14 dead in Juarez
UPI.com
... has dropped since 2010, CNN reported, with the daily homicide rate falling from about eight a day in 2010 to six in 2011. About 43000 people have died throughout Mexico since President Felipe Calderon declared a crackdown on drug cartels in 2006.
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Trends in US Drug Use
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Just a fraction of these sales then can be linked back to international cartels. When policymakers debate thorny questions of drug use and international drug enforcement, it's wise to remember that cartels, though formidable, are hardly the only ...
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Too big to hide
The Economist (blog)
If the claims are true, they mark another example of Mexico's intelligence services' knack for nabbing big-name baddies. A key plank in the country's war on organised crime has been its taking out the heads of the various drug-trafficking “cartels”. ...
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Holder's DOJ aided and abetted the commission of violent crimes against Americans
Beaufort Observer
The idea was to furnish guns to Mexican drug cartel members knowing that those guns would eventually show up on American streets by being involved in crimes committed here and in Mexico. The idiots at DOJ thought that they could then use the ...
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Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega to return to Panama
Washington Post
Noriega spent 20 years in a Miami prison on drug charges after the 1989 US invasion of Panama, and then was sent to France on charges that he had laundered $3 million for the Medellin cocaine cartel. France has cleared Noriega's return for Sunday. ...
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Gunmen Attack Ambulance in Mexico, Kill 4
Latin American Herald Tribune
... Mexican states hardest hit by drug-related violence in recent years. Nearly 50000 people have died in the mayhem since President Felipe Calderon militarized the struggle against the nation's heavily armed, well-funded cartels shortly after taking ...
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Honduras bans motorcycle passengers in anti-crime move
BBC News
Increasing encroachment by Mexican drug cartels, as well as the presence of violent street gangs, have increased insecurity in the country. In November, the Honduran authorities began deploying troops to carry out policing duties. ...
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DEA agents laundered drug cartel cash for them « ACGR's "News ...
By Harold
DEA agents laundered drug cartel cash for them. December 9, 2011. Brasscheck TV. 12/9/2011. Source ….. Whenever you think it's bad, it's worse. The ATF sold guns to the Mexican drug cartels. U.S. Federal agents allowed the Sinaloa cartel ...
ACGR's "News with Attitude"
The Obama regime greatly increased legal gun sales to Mexico ...
By Steve Dennis
According to this article, in 2006–under President Bush–the State Department sold almost 2500 non-military grade weapons to the Mexican military under the Direct Commercial Sales program and it was estimated that 26% of these weapons ...
America's Watchtower
Congress Adds Money Laundering to Holder Crimes
By Conservative Action Alerts
Eric Holder actually admitted before Congress on Thursday that: “Over 40000 people in Mexico have died in the last five years due to the fight against the drug cartels.” Yet, under Holder's watch, the ATF delivered almost 2000 guns to the ...
Conservative Action Alerts
BOB OWENS: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MASSIVELY RELEASED ...
By Ruth King
In 2006, this same kind of rifle — tracked by serial number — is legally sold by a U.S. manufacturer to the Mexican military. Three years later — it's found in a criminal stash in a region wracked by Mexican drug cartel violence. That prompted a ...
RUTHFULLY YOURS
I might sell a property to the Fresno meth importer
By Matt Young
My choice is to sell the property to the doctors that give county employees knee replacement every five years, or sell to the meth dealer. Doesn't matter. the county supervisor crooks will deliver the money straight to the Mexican drug cartels, ...
Better Economics
An open letter to my Democratic Congressman on Operation Fast ...
By Bob
Federal agents acting under the color of law persuaded law-abiding gun dealers to sell firearms to suspected straw purchasers, citizens with clean criminal records purchasing weapons to smuggle to Mexican drug cartels. The operation was ...
Bob Owens
Beers with Demo: Project Gunrunner/Operation Fast and Furious ...
By Dean
Also, you'd be pleased to know that Holder has admitted the the guns allowed to walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels will stay there for quite some time. Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Thursday that weapons lost during the ...
Beers with Demo
House Launches Second Corruption Investigation into Holder's ...
By Lonely Conservative
The latest charges implicate the DEA in providing money laundering services for the Mexican drug cartels. Several former agents have indicated that this practice has occurred since the Reagan administration. Those who support the program ...
The Lonely Conservative
Issa confirms Fast and Furious purpose was US gun ban ...
By Editor
Darell Issa now confirms that this “Rahm Emanuel” crisis was created by Obama's DOJ so they could cite an increase in American guns used in Mexican drug cartel violence. It backfired. Weapons that the DOJ allowed to be smuggled to the ...
USACTION NEWS
Project Gunrunner Part of Plan to Institute Gun Control
By rc6960@live.com (Raven Clabough )
Project Gunrunner, which included Operation Fast and Furious, was a gun-walker scandal in which some 2000 weapons were transferred into the hands of the Mexican-based Sinaloa drug cartel and other criminal organizations and cartels. ...
U.S. News
Congressman attempts to transfer Fast and Furious blame onto NRA ...
By Matthew Boyle
After asking Holder for the specific number of guns the Justice Department and ATF helped smuggle into the hands of drug cartels — to which Holder responded there were about 2000 — Johnson alleged that the “gun show loophole” was far worse. ... gun dealers, or let's say, how many weapons, how many assault rifles let's just say in a given year are sold to such individuals by unlicensed gun dealers at these gun shows and how many of those end up walking away to Mexico? ...
The Daily Caller
US Attorney General Faces Critics Mexico Gun Operation | The ...
By Cindy Saine
More than 50 Republican lawmakers want Holder to resign over an operation in which U.S. law enforcement officers allowed suspects to walk off with weapons believed to be heading for the top levels of Mexican drug cartels. "Operation Fast ...
The Lincoln Tribune
Montreal Underworld Figure Faces U.S. Charges - Friends of Ours
By BitterQueen
The hydroponically-grown pot flowing over the northern border from our Canadian friends is a much higher grade than the roadside weed distributed by the Mexican drug cartels on the southern front. Posted at 07:04 AM in Drug Trafficking, ...
Friends of Ours
Attorney General Holder vows not to quit in gun sting case | The ...
By Reuters
The 2009-2010 sting, dubbed “Fast and Furious,” involved selling weapons to “straw buyers” and then tracking them as they made their way south of the border to violent Mexican drug cartels, with the goal of finding top cartel leaders. ...
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How Mexico's drug cartels profit from flow of guns across the border ...
Cartels using US residents to buy guns legally and smuggle them across the border as Mexico pleads with Congress to act, reports Chris McGreal.
www.guardian.co.uk/world/.../us-guns-mexico-drug-cartels
Latest drug tunnel, pot seizures may reflect rise of Sinaloa cartel ...
The recent surge in massive shipments could be a sign that Mexico's most powerful organized crime group, the Sinaloa drug cartel, has increased its control of ...
articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/.../la-me-border-tunnel-2011120...

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