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30. "If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around."
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Texas and Mexico Border News - 12.17.2011

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Keystone XL: TransCanada Gets Support For Texas Pipeline Extension
Huffington Post
The US State Department – which has final say because Keystone XL would cross an international border – now expects to make its decision in early 2013. If it's approved, TransCanada expects Keystone XL, including the Houston Lateral, to be in service ...
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Fast and Furious debuts in debate, Santorum joins calls for Holder's resignation
Daily Caller
... an operation like Fast and Furious and my attorney general didn't know about it, I would have him resign immediately,” Perry said. “The president proclaims that the border of Texas and Mexico, the US border with Mexico is safer than it's ever been. ...
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Daily Caller
Game notes: CSU travels south of border
CSURams.com
Colorado State (3-7) is traveling outside the country for the first time in program history to faceoff against Michigan State (7-4) and Indiana (3-6) in the Triple Crown Caribbean Classic held in Cancun, Mexico, on Dec. 20-21. ...
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Texas visitors urged to try local cuisine
Opodo
'Texas is a massive state and has so much resulting diversity,' she said. 'It's an artistic state and we embrace individuality.' Situated in the southern US on the border with Mexico, Texas is the country's second largest state by both area and ...
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Snowstorm approaching the Plains
Pork Magazine
... the northern Mexico/United States border in the Southwest this weekend. In this area, the storm will begin to pull moisture in from the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, causing substantial rain and snow to break out over Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, ...
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Bearish MACD Crossovers - SFUN, SFY, SNN, SWC, SWFT
Retirement Planning
Swift Energy Company is engaged in developing, exploring, acquiring, and operating oil and natural gas properties, with a focus on oil and natural gas reserves in Texas as well as onshore and in the inland waters of Louisiana. ...
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Perry defends 'America's toughest sheriff' against discrimination charges
The Hill (blog)
He slammed President Obama for declaring the southwestern border between Texas and Mexico as “among the safest in the nation" earlier this year. The Supreme Court announced this week it will hear a challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration law ...
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Mexico Security Memo: The Disinformation Continues in Tamaulipas
STRATFOR
We should begin this discussion by saying virtually every report and communique — from the Mexican government and cartels alike — is met with scrutiny. Deception, propaganda and disinformation are simply additional theaters in Mexico's war on drugs, ...
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STRATFOR
Rep. Black on Supreme Court's Decision to Review Arizona Immigration Law
The State Column
The people of Arizona have been dealing with spillover violence from the Mexican drug cartels for too long, and rightfully the state decided it was time to take action in order to protect their citizens. Unfortunately the Obama Administration has only ...
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The State Column
The courage of Cheran: organizing against violence
The Guatemala Times
For the last three years the people have watched their town become caught up in Mexican President Felipe Calderón's war on drugs. As an armed gang of illegal loggers, backed by the main local drug cartel, encroached further onto the community's land, ...
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Mexico, Guatemala to reactivate security mechanism
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
In recent years there has been a growing presence and violence of Mexican drug cartels in Guatemala, where 27 peasants were killed last May by Los Zetas cartel. "The cornerstone of our relationship in coming years will be tackling this sensitive issue ...
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HOME > PUBLICATIONS > Venezuela, Iran Linked to Alleged Cyberattack Plot
Family Security Matters
This week's report comes just months after US prosecutors accused factions in the Iranian government of a plot to recruit a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US by bombing a Washington-area restaurant. ...
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Family Security Matters
Candidates Stake Iowa Debate on Electability, Leadership
Fox News
... and Santorum agreed they'd ask their own attorney general to resign if he didn't know about an operation like Fast and Furious, the botched gun-running program under the Obama administration that resulted in guns reaching Mexican drug cartels. ...
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Fox News
Feds Blast Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Alleged Civil Rights Abuses
ABC News (blog)
Is this the same justice department that supplied weapons to Mexican drug cartels? Fast and Furious.Why isn't Holder and the rest of that bunch under investigation or has it been swept under the rug like all the other blunders? ...
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Policeman shot undercover deputy after mistaking him for suspect
Houston Chronicle
21 in northwest Harris County when a tractor-trailer rig, driven by a civilian informant posing as a marijuana trafficker, was killed by a cartel-connected attack squad. Federal authorities are reviewing the incident to figure out what went wrong and ...
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US alleges huge Hezbollah money laundering web
AFP
Joumaa is accused of using the money laundering scheme for funds made in importing cocaine from Mexico to the United States. He is alleged to have links to Hezbollah and the powerful Zeta Mexican drug cartel. Iranian students hold a flag of Lebanon's ...
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Ties between Hezbollah and Mexican drug cartels revealed
Jerusalem Post
“According to information from sources, his alleged drug and money-laundering activities facilitated numerous global drug trafficking organizations, including the criminal activities of the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel,” US Drug Enforcement ...
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Venezuela turns over alleged drug lord to US
eTaiwan News
US officials say Bonilla sent tons of cocaine to the United States through Central America and Mexico, dealing extensively with Mexico's Zetas drug cartel. Venezuela also deported a second Colombian suspect, Gildardo Garcia Cardona, to Colombia on ...
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Mexico apologizes to Indian woman raped by soldiers in 2002
Fox News
Despite Poire's claim that the attack was an isolated event, international rights groups say abuses by security forces - particularly in the context of President Felipe Calderon's five-year-long war on drug cartels - are "widespread. ...
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Is nowhere safe in Mexico? Five bodies - including those of three high school ...
Daily Mail
Days ago, two died after clashes with police Political analyst John Ackerman told the Associated Press that Mexico's current political atmosphere, where government has been distracted by the battle against drug cartels, may have emboldened the local ...
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Daily Mail
Xenophobia and racism in the Democratic Party in Baja Arizona? Pop quiz
Tucson Citizen
Residents of the area are increasingly fearful of the violence that has been brought to the border and into our country by the drug cartels. Which Tucson newspaper was also exploiting the fear of Mexican immigrants using the Krentz murder? ...
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US Mistakes Cause More Mexican Drug Murders
The National Interest Online
Agents facilitated the passage of shipments of hundreds of thousands of dollars across the US-Mexico border and in some cases even made deposits in accounts that the traffickers had designated. The rationale for that operation was similar to that of ...
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The National Interest Online
Protests set today over Mexican activist's death
San Antonio Express
By Elaine Ayala, eayala@express-news.net Social justice activists on both sides of the US-Mexico border are mounting protests today to mark the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Marisela Escobedo, an outspoken critic of the Mexican ...
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US-Mexico military meeting was routine, says Army spokesman
Monitor
“This is just part of an ongoing program of engagements on requests of our Mexican partners. This is only one of others that have happened on both sides of the US border, all along the Southwest border,” Shanks said. The meetings have been occurring ...
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Despite More Drug Seizures, Narcotics Still Flow Over Border
Fronteras: The Changing America Desk
By Ruxandra Guidi SAN DIEGO — More than 158 tons of drugs were seized at the US-Mexico border this year in Southern California alone - most of it was marijuana. Since 2008, a growing number of Mexican drug cartel leaders have also fallen. ...
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Economic Ties Between the United States and Mexico
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
by Shannon K. O'Neil A truck of the Mexican company Olympics bearing Mexican and US flags approaches the border crossing into the US, in Laredo (Courtesy Reuters). It is worth reading the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute's new study by ...
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Sense and nonsense on the border
South Bend Tribune
When President Obama announced his decision to deploy 1200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border last year, his hand was forced at least as much by politics as by border security. The president acted under pressure from border-state governors ...
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How to Help Our Immigrant Students? Observe How Mexico Is Educating Its Returners
Huffington Post (blog)
Jandreett Totosaus Mendoza and her daughter, Shai, are Mexican-born Canadian citizens currently living in Mexico waiting out the time it is taking to sponsor Jandreett's husband through the Canadian citizenship process. She speaks wistfully of her time ...
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Mexican Singer Julieta Venegas Reaches Audiences in the US and Mexico with her ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Julieta Venegas is truly a one-of-a-kind Mexican singer, and with her diverse musical talent and contemplative lyrics, it's no wonder she has cultivated a loyal following throughout Mexico, the United States and the world. Marca Pais - Imagen de Mexico ...
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GOP candidates: Eric Holder should be fired for "Fast and Furious"
CBS News
Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Perry criticized President Obama for traveling to the US-Mexico border in Texas and saying it's safer than it's ever been. "Our law enforcement... face fire from across the border," he said. ...
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US House legislation honors fallen Border Patrol agent with station name
Sierra Vista Herald
By Jonathon Shacat BISBEE — The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation that would rename the Naco Border Patrol Station to honor the memory of Agent Brian Terry, who was killed by drug smugglers while on patrol near Rio Rico ...
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Urban Crust in Plano to get Mexican sibling called Urban Rio
Pegasus News
"The Rio Grande is the border between Texas and Mexico, and we're right near the tracks for the DART rail, which is a terrific location," Shea said. "We'll be Tex-Mex, but we'll incorporate some dishes from other areas east, west, and north of the Rio. ...
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