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Monday, December 19, 2011

Texas and Mexico Border News - 12.19.2011

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Kane County crime: Woman pleads guilty to charges in Kane heroin ...
Suspect pleaded guilty to bringing 15 pounds from Texas for drug cartel. December 15, 2011|By Clifford Ward, Special to the Tribune. A Texas woman on ...
articles.chicagotribune.com/.../ct-met-kane-heroin-plea-1214-...
Cartels use legit trade to launder money
UPI.com
The scheme comes amid new restrictions on use of US cash in Mexico and is growing among Mexican cartels, the Los Angeles times reports. Money has traditionally been transported across the Mexican border in bags and trucks. ...
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US Legislative Immigration Update December 19, 2011
Right Side News
15, 2011) President Obama plans to cut the number of National Guard troops stationed along the 2000-mile US-Mexico border in half starting next year, according to administration sources. (Houston Chronicle, Dec. 11, 2011; Fox News, Dec. ...
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Cocaine is losing its dubious status as drug of choice
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The sum total seems to be having an effect on the Mexican cartels that move the vast majority of cocaine across the US-Mexico border. Cocaine seizures along the border fell 28 percent between 2006 and 2010. There is vigorous debate in federal law ...
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Cocaine trail leads to importing syndicate
New Zealand Herald
They include a 43-year-old man from Mexico, a 26-year-old Auckland woman, a 30-year-old Auckland man and a 34-year-old Wellington man. A 36-year-old Wanaka man was charged in Christchurch this morning (Monday) with importing a Class A controlled drug. ...
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Video: Tasers raise praise and concerns: Jackson, Trenton police buy Tasers ...
Jackson Sun
In May 2010, Anastasio Hernandez died after Border Patrol police used a Taser on him as they tried to deport him to Mexico after he illegally crossed the Mexican border. He reportedly stopped breathing shortly after being tased and was pronounced brain ...
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Congressman King: 'I defend Joe Arpaio'
OneNewsNow
"President Obama and the band of his merry men might as well erect their own pink neon sign at the Arizona-Mexico border saying, 'Welcome all illegals to your United States. Our home is your home,'" the sheriff responded. ...
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OneNewsNow
Tapachula Counting Down To December 21, 2012
Imassera News
December 18, 2011- A city on the southern end of Mexico, just minutes from the border of Guatemala wants to live each day as though it were their last. Officials from the tourist bureau have installed a clock to count day the time until the solstice of ...
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Imassera News
Niveen Ismail Seemed Prison-Bound for Plot to Kidnap Son Until Jurors Heard ...
OC Weekly (blog)
Senior Deputy District Attorney Beth Costello presented circumstantial evidence that Ismail had begun applying for an Egyptian passport and looked online for driving directions to the Mexican border and flight information from Mexico to Europe, ...
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OC Weekly (blog)
Gang member gets life for shooting officer
Police News
Barrientos was caught a day after the shooting just feet from the Mexico border. In making his escape from the scene, Barrientos almost killed two others when he tried to carjack one man at a liquor store near the shooting scene and then successfully ...
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Million dollar cocaine bust: Accused in court
Stuff.co.nz
Auckland Customs uncovered 3.7kg of the Class A drug at the border last week and following a surveillance operation five people were arrested. Four of those arrested are charged with importing and possessing a Class A controlled drug. ...
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Celadon Group Shares Climbing Higher, Up 2.3%
Financial News Network Online
... services from the United States and Canada to and from locations in Mexico. The Company also provides van truckload services within the United States and flatbed trucking services within the United States and to the Mexican border. By Peter Chu.
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Singapore Trading Company Setup Guide Released by GuideMeSingapore.com
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Eight more - including those with Mexico, Canada and Ukraine - are in the pipeline and are being negotiated. These agreements are not static and many, such as the China-Singapore FTA and Singapore-Australia FTA, have undergone reviews to meet the ...
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Why Doesn't the Tea Party Love Ron Paul?
The Atlantic Wire
In the primary debates, Paul has said that if the US tries to build a fence along the border with Mexico, it might be not so much about keeping illegal immigrants out, but keeping Americans in. And yet weirdly, conservative bloggers are not going after ...
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12 indicted in alleged conspiracy to smuggle drugs from Central America to ...
Newsworks.org
Authorities say the couriers would fly to Colon, Panama, pick up quantities of heroin or cocaine, then make their way through various Central American borders to the Texas-Mexico border towns. "We're talking trips of nine or ten days long to get back ...
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Restraining Orders: The government's unconstitutional restrictions on our ...
Hawaii Reporter
Militarizing our southern border with Mexico has mostly served to perpetuate the one-way flow of illegal immigrants northward, making it more dangerous and expensive for all parties involved, and therefore discouraging job seekers from returning home ...
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US Homeland Security Beefing Up Presence in New Mexico
ABQ Journal (subscription)
But he said in recent years, federal officials began to realize that the state's 180-mile border with Mexico and its many wide-open American Indian reservations left it vulnerable to growing gun, drug and human trafficking among other crimes. ...
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Border Locations - New Mexico Economic Development Department
Texas/Mexico Border Residents' Tax Exemption. Non-resident employees may allocate their compensation to their home state. Since Texas does not have a ...
www.gonm.biz/.../Locations_on_the_Border_Incentives.aspx


Halt Mexican drug cartels - Auburn Journal
Halt Mexican drug cartels. Reader Input. Re: “Feds find 32 tons of pot in California border tunnel” (Journal, Dec. 1). With the confiscation of those 32 tons of ...
auburnjournal.com/.../195831.html?...
Mexico's navy captures Zetas leader "El Lucky" - World news ...
Mexico's navy captured a leader of the Zetas drug cartel, Raul Fernandez, President Felipe Calderon said on Monday via his Twitter account.
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../mexicos-navy-captures-zetas-leader-e...
Mexico's drug cartels are no “terrorist insurgency” repost! - Digg
Article by hotdogfish at 2011-12-18 14:14:33 Categorized in Border Issues, Mexico, Terrorists, Using the Mexican Drug cartels as a key subject for this blog, ...
digg.com/.../mexico_s_drug_cartels_are_no_terrorist_insurge...
Cocaine funneled through Mexican cartel funding Hezbollah ...
Cocaine funneled through Mexican cartel funding Hezbollah. The war with Mexican drug cartels is also a war with Hezbollah. By SEBASTIAN ROTELLA ...
reportergary.com/.../cocaine-funneled-through-mexican-cartel...
Mexican drug cartels - American Center for Law and Justice
Tags » Operation Fast & Furious, Attorney General Holder, House 'no confidence' resolution, gun-walking, Mexican drug cartels, DOJ, border patrol agent ...
aclj.org/Tags/Mexican%20drug%20cartels
DOJ Confirms Mexican Drug Cartels Operating Inside U.S.
In yet another compelling reason to beef up border security,
www.borderfirereport.net/.../936-doj-confirms-mexican-drug-...


Cartels use legitimate trade to launder money, US, Mexico say
Los Angeles Times
Faced with new restrictions on the use of US cash in Mexico, drug cartels are using an ingenuous scheme to move their ill-gotten dollars south under the guise of legitimate cross-border commerce. US and Mexican authorities say trade-based ...
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Los Angeles Times
Violence keeps Mexican families from traveling home
Houston Chronicle
The border towns are the most affected," said Moramay López Alonso, who teaches Mexican history at Rice University. López Alonso, who flies to Mexico City with her 2-year-old daughter, still plans to travel to Mexico for Christmas. ...
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Border Patrol arrests down from last year; manpower just one reason cited by ...
Peninsula Daily
Of those apprehended in the Blaine Sector, 314 were of Mexican descent and 277 were from other countries. The Border Patrol budget has jumped from $2.1 billion in 2006, when there were 12349 agents nationwide, to $3.5 billion in 2011, when there are ...
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Mexican army rescues 21 kidnapped Central Americans
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Mexico City, Dec 18, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Army troops rescued 21 Central American migrants who were being held captive at a location in Nuevo Laredo, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the Defense Secretariat said. ...
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Cocaine losing its allure in United States
Houston Chronicle
The sum total seems to be having an effect on the Mexican cartels that move the vast majority of cocaine across the US-Mexico border. Cocaine seizures along the border fell 28 percent between 2006 and 2010. There is vigorous debate in federal law ...
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Mexican President Meets with President-elect of Guatemala
Mexidata.info
The president declared that Mexico and Guatemala will work together to combat the criminal organizations operating in both countries and boost security on the border, particularly working to safeguard the people who reside in and travel through the ...
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Mystery of abandoned horses now solved
Harnesslink
When asked what happens to horses rejected at the Mexican border, she was told simply “they fall out of the system.” Normally kill buyers who haul slaughter horses to Mexico try to fill their trailers with cattle and other animals on the return journey ...
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Cutting border security: Another Obama misfire
Tribune Review
The White House says National Guard troops, assigned to beef up security along the 2000-mile US-Mexico border, will be cut by at least half next year and the remainder will be reassigned, Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter tells The Washington Times. ...
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Jews Tell Obama: Stop Blaming Israel; Ailes Memoir May Signal Exit From Fox
NewsMax.com
Connie Mack of Florida introduced HR 3401, the "Enhanced Border Security Act," in order to "secure the US-Mexico border, stop criminal access to US financial institutions, and work with Mexico to implement counterinsurgency tactics to undermine the ...
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Border Crossers Encounter New Delays
Salem-News.Com
These policy recommendations and regulations mandate “secure” travel documents for all people entering the country, including US citizens who once passed through the Paso del Norte Bridge and other US-Mexico border ports of entry by simply just stating ...
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Salem-News.Com
Portland man disappears in Mexico, but family can't find anyone to locate him
OregonLive.com
The couple, both naturalized US citizens, chatted on the Internet or talked by phone. Daniel would fill Gloria in on the fledgling business and Monclova, a bustling city in the border state of Coahuila. She would tell him about work, ...
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OregonLive.com
WEI BIAO ZHENG v. U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL
Leagle.com
Zheng told immigration officials that a smuggler had transported him over the US/Mexico border in the trunk of a car for $10000. Zheng was taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and held at a detention facility in Atlanta. ...
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Border agents make unusual apprehensions in California, Arizona
Government Security News
12 was a busy one for US border agents in the Southwest. Within two days, border agents stopped a most-wanted fugitive trying to re-enter the country through the Los Angeles airport and seized go-kart loaded with marijuana in the Arizona desert. ...
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OUR OPINION: Candidates should talk about border
Grand Forks Herald
Americans and Canadians might have thought this “meant ensuring the outer borders of Canada and Mexico would be as secure against possible US enemies as the United States' own land, air and sea borders,” wrote Stephen Clarkson, a Toronto professor ...
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Trafficker Gives Details of El Chapo's Deals with US
InSight Crime
Testimony by a former Sinaloa Cartel operative provides details on the murky dealings between US authorities and their contacts in the Mexican underworld. While US agencies often employ a combative, not-one-step-back rhetoric with regard to Mexican ...
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San Luis seeks Phoenix backing to ease border congestion
Yuma Sun
... vehicle traffic between the United States and Mexico. “They know the importance of moving people and products on the border, and this is an opportunity for us to work together with other cities and counties on the infrastructure problems we have. ...
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Latin American Democracies Must Unite against Threats
Mexidata.info
As well, they have boldly crossed borders into the US, plus they operate in Central America, virtually controlling "the entire extension of the Mexico-Guatemala border." The caveat that these violent drug gangs are the primary prolific nemesis of ...
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Reyes' efforts in Huckabee case draw criticism
El Paso Times
By Diana Washington Valdez \ EL PASO TIMES Political rivals of US Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, say the congressman did not do enough to help an El Pasoan who alleges he was tortured by Mexican soldiers in Juárez two years ago. ...
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The Price to pay to be a photojournalist
La Lettre de la Photographie
In march 2011, I decided to cover that unspoken war on the Mexican/Arizona border in the cross towns of Nogales. For three weeks, I worked with special US police (Metro) anti drug forces who fight the drug cartels. I also crossed over half a dozen time ...
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Green Card, Golden Ticket
Telegraph.co.uk
By 2003, the Pentagon reported 37401 non-US citizens on active duty, most of them fighting with the incentive of US residency. President Bush visited a military hospital to hand over a Green Card to a teenage Mexican soldier whose legs had been blown ...
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Telegraph.co.uk
Rick Reese of New Deal Shooting Sports Arrested But What About Fast & Furious
AmmoLand.com (press release)
Their alleged crime is that, over the course of several months, they sold between 15 and 30 guns to people they knew, or should have known were gun traffickers for Mexican drug gangs. The Reeses insist that they are innocent of any crime. ...
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Perry Campaigns For Support In Iowa
KERA
... the weekend rattling off a laundry list of campaign promises during each of the stops on his bus tour - messages that are by now familiar to Texans following his fortunes: a flat tax proposal, energy independence, securing the US and Mexico border. ...
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Ottawa mum on US Keystone XL showdown
CANOE
Nor would Oliver offer an opinion on the political game being played out south of the border, saying only in a statement that "should it be approved, we would of course welcome that." On Saturday, the US Senate passed a payroll tax bill containing a ...
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Tasers raise praise and concerns
Jackson Sun
In May 2010, Anastasio Hernandez died after Border Patrol police used a Taser on him as they tried to deport him to Mexico after he illegally crossed the Mexican border. He reportedly stopped breathing shortly after being tased and was pronounced brain ...
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Luxury travel destinations for 2012
Boston.com (blog)
Puerto Vallarta was voted best Mexican vacation destination by US News & World, and Riviera Nayarit was named the newest global celebrity "hot spot" by Harper's Bazaar magazine. Kick back in your own private casitas on the beach at the Fairmont ...
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'They want us to be whores and prostitute our beliefs'
Salem-News.Com
... like human slavery and trafficking, and we have broken major stories about the problems along the US border with a particular emphasis on Eric Holder's program that delivered deadly US weapons into the hands of Mexico's murderous drug cartels. ...
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Salem-News.Com
New ACT OF VALOR Trailer Shows More Footage of US Navy SEALs in Action
The Daily BLAM
The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the US-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America.
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Viewpoint: El Paso's Isolation Can Be Charming, But It Has Its Downside
KVIA El Paso
The desert, the mountains, the Rio Grande, the Hispanic culture and the sharing of the border with Mexico and New Mexico make for a unique American environment. We are several hours drive from Albuquerque and Tucson. It's even farther to Phoenix and ...
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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Dec. 19, 2011
STRATFOR
18-21: Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba will hold talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington. Dec. 18-22: Mexican politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will tour Mexico's Federal District to promote his National ...
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STRATFOR
Translated by Kaveh Mir-abbasi
Iran Book News Agency
Traveling by horseback, the pair travel Southward into Mexico, where they hope to find work as cowboys. All the books of the "Border Trilogy" are written in an unconventional format, omitting traditional Western punctuation, such as quotation marks and ...
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Iran Book News Agency
Looking for the Political at Art Basel
Art Threat
by Caitlin Bruce on December 19, 2011 · 0 comments The politics at Art Basel, one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in the US, may be hard to find, but they're there for those who know where to look. On December 4 th Karen Rosenberg wrote an ...
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Art Threat
Louisiana projects benefit from massive federal spending bill
NOLA.com
$5 million for anti-dumping efforts by US Customs and Border Protection that Landrieu hopes will tighten efforts against unfairly priced shrimp from abroad. Increased funding for the federal agency that oversees offshore oil and gas drilling permits, ...
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NOLA.com
" Mission Accomplished "
Brad Blog (blog)
Control room re-opened as some power returns, workers attempt to restore cooling systems; US NRC offers mixed signals... Fukushima on edge; Japan's wind farms to the rescue; New US nuke reviews; PLUS: Oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
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Storm May Mostly Spare Central NM
ABQ Journal (subscription)
Conspiring to create the potentially dangerous weather conditions was an area of low pressure coming from the US Mexico border, drawing moisture from the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean, combined with strong blasts of cold air funneling along ...
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More Seizures, Arrests Don't Curb Flow Of Drugs From Mexico
KPBS
By Ruxandra Guidi Above: Federal law enforcement agents prepare to show the public drugs seized from a border tunnel between Tijuana and San Diego. It was one of the biggest seizures of marijuana in 2011. And since 2008, a growing number of Mexican ...
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KPBS
AP Enterprise: Russia Oil Spills Wreak Devastation
NPR
Oil spills in Russia are less dramatic than disasters in the Gulf of Mexico or the North Sea, more the result of a drip-drip of leaked crude than a sudden explosion. But they're more numerous than in any other oil-producing nation including ...
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Crime sends chills through retiree oasis in Mexico
Kansas City Star
Pursuing the Dream of Retiring and Living in Mexico." "I have a huge house up on the mountain," said Kim Everest, a Canadian who runs Number Four, a restaurant that employs 27 Mexican workers. "I pay $500 a year in taxes. I'd be willing to pay $1000. ...
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Dallas Morning News: Is anyone really buying Holder's excuses on Fast & Furious?
Hot Air
Hundreds of guns disappeared and now are turning up at crime scenes on both sides of the border. Holder last week had another bob-and-weave session with a congressional committee, managing to reveal as little as possible. However, he did let us know ...
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Topnotch 'Fright Night,' 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
VillageSoup Belfast (blog)
The second film, “Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses,” has the band living in Mexico, having had a top-ten hit but now fallen on hard times. They head north to rejoin their manager Vladimir (played by Matti Pellonpaa) for a gig in Coney Island, they learn he ...
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VillageSoup Belfast (blog)
WWE's Sin Cara and the 25 Most Ridiculously Bad Flameouts in History
Bleacher Report
As a much-hyped iconic prospect out of Mexico, wrestling superstar Mistico was brought in to the WWE as one of the highly touted first acquisitions of WWE's new talent division headed up by Triple H. Rebranded Sin Cara at a press conference that ...
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Bleacher Report
Case to watch: Stein v. Bank of America Corp
Lexology (registration)
Stein is a class action suit brought against Bank of America Corporation and several of its domestic and foreign subsidiaries, including those in India, the Philippines, Costa Rica and Mexico. The plaintiffs allege that, by transferring customer data ...
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