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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Texas and Mexico Border News - 12.27.2011

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Drug cartels build their own radio systems in Mexico
Daily Herald
The Gulf cartel boss in each drug-smuggling territory, or plaza, ... a group that analyzes and investigates organized crime in Latin America. ...

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Los Zetas Cartel Establish Private, Nation-Wide Radio Station at Pat ...
By Toro520
MEXICO CITY — When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming. The alert goes out from ... Other Mexican criminal organizations maintain similar radio networks, including the Sinaloa cartel, based in the Pacific coast state of the same name, and the Barrios Azteca street gang, which operates in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, a U.S. law-enforcement official said. The Zetas' system is ...
Pat Dollard

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'Tweety Bird' pleads not guilty in drug cartel-related murder | Dallas ...
Los Zetas is one of the most powerful drug cartels in Mexico. It has an assassination unit, among other things, and a ma.
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Mexico's cartels build own radio system
News24
Certainly, cartel radio equipment is a near-ubiquitous presence for Mexicans living along the front lines of the drug war. In the state of Tamaulipas, across the border from eastern Texas, many antennas are concealed in the foliage of the rockrose, ...
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Sinaloa Drug Cartel Lieutenant Captured: Is Mexico's Most Wanted Man Next?
International Business Times
Cabrera, also known as El Inge (the Engineer), ran the cartel's operations in the state of Durango and part of the border state of Chihuahua. He was arrested in the Sinaloa state on Friday and paraded in front of the media on Monday. ...
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SEC Charges Securities Trader with Cross-Border Fraudulent Interpositioning Scheme
NewDesignWorld (press release)
Rodriguez, who resided in Coronado, Calif., at the time and currently lives in Mexico, agreed to pay $1 million to settle the SEC's charges. The SEC also charged his former firm Investment Placement Group (IPG) and its CEO with failing to properly ...
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Minimum Wage To Rise in Mexico
Albuquerque Journal (subscription)
Mexico is divided into three zones for purposes of the minimum wage, with the highest being paid in the northern border states, the paper reported. The new daily wages in the other regions are $4.20 a day in central Mexico and $4.10 a day in the ...
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Texas Man Caught At Border Charged In Deadly Stabbing
KWTX
PHARR (December 27, 2011)—Carlos Reyes, 30, of Pharr, who was detained as he tried to cross a bridge into Mexico, is charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 47-year-old woman whom firefighters found after responding last Thursday to a blaze at ...
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Uganda: When Mexico Meets Texas in Kampala
AllAfrica.com
To get a better understanding of this cuisine, one should bear in mind that Texas shares a border with Mexico and was until around 1836 part and parcel of Mexico. The fact that the Spanish conquered this area between the 16th and 17th centuries and ...
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Giant Alien Prawn Invasion Threatens Texan Coast
Fox News
The Texas Sea Grant program at Texas A&M University reports three tiger prawns have been found in Aransas Bay north of Corpus Christi, one in Sabine Lake at the Louisiana border, and one in the Gulf of Mexico 70 miles off the Freeport coast. ...
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Fox News
Shadow Wolves: the world's best hunters of humans
Sydney Morning Herald
In the seemingly endless desert wasteland of the Arizona-Mexico border, amid high cacti and thorny mesquite trees, an eagle-eyed Native American scout has found what he is looking for. A freshly dislodged leaf from a Creosote bush is his first sign, ...
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What Ron Paul Believes: USA, Canada, And Mexico Will Merge
TPM
“I'm trying to secure the southern border, so the idea that somehow or another that we're going to create this big, tri-lateral connection between Canadians, the United States…we're pretty independent in Texas,” he said. Paul teamed up with other ...
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Historic NM dam to offer tours for 1 day after decade-long closure
Washington Post
7 for one day only, the public can again tour the nearly century-old dam, which has played a key role in water politics and disputes among Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ubmNmP) that the tour is ...
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Sheriff Arpaio heads to Iowa for Perry campaign
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
He hasn't commented on Perry's stance, but he says he does disagree with Perry's take on a border fence. Arpaio has supported a plan to line the Arizona-Mexico border with a fence. Perry doesn't believe a fence is the answer. ...
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ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
Rick Perry paints rivals as 'insiders'
DesMoinesRegister.com
Not surprisingly, Perry emphasized his efforts to secure the Texas border with Mexico in his remarks. He also took a broad swipe at some of his opponents, without mentioning any names. “Look, I've got all of the respect in the world for the ...
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Best of 2011: Dempsey the top American Export
Major League Soccer
The Texas tornado opened the month with a late winner to beat Liverpool, closed it with an equalizer at Chelsea and added another pair in between to end 2011 with 16 Cottagers goals – the highest calendar year total for a European club from a capped US ...
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Major League Soccer

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UNMANNED Border Crossings with Mexico? TAKE ACTION >> Four ...
P.S. Rick Perry, the governor of the largest border State of Texas, with thousands of miles bordering Mexico, had this to say about Obama's plans to reduce the ...
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Drug cartels build their own radio systems in Mexico - Daily Herald
San Francisco Luxury News
“They're doing what any sensible military unit would do,” said Robert Killebrew, a retired US Army colonel who has studied the Mexican drug cartels for the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank. “They're branching out into as many ...
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Mexico drugs breakthrough: key lieutenant held
euronews
http://www.euronews.net/ Mexican authorities have arrested the suspected lieutenant of a powerful regional drug cartel. Felipe Cabrera was paraded in front of the media following his capture in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. ...
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Mexico rehab clinic food poisoning kills five
BBC News
Mexico's rival drugs cartels are embroiled in a vicious turf war over the domestic drugs markets and control of highly lucrative smuggling routes into the US. Dozens of people have been killed at rehab clinics in the past few years in what officials ...
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BBC News
Growing poverty looms for next Mexican president
Reuters
* Mexico fails to emulate Brazil in battling poverty * Rampant poverty has helped fill ranks of drug gangs * Proposals from presidential candidates hard to achieve By Rachel Uranga MEXICO CITY, Dec 27 (Reuters) - When President Felipe Calderon came to ...
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Mexico seizes drug lord's security 'engineer'
Al Jazeera
The Mexican army says it has dealt a significant blow to a powerful drug cartel, with the arrest of one of the cartel leader's security chiefs, as the latest outbreak of violence between warring groups has left at least 13 people dead. ...
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Mexico: drug cartel's security chief captured
GlobalPost
The suspect was not identified by name, but officials say he works as the head of security for one of Mexico's top drug lord and world's most wanted men, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, The New York Times reported. Mexican authorities say the man arrested ...
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Drug cartels set up sophisticated radio systems
Bizjournals.com
Mexican drug cartels have established some sophisticated communications systems as they try to get contraband from their home bases into the US. That also involves intercepting communications from Mexican police and military. ...
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Mexican artists use border wall to make statement about immigration policy ...
The Republic
A group of Mexican artists are making a statement about border issues with murals they painted on the US-Mexico border wall. The group of artists, known as Arte Publico (AHR'-tay POO'-blee-coh), painted murals on more than 100 yards of the border ...
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Special Report: Federal forces sully Mexico's war on drugs
Reuters
US and Mexican officials say the battle in Ciudad Juarez pits the Sinaloa cartel, run by Mexico's most wanted man, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, against the Juarez cartel, with deep ties along Mexico's northern border. But the Vazquez family's nightmare ...
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US to fly high-tech surveillance craft along border
El Paso Inc.
The UH-72 Lakota helicopter, equipped with sensors that enable the crew to see six miles ahead, will be used for surveillance operations by Air National Guard units along the US-Mexico border. WASHINGTON - Sophisticated surveillance aircraft will be ...
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Insight: Violence creeping into Mexican capital
Reuters
"Mexico City is not only the home of all the country's major institutions, it is an image that is constantly in everyone's minds." The capital, to be sure, remains one of the safest parts of the nation. Ciudad Juarez on the US border was last year the ...
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Mexico's cartels communicate with high-end radios
San Francisco Chronicle
Current and former US law enforcement officials say the equipment, ranging from professional-grade towers to handheld radios, was part of a single network that until recently extended from the US border down eastern Mexico's Gulf Coast and into ...
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Customs and Border Protection Report: Los Ebanos Ferry
KGBT-TV
Welcome to the Los Ebanos crossing featuring the only remaining hand-pulled ferry on the US-Mexico border. Although this official crossing looks entirely different than those in Hidalgo or Brownsville officers conduct the same type of operations as in ...
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Mexico extradites suspect in US consulate slaying
Sacramento Bee
AP MEXICO CITY -- Mexico says it has extradited another suspect in the 2010 killing of a US consulate employee, her husband and another man to the United States. Suspect Joel Abraham Caudillo faces charges of racketeering, drug trafficking, ...
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Cleburne boy, 10, saw his mom and sister fatally shot on bus in Mexico
Fort Worth Star Telegram
When she arrived at US immigration offices on the Texas-Mexico border, she rushed to hug her niece and nephew, she said. "When I saw little Michael ... we were just running to him. I said, 'Michael, Michael, Michael!'" she said. ...
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Fort Worth Star Telegram
Alleged Murderer of US Immigration Agent Extradited from Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
... the Drug Enforcement Administration; US Customs and Border Protection; US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; and the US Marshals Service. The investigation was also coordinated with the assistance of the Government of Mexico. ...
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Latin American Herald Tribune
America Trades Produce Conference Coming To Arizona In March
PerishableNews (press release)
by America Trades Produce Conference NOGALES, AZ—From analyzing the essential steps to creating a 21st century US/Mexico border to surviving the food safety tsunami to touring the shiny new Mariposa port-of-entry, the second annual America Trades ...
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Arrests at border continue to decline
Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES - More agents than ever before, better technology and the presence of the border fence were behind a continued decline in illegal immigrant arrests along the New Mexico border, the US Border Patrol announced recently. ...
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Winterhaven area pot bust
KSWT-TV
Winterhaven, CA -- A suspect trying to smuggle drugs across the US Mexico border with a homemade sand rail has been arrested by Mexican police along the Winterhaven/Algodones border. Authorities identify the suspect as 25 year old Jose Lorenzo Gonzalez ...
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International news in brief
STLtoday.com
Caudillo is alleged to be a member of the Barrio Azteca gang, which allegedly killed consular employee Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton and her husband in the border city of Ciudad Juarez. Top cartel leader arrested • Mexican authorities said Monday that ...
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Stories missed this year may be hits in 2012
Hamilton Spectator
While the drug violence near Mexico's northern border has become a major political issue in the United States, less noticed has been the disastrous effect the conflict is having on countries to the south. Drug mafias such as the Sinaloa and Zetas ...
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Elephant Butte Reservoir: Century-old dam will open to public for first time ...
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
The nearly century-old dam has played a key role in the water politics and disputes among three states and Mexico. It was part of the first major project built by a fledgling US Bureau of Reclamation in the early 1900s to control flooding, ...
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Grim toll as cocaine trade expands in Honduras
Washington Post
That troubled city on the US-Mexico border and San Pedro Sula share more than a reputation for low-wage assembly plants and fratricidal violence. They are at opposite ends of the billion-dollar smuggling chain that extends from the north coast of ...
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