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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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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Texas / Mexico Border News - 12.1.2011

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Former Mexico President Fox blames US for drug war
WFAA
Violence along the international border — especially in Mexican cities that border Texas like Juarez, Piedras Negras, and Nuevo Laredo — has increased in the the last 24-months with beheadings, kidnappings, and even car bombs detonated as drug ...
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Wild burros wreak havoc on Texas ecology
USA Today
The burros — furry, feral cousins to the domesticated donkey — have been crossing over the border from Mexico and into Big Bend Ranch State Park in southwest Texas for years, Good says. Aggressive and territorial, they commandeer watering holes and ...
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USA Today
Spillover Border Violence: Fact or Fiction?
Heritage.org (blog)
Last night, NBC Nightly News continued its series “Mexico: The War Next Door.” In its latest segment, NBC highlighted the much discussed and debated issue of cross-border violence and drug trafficking in Texas. Flying overhead in helicopters with ...
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A Teenager's Suicide Spurs DREAM Activists
Texas Tribune
High on their priority lists is recruiting activists willing to traverse the Texas-Mexico border in areas like Luna's hometown of Mission, where they believe outreach and discussion about opportunities for immigrants is lacking. ...
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Texas president tries to make peace with Mexico
Hays Free Press
The Mexicans seemed dead-set on retaking the liberated province and punishing the San Jacinto victors. But inside information from south of the border caused Lamar to change his mind. According to well-informed friends, the former rulers of Texas were ...
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Most elaborate, sophisticated drug tunnel found
KYTX
It's being called the most elaborate and sophisticated drug tunnel ever discovered along the US-Mexico border; a 600 yard passageway, linking warehouses in Tijuana and San Diego. "It goes all the way back to TJ," San Diego Special Agent Derek Benner ...
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Smuggler in immigrant deaths case gets 30 years
Austin American-Statesman
The Associated Press MCALLEN, Texas — A Mexican man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for his role in the 2004 drowning of nine Central American immigrants. The nine died when the vehicle in which they were being smuggled plunged into a ...
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Arizona sheriff: Perry a tough hombre on border security
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
He praised Perry's commitment of $400 million in resources including deploying Texas Rangers, Department of Public Safety and National Guard troops along the Texas-Mexico border to stop trafficking in people, drugs and weapons. ...
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Texas Online Radio: Texas / Mexico Border News - 11.30.2011
Stephen Morton/Associated Press By Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples Associated Press Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who opposes a Mexico border fence, ...
www.texasonlineradio.com/.../texas-mexico-border-news-113...
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Major US-Mexico border tunnel highlights seasonal trend in increasingly ...
Washington Post
For three years, authorities have found sophisticated tunnels on the US-Mexico border shortly before the winter holidays in what officials speculate is an attempt by drug smugglers to take advantage of Mexico's fall marijuana harvest. ...
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Mexican Smugglers Exploit the Corrupt Reputation of US Border Officers
Phoenix New Times
Michael Angelo Atondo's US Border Patrol truck is backed up to the Arizona-Mexico border near an opening in the fence. The three men with him stand on the south side of the border next to a pair of Jeep Cherokees also parked close to the gap. ...
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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox encourages DFW youths to become leaders
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Diane Smith FORT WORTH -- Struggling economies, drug violence along the US-Mexico border and immigration are great challenges vexing today's global leaders, and young people must step from the sidelines to become pioneers with solutions, ...
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Fort Worth Star Telegram
32 tons of pot seized in U.S.-Mexico tunnel
San Francisco Chronicle
The latest secret passage - equipped with a hydraulic lift, electric rail cars, wooden staircase and end-to-end wood floors - was discovered Tuesday on the US-Mexico border. For three years, authorities have found the most sophisticated tunnels shortly ...
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Latest drug tunnel, pot seizures may reflect rise of Sinaloa cartel
Los Angeles Times
Investigators discovered the tunnel Tuesday inside a produce warehouse a few blocks north of the US-Mexico border. The building had been under surveillance since May, and agents were able to obtain a search warrant after observing a tractor-trailer ...
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Los Angeles Times
Mexican killings move away from border
UPI.com
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The struggle between the Sinaloa cartel and the Zetas has brought violence to central Mexico while homicides are down along the US border, officials say. In Ciudad Juarez, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, ...
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Marines show US institutions to Afghan officials
The Associated Press
The Marine Corps said the other days will include a visit to a checkpoint manned by the US Border Patrol. Along Afghanistan's long border with Pakistan, officials face drug smuggling and illegal crossers just as the United States does with Mexico, ...
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Mexico's crude output stabilizing: analyst
MarketWatch
Mexican Energy Minister Jordy Herrera said Tuesday that there is great gas potential in Mexico, and that negotiations are going forward with the US on cross-border hydrocarbons deposits--those which cross the border and could be potentially accessed on ...
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Coyotes use Cell phones to guide illegal's across the Border
KSWT-TV
30 - With technology evolving, the use of cell phones has become a clever way for migrant traffickers or coyotes to guide illegal immigrants across the US Mexico border. Rick Sandoval the Assistant Special Agent in charge of Homeland Security ...
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Tons of Marijuana Found In San Diego, Mexico Drug Tunnels
Huffington Post
Authorities say central Mexico's marijuana harvest in early October presents drug cartels with a familiar challenge for any farmer: how to quickly get products to consumers. "It's a significant amount of inventory that the cartels need to move and they ...
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Drug wars: This isn't your mother's cartel
Police News
The cartels were famously ruthless, and it took many years and too much bloodshed for them to be dismantled in the late 1980s, but dismantled they were. Nearly three decades later, the modern-day Mexican drug cartels pose one of the biggest threats to ...
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'River of iron': Guns flow from US to Mexico
Monsters and Critics.com
The AK-47 assault rifle that fired the lethal round was sold to a Mexican drug cartel with the help of the US government, in a disastrous scheme that US Attorney General Eric Holder has sworn 'must never happen again.' When the US Bureau of Alcohol, ...
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Honduras Deploys Army to Fight Drug Gangs
Antiwar.com
The tiny country has become a hub of the drug trade and of Mexican drug gangs seeking haven from the militarized response to the drug war from President Calderon. Violence has thus spiked in Honduras, with 82 murders per 100000 people last year ...
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Gangs learning to infiltrate cops
Chicago Sun-Times
It is alarming enough that two Chicago cops are accused of taking orders from the Latin Kings, but even more worrisome is that the notorious gang-bangers might be pursuing the same general strategy the Mexican drug cartels have found to be so effective ...
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Gunmen kill 6 young men in northern Mexico
Fox News
Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, known as "El Lazca," deserted from the Mexican army in 1999 and formed Los Zetas with three other soldiers, all members of an elite special operations unit, becoming the armed wing of the Gulf drug cartel. ...
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Banks fuel cartel-money problem
The Seattle Times
Gregoire for trying to address the corrupt Endless War on Drugs. It has... (December 1, 2011, by Samuel Webster) Read more MEXICO CITY — Money launderers for ruthless Mexican drug gangs long have had a formidable ally: international banks. ...
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Two Mexican drug traffickers sentenced to prison
The Mercury
The defendants were arrested with five others Oct. 8, 2010 in the drug sting Montgomery County investigators dubbed “Operation Kingpin of Prussia”€that had direct links to the La Familia Mexican drug cartel. The summer before, detectives from the ...
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Honduras Calls Out the Army to Fight Drug Cartels
Drug War Chronicle
About 20 people a day are murdered in Honduras, and most accounts blame most of the killings on drug cartels smuggling cocaine from South America. Under pressure in their home country, the Mexican cartels have expanded operations throughout Central ...
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Blogs 1 new result for mexican drug cartels
Mexico unearths 600-meter border drug tunnel | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) service trumpeted the find as a major victory over Mexican drug cartels responsible for vast trafficking across the border into the United States. The San Diego Tunnel Task Force, on the US ...
The Raw Story

Web 1 new result for mexican drug cartels
Book Review: Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars ...
The monograph titled Cartel: The coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars details a thorough analysis of the drug violence in Mexico and explains the ...
smallwarsjournal.com/.../book-review-cartel-the-coming-invas...

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