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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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Friday, December 02, 2011

Texas / Mexico Border News - 12.2.2011

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Border Patrol seizes 9 tons of marijuana in 6 days
KSAT San Antonio
... Texas, agents attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle that was traveling away from the river. According to the release, the smuggler made an abrupt U-turn and drove back to the river, where he abandoned the vehicle and fled to Mexico leaving behind ...
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Immigrant schoolchildren traumatized by drug violence
Examiner.com
Schools along the US-Mexico border face many unique challenges not shared by schools elsewhere in the nation. In Texas, one of these problems is growing at an alarming rate, as schools along the Texas-Mexico border are being forced to find ways to ...
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Radiant Logistics Completes its Acquisition of Isla International in Laredo, Texas
Sacramento Bee
Jonathan and his team are the experts when it comes to cross-border transportation solutions with Mexico and we are excited for the opportunity to bring these capabilities forward for the benefit of our 100+ locations across North America and the end ...
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Test your Design IQ
Philippine Star
She was born in the Mexican border town of Agua Prieta and learned cooking from her mother Aida, who is also a cookbook author. She moved to the US in the late '70s and began cooking professionally in El Paso, Texas. “From my childhood on, ...
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11 illegal aliens detained in Nacogdoches County
KCEN-TV
"The individuals were believed to have traveled into Mexico from Guatemala, then through the interior of Mexico to the Texas/Mexican border where they were smuggled into Texas along with a larger group of illegal aliens." A group of 10 individuals were ...
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85-Year Old Woman Gets 2 1/2 Years For US-Mexico Smuggling Ring
Fox News
JUNE 10: A Mexican National lays out on the beach along the US and Mexico border wall June 10, 2007 in San Ysidro, California. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)2007 Getty Images The home of Felicitas Gurrola de Mason is seen Wednesday, Nov. ...
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6 Arrested After Discovery of U.S.-Mexico Border Drug Tunnel With Elevator ...
International Business Times
By Laura Matthews | December 2, 2011 10:42 AM EST Federal officials on Tuesday arrested six people and seized more than 32 tons of marijuana with a street value of $65 million following a six-month investigation into an elaborate US-Mexico border drug ...
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International Business Times
Gingrich fights back on immigration; signs pledge to build fence along Mexican ...
Missouri News Horizon
The estimated cost of building a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border is $49 billion, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The US-Mexico border covers 2000 miles, but Hipp said the focus is on the 854 miles along the nation's ...
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Mexican army dismantles gang's antennas, radios
The Associated Press
Elsewhere, soldiers confiscated more than a ton of marijuana hidden in a tractor trailer at one of the international bridges at Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas. The army arrested the driver. Also on Thursday, the US government ...
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Former Mexico President Fox blames US for drug war
KENS 5 TV
But in a one-on-one interview, Fox said the drug war along the US-Mexico border isn't his country's fault, but rather the United States' problem. "We don't deserve to be where we are. It's not even our problem," Fox said. "Mexico does not consume drugs ...
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High risks, low profiles for Mexican women drug mules
AFP
CULIACAN, Mexico — Drug traffickers showed up at Martha Lopez's home in Sinaloa state, at the heart of Mexico's drug industry, and said they knew she planned to visit her sick son in San Quintin, near the US border. A man held a gun to the head of the ...
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AFP
Msg to WH: Border not secure
OneNewsNow
A Mexican citizen is in custody and has been charged for the crime, but his comrades escaped. Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), believes this incident should serve as proof that the US-Mexico border is ...
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OneNewsNow
2 rare jaguar sightings in southern Arizona excite conservationists, state ...
The Republic
19 in Cochise County, well north of the US-Mexico border, Game and Fish spokesman Mark Hart said Thursday. Mountain lion hunter Donnie Fenn called game officials, then took photographs of the 200-pound cat in a mesquite tree. During a Nov. ...
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Rival cartels take bloody drug war to the heart of the country
Vancouver Sun
Mexico's two most powerful criminal gangs are locked in a titanic battle for control of the country's heartland in a struggle that's redrawn Mexico's map of violence. Violence has dropped along the US border, with Ciudad Juárez, once considered the ...
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Republicans Want a Fence on the Border. Big Mistake.
Daily Beast
Republicans say we need a fence along the border to protect us from violent Mexican drug cartels. An experienced war reporter visits Laredo, Texas, and finds a city at peace. It's become such a frequently voiced note by the Republican candidates for ...
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Daily Beast
For 'Soldiers' in Mexico's Drug War, 'More Murders Than They Can Count'
PBS NewsHour
HARI SREENIVASAN: The death toll keeps mounting in Mexico's drug war, now more than 45000 dead since President Felipe Calderon committed the army and federal police to combating the drug gangs five years ago. Ioan Grillo has been covering the drug war ...
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Too fast, too furious
Observer Online
Here's an idea: let's arm known weapons traffickers in the hopes of tracing the weapons back to Mexican drug cartels. Sounds absurd, right? Not according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) and the Department of ...
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Firearm laws not to blame for Mexico's crime
Pickens Sentinel
The crime situation in Mexico is a result of an extremely corruption and week government and efficient and ruthless drug cartels, not our firearms laws. The Brady Center says 90% of guns the Mexican drug lords get are traceable to US This is a lie. ...
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Week's Top Articles on Mexico, Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2011
NL-Aid
18 for every 100000 Mexicans…. The recession devastated the Puerto Rican economy. … employment there contracted at a rate three times higher than that of the United States overall …. This … coincided with crackdowns on drug cartels by the Mexican ...
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